Donna Wheeler, Association Executive


Donna joined GMNBR in June of 2017.  Her role as Association Executive involves a variety of duties to include Board communications, representative for State and National requirements and staff liaison.  Donna lives is Bedford with her family.  She enjoys yoga, a good book, hiking and any activity that takes her outside. Contact Donna at


Susan Afflerbach, Director of Member Services

Susan joined GMNBR in July of 2004 and comes from a varied and extensive real estate background as a Real Estate Developer, Office Manager, Office Administrator and Salesperson. As a member of GMNBR's Staff, her key responsibilities, but not limited to, are all aspects of processing new members, monitoring GMNBR's data base as it relates to membership, financial billings and educational classes. Susan provides staff support to GMNBR's Membership/Orientation Committee. She has degrees in Accounting and Biology, lives in Hopkinton, and shares adventures with two sons and their families. Contact Susan at


Joan Baldessari, Bookkeeper

Joan is the former Executive Officer of GMNBR for 30 years.  She retired in 2013 but returned in 2016 part-time to assist with Bookkeeping and Financials.  She is part-time so that she can still enjoy all the perks of being retired and can spend time with her grandchildren, garden, and visit their condo in York, Maine.  Contact Joan at