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The Friends of Medford Recreation meets once per month. Meetings typically take place at the Recreation Center or via Zoom and is open to the public. 

Our Board Members


Brett Hausler


Originally from Vermont, Brett has been working and volunteering in the nonprofit and public sectors throughout his life. Brett now serves as Director of Business Operations at BaMidbar, a national nonprofit working to ensure that Jewish youth and young adults have the confidence, skills, and community support to navigate life’s challenges and thrive in the face of adversity.

Brett holds a Master of Public Affairs degree from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He lives in Medford, MA with his wife, Sarah, and their dog, Buddy.


Kate Yenrick

Vice President

Kate Yenrick is a communications and nonprofit professional who has volunteered and worked in positive youth development for the last 12 years. She currently serves as the Director of Engagement and Communications for Girls on the Run Greater Boston, an afterschool program designed to empower girls through social and emotional development while creatively integrating movement. She has volunteered as a Girls on the Run coach in Medford for seven seasons.

Kate is a graduate of Boston University's College of Communication. She lives in the Hillside neighborhood and enjoys visiting many of the parks & playgrounds Medford has to offer. She can often be found running or walking along the Mystic River with her partner, Joe, daughter, Mia and rescue pup, Lovey.


Heather Boutet, esq


Heather’s passion for movement and desire for community involvement has led her to Friends of Medford Recreation where she is excited to help others gain access to Medford’s amazing recreational offerings.

Heather earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Suffolk University where she was a member of the university’s volleyball team. She also attended Suffolk University Law School and is now a Partner at the law firm of Parker Scheer LLP, practicing in the firm’s Tort Litigation Practice Group.

As an attorney, Heather is an active member of the Massachusetts legal and business communities. As part of the Suffolk University Pre-Law Program, she serves as a longtime mentor to undergraduate law and paralegal students who are interested in pursuing a career in law. Outside the office, Heather volunteers with Special Surfers in Maine, a non-profit organization that provides an opportunity for people with special needs to surf. She also continues to play volleyball, competing in tournaments across the U.S.

Heather lives in Medford with her husband, their two children and their two hairless cats.


Amanda O'Leary


Amanda has been a resident of Medford for the last nineteen years. With two school age children, she has been an active participant in the PTO community, as well as serving on the PTO boards. Her family enjoys Wright’s Pond and participates in a variety of activities offered through Medford Recreation Department, with her oldest currently being on staff as a lifeguard.. Amanda’s hope is that financial hardship will never be a barrier for Medford youth who want to take part in the activities that the Medford Recreation Department provides. 

Amanda earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Massachusetts Boston and her Master’s in Education from Fitchburg State University. She is currently a special educator in a nearby town, working with differently abled high school students as they transition from school to the adult world. She lives in West Medford with her husband Frank, tween daughter, teen son, as well as their cat, Lyra and dog, Nova.

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