Leadership Team

The leadership team of the Aaron Zenus Foundation is a dedicated group of special individuals who help manage and support our activities to assist those individuals and families with intellectual and developmental disabilities as they seek to achieve independence, community integration, social growth, and an enhanced quality of life.

Our Leaders and Board Members

Joe Zenus Sr.

Mr. Zenus is a Co-Founder of the Aaron Zenus Foundation. Mr. Zenus has been and remains a strong advocate for supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as is the mission of the Foundation.. For the past 20 years, Mr. Zenus has and continues to support the local Milford Area Special Olympics programs serving as a coach, volunteer, and chaperone .Mr. Zenus was also a Co-Founder of the Friends Of Milford Area Special Athletes (FOMASA) serving this non-profit as an Officer and Board Member from its’ inception in 2001 until 2019.

A graduate of Northeastern University, Mr. Zenus enjoyed over 40 years of employment serving the Healthcare industry as a supply chain professional, and held many key management positions throughout his career. 

Jennifer Walsh

I am the Co-founder of the Aaron Zenus Foundation and I have worked for the Town of Milford for over 25 years, as the Local Program Coordinator for the Milford Special Olympics and the Transition/Vocation Coordinator for Milford Public Schools. I am an educator/advocate who is passionate about inclusion for all and giving our individuals the tools they need to succeed and become amazing leaders in our community.   My goal is to increase opportunities and access in the area of social, recreational, and vocational programming for our individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families.

Joe Zenus Jr.

My name is Joseph Zenus Jr. and I am the father of Aaron for whom the Aaron Zenus Foundation is named after. I am married to my wonderful wife Danielle and also have another son Jaxon, who is currently 7 years old. I am a U.S. Airforce veteran and currently live in Milford, Massachusetts. Additionally, I am a Milford Special Olympic basketball coach for over 10 years and enjoy volunteering my time and giving back to my community. I also work as a supply chain senior manager for Astellas (a biotech company) in Westborough, Massachusetts. I am very thankful for the board members we have and being a part of this wonderful organization.

Jean Prickett

I was born and raised in Bay Shore, New York,  After graduating from SUNY Oneonta and living in 3 different states, my late husband Fred and I moved to Milford in 1979 where we raised 2 sons.  Our youngest son Brian was born with a rare genetic disorder, called Trisomy 9.  He is globally delayed and medically fragile.  For 43 years I have advocated for individuals with special needs.  I taught Inclusion Pre-K for Milford Public Schools for 25 years, served on various state and local committees, and coordinated a Multi-Sensory Ecumenical Church Service at the Milford United Methodist Church.  Currently I serve as a member of the DDS South Valley Citizens Advisory Board.  I look forward to continuing my journey advocating for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities through the Aaron Zenus Foundation.

David Brutsch

I was born and raised in Milford and a graduate of Milford High School and the University of Massachusetts Lowell,  I moved around after graduating and lived in a couple other towns in MA and spent a few years living in Arizona.  I found my way back to Milford in 2013 and have since been volunteering my time in local organizations like Parents for Music, MHS After Prom Committee and the Aaron Zenus Foundation.  I live in Milford with my wife Loriann, we have 3 boys and 2 dogs.


Laura Krovocheck

After 22 years as the Assistant Director of the Milford Community School Use Program, I am now now the HR and Benefits Coordinator for the Town of Milford.  I have seen first-hand the growth of the programs and opportunities created for this special population in our community and I’m proud to contribute to the AZF with a positive attitude, compassion and determination that can always be counted on.  Me and my children, Gianna and Sam, live in Milford.

Paul Tamagni

Being a lifelong Milford resident, I am always looking for ways to give back to the community that has been so good to me and my family.  While I am a member of several charitable organizations, I was excited to be asked to join the board of the Aaron Zenus Foundation.  This group of people has done so much to enrich the lives of so many that I did not hesitate to join the board when asked.  I am looking forward to what the foundation can do moving forward. As mentioned, I am a lifelong Milford resident, as well as my wife Amy and children Jake and Zack.  I am also fortunate to have my business, Tamagni Wealth Advisors, located on Main Street for over 15 years.

Ronnie Pagnini

I am the owner and property manager of Downtown Realty, LLC. Milford, MA, and have been been involved in property management and retail business in Downtown Milford for more than 40 years. My family owned and operated the Music Nook on Main Street from 1948 to 2006 and also the Video Connection and its satellite stores from 1983-1995. 

In addition to the retail stores, I pioneered a videography business in 1980 and was well known for videotaping local events including weddings, graduations and civic functions.

Downtown Milford has had special meaning to the Pagnini family, looking to make a positive change in the downtown area.  In 2017 I founded and am current chairman of “The Milford Downtown Revitalization Committee”.  

Supporting and advocating for people with disabilities is important to me because my son Jesse is also part of this community. Understanding the challenges that these young adults face on a daily basis provides motivation to help make a difference in their lives, making it a true honor for me to be part of the Aaron Zenus Foundation.


Susan Braza

My name is Susan Braza and I currently reside in Milford. I have been an active member of the Milford Community for the past 25 years. I currently work as a Registered Nurse at Milford Regional Medical Center. I enjoy being involved and I have spent time volunteering with many different organizations in town such as the Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, Milford Hopedale Youth Soccer, PTOs, Milford Boosters, and Milford After Prom. I am married to my wonderful husband, Paul Braza, and we have three children Melissa, Brianna, and Justin. For the past two years I have been volunteering with the Aaron Zenus Foundation and I am proud to be a part of this wonderful organization that supports a great cause.

Tim Walsh

I grew up in Milford, MA and now work as a science teacher at Milford High School. I have volunteered with the Special Olympics for as long as he can remember.  In my free time I work as a real estate agent, enjoying concerts and playing golf.  I currently reside in North Grafton, MA.