Board of Directors

Board Officers

President
Katherine Read, Ed.M., M.P.P.M.
Volunteer

Treasurer
Dale Smith
Principal, DRS Consulting

Clerk
Ellie Pierce
Research Director, The Pluralism Project, Harvard Divinity School

Board Members At Large

Gary Alpert
Educational Specialist, Gateways

Debbie Berechman
Director, External Relations, Brandeis International Business School

Cara Coller

Sunitha Das

Debbie DeBotton
Food Allergy Educator and Advocate

Deborah Doktor

Jini Fairley
ADA Coordinator, City of Newton

Amy Fleischman, MD
Pediatric Endocrinologist; Associate Clinical Director, Division of Endocrinology; Director, Optimal Weight for Life (Obesity) program, Boston Children’s Hospital

Carolyn Keller
Founding Head of MetroWest Jewish Day School;
New England Region Director, American Society of the University of Haifa

Barbara Meltz

Eric Navales
Managing Director and Partner, L.E.K. Consulting

Pete Sperber, LICSW
School Social Worker, Jewish Community Day School of Greater Boston

Matt Yospin
Attorney, Law Office of Matthew P. Yospin

Deborah Marlino (leave of absence 2018-19)

Emerita

Carol Beard
Board President Emerita

Beth Mendel
Executive Director Emerita

Advisory Board

Nina Berk
Designer

Paula Bress
Teacher of the Visually Impaired, Boston Public Schools (retired)

Ellen Cohen-Kaplan, OTR/L, MAS, CPT
Registered Occupational Therapist

Barbara Day
Preschool Director and Teacher, EEC Preschool

Mary-Ellen Efferen, MEd
Education Specialist, Special Education Planning and Policy Unit,
MA Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education

Barbara Fain, JD, MPP
Executive Director, Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety and Medical Error Reduction

David Felton
Vice President, Senior Banking Officer, Rockland Trust

Kim Freedman
Chief Development Officer, Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology

Laurie Gershkowitz
Volunteer

Marcia E. Herrmann, MD
Pediatrician

Linda Hiller
Disability Rights Advocate

Carol Kanin
Finance Director, Niki Tsongas Committee

Alison Klein, Esq.
Attorney

Judy Levin-Charns

Mary Beth McIntyre
Principal, Win-Win Giving

Jenny Mckee-Heinstein, OTR/L
Registered Occupational Therapist

Fran Osten, MEd
Instructor Emerita, Lesley University, The Threshold Program

Mary Margaret Pappas
Consultant

Janet Porter, MS, MEd
Volunteer

Liz Richardson, MA-CCC, CPHQ
Speech/Language Pathologist

Rachelle Ross
Teacher

Sharon Sholkin
Special Educator, Wellesley Public Schools (retired)

Jan Spiro
Business Manager, Publishing/Communications

Matt Stafford
Assistant Director, Clinical Research Compliance, Boston Children’s Hospital

Jody Steiner, CI, CT, TC
Educational ASL/English Interpreter, EDCO Collaborative

Jennifer Stone, PhD
Psychologist

Tassy Warren
Deputy Director & Chief Program Officer, Center on the Developing Child

Mari Young
Kit Coordinator, Understanding Our Differences

JoAnne Zangrillo, MSW
Clinical Social Worker