Julia Lord

Julia Lord
Julia Lord Board Member Julia A. Lord (formerly Elhauge) became an advocate for children with special needs when the youngest of her three children was diagnosed with autism. In 2004, she co-founded the Network of Newton Autism Parents (NoNAP) so that parents of kids with ASD inRead more

Leo Rotman

Leo Rotman
Leo Rotman Board Member Leo Rotman, CFP, is the founder of River Financial Group, LLC and specializes in working with families that have children with disabilities. He lives in Sudbury, MA with his two boys- Jakob and Noah, one of whom has autism. He is the founder ofRead more

Regina Robison

Regina Robison
Regina Robison Board Member Regina Robinson is the Dean of Student Affairs at Cambridge College where she delivers a comprehensive program of educational and support services to a thriving population of adult learners. As an experienced leader of student effectiveness and support for two decades, she was aRead more

Teresita Ramos

Teresita Ramos
Teresita Ramos Board Member Teresita Ramos, Esquire, is an attorney at the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute specializing in civil rights, language access, and education. She has served on the Wellesley School Committee, is the Co-Chair of the MA Department of Education’s Special Education Advisory Committee, and was appointedRead more

Joseph Petner

Joseph Petner
Joseph Petner Board Member Joseph Petner, Ph.D., retired principal of the Haggerty School in Cambridge, has worked in public education for 40 years. During his tenure at the Haggerty he was involved in building a new school facility and the development of a whole-school model of inclusion. JoeRead more

Jaya Pandey

Jaya Pandey
Jaya Pandey Board Member Jaya Pandey is a parent and a community builder. She lives in Franklin MA with her husband(Ashish) and two sons (Ajey and Anand) . Her younger son has Autism. She has a masters in Chemistry and has worked as a high school teacher inRead more

Kate McKinley

Kate McKinley
Kate McKinley Board Member Kate Sandman McKinley, Esq., is the General Counsel for State Street Global Advisors, the asset management arm of State Street Corporation. Kate is passionate about helping to ensure children with special needs receive the accommodations and services needed to maximize their educational opportunities, includingRead more

Melanie Jarboe

Melanie Jarboe
Melanie Jarboe Board Member Melanie Jarboe, M.S., Esquire, is a partner at Kotin, Crabtree & Strong in Boston. She concentrates her practice in special education and disability rights. She is a former elementary school teacher and Special Education Surrogate Parent.Read more

Craig Andrade

Craig Andrade
Craig Andrade Board Member Craig Andrade, RN, DrPH is Associate Dean of Practice and Director of the Activist Lab at Boston University’s School of Public Health (SPH) where he is serves to catalyze and encourage SPH’s public health practice portfolio locally and globally among faculty, staff, students, alumni,Read more

Nicole Baumer

Nicole Baumer
Nicole Baumer, MD, M.Ed. Nicole Baumer, MD, M.Ed., is a child neurologist and pediatrician, specializing in the care of children with complex neurodevelopmental disabilities. She works in the Neurology department / Autism Spectrum Center and the Developmental Medicine Center at Boston Children’s Hospital, and is Co-Director of the Boston Children’sRead more