National Advisory Board

Dolores Acevedo-Garcia, PhD

Samuel F. and Rose B. Gingold Professor of Human Development and Social Policy; Director, Institute for Child Youth and Family Policy (The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University) 

Charles Cuneo, MBA 

Former Director of Finance and Administration for The Conversation and current member of the Board of Trustees

Felton Earls, MD

Professor of Social Medicine, Emeritus, Research Professor of Human Behavior and Development (Harvard School of Public Health)


Lisa Fujie Parks

Associate Program Director, The Prevention Institute

Xavier Morales, PhD, MRP

Executive Director of the Praxis Project

Ines Palmarin, MA

Boston Federal Reserve Bank, Co-Founder of Boston Mother's Care

George Pitchford, JD

Shareholder, The Allen Law Group PC

Jeri Robinson

Chairperson of the Boston Public School Committee and Vice President of Early Childhood Initiatives at The Boston Children's Museum, Retired 

Benjamin Siegel, MD

Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine 

Sonja Spears, JD

Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer at Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, Retired Judge

Richard Sussman, PhD

Former Director of Early Childhood Investments at The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving 

Jessica Taubner, MPH

Director, Greater Boston Stie for the Family Independence Initiative (FII)

Josette Williams

Program Manager, Countdown to Kindergarten, Boston Public Schools, resident advocate and community leader 


Past Advisory Board Members

Tina Cheng, MD, MPH 

Professor of Pediatrics and Division Chief for the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine (Johns Hopkins Hospital)

Thomas Weisner, PhD

Professor of Anthropology at UCLA in the Department of Anthropology and the Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences; Director of the UCLA Center for Culture & Health

Dominique Graham, LICSW

Founder of, Entrepreneur, Author, Blogger, Consultant, Social Worker, and Homemaker

Betsy Mc Alister Groves, MSW, LICSW

Founder, Child Witness to Violence Project (Boston Medical Center) and The Child Advocacy Strand (Harvard University Graduate School of Education)