Massachusetts Advisory Board

InterconnectED in Massachusetts is working to improve student learning outcomes by creating a statewide infrastructure to make effective integrated student support possible in communities across the Commonwealth. The following leaders from across the state serve on an InterconnectED Advisory Board, and membership continues to be strategically expanded:

Karley Ausiello

Senior Vice President, Community Impact

United Way of Massachusetts Bay and the Merrimack Valley

Other affiliations:

Children’s Trust Fund

Boston Opportunity Agenda

Thrive in 5

Rachelle Engler Bennett

Director, Office of Learning Supports and Early Learning

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Other affiliations:

Safe and Supportive Schools Commission

Designee:

Rebecca Shor, Office of District and School Turnaround

Joni Block

CFCE Coordinator

Brockton Public Schools

Other affiliations:

Massachusetts Board of Early Education and Care

National Association for the Education of Young Children

Work Sampling System

Wheelock College

Sharon Scott Chandler

Executive Vice President

Action for Boston Community Development

Other affiliations:

Massachusetts Head Start Association

Massachusetts Association of Early Education and Care

Dr. Elizabeth Childs

Child/Adolescent/Adult Psychiatrist

Other affiliations:

Carney Hospital, Dorchester, MA

National Institute of Mental Health Advisory Council

Massachusetts Psychiatric Society

Massachusetts Board of Early Education and Care

Brookline School Committee

Other past affiliations:

Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Mental Health

Dr. Eric Conti

Superintendent

Burlington Public Schools

Other affiliations:

Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents

Robert DeLeo

Speaker of the House

Massachusetts House of Representatives

Designee:

Michele Lisio, Senior Advisor

Dr. Chad d’Entremont

Executive Director

Rennie Center for Education Research and Policy

Other affiliations:

Massachusetts Institute for College and Career Readiness

Massachusetts Education Partnership

Kim Driscoll

Mayor

City of Salem

Jillayne Flanders

Executive Director

Massachusetts Elementary School Principals’ Association

Other past affiliations:

South Hadley Public Schools

National Association of Elementary School Principals

Benjamin Forman

Research Director

MassINC

Julia Freeland Fisher, J.D.

Director, Education Research

The Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation

Bob Gatewood

VP Software & Digital Health

Portal Instruments Inc.

Other past affiliations:

Ripple Analytics

Qlogix

Athenahealth

Latoya Gayle

Co-Founder

Phenomenal Moms

Other affiliations:

Boston Public Schools Parent Advisory Council

Boston Public Schools Special Education Advisory Council

Christie Getto Young, M.S.W., J.D.

Chief of Staff

Office of Senator Sal DiDomenico

Massachusetts Senate

Other past affiliations:

United Way Massachusetts Bay

Deva Hirsch

Executive Director

The Paul & Phyllis Fireman Charitable Foundation

Other affiliations:

YWCA LeadBoston 2016

Dr. David Jacobson

Senior Project Director

Education Development Center

Other affiliations:

Brandeis University

Joan Kagan, M.S.W.

President and CEO

Square One

Other affiliations:

Massachusetts Association of Early Education and Care

Elms College

Springfield College Social Work Advisory

Springfield Chamber of Commerce

Naeemah Kennedy

Co-Founder

Phenomenal Moms

Other affiliations:

Boston Public Schools

Ed Madaus

Executive Director

Guild of St. Agnes

Other affiliations:

Massachusetts Association of Early Education and Care

Dr. Chris Martes 

President & CEO

Strategies for Children

Other past affiliations:

Various public school districts

Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents

Linda M. Noonan

Executive Director

Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education

Other affiliations:

Rennie Center for Education Research and Policy

MassINC Gateway Cities Innovation Institute

Dual and Concurrent Enrollment Advisory Council

Public Education Nominating Council

MassEdCo

Alice Peisch

Representative

Massachusetts House of Representatives

House Chair, Joint Committee on Education 

Other past affiliations:

Wellesley School Committee

Dr. Sonia Correa Pope

Director

Holyoke Community Charter School

Dr. André Ravenelle

President

Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents 

Superintendent

Fitchburg Public Schools

Other affiliations:

Worcester County Superintendents Association

Health Coalition of Central Massachusetts

Massachusetts After School and Out of School Time Coordinating Council

Fitchburg State University Professional Development Center

FLACC Collaborative

Fitchburg Art Museum

Dr. Stacy L. Scott

President

Center for Understanding Equity

Other affiliations:

United Way Tri-County

Other past affiliations:

Framingham Public Schools

Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents

Harvard Medical School

Paul Toner

President

Teach Plus

Other affiliations:

Massachusetts Teachers Association

Education Commission of the States

Jim Vetter

Associate Director, Health and Technology

Education Development Center

Other affiliations:

Social-Emotional Learning Alliance for Massachusetts

Dr. Deborah Youngblood

Commissioner of Health and Human Services

City of Newton

Dr. Christopher Wisdo

President

Gnaritas

Dr. Jonathan Zaff

Executive Director, Center for Promise

Boston University School of Education