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Board of Trustees

GOVERNANCE

As a non-profit center, ITC is governed by a Board of Trustees comprised of parents, staff, community representatives and our Director.  The Board guides long rang plans, policies, and fiscal matters at the center as well as providing support and leadership in marketing, events, and community outreach. To learn more about becoming involved in the Board of Trustees or volunteering on a sub-committee, contact info@itcacton.org. 

2016-2017 BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

COMMUNITY MEMBERS
Peter Ashton, Treasurer, is a former ITC Board member and has served as Treasurer for many years. Peter holds a Master's in Business and Economics from Columbia University. After 30 years presiding over an economic and management consulting firm, Peter has semi-retired. He spends his time working on several book projects, consulting, and volunteering. Peter also serves on ChangeBetter, a non-profit organization, and the Indian Hill Music board. Peter's daughter, now in college, attended ITC as a child. 

Christin Magliozzi grew up in Groton, MA. She graduated from Keene State with a degree in Early Childhood Education and has had many wonderful experiences working with young children at summer camps and at a child development center in New Hampshire. Christin was a teacher at ITC from 2010-2015 when she left to care for her two young children. Christin enjoys continuing her connection to ITC and plans to return to ITC when her children are older. 

Miriam Smith is the proud parent of three ITC alumni. While her children were at ITC, Miriam served on the Board for six years. ITC played a fundamental and deeply significant role in her children's lives, and she gladly gives back to the place that helped provide a strong and steady start on the path towards the incredible young women they are becoming. Miriam holds a BA in Psychology from Bates College, an MA in Applied Child Development from Tufts University, and an ED form Clark University where she was an inaugural recipient of a Head Start Graduate Research Scholarship. In 1990, Miriam was part of the first American delegation of observers to preschools of Reggio Emilia, Italy. For many years, she worked at the Education Development Center in Newton developing tools and programs to support early childhood and elementary teachers, primarily in language and literacy. 

PARENTS

Meagan Caldwell, Vice Chair, has been a resident of Maynard since 2006 when she and her husband moved back from the Washington, DC area. Meagan's three children have all attended ITC. She received her BS from Merrimack College and is a certified public accountant (CPA). After being a full-time stay-at-home mother, she re-entered the workforce taking a Senior Manager of Technical Accounting position at Sunovion Pharmaceuticals. Prior to that, Meagan held positions at Raytheon, US Securities and Exchange Commission, Pricewaterhouse Coopers and several publicly held companies. 

Jennifer Campbell is the mother of two children at ITC. She holds a Master's in Science and currently works as the Senior Laboratory Technologist at Emerson Hospital’s Hematology Lab.  Jenn has been a resident of the Acton for over 10 years, and founded and coordinates the Acton-Boxborough Farmers Market. She serves on the Marketing and Fundraising Committees, and has helped plan the annual auction since 2015. 

Erika Dawes is Associate Professor of Language and Literacy at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA with specializations in children's literature and early literacy. She holds an Ed.D. in Curriculum and Teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University and an M.Ed. from Lesley University. She has worked in education for more than twenty years, serving in the roles of elementary teacher, reading specialist, and literacy supervisor. Erika's children include an ITC student and ITC alumni. 

Heather Fleming holds a PhD in Immunology from the University of Toronto. She conducts blood stem cell research at Harvard/MGH as founding Editor at a top-tier research journal in Kendall Square. Heather established an Undergrad Summer Research Program at Harvard Stem Cell Institute, serving three years on the Fan Advisory Council for Boston's professional indoor 'Blazers' lacrosse team, and as an active member of the Boxborough's Stow Road Concept Development Committee. Heather's children include an active ITC student and ITC alumni. 

Michael Healy lives in Acton with his two sons. Originally from the Bronx, Michael is a psychologist and psychoanalyst in private practice in Cambridge and Concord. He also teaches and supervises at the Boston Institute for Psychotherapy and the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis. 

Lydia Higgins is an Acton resident and has three children, two of which attend ITC. She left her job as a personal chef after having her first son and is currently a stay-at-home mother. She received her BA in Philosophy and English from Loyola University and her Certificate in Culinary Arts at Boston University. She hopes to finish her thesis for her MLA in Gastronomy at BU in the coming year. She joined the board in 2015 and has been a member of the fundraising committee. 

Jiles Robinson, Chair, is a Financial Advisor with Merrill Lynch in Burlington and has been with the firm since 2002. Working with a team of six, his focus lies in both analytics and relationship management. Previously, Jiles spent five years at Fidelity Investments. He holds a BA in Psychology from Boston University. His three daughters have all attended ITC. 

Joel Rothman joined the ITC community in September 2013 after the birth of his first child. Joel has been a member of the Board since 2014. He is an attorney in litigation at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky, and Popeo, PC, a large Boston-based law firm. Joel's practice encompasses advising individuals and businesses in a wide range of issues including litigation, commercial disputes, and employment matters. Before joining the firm, he clerked at the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Prior to joining the legal field, Joel had a successful career in human resources. Joel received his bachelor's degree from Wesleyan University in 1999 and his JD from Northeastern University School of Law in 2012. 

Brandi Shailer, Clerk, holds a Master's in English from Boston College. She currently manages the digital learning library for mobile technology at LinkedIn and has spent over ten years in educational publishing. Brandi has been a resident of the Acton/Boxborough area since 2008 and has two children at ITC. Brandi is active in the fundraising aspect of the Board, serving on the 2015, 2016, and 2017 auction committees.  

Rob Wilson is Senior Director of Business Analysis for Fresenius Medical Care where he develops operating budgets, strategic plans, and management reporting. Rob has 15 years of Operational Finance experience with a Bachelor's in Finance from the University of Connecticut and an MBA from Boston University. Rob's son is an ITC student. 

STAFF

Sarah Brown has been working at ITC since June 2012. She began as an intern after graduating from the University of Vermont with a BS in Early Childhood Special Education, with a focus on birth to age 3. When Sarah is not at ITC she enjoys camping, biking, and taking her dog on long hikes.

Val Dupell received her BS from Boston University. She worked at the BU Children's Center and holds a DEEC lead teacher qualification. Val lives in Worcester with her family and enjoys reading, kayaking, music, and watching the Red Sox. Val joined ITC in 1995. 

Cindy Heaney, Director, graduated from Framingham State College in 1984 with a BS in Elementary Education. After spending 22 years at ITC as teacher and program coordinator, Cindy returned to school and earned her MS in Child and Family Studies/Child Development from Wheelock College as part of her lifelong commitment to learning and learning environments. She has moved theory to practice by supporting her own and others' continued exploration of the major challenges facing early education and care settings today. Cindy has spent most of her life residing in Acton. She enjoys reading, music, art, and nature. She also enjoys biking and kayaking, and is an avid hiker. Cindy has spent over 30 years at ITC, assuming the role of Director in 2015.