The Children’s League membership draws over 70 organizations, agencies, and individuals from around Massachusetts together as a unified front for public policy advocacy.  Our membership reaches all corners of the state, working together to improve the well-being of children and their families.

CLM Board of Directors:
All organizations which make up the Board of Directors pay dues according to a membership scale and are granted the right to vote on Children’s League business.


Bay State Community Services, Daurice Cox, President & CEO (Quincy, MA)

Berkshire Children and Families, Colleen White Holmes, President & CEO (Pittsfield, MA)

Boys Town New England, Jon Jelly, Executive Director (Portsmouth, RI)

Brandon Residential Treatment Center, Inc., Rachel Berry, CEO (Natick, MA)

Bridge of Central Massachusetts, Ken Bates, President & CEO (Worcester, MA)

Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Inc., Elisabeth Jackson, Executive Director (Boston, MA)

Cambridge Family and Children’s Service, Bob Gittens, Executive Director (Cambridge, MA)

Center for Human Development, James Goodwin, President & CEO (Springfield, MA)

Centerboard, Heather Hildebrand, CEO (Lynn, MA)

Child and Family Services, Inc., Anne Sampaio, Executive Director (New Bedford, MA)

Children’s Services of Roxbury, Sandra McCroom, President & CEO (Boston, MA)

Children’s Study Home, Leslie Fisher-Katz, Executive Director (Springfield, MA)

Clinical and Support Options, Karin Jeffers, President and CEO (Northampton, MA)

Communities for People, Craig Jordon, President (Boston, MA)

Community Action, Claire Higgins, Executive Director (Greenfield, MA)

COMPASS, John Lydon, Executive Director (Dorchester, MA)

Cotting School, David Manzo, President & Executive Director (Lexington, MA)

Devereux, Kerry Ann Goldsmith, Executive Director (Rutland, MA)

Doc Wayne Youth Services, David Cohen, Executive Director (Boston, MA)

Doctor Franklin Perkins School, Michael Ames, CEO (Lancaster, MA)

Fall River Deaconess Home, John Golden, Executive Director (Fall River, MA)

Family Continuity, Barbara Wilson, CEO (

Family Nurturing Center of Massachusetts, Matthew LiPuma, Executive Director (Dorchester, MA)

Family Services of the Merrimack Valley, Elizabeth Sweeney, Executive Director (Lawrence, MA)

Friends of Children, Jane Lyons, Executive Director (Hadley, MA)

Gandara Mental Health Center, Inc., Henry Julio East-Trou, Executive Director (West Springfield, MA)

The Guild for Human Services, Amy Sousa, CEO (Concord, MA)

The Home for Little Wanderers, Lesli Suggs, President (Boston, MA)

HopeWell, Inc., Shaheer Mustafa, President & CEO (Somerville, MA)

James F. Farr Academy, Michael Culhane, Executive Director (Cambridge, MA)

Justice Resource Institute, Andrew Pond, President (Needham, MA)

Kennedy-Donovan Center, N. Paul Tonthat, CEO (Foxboro, MA)

The KEY Program, William Lyttle, President (Framingham, MA)

Latham Centers, Inc., Anne McManus, Executive Director (Orleans, MA) 

LUK, Inc., Beth Barto, CEO (Fitchburg, MA) 

Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE), Lisa Funaro, Executive Director (Newton, MA)

Massachusetts Law Reform Institute (MLRI), Susan Elsen, Child Welfare Advocate, (Boston, MA)

Massachusetts MENTOR,  Stephanie Judy, Executive Director (Dedham, MA)

Massachusetts Organization for Educational Collaboratives, Joanne Haley Sullivan, Executive Director (Walpole, MA)

Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Mary McGeown, Executive Director (Boston, MA)

More Than Words, Jodi Rosenbaum, Founder & Executive Director (Waltham, MA)

NFI Massachusetts, Steven Hahn, Executive Director (Danvers, MA)

North Suffolk Mental Health Association, Inc., Jackie Moore, CEO (Chelsea, MA)

Old Colony YMCA, Vincent Marturano, President (Brockton, MA)

Parenting Journey,  Imari Paris Jeffries, Executive Director (Somerville, MA)

Parents Helping Parents, Aisha Saunders-Jackson, Executive Director (Watertown, MA)

Plummer Youth Promise, James Lister, Executive Director (Salem, MA)

PPAL, Lisa Lambert, Executive Director (Boston, MA)

Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps., Edward P. Kelly, Chief Executive Officer (Boston, MA)

Roxbury Youthworks, Inc., Mia Alvarado, Executive Director (Roxbury, MA) 

St. Ann’s Home, Inc., Joseph Cronin, President & CEO (Methuen, MA)

St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children, Deirdre Houtmeyers, President & CEO (Boston, MA)

St. Vincent’s Home, Jack Weldon, Executive Director (Fall River, MA)

Stetson School, Joseph Allred, Vice-President (Barre, MA) 

Stevens Treatment Programs, Ivy Medeiros, Executive Director (Swansea, MA) 

Treehouse Foundation, Judy Cockerton, CEO (Easthampton, MA)

Walden School of the Learning Center for Deaf Children, Karen Bishop, Director

Walker, Gene Takahashi, President & CEO (Needham, MA)

Wayside Youth and Family Support Network, Eric Masi, President & CEO (Framingham, MA) 

Y.O.U., Inc., Kristine Bostek, CEO (Worcester, MA)

Youth Villages, Inc., Matthew Stone, Executive Director – Massachusetts  (Woburn, MA)

CLM Members:
Members of the Children’s League may or may not pay dues according to a membership scale and do not have a vote on business matters of the organization.


Child Welfare League of America, Andrea Bartolo, Director Consultation

Citizens for Juvenile Justice, Sana Fadel, Interim Executive Director

Massachusetts Alliance for Families, Cheryl Haddad, Chair

Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, Thomas Weber, Commissioner

Massachusetts Health Council, David R. Martin, Executive Director

Massachusetts Office of the Child Advocate, Maria Mossaides, Child Advocate

NASW – MA, Carol Trust, Executive Director

Rise Above Foundation, Sarah Baldiga, Co-Founder & Executive Director

Individual Members:
Individual Members of the Children’s League of Massachusetts pay dues according to a membership scale and do not have a vote on business matters of the organization.

Bob Gass

Sophie Wadsworth

To learn more about becoming a member of CLM, visit the Join CLM page.