Board of Directors


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Board of Directors

 


Adam Hickey
President of IDA-MA

Adam Hickey is the Landmark School research coordinator and a Landmark Outreach consultant. Previously, Adam taught American literature in addition to his administrative role as an academic advisor. Adam is a graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Education where he studied language and literacy development. While studying at Harvard, he taught at the Maria L. Baldwin School in Cambridge as a reading specialist and explored the influence of early intervention on struggling readers at the elementary level. He also holds a master’s degree in education from Simmons College. Adam is a licensed reading specialist and moderate special needs educator.

 

Charlotte Lunde
Vice President

Charlotte Lunde, M.S. CCC-SLP, SLDI, is a licensed speech-language pathologist and literacy specialist working with over 15 years of clinical experience. Charlotte is a certified Structured Literacy Dyslexia Interventionist. She has been on the IDA-MA Board of Directors since 2012. Charlotte works at a school for the deaf & hard of hearing in Boston. Also, she has a private practice specializing in dyslexia in the greater Boston area. Charlotte has expertise in spoken and written language, dyslexia, aural rehabilitation, and English Language Learners. Her experiences include clinical work, consulting, and teaching at the graduate level.

 


Jodi Bertolino
Treasurer

Jodi Bertolino has worked in the LBLD field for the past 25 years. She joined the MABIDA board in 2016. She has a BA from St. Ambrose University and is currently the Controller at Landmark School in Prides Crossing, MA. She brings a financial insight and perspective to Board.

 

 


Kendra McCuine

Secretary

Kendra is an educational consultant with specialization in language and literacy, as well as the proud mother of a dyslexic student.  She currently provides in-depth evaluations of students’ academic strengths and challenges, aids in determining the appropriateness of current interventions, and assists families with short- and long-term educational planning for students with language-based learning disabilities.  She has worked with dyslexic students for over 15 years in public and private school language-based programs, Orton-Gillingham tutoring, and language-based program leadership.  Kendra has been a member of the IDA-MA board since 2019 and currently serves as Secretary.  


Angela Ayre
Member at Large

Angela Ayre is a licensed speech-language pathologist and trained literacy specialist with over 20 years of experience in a variety of settings, including community-based adult literacy programs, outpatient hospital clinics, and private clinics. She has expertise in connections between spoken and written language development, bilingualism/multilingualism, and the diagnosis and treatment of developmental language disorders, dyslexia, and challenges with written expression. At the MGH Institute of Health Professions, she is a clinical educator and mentors speech-language pathology graduate students. In private practice, she specializes in engaging school-age children, teens, and adults in building language, literacy, and executive function skills and strategies for increased success at school or work. She is excited to work with the IDA Massachusetts Branch to support learners, learners’ families, and education professionals in finding the information and resources needed for all learners to thrive as readers, writers, and communicators.

Joanna Christodoulou
Member at Large

Joanna Christodoulou, EdD, joined the board in 2010. She holds positions as Assistant Professor at the MGH Institute of Health Professions, Research Affiliate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Adjunct Lecturer on Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She received the 2014 Transforming Education Through Neuroscience Award from the Learning & the Brain Foundation and the International Mind, Brain, and Education Society. Her experiences include clinical work, teaching at undergraduate, graduate, and professional development levels, and research using cognitive neuroscience tools.

 


NazzaroPatricia Kelley-Nazzaro
Member at Large

Trish Nazzaro has dual teaching certification in Massachusetts as both a Speech Language Pathologist and Reading Specialist, and is member of the faculty at the MGH Institute of Health Professions. She joined the IDA Massachusetts Branch board in 2016. She has extensive experience both hospital and school settings working with clinical populations. 


McCarthyNicole McCarthy
Member at Large

Nicole McCarthy has been a board member since 2016.  She is responsible for responding to emails on the MABIDA website.  She currently works as a Researcher for the Boston Search Group Team Ventures, has a Masters of Science in Human Resources from Villanova University and worked for Accenture for 7 years in a variety of cross functional HR roles. She is currently launching the YES! program, a youth dyslexia advocacy group in Massachusetts in coordination with the Learning Ally organization.


Robin Fabiano

Member at Large

Robin Fabiano is the current Student Service administrator at Westwood High School. She began her career as an inclusion facilitator at the elementary level where she taught students with moderate to intensive special education needs. During her teaching career, Ms. Fabiano earned a second Masters in Assistive Technology from Simmons College and her administrative license. She held the position of Co-Director of Elementary Student Services with the Newton Public School for 6 years. Ms. Fabiano is also a strong advocate for diverse learners in the community. She held a board member position at the Charles River Center in Needham and works on the MA Down Syndrome Congress Education Task Force. Ms. Fabiano is an adjunct professor at the Lesley College Collaborative Program and is a co-host of the podcast: A Special Education Teacher, an Administrator and a Lawyer Walk into a Bar (all you ever wanted to know about special education).


Weddee Neufville Henry

Member at Large

Weddee Neufville Henry is a literacy specialist and special education teacher at Boston Day and Evening Academy, a Horace Mann Charter School, who has worked at every level of the school system toward a single goal: educational equity of opportunity for every student. Her experience spans almost 20 years in the public education sector. In this role, Weddee works with TNTP to assist the school with a multi-tiered system of support for ELA/literacy and expanded access to high-quality curricula. Weddee holds a MA of Education in Educational Leadership and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Communication Disorders from MGH Institute of Health Professions. She is certified in the Wilson Reading program.
 

 

Michelle Paster

Member at Large

 
Michelle Paster is the Founder and Executive Director of LearningWorks, Inc., a well-respected educational therapy and consulting practice in Newton, MA. Michelle works with clients across the US and internationally, supporting students of all ages – preK through adult – helping remediate growth areas such as reading, writing, math, organization, executive functioning, and successful study skills. She has consulted with numerous school systems, both public and independent. A certified special educator in Massachusetts with a master’s degree from Northwestern in Communication Science Disorders/Learning Disabilities, Michelle’s expertise has been sought by multiple news outlets – most recently for a series of education articles in US News. Michelle has been providing strategy instruction, parent consultation, and professional development for more than twenty-five years. Michelle has served in leadership roles at several charitable and non-profit organizations. Michelle and her husband live in suburban Boston, and are the proud parents of two daughters, both of whom are current college students.
 

Kimberly Rogers

Member at Large

Kimberly is a sixth-grade language-based teacher for the Hope Graham Program at Bancroft School and is a Fellow-in-Training through the Orton-Gillingham Academy. Kimberly brings experience as both a classroom teacher and an Orton-Gillingham practitioner. She is passionate about equity in literacy instruction and bringing structured literacy instruction to all classrooms. Kimberly holds Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Wheelock College and a Master of Education in Moderate Special Needs pre-K-8 through a collaborative program with The Carroll School and Lesley University. 

 

 

Patrick Archambault
 
Member at Large
 
Patrick J. Archambault, J.D., is an attorney whose primary practice is focused on corporate finance transactions. Mr. Archambault’s pro bono work includes representing students in special education matters and dyslexia advocacy. 
 
 

 

Former Board Members

Janet Thibeau, Former President of IDA-MA

Pamela Hook, Former President of IDA-MA

Melissa Feller, Former Member at Large

Joseph Green, Former Member at Large

Nathan Doty, Former President of IDA-MA

Dinan Messiqua, Former President of IDA-MA


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