Adolescent Consultation Services

Our Staff

ACS clinicians are what make ACS unique. Juvenile Court Clinicians provide emergency and comprehensive evaluations that take into account biological, psychological and social factors of some of the most vulnerable children involved with the Juvenile Court. All Juvenile Court Clinicians are certified* and specially trained in the issues impacting court-involved youth and families including complex trauma, mental health diagnoses, substance abuse, learning disabilities and cultural issues.

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

The ACS Board of Directors is a group of individuals dedicated to helping at-risk youth.

Frances H. Miller President

Frances H. Miller, Board President, holds professorships in law, health care management, and public health at Boston University. Widely published, Fran chaired the Massachusetts Health Facilities Appeal Board from 1986 to 2003. Fran lives in Wellesley.

William H. Paine Chair

William H. Paine, Board Chair, Senior Partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, has a particular interest in services for high-risk youth from the Merrimack Valley area. Bill lives in Winchester.

Leah Kelly, Psy.D., Executive Director

Leah Kelly, Psy.D., is the Executive Director of Adolescent Consultation Services (ACS). Leah’s 20-year career in mental health has spanned a broad range of clinical settings. In Colorado and Massachusetts, she has worked in community-based mental health clinics, public school systems, psychiatric hospitals, academic research labs, and most recently, correctional facilities. 

After earning her M.A. at Boston College in Adolescent and Adult Counseling Psychology, Leah later earned her Psy.D. at Williams James College (formerly, the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology) in Clinical Psychology, and a Certificate of Specialized Training in Forensic Psychology. She began her doctoral training at ACS and developed a keen interest in the challenges facing court-involved individuals and families. Over the past several years, Leah has practiced at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center, a maximum-security men’s prison in Shirley, MA, most recently serving as the Clinical Director of Mental Health Services and the Director of Training. Her work with incarcerated adults has deepened Leah’s commitment to providing critical intervention and advocacy to court-involved youth and families.

Jacquie L. Kay Treasurer

Jacquie L. Kay, Treasurer, is Managing Partner of SunWalking Holdings, Visiting Lecturer at MIT, and former CEO of WPI, Inc. An educator and strategic planning advisor on sustainability to organizations and businesses in the US and throughout the world, she serves on youth, education, business development, and conservation boards. Jacquie is the mother of a former ACS client and lives in Cambridge.

Jane R. Siegel, LICSW Clerk

Jane R. Siegel, retired ACS clinician, is very active within the Greater Boston community and non-profit sector.  Evidenced by her 37 year tenure at ACS, she has a deep commitment to the mental health and advocacy of at-risk youth and families.  She lives in Boston.

Terrie Graham

Terrie Graham is a Manager of Insurance/Risk Management at Raytheon Global Headquarters in Waltham. She was formerly at Tweeter Home Entertainment, Coca-Cola, and Staples. She has past experience working at Roxbury Comprehensive Community Health Center as Director of Health Promotion and participating in The Boston Partnership's Leadership Development Program. Terrie lives in Medford.

Daniel H. Jacobs, MD

Daniel H. Jacobs, MD, formerly Director of the Cambridge Court Clinic, is a psychiatrist with a broad interest in the problems of youth, particularly the development of low self-esteem in acting-out adolescents. Dan is a resident of Brookline.

Elizabeth Keating, CPA

Elizabeth Keating, CPA has taught accounting and finance courses for twenty-five years at Boston College, Boston University, Harvard, Northwestern, and NYU. Her academic research has focused on the financial health of nonprofits, individuals and corporations. She holds in MBA in Finance from NYU and a PhD in Accounting from MIT.

Michael A. Lafleur

Michael A. Lafleur is a former client of ACS. He is now an attorney and an Assistant District Attorney. Michael is deeply rooted in the communities of Lowell and Arlington and has a particular interest in ACS’s capacity to counsel and guide court-involved children to help them rise above their difficult circumstances. He lives in Arlington.

Lia G. Poorvu

Lia G. Poorvu is a trustee of Wellesley College and former lecturer in French at Tufts University. A Cambridge resident who is well versed in the problems of adolescents, Lia is particularly interested in the additional problems of disadvantaged youth.

Laura M. Prager, MD

Laura M. Prager, MD, is a psychiatrist and Director of the Child Psychiatry Emergency Services at Massachusetts General Hospital as well as Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. A Waban resident, Laura has a deep interest in collaborative efforts on behalf of youth.

Mary M. Shahian

Mary M. Shahian is Managing Director of Daintree Advisors and previously was a Senior Vice President at Wells Fargo Private Bank and Tanager Financial Services. She has a strong interest in issues faced by disadvantaged children and families. Mary lives in Sudbury.

Charles K. Storey (“Chip”), JD

Charles K. Storey (“Chip”), JD, is the Assistant Dean for Research at the Bouve College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University.  He has worked in law, management consulting, and program evaluation practice for government agencies, universities and foundations. He has a deep familiarity with issues surrounding educational access for the disadvantaged. Chip lives in Cambridge.

David K. Wilcox, Ed.D.

David K. Wilcox, is a clinical psychologist and served as ACS Clinical Director from 2003 to 2012.  He has expertise in firesetting risk assessment and treatment.  David is a resident of Arlington.

Advisory Council

Advisory Council

Roxann C. Cooke
Nancy L. Donahue
Gerald Chertavian
Robert Gittens
Silvia M. Gosnell
Fatinha R. Kerr
Joel Goldstein
Barbara Leggat
Jill Janows
Charles J. Olgetree, Jr.
Kathy Pilarski
Jorge Quiroga
Eggert Ragnarsson
Katharine E. Thomas
Kathan Tracy

ACS Staff

ACS Staff

Dan Sanford Psy.D., CJCC I and II Mentor, Clinical Director

Dan Sanford, PsyD, Clinical Director. Dan is a licensed psychologist with a specialty in forensic evaluations including competency to stand trial and criminal responsibility evaluations. As Clinical Director he oversees all clinical aspects of ACS services. Dan is an adjunct faculty member at Tufts Medical School. He is a CJCC I and CJCC II Mentor.

Leah Kelly, Psy.D., Executive Director

Leah Kelly, Psy.D., is the Executive Director of Adolescent Consultation Services (ACS). Leah’s 20-year career in mental health has spanned a broad range of clinical settings. In Colorado and Massachusetts, she has worked in community-based mental health clinics, public school systems, psychiatric hospitals, academic research labs, and most recently, correctional facilities. 

After earning her M.A. at Boston College in Adolescent and Adult Counseling Psychology, Leah later earned her Psy.D. at Williams James College (formerly, the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology) in Clinical Psychology, and a Certificate of Specialized Training in Forensic Psychology. She began her doctoral training at ACS and developed a keen interest in the challenges facing court-involved individuals and families. Over the past several years, Leah has practiced at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center, a maximum-security men’s prison in Shirley, MA, most recently serving as the Clinical Director of Mental Health Services and the Director of Training. Her work with incarcerated adults has deepened Leah’s commitment to providing critical intervention and advocacy to court-involved youth and families.

Clinical Staff

Clinical Staff

Colleen Clinkscale MA, MS, LMHC, CJCC I
Susan Flood Ph.D., CJCC I, CJCC II, and CJCC I Mentor
Bethany Hadley LICSW, CJCC I
Janice Hrabovszky MA, LICSW, CJCC I and CJCCI Mentor
Katherine Hughes LICSW, JD, CJCC I and CJCC I Mentor
Leah Kelly Psy.D., Executive Director
Mathilde Peleprat Psy.D., CJCC I and II
Dan Sanford Psy.D., CJCC I and II, CJCC I and II Mentor, Clinical Director
Maggie Schulz M.Ed., LICSW, CJCC I
Elizabeth J. Shepherd Ph.D., CJCC I and II
Kathy Simon LICSW, CJCC I
Felicity Turgeon LICSW, CJCC I
Natalie Waggaman LICSW

Administrative Staff

Administrative Staff

Robyn Eastwood Director of Development
Matthew Nikkel-Dumyahn Program Coordinator
Pamela Riffin Human Resources and Finance Manager