The ACS Board of Directors is dedicated to helping children and families.
Terrie Graham is the Corporate Director of Risk Management & Insurance at Raytheon Company, Global Headquarters in Waltham. She was formerly at Tweeter Home Entertainment Group, Coca-Cola Enterprises, 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.
Catherine G. Harris, MS, LSW, retired Area Program Manager, Department of Children and Families, has over 40 years of experience in Child Welfare and Adult Rehabilitation programming. She has a lifelong commitment to facilitating permanency plans for children, interventions to support young parents, and addressing situations involving domestic violence, substance abuse, sexual abuse, mental health, and medical challenges. She is a former member of the ROCA Board of Directors and collaborated in the ROCA Nationwide Circle Facilitation.
Elizabeth Keating, CPA, is the Finance Manager at Campus Child Care, Inc. She 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 an MBA in Finance from NYU and a Ph.D. in Accounting from MIT.
Leah M. Kelly, Psy.D., ACS Executive Director, was appointed Executive Director in June of 2016. Leah has dedicated her career to identifying and working to address the complex healthcare needs of the highest risk and most underserved populations, including children and adolescents involved in the juvenile justice system. Leah’s experience working in the adult correctional system has deepened her understanding of how critical and timely interventions can change the trajectory of a young life.
Michael A. Lafleur is a former client of ACS. He is now an attorney in the Regulatory Investigations, Strategies, and Enforcement practice group at Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP in Boston following more than 11 years of practicing law in the public sector, including stints as an Assistant Attorney General and Assistant District Attorney. Michael is deeply rooted in the communities of Lowell, Arlington, and Melrose and has a particular interest in ACS’s capacity to counsel and guide court-involved children to help them rise above their difficult circumstances.
Chanda Ouk Wolf currently serves as Special Assistant to the President and Special Assistant to the General Counsel at the University of Massachusetts system office, a position she’s held since 2015. In her role, she supports the UMASS leadership in delivering on key strategic priorities for the five-campus public university system. She received her Juris Doctor from Northeastern University School of Law and worked as an Assistant District Attorney for Middlesex County. She then went on to work as a consultant for the Ford Foundation focusing on the Democracy, Rights, and Justice portfolio. She is also a part of Emerge Massachusetts, Women Leaders for a Democratic Future.
William H. Paine, is a Partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr and has a particular interest in services for high-risk youth from the Merrimack Valley area.
Laura M. Prager, MD, is a child psychiatrist and Director of the Child Psychiatry Emergency Services at MGH, Director of the Transitional Age Youth Clinic at MGH, as well as Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Laura has a deep interest in collaborative efforts on behalf of youth.
Mary M. Shahian is a Partner at Cerity Partners, formerly Daintree Advisors. She 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.
Charles K. Storey (“Chip”), JD, is a Principle at Normal>Next, LLC. 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.
David K. Wilcox is a child and adolescent psychologist who served as the ACS Clinical Director from 2003 to 2012. His research and clinical specialties include juvenile fire setting and childhood trauma.
Daniel H. Jacobs, M.D.
Jane R. Siegel
Lia G. Poorvu