The ACS Board of Directors is dedicated to helping court-involved 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.
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.
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 a MBA in Finance from NYU and a PhD 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 and an Assistant Attorney General. 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.
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.
Frances H. Miller, Board President, has held professorships in law, health care management, and public health at Boston University and at the University of Hawaii’s School of Law. Widely published, Fran chaired the Massachusetts Health Facilities Appeal Board from 1986 to 2003.
William H. Paine, Board Chair, Partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, has a particular interest in services for high-risk youth from the Merrimack Valley area.
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, 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 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.
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.
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.