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.
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.
Jacquie L. Kay, Treasurer, is Managing Partner of The SunWalking Group/Lab, 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.
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 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.
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, 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.