New England Board Members

Playworks New England’s program benefits enormously from the time and expertise of our local Board members. These champions generously offer advice and guidance to staff, identify resources to support the program, and help guide ongoing growth in the region.

Allison Bauer

Director, Bureau of Substance Abuse
MA Department of Health

Director of Health and Wellness
The Boston Foundation

Associate Teaching Professor
Northeastern University


Desiree Otenti

Vice President of Quality and Medical Policy
Point32 Health 


Donavan Brown

Head of Business Development (US) for Securities Lending
Brown Brothers Harriman


Katherine Dallow

Vice President and Medical Director, Clinical Programs and Strategy
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Vice President and Executive Medical Director, Government Program Strategy & Delivery
AIM Specialty Health


Kathleen Ceglarski Burns

Co-Managing Partner, Boston
Nixon Peabody


Kimberly Sheehy

Head of the FORGE Community at Fidelity Labs + FCAT
Fidelity Investments

Head of Advisor Communities
LPL Financial Foundation


Lisa Wilson

Narragansett Elementary


Sonia Caus Gleason

The Nellie Mae Education Foundation


Ricardhy Grandoit

Global DE&I Communications Manager 
Takeda Pharmaceuticals 


Melissa Beth Cummings

Chief Customer Officer
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island


Stan Russell

Executive Director, Quality
Alexion Pharmaceuticals

Site Head, Quality
Sebela Pharmaceuticals Inc.


If you are interested in learning more about the opportunity to join the Playworks New England Board of Directors please contact Renee Gaudette,

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