Kelley received her MBA in Social Policy and Management with a focus on Children, Youth, and Family Polices from Brandeis University as a result of her experiences as a foster parent. Over the last 12 years, she and her partner have fostered over 40 children and have legally adopted 5 children. Kelley served as Program Director from April 1, 2010 to October 2011, and rejoined Sibling Connections as Executive Director effective March 1, 2013.
Since 2005, Elizabeth has been deeply involved in bringing separated siblings together through the Oregon affiliate of Camp To Belong. After receiving her BS in Political Science and Communications from the University of Oregon in 2015, Elizabeth, her husband Zachary, and their cat Pickles moved from Oregon to Massachusetts so that she could join the Sibling Connections team. In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys traveling, spending time with family, and cooking.
Jay joined the board in the fall of 2011 after being involved as a volunteer counselor at Camp to Belong MA since 2009 and participating in many Sibling Connections fundraising events. He graduated from Boston College in 2004 with a BA in History and went on to earn a Master of Science in Accounting from Boston College in 2005. Following Boston College, Jay joined KPMG’s audit practice working with many large companies such as Dunkin’ Brands, Sarepta Therapeutics, Albany Molecular Research, Inc. and Reebok. He is currently a Senior Manager at KPMG and resides in Milton, MA, with his wife Ashley and his growing family.
Katie graduated from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY in 2005 with a Bachelor of Social Work degree. In 2006, she completed a Master of Social Work degree from Wheelock College in Boston, MA, where she specialized in Children and Families: Adolescents and Trauma. In 2006, Katie joined the Camp To Belong MA family when she participated in camp for the first time. She is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Connecticut and currently works at a psychiatric hospital with the young adult and adult populations.
Susan joined the board in 2013 and became Board Chair in 2016. She spent 22 years in a variety of operational roles at Biogen Inc. Her most recent positions were VP of Global Supply Chain and Head of Global Quality and Compliance. After Leaving Biogen, she consulted for the biotech industry before deciding to stay home and raise her three young children. After becoming a mother, Susan realized how critical sibling relationships are to a child’s emotional well-being. She is passionate about supporting Sibling Connections to help children in the foster care system develop positive relationships with their siblings.
Mike is a CPA/CFA and graduated from The Ohio State University with a BA and MAcc in Accounting. Mike has been a volunteer with Sibling Connections since August 2007 and a board member since 2013. He is currently a Director in PwC’s Advisory practice focusing on Deals and he resides in Boston, MA.
Phil is a graduate of Bentley College in Waltham, MA and was introduced to Sibling Connections through an outreach program at his prior employer, KPMG. Phil first became involved as a counselor at Camp To Belong in 2006. His belief in our program led him to recruit eight counselor volunteers and over $10,000 from his employer in the first year of his involvement. Throughout his time with Sibling Connections, he has been involved in many ways, ranging from camp planning to fundraising and strategic planning for the organization.
Doug is a very proud dad of two daughters - one of whom was adopted from the foster care system in Massachusetts. His adopted daughter has also participated in Sibling Connections programs with several of her biological siblings. Those experiences have helped reinforce relationships that he knows she treasures. He has been a board member of Sibling Connections for several years and invites you to ask him how you can help kids in foster care.
Maria is a MSA, CPA, CVA and graduated from Gettysburg College with a BA in Economics and from Bentley College with an MSA in Accountancy. Maria first volunteered with Sibling Connections in August of 2010 and then joined the Board in February 2012. Maria resides in Boston, MA and is one of the founders of MORR Dental Solutions, a dental practice transition services firm.
Joanna graduated from Stonehill College with a BA in Psychology and Studio Art. After working in the museum field and teaching preschool, she decided to pursue a degree in nursing. She earned her BSN from the MGH Institute of Health Professions in 2012 and now works as an RN in outpatient pediatric cardiology at MassGeneral Hospital for Children. Joanna began as a volunteer counselor at Camp To Belong MA in 2006 and joined the board in 2008. In 2010, she stepped out of her counselor role at Camp To Belong MA and joined the health center staff, collaborating with a team of nurses to provide a safe and fun camp experience. Joanna has also assisted with fundraising events, volunteer training, and coordination of the Sibling Sunday programs.
Wendy joined the board of Sibling Connections in the spring of 2016 after volunteering at Sibling Sundays for two years. She is an attorney with over 30 years of experience working and volunteering in the nonprofit sector. Wendy worked for the Department of Children and Families and later led a consulting business for small nonprofits. While raising her family in Needham, Wendy held a variety of leadership roles as a volunteer for nonprofits focusing on education and child welfare, including Parent Talk and the Needham Education Foundation. Aside from her work with Sibling Connections, Wendy volunteers and serves on the board of the Vilna Shul, a Jewish Cultural Center, on Beacon Hill in Boston.
Adam graduated from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst with a BBA in 2003 and a MS in Accounting in 2004. Thereafter, he joined the KPMG Boston office audit practice working primarily on large institutional real estate clients through 2010. Then he worked as a Controller/Director at Guggenheim Real Estate LLC. In July of 2016, Adam took a SVP position in Harvard Management Company’s Real Estate Accounting and Finance group. Additionally, from 2007 through 2010, Adam was an active volunteer in the Sibling Connections organization. He was a counselor at Camp To Belong, MA, served one year as head recruiter of volunteers, participated in Sibling Sunday programs, and participated in various fundraisers.