The Board of Trustees

The board of Community Therapeutic Day School is a dedicated group of people, who for many years have devoted their professional and personal interest to the welfare of children and families.

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Back Row | Edward Cunningham, Mark Lucier, Lawrence Hartmann, Daniel Dwyer
Center Row
| Mike Pembroke, Michelle Traverse, Janice Ware, Nancy Fuller
Front Row
| Francine Jacobs, Phyllis Tropper Baumann, Kendra E. Wilde


“Community Therapeutic Day School has grown and developed into a remarkable beacon of good sense and good care. On a sound financial basis, on a sound educational basis, and on a sound therapeutic basis, CTDS is a model therapeutic community organization.” —Larry Hartmann, MD, CTDS Chairperson


Edward Cunningham, Ph.D. is a former Assistant Professor in Boston University’s Department of Earth and Environment. He is also Director of the Harvard Kennedy School's Ash Center China Programs and the school's Asia Energy and Sustainability Initiative, and is an Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy. Edward's research and consulting has a focus on the intersection of business and government with an emphasis on energy markets and policy, competitiveness, and sustainability. He was selected as a Fulbright Fellow to the P.R.C., during which time he conducted his doctoral fieldwork as a visiting fellow at Tsinghua University. His work has appeared in Bloomberg, The Economist, The New York Times, and The New Yorker. Edward received a B.S. from Georgetown University, an A.M. from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. from M.I.T.  Edward's father was a former CTDS Board Director and Edward’s brother was an alumnus of the school.

Mark Lucier, Treasurer, has been a managing partner at The Clausen Financial Group, an independent benefits brokerage firm located in Needham, Massachusetts, since 1987. Mark leverages his knowledge, experience and relationships to help small to medium-sized companies meet the benefits needs of their employees while managing costs. Prior to joining The Clausen Financial Group, Mark worked with John Hancock Financial Services in Boston. From 1984 to 1987 he functioned as an insurance agent and financial planner. Mark currently serves on the Wayland High School Boosters Board as the Treasurer, where he is challenged with helping to build a new organizational and financial structure and kick off a new, significantly expanded fundraising campaign. He also serves as Vice-President for the Wayland Youth Lacrosse program. This follows 10 years of service, functioning as president, treasurer, and commissioner. In addition to supporting youth athletic activities, Mark also volunteered in the political and conservation areas. Mark graduated from the University of Vermont in 1984 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.

Lawrence Hartmann, M.D., CTDS Board Chairperson, a physician and psychiatrist, has been familiar with the CTDS program since its inception at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center in 1974. Dr. Hartmann taught child and adult psychiatry at Harvard Medical School for 40 years until his retirement in July 2008. He is a past President of the American Psychiatric Association, the American Association for Social Psychiatry, and the New England Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He is retired from both teaching and private practice.

Daniel Dwyer is an alumnus of CTDS and a graduate of Harvard University Extension School. He has been employed in financial administration with Verizon Communications. He is seeking a professional change in internationally focused corporations, educational institutions or National Government Organizations. Mr. Dwyer previously served on a vocational advisory board with The Education Cooperative, currently located in Needham, MA. He has had a relationship with CTDS since 1974.

Mike Pembroke, M.B.A. is Chief Financial Officer of the Cotting School in Lexington, Massachusetts, from 1996 to the present. He is responsible for the Business and Physical Plant offices and oversees all financial related processes and procedures. Mr. Pembroke holds a B.A. and an M.B.A. from Boston College.  

Michelle Traverse is the CTDS Program Director. Prior to beginning this position, Michelle held many positions at CTDS: a therapeutic teacher, the after-school and summer program coordinator, social worker, therapist in the CTDS community service program, consultant to school programs, and provided home-based and school-based therapy services. Michelle’s experience includes positions at New England Home for Little Wanderers, Gaebler Children Center, and the Academy of Physical and Social Development. Michelle has a BA in psychology from Boston College and a MSW in clinical social work from Simmons College. She completed her training at Mass Mental Health Center, McLean Hospital and the New England Home for Little Wanderers.

Janice Ware, Ph.D. is a Pediatric Psychologist at Boston Children’s Hospital and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry in Psychology at Harvard Medical School. She is known for her expertise in early detection and treatment of complex developmental and emotional disorders in childhood. Dr. Ware served for 14 years as the Associate Director and a founding member of the Developmental Medicine Center (DMC) at Boston Children’s Hospital and recently transitioned to her new role as the Director of Infant Studies in the DMC.  Janice also founded and was for 8 years Executive Director of the Children’s Early Intervention Program. Her current clinical research focuses on infants born at exceptional medical risk, including National Institute for Health (NIH) studies examining the long term outcomes of children with extreme prematurity, prenatal detection of brain injury, and congenital heart disease. Dr. Ware’s clinical activities focus on her role as the Director of the Child & Parent Program (the former Brazelton Clinic), a program specializing in the identification and treatment of parent-infant interaction disorders; and in collaboration with the Department of Cardiology, Director of the Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Program. In addition to her work with CTDS, she also serves on the Governor’s Commission on Intellectual Disability, the Mayor’s Committee on the Birth to Five School Readiness Initiative, and the Board of Advisors for the New England Center for Children.

Nancy Fuller, M.S., Executive Director/CTDS Board President co-founded CTDS in 1974. Nancy holds advanced degrees in administration, education and psychology. She is a Licensed Certified Social Worker, a Marriage and Family Therapist, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a Certified Special Education Educator and has several years of psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapy training. She also has a private psychotherapy practice and consults to other programs. Nancy holds an adjunct faculty teaching-affiliated appointment at UMass Medical School. Prior to CTDS she directed two other programs. Nancy was married to the late Bruce Hauptman and they have three sons.    

Francine Jacobs, Ed.D is an Associate Professor Emerita and has had a joint appointment in the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development and the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning (UEP) at Tufts University. Fran has been a program evaluation consultant to numerous community-based child and family programs, and is currently co-directing a statewide newborn home visiting program evaluation. She was the former director of the National Child Welfare Research Center at the Center for the Study of Social Policy in Washington, D.C. Her research interests include child welfare and childcare policy, family development, family preservation and support programs, program evaluation, social welfare policy, and public policy analysis; she has lectured and written extensively on these topics.  Fran received a B.A. in sociology from Brandeis, and a M.Ed. and Ed.D (in social policy analysis) from Harvard.

Phyllis Tropper Baumann, Esq., Clerk, retired from teaching at Northeastern University School of Law where she taught Property law and Land Use Planning, with an emphasis on affordable housing, urban development, exclusionary zoning and antidiscrimination issues. Ms. Baumann began her career practicing law with the Regional Counsel's Office of the United States Department Of Housing and Urban Development. She was General Counsel at the Massachusetts Office for Children where she worked on child advocacy issues and helped develop the initial state regulations on foster care, adoption and day care programs, Chapter 766, child welfare legislation including CHINS (Children in Need of Services), and abuse and neglect statutes. While at the Office for Children she worked for the release of youths incarcerated at Bridgewater State Hospital, representing incarcerated youths and drafting legislation to prevent future incarcerations. While in private practice she focused on affordable housing and discrimination issues. She was an adjunct faculty member at Northeastern University School of Law.

Kendra E. Wilde has been a stay at home mother and active volunteer for the past fifteen years. In the late 1990s, she ran business development for Time Warner's high-speed internet services. She has a M.B.A. from Harvard Business School ('93), and a B.A. in Economics from The Colorado College ('89). She and her husband Peter live in Brookline with their three sons, and have had a relationship with CTDS, receiving a range of support, for several years. Wilde serves on the board at the Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She is currently creating a podcast and online community to help parents manage the stress, build resilience, and find joy as they navigate the emotional challenges of raising a child who struggles.

Emeritus Board Members

Constatine DeLollis | Bruce Hauptman | Gabrielle Marroig | Alan Shapiro