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Board and Staff

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Board of Directors

President
David S. Robinson
President, D.S. Robinson & Associates

Secretary/Clerk
Khita Pottinger
Senior Program Manager, Commonwealth Corporation

Treasurer
Robert A. Angell III
President, Angell Ventures

(Affiliations given for identification purposes only.)

Senior Leadership

Robert Kilkenny, EdD
Executive Director
AIP’s founder and executive director, Bob has decades of experience in children’s mental health, with particular attention to troubled and delinquent youth.  In the 1970s he founded and directed a private school and residential treatment center for emotionally disturbed and delinquent adolescents in Vermont and worked as a consultant to private therapeutic day schools and hospitals.  He has been on the faculty of Dartmouth College and is editor of several books on adolescent development, including ones on African American, Latino, and Asian American adolescents.  He began his career in education teaching high school English and special education.  He has given many presentations, both locally and nationally, on after-school and prevention programming for troubled urban youth and links between special education, school-based mental health, school reform, full-service schools, and out-of-school-time supports.  He was on the faculty of the Harvard Medical School Dept. of Psychiatry for 15 years.  He is a founding Governing Board member of the Lilla G. Frederick Pilot Middle School and a founding Steering Committee member of the Boston Full-Service Schools Roundtable.

Lisa Baron, EdD
Program Director, Connecting With Care
Lisa is a licensed psychologist and received her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Boston University in 2000.  Lisa has over five years’ experience in trauma program administration and over 15 years of clinical experience in various settings, including hospital, school, and outpatient clinics.  Lisa was Senator Edward Kennedy's advocate to families of 9/11 victims in Central Massachusetts, and she was a member of a crisis intervention team that served Worcester-area survivors of the Station Nightclub Fire in Rhode Island in 2003.  She is a 2003 recipient of a National Health Service Corps award for dedicated clinical service to under-served populations.

Susan Lovett, MSW, LICSW, M.Ed
Director, Out-of-School Time Programs, AIP at Frederick Middle School
Susan is Director of Out of School Time Programs at the Frederick Pilot Middle School in Dorchester.  Susan specializes in community organizing, program planning, and social work with urban adolescents.  She earned her MSW from Boston University and has worked with at-risk youth in the Greater Boston area for 18 years. She has extensive prior experience in managing multiple out-of-school time programs. Susan is licensed teacher in the state of Massachusetts.

Paul Reinert, MSW, LICSW
Director, AIP Inclusion Day Program, Irving School
Paul has been Program Director of AIP’s Inclusion Day Program since 1998.  He holds a BA in Sociology from Boston University and an MSW from Simmons College.  He has many years of clinical and program leadership experience working with children and families at organizations in the Boston area.  

Meg Smith, MSW, LICSW, ACSW
21st Century Community Learning Center Coordinator, AIP at Irving School
Meg holds an MSW in Casework from Boston College and has over 25 years of experience working with at-risk children, youth, and families in Boston.  She has extensive experience working with troubled adolescents in the school setting.  For many years she worked in the child welfare field as a direct care worker and as a supervisor.  She brings to AIP a background in providing mental health supports within full-service schools, through her previous positions as school-based clinician and supervisor in a number of full-service Boston Public Schools.  Since 2004 she has been the Community Learning Center Coordinator for AIP at the Irving School, responsible for overseeing all out-of-school time programming, managing AIP’s social work intern program, and coordinating AIP’s Supplemental Educational Services at the Irving School.

James Magerman, MBA, MSIS

Director of Partnerships and Program Innovation

James is a graduate of Boston University's MS-MBA program, concentrating in Public and Nonprofit Management. Before coming to AIP, James worked in a number of different mental health direct support positions in addition to his work in psychology research.  He helps manage special innitiatives and collaborations for AIP, as well as AIP's data collection and analysis efforts for program and policy improvement.  James is also responsible for the upkeep of AIP's technology infrastructure, and the implementation of new technology projects to benefit staff and students alike. 

 

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