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3 New Board Members Elected

On Saturday, March 17 at the MDSC's Annual Meeting the membership voted in three new directors to our Board. Thanks to all who voted and congratulations to the new Board members. Here is more information on them:

Dr. Harlow LaBarge
Dr. LaBarge began his practice in 1985 and has been with Family Medicine Associates in Manchester since 1996. He received his training at Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa, and Loyola University in Chicago, and completed his residency in general surgery at Loyola University and in family practice at the Tufts University School of Medicine.

Dr. LaBarge is certifi ed by the American Board of Family Medicine and by the Board of Certifi cation Emergency Medicine. He is a member of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine and is a clinical instructor at Tufts University Medical School.

In his role as a general practitioner, he has treated patients with Down syndrome. He is a champion for the MSDC mission and, most recently, participated in the Boston Bruins Alumni Benefi t Hockey Game to raise funds for the important work of the MDSC.

Dr. LaBarge makes his home in Ipswich, MA.

David Southworth
David Southworth is the President of the Southworth Company. For over thirty years, Mr. Southworth has held leadership positions at the Southworth Company, a manufacturer of retail-packaged premium cotton papers for business and personal communications. A privately-held company since 1839, the Southworth Company has manufacturing facilities located in Turners Falls, MA, with their headquarters and paper converting facility located in Agawam, MA.

Not only is Mr. Southworth a strong business leader, he has been a dedicated community leader serving on various non-profi t organization Boards for many years including: Big Brother Big Sisters; Junior Achievement; the Springfi eld YMCA; Springfi eld College: Trustee; West Springfi eld Teen
Center; West Springfi eld Partnership for Education; American Forest and Paper Assn.; United Way and many others.

As a father of a young adult son with Down syndrome, Mr. Southworth and his wife, Ann Southworth, are dedicated to helping their son, John, and others living with Down syndrome lead inclusive fulfi lling lives in the community. Mr. Southworth lives with his family in Springfield, MA.

Margaret Pulsifer, Ph.D.
Margaret Pulsifer is currently an Associate Psychologist in Psychiatry and Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. Her post doctoral fellowship in Developmental Disabilities/Pediatric Neuro-psychology was completed at John Hopkins University School of Medicine. She has researched and written extensively. Margaret is very interested in aging issues and has done assessments of people with Down syndrome in relation to aging. She lives in Winchester with her family.

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