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Board of Directors

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MDSC Board Nomination Form

The MDSC Board includes 15 members, each offering a unique perspective and personal expertise.

Eleanor Axelrod of Wakefield; Divisional Controller for MFS Investment Management and a former director/financial analyst at Fidelity Investments. 

Judson DeCew, Chair of the Board, of Ashland; Non-Profit Leader with skills in strategic planning, operations management, and business development; grandfather of a child with Down syndrome.

Kim Dever, M.D., of Canton;  Chair of South Shore Hospital Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; 2nd Vice President of the South Shore Hospital Medical Staff; parent of a son with Down syndrome.

Richard Downey, Vice Chair of the Board, of Melrose, Global Account Manager at CenturyLinkparent of a child with Down syndrome.

David Falcone, of Canton; Chief of Staff, Office of the State Treasurer; parent of a child with Down syndrome.

Michael Gunter, Audit and Finance Committee Chair, of Boston; Audit Manager for Mayer Hoffman McCann, P.C.

Heather Hegedus, of Lynnfield, Weekend Anchor and Reporter for WFXT Fox 25 Boston.

Ann Kelly, of Lexington, longtime member of the MDSC Government Affairs Committee, parent of a child with Down syndrome.

Jim Means, President and CEO of BioMentor International Inc., a healthcare consulting company, and former vice president and general manager of Boston Scientific, a Boston based medical devices company. 

Jim Molla, of Sharon; Financial Services Manager of People's United Bank in Wellesley.

Stephen Narey, of Williamstown; attorney with Donovan and O'Connor, LLP; parent of a child with Down syndrome; active member of the BCARC Down Syndrome Family Group.

Jeffrey Palmer, of Boston, Vice President and Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley.

Betsy Pelz of Orange; former English teacher and English Department Coordinator. Active member of the MDSC Education Task Force and co-editor and co-writer for Meaningful Inclusion: A Resource Guide for Elementary Teachers of Students with Down Syndrome, grandparent of a child has Down syndrome.

Margaret Pulsifer, Ph.D., Governance Committee Chair, of Winchester; Neuropsychologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and Assistant Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School.

Anne-Lise Wang, of Wellesley; partner at Muninsight, responsible for strategy, structuring and managing consulting engagements, market communication and key account management; parent of a child with Down syndrome.