Professionals Behind The Change
Wediko Children’s Services is home to some of the country’s most passionate and dedicated child development professionals who help children and families increase safety, strength, and resiliency. Our leading professionals come from a broad spectrum of educational backgrounds including clinical psychologists, social workers, neuropsychologists, mental health counselors, guidance counselors, special educators, and more. This diversity of training disciplines and life experiences adds richness and flexibility to Wediko’s therapeutic capabilities, spanning across various psychodynamic and behavioral models. Wediko then hones the evidence-informed practices from each discipline and blends them into an approach that is uniquely Wediko. Integrating these models of clinical treatment into academic settings helps avoid duplication of services and discourages the artificial split between academic and clinical needs. The addition of Wediko’s psychopharmacology practice ensures that a truly integrated team serves each child’s needs in natural, healthy environments.
2018-2019 Board of Trustees
We are thankful to our Board of Trustees for their leadership, support and guidance.
John Hennessy, Palleon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. – Chair
William Cornish, Community member
Pat Grant, Community member
Peter Johnson, Skanska, Inc.
Jeffrey Keffer, Longview Power, LLC
Judi King, The Wily Network
Samantha Kingsbury, Mintz Levin
Nick Leichtman, Wellington Management
Andy Wolf, Blueport Commerce
Agency Leadership Team
Michael L. Pearis, Executive Director
Edward J. Zadravec, Psy.D., Clinical Director
Shelly Jackson, Director of Finance
Pati Fernández, Director of Development and Communications
Liora Schwartz, LMSW, Director of New York- Based Programs
Sandra Pyram-Loyer, LMHC, Director of Boston- Based Programs
Michelle Simon Kohut, LCSW, Director of Summer Program
Greg Stoddard, LICSW, Director of Wediko School