Debra joined The Price Center as Director of Development in the summer of 2015 with 19 years of experience working in the field of Development. At The Price Center she oversees fundraising, communications, public relations and marketing.
Debra began her career in fundraising and communications in 1997 at the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children and has worked in a variety of development and communications positions including Easter Seals MA, Framingham State College, and Boston Ballet. She served as the Director of Development at Lynn Community Health Center and the first Director of Development for both Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Needham and Screening for Mental Health.
Debra holds a BA in Psychology from Clark University in Worcester.
Marianne is a certified Human Resources Professional and joined The Price Center in 2010 with over ten years of experience in the field. She currently serves as the Director of Human Resources and coordinates all human resources functions including recruiting, benefits, and performance reviews.
Prior to coming to The Price Center Marianne worked primarily for private corporations, however she has always felt the draw to work at a nonprofit organization. An avid volunteer she has spent many hours at organizations such as Habitat for Humanity and The Charles River Conservancy.
Marianne received her BA degree in Psychology from Merrimack College.
Jen joined The Price Center in November of 2015 with over 8 years of experience working with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Jen had an incredible opportunity to open the first three homes for the “turning 22 population” specifically those with Autism Spectrum Disorder in her last position at Bridgewell.
She has tremendous knowledge in developing, supervising and directly running group residential homes and Individual Support Programs funded by the Department of Developmental Services. Jen received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work at Regis College and her Master’s Degree in Education from Springfield College.
Jen is an athlete and has been inducted into her High School Hall of Fame for both basketball and track & field, and at Regis College for basketball.
Lori joined The Price Center in 2007 and is the Director of Employment, Community Based Day Services and our newest program: Specialized Supports for people on the autism spectrum and those who need a closely supervised program using visual supports, technology and a behavioral approach.
Lori has an extensive history of working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities beginning in 1983. She has worn many hats throughout her career, however she most enjoys seeing consumers successfully employed.
She received the ADDP Direct Support Professional award, The Price Center President’s Award and most recently was awarded the Patriotic Employer Award from the Secretary of Defense Employer Support of The Guard and Reserve.
In 2017, Shannon Teles joined The Price Center bringing with her over 15 years of experience working in various capacities in human service organizations. Shannon began her career as a Direct Support Staff in a residential program for young adults, and has since served in various roles, both clinical and managerial, working with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Most recently, she served in senior leadership roles at non-profits servicing the Metro Boston area and Rhode Island, developing programs to empower individuals with barriers to employment reach their career goals.
Shannon is thrilled to join The Price Center and support the high quality programming for which the agency is so well known. She supervises the Program Directors of all current programs, and supports new initiatives to support individuals to thrive in their living, social and work communities.
Shannon obtained her Masters of Social Work from Boston University and her BA from University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
Johanna manages the administrative operations of the The Price Center and serves as coordinator for the Human Rights Committee, which is responsible for assuring the human rights of our individuals. Jo also oversees The Price Center’s website. She has worked for the agency since October of 2004 and received The Price Center’s Dedication Award in 2009. Jo holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Wheaton College and a Master’s degree in New Media from Emerson College.
Eileen has been with The Price Center since October 2001 as the Director of the Intensive Day Habilitation program. In her position she has overall responsibility for supporting and training professional staff as well as managing all aspects of the program. Prior to joining The Price Center, Eileen held positions at Charles River ARC where she was the Assistant Director of Day Habilitation and at Greater Waltham ARC where she was the Director of Day Habilitation.
Eileen brings not only a depth of experience, but a passion for her work. “One of the things I love about my job, and I have for 20 years,” says Eileen, “is that I can always guarantee that I will smile and laugh with the consumers everyday!”
Eileen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Framingham State College.
Justin has served as President of The Price Center since August 2004. His tenure has been marked by an ambitious expansion of The Price Center’s day and residential services. Justin previously worked as Executive Director of PRIDE, Inc. in Taunton, and as Vice President for South Norfolk County Association for Retarded Citizens in Westwood. His broad experience includes past positions with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Mental Health and as a high school special education teacher. Justin spent two years in Central Africa with the Peace Corps.
He has served on the Association for Developmental Disability Providers Board of Directors and on the Bristol County Workforce Investment Board of Directors.
Justin holds a Master’s Degree in Special Education from S.U.N.Y. Geneseo and a Master’s in Business Administration in Public and Nonprofit Management from Boston University.
With more than 25 years’ experience, Michael has run the finance, human resources and information technology operations of The Price Center for the last 10 years. His special areas of expertise include auditing and financial analysis. Michael has been honored by The Price Center’s Dedication and President’s awards.
He pursued his studies at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.
Tony joined The Price Center in 1995. He is currently the Program Director of the Day Habilitation program. His previous positions include serving as Assistant Director and Case Manager at The Price Center’s Intensive Day Habilitation program. Tony loves spending time each day with the individuals and families of the Day Hab program.
Tony belongs to the Massachusetts Day Hab Coalition and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Brandeis University.
Karen joined the Price Center in October of 2001 brining with her four decades of experience working with individuals and families to her position overseeing family support services and the ASCENT program for The Price Center.
Karen also coordinates The Price Center internship program, the self-advocacy group: Self Advocates Serving the Community (SAS-C), the Positive Behavior Support initiative, and co-leads the Family Support initiative. She also serves on the Newton Youth Interagency Committee.
Karen has studied behavioral psychology and education at Northeastern University, Bunker Hill Community College and the University of Massachusetts.
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The Price Center empowers individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to thrive in their living, social and work communities.