Board of Directors

DONNA JENSON, MA; Jenson Consultations, Time to Tell

Board President

Donna JensonJenson founded the non-profit Time To Tell in 2009 to spark stories from lives affected by incest and sexual abuse to be told and heard. She wrote and performs her one-woman play, What She Knows: One Woman’s Way Through Incest to Joy, which is based on her own experience of surviving incest and what she did to make her life worth living. She leads Time To Tell What We Know writing and mindfulness workshops for survivors. She’s presently writing a book, Healing into My Life, a memoir of the choices she made and experiences she had that helped her heal from her childhood trauma.

Donna received an MA in Organizational and Leadership Development from New York University. She has held faculty positions in Human Relations and Counseling at the New York Theological Seminary, and in the Department of Labor and Management at Cornell University. She lives in Western Massachusetts.

JOSEPH IANELLI, MBA; Massachusetts General Hospital

Board Treasurer

Joseph Ianelli

Large-scale projects include significant process redesign, system implementation, program and service development, implementation of Massachusetts Health Care Reform, and preparation for national Health Care Reform variations. Holding an undergraduate degree from the College of the Holy Cross and a graduate degree in Clinical Social Work from Boston University, he practiced as a licensed clinician, specializing in the intersection of homelessness, substance dependence, and infectious disease. Prior to his work at the Massachusetts General Hospital, he created and directed substance dependence programs for a homeless shelter, was a substance abuse specialist for an HIV clinic, and directed AIDS Services Programs, all in the City of Cambridge, and is a former Board member of AIDS Action in Boston. Joseph also holds an MBA from Yale University, where he placed first in a national business innovation competition and delivered the student graduation address.

PIERRE R. BERASTAIN, MDiv, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network

Pierre R. BerastaínHe is the Co-Founder of the Massachusetts Restorative Justice Collaborative and served as the Co-Chair of the Massachusetts Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender (GLBT) Domestic Violence Coalition. Pierre was a 2012-2013 Fellow at the Gay Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation’s National People of Color Media Institute. As a contributor to the Huffington Post, he writes on domestic violence, restorative justice, and general issues of social justice.

 

SOLOE DENNIS, MS;  Health and Human Services, City of Springfield, MA

Soloe DennisBefore joining the City of Springfield, Soloe oversaw the Worcester regional office of the Department of Public Health, supporting DPH priorities and staff communications across Bureaus at the Regional level. Previously, he worked at the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission as the Senior Public Health Emergency Preparedness Planner, leading the public health emergency preparedness planning activities for the Hampden County Public Health Coalition. Soloe also worked on critical public projects around addressing the health outcomes of the county and developing shared health services regional models.

He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Massachusetts Public Health Association, is a Member of the Advisory Boards of the Pioneer Valley Area Health Education Center and the Dean of the University of Massachusetts School of Public Health. Soloe has a BS in Environmental Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and an MS in Environmental Health Sciences from the University of Massachusetts School of Public Health and Health Sciences. He is a recent graduate of the Commonwealth Senior Leadership MasSp Program and he has an MEP (Master Exercise Practitioner) from the Department of Homeland Security.

ALISON KELLER, MS; United Personnel

Board Clerk

Alsion Keller

She is a member of the current cohort of the Women’s Fund’s Leadership Institute for Political and Public Impact (LIPPI) program. Passionate about world cultures and travel, she volunteered and journeyed through thirteen countries on an ‘around the world’ trip in 2008. A lover of ideas and lists, she wastes countless hours trying to find the perfect organizational system. She lives in Easthampton with her husband, three children, and dog.

 

CHRISTINE KEYS, MSW; Klingberg Family Services

Cristine Keys

Since joining Klingberg, Ms. Keys has developed and implemented the Fatherhood360 program as well as several other initiatives focusing on permanency for older youth transitioning from foster care and victims of child sexual exploitation. In addition to her passion for supporting permanency and fatherhood initiatives, Ms. Keys has provided regional and national trainings on permanency, fatherhood, trauma informed practices and working with victims of sex trafficking; and engaged with various organizations across the country to develop and evaluate their program efforts to address high risk populations. Over the past seven years, Ms. Keys has served as an independent consultant as well as the co-founder of ABOVE the Path Consulting for non-profit organizations serving youth and families both nationally and internationally. She serves on the Advisory Committee for the Parents with Cognitive Limitations Initiative and is committee member of the CT State Fatherhood Council. Ms. Keys is a Licensed Master Social Worker receiving an MSW degree from Southern Connecticut State University. She resides in the greater Hartford area in Connecticut with her teenage son.