Advisory Board

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CHRISTINE BABSON

Christine (White) Babson has a BA in Sociology/Spanish and a Masters in International Management. She worked for nearly 15 years in international marketing management throughout Latin America and the Caribbean with assignments in Italy, Greece, Belgium, India and Tatarstan. She worked for over 9 years as an Assistant Director at Babson College’s Career Management Office. Her final career, as a middle school Spanish teacher, allowed her to combine her international experience, love of Spanish, theatrics and music, and desire to motivate children. Babson was a founding member of the now defunct Brookline Community Theater. She has sung in several choral groups, most recently as a member of the Charles River Chorale.

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MADELINE CHAMPAGNE

Madeline Champagne is a retired Computer Systems Analyst.  She was instrumental in the formation of the Massachusetts Butterfly Club, serving as President or Vice President for seven years.  Since the early 1990’s she has been providing Monarch eggs/caterpillars from the wild for classrooms and families to raise and release back into the wild - to open their eyes and minds and hearts to the fragility and wonder of the natural world around us.  She has been awarded the DAR Certificate in Recognition of Outstanding Achievement for Environmental Awareness.  Ms. Champagne has been actively involved in The Peace Abbey, nearby towns’ Proposed Gas Pipeline Protest, Walpole Peace & Justice, and Foxboro Democratic Town Committee.

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DR. JOANNE

LUCIANO

Joanne Luciano is a Visiting Distinguished Professor at the University of the Virgin Islands where she is creating a curriculum in Data Science that reflected the past twenty years of research. Before that, she was at Indiana University and a research associate professor at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Tetherless World Research Constellation. Luciano’s research uses computational modeling and the World Wide Web to improve health care and advance medical discovery.  In addition to her nearly 30 years as a consultant, she held a joint appointment with Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital for nine years, where she served as a lecturer and research scientist using computational modeling to study human disease. Luciano holds a Ph.D. in Cognitive and Neural Systems from Boston University. 

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SANDRA ELAINE SCOTT

Award-Winning Author Sandra Elaine Scott is an International Speaker, Corporate Trainer and Life Coach who inspires joy and specializes in helping individuals turn their someday dreams into today’s reality with her unique blend of powerful, captivating stories, positive strategies and practical action steps. Sandra believes in the spirit of giving back through the stewardship principles of Time, Talent and Treasure. Her former career as a nonprofit director and fundraising professional, along with the legacy of her parents, inspire her to serve as the President of the Friends of the Millis Public Library, sing in the St. Thomas Catholic Church choir and support several charitable organizations serving children, women and seniors.

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BARBARA TALKOV

Barbara Talkov has extensive experience working on issues and services to improve the lives of children, youth, families, and their communities. She has worked with not-for-profit agencies and coalitions of them, with local government, and with both the legislative and executive branches of state government.  Her background includes work in the public policy and advocacy arenas as well as direct service. As Director of the Massachusetts Caucus of Women Legislators, she focused on issues such as domestic and sexual violence, economic equity, child care, and sexual harassment. Talkov's community involvement has included serving on a variety of not-for-profit boards of directors, local government appointed boards, and various advisory committees.  These have concentrated on the arts, health and human services, sustainable agriculture, lifelong learning programs, and professional associations. She has always been, and continues to be, committed to the goals of social and economic justice

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HAZEL WARNICK

Hazel Warnick, a retired attorney from Maryland, was the chief arbitrator for the consumer protection division of the Maryland Attorney General’s office. Before that, she was the head of the Appeals Division for the Maryland Unemployment Insurance office, and an attorney with the Legal Aid Bureau.  She received her JD degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Hazel has always been interested in women’s issues. She was a founding member of the House of Ruth Maryland, a shelter for battered women, as well as a member of the Women’s Bar Association, the Women’s Law Center and the Baltimore County Commission for Women. She also served for six years on the Board of Trustees for the Baltimore County Community Colleges.

DR. ROSELI WEISS

Roseli Weiss has been an educator for 44 years, from elementary school teacher all the way up to superintendent of schools. After retiring, she became a guide on the Boston Freedom Trail dressed in period colonial costume and continues to take visitors from cruise ships throughout Boston and Lexington and Concord. Roseli continues to teach classes to teachers and para-professionals. She has been involved in theatre since childhood and enjoys portraying characters who have made a difference in the world. Having majored in history, Roseli is sensitive to those who have fought for human rights over the years. Receiving a doctorate in educational leadership and critical and creative thinking, she feels it is imperative to critically and creatively find ways to counter injustice in the world.

ADRIENNE WILLIAMS

Adrienne Williams is a retired principal. She is a founding member of women's a Capella singing group UMOJA. Annual performances include International Women's Day, AIDS Awareness Day, MLK birthday and Black History Month programs.  Adrienne provided backup singing and drumming for Esaye Barnwell at Bill Sinkford’s final GA of his UUA presidency. She has acted in various shows, readings, recitations, church services, colleges, coffee houses, folk festivals. She has been a teacher, private school principal, and national consultant.

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ANCELIN WOLFE

Ancelin Wolfe worked as Principal Historic Preservation Planner for the Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission; then moved to Brown University where she was Associate Director of Government and Community Relations. Her board service in Rhode Island includes: The Rhode Island Rape Crisis Center (Vice President), Southside Community Land Trust (President), The Puppet Workshop, Inc. (President), First Night Providence, and the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce. She currently serves on the Medfield Historical Commission, an appointed body charged with preserving Medfield’s historic and architectural resources. She is a long-standing member of the Rhode Island Women’s Journal Writing Collective, founded in the late 1970s to create a place where women’s voices could be heard and shared.