Many of Key's leadership team have been involved with
the agency for over two decades. Their commitment to
social services and to the betterment of the lives of
youth and their families is unparalleled in the region.
has been President of Key since 1977. Bill holds
a B.A. in Psychology from Boston University, and a
M.Ed. in Leadership and Educational Administration
from Worcester State College.
He has served in numerous public policy leadership
positions including President of the Massachusetts
Council of Human Service Providers, Chairperson of
the Children's League of Massachusetts, and Chairperson
of the Trustees of Worcester State College. Bill is
a founding member of Citizens For Juvenile Justice
and has received many awards for leadership including
the Richard J. Bond Award for Excellence in Human
Chief Operating Officer, Wesley
holds a B.A. in Psychology/Sociology from Brandeis
University, a M.Ed. in Guidance and Psychological
Services from Springfield College, a M.B.A. from Assumption
College and a J.D. from Western New England College
School of Law.
Wes is a member of the Massachusetts Bar and is a
Massachusetts Licensed Certified Social Worker and
has been with Key in various positions since 1976.
He has been a member of the Massachusetts Governor's
Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee since 1991 and
has served on many local boards that oversee programs
and services designed to assist at-risk youth and
families. Wes is skilled in the development and evaluation
of juvenile justice and social service programs and
is an adjunct professor at Fitchburg State College
and Suffolk University.
Director of Western MA Operations, Dr.
holds a B.A. in Sociology from St. Anselm College,
a M.Ed. in Guidance and Psychological Services from
Springfield College, and an Ed.D. in Educational Psychology
from American International College. He is a Licensed
Psychologist in Massachusetts.
Michael has been in various supervisory positions
with Key since 1975 and has been instrumental in the
design and implementation of residential treatment
programs, an emergency shelter, a mental health clinic,
and an alternative school. Michael was involved in
the development of assessment and treatment protocols
for youth with firesetting and sexual offending behaviors.
He is a member of the American Psychological Association
and serves on the board of ACCESS Behavioral Health
Director of Management and Human Resources, Cynthia
has a B.A. in Urban Studies and a Master's in Non-Profit
Management both from Worcester State College, and
a Certificate in Human Resources Management from Bentley
Cynthia has been with Key in various administrative
roles since 1982. Cynthia has extensive experience
in program accreditation with an emphasis on continuous
quality improvement and information systems.
Director of Southeast MA and Rhode Island Operations,
Patricia Dedora-St. Germain
is a licensed social worker and holds a B.A. in English and Philosophy and a M.A. in Agency Counseling from Rhode Island College.
Patricia has held various direct care and supervisory positions in Key since 1989. Patricia has served on numerous boards and committees in Rhode Island to include: RICORP and the Child Advocate Advisory Board. She also Co-Chairs the Rhode Island Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Task Force Provider Subcommittee.
Director of Administration and Finance, Ronald
holds a B.A. in Government from Suffolk University
and a M.P.A. from Northeastern University.
Ron brings 14 years of human service and financial
management experience to Key as well as experience
in management information systems, mental health care
financing, and third party reimbursement. Joining
Key's Management Team in 1996. Ron has extensive experience
in program pricing, financial analysis and regulatory
Director of Children's
Charter Division of Key, Paula
holds a B.S. from Lesley College, a M.Ed. and a
CAGS in Counselor Education from the University of
Maryland, and an Ed.D. in Education from Boston University.
She is a Massachusetts Licensed Mental Health Counselor.
Paula founded Children's Charter in 1985. Together
with her staff, she has created the largest provider
of trauma treatment services in Massachusetts and
has developed both a Forensic Assessment Team and
a Domestic Violence Team that offer statewide assessments
supported by the Massachusetts Department of Social
Services. She has served on numerous community boards
and task forces offering her expertise in trauma and
child abuse. She is a Founding Member and current
Board Member of the Massachusetts Children's Trust