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Judge Baker Welcomes Christine Dunn to the Board of Trustees

Christine Dunn

BOSTON, MA (February 16, 2017) - Judge Baker Children’s Center (Judge Baker), a national leader in children’s mental health, today announced that it elected Christine Dunn, founder and president of ArcPoint Strategic Communications, to its Board of Trustees.

Ms. Dunn formed ArcPoint Strategic Communications, a division of her company, Clark Hill Media Group, in 2014 to provide strategic communications advisory and media education services. In her capacity as a trustee of Judge Baker, Christine’s communications and media strategy expertise will be an invaluable asset as the Board of Trustees continues to support Judge Baker’s vision of ensuring that all children and families throughout the Commonwealth and beyond have access to the highest quality care possible.

“On behalf of the Board of Trustees and staff of Judge Baker, I am thrilled to welcome our newest trustee, Christine Dunn,” said Robert P. Franks, Ph.D., President and CEO, Judge Baker. “As we begin the celebration of our centennial year, we welcome new perspectives and innovative ideas that help ensure we are bringing the highest quality of care to the children and families we serve. Christine’s communications and media expertise, as well as her personal commitment to Judge Baker’s work, will make her an integral part of our Board of Trustees. I truly look forward to engaging her in the work of Judge Baker in the years to come.”

With more than 20 years working in media, and advising executives and companies worldwide, Ms. Dunn has won multiple national and international awards for communications campaigns that she designed. Ms. Dunn honed her media strategy skills at Bloomberg News, where she worked for more than a decade as a multimedia reporter, editor and senior manager. She led the North American Consumer/Retail Team after working as a reporter and editor, and in June 2002, Ms. Dunn was named Bureau Chief of Boston, then Bloomberg's second-largest market in North America. Ms. Dunn also helped expand mutual funds coverage, and spearheaded Bloomberg's coverage of education in North America.

“Judge Baker has been an important resource to the community in helping us to understand how to help children and families be successful as they navigate the challenges associated with mental health. I am so pleased to be part of this team as we continue to expand the leadership role Judge Baker has earned as a champion for children and families in need. I admire Judge Baker’s commitment to providing the highest quality care and training the next generation of health professionals in best practices in mental health services,” said Ms. Dunn.

Ms. Dunn completed a Master's degree in Asian studies and international business from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and a B.A. from Tufts University. A longtime advocate of education, Ms. Dunn serves on the Advisory Board of Tufts University's Entrepreneurship and Leadership Program, and on the Board for the Belmont Foundation for Education.

An affiliate of Harvard Medical School, Judge Baker Children’s Center is a nationally recognized children’s mental health organization dedicated to improving the quality of mental health care for children and families. Named in honor of Harvey Humphrey Baker, the first judge appointed to the Boston Juvenile Court, Judge Baker opened its doors in 1917 and has been serving the children and families of greater Boston for 100 years. The multi-faceted organization provides the very best in evidence-based practices for children and families struggling with a range of behavioral, emotional, educational, and mental health issues. Judge Baker is dedicated to improving the lives of children and families by bridging the gap between science and practice to improve access to the highest quality care in community-based settings.