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Senior Leadership

Nina Rodriguez
Director of Facilities
Ms. Rodriguez has been with Judge Baker Children's Center ("Judge Baker") for 20 plus years with increasing level of responsibility and became the Facilities Manager in September 1999. Currently, as Judge Baker's Facilities Director, Ms. Rodriguez provides oversight, overall supervision, and coordination of the maintenance, housekeeping, purchasing, security, and management of Judge Baker's building, equipment and grounds. She defines the mission of the Facilities Department (Facilities) as Full Bio...
Rachel Sudikoff
Director of Human Resources
Ms. Sudikoff has been at JBCC since 2003 and is responsible for developing, implementing, maintaining, monitoring and updating all of the organizations personnel policies as well as complying with all of the applicable federal, state, local and employment laws. Ms. Sudikoff has a strong interest in benefits and employee relations, during her time at the center; she has made substantial changes in both areas. Prior to arriving at JBCC, she was an HR Consultant at KPMG for 9 years. In her spare Full Bio...
Julie Springwater
Director of New England Association of Child Welfare Commissioners and Directors
Julie Springwater, MSW has served as the Director of the New England Association of Child Welfare Commissioners and Directors since 1994. As Director she creates and manages an agenda that reflects the vision and policies of the Association's members, the leaders and staff of the public child welfare agencies in the New England States. Ms. Springwater serves as a resource to Association member agencies on child welfare policy and practice issues and edits the Association newspaper, COMMON Full Bio...
Claudio Toppelberg
Principal Investigator, Child Language & Developmental Psychiatry
Dr. Toppelberg is a child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist on the faculty of Harvard Medical School. He is a member of the research committee, Harvard Department of Psychiatry, and director of continuing education, Judge Baker Children's Center. Together with Kerim Munir, MD, DSc, he directs the Harvard Medical School-accredited Child Mental Health Forum. Dr. Toppelberg's research in child/adolescent psychopathology has two foci:1.) the relations of language, neurocognitive, and emotional/ Full Bio...