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Senior Leadership

Director of Implementation; Associate Director of Training
Dr. Rachel Kim is the Director of Implementation and Associate Director of Training at Judge Baker Children's Center. Dr. Kim graduated magna cum laude from Tufts University with her B.A. in clinical psychology and Spanish. She received her Ph.D. in Psychology with a clinical concentration from the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Kim completed her clinical internship at Pacific Clinics, a community mental health agency in the greater Los Angeles area. Dr. Kim has experience working Full Bio...
Director of Clinical Operations
Kate May is the Director of Clinical Operations for the outpatient clinics (The Center for Effective Child Therapy & The Baker Center for Children and Families at Waltham) at Judge Baker Children’s Center.  Kate works with both clinics to support business and clinical operations. Kate graduated from the University of Vermont with a BA in Psychology and went on to receive a Masters in Social Work from Simmons University.  In 2019, Kate completed her MBA at Simmons University and graduated as Full Bio...
Director of Information Technology
Philip Myers joined Judge Baker Children’s Center in 2012, and in 2019 was named Director of Information Technology. Philip supports all aspects of IT operations for Judge Baker Children’s Center, including the Manville School, the Child at Risk Hotline, and all other programs. Previously the Manager of IT for Judge Baker Children’s Center, Philip’s role was expanded when he became a member of the Operations Team. With a long history of progressive IT functions for over 20 years, he brings a Full Bio...
Jim Prince
Director of The Manville School
James Prince began his position as the Director of the Baker’s Manville School in September 2000. A great contributor to the “culture of community” at Manville, Mr. Prince grew up in Boston and has served area families and children for over 20 years. Before joining the staff at the Baker, Mr. Prince served as Clinical Director for the Italian Home for Children, a residential and day school program for young people struggling with learning disabilities and emotional disturbances, from 1994 to Full Bio...
Marcy Ravech
Director of the Massachusetts Child Abuse Emergency Line
Marcy Ravech joined Judge Baker Children’s Center in December 2018 as Director of the Quality Care Initiative. In October of 2019, she transitioned to become the Director of the Massachusetts Child Abuse Emergency Line Marcy attended Brandeis University and earned her MSW from the Boston University School of Social Work with a specialization in human services management. Most recently she served as Executive Director of the Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Program, including MCPAP and Full Bio...
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...
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Associate Director of Training and the Center for Effective Child Therapy; Director of Camp Baker
Dr. Sarah Tannenbaum is the Director of Camp Baker and the Associate Director of Training and the Center for Effective Child Therapy at Judge Baker Children’s Center. Dr. Tannenbaum graduated summa cum laude with her B.S. in Psychology from Northeastern University. She received her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from William James College with a concentration in Children and Families of Adversity and Resilience (CFAR). Dr. Tannenbaum completed a clinical internship at Riverbend Community Mental 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...

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