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Jayesh Bhansali and David Schwartz

Judge Baker Welcomes Jayesh Bhansali and David Schwartz to the Board of Trustees

July 17, 2019

BOSTON, MA (July 17, 2019) - Judge Baker Children’s Center (Judge Baker), a national leader in children’s mental health, today announced that it recently elected Jayesh D. Bhansali, Chief Investment Officer for IRIQIV, an investment advisory firm and David A. Schwartz, a practicing attorney in Cambridge, to its Board of Trustees. Jayesh is a senior portfolio manager with over 20 years of experience in managing, developing, and overseeing investment strategies across fixed income and equities, as well as derivatives, alternatives and smart beta. His background will provide expertise to Jud...
Nancy Gajee and Matt Pecoraro

The Evidence-Based Policy Institute at Judge Baker Children’s Center Offers Expert Testimony to State Legislature

June 28, 2019

BOSTON, MA (June 28, 2019) - The Evidence-based Policy Institute at Judge Baker Children’s Center was invited to offer expert testimony at two separate legislative hearings this week. At the first, held Monday, June 24th, Nancy Gajee, PhD, Judge Baker’s Director of Outpatient Clinical Services, addressed the Massachusetts Legislature’s Joint Committee on Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery. In her comments, Dr. Gajee discussed the importance of evidence-based practices in promoting the best possible outcomes for children and families. She also discussed the barriers to providing hi...
Nancy Gajee

Judge Baker Children's Center Names Nancy K. Gajee, Ph.D. as Director of Outpatient Clinical Services

April 26, 2019

In this integral senior leadership role, Gajee will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for the outpatient clinical services provided by JBCC. BOSTON, MA (APRIL 26, 2019) - Judge Baker Children’s Center (Judge Baker), a national leader in children’s mental health, named Nancy K. Gajee, Ph.D. to the role of Director of Outpatient Clinical Services. Gajee will have oversight over Judge Baker’s outpatient programs, including the Center for Effective Child Therapy, a clinic providing mental health assessments and focused short-term treatments for chi...

PCIT Basic Training - starts May 6, 2019!

April 3, 2019

Become a PCIT therapist! Register now for our upcoming PCIT training, led by JBCC’s own PCIT Master Trainer, Dr. Rhea Chase, and Dr. Joshua Masse of the Boston Child Study Center. To learn more about PCIT, visit: To register for the training, contact: Read more

Marcy Ravech

Judge Baker Children's Center Names Marcy Ravech, MSW As Director of The Quality Care Initiative

January 22, 2019

BOSTON, MA (JANUARY 22, 2019)- Judge Baker Children’s Center (Judge Baker), a national leader in children’s mental health, named Marcy Ravech, MSW, who most recently served as Executive Director of the Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Program, to the role of Director of the Quality Care Initiative. The Quality Care Initiative works to create lasting improvements in the quality of behavioral health care and other services for children and families. Ravech, as lead of the Quality Care Initiative team, will be developing new collaborations and partnerships to expa...

The Evidence Based Policy Institute at Judge Baker Children's Center Hosts Policy Forum on Juvenile Justice in Massachusetts

January 10, 2019

Held in partnership with State Representative Kay Khan and State Senator Sal DiDomenico, the policy forum will present key findings from the policy brief “Promoting Positive Outcomes for Justice Involved Youth: Understanding and Addressing the Behavioral, Emotional, and Developmental Needs of Justice Involved Youth.” The brief includes a review of relevant literature, input from key stakeholders, a review of current juvenile justice policies, systems and practices in Massachusetts, a review of national juvenile justice best practices, and offers recommendations for the Commonwealth.    E...