Board Members

Vice President: Melanie Johnson French, PhD, CMA, BC-DMT, NCC, KMP Analyst

Specialities: Psychomotor Development, observation, and intervention across the lifespan.

Hometown: Boxford, MA

School Attended: Lesley University, PhD 2013-2018. Antioch University New England, MA, 2007-2010

Passions: Dancing (any and all forms!), traveling, learning and teaching, playing music, tea drinking, environmental conservation.

Secretary: Maegan Garvey, LMHC, BC-DMT

Specialties: Children, Adolescents, ADHD, ASD, Anxiety, Depression, and Mood Disorders

Hometown: Stonington, CT

School Attended: Lesley University, 2015-2017

Passions: Dance, Beach, Baking, Cooking, Reading, and Spending time with my pup, Teddy.

President: Courtney Romanowski, LMHC, R-DMT

Specialties: Adults who experience challenges with moods and anxieties.

Hometown: Framingham, MA

School Attended: Lesley University, 2012-2014.

Passions: Tap dancing, golden retrievers, Italian food, and the ocean.

Treasurer: Pauline Smith, LMHC, BC-DMT, REAT

Specialties: Children, Adolescents, Adults, and Families impacted by Autism and Intellectual Disabilities

Hometown: Needham, MA

School Attended: Lesley University, 2011-2013

Passions: Dance, Hiking, Crafting, Snail Mail, Reading, Beach Walks

MDC Liaison: Stefanie Belnavis, LMHC, R-DMT

Specialties: Stefanie’s work is centered around uplifting and amplifying the wellness of BIPOC Communities. As a Jamaican-born Dance Movement Therapist (Board-Eligible), Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Clinician, Diversity Equity Inclusion Consultant, Disability Advocate, Independent Photographer  and Founder of A Bucket For The Well LLC. (private practice). Stefanie specializes in cross-cultural attachment and early relationships through embodied movement-based practices, trauma-focused generational healing and creative wellness for BIPOC young children, their families and adults with a deep commitment to social justice and racial equality. Stefanie is also the Founder of The Diahann Project (TDP) and The Diahann Project Births (TDPB) which are photography collaboratives that are centered around elevating the intersectional stories of BIPOC communities of color.

School Attended: Lesley University

Passions: Stefanie enjoys exploring and celebrating the foods, music, books and diverse cultures within her multicultural Caribbean heritage. She also enjoys being by and with water and exploring nature. She has even dubbed herself to be a ‘Plant Auntie” since the start of Covid-19.

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