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.