Anne Bader-Martin, Attorney-at-Law
Executive Director/ Board President
An attorney specializing solely in juvenile and family-related law since 1993, Anne Bader-Martin has witnessed how profoundly social and economic circumstances mold her clients—in terms of the opportunities they can access, the choices they make and the people they become. Determined that our poorest children reach their full potential, she has been involved in various social justice projects, including the founding of One Can Help. Ms. Bader-Martin earned her bachelor’s in Education from the University of Florida and her J.D. from New England Law after completing her final year at Kings College’s School of Law, London.
Isil Waxman, Program Director
Biography coming soon!
Jennifer Martin, Director of Development
Ms. Martin (no relation to Anne) has served as the part-time Program Administrator for One Can Help since 2012. She began her career at the University of Pennsylvania as the project manager of a large, federally-funded national survey of legal immigrants. While working there, she also studied community organizing, faith-based organizations and nonprofit management, culminating in a Master of Liberal Arts degree. Ms. Martin received her B.A. in French and Chemistry from Grinnell College and M.S. in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She lives in Newton with her husband and young children and volunteers her time with several community-building organizations.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
We are grateful to all our board members, past and present, who have helped to create One Can Help. Without everyone’s special talents, we would never be able to do this important work. One Can Help truly stands on the shoulders of giants.
Ray Molly Goldberg, Attorney-at-Law
Ms. Goldberg has practiced child welfare law for more than 30 years in the Juvenile Courts of the Commonwealth. A graduate of Boston University School of Law, she has served as mentor to and coordinator for attorneys representing children and parents through the Children and Family Law (CAFL) program of the Committee for Public Council Services. She earned her bachelor’s in Women’s History from SUNY-Buffalo.
A freelance writer and contributor to The Boston Globe’s food section, Ms. Kurland turned to journalism after working in medical settings as a counselor in a women’s health clinic, as well as in the social service department at Mass General Hospital. She has covered Metrowest community issues for the Globe’s West section. Ms. Kurland also studied at Cordon Bleu in France. She earned her bachelor’s from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, majoring in social work, and a master’s in journalism from Boston University.
Ms. Myers is Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Fidelity Investments, where she advises a range of business units on the tax aspects of their product offerings. Her volunteer service has included the Citizen Schools 8th Grade Academy in Boston and a mock trial program at an under-served public school in New York City. She has lived in Newton, Mass., for the past eight years and has two children enrolled in the Newton Public Schools. When the kids are not in school, she loves to take them on adventures both near and far. At home, she enjoys gardening, cooking and entertaining. Ms. Myers was drawn to One Can help because it uses a highly efficient operating model to meet specific and documented needs of local families.
Mr. Portuondo is the President of Decision Analytics, Inc., a management consulting firm focusing on business, marketing and strategy development and implementation, business process redesign and organizational effectiveness. He has more than 30 years of experience working with clients in the private and public sectors in Europe, the United States and Latin America. Mr. Portuondo’s industry expertise includes telecommunications, healthcare, pharmaceutical and high tech, working with companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100s, as well as non-profits. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Susan Sayers, PhD
Ms. Sayers has 15 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. She is currently the Chief Development Officer of Ceres, a nonprofit organization that mobilizes leading businesses and investors to tackle climate change, water scarcity and other global sustainability challenges. Prior to that, she led the development efforts of Partners In Health, an international social justice nonprofit that provides health care and poverty alleviation services in 12 countries around the world. Through her professional work, Ms. Sayers has a keen appreciation for how poverty impacts the lives of individuals, from their vulnerability to disease and ill health, to their economic and social mobility, to their personal resiliency. She holds a BA in History and Psychology from Vanderbilt University and a PhD in American History from Harvard. She lives in Newton, Mass., with her husband and three young children and is a runner and tennis player.
Bio coming soon!
Bio coming soon!
Katherine L. WIlson, LICSW
Ms. Wilson brings to One Can Help more than twenty years of practice in the field of clinical social work. She has worked with adolescents and families in various settings, including inpatient, residential and partial hospital levels of care. Currently, she is a staff clinician with Comprehensive Psychiatric Associates in Wellesley, Mass., and has a private practice in Newton, Mass. She received her BS in Psychology from Trinity College, her MSW from Smith College School for Social Work and completed fellowship training at the Yale Psychiatric Institute. In addition, she is a former professional ballet dancer and currently is a Wellness Consultant with the Boston Ballet School.