School Board

Meetings are held at Codman Academy on the first Tuesday of every month at 6:00 pm from September to June. All meetings are open to the public.

Location: Codman Academy Charter Public School, 637 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02124

Board of Trustees

Heather Ayres brings over 15 years of experience with her in the fields of undergraduate admissions and college readiness.  In addition to having held a number of teaching and research positions, she previously served in leadership positions at the undergraduate admission offices of Brown University and Wellesley College.  She is currently a principal facilitator and policy advisor at the College Board and also works as an education consultant specializing in data-driven educational improvement and college readiness.  Dr. Ayres received her Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration, Planning and Social Policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Susanna Bedell has been a practicing internist for over 30 years and has a special interest in community outreach and prevention of diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease. She has worked both in rural East Texas and for the Brigham and Women's Hospital. She continues to teach at Harvard Medical School and in the Wellness Department at Codman Academy. Her research publications have included large epidemiologic studies on cardiovascular disease and also on ethics and quality of care. Dr Bedell received her MD and fellowship training from Harvard Medical School.

Dudley Blodget has over 20 years experience in Massachusetts education. Mr. Blodget has served as President and COO of Boston Renaissance Charter School, worked in the admissions office of several schools including Princeton University, and has extensive experience in development at several Massachusetts institutions of education, including the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Currently, Dudley works as the Senior Development Officer for Alumni Giving at Buckingham Browne & Nichols School in Cambridge. Dudley has a Masters in Education from Columbia University’s Teachers College and graduated cum laude with a B.A. from Harvard.

Meg Campbell is founder and Executive Director of Codman Academy Charter Public School and a 2009 Barr Fellow. She previously served as Executive Director of Expeditionary Learning Outward Bound and a lecturer at Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is a poet and author of Solo Crossing (Midmarch Arts Press 1999) and co-editor, Split Verse: Poems to Heal Your Heart(Midmarch Arts Press 2000). A graduate of Radcliffe College, she received her Master’s degree from Wheelock and C.A.S. from Harvard Graduate School of Education. She has been a Dorchester resident for over twenty-five years.

Kerlyne Cenafils is a Codman Academy alumna, Class of 2007.  She graduated from Holy Cross in 2011 and is currently pursuing a Masters of Liberal Arts in Extension Studies: Concentration in Legal Studies at Harvard Extension School. Kerlyne has worked as a Legal Assistant for Demeo & Associates, P.C. and Steward Health Care System, LLC, and is currently working as a Resident Assistant at Victory Programs, ReVision Family Home.

Sandra Cotterell joined Codman Square Health Center in 1994 as Chief Operating Officer. In February 2011, the Board of Directors appointed her as Chief Executive Officer of the Health Center. She began her career in health care as a nurse in Mass General Hospital and New England Medical Center. In addition to her role as CEO of Codman Square Health Center, she is also co-CEO of Dotwell, a partnership organization that was formed between the Dorchester House Multi-Service Center and Codman Square Health Center. She currently works on the Dotwell Board of Diretors, Boston Medical Center Board of Directors, Neighborhood Health Plan Advisory Committee, BMC HealthNet Board and the Codman Academy Charter School Board of Directors.

Juma Crawford is Executive Director of Friends of the Children, Boston.  He was College Bound Dorchester's Director of Alternative Education, having previously served as the Upper School Principal for Community Charter School of Cambridge, Juma has significant experience working with high -risk students, including serving as a faculty co-founder and Foundation Board Member at the Codman Academy Charter School.  In is current role, Juma leads College Bound Dorchester's Alternative Middle School and College Prep programs, both of which are designed to provide disengaged, proven-risk youth with the support they need to get back on track academically.  Juma has a Bachelor of Biological Science degree from Amherst College and a Master of Education from Harvard University 







Anthony Helies is the Founder and President of Helies & Company. Currently active with the Citizen Schools and Boston Latin School's Astronomy studies, Mr. Helies has over 10 years experience in working with Boston Public Schools. Until recently, Mr. Helies was a partner with Walnut Venture Associates.

Richmond Holden, Jr. has over 20 years of executive experience leading, innovating, and transforming the educational services industry at organizations like Educators Publishing Service and J.L. Hammett Co. He currently serves as the Executive Vice President and President of Educational Resources at School Specialty Inc. Mr. Holden holds an MBA from Northeastern University.

Meredith Hollis, Vice-President, is former President of Codman Academy Foundation board.  A former teacher, Ms. Hollis has a long-standing interest and commitment to education.

Tyrone Latin has worked in Harvard's Development Office for the last twelve years and is currently a Senior Deputy Director in the Harvard College Fund. Previously, Mr. Latin, a Dorchester native, was Grants Manager for the Codman Square Health Center. He has served on the Board of the Boston Algebra in Middle Schools Project is actively involved with the Park Street School. Tyrone has a Masters of Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a B.A. in English and American Literature and Language from Harvard College.

Anthony Alan Parker is currently principal of Weston High School. Mr. Parker has over 15 years experience working in Massachusetts schools as a teacher and an administrator. He has a Masters in Education from Harvard and is currently pursuing a Doctorate degree in Education Administration from Boston College’s Lynch school of Education. Prior to entering the education field, Anthony was an editor and freelance author for various newspapers and magazines, including The Guardian, Sojourners Magazine, and the Dollars and Sense Magazine. Mr. Parker has been a nominee for the Massachusetts Teacher of the Year Award and Sallie Mae First Class Teacher Award, and was also elected to the National Education Association’s representative Assembly.

James Pender is a partner at Morgan, Brown & Joy, LLP, concentrating on labor and employment law, litigation and advice.  Jim works with a diverse client base, including Massachusetts municipalities and public authorities, Fortune 500 corporations, small privately-held companies, and public and private colleges and universities.  He is a graduate of Wesleyan University and Suffolk University Law School.  Jim is admitted to practice in Massachusetts State and Federal courts and is a member of the Boston and Massachusetts State and Federal courts and is a member of the Boston and Massachusetts bar associations.

Thomas Quirk has worked for the past 20 years for various investment companies including Wertheim Schroeder Investment Bank and Kidder Peabody. Mr. Quirk is currently an investment advisor for Howland Capital Management. Tom has also spent much of the last 30 years working with Massachusetts schools as a volunteer teacher, librarian, and researcher. Tom has an M.B.A. and a B.A. from Harvard University.

Carla E. Small is the Clinical Innovation Accelaration Program Manager at Boston Children's Hospital.  Carla is the founder of Strategia Solutions, a business strategy and marketing consulting firm providing advisory and project management services to senior executives in health care and educational organizations.  Carla's previous roles include: Manager at Health Advances strategy consulting firm, Director of Product Development at Work/Family Directions, and Account Executive at Leo Burnett advertising.  She currently serves on the Consumer Marketing Advisory Board of Medtronic Diabetes, is former co-president of the Needham Education Foundation, former Board Member of the HBS Network of Women Alumnae and co-founder of Citizens for Needham Schools.  Carla received her undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and her MBA from the Harvard Business School.

William WalczakPresident and Co-Founder. Bill is a founder and CEO of Codman Square Health Center and was named a Barr Fellow in 2007. Bill is past president of the Codman Square Neighborhood Council. He serves as President of the Center for Community Health Education, Research and Service at Northeastern University, and President of Boston HealthNet. He is Trustee of Codman Square Community Associates, and sits on the Board of Directors of STRIVE, Inc., a job-training program in Codman Square and of Federated Dorchester Neighborhood House.