Board Members

Sahar Ahmed Awerbuch

is an expressive arts therapist and a teacher. Her main focus are people of all ages who have special needs. She is a strong believer in the power of the arts and using the arts as a way of connecting and understanding others. She is the founder and executive director of Brio Integrated Theatre, a Winchester-based nonprofit whose mission is to integrate people of all ages and abilities using the arts.

Dennis Brett

has lived in Winchester for over 25 years. He and his wife have raised three children here and have greatly appreciated living in this town. Dennis has been involved with the Multicultural Network for five years considering it a privilege to work with an organization with noble goals. He is looking forward to working on accessibility issues going forward. A retired school counselor, he has since his retirement been teaching classes in English as a Second Language, doing pastoral care at his church and singing.

Kai Chen

has lived in Winchester with her husband and three sons for 28 years. She is the Vice President of EduTron Corporation, a professional development provider in K–12 education. Kai has been actively involved with school and town activities and is a committee member of One Winchester Many Traditions.

Phil Coonley

has lived in Winchester since 1976, where he helped raise two children. In 2009 he retired from the US Department of Transportation’s Volpe National Transportation Systems Center in Cambridge where he was an economist for 15 years, and for a later 15 years its SES Chief Administrative Officer.  In Winchester, Phil was active in Kids Corner, youth baseball, and youth soccer; still active in the Tennis Association and Unitarian Society; and for the past five years active in Susta.

Jerome Garciano

Jerome is an attorney with a concentration on state and federal tax financing incentives affecting the built environment. An attorney at a Boston law firm specializing in affordable housing and community development law, he has also served as a finance project manager at The Community Builders, Inc., a national, non-profit, developer of affordable housing. A resident of Winchester, Jerome is a former member of the Winchester Planning Board and currently is a member of the Winchester Housing Partnership Board.

Margery (“Gege”) Jackson

Margery and her family have been Winchester residents since 2000. She is raising two sons who have been educated in the Winchester Public Schools. Her eldest son is a 2014 graduate of Winchester High School and is attending college in New York, and her youngest son is in the WHS class of 2016. Margery has had the pleasure of proudly serving on the Network board since 2003 and has been an active member of the Response and School Impact Committees, in addition to serving on several ad hoc committees, including the Anti-Bullying Task Force for the Winchester Schools.

Gloria Welch Legvold

has lived in Winchester since 1971; she and her husband Robert have two adult children who attended Winchester schools. She has taught and served as an administrator in both public and independent schools and has been active in local citizens’ groups. She joined the Network in 2006 and has served on Response, Board Development, and Program committees as well as a brief stint as co-chair.

Susan K. Lewis

and her husband Jason moved to Winchester in 1998, and their two daughters attend the public schools. After a career in science journalism, Susan became a middle school science teacher and currently teaches in Concord. She joined the Network in 2008 and has served as chair of the MLK Day program as well as on the School Impact Committee.

Terry Marotta

Terry moved to this town in 1979 where she and her husband have seen rise to adulthood somewhere between three and six children, of both the home-grown and the honorary kind. She writes a weekly syndicated column, still misses her early work as a classroom teacher in Somerville (MA) and has served for many years as a volunteer with Winchester ABC.

Seeme Baqai Moreira

has been a Winchester resident since 1991. She and her husband Mario have 2 daughters; their older daughter graduated from Winchester High and now attends college in Chicago, and their younger daughter is currently enrolled at Winchester High. Seeme has a background in Accounting and Finance and has been an active Realtor in town since 1995. She joined the Network in 2008 and has served as the Treasurer since joining the Board. She has also served on the Finance Committee and the School Impact Committee.

Kaye Nash

and her husband, David, and their two children moved to Winchester in 1978. While a member of the Network’s original Board, Kaye was an advisor to the Multicultural Issues Group (MCI) at Winchester High School. As a deacon in her church she co-led an education and discernment process that resulted in a vote in 2001 to declare the First Congregational Church of Winchester Open and Affirming of all persons. Kaye is currently chair of the Network’s Board Development Committee.

Rev. JP Robins

is the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Winchester. Prior to that, JP has held managerial positions with technology companies. He holds an MBA and a Master of Divinity degree. JP is sensitive to diverse cultures, having lived, studied, and worked in the US, India, and Southern Africa. He is also a volunteer mentor with YearUp, that closes the opportunity divide by training urban young adults for professional careers.

Robin Smith

moved to Winchester in 1994. In addition to raising three daughters, Robin works full time as a pediatrician. She has been a volunteer with the Winchester Multicultural Network since 2002. Robin served as a network co-chair for four years and as the chair of the School Impact committee for over ten years where she has been a passionate advocate for accommodations for religious and ethnic holiday observances in our public schools.

Sandy Thompson

moved to Winchester with her husband in 1966 and brought up her two children here. A founder of the Winchester Multicultural Network, she had been involved in several Winchester community organizations before committing most of her volunteer time to the Network in 1991.

Hillary Turkewitz

is a clinical psychologist, who has lived in Winchester with her husband Jon for over thirty years, and raised three children here, all of whom were educated through the Winchester Public Schools.  She has served on the Network Board since it was established, and Chairs the Response Committee, which is committed to providing support and advocacy for people who have been targets of, or witnesses to, bias and/or discrimination.

Felicity Tuttle

A 30-year Winchester resident with her husband and two daughters, Felicity works in town in residential real estate and has participated in the Network Board since 2008. She has a strong interest in accessible and affordable housing so presently also serves on the Winchester Housing Partnership Board and each season with Winchester Trails leads curriculum-based nature walks for 4th and 5th Graders in Winchester.

Lily Yamamoto

is a long-time resident of Winchester where her three children attended public school. She is the principal/senior designer of LMY Studio, Inc., a graphic design studio. Since joining the Network in 2008, Lily has guided its visual communications and is an active member of its Program Committee.

Juanita Zerda

has been an independent consultant since 2009 using her expertise to support non-profit organizations, foundations and public sector agencies in increasing their impact on individuals, families and communities. Juanita received her J.D. from Los Andes University in Bogota, Colombia and her Master of Arts in Philosophy from Boston College. She is fluent in English, Spanish and French. Juanita lives in Winchester with her husband and two sons. Her active participation in town includes the PTO at Lincoln School, the Steering Committee of the League of Women Voters, and as a Trustee of the Winchester Community Music School.