Steering Committee 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.

Program Committee

Kristen Bray

Kristen Pywell Bray a life long resident of Winchester, WHS Class of 87. She attended American University (1991) and Boston College Graduate School of Social Work (1995). She moved back to Winchester with her family in 2001 and they have been active members of their children’s school communities starting with The Winchester Cooperative Nursery through Winchester High. She has worked in HR for Gap Inc, taught at the Winchester Cooperative Nursery School for eight years. She has been volunteering with the Winchester Cooperative Theatre since 2009 and is currently serving her third year on the Executive Leadership Team for Winchester’s ACS Relay for Life.

Schools & Youth Committee

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.

International Connections


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.

Response & Advocacy
Committee Chair

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.

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 the late 1960’s. She and her husband Robert have two adult children who attended Winchester schools, as did two grandchildren. She has taught and served as an administrator in both public and independent schools for 40 years before retiring. Gloria has been active in local groups such as the League of Women Voters, Habitat in Belmont, and Winchester Unitarian Society, and has worked on political campaigns. She joined the Network in 2006 and has served on Response, Board Development, and Program committees as well as serving as a co- chair and vice-president.

Zeina Marchant

moved to Winchester from the Chicago area. She has practiced law and worked as Director of Elections for a county and Director of IT for a court system. Locally, she volunteers with the Lynch Parents Association, Friends of the Winchester Library, Winchester Parents Advisory Committee, and Winchester for Peace. She also volunteers with Violence in Boston, an organization that fights against racial injustice.

Terry Marotta

Terry moved to Winchester 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. For 36 years she wrote a weekly Our-Common-Life kind of column, continues to serve as a volunteer with Winchester ABC and even now still misses her very early work as a classroom teacher in nearby Somerville. 

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 medical school in Michigan, 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 is currently on the Board of Kids4Peace Boston, serving as their Treasurer. She joined the Network in 2008 and served as the Treasurer for 9 years. She has also served on the committees for Finance, School Impact and Communications & Development.

Kaye Nash

Kaye and her husband, David, have lived in Winchester for 40 years and their two children graduated from Winchester schools. Joining the Network in 1991, she served as an advisor to the Multicultural Issues Group (MCI) at Winchester High School. A deacon, at the First Congregational Church in Winchester, Kaye co-led an education and discernment process that, in 2001, led to the congregation’s declaring itself Open and Affirming of all persons including the LGBTQ community. She served as chair of the Network’s Board Development committee, and continues to serve on the Program, and Response committees.

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.

Lauren Winterer

is the Program Director for Connect & Commit, the Service-Learning (SL) Program at WHS. SL is a teaching and learning strategy that links meaningful service with instruction and reflection that ultimately enriches the learning experience. Lauren implements SL at WHS by facilitating an after-school, student-run club, by being a resource to teachers who want to integrate SL into their own teaching practice, and by being a liaison to community partners.

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.