Meet The Board


Executive Director

As of September 1st, 2015, Jim assumed the role of Executive Director for PPC. In this capacity, Jim manages the day to day functions of PPC while also providing direction to the continued growth. He has been a member of PPC for 21 years and had been the organization’s Treasurer for 16 years. In his time on the board, Jim has overseen the transition of PPC into the digital world which has greatly expanded the membership both in terms of numbers and region. He has been very involved in the implementation of the organization’s extremely successful list serve. He has been very active in getting the organization’s website operational. He has also promoted the growth of the continuing education program which now offers 6 CEU conferences each year. As Treasurer, Jim has managed PPC’s finances and made sure that appropriate government filings were completed thoroughly and in a timely manner. During his tenure on the board, PPC became incorporated as a not-for- profit organization and was granted it’s tax exempt charitable organization (501C-3) status. Jim’s experience in these matters continues to be an important resource to the board.

The University of Michigan is where he obtained his Bachelor’s Degree and he graduated from Boston University School of Social Work in 1979. He also attended the Postgraduate Fellowship Program at the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis.

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Kim has been a member of the Private Practice Colloquium since 2006, which was also the beginning of her private practice career on the North Shore. She joined to gain support and collaboration with other area practitioners. She found it invaluable and wanted to become more a part of it. She joined the Executive Committee shortly following becoming a Member and she joined the Board upon its incorporation in 2011. She has been involved in the transition of the committee to a board and has served in the roles of Secretary, Clerk and now President since 2015. Kim is committed to her participation on the Board and with the PPC Membership and enjoys the collaboration, support and professional development of those in private practice.

Kim holds a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Northeastern University and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Maine. Kim’s professional experience includes working in various settings, using multiple modalities in her work with children and families. She serves on various other committees, including the Youth At Risk conference and with volunteering groups and likes to be involved in her community and with her colleagues.

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Henry has been a member of the Private Practice Colloquium (PPC) since 2013. He joined the Board of Directors in 2016. Henry is eager to support the PPC community in their efforts to serve their clients in the most respectful and honoring way possible. He is excited to promote a PPC community where participants raise the bar by challenging each other to create and implement goals for clinical development, brainstorm ideas regarding clinical issues and support each other with total honesty, respect and compassion. He is interested in collaborating on the implementation of mechanisms regarding matters of networking, marketing, finances, growth and business operation.

Henry has worked in outpatient settings in the Merrimack Valley and North Shore for several years as well as for the Community Based Flexible Support program, run by Eliot Community Human Services serving the Department of Mental Health population for 5 years. He has been in an advisory role for Clay Alchemy, an organization in New Hampshire committed to empower the body, mind and spirit with clay, since its inception in 2002. Henry has been a faculty instructor for Middlesex Community College in Bedford, MA.

Before switching his career to healing and human services, Henry attended the Universidad Autonoma Latinoamericana in Medellin, Colombia where he received a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering. He then worked as a Risk Prevention Engineer for companies such as AIG in their workers compensation division. Henry received a Master of Science degree in Counseling and Psychological Services from Salem State University and is currently a Massachusetts Licensed Mental Health Counselor.

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Vice President

Rebecca started her private practice in May 2017 and joined the Private Practice Colloquium at that time. She found the community of the PPC to be an invaluable resource and felt great interest ion participating in the organization's success and advancement. In February of 2018, Rebecca became a member of theBoard and currently holds the position of Vice President. Rebecca is passionate about fostering the community that the PPC brings together and the development of growth of both the marketing and business aspects of the organization.

Rebecca is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Case Manager. After getting a Bachelors Degree in Fine Art and Psychology at Regis College, followed by a couple years working in finance, she went on to receive her Master's Degree in Social Work from Salem State University. Her professional experience includes a variety of setting, including several years working at McLean Hospital, the Veterans Administration, psych triage at NSMC Salem Hospital and more currently with the long-term care insurance industry as a Case Manager. Her focus has been working with adults and adolescents and she also has significant experience working with veterans and geriatric clients and their families.

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Member at Large

Carla began her private practice in 2011 after working over a decade in community mental health, trauma informed care and HIV services. She relocated back to the North Shore in 2016 and joined the PPC as part of her efforts to create community and connection with other clinicians. She joined the board in 2020.

Carla is a Licensed Mental Health Clinician, AASECT certified sex therapist, and a certified member of the WPATH global education initiative. She received a PhD in Counseling Psychology from Lesley University with an emphasis on Transformative Leadership, Applied Research, and Education. As a queer therapist Carla has a commitment to supporting the LGBTQ+ communities and increasing access to queer and gender affirming healthcare.

In addition to clinical work Carla is an activist and educator with a passion for supporting clinical development with new and seasoned clinicians. She is currently an adjunct professor for graduate courses including human sexuality and frequent lecturer for sex therapy certification training.


Member at Large

Meghan started her Private Practice in 2017 on the North Shore after relocating from a clinical position in downtown Boston. Once she was introduced to the PPC, she instantly was drawn to it. Through this resource she met close colleagues and created a supervision group, attended the PPC events and eventually became a Board member taking the position as Clerk. 

Meghan is a Licensed Mental Health Therapist and received her Masters at Lesley University in Mental Health Counseling with a Specialization in Trauma. Prior to that, Meghan received her Bachelors at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a degree in Communication, hoping to eventually become a radio personality. Instead of your radio, her voice was heard shouting on the hot line at numerous restaurants in Cambridge MA after attending Culinary Arts School at Boston University. She spent a decade in this industry, before diving into the Mental Health field. 

Meghan’s energy was then poured into the specialization of Substance Use and Recovery; Inpatient and Outpatient settings. After 6 years of this work, she began more work with Couples understanding Substance Use & Recovery in Private Practice. Meghan has shifted and began training in Emotionally Focused Therapy, mixed with other modalities to assist Couples in more effective, kinder communication. She also works with Couples in processing infidelity and exploring intimacy. A world of clinical work that will always be continually challenging and exhilarating to her. 



Barbara joined the PPC Board in 2018, and currently serves as Treasurer. She has been a long-time member, maintaining a private practice while working for what originally was North Shore Community Mental Health Services, now morphed into Beth Israel-Lahey Behavioral Health in Beverly, in a variety of clinical capacities. The PPC at its inception pioneered as an "agency without walls" to meet managed health care requirements for comprehensive mental health services for clinicians in private practice. It has grown into an innovative professional community that supports its members with educational opportunities, an evolving resource network and stimulating opportunities for connection. That community focus and an orientation to stay current with evolving mental health practices make it the worthwhile organization it is. 

Barbara graduated from the Boston University School of Social Work in 1980 and in 1983-84 was a Social Work Fellow at The Judge Baker Guidance Institute at Children's Hospital where she was introduced to Systemic Family Therapy. That led to several creative years collaborating with colleagues working with Tom Anderson, MD and others using the Reflecting Team Model. During that time, Barbara also contributed articles to The Society for Family Therapy and Research Newsletter as well as to a paper published in The Journal of Strategic and Systemic Family Therapy. More recently she has trained in the Internal Family Systems model, and works primarily with individuals who present with general mental health issues, trauma histories and relationship issues. 



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