The SBS Management Team consists of highly-trained educational and clinical professionals who purposefully dedicate themselves to expanding at-risk students’ paths to succeed as adults.

John A. Foley, Jr. M.Ed.: Executive Director
Licensed Severe Special Education Teacher, Massachusetts
35 years working with challenging, high-risk and severe special needs populations; Founder and creator of special education schools, private enterprise schools, after-school and school support programs

Patti Cutler, M.Ed.: Director
Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Licensed Severe and Moderate Special Education, General Education Teacher, Massachusetts
39 years of special education and mainstream education services in residential, public and private schools; 20 years of higher education in teacher training for at-risk schools; training and supervision of the care and management of high-risk populations

Chris Duff, M.Ed.: Director of Development
18 years of intensive case management, community-based interventions, family counseling in public and private school settings special education and mainstream education services in residential, public and private schools; 10 years of training educators in collaborative methods to problem solve with disruptive students

Melinda Duff, M.S. NCSP: School Psychologist
Licensed School Psychologist, Massachusetts; Nationally Certified School Psychologist
12 years of assessing at-risk K-12 students in regular, alternative and special education program settings; 5 years experience as lead of collaborative school – based programs

Dave Brown: Coordinator of Daily Operations
20 years developing and implementing collaborative school-based programs for K-12 at-risk student populations

Laura Ferriter, SPHR, MPH: Director of Training and Certification
Licensed School Business Manager, Massachusetts
26 years in early childhood, public health and human resources management