Bill Webber, Chair
William Webber has served in executive and management roles at ACI Worldwide since 1996. His professional experience also includes work in the financial services industry. He holds a BS from Bentley College and served on the board of The Community Group from 1983-2017.
Mary Dyer, Clerk
Mary Dyer has worked for Pingree School for more than 20 years, 14 of those in the Admissions Department where she currently serves as the Senior Associate Director of Admission and Director of Diversity Outreach. She graduated from Boston College with a degree in Special and Elementary Education and she has taught and tutored for 22 years. Mary and her husband Dennis have two daughters, both Pingree School alums, Beth and Kathleen who are practicing attorneys, one in Illinois and one in Boston.
Kate Carpenter Bernier
Kate Bernier is an academic leader on equity, strategic design, resource allocation, curriculum and instruction. Most recently, she worked at Education Resource Strategies as the Director of School Design Engagements. In this role, she worked with Boston Public Schools, Baltimore City Schools, and Metro Nashville Public Schools. Prior to joining ERS, Kate was the founding principal of Match Community Day, where she worked closely with the CDCPS team who served as consultants. Before that, she served in teaching and administrator roles in Boston Public Schools. In her earlier nonprofit career, she directed the national network for Citizen Schools and worked with mission-driven community organizations. Kate holds a Master of Educational Administration from University of Massachusetts, a Master of Regional Planning from Cornell University, and a B.A. in political science from Syracuse University.
Johnfredy Loaiza is a Community Day Charter Public School alumnus (Class of 2003). Since graduating, he received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Brigham Young University in 2014 and is now pursuing a PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Boston University, researching spine mechanics, in preparation for a career in the medical device industry. In addition, he served as a volunteer representative for the LDS Church (2008-2010) in Chiapas and Tabasco, Mexico, where he strengthened families, helped individuals leave behind harmful habits and mastered Spanish, his parents’ native language.
Barbara (Binky) Longworth is a long-term Andover resident and former reading teacher in Hudson, MA. Recently retired, she is a world traveler and also a wonderful volunteer for CDA, our turnaround school, where she works with young students helping them with their reading. Binky graduated from Stanford and did her graduate work in reading at Wheelock College.
Patricia McGovern joined the CDCPS Board of Trustees in 2014. She also serves as Senior Vice President for Corporate and Community Affairs at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She has served as Executive Vice President for External Affairs at CareGroup Healthcare System and has practiced law at Goulston & Storrs, concentrating in the fields of public law and health care law. Prior to joining Goulston & Storrs in 1993, Ms. McGovern served with distinction in the Massachusetts Senate for twelve years. She has served on numerous commissions for the City of Boston and Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Dave Samick, now retired, owned his own CPA firm, Samick and Boodman in Dedham, MA. In his retirement, he continues his financial consulting work. He was a longtime active board member at Wide Horizons For Children, Inc. and now serves as a consultant to the board. While serving in this capacity. Dave holds a graduate degree from Bentley University and lives in Andover and Florida.
Paulina Taveras has a wonderful record of service as head of our Parent Advisory Board at Community Day Charter Public School-Webster, which two of her children attend. She is a paralegal for the law firm of Manzi, Bonnano and Bowers in Methuen, MA. She lives with her husband and children in Lawrence.