Board of Directors

The Needham Education Foundation all-volunteer Board of Directors represents a broad cross section of the community including professionals, teachers, business leaders, alumni, and community activists. All share a common commitment—to ensure that the standard of excellence that has been the hallmark of the Needham Public Schools continues.

To express interest in getting involved with the NEF, either by serving as a Community Member on one of our grant review committees, or by serving on our Board of Directors, please contact our Administrative Director at

    2022-2023 NEF Board Members

    School Representatives

    A teacher from each school in Needham serves on the NEF Board of Directors. Please reach out to your School Rep if you have questions about NEF’s grant programs or guidelines.

    Broadmeadow Elementary School: Annie Loeb
    Eliot Elementary School: Jenny Adu
    Mitchell Elementary School: Abby Plouffe
    Newman Elementary School: Kate Distaso
    Sunita Williams Elementary School: Dayna DiCicco
    High Rock Middle School: Maureen Trowbridge
    Pollard Middle School: Megan Murphy
    Needham High School: Paige Rowse

    Board Officers 

    Jessica Clayson

    Katie Alwart

    Stephanie Wallace

    Administrative Director
    Sarah Winig

    Board Members

    Jenny Adu
    Katie Alwart
    Melissa Baucom
    Stacey Cayer
    Caryn Conway
    Andrea Cunningham
    Kristi Daly
    Dayna DiCicco
    Emily Dill
    Kate Distaso
    Kim Forness
    Meredith Friend
    Aubrey Goodman
    David Linde
    Annie Loeb
    Meaghan Martin
    Christina Mathews
    Katie McGrath
    Megan Murphy
    Gabi Oliveira
    Kyung Park
    Abby Plouffe
    Cheri Pugatch
    Meg Rosenbaum
    Paige Rowse
    Maggie Shapiro
    Cinzia Solari
    Marissa Traeger
    Maureen Trowbridge
    Valine Valbrun-Paul