Frances grew up in Washington, D.C. and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Rhode Island School of Design and an Masters in Library and Information Science from Simmons College. She now works as a UX Designer at the MIT Libraries and aims to make technology not only effortless and enjoyable but life-changing for the better. She occasionally plays ice hockey and enjoys a good cross-country road trip or outdoor exploration of a mud puddle. She is a parent of two CFS students.
Beno and his family have been involved with Cambridge Friends School for over ten years. Before moving to the Boston area in 1998, Beno Chapman grew up in Santa Cruz California where he benefitted from a community of alternative education and a multitude of spiritual viewpoints. Beno has a background in theater, film, and technology. His film work includes Sundance/Slamdance award-winning shorts and independent features. Highlights of his technology career include managing international technology teams and projects for Yahoo and WGBH. After a multi-year focus on large-scale technology endeavors, Beno decided to focus on the local technology community and now works with the Waltham based Constant Contact helping small business and nonprofits. Beno is the parent of one CFS student and one CFS alum.
Nancy Cirillo began attending Friends Meeting at Cambridge in 1968, and became a member in the early 80s. She has clerked many committees: Ministry and Counsel, Fellowship and Outreach, Personnel, Nominating, as well as serving on others. She was Clerk of the Meeting for three years. Most recently, she was co-clerk of the Ministry and Counsel of the Salem Quarterly Meeting. Her professional life spanned many decades; as a violinist, she was acclaimed as a soloist and chamber music player. She taught at the New England Conservatory and Wellesley College for many years. She also coached student violinists in the Asian Youth Orchestra, and toured with that group throughout southeast Asia. She was married for 52 years to Matthew Ruggiero, also a musician. She is the mother of three daughters, and grandmother of nine. Nancy has long admired the work and the accomplishments of CFS, and is honored to be able to contribute to its continuing growth in ideas and ideals.
Assistant Professor of Theatre/Resident Playwright
Kirsten Greenidge (CFS ‘88) is a playwright, CFS alumna, and parent of two CFS students. In May 2012 she received an Obie for her play Milk Like Sugar and her latest play, The Luck of the Irish, was presented at the Huntington Theater Company. Kirsten is a former NEA/TCG playwright in residence at Woolly Mammoth and was the inaugural fellowship for Page 73’s playwrighting fellowship program. Current projects include commissions from CompanyOne, Yale Rep, Denver Center Theater, The Goodman, La Jolla Playhouse, Baltimore Center Stage, and Emerson Stage, where she and director Melia Bensussen will adapt the Pulitzer Prize winning book Common Ground. Kirsten attended Wesleyan University and The Playwrights Workshop at the University of Iowa. She is an Assistant Professor of Theater at Boston University's Center for Fine Art as well as a resident playwright at New Dramatists, and she is a member of Boston’s Rhombus writing group.
Patty is a member of Friends Meeting at Cambridge, which she has been attending for five years since becoming a Friend. She is the parent of three grown children: Mike a chef in New Orleans, Niles a pre-sales technical consultant in San Francisco, and Robyne, clinical director of a methadone clinic in Brockton/Quincy MA. At FMC she has served on and is now clerk of the Library Committee, and is active in the New Story Group, which is discovering one narrative that combines science and spirituality. She has also given workshops at two Friends retreats. She is a Data Architect (designing databases and data warehouses) for Seniorlink Inc., which keeps elderly and disabled in care at home who would otherwise be in nursing homes. She collaborates with scientist Andy Hilgartner (hilgart.org) on theory of how to revise our cultures for sustainability. She wants to live the culture expressed at CFS and is excited for the work ahead. She lives in Dorchester with her daughter and enjoys singing, reading, and gardening.
David A.F. Lewis is the founder of the Cambridge law firm of David A.F. Lewis, LLC. His practice has specialized in civil and criminal appeals in state and federal court since 1997. He has chaired and presented at multiple appellate CLE seminars and is the author of numerous articles on appellate advocacy. David is a graduate of Hamilton College and the University of Denver College of Law. He is on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL) and is a member of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court's Standing Advisory Committee on the Rules of Civil and Appellate Procedure.
David's son Rowan is in second grade at Cambridge Friends School and has been at CFS since Pre-K. He is looking forward to the school year and is excited to be at CFS until he graduates in eighth grade. David served on the CSF Head of School Search Committee and the Transition Committee. David and his wife Christine Hayes have lived in Teele Square in west Somerville since 2008. David has lived in Somerville since he moved to Massachusetts in 1993.
Becky Goff Moore, CFS class of 1971, attended Cambridge Friends School for nine years. She remembers Meeting for Worship, all her teachers, and “the lady with the fishbowl.” Becky’s three younger siblings also attended CFS and her mother was a member of the faculty. After graduating from Commonwealth School, Becky earned her A.B. and M.Ed. from Harvard University. A member of the faculty at Phillips Exeter Academy since 1990, she enjoys teaching English and coaching rowing. She has served as department chair and was appointed as the Woodbridge Odlin Professor in English in 2008. Prior to Exeter, Becky worked at Choate Rosemary Hall and Brooks School.
Harriet is delighted to return to the Board at CFS as a parent of alumni, a former educator, and a member of Friends Meeting at Cambridge. Her daughters, Alison and Rebecca. were both students at CFS throughout their elementary school years, and she was on the board throughout Tim Barclay’s tenure as Head, clerking the Board for three of those years.
Harriet was brought up in a family of educators, and before being sidelined as a stay-at-home parent (her husband was an astronomer who went on frequent observing runs) she was a high school English teacher in both public and private schools, having gone through Yale’s MAT program. In the 80’s she received a degree from Lesley in Counseling and Psychology and volunteered as a facilitator of a parents’ group for Parents Helping Parents for close to 20 years, while also training others to facilitate many of those years. Now retired, she enjoys having more time to devote to photography, writing, and spending more time with her husband.
Sabrina is a parent of three children at Cambridge Friends School (Class of 2019, Class of 2021, and Class of 2027), and has been at the school for seven years. Sabrina has been an active volunteer at the school including multiple years as her class giving agent, participating on the Development Committee and supporting the strategic planning process as part of the Outreach, Enrollment and Recruitment subcommittee. In her professional life, Sabrina has her masters and doctorate from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and works as the Associate Director of Applied Research and Evaluation for the National Institute for Children's Health Quality. In her professional role, she provides direction and support across multiple projects impacting child health and development including infant mortality, early childhood systems, epilepsy, asthma, and sickle cell disease at a national level. Sabrina also volunteers locally in her role as a Commissioner of Human Rights for the City of Cambridge.
Jim grew up on a farm and learned how far to climb out on a cherry tree branch before it would break. The tool shed had all the basics to keep the farm machinery working, and some corner space to take things apart in spare time to see how they worked. Coming of age during the civil rights and Vietnam turmoil of the 60’s—where a promising BS turned into a Master of Theology—Jim founded a community development center in north Philadelphia with pioneering work in Afro-American studies and community cooperatives. He resigned following the death of Martin Luther King, Jr. and returned to technology, then vocational counseling working with unemployed people in Chicago, and structuring course credit equivalent programs for restless gifted high students in Boston/Cambridge with a HEW Title 3 funded program in the 70’s. Later he returned to industry in the powder metal field, creating and managing a second shift, learning tool making, and pioneering the development of the company’s first electro-mechanical secondary operations machinery. He was a partner at Solar Design Associates, then began his own solar energy research company, developing, designing, and installing large area building integrated solar thermal and photovoltaic systems. In the late 80’s Jim was brought on as a senior researcher at MIT with the Three Dimensional Printing Project in the Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity, and was a shared resource there with Photovoltaics R&D and the Biotechnology Process Engineering Center. In 2007 he founded 1366 Technologies and is a current member of the Direct Wafer team there.
Andrew Szanton is a graduate of Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C. and of Princeton University, where he studied writing with John McPhee. He is a member of Cambridge Friends Meeting. Andrew’s mother’s family has been Quaker since the 1680’s and Andrew’s father was raised in a Jewish family. Andrew has a deep interest in reconciling Jewish and Quaker perspectives. Since 1989, Andrew has held a small business helping people to write their memoirs and family histories. He has taught memoir writing at Harvard Extension School. He has a wonderful wife, Dr. Barbara Cannon. In 2018, their son Benjamin graduated from college and their daughter Elizabeth graduated from high school.
Rick is trained as a CPA and works at the law firm Goulston & Storrs, bringing 40 years of experience to issues in taxation, financial analysis, partnerships, joint ventures, and tax planning. He is a member of Friends Meeting at Cambridge where he is currently a member of the Trustees Committee and member of the Resident Friend Supervisory Committee. He has previously served on the Presiding Clerk Team at FMC and as its Treasurer. Rick was Treasurer and Past Chairman of the Board of Directors of Germaine Lawrence prior to its merger with Youth Villages with whom he served on their national Board of Directors. He has also served on the Audit Committee of Oxfam America. Rick is a graduate of Boston University and Northeastern University where he received his M.P.A., and has a Master of Taxation from Bentley College. Rick serves as the Treasurer of the CFS Board.
David comes to CFS from The Rivers School, where he served as the Director of The River School Conservatory and also chaired the Performing Arts Department and directed the Summer Academic Programs. As a member of the Rivers community for over twenty years, David expanded and administered a 900 student, internationally known community conservatory while creating and heading a comprehensive performing arts department within the prep school. David also has a long career as a conductor and organist and currently serves as Minster of Muisc at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Dedham. He lives in Needham with his wife, Julie, and enjoys spending his summers on Cape Cod.
In her professional life, Amory has spent the past decade as a Director of Product in Boston-area technology startups, currently at True Fit Corporation. Amory served as Co-Clerk of the CFS Family Association from 2012-2016 and member of the Strategic Planning Financial Sub-Committee in 2012. She attended public school in California through Grade 9 and has a B.S./M.Eng. from MIT. Amory served as the co-clerk of the recent search committee, and is clerking the Strategic Planning committee for CFS's 2019-2024 Strategic Plan.
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