Andrew is a long time DREAMer. A veteran of the Vermont office with a number of years' service to Camp DREAM, Andrew joined the Board in March of 2014. He now serves as the Board Chair and an at-large member of the Executive Committee. Andrew lives in New York City and is an Urban Planning Analyst for Madlan Inc.
National Board Chair
Sandy became a DREAMer in 2006, while he was a student at the University of Vermont. He stayed involved with DREAM for several years after college, reluctantly leaving his role as Development Director in 2014 to attend graduate school at the University of Michigan. He earned an MBA and a Master of Public Policy degree, and now works for Adobe in Washington, DC. He is interested in the ways in which technology can contribute to a fairer, more democratic and sustainable society--but is also really into tennis, books, and books on tennis.
National Board Vice Chair
Rosemary Courtney is married to William Knowlton and they are the proud parents of 2 (almost) grown sons. Rosemary earned her B.A. from Rutgers and an M.B.A from New York University. She is a licensed CPA and has enjoyed a long career in finance. Rosemary is also an active member in her community. She volunteers at the Bridge of Books Foundation, held board positions with The Junior League of Monmouth County, the Education Foundation of Little Silver and the Parent Teachers’ Organization of Little Silver, NJ. Rosemary currently serves as Membership Chairperson for the Shrewsbury Sailing and Yacht Club's Board of Governors in Oceanport, NJ.
National Board Secretary
Eric comes to DREAM with a long and extensive family history with the organization, his niece and nephew-in-law DREAM Alumni from Champlain College and his brother a former long-standing member of the Vermont Committee. Most importantly, Eric has been a willing and engaged member of the National Board as DREAM's Board transitioned to the national governance model. Eric is Director of Finance at Curiam Capital LLC, and Chief Operating Officer for Menaji Worldwide LLC with a career history in finance.
Board Member at Large
Vermont Regional Comitee
Tom works as Program Coordinator in the Office of Community-University Partnerships and Service-Learning (CUPS) at the University of Vermont, where he also earned his Master's in Education. A Seattle native and Colby College graduate, he has worked in and out of the classroom with students of all ages, including in Japan, Cambodia, Colombia and Costa Rica. Tom has worked with a number of local schools, farms, and non-profit organizations in the Burlington area, and in recent summers he has led academic programs to Central Appalachia, New England and the Desert Southwest with a traveling high school called the Field Academy.
When not seeking out new classrooms, Tom is most likely eating; hiking, biking, kayaking or otherwise playing outside; caring too much about distant sports outcomes; checking out live music; or eating.
Tom had been a Board member for several years before he resigned to embark on a world tour. He rejoined the Board in the Spring of 2015.
Vermont Committee Chair
Erika Baldasaro knew from her first contact with DREAM that she wanted to be part of such an amazing organization and is excited to bring her skills and enthusiasm as a board member.
Erika is a native of Brunswick, Maine and has over 20 years of experience in the banking industry. She currently works as a VP and New England region district manager for Community Bank N.A. and earned her B.S. in business administration from Southern New Hampshire University. Erika resides in Vermont with her husband and 3 children.
Philadelphia Regional Committee
Maggie is a "local" South Jersey native, and is thrilled to now consider Philadelphia her home. She and her husband and new baby live in West Philadelphia where they love meeting neighbors, spending time in Clark Park, exploring coffee shops and restaurants, and hosting the occasional house concert. She has dual Masters Degrees in Social Work and Social Policy (MSW, MSSP) from the University of Pennsylvania. She has worked in the legal services and social services fields with children and families in New England, the Philadelphia region, and internationally. She loves her current job as Social Worker in the Family Advocacy Unit at Community Legal Services, where she works to keep low income families together and receive needed services and advocates for policy changes that affect those families.
Philadelphia Committee Chair, Engagement Committee Representative
Jon was a DREAM mentor in college and then became DREAM Inc's founding Executive Director. He is now in Philadelphia working in economic development for an organization called University City District. In between, he helped build a couple of houses, got an MBA, and worked at The Boston Consulting Group. Depending on when you read this, he either has a daughter on the way or is the proud parent of a baby girl. He is soooo excited that DREAM has arrived in Philly and couldn't be prouder to be a part of the team here.
Deirdre has family roots in Philadelphia but just made the city of brotherly love her home in May 2015. Now she’s wondering what took her so long to get here! She has fallen in love with the city, particularly West Philly where she resides. She enjoys exploring her new city, road trips to visit friends, and trips to the dog park with her fur-baby, Charlotte.
Deirdre has a passion for youth mentoring, having worked for Big Brothers Big Sisters in Nashville and Boston for 7 years. She is excited to be part of a program like DREAM, as it wraps its arms around a community and takes responsibility for the youth in that community.
Deirdre holds a BS in Psychology from Eastern Michigan University and a MS in Psychology from Walden University.
Bryan has a passion for positively impacting under-resourced populations, where he brings experience in grassroots fundraising, strategy and management consulting, and financial operations and analysis.
In 2003, Bryan co-founded and served as chairperson of the St. Michael’s College DREAM Program.
Bryan is currently the Senior Director of Clinical Informatics and Quality Management at Continuum Health Alliance, where he is primarily responsible for the management and oversight of population health analytics and operations; including the Medicare ACO and Horizon Healthcare Innovations programs. His team takes innovative approaches to Population Health Management in order to achieve the “Triple Aim in Care” of increasing quality, reducing cost and utilization, and improving the patient experience; his team was acknowledged for this work with the Marcum Innovation of the Year Award and he was recognized by South Jersey Biz Magazine as a member of the “Top20 Under 40.” He previously worked at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital where he was involved in various roles within financial administration and decision support.
He graduated Magna Cum Laude from St. Michael’s College with Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, earned an M.B.A. with a concentration in Strategic Management and International Business from Villanova University, and is a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Beta Gamma Sigma honor societies.
Tariem became a DREAMer in 2019. He has a passion for working with communities, youth, education, and health which has lead him to DREAM. He's happy to be serving as a board member hopes to bring his knowledge and skills to aid all to reach their DREAMs. He is currently finishing is degree in Sociology focusing on medical education and community health.
Sam has been involved with DREAM since he served as a mentor at Dartmouth College. Having moved to Philadelphia after college, he was excited to be on the advance team to bring DREAM there as well. Sam works at Susquehanna International Group where he serves as an Associate Director. When not at work or DREAMing, Sam enjoys spending time with his wife and four children.
Francie has been involved with DREAM since she became a mentor at Dartmouth College in 2008. After stints in Boston and San Francisco, this Philadelphia-native is very excited to be part of growing DREAM in her hometown as a member of the Philadelphia regional board. Currently Francie is the Director of Individual Giving for KIPP Philadelphia Public Schools. She and her husband Michael live in Rittenhouse Square, are avid baseball fans, and always looking for new restaurant recommendations!
Boston Regional Comittee
Jonna started DREAMing in 2008 as a mentor at Castleton State College where she served as co-chair of the Castleton DREAM program. She received her BSW in Social Work and Sociology from Castleton and her Masters in Social Work from Wheelock College. She is a LICSW and currently works as a social worker at Boston Children’s Hospital providing counseling and advocacy to survivors of domestic violence. Her big dream is to improve the lives of children and families who have experienced trauma and her small dream is to help DREAM expand in the Boston area. Jonna spends her free time running and hanging out with family and friends.
Boston Committee Chair
Neal Warren joined the DREAM board in October 2010 after many years of vicariously living within the DREAM community through friends and relatives. Neal is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire, Durham with a BS in Business Management as well as a Master’s Degree in Accounting. Since graduating, he has joined the regional accounting firm of Berry Dunn McNeil & Parker where he serves an auditor primarily focused with not-for-profit clients. He is also a founding member of the firm’s sustainability initiative and community outreach program. When Neal is not bean-counting, he enjoys golfing, biking, skiing, kayaking, and playing guitar.
National Board Treasurer
Sam Pipp is the Development Manager for Mass Insight Education. MIE is a Boston-based nonprofit that focuses primarily on school turnaround and educational equity. Spending his career in nonprofit organizations that work to overcome the opportunity and achievement gaps, Sam was drawn to DREAM’s mission to “connect and empower youth". He joined the DREAM Boston board in 2015. Sam received his bachelor's degree from NYU in Instrumental Performance (Music), and he is currently pursuing an MBA from the Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst. His dream is to hit a home run over the Green Monster.
Abbe started with DREAM as a mentor at Dartmouth College in 2007. She got certified to teach K-6, then spent time working in media and marketing in New York, where she volunteered through iMentor and served as a member of DREAM's alumni advisory board. After earning her MBA from the Tuck School of Business in 2018, she joined Tyton Partners as a strategy consultant for education organizations including schools, foundations, non-profits, and education technology companies. She joined DREAM's Boston Board and the TLC committee in 2018. In her spare time, Abbe enjoys skiing, baked goods, and listening to bands that were really cool while she was in middle school.