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Staff & Board of Directors

Meet Our Team

The staff of The Genesis Foundation for Children is a caring and talented group who have a strong desire to assist in fulfilling the organization’s mission. They work tirelessly to develop donor relationships and create memorable events.

The Genesis Foundation Staff

Matthew Hoffman


“My respect and admiration for the Genesis Foundation team, the clinical staff, and the people they serve has grown every day of my twenty years with this incredible organization. It’s an honor to help further the great work of Dr. Feingold and now, Dr. Nowak. All children deserve the loving care and support they need to reach their full potential.”

Christine Dahlgren

Director of Events

“The funds that The Genesis Foundation raise have such a meaningful, positive impact—not only on the patients, but on their whole families, and that is why I am so proud of the work that we do every day.”

Nicole Bongiovanni

Event & Marketing Manager

“In my career, I’ve found that the key to fulfillment is to be a part of an organization that truly makes a difference. As a member of the Genesis Foundation team, I am doing work that matters to our patients and their families and also matters to me. I am honored to be just a small part of a big mission.”

Li Brincheiro

Finance & HR Manager

“I am honored to be part of The Genesis Foundation for Children and I am excited to be able to contribute directly to a great organization dedicated to providing integrated care for children with rare diseases and genetic disorders.”

The Genesis Foundation Board of Directors

The Board of Directors proudly supports The Genesis Foundation’s vision through strategic planning, participating first hand in fundraising events, and assisting in the development of relationships that are crucial to sustaining the organization.

* Denotes Executive Committee Member

Matthew Hoffman*

Joined 1999

“I feel incredibly lucky to be part of a board with so many talented and dedicated people. Everyone contributes in unique and impactful ways, and works so hard to fund and oversee our programs as if being a Director of the Genesis Foundation for Children were a full-time job.”

Judy Briggs*

Owner, B&G Services, 1-800 GOT JUNK,
Men In Kilts
Joined 2012

“From the moment I met my first patient family over 10 years ago, I fell in love with them, their families, and The Genesis Foundation for Children. It’s amazing to see these children not only grow up but to see the progress they make, reaching milestones such as eating, walking, communicating, increased self-confidence, riding a bike, golfing, playing a musical instrument, riding a horse, smiling, and getting a job. I beam with pride every time I see one of our patients, especially knowing how far they have grown personally.”

Catherine Bearce Nowak, M.D.*

Clinical Director, Division of Genetics and Metabolism
Mass General for Children
Joined 2008

“My introduction to The Genesis Foundation came when I began my fellowship training with Dr. Feingold in 1992. I saw firsthand the Foundation’s great work and how my patients thrived and blossomed with the extra care and attention the Foundation provided. The added extras like our therapeutic programs made a world of difference. When I returned to The Feingold Center, I asked to be on the Board of Directors in order to be a voice for the families and children helped by the Foundation and to help broaden the Foundation’s reach and scope.”

Justin Feingold

National Accounts Manager
HD Supply
Joined 2005

“As the proud son of the founder of the Genesis Foundation, I have, since day one, seen firsthand the good that the Foundation does for children and their families. Being on the board has been a very fulfilling part of my life and I am honored to do whatever I can to carry on my father’s vision and help as many families as possible.”

Lisa Feingold, MS, OTR/L

Board Chair
Regional OT Leader
Norwell Visiting Nurses Association
Joined 2020

“Since 1990, I have witnessed my late father-in-law, Dr. Murray Feingold, and Dr. Catherine Nowak acknowledge the fear parents have with incredible compassion, make difficult diagnoses, identify the treatment with multiple specialists, and then coordinate the care.  In my career as an Occupational Therapist, I have not seen a more effective model of treatment. The Genesis Foundation supports Dr. Feingold’s vision of Coordinated Care and continues to dramatically improve the lives of children and their families. It is my honor to be a Genesis Foundation board member to support the importance of specialized programs and unified care that prioritize children and their families.”

Christina Holmes

National Account Manager
Alliance Exposition Services
Joined 2023

“I am proud to join The Genesis Foundation’s mission of caring for children with rare diseases and genetic disorders, with compassionate support provided by the Feingold Model of Coordinated Care. I am humbled to be a part of the amazing team that extends Dr. Feingold’s boundless passion for giving patients and their caregivers access to therapies and services that enrich and extend their lives.”

Amy Kritzer, M.D.

Department of Genetics and Genomics
Boston Children’s Hospital
Joined 2020

“Providing comprehensive care may start with a medical visit but it continues into every aspect of a child’s life.  Taking care of the whole child  requires a coordinated effort and The Genesis Foundation provides those additional layers of support.  It is truly an honor to work with this organization.”

Jessica Madsen*

Tech Executive
Joined 2023

“I am so proud to serve on the Board of The Genesis Foundation for Children. The dedication and tireless efforts of the team, along with the generous support of our donors, empower us to make a significant difference in the lives of children with rare diseases. Witnessing the transformative impact of the coordinated care model on these children and their families fills me with great pride.”

Natalie Salatich Jacobson

WCVB – Channel 5 News Anchor, Retired
Joined 1983

“The Genesis Foundation raises money from generous people so doctors can give challenged children the best medical care possible, allowing them and their families to live better lives. I am proud of our collective efforts.”

Rich Sawyer

Senior Manager
EBSCO Information Services
Joined 2017

“The Genesis Foundation for Children has helped our son, Michael reach his fullest potential. I am honored to be a part of this foundation that will continue its mission to help other children with genetic disorders live productive and happy lives.”

Jay Miller

Owner, Courtyard Restaurants
Retired Boston Bruins

Joined 1991

Jay Miller has served on the Board for over 20 years and has hosted many annual fundraising events. He is currently co-host of the Big Break Courtyard Pier 37 Open Golf Tournament in Falmouth every May. Jay had an illustrious professional hockey career playing for the Boston Bruins and the Los Angeles Kings before retiring in 1992. Jay and his wife Paula currently own and operate the Courtyard Restaurant in Cataumet on Cape Cod.

Board of Directors Emeritus

Everett Baldwin
Richard Balsbaugh
Jeff Bartlett
Jennifer Berryman
Mike Carson
Rich Caturano
Alan Chartrand
Lenny Clarke
Chet Curtis*
Dan Dillon
Jim Dunn
Lorinda Feingold
Dick Flavin*
Thomas J. Galligan, III
Will Glindmeyer
Steven Goldblatt
Mark Hannon

Beth Havlicek
Chris Havlicek
John Havlicek*
Laura Housman
EJ Jaxtimer
Timothy Johnson, M.D.
Edward Keljik Jr.
Jack Laurendeau
Jay Levitts
Bob Lobel
Dave Lukiewski
Patrick Lyons
John Madison
Jan McCoy
Brian McLaughlin
Keith McLaughlin
Mary Menna

Matt Mills
Jerry Moses*
Wally Roenick*
Jerry Socol
Andrew Tuchler
Paul Verrochi
Tony Vinciquerra
Jack Williams
Marci Williams
Carl Wimmer
Susan Wornick
Judith Yanoff
Michael Yanoff
Seymour Yanoff
Carl Yastrzemski