Governance

Board of Directors

President

Amy Alvord
The Ivymount School & Programs

Vice President

Frank Mills
The Chelsea School

Secretary

Karen Duncan
The Lab School

Treasurer

Andrew Ross
The Children’s Guild

Director

(Immediate Past President)
Piper Phillips Caswell
PHILLIPS Programs for Children & Families

Director

Andrea Adler
Former CEO of Foundations School

Director

Gina James
The Foundation Schools

Director

Tania DuBeau
Pathways School

DCASE Executive Director

Molly L. Whalen

mwhalen@dcase.org

Bylaws in Brief

Membership

  • Both nonpublic and public charter schools eligible for voting membership
  • Members must sign Statement of Ethical Practices
  • Board of Directors will approve applications for membership
  • Annual dues are based on number of total students per school/program (see membership page)
  • Affiliate (non-voting) members may be approved by Board.  For further information about Affiliate Membership, please email DCASE

Meetings of Members

  • Schedule set at end of one school year for next year school year 2018-19 DCASE meeting calendar
  • Minimum of three membership meetings per year
  • Members elect 12-member Board of Directors

Board of Directors

  • Comprised of representatives from member organizations and at-large directors
  • At-large Directors to come from broader special education and disability community
  • Purpose of At-large Directors’ participation is to bring diverse perspectives and provide validation of association goals
  • Officers: President, Vice President Secretary and Treasurer
  • Officers elected by Board from among members of the Board
  • Standing Committee chairs are part of Executive Committee

Committees

  • Standing Committees are Finance and Nominations
  • Committees may have other representatives who are not on the Board, and even individuals not affiliated with members if the President chooses
  • President establishes Special Committees as needed