Leadership Team

Donna Flaherty




Dr. Donna Flaherty is the Executive Director at ACCEPT Education Collaborative. Prior to joining ACCEPT Dr. Flaherty worked as Assistant Superintendent of Student Services in North Andover and as the Director of Special Education for Georgetown MA Public Schools and Director of Special Education for the City of Battle Creek, Michigan. Her experience includes work as an Assistant Principal, ELA and Mathematics Teacher in Hudson, New Hampshire as well as a Learning Disabilities Specialist for the City of Manchester in New Hampshire. She received her Doctor of Education: Leadership and Learning from Rivier University as well as a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies Educational Leadership; a Master of Education: Special Education; a Master of Education: Elementary Education also from Rivier University. Dr.Flaherty received her Bachelor of Science: Computer Science degree from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.

Senior Leadership

Gina Flanagan

Gina Flanagan, Ed.D

Deputy Director for Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment and Professional Development

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Erin Paolini

Director of Human Resources

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George McCormack

Director of Finance and Operations

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Kimberly Merrick, Ed.D.

Director of Student Services

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Natalie DeNardo

Nicole Lawrence

Elementary Program Coordinator of Special Education

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Natalie DeNardo

Home-Based Services Coordinator

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Anne Donovan

Director of School Consultation

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Anthony DiFonso

Assistant Director of Secondary Education Programs High School

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Lee Drown

Middle School Program Coordinator of Special Education

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Katie Lawless
Caroline Mechan

Kathryn Lawless

Medicaid Program Coordinator

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Jacqueline LeSage

Department Head for Clinician and Related Services

SEL Coordinator

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Caroline Mechan, RN

Nurse Leader

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Laura Borges

Assistant Director of Special Education

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