In their own words..
Julie Cotton, President
Julie served on the Board as Vice President for two years now and has now risen to President. When we told her it was time to give us something for the “Meet the Board” section of the website, she said: “Just grab whatever’s on my work website” (She works at Faces Brewing Co. in Malden). So here you go:
“Like Ma with the meatloaf, we never know what she’s doing back there, but she’s got her hands in everything.” We can say the same about here here at the SEPAC: whether it’s parenting, advocating, communicating with the district, attending committee meetings, or taking copious notes at our Open Meetings, Julie is a force, through and through.
Jennifer Young, Secretary
“I’m excited to join the SEPAC’s Executive Board. While I’ve attended meetings in the past, I’m happy to be able to volunteer more of my free time and give back to the organization that has provided me with so much help and support over the years.”
“My role as Secretary will include capturing meeting minutes, creating a new online email database, sending out monthly SEPAC emails, and working with the team to increase our family engagement within the Woburn school community.”
“Aside from typing meeting minutes, attending IEP meetings, and advocating for my daughter, I work in corporate marketing for MassGeneral Hospital’s Lurie Center for Autism and the MGH Aspire Program.”
Adam Chapman, Treasurer
“I’ve been involved with the SEPAC for over ten years now: first as a volunteer, then as the de facto webmaster, and finally as coordinator of our annual College Fair (the last Wednesday of every March; save the date). Naturally, the next progression was to join the executive board.”
“While my title is Treasurer, my role still encompasses the website, social media platforms, and events for the SEPAC. We all do a lot here, because there’s a lot to do. As my colleagues have said so well, our goal is to provide a resource for families of students with disabilities and differences, to work with the district toward better communication and organization, and to build community in an inclusive and positive way.”
“Along with my SEPAC responsibilities, I juggle my job in broadcasting, advocating for my oldest son, and caring for my younger son along side their amazing mom. I try to get outdoors as much as possible, too: snowboarding in the winter, swimming in the summer, and hiking in the spring and fall.”