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Newton at Home Board of Directors
Tamara J. Bliss, President
Tamara became active in many Newton organizations and political campaigns after moving to Newton in 1968 with her husband and two children. She has a Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Systems and has worked as a community organizer, human resources manager, and a management trainer in corporate, non-profit,government, and academic organizations. Tamara joined the original planning group in June, 2008 and became President of Newton at Home in November of that year. She chairs the Fundraising Committee.
Bob Larner, Vice President
With a Ph.D. in economics, Bob has taught at universities, worked at the Federal Trade Commission, and been a consultant, executive and board member at Charles River Associates (CRA). He co-chairs the Member Recruitment Committee at NAH, serves on the Fundraising Committee, and is an active direct service volunteer. Bob and his wife Anne have lived in Newton since 1973. They have three children and four grandchildren.
Sue Flicop, Secretary
Sue has been active in the Newton community for many years. She is the health and safety representative for the Newton PTO Council and is also currently co-president of the League of Women Voters of Newton, development chair at Historic Newton, and vice-chair of The Bostonian Society. Sue has an MBA, did doctoral work in international transportation, and has held positions in advertising sales and teaching. She serves on the Volunteers and Partnerships Committee at NAH. Sue and her husband have three daughters and live in Chestnut Hill.
Michael Dylingowski, Treasurer
A Michael is the Controller of the Fessenden School. He joined the Board of Directors and became our Treasurer in 2012. He chairs our Finance Committee.
Dave is a retired information technology executive with a passion for building new organizations. With IT,marketing, strategic planning, and accounting professional experience, Dave came to Newton at Home in 2009 as a SOAR55 consultant during NAH’s early planning. He headed the NAH Technology and Marketing/Communications Committees then, and he now chairs the Technology Committee. He began to work with NAH to get more involved locally and to "give back." He and his wife, Paula Thompson,travel frequently in the US and internationally.
lifelong resident of Newton and retired CPA, Harvey graduated from
Newton High School, Boston University, and the Harvard Business School.
He was a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, where he concentrated
on auditing and financial consulting. He chairs the Newton Zoning Board
of Appeals and volunteers with several not-for-profit organizations.
He chairs the Finance Committee, serves on the Fundraising
Committee, and has been the Treasurer of Newton at Home.
Deborah “Dubs” Dickey
A former clinical therapist in radiation oncology, Dubs has been an active volunteer with local schools and with Outdoor Explorations,whose mission is to bring people with and without disabilities together in the outdoors. As an NAH direct service volunteer, she enjoys connecting with our members and with neighbors of all ages. Dubs chairs NAH’s Volunteers and Partnerships Committee and has initiated the inter-generational book club at the Fessenden School. She and her husband have four children, and have lived in West Newton since 1989.
Glenn is Chairman of Morris Architects, Strategic Facilities Partners,and ArtisanCollaborative LLC. He taught architecture, design and real estate development for many years and was the founder and first Chair of the College of Interior Design at the Boston Architectural College. Glenn has served on many corporate, institutional and non-profit boards and has been active in local, gubernatorial and presidential election campaigns. He lives in Newton and currently co-chairs the Member Recruitment Committee.
Cynthia has a Ph.D. in Social Work and has had a long career as a therapist. She has also managed organizational volunteer services for much of her professional life. An active member of the original steering committee, she headed the Volunteer and Staffing Committee. Cynthia and her husband Bob have lived in Newton for 43 years. She co-chairs the Health and Wellness Committee and serves as a NAH direct service volunteer, which she finds to be a terrific way to get to know more of her neighbors.
Elizabeth R. Simons
A research scientist and educator at the Boston University School of Medicine, Liz has lived in West Newton for 57 years. Liz is an active participant in Harvard's Institute for Learning in Retirement and serves as executive administrator and vice-chair of the Board of Directors of the Boston Artists Ensemble. She chaired the Provider Services Committee, which identified and screened vendors. She continues to vet all NAH vendors and currently co-chairs the Health and Wellness Committee.
A forty-year resident of Newton, Verne is a senior citizen passionate about NAH’s mission. Verne serves on NAH’s Finance and Nominating Committees. He practiced law for 42 years and served on both the Newton Board of Alderman and Newton School committee. A long-time member of the Newton Democratic City Committee, he is currently clerk and a trustee of the Judge Baker Children’s Center.
Arthur Glasgow, Patricia Schneider, and Josh Weiss, all Newton residents, joined our Board of Directors in December 2012.