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Board Members

Stephen Logowitz, President

Steve, a Newtonville resident, joined the NAH board in 2014, became co-president in 2015 and president in 2016. He also chairs the Marketing Committee. A design communications consultant by profession, he has founded three design firms and has also served as an instructor and visiting critic at Rhode Island School of Design. Steve has served as President of the Board of All Newton Music School, where he has been a long-time trustee as well as a student. Other board affiliations have included the Newton History Museum/Newton Historical Society (Historic Newton), the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis, and the Society of Printers. He has an MFA degree from the Yale University School of Art. Stephen was elected president at the 2017 Annual Meeting.

Arthur Glasgow, Vice President

Arthur joined NAH's Board of Directors in 2012 and has provided a variety of direct services to NAH members, including transporting them to medical appointments, doing simple handyman jobs, and gardening. He is also a member of the Health and Wellness Committee. Arthur retired in March 2011 from a surgical weight loss practice which he shared with one of his sons. His medical degree is from NYU Medical School. He and his wife have lived in Newton for more than 40 years and raised three children here. Arthur was elected vice president at the 2017 Annual Meeting.

Herb Plovnick, Secretary

Herb first became involved with NAH as a direct service volunteer in 2014 and joined the Board of Directors in 2016. After a long career in internal medicine, with training in endocrinology, he retired in 2014 from Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. His medical degree is from Boston University School of Medicine. Herb enjoys art and gardening and volunteering for the Newton Food Pantry. He is an amateur watercolor artist, and he painted the cover of the NAH cookbook. Herb and his wife Kathy have lived in Newton for over 37 years and have 3 children and 3 grandchildren. Herb was elected secretary at the 2017 Annual Meeting.


Paul Davis, Treasurer

Paul brings over twenty-five years of financial and business planning experiences from a variety of industries to Newton at Home. He is the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis at Harvard Business Publishing. Paul joined the Newton at Home Board in 2015 after volunteering with our treasurer and staff to review our financial operations and was elected NAH's treasurer in 2016. Paul holds a BS degree in Accounting from Bryant University and an MBA with an Operations and Strategic Management concentration from the University of Minnesota. Mr. Davis is an avid runner and resides in Watertown. Paul was elected treasurer at the 2017 Annual Meeting.

John Adkins

John joined the NAH Board in 2014 as he is winding down a long career as a lawyer representing clients primarily in labor and employment law matters, topics on which he frequently writes and lectures. He is also a member of the Fundraising and Member Recruitment and Retention Committees. John is a founding member of the Governor’s Advisory Board to the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and a past member of the Board of Trustees of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law and Economic Justice. He is also a founding member of the Board of the Ronald McDonald House. His BA and JD are from Cornell and its Law School.

Eric Brodie

Eric L. Brodie

Eric is an attorney, entrepreneur and inventor specializing in start up of transportation projects and other regulation-heavy industries. He is co-founder and principal of BikeBus, an innovative operation allowing cycling classes to be held aboard a moving bus. He was formerly with GoBuses and previously practiced law in downtown Boston. Eric has been a Newton at Home volunteer since December 2016 and is active in the Small Appliance Repair Workshop. Eric joined our Board in 2017. His undergraduate degree is from the University of Chicago and his JD is from Chicago-Kent College of Law at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Eric lives with his wife and two sons in West Newton.

Barney Freiberg-Dale

Barney Freiberg-Dale

Barney is owner and director of Visiting Angels, the locally managed franchise office of a national network of private-duty home care company. Twice winner of Boston Globe Top Places to Work, Visiting Angels now employs about 160 professional home caregivers and others on a weekly basis. Barney joined our Board in 2017. He also serves on the Board and is Treasurer of Communities Without Borders, an NGO providing support for children in Zambia, and is Co-Chair of the Environment Committee of the Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce. His undergraduate degree is from U. of Tennessee/Knoxville and his MS in Rehabilitation Services is from Southern Illinois U/Carbondale. He and his wife live in Newton. They have both been contributors to NAH since before we opened in 2011.

Hope Dauwalter

Hope Dauwalter

Hope was one of NAH's first members in 2011 and has been an active volunteer since then.  She was an early member of our Dining Club Affinity Group and has led it since 2014 taking our members to interesting restaurants in Newton and surrounding locales. She was elected to our Board in 2017. Hope’s career was in early childhood development as a teacher, administrator, consultant, and Board member of several child-oriented non-profits and commissions. She founded, directed, and taught at The Preschool Experience, Inc. in Newton Center from 1980 to 1996. She has been married for almost 60 years to Bob, a retired engineer. They have two children.

Rachel Kagno

Rachel is a Media Relations Manager in the Department of Public Affairs, Marketing, and Communications at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, where she has worked for 21 years. Primarily responsible for handling day-to-day media relations for the 242 bed community hospital, Rachel also assists with writing, community relations, events, and social media. A Newton at Home Board member since 2014, Rachel also sits on the Family Advisory Council for JGS LifeCare, a long term care facility in Western Mass. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in English/Communications from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and resides in Holliston with her husband and two sons.

Susana Lannik

Susana joined our Board in 2016. She has maintained a law practice for over twenty years that concentrates exclusively on estate planning, asset protection for the second half of life, elder care law, special needs planning and probate of estates. Susana writes often about the law for both professionals and the general public and is the author of numerous articles and a recent book. She is an active member of National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the Massachusetts Bar. In addition, Susana holds positions on the Board of Overseers for the Boston Ballet, the Board of Visitors for the North Carolina School of the Arts, and is a new member of the Chestnut Hill Historic Commission. She lives in Chestnut Hill with her husband, son, and two cats.

Emily Meyer

Emily joined the Newton at Home board in 2015. She brings extensive experience working with seniors, their healthcare, and their living options to her role as director for Newton at Home. She was President of the Massachusetts Assisted Living Facilities Association from 1998-2014. She also has been an instructor in the master’s of gerontology program at Lasell College. Emily holds a BA degree from Boston University; an MSW from the University of Pennsylvania; and a PhD in Social Policy and Management from Brandeis University. Emily resides in Auburndale, Massachusetts.
Karen Wasserman

Karen Wasserman

Karen joined the NAH board of directors in the fall of 2017. She brings 27 years of experience as a social worker, working with older adults and their families. Karen is the founding director of Your Elder Experts, the care management program at Jewish Family & Children’s Service. Prior to this she was a social worker at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Director of Social Services for Mediplex of Newton. Karen received her B.A. from Brandeis University and her MSW from Simmons College. She has been on the steering committee for the LGBT Aging Project for many years and will be joining the Massachusetts Medical & Scientific Committee of the Alzheimer’s Association of MA and NH in the Spring of 2018. She and her partner Betsy live in Newtonville with their two children, two dogs and a cat.

Josh Weiss

Josh joined NAH's Board of Directors in 2012. A veteran of the telecommunications and data networking industries with an MS in computer science, Josh is currently a member of Hub Angels, a Boston-based investment group focused on early-stage technology companies. A former vice president of SUN Microsystem’s Network Systems Group and a founder of multiple technology companies, Josh moved to Newton in 1980 and lives in Waban with his wife and three children. He is also a board member of the Newton Schools Foundation and a trustee of Temple Shalom of Newton.