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Arthur Glasgow, Co-President

Arthur was elected Co-President of Newton at Home in 2020. Since joining NAH's Board of Directors in 2012, he has provided a variety of direct services to NAH members, including transporting them to medical appointments, doing simple handyman jobs, and gardening. He was elected vice president of NAH in 2017 and has also served as 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.
Alex Vogel

Alex Vogel, Co-President

Alex was elected Co-President of Newton at Home in November 2020. Alex officially joined the NAH Board early in 2020 after having previously served as an ex-officio member as the Technology Committee representative. He has been a Newton at Home volunteer since 2013 mainly working with the office staff and with members on technology needs. Prior to moving to Newton, he spent almost thirty years at Dow Chemical in a variety of research & development staff and management positions. He plays the clarinet and has performed in a variety of orchestras, bands, and chamber music groups. While living in Chapel Hill, NC, he served as principal clarinet and president of the Board of the Chapel Hill Philharmonia. He and his wife, Anita Cohen, live in Newton Centre. His BA and MS in Chemical Engineering are from the University of Illinois and Stanford University.

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.
Pat Wildman

Patricia Wildman, Treasurer

Pat joined our Board and was elected our Treasurer in 2020. She is both a CPA and the former CEO of Duncaster, a senior living community in Connecticut. She has had wide experience in both accounting and working with seniors. Pat also has significant volunteer community experience in non-profits - including Quonochontaug Central Beach Fire District in Rhode Island (Board Treasurer), Malta House of Care and its Foundation in Connecticut, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, and the Hartford Symphony. Her daughter’s family, including a grandchild, lives in Newton, and her son and his family are in Westford. Pat and her husband moved to this area from Hartford in 2017.
Cheryl Albert

Cheryl Alpert

Cheryl is a licensed realtor with Coldwell Banker working out of their Newton branch. Previously, her career was in advertising, public relations and marketing. In addition, she has been a long-time volunteer in philanthropic, advocacy, civic, and community organizations. She has volunteered with local non-profit organizations such as Beth Israel Deaconess, Boston Classical Orchestra, Boston University, Dana Farber, and Massachusetts Cultural Council. The Weston Selectman recently appointed Cheryl to their 2020 Housing Production Planning initiative. She also has experience volunteering on behalf of seniors: She was involved in the Wellesley at Home (now Wellesley Neighbors), the Village in Wellesley, when it was first formed; she has volunteered with the Weston Council for Aging; and has a certification as Seniors Real Estate Specialist. A life-long resident of Massachusetts who grew up in Newton, Cheryl lives in Weston.
Lawrence Bailey

Lawrence Bailey

Lawrence is a branch manager at Village Bank and a long-time participant in community activities. Representing the bank, he has been involved with many local organizations and events - including Newton’s Senior Center, Wayland Council of Aging, Paddy’ Road Race, Newton’s Farmers Markets, Scandinavian Living Center, and Newton’s Dancing in the Park Series. He also has taught several basic financial classes at Newton North and the Learning Prep Schools, helping students prepare for their next financial stage in life. Lawrence joined our Board in 2020. He attended Eastern Nazarene College; like so many others he came here as a college student and stayed. He is originally from Pennsylvania and is now a resident of East Boston.
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.
Deborah Fogel

Deborah Fogel

Deborah was one of the founders of Newton at Home and continued to be an active volunteer before rejoining the board in 2019. A Newton resident for more than three decades, she has worked professionally during that time as a freelance editor and writer, while also playing key volunteer roles in a number of community and advocacy organizations in the Boston area. Born and educated in Scotland, Deborah previously lived in Israel and Canada as well as the UK, working as a researcher, film archivist, and documentary and educational film producer. She holds an MA in history from the University of Edinburgh.
Don Freeman

Don Freedman

Don Freedman is an attorney concentrating in elder law and the legal problems of adults and children with disabilities and special needs. He has written and spoken on elder and disability law topics. He joined our Board in 2020. Don has volunteered with a number of human services and advocacy organizations, including as board chair of both the Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Association and the Learning Prep School for children with special needs. He has served on the Governor’s Commission on Mental Retardation, the Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council, and the board of Jewish Vocational Services. He has also been active with Newton’s Temple Emanuel and volunteers with the Stars of David, a group he and his wife helped found serving Jewish adults with developmental disabilities and special needs. He is a graduate of Brandeis University and Boston College Law School and has done graduate work at the Boston University School of Law Graduate Tax Program. With his wife, Ruth, he has lived, raised his children, and worked in Newton more than forty years.
Douglas Huber

Douglas Huber

Douglas is a public health physician who has worked for over forty years in global health nationally and internationally. He continues to consult part-time on reproductive health issues. He and his wife, Sallie Craig Huber, have been long-time members and volunteers for NAH. For NAH, he has volunteered as a driver and handyman and has also given presentations on public health topics to NAH members. He joined the Board in 2018. Douglas is currently a trustee of the endowment at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Cambridge; Co-Chair of the Family Planning/Reproductive Health working group with Christian Connections for International Health (previously on the board); member of the Steering Council of the Faith to Action Network; and member (past chair) of the Jubilee for Global Mission committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts. He received his medical degree from the University of Colorado School of Medicine and his MSc from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Bob Larner

Bob Larner

Bob returned to the NAH Board in 2019. He previously served on the Board from 2010 to 2016 and at various times as Vice President, Treasurer, and Committee chair (Finance, Member Recruitment). 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). Bob has been an active direct service volunteer since NAH opened in 2011. Bob and his wife, Anne, have lived in Newton since 1973. They have three children and five grandchildren.
Cynthia Pill

Cynthia Pill

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 our original steering committee and one of our original Board members from 2009 to 2017, she returned to our Board in 2019. She has been active as one of NAH’s original direct service volunteers. She has previously headed the Volunteer and Staffing Committee, facilitated a caregivers support group for Newton at Home, and been the co-chair of our NAH Health and Wellness Committee. Cynthia lived in Newton for 50 years and has raised three children here.
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