PRESIDENT AND FOUNDER:
Sierra Weiss is a senior at Gann Academy in Waltham, MA. Outside of Gann Academy, Sierra volunteers weekly at Gateways where she assisted in leading dance and movement programming a few times throughout the year. Additionally,
she dances seven hours a week at Joanne Langione Dance Center in Newton, MA.
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INSPIRATIONAL PEOPLE ALONG THE WAy:
Howard Blas, Director of Tikvah Program at CRNE. Howard has been an excellent role model and teacher in understanding children with disabilities
Representative Kay Khan, House of Representatives & House Chair of the Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities. Representative Khan has been a constant supporter and an excellent resource.
Barry Shrage, President of CJP & Elizabeth Sternberg, Director of Disabilities Services of CJP
Jay Ruderman, President of the Ruderman Family Foundation.
Joanne Langione Dance Center (JLDC). Fueling Sierra’s passion for dance, the instructors at JLDC have given her the foundation needed to share this artistic form of nonverbal communication.
Arlene Remz, Executive Director at Gateways & Nancy Mager, Director of Jewish Education Programs at Gateways.
Dr. Nancy Beardall, Associate Professor & Program Coordinating Dance/Movement Therapy at Lesley University
Sivan Rose Elefson, a certified dance therapist and clinician at Brandon School and Treatment Center.
Dov Hirth, part of the marketing and developement team at ALEH in Israel.
INSPIRATIONAL FOUNDATIONS AND PROGRAMS ALONG THE WAy:
The Diller Teen Fellowship in Boston
Beit Issie Shapiro
Combined Jewish Philanthropies
SHALVA in Israel
MA Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities
Camp Ramah New England
Gateways Access to Jewish Education
Ruderman Family Foundation