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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.
Bob Larner

Bob Larner, Treasurer

Bob returned to the NAH Board in 2019. He previously served on the Board from 2010 to 2016 and at various times 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 the NAH opened in 2011. Bob and his wife, Anne, have lived in Newton since 1973. They have three children and five grandchildren.

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.
Harvey Crosby

Harvey J. Crosby

Harvey joined the Newton at Home Board in 2019. In 1974, he founded of Newton-based Crosby Benefit Systems. CBS grew to provide employee benefit services to over 200 clients and approximately 100,000 individuals. He was owner and CEO of CBS until selling one division in 2008 and the remainder of the company in 2013. During the Mann administration, Harvey was a volunteer coordinator for a program to restructure the medical insurance program for the City of Newton. He has been on the Board of Directors of the Employers Council on Flex Compensation. Harvey and his wife, Tina, have lived in Newton since 1971. Their three children attended Newton Public Schools.
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.
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.
Rachel Kagno

Rachel Kagno

An accomplished healthcare public relations and communications professional, Rachel spent 23 years at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, where she managed media relations efforts for this regional teaching hospital. A Newton at Home Board member and direct service volunteer since 2014, Rachel also sits on NAH’s Fundraising and Marketing committees. She also volunteers weekly with the Open Art group at Hebrew Senior Life’s NewBridge on the Charles. On a personal level, Rachel was a caregiver to her elderly parents in assisted living, long-term care, and hospice environments, a journey which led her to membership on the Family Advisory Council at the Leavitt Family Jewish Nursing Home in Western Massachusetts. Rachel holds a Bachelor’s degree in English/Communications from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. A native of Longmeadow, she currently resides in Holliston with her husband and two sons.
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 volunteer. 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 has lived in Newton for 50 years and has raised three children here.
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.
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