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Senior Staff

 

Executive Director

Michelle Persson Reilly

Michelle began at DCH as the Executive Director in May 2007. She graduated from Smith College with a B.A. in American Studies and a minor in Economics. In 2001 she earned a Masters in City Planning with a concentration in Housing, Communities and Economic Development from MIT. Michelle has held a variety of positions in nonprofit organizations ranging from direct service, legislative advocacy, fundraising, event planning and program management. She was thrilled to bring this experience to an organization she cared so much about in her own community. Michelle resides in Dedham with her husband and three children.

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Program Director/Interim Preschool Director

Jennifer Putnam

Jennifer joined DCH in December 2018 as Program Director overseeing DCH's seasonal programs and events, summer camp, and summer pool. Jennifer received her B.A. in Elementary Education with a minor in Special Education from Wheelock College in 2004. She has worked with several diverse nonprofit organizations in various youth development and program development roles with a large focus on early education, health education, summer camps, and adult enrichment programming. In addition to her time with school age and adult programs, Jennifer has over 10 years experience working as an infant, toddler, and preschool teacher. Jennifer has a passion for working with families, youth of all ages, and adults in recreational settings including summer camp and year round programs. Originally from New York, Jennifer has lived in Massachusetts for two decades and currently resides in Dedham with her husband and three children.
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Board Of Directors

President

Scott Mays

Vice President
Don Elmore

Treasurer
Stephen Palenscar

Secretary
Stephanie Matern

 

Katharine Blake

Jennifer Breitling

Stephen Burke

Alex Cavallini

Stacy Kelly

Mark Manning

Eric Merithew

Heather Ross

Noah Stockman

Maura Turner

Kerri White

Our Mission

"Dedicated to promoting educational, recreational and civic interests to enhance the lives of all residents of Dedham and neighboring towns through innovative programs, community leadership and the preservation of its historic campus."

Contact Us

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671 High Street
Dedham, MA 02026
Phone: (781) 329-5740

Preschool: (781) 329-4841