Shannon and her husband Tyson moved to West Concord from New Jersey in early 2019 for Tyson’s new job at Keurig Dr. Pepper with their daughter, Etta, born at the end of August 2018 and second daughter, Nellie, born at the end of July 2020 and toy poodle, Clementine. Shannon has a background in public health and is a family medicine researcher and project manager working from home part time, employed by Oregon Health Science University in Portland, OR. Shannon joined CFN to meet other young families in town and is enjoying the community and the area! She has already become a frequent visitor to the libraries, Rideout Playground, White Pond, and the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail and is excited to get to know more about the region. Shannon also enjoys running, squash, traveling and all things summer!
Director of Programming
Katherine is a Rhode Island native and grew up in a large family. She and her husband, Matt, have lived in Concord for over four years. They have two boys, Henry (3.5 years) and Andrew (3.5 months). Katherine teaches History at Lexington High School. She has been involved in CFN for several years, orchestrating our popular Halloween Party (pre-pandemic) and planning and hosting other Mom socials, both in person and virtually.
Clerk & First Connections Liasion
Annie and her husband Charles moved to Concord in May of 2018. Annie grew up in Carlisle and always knew she wanted to return to the area to start a family. In 2019, their first child, Grace was born. Annie joined the CFN board as a way to connect with the community and meet other young families in town. She currently works in hospital administration and is co-founder of Goal Girl Finance, which aims to empower women to take control of their finances. She has loved getting involved in local community activities, and is enjoying the opportunity to volunteer with CFN.
Treasurer and Membership Chair
Kira and her family moved to Concord in 2012. She first began involvement with CFN by helping with event planning, including the Halloween Party and the Easter Party (pre-covid). Kira is now excited to be stepping in to the Treasurer and Membership position beginning Spring 2021. She enjoys cooking, being outdoors, and playing with her two kids.
Sharon, her husband Nathan, and their two sons Kilian (b. 2015) and Peter (b. 2018) moved to Concord in 2016. Sharon became a CFN member in 2016 and joined the Board in 2019. She is currently an HR Director at a biotech company in Cambridge. Sharon moved to Boston in 1999 to attend Northeastern University. Prior to that, she lived in a small town in CT, however she is originally from Israel having moved to CT at the age of nine. Both Sharon and her husband Nathan, a Research Economist and active member on Concord’s Planning Board, love being in Concord and are excited to continue to build roots in the community and meet other families.
Webmaster & Farm Trip Coordinator
Sana completed her schooling and medical training in Philadelphia. She moved to the Concord area from Pennsylvania with her husband and kids to start work for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals. She joined CFN right after moving here at the height of the pandemic and credits this organization for creating a sense of community even during lockdown. She joined CFN to meet other families in town and to join organized activities for kids and their parents. Her family enjoys the many beautiful outdoor hikes, ponds, and parks in Concord accessible all year round.
Sponsorship Chairperson & Family Outings Coordinator
Joanne was raised in Chappaqua, New York and attended Boston College. In 2015 she and her husband, Donny, moved to Concord with their daughter, Madison. With Donny’s family having roots in town, it instantly felt like home and in 2017 they welcomed a second daughter, Olivia, to their family. Joanne is a co-owner of The Tom and Joanne Team, a Concord based real estate group affiliated with Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty. Throughout her 16 years in the business, she has been on the Massachusetts Association of Realtors Board of Directors, Greater Boston Association of Realtors Board of Directors and has been involved in many different state and local committees. She was also recognized nationally in the Thirty Under Thirty category by the National Association of Realtors. In her free time, Joanne enjoys spending time with her family, exploring the vast conservation areas in Concord, and running with the Peloton app.
Dad & Me Coordinator and CFN Legal Consultant
Benjamin has lived in Concord since 2014 with his wife Lauren, and sons Max (born 2015) and Nathan (born 2018). He is a native of the area, having grown up one town over in Acton. Benjamin joined CFN with his family to meet other families and participate in fun events year round. Benjamin is the managing attorney of Klein Law, LLC, located in Concord, MA, which provides legal representation to individuals and businesses in a wide variety of civil litigation areas and business law counseling to startups. Benjamin is frequently spotted around town with his family, such as standing in line for ice cream at Reasons to Be Cheerful or playing with his boys at Rideout Park.
CFN Advisor & Family Outings Coordinator
Erin Piro moved to Concord with her husband, Justin, in 2013. After finishing her teaching position with Oak Hill Middle School in Newton in 2014, she gave birth to their first child, Sloan, in April. Two years later, in July, she had her second child, Colton. Sloan is now a first grader at Thoreau Elementary and Colton is a preschooler at Concord Caruosel. Erin enjoys being a stay-at-home mom and focusing on her volunteer work with CFN and Thoreau.
Sheri and her family moved to Concord from Boston (Jamaica Plain) in June 2017, and previously she and her husband, Jerry, lived in Chicago. They have three children: Jonah (11), Alex (9), and Ellie (4). When moving to the area, Sheri has found Concord Family Network to be a great resource for both meeting new families and making friends, and also learning about Concord, preschools, and local kid activities. Sheri feels that working for CFN is a great way to give back to her community. At some point she'll return to education, as she was previously an ELA Differentiation Coach. In her free time, Sheri enjoys running, biking, barre, gardening, and listening to podcasts and audibles.
Additional CFN Event Coordinators:
- Sarah Schlusinger - Moms' Night Coordinator & Halloween Party Chair
- Michael Julian - Dads' Night Coordinator
- Max Beheir - Dads' Night Coordinator
- Amy Kemeza - Arts & Crafts Coordinator
- Yulia Shea - Preschool Playdate Coordinator
- Ellen Waller - Outdoor Adventures Coordinator
- Allison Flynn - Baby Activities Coordinator
- Anjuli Curran - Baby Activites Coordinator
- Jillian Connell - Community Outreach Coordinator
- Ann Thornley - Egg Hunt Coordinator
- Chong Park - Egg Hunt Coordinator