Adam J. Silk, MD, CGP is the Executive Director of RELATE. He is also an Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School at Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital, and has his own clinical practice.
Dr. Silk consults to a number of schools in the Boston area. Some of his consulting work follows the traditional model of psychiatric consultation to schools, focusing on the mental health needs of individual students. The RELATE program aims to address broader problems in school culture, by fostering more effective collaborations among administrators, faculty, and students.
Dr. Silk has presented his work in a number of professional journals and meetings.
Ms. Centeio Bautista graduated from Epiphany’s class of 2002. After high school Ms. Bautista went on to attain a B.A. in Economics and Psychology at Smith College. She returned to Epiphany as a Teaching Fellow in 2012 and is now the Student Support Team Director. During her time as a Teaching Fellow she was inspired to attain her master’s degree in School Counseling at Boston College with hopes to address the social emotional development of our students.
Garcie Champagne is a teacher leader at the Boston Adult Technical Academy. She teaches native speakers and infuses theater into her work with English Language learners. She is passionate about practices that are culturally and linguistically sustaining in order to support and empower students.
Nina Leuzzi has spent the last thirteen years working to understand the minds of four-year-olds. Currently, Nina is a pre-kindergarten teacher at Bridge Boston Charter School, a school designed to serve the most under-resourced and vulnerable children in Boston. During her tenure at Bridge, Nina has taken a leading role in understanding classroom and school inventions for children who have experienced trauma as well as how best to create a positive classroom community and culture.
From 2013-2015, she was part of a Breakthrough Series Collaborative through the Boston Public Health Commission to develop trauma-informed early learning programs and schools. She worked with Educators for Excellence, a teacher advocacy group, to co-write the policy paper, Schools That Heal, that focuses on the creation of more trauma-informed structures within schools in Boston and Massachusetts, and is teaching a course on Supporting Students with Trauma through the Boston Educators Collaborative.
Most recently, she has met with Secretary DeVos and the US Department of Education on concerns around discipline reform and the educational civil rights of children. Next year, she will begin working as the Dean of School Culture and Community at Bridge Boston.
This website was made possible through the support of the Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy Foundation.