Professional Advisory Council

Dearborn Academy's professional advisory council includes leading researchers, educators and clinicians.

The council meets annually and is available to the Dearborn Academy administration to provide advice and guidance.


Anthony Bashir, Ph.D.
Clinician, teacher, researcher and developer of various groundbreaking methods for improving language and learning

Jane Holmes Bernstein, Ph.D.
Senior Associate in Psychology, Children’s Hospital Boston; Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

Robert Brooks, Ph.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School

Kevin Creeden, M.A., LMHC
Director of Assessment and Research, Whitney Academy

Edward Hallowell, M.D.
Founder, The Hallowell Center for Cognitive and Emotional Health

Nancy Rappaport, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Jessica Minehan, M.Ed., BCBA
Behavior Analyst, Author, Special Educator and Consultant to schools internationally 

John Ratey, Ph.D.
Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Lynn Sanford, LICSW
Interim Clinical Director, Trauma Center, Justice Resource Institute

Richard Weissbourd, Ph.D.
Lecturer, Harvard Graduate School of Education and Kennedy School of Government; Founder, ReadBoston and WriteBoston

Howard Rossman, Ph.D.
Psychologist in private practice, Lexington, Mass.; Former Director of Dearborn Academy