Board Members

Executive Committee

Jeremiah Gibson, LMFT, CST, President

Jeremiah is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist at the South Shore Family Health Collaborative in Quincy, a private practice devoted to serving couples and families in South Shore. Jeremiah is also a certified sex therapist through the American Association for Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT), and provides sex therapy at the South Shore Sexual Health Center in Quincy. His professional interests include couples and families with young children, couples and sexuality, and religious/spiritual issues. Jeremiah enjoys singing and playing guitar, writing, and connecting with other Massachusetts therapists.

Mary-Jane Beach, LMFT, Secretary

Mary-Jane is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; an Approved Supervisor with the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Clinical Intern Supervisor with University of Massachusetts, Graduate School of Education, Family Therapy Program and Antioch New England, Master’s Degree in Family Therapy; and an Allied Professional Member of the Association of Educational Therapists. She has worked with children, adults, and families in public and private counseling, behavioral health, health and school systems for more than 30 years. She is a founding Director of Bridges Associates, Inc.

Stuart Moskowitz, LMFT, LMHC Treasurer

Stuart Moskowitz brings 38 years of clinical experience, both in private practice, including at the Newton Square Counseling Center, and in working with and directing non-profit programs. He also provides supervision and professional consultation to various groups in the Worcester area, as well as individual, couples, and family therapy.

Board of Directors

Rick Hendricks, MA, LMFT

Rick is a Deputy District Director with the Department of Veterans Affairs overseeing the work of 21 Vet Centers in New York and New Jersey working out of New Hampshire. Prior to this position, Rick served for over 27 years in the U.S. Army and retired in March 2011. Upon retiring, Rick began working in private practice as a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. To supplement his private practice, Rick did intensive in-home family therapy with at-risk adolescents and their parents in Community Mental Health and served as the Director of an Employee Assistance Program for a local Fire Department. In 2012, he started with the V.A. at the Springfield, MA, Vet Center as the Couples and Family Readjustment Therapist working with combat veterans and their families.

He has been active with our professional associations having served as Secretary to the board of directors for the Kentucky Division of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and President for the Massachusetts Division (MAMFT) from 2015-17. He was a founding member of the newly formed New England Association for Family and Systemic Therapy and currently serves on their Board of Directors.

Katherine Manners, LMFT

Katherine completed her MFT training at UMass Boston in 1994. She has a private practice specializing in couples therapy in Newton and Natick. She is certified in Discernment Counseling, and provides training and consultation to trauma service organizations such as Principal Partner at Resilience Works.

Katherine has worked in the field of victim services, trauma, and bereavement for over 30 years, including leading and developing bereavement programs throughout the Boston area. Since 1999, Katherine has focused on advancing the understanding and attention to vicarious trauma among direct service providers. She is the co-founder of the Vicarious Trauma program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Katherine consults and trains nationally for government agencies, nonprofits, and coalitions. She is a senior consultant for Organizational Resilience International and serves as a Lead Team member and Content Expert for multiple federally funded initiatives.

Don Paine, PhD, LICSW

Rev. Dr. Donald L. Paine is an LCSW, MFT, and AAPC clinician working in West Stockbridge, MA, and Albany NY.  He has served as legislative chair as part of the NYAMFT for the past eight years.

He has been in private practice as a Marriage and Family Therapist for 20 years. For the past 12 years he has studied with Dr. Richard Schwartz, Internal Family Systems. He has completed all three levels of training, is part of an annual Level 3 Process Group, and is currently a Program Assistant in Charlotte, NC, training (his sixth such teaching role). He is also an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, where he offers consultation, conflict interventions, and couple/family training workshops.

He is married and has three grown children and five grandchildren. One of his grown children (adopted from Seoul, Korea, 36 years ago) recently returned from living in Seoul for the past 10 years and lives in NYC, while his other two children live in West Sand Lake, NY, and NYC with their children. He is also the chaplain to the NYC Marathon (30 years). Despite being hit by a motorist while walking in June and being in rehab until September, he has completed the last three NYC Marathons.


Lindsay Swan, Administrator

Lindsay Swan is an artist and administrative professional, originally from Brooklyn, NY. After many years of supporting non-profits in Massachusetts with their administrative needs, she is happy to join NEAFAST in 2019. She currently lives in Ashfield, MA with her partner and 1-year-old daughter.