Who We Are

The Peabody Education Foundation is made up of community members, business leaders, and educators seeking to enhance the quality of Peabody public education.

PEF Executive Board

Honorary Chair

Mayor Edward A. Bettencourt, Jr.
City of Peabody


David Gravel
GraVoc Associates


Thomas Gould
Treadwell’s Ice Cream


Barbara Kelly
Community Representative


Daniel Vassallo

PEF Committee Chairs


Steve Shea

Best Bet

Katrina Vassallo

Career Opportunities

Donna Craven, Kristine Bruno

Community Resources

Barbara Kelly, Mark Whiting


Kristine Bruno


Dave Gravel and Tom Gould

George Peabody Legacy Award

Tom Gould

Board Members


Kristine Bruno

Todd Bucey
Principal, Higgins Middle School

Donna Craven
Community Representative

Kristie DeLoreto
Asthma and Allergy Awareness Initiative, Inc.

Fran Gallugi
Community Representative

Michael Gingras
Finance Director, City of Peabody

Ruth Grube
Peabody Director of Special Education

Jarred Haas
Peabody Federation of Teachers

Deanne Healey
Salem Five

Jarrod Hochman
Lepore & Hochman, P.A.

Anna Kulakowski
East Boston Savings Bank

Deborah Kwong
People’s United Bank

Dr. Herbert Levine
Peabody Interim Superintendent of Schools

Debbie MacGregor
Business Liaison for the Office of Community Development


Laura MacNeil
North Shore Community Action Programs

Natalie Maga
Peabody Access Telecommunications

MaryBeth Mallia
Peabody Municipal Credit Union

Cara Murtagh
Peabody Superintendent of Schools

Doreen Reidy
Community Representative

Phil Richard
Phil Richard Insurance

Steve Shea
Mass Mutual

Sudi Smoller
Peabody Federation of Teachers

Katrina Vassallo
Harvard University Press

Mark Whiting
Northshore Mall

William Woods
PJ Woods Insurance

Peabody Education Foundation

The Peabody Education Foundation provides unique programs and advanced technology to thousands of students and teachers who might otherwise not enjoy such experiences due to budget constraints.