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

Best Bet

Katrina Vassallo
Committee Chair

Career Opportunities

Deanne Healey, Donna Craven
Committee Chair

Community Resources

Barbara Kelly, Mark Whiting
Committee Chair


Steve Shea
Committee Chair


Phil Richard
Committee Chair


Dave Gravel and Tom Gould
Committee Chair



Todd Bucey
Principal, Higgins Middle School

Steve Shea
Mass Mutual

Donna Craven
Community Representative

Fran Gallugi
Community Representative

Jarred Haas
Peabody Federation of Teachers

Deanne Healey
Peabody Chamber of Commerce

Sandra Batakis
Sandra Network

Anna Kulakowski
East Boston Savings Bank

Dr. Herbert Levine
Interim Superintendent of Schools

Natalie Maga
Peabody Access Telecommunications

Cara Murtagh
Peabody Assistant Superintendent of Schools

Phil Richard
Phil Richard Insurance

Doreen Reidy
Community Representative

MaryBeth Mallia
Peabody Municipal Credit Union

William Woods
PJ Woods Insurance

Mark Whiting
Northshore Mall

Deborah Kwong
People’s United Bank

Sudi Smoller
Peabody Federation of Teachers

Katrina Vassallo
Harvard University Press

Ruth Grube
Peabody Director of Special Education

Kristie DeLoreto
Asthma and Allergy Awareness Initiative, Inc.

Michael Gingras
Finance Director, City of Peabody

Laura MacNeil
North Shore Community Action Programs

Jarrod Hochman
Lepore & Hochman, P.A.

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.