SEF is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors that includes parents, business leaders, community leaders and educators.  The organization is fortunate to be staffed by a part-time Executive Director and a cadre of wonderful volunteers.  The Board, staff and volunteers work diligently to engage the community and partner with the school district leadership and the public schools in Salem.  We encourage you to get to know us (check out our Board and Staff bios) and reach out if you are interested in getting involved!

Executive Director

Carrie Francis Cabot

Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Ms. Kara Brooks-Halas, Co-President
Ms. Alexa Ogno, Co-President
Ms. Leanne Schild, Vice-President

Ms. Lisa Lavoie, Clerk
Ms. Pam Boardway, CPA, Treasurer

SEF Board Members

Mr. Benjamin Arlander

Ms. Katie Casiglia

Ms. Heidi Guarino

Ms. Peg Voss Howard
Dr. Michelle Pierce

Mr. Rich Thornett

Ms. Rosario Ubiera-Minaya

Board of Advisors

Honorable Thaddeus Buczko, Retired Justice, Essex County Family and Probate Court
Dr. Nancy Harrington, Former President, Salem State University
Mr. David Ives, CEO, NiiS/APEX, Inc. and Former President, Salem Partnership
Honorable John Keenan, State Representative, 7th Essex County & Former President, Salem Education Foundation
Ms. Elizabeth Lahikainen, Founding President, Salem Education Foundation
Ms. Sarah Morrill,  Chairperson,  Former President,  Salem Education Foundation

Key Partners

National Park Service

Peabody Essex Museum

Salem Public Schools

Salem Academy Charter School

City of Salem

Parents United of Salem

Salem State University

Creative Salem