Service Leadership

Service Leadership

Margaret HannahMargaret Hannah, M.Ed, GCEC, is the Executive Director of the Freedman Center for Child and Family Development at William James College.  She received her master’s degree in education with a concentration in community counseling and psychology from the University of Miami. She holds a Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching from William James College and has completed two years of coursework in the Doctoral Program for Leadership Psychology at William James College. Ms. Hannah has worked in schools and agencies for over 25 years, designing and developing programs and facilitating teacher and parent education programs and support groups. She has served as a project director for three federal grants for the delivery of mental health services within schools, and a grant to integrate mental health services between schools and community agencies. She serves or has served on many committees and task forces within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts advocating for mental health services, including the Massachusetts Academy of Pediatrics Mental Health Task Force, serving as a Commissioner on the Governor’s Commission on Post-Partum Depression and the Commission on Behavioral Health and Upstream Prevention, Stakeholder group for the Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative, and the City of Newton City-wide Emergency Response Team (CERT).  In addition to serving as Executive Director of the Freedman Center at William James College, she teaches in the School Psychology Department as Adjunct Faculty.

Nadja ReillyNadja Reilly, Ph.D is a clinical psychologist with over 18 years of experience specializing in children, adolescents, and families. Dr. Reilly completed her graduate training at the University of Miami, Florida, and her clinical internship and post-doctoral fellowship at Boston Children's Hospital. She was a staff psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry at Children's Hospital for 12 years, and she is currently a consulting psychologist to the department. Dr. Reilly is also a Lecturer of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Reilly is the Associate Director of the Freedman Center for Child and Family Development at William James College, as well as the Director of Training for the Center's internship and practicum placements. At the Freedman Center, Dr. Reilly focuses on prevention, school and community mental health work, consultation, curriculum and program development, and education. Dr. Reilly is a core faculty member of the Clinical PsyD program, and faculty in the Children and Families of Adversity and Resilience (CFAR) concentration. Dr. Reilly is the editor of Preventing Depression: A Toolkit for Schools, co-editor of the How Not to Keep a Secret peer leadership curriculum, editor and principal editor of the Break Free from Depression school curriculum, and executive producer of Break Free From Depression, a documentary focusing on adolescent depression. Dr. Reilly is also the author of the book Anxiety and Depression in the Classroom: A Teacher's Guide to Fostering Self-Regulation in Young Students.  Dr. Reilly has presented in numerous local and national conferences, and continues to promote awareness of child and family mental health needs through her teaching, research, and practice.

Heather ByrnsHeather Byrns, MA, LMHC, is the Operations Director for INTERFACE Referral Service within the Freedman Center at William James College.  She received her master’s degree in counseling psychology from Boston College and has been a licensed mental health counselor for 11 years. She has worked in clinical settings providing care to adolescents and their families struggling with a range of issues with particular expertise in eating disorders.  She has also worked on program design for local and state initiatives and has served on the city of Newton Youth Interagency Task Force and the Newton Youth Commission Advisory Board. Heather continues to promote access to care and education about mental health by providing local trainings, and in supervising the INTERFACE staff team.  She has worked with the INTERFACE Referral Service since 2010, and has helped the program expand to serving over 55 communities throughout Massachusetts.

Tanya SnyderTanya Snyder, M.Ed, LMHC is a Clinical Supervisor for the INTERFACE Referral Service within the Freedman Center at William James College. Tanya earned her M. Ed in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Marriage & Family Therapy from Springfield College, and she comes to us from the Counseling and Psychotherapy Center in Needham, where she served as Director of Institutional and Outpatient Operations. Tanya has 20 years experience in the field, providing direct clinical care to individuals presenting with various mental health concerns with specialities in treating sexually abusive or inappropriate behaviors in juveniles, and men who have engaged in sexual offending behaviors.  She has also served as a supervisor within several programs. In addition, Tanya serves as the MASOC Board Co-Vice President and serves on the ATSA Juvenile Practices Committee.

Jamie Siegel, Psy.D is the Senior Team Leader at the INTERFACE Referral Service. While earning her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at William James College (formerly MSPP), Jamie was a work-study student at INTERFACE and decided to make it part of her professional career when she graduated in 2011.   As the Senior Team Leader, Jamie supervises and mentors student staff, has developed and helped to facilitate training on specialty contracts, and also assists callers in finding appropriate referrals. When Jamie is not at INTERFACE, she maintains a private practice where she provides therapy to adolescents, adults, couples, and families. 

Kelly WeaverKelly Anne Weaver, M.A. is the Senior Team Leader and has been working at the INTERFACE Referral Service since 2008. Kelly received her master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Boston College, and for many years Kelly worked as an LGBTQ Advocate at MassBay Community College.  In that role, Kelly led campus wide advocacy programs such as National Coming Out Day and Guest Speaker Panel Discussions to promote increased awareness of LGBTQ issues.  As a Team Leader for the INTERFACE Referral Service, Kelly supervises, trains and manages referral counselors and is passionate about providing the best customer service to clients in order to improve access to mental health services.  Kelly is also currently on the Speakers Bureau for Greater Boston PFLAG, which provides opportunities for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity in order to increase understanding and respect for human diversity.

Renee Rejent-BowserRenee Rejent-Bowser, LMHC is a team leader for the INTERFACE Referral Service at William James College.  She received her master’s degree in Expressive Therapies at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA.  Prior to joining the INTERFACE Referral Service, she worked in various clinical settings including providing community-based service to children and families in the greater Lowell community, and provided individual and group therapy to adults with intellectual disabilities.  She is a trained art therapist and brings her creative background combined with her passion to help others in order to connect them with the care they need.