MEET OUR PARENT ADVISORY BOARD
Lisa Kingsley is a special education teacher turned administrator with 15 years of experience, including 10 in the near-north suburbs of Boston. After serving as a district student services administrator for six years, she transitioned into building-based administration, including serving as principal of the Curtis Tufts High School in Medford. She currently serves as Program Manager in the Pathways Program at Malden High School. At home in West Medford, she has three children, currently ages 7, 5, & 2. Since moving to Medford when her oldest was 9 months old, the Medford Family Network’s playgroups, SWAPs, and drop-in play times have been a regular part of the schedule. She is excited to contribute to the organization as a board member and support the programming her family has benefited from for the last six years.
ALEXIS HICKEY DAVIS
Alexis Davis is a social worker with over twenty years of helping children and families in the Massachusetts area. She is currently employed part-time as an outpatient therapist at Tufts Medical Center and has a part-time parent guidance consultation practice. She is now challenged to “practice what she preaches” in the evolution of her relationship with her own two boys, ages 5 and 7. As is often the case, she came to be involved with the Medford Family Network advisory board after experiencing the wealth of support and knowledge first hand when she and her boys participated in Play and Learn groups. She has been a member of the board and chair or the programming committee for three years.
Parent Advisory Board Member
Robert Lublin is a Professor of Theatre Arts and former Chair of Performing Arts at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He has published books and articles on Shakespeare as well as theatre and film history. He additionally teaches wine and whisky appreciation classes through Arlington Community Education. Robert grew to love the Medford Family Network while raising his twin daughters, now 6 y/o, who were always excited to attend MFN reading groups, play groups, and learning groups. After benefitting from MFN parenting classes, Robert began to lead an Effective Fatherhood Workshop series in 2020, to provide support to men working to be better, happier dads. He has been a member of the board for two years
Parent Advisory Board Member
Caroline is a local Medford "mum" originally from the UK, who, after traveling to and working in 47 countries, put her passport away and settled down in Medford to raise her family. Prior to life in America, Caroline worked as an English language teacher in various settings from a high school in Japan, an elementary school in the French Alps, a university professor in the Saudi Arabian desert and on board a ship for a Japanese NGO which circumnavigated the Southern hemisphere. After completing two master degrees in teaching, Caroline worked as a teacher trainer for King Saud University and Cambridge University Press where she visited educational institutions to run teacher training workshops. She thought life was busy back then! These days, Caroline's life is far more settled but its pace has certainly not slowed down with 3 little energetic boys to look after. Caroline discovered the MFN by pure chance on her very first day as a Medford resident and has since enjoyed many parent classes, Play and Learn groups, fundraisers and events. She believes that being an advisory board member feels like a small way to give back to an organization that means the world to her.