Board of Directors

North Shore Community Mediation Center
Serving Essex County of Massachusetts

FY 2019 Board of Directors

Sandy Sheckman, Swampscott
Sandy is an accomplished leader in the not-for-profit arena with over 25 years of experience in Resource Development. She has held executive positions with the following local nonprofits: Children’s Friend and Family Services, Lynn Museum & Historical Society, and the Jewish Community Center of the North Shore. The recipient of several awards recognizing her accomplishments, Sandy holds a Master’s Degree and Graduate Diploma in Non-Profit Business Administration.

Linda Goodenough, Beverly
Linda is an attorney with a background in health care law and litigation. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Rochester and her law degree from Northeastern University. She recently retired from her private law practice. Linda has been active in a number of local boards and committees; including the Beverly School Committee, the Conservation Commission and the Master Plan Steering Committee.

Jerry Mahan, Wenham
Jerry is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Massachusetts Society of CPA’s. Jerry has been practicing in public accounting for over ten years and currently works at a local CPA firm. He is a leader within his organization and has become a “trusted advisor” to many. Jerry is able to bring those same positive attributes, which revolve around both management and an accounting/tax expertise to the NSCMC Board of Directors.

Lesa Botti, Andover
Lesa is an attorney and trained as a mediator, divorce mediator and parent coordinator. Over the past few years, she has volunteered in the courts of the Commonwealth mediating numerous cases. Her current practice is Stramondo Botti Law & Mediation Solutions in Andover, MA. Previously, she practiced as a litigator with expertise in insurance defense.

Robert Blayer, Marblehead 

Carol Rice, Salem 
Carol is a technology executive with over 35 years of experience in financial services, management consulting and software. Upon completing NSCMC’s mediation training, she has been active on the mediation panel and in the peer mediation program. She has a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Bard College and professional development through the Harvard’s Program on Negotiation. Program management, planning and technology are key areas of expertise that Carol brings to the Board of Directors.

Dacia Rubel, Wenham
Dacia is an attorney and mediator, formerly practicing in the areas of technology transfer and health care policy and law. She has volunteered in her community extensively, serving on several local boards and  committees, including the Christ Church Parish Day School Board, the Friends of Buker Elementary School Board and the Hamilton Wenham Regional School District School Committee. Dacia is currently the Spokesperson for the League of Women Voters of Hamilton-Wenham and was recently the co-recipient of the Hamilton-Wenham Community House Volunteer of the Year Award for work related to the initiation and running of the community-wide LWV Annual Civics Bee. Dacia has a B.A. from Smith College and J.D. from Boston University.

Mary Ann Sherwood, Sudbury
MaryAnn holds a master degree in Marriage, Family and Child Therapy and a certificate in Executive Management. Prior to her work as a mediator, MaryAnn was a clinical division director for a non-public school in southern California serving youths and their families. She completed her mediation training in 2008 and has been an active mediator on several mediation panels since that time. She holds mediation certificates in Divorce, Elder/Adult Family Summary Process and Re-Entry Mediation.

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