Personal:     

Brookline Resident for 48 years

3 children, all graduates of Brookline Public Schools and 6 grandchildren, 3 of whom

        attend Brookline Public Schools (parents - Marissa Heller and Ethan Treistman);

Widow of Dr. Dan Heller

Education:   

Northeastern University School of Law, J.D, 1976
New York University School of Social Work, M.S.W., 1969
Barnard College, Columbia University, B.A., 1967

 

Elected Positions:      

Brookline Select Board, 2015 to present
            Co-Chair, Select Board’s Climate Action Committee 2015 - present
            Co-Chair, BHS Expansion Advisory Building Committee 2016 - present
            Chair, Select Board’s Tree Protection Committee 2017 - present
            Representative to the Council on Aging and Age Friendly Cities Committee 2019 - present
            Co-Chair, Age Friendly Cities Committee 2017 - present

            Chair, Newbury Zoning Committee  2019 – 2020
            Chair, Cannabis Mitigation Advisory Committee, 2020 - present
            Town School Partnership Committee 2020 – present
           
Brookline School Committee, 1989 to 2001
            Chair of School Committee, 1995 – 1997
            Co-Chair, BHS Renovation Project Management Committee, 1996 – 1999
            Chair, Personnel Subcommittee, 1991 – 1995
            Chair, Curriculum and Instruction Subcommittee, 1999 - 2001 

        

Brookline Town Meeting, Precinct 8, 1988 - 2015
            Member, Advisory Committee, 2008 – 2015; Chair, Personnel Subcommittee, 2010 – 2015
            Member, Green Caucus from Inception in 2011 - present    

 

                       

Brookline Campaigns:   

Co-Chair, Yes for Question 3 (to purchase West Side Newbury), 2020

Co-Chair, Vote Yes for Brookline, Debt Exclusion for BHS Expansion and General Override 2018

Co-Chair, BHS Yes!, Debt Exclusion for Renovation of Brookline High, 1995 

Campaign Manager, Campaign for General Override, 1994

Captain, Precinct 8, Debt Exclusion Campaign for Lincoln School, 1990

 

Community:  

Member, North Brookline Neighborhood Association 1973 - present 

Petitioner, Bylaw to Ban Polystyrene, Adopted by Town Meeting November 2012

Co-Petitioner, Bylaw on Nuisance Control, Adopted by Town Meeting 2010

Steering Committee, Coalition to Establish Graffam-McKay Local Historic District, 2004;

            Preservation Commission Award, 2005

Co-Chair, Committee to Re-locate and Renovate Historic Parthenon Friezes from Old Lincoln

             School to Brookline High School Atrium, 2001–2004, Preservation Commission C

            Award, 2004

Steering Committee, BHS China Exchange Program, 2002-present; Host Mom of Yuan Xiong, 2000

Chair of Children’s Center, Brookline, 1979 - 1982 and Board Member, 1975 - 1982

Chair, Devotion Extended Day, 1983 – 1986 and Board Member, 1979 -1988

Co-Coordinator, Understanding Disabilities Program, Brookline Public Schools, 1985 – 1989

Co President, Devotion PTO, 1987 – 1989 and Active Member, 1979 – 1989

                         

Professional:

Co-Author, Dr. Dan’s Last Word on Babies and Other Humans, Publication, 2007

Practice Administrator, Centre Pediatric Associates, Brookline 1997 – 2007

Attorney, Heller and Seidman, 1983 – 1996

Regional Counsel, MA Dept of Social Services, 1979 – 1982

Attorney, Women’s Law Collective, Cambridge, 1976 – 1979

Field Representative, U.S. Office of Economic Opportunity, Boston, 1970 – 1973; President of

            American Federation of Government Employees Local Chapter

Social Worker, St Vincent’s Hospital, New York City, 1969 – 1970

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