Board of Directors

Sarah Carlan, MSW

Board Chair

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Sarah Carlan holds a coaching certification from Brown University School of Professional Development, a Master’s in Social Work from Smith College School for Social Work, and a BA in Neuroscience and Animal Behavior from Mount Holyoke College. She has more than 15 years of experience as a therapist, leadership coach, and group facilitator. In addition, she is trained in Brené Brown’s Dare to Lead methodology.

As a consultant and leadership coach, she has worked with public schools, non-profits, and medical institutions to help them understand their pain points, reflect on the change that was necessary, and build and execute a comprehensive plan to address that change.  When she is not working as a coach she is working on her small farm in Western MA and parenting her two young adult children.

Sarah is passionate about the work of Treehouse Foundation because communities of safe adults are the proven solution to helping children heal.

Christy Boudreau

Board Vice-Chair

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Christy Boudreau is an award-winning marketer. With early experience from renowned PR and ad agencies, she transitioned to grow business at Fortune 500 companies.

After managing toy giant Hasbro’s most profitable portfolio, she opted to take the tools and the thought leadership she employed to grow global brands like Monopoly and Clue and put them to use to grow the good in the world.

Christy left the corporate world and founded Gist Branding. Her focus is enriching mission-driven organizations. She supports their work by shaping strategic growth and communications. She lives with her family in Massachusetts and also serves as School Committee Chair in her town.

Rick Feldman

Lecturer, Mount Holyoke College & Business Advisor

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I was immediately excited about joining the Treehouse Foundation Board of Directors after being invited by two other Board members in 2022. I met Judy Cockerton in 2005 when she made a presentation to the Hampshire Community Action Commission staff and Board, where I was doing organizational development work. I have followed the emergence and development of Treehouse Foundation and the Easthampton community ever
since and visited the community. My family had a friend living there and my daughter participated in writing workshops.

I had a long relationship with a number of social action and community-based organizations in western Massachusetts, and joining Treehouse was a great opportunity to be more engaged with an issue I cared deeply about, a community-
based multi-generational approach to caring for children. I felt that this was an opportunity to bring my own years of experience and knowledge to a powerfully important non-profit organization already doing exceptional work.

My background is one of many years of involvement in community-based development and organizations, having worked closely with community action programs, Head Start, Nueva Esperanza and Nuestra Raices in Holyoke, as well as arts organizations throughout the region, and education organizations and institutions. I had also started businesses and sold four companies, and had helped develop a large regional organization to encourage and advance entrepreneurship in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors.

In 2016, I joined the faculty of Mount Holyoke College’s Economics Department to teach entrepreneurship, social action, and organizational development, and help start and develop a program focused on these topics. Currently, I am teaching courses in this field, co-directing the Fimbel Innovation Lab, and advising several startups and organizations. I also teach with the Institute for Training and
Development (Amherst, Massachusetts), a program for advanced studies for scholars and students from around the world.

Barbara Lockhart

Treehouse Easthampton Community Member

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Barbara has been living at Treehouse Easthampton since 2016, so she shares her community perspective and serves as a great Board ambassador.

“My involvement with Treehouse has actually been a very small part of my life in terms of years, but a very large part in terms of heartfelt connections with people of all ages.” 

Barbara drives older residents to doctors’ appointments and kids to activities when their parents are at work. She also participates in talent shows with the children, volunteers with the after-school Drop-in program, helps with community meals, and walks dogs for older community members who are still working.  She picks up fresh vegetables at the local food CSA for the neighborhood and also maintains a vegetable garden.

Barbara started volunteering several times a week two years before moving to Treehouse in 2016.

Prior to coming to Treehouse, Barbara was with the second cohort of Peace Corps volunteers and served for two years teaching French in a secondary school in Ghana.  She also worked as a computer specialist with the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver and has traveled extensively throughout the world.

Eva Lohrer, CPA

Treasurer

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Eva Lohrer is a CPA in private practice in Amherst MA working with various local businesses on tax planning and compliance. She has been in private practice for over 30 years and prior to that worked for Coopers and Lybrand (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers) in Springfield, MA. She holds an MS in Accounting from the University of MA, Amherst and a BA from Stanford University.

As the mother of two (grown) sons she has always been interested in providing children with a healthy foundation rooted in family, nature and community. She was formerly the President of the Board of the Hartsbrook School in Hadley MA where her children were both students.

She is honored to serve on the Board of the Treehouse Foundation because it provides comprehensive support (financial, mental health, housing, tutoring, you name it) to our most vulnerable populations. But what makes Treehouse unique is that it is a residential community that strives to give children and older adults a sense of belonging and purpose. With that all things are possible.

Tara Moore

Principal Program Manager, Mathworks

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Tara Moore is a dedicated program manager, change agent, and advocate with a notable career spanning 23 years at MathWorks, Inc. With a passion for program management, and enabling international teams, Tara thrives when scaling programs and steering change management initiatives. She firmly believes in the power of collaboration and effective programmatic approaches to drive positive outcomes. Tara holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Becker College and has dedicated volunteer efforts to child sponsorship for SOS Children’s Villages (since 2008) and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (since 2015).

Her personal motivation stems from her grandfather’s story of adoption and how he flourished with the support of family and community. A local business owner, and a large family with nine children, and many grandchildren. Tara witnessed the power of generations supporting one another. She draws inspiration from her grandmother, who worked at the community center, reaching out to seniors, and providing them with companionship and connection. The Treehouse Foundation embodies all these values she learned growing up.

Also inspired by her high school, Walnut Hill School for the Arts, where she studied ballet and visual arts, Tara embraces their motto “Non nobis solum,” meaning “not for ourselves alone,” as a guiding principle in her life. Tara is driven by the belief that positive change starts with individuals, and she is committed to this lifelong goal. 

During her downtime, Tara enjoys spending quality time with her husband and two amazing children in Marlborough, MA. Together, they cherish family moments and create lasting memories.