Founder and executive director
Ann V. Beach is the founder and executive director of Finding One's Voice. She began her professional career practicing law, then entered the not-for-profit field where she last worked for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute as the Director of the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. In addition to serving on many not-for-profit boards in various capacities, she is a past member of the board of trustees for Emma Willard School in Troy, NY. Ann graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in Art History. She received an M.B.A. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a J.D. cum laude from Syracuse University College of Law.
Emma Davidson has extensive experience as a visual and teaching artist. She earned her B.F.A. in fibers and printmaking from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). After graduation, she accepted a position with Touchstone Center for Crafts, first as a studio resident assistant and then as operations coordinator. It was here that Emma discovered her interest in teaching, leading her to earn her teaching artist certificate through Gateway to the Arts. She has since worked and taught for various organizations in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Juneau, Alaska; and Boston, Massachusetts. Her artwork has been exhibited in Hong Kong, Alaska, California, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Massachusetts, and can be found in SCAD’s permanent collection.
PRESIDENt AND FOUNDING MEMBER, BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Andrew J. Audet is an accomplished business executive in the IP Networking and Content Delivery markets with extensive experience in business development, sales and marketing, and operations. He currently leads Business Development for the Carrier Engagement and Strategy Group at Akamai Technologies. Previously he was Vice President of Business Development and Strategy at PeerApp and prior to that was VP of the Cable Segment at Juniper Networks. Andy has served as a Board member at the Horace Mann Educational Associates (HMEA) where he helped increase fundraising and grants. He attended Union College in Schenectady, NY, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. Later he earned an M.B.A. from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College
CLERK AND FOUNDING MEMBER, BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Kyle Cutter-Dabiri has more than ten years of experience working in philanthropy and is currently an Associate Director of Annual Giving at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. She brings a passion for empowering and teaching young people and has served in many coaching roles over the years, including as the volunteer assistant swim coach for the Division I Women’s Swim Team at her alma mater, Harvard College. Kyle is also a member of the Harvard College Fund Annual Gift Committee and serves as a Participation Chair for her graduating class.
MEMBER, BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Jessica Ladd is an attorney who represents nonprofit organizations on tax exemption and general corporate matters She graduated from Suffolk University in 1986 with a B.A. in English and from Harvard Law School with a J.D. in 1989. She served for six years as the Executive Director of the Boston based Legal Advocacy and Resource Center under the auspices of the Boston Bar Association. Jessica has served on several boards of directors for nonprofit organizations including the international NGO, Pro Mujer. She volunteers in numerous ways in her local community and has previously served as the Collector for the First Congregational Church of Sharon as well as on its search, mission, and Sunday School committees.
MEMBER, BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Debbie Piltch has a masters’ degree in labor relations and is an attorney with considerable expertise in discrimination law and housing law. Since 1996 she has operated Piltch Associates, Inc., a consulting business that provides technical assistance and training to government and private entities on their rights and responsibilities in relation to civil rights and housing laws. She has developed a national reputation in the fields of discrimination law and housing law and has been fortunate to work with a number of the leading government and private organizations involved in housing issues.
In addition, Ms. Piltch has served for many years as the Director of Compliance for Maloney Properties, Inc., which offers comprehensive real estate services and expertise to clients in multiple states.
Ms. Piltch has served on numerous non-profit Boards in various capacities.
FOUNDING MEMBER, BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Carolyn Beach Welcome attended Emma Willard School and graduated from Northwestern University in 1977 with a degree in Theatre. She was a founding member of The Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble and has written about actors and playwrights for publications including The Washington Times and Spotlight Magazine. In 2006 she received a Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies from Seton Hall University. She is a member of Pi Alpha, the National Honor Society for Physician Assistants. Carolyn practiced medicine in New York City until 2014. For over 25 years, she was an active member of St. John's Church, Larchmont. After moving to California in 2016, Carolyn joined Gordon Medical Associates in Santa Rosa.
TREASURER AND FOUNDING MEMBER, BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Michael is retired after a 36-year career in the financial markets. He graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in Radio, TV and Film in 1976, and earned an MBA from Tulane University in 1979. Michael has previously served as Treasurer of St. John’s Church in Larchmont, NY, as well as on its Investment Committee. He is currently on the Vestry of St. Paul’s Church in San Rafael, CA.