JARED HAMILTON, President
Jared is a founding director of two CFC federations that serve children’s organizations: Child Aid International and Child Aid USA. From 2005-08, he was on the staff of Human & Civil Rights Organizations of America, a national CFC federation, screening charity applications and supporting groups seeking to enter various state and local workplace campaigns including the City of Boston, California, Massachusetts, New York and Virginia.
Jared received his Master of Divinity from Andover Newton Theological Seminary in Newton MA in 2012 and is currently the settled minister at the United Church of Hinesburg located in Hinesburg VT.
Jared is married to Leah Hamilton who is director of admission and member services for Workplace Giving Alliance federations including CAI. They live in Hinesburg VT with their three children – Camille, Simon and Miles.
CHARLES TURNER, Secretary
Charles Turner grew up in Iowa farm country, became interested in music early, and went on to study vocal music and composition at the University of Iowa and U Mass Amherst. After working for a food purveyor for a while, he discovered computers and embarked upon a career as an embedded systems software engineer and sometimes manager, working for companies such as Analogic (data acquisition instruments and a mammography machine), Analog Devices (cell phone software), and Varian (ion implanter simulation).
Charles is married and lives in Danvers, Massachusetts. He is active in his church, sings in two choral groups in the Boston area, and composes a lot of music. He also enjoys playing tennis and petting his cat, though not simultaneously.
BRENDAN WALSH, Treasurer
Brendan Walsh has been active in the community for decades. Professionally, he began as a classroom teacher in the Salem MA school system, teaching history and serving as a career education specialist for 17 years. For the next 20 years, Dr. Walsh served as the Salem school system’s director of the U.S. government’s Title 1 program. During this period he served two terms as President of the Massachusetts Council of Administrators of Compensatory Education and as a national delegate to the National Association of Federal Program Administrators.
While Title 1 director, Dr. Walsh inaugurated publicly funded Early Childhood Education in Salem, first by establishing a pre-school for 4 year olds. He subsequently began the Parent-Child Home Program, which taught parents of two- and three-year-olds how to increase their child’s readiness for school via verbal communication. Now retired from the school system, Dr. Walsh has continued to educate parents on the importance of reading aloud to children. In 2005, he was elected to the Salem School Committee.
Among his other community activities, Dr. Walsh has served on the boards of a number of not-for-profit organizations. Currently a member of the Massachusetts Advisory Committee for the Parent-Child Home Program, he has for more than a decade been a trustee of the Plummer Home in Salem, serving as chair three times. For six years he was a member of the Board of Directors of My Brother’s Table, a soup kitchen in Lynn MA, serving as the group’s second president. Dr. Walsh is also a board member of Salem Children's Charity.
Brendan earned his bachelor’s degree at Merrimack College, his masters at Salem State College and his doctorate in Educational Administration at Boston College. He lives in Salem with Katherine, his wife of many years who is a Nurse Practitioner.
PETER A. BAINBRIDGE, Director
A Doctor of Osteopathy, Pete works at Solo Family Practices and Conservative Family Care, two separate practices in central Ohio. For more than 20 years, he has worked in hospitals and clinics as well as in private practice. Since 1996 he has been a Clinical Assistant Professor at Ohio University.
Pete has extensive military experience. Currently in the Medical Corps of the U.S. Army Reserve, he served in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Navy Reserves. In 2003-2004 he spent time in the Middle East with the U.S. Army.
A member of the American Osteopathic Association, Pete lives with his five children in Gambier OH. He received his D.O. from Ohio State University.
DREW BILLINGS, Director
Drew Billings works at Pepperdine University in Malibu CA as the Program Coordinator for the Diane and Guilford Glazer Institute for Jewish Studies and directs the Archaeology and Religion in Antiquity Program. Drew is currently finishing his Ph.D in History of Religions at McGill University and has Masters Degrees from Union Theological Seminary (Columbia University) and Cincinnati Christian University.
With over 10 years of experience in the not for profit sector, Drew founded and directed an inner-city mission that organizes college students interested in working with the homeless populations of Cincinnati, as well as served as an educational coordinator for individuals with mental disabilities. Drew has worked with a number of youth organizations in Indiana, Ohio, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts.
Currently Drew lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Jennifer, and two cats, Uma and Shawntrice.