Who We Are

The Peabody Education Foundation is made up of community members, business leaders, and educators seeking to enhance the quality of Peabody public education.

PEF Executive Board


David Gravel


Mary Bellavance


Daniel Vassallo


Barbara Kelly
Community Representative

PEF Committees 

Development Committee

  • Chairperson: Mary Bellavance
  • Co-Chair: David Gravel

Finance Committee

  • Chairperson: Dan Vassallo
  • Co-Chair: Tom Gould

Promotions Committee

  • Chairperson: Kristine Casciato
  • Co-Chair: Chris Pesce

Grants Committee

  • Chairperson: Debbie MacGregor
  • Co-Chair: Karen McGovern

Guest Reader Committee

  • Chairperson: Barbara Kelly
  • Co-chair: TBD


  • Chairperson: Maria Ferri
  • Co-chair: Donna Craven

Board Members

Kristine Casciato

Maria Champigny
School Adjustment Counselor

Dr. Kelly Chase
Assistant Superintendent of Schools

Donna Craven
Community Representative

Lauren Cyr
Salem Five

Maria Ferri
Retired CTE Director, PVMHS

Thomas Gould
Treadwell’s Ice Cream

Dr. Mark Higgins
Assistant Superintendent of Schools

Jarrod Hochman
Lepore & Hochman, P.A.

Dr. Christopher Lord
Peabody Schools – Executive Director of Remote Learning & External Partnerships

Debbie MacGregor


Natalie Maga
Peabody TV

Karen McGovern
Community Representative

Laura Meisenhelter
North Shore Community Action Programs

Christopher Pesce
North Shore Bank

Steve Shea
Life Solutions Group

Dr. Josh Vadala
Superintendent of Schools

Katrina Vassallo
Harvard University Press

Peabody Education Foundation

The Peabody Education Foundation provides unique programs and advanced technology to thousands of students and teachers who might otherwise not enjoy such experiences due to budget constraints.

P.O. Box 233
Peabody, MA 01960