About Lexi, Kathy and Jud
Lexi Turner has been a SOAR volunteer since 2016 and is currently
acting as Co-President. She most recently worked on a strategic plan with Elizabeth
Peabody House (EPH) in Somerville adapting the focus of the plan to the immediacy of
COVID-19 and its impacts on EPH. Before coming to SOAR, Lexi had more than twenty-
five years of senior-level strategic leadership and project management experience in the
non-profit sector in community development, affordable housing, and human service
programs at the national and local levels.
Kathy Millstein has been a SOAR volunteer since 2017. Most recently she was involved in strategic planning projects with Massachusetts Health Officers Association and East Boston Social Centers. An emerita professor and former Associate Dean at Simmons University School of Social Work, Kathy is a clinical social worker, educator, and researcher with expertise in mental health research and practice evaluation as well as 30+ years of experience in the nonprofit sector.
Judson (“Jud”) DeCew has been a SOAR volunteer for 9 years. He has served as a project team member, and a project coach charged with responding to and understanding client requests for service and organizing SOAR’s resources to respond to client needs. His professional career (university professor, corporate manager, and professional services entrepreneur) was largely in for-profit entities. He has also served in nonprofit volunteer and leadership roles and currently serves as the Board Chair of the
Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress.