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Easter Seals Massachusetts, Inc.

 484 Main Street, Suite 600
 Worcester, MA 01608
[P] (800) 244-2756
[F] (508) 831-9768
Aimee Zube
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EIN 04-2103867

LAST UPDATED: 03/15/2019
Organization DBA --
Former Names Massachusetts Easter Seals Society (1999)
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No


Mission StatementMORE »

Easter Seals provides services to ensure that children and adults with disabilities have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play.

Mission Statement

Easter Seals provides services to ensure that children and adults with disabilities have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year Sept 01, 2018 to Aug 31, 2019
Projected Income $14,325,496.00
Projected Expense $13,980,149.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Assistive Technology, Assistive Technology Regional Center, Assistive Technology Loan Program
  • Employment and Training Services
  • Public Affairs and Disability Resource information
  • Rehabilitation Services
  • Youth Leadership and Transition Programs

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Mission Statement

Easter Seals provides services to ensure that children and adults with disabilities have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play.

Background Statement

Easter Seals Massachusetts is a statewide, community-based organization that has been helping people with disabilities to live full and independent lives for more than 70 years. Annually, Easter Seals serves more than 21,000 residents with disabilities, their families, teachers, and employers, in more than 200 sites in communities all over the state. Our goal is to help people live as full and independent lives as possible, in their own communities.


Easter Seals is the only statewide organization that serves people of any age or background, and with any kind of disability. It is also the only organization that offers a full range of assistive technology services that complement other programs to increase the independence of people with disabilities at work, at home, and in school. With an annual budget of $12.8 million, Easter Seals operates Technology and Training Centers in downtown Boston and Worcester that offer job training, youth leadership, and assistive-technology services to people throughout the Commonwealth.


In 1988, Easter Seals Massachusetts began our Assistive Technology program recognizing the potential benefits that technology holds for children and adults with disabilities. Easter Seals is a national leader in using technology to expand independence for people with disabilities at home, school, and in the workplace.


Through the years, Easter Seals has developed new programs and innovative approaches to meet the specific needs of its clients. National Easter Seals has recognized ES for excellence and achievement in our Assistive Technology program. We receive 90% of all Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission referrals for assistive technology vocational evaluations, highlighting our unique expertise.


In 2011, Easter Seals researched needs and programs in youth leadership and transition services and found a significant gap in services for students with disabilities. After conducting focus groups for parents and students across Massachusetts, Easter Seals determined that there was a lack of year-round youth leadership programs for youth with disabilities. To address needs Easter Seals planned: (1) Expand our existing Youth Leadership program year-round and engage more youth and their families; (2) Establish a new focused effort to work with schools and state agencies to better coordinate and develop transition services.


Easter Seals Massachusetts is affiliated with Easter Seals nationally but is fiscally independent.


Impact Statement

Easter Seals Major Accomplishments Include:

Last year, Easter Seals MA provided services that helped more than 21,000 children and adults with all types disabilities – and their families – to expand their independence and opportunities to live, learn, work and play. The services were provided at more than 200 locations around the state. 
Easter Seals unique impact has always been our ability to address the unmet needs of people with disabilities. Easter Seals MA is recognized as a national leader in providing assistive technology services to people of all ages and all types of disabilities.Our team includes augmentative and alternative communication specialists, occupational therapists, special education teachers and rehabilitation and electrical engineers.  
In addition to providing direct services, we also provide financial loans to help people purchase the technology they need for greater independence.
2016 Goals: Become the leader in providing transition and leadership opportunities for youth with disabilities. Be a driving force to ensure that people with disabilities have equal opportunities to work.

Needs Statement

  • To expand and grow our Youth Leadership Network (YLN). Easter Seals plans to expand our existing YLN program to 6 locations statewide by adding 2 new locations in Metrowest, and North Eastern MA. $211,395 is needed to fully fund the Youth Leadership Programs.


  • Volunteers are needed to support our new programs for youth with disabilities. One of our strategic plan’s goals is to build and support volunteer engagement throughout all programs and services.


  • Increase funds through contracts, grants and individual donors to provide employment and transition services to empower tomorrow leaders to be active participants in their communities. It is vital that individuals with disabilities look to employment and higher education, as their non-disabled peers do, and not be trapped by the Social Security mandate that in order to receive benefits, one must not work. $250,559 is needed to fully fund these programs.


  • Easter Seals newest programs are recreational Martial Arts classes and 3 new mentoring programs that focus on providing youth with disabilities quality adult mentors with disabilities. These new programs need $105,620 to be fully funded, as well as quality mentors with or without a disability who wish to make a difference in a young person’s life.


CEO Statement

For over 70 years, Easter Seals Massachusetts has been providing pioneering services that meet needs of children and adults with disabilities in Massachusetts that no other agencies or organizations are able to meet.

Every year nearly 21,000 people with disabilities, their families, teachers and employers benefit from Easter Seals MA services in communities across the commonwealth. Easter Seals MA specialists provide these services in people’s homes, in school, through community-based programs, at work and at Easter Seals Technology Center.

At Easter Seals MA, people with disabilities are involved in decision-making as staff and board members, and also work as volunteers. They play key roles in developing new programs and in our innovative approaches to serving clients.

Easter Seals MA groundbreaking Youth Leadership initiative provides teens and young adults who have disabilities with the skills and information they will need to be successful adults. In the process, they widen their horizons, build self-confidence and gain the practical experience they will need to work and live independently. We also have a variety of mentoring programs geared to support youth in all aspects of their lives as they enter into adulthood. 

In our Youth Transition program, teens and young adults with disabilities receive the guidance they need to make the transition from high school to further education, work and independent living.

Easter Seals MA Rehabilitation Services focus on preventing, diagnosing and treating people with disabilities in order to help people of all ages live more independently. Services are provided by our physical, occupational and speech therapists in schools, day habilitation programs, skilled nursing facilities, hospitals and many other settings.

A pioneer in the use of assistive technology (AT), Easter Seals MA today is the leading provider of AT services in Massachusetts. Our specialists are nationally recognized for their expertise. They make presentations at national conferences, and write articles for leading national journals and widely acclaimed blogs.

Our Technology and Training Centers in Boston and Worcester loan out technology and devices so people with disabilities can try them out in their homes. Low-cost loans to purchase equipment also are available.

People with disabilities have needs that extend beyond the reach of the services we provide. To meet these needs, we advocate for public policy issues on the state level that enhance independence and equality for the entire disability community.



Board Chair Statement

According to the 2010 US Census, one in five Americans has a disability. And yet, studies have shown that services and support for families and adults living with disability are complex and have many gaps.
Easter Seals is dedicated to meeting their unmet needs. I’ve always had a passion for fairness and helping the underserved, so Easter Seals’ mission – providing equal opportunities for children and adults with disabilities to live, learn, work and play – resonates with me.
In addition to having a family member with developmental disabilities, during college I worked at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. There I was inspired by the courage of so many children with disabilities who, despite various medical conditions, looked forward every day to simply laughing and playing like all children.
I have always believed that our society is best served when everyone is empowered to reach their full potential. To me, that is the essence of what Easter Seals does. By helping to remove obstacles that people with disabilities face, Easter Seals is ensuring that they have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play.
I had been a contributor to Easter Seals for a number of years when I was asked to join the organization’s board of directors. To me, serving on the board was an opportunity to further contribute to a very worthy cause.
As a board member I am continually impressed with the dedication and commitment of Easter Seals employees at all levels to empowering people with disabilities to reach their full potential.
Colleen Flanagan, Easter Seals youth services coordinator, was an Easter Seals client herself, starting at age 3. Now a dynamic young woman, Colleen is a passionate and respected advocate for people with disabilities.
She has been recognized for outstanding community outreach by the Federation for Children with Special Needs, and the Disability Law Center cited her efforts on school-to-work transition and mentoring youth with disabilities. Colleen also was named a Hero Among Us by the Boston Celtics.
I also am continually motivated by the clients I meet. Adriana Mallozzi was only a year old when she began receiving Easter Seals services. Many years later she came back to Easter Seals for technology that would make her more independent at home and in her job.
A Boston College graduate, Adriana has joined the Easter Seals Regional Board and is a dedicated fundraiser who organizes a team every year for Easter Seals Walk With Me. Easter Seals has many more stories to tell.
Join us, and see for yourself how Easter Seals services change lives.
-Tom Sanglier has been the Director of Internal Audit for Raytheon Company since 2011. Previously, he was a Partner with Ernst & Young's (EY) Advisory Practice, where he spent 20 years. Tom and his wife are avid and adventurous travelers and U.S. Army veterans.He has been a member of the Easter Seals Board of Directors since 2010.

Geographic Area Served

In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
Massachusetts-All Regions

Easter Seals Massachusetts provides services to children, youth and adults with disabilities throughout Massachusetts.

Organization Categories

  1. Human Services - Human Services
  2. Youth Development - Youth Development Programs
  3. Employment - Employment Preparation & Procurement

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Assistive Technology, Assistive Technology Regional Center, Assistive Technology Loan Program

Easter Seals is committed to expanding the use of assistive technology to as many people with disabilities as possible. We offer assistive technology evaluations and training for augmentative and alternative communication and adaptive computers.  
Assistive Technology (AT)
We provide high- and low-tech tools and devices that can help children and adults with all types of disabilities live more independently, attend school with their peers, have jobs and play active roles in their communities. 

The Assistive Technology Regional Centers
Our Centers allow people to take home equipment and try it out, free of charge and helps them become better informed consumers.

The Assistive Technology Loan Program:  This program provides people with disabilities and their families access to low-interest cash loans to purchase assistive devices and services that will improve their quality of life. 

Budget  $3,665,384.00
Category  Human Services, General/Other Human Services, General/Other
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) College Aged (18-26 years) Adults
Program Short-Term Success 

Each of the Easter Seals Assistive Technology programs measures success one client at a time. Services are provided in local communities – in schools, homes and workplaces. 

Program Long-Term Success 

Our comprehensive AT services range from assessment and training to device loans and low-interest rate financing. 

Long-Term Objectives

  • Ensure that people who want to remain independent in their homes or find jobs have access to AT and home or workplace accommodations
  • Provide  both low- and high-tech solutions ranging from grab-bars and home modifications to electronic door openers and sophisticated voice-activated computer systems
  • Train people with disabilities to properly use AT to communicate and to live as safely and independently as possible
Program Success Monitored By 

The three Easter Seals Assistive Technology services monitor:

  • Client and referral source satisfaction
  • The number of devices loaned and the number of participants who visit our Regional Center
  • The number of loans provided to purchase assistive technology devices

For all three services, the overall satisfaction rating shows that 96 percent of clients and referral sources are happy with their services and feel that Easter Seals is meeting its mission. In addition, 97 percent would recommend Easter Seals Assistive Technology services to a friend.

Examples of Program Success 

Sam - Assistive Technology

Twin brothers Sam and Zak Erickson have always had a great relationship and are getting closer with each passing year.But that’s where the similarity ends for these 12-year-old boys.
Sam’s ability to ask questions and advocate for himself will be increasingly important to him in the coming years. That’s because unlike Zak, Sam has cerebral palsy, uses a wheelchair and has to work hard to make his speech understood.
With help from Easter Seals AT specialist Kristi and his teachers, Sam has been working hard to succeed in the classroom and become more independent.
Patti Erickson, his mom, says Kristi and Sam are a great team. She and her husband, Jon, also appreciate Kristi’s work with Sam’s teachers.
“Kristi is very patient and knows how to politely suggest how things should be done.” Patti added. “They all appreciate her expertise.” Kristi is helping Sam’s parents understand the possibilities that are open to him. 

Employment and Training Services

Easter Seals Employment and Training Services program, which is licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, provides workplace training and employment services for working-age people with all types of disabilities. 
Easter Seals offers the following services to help underemployed or unemployed individuals with disabilities find competitive jobs and succeed in the work place: vocational assessments, career skills training, computer training, internships, help in making the transition from school to work, job support, training in communication, thinking and decision-making skills,  hands-on experience with office procedures and tasks, time management training, instruction in administrative and financial tasks, development of high-quality employment portfolios.
Budget  $343,914.00
Category  Employment, General/Other Job Training & Employment
Population Served Adults College Aged (18-26 years)
Program Short-Term Success 
The Employment and Training program works closely with clients so they can secure and retain competitive jobs.
Program Long-Term Success 
The long-term goal of the Employment and Training program is to increase the number of people with disabilities who secure and retain good, competitive jobs. 
We also work in partnership with employment service providers, state agencies, employers and job seekers to identify barriers to employment. This results in more successful job placements and better communication between employers and their workers, as well as a more diverse and talented pool of workers for businesses.  
Program Success Monitored By 
The Employment and Training program measures its success by monitoring the placements of our clients, their job-retention rate and the satisfaction of all the key stakeholders. 
We track each client’s progress for one year after they begin work, stay in close contact with his or her employer and step in if problems arise. Our strong relationship with area employers helps ensure that they look to Easter Seals for qualified job candidates in the future. 
Examples of Program Success 
Job hunting has never been easy for Nathan. “Ten years ago, nobody would have thought that I would get a job,” he said. Today, with help from Easter Seals, Nathan has a job he likes and an employer that is happy to have him. Nathan, is bright and articulate.  He also has a form of autism and a disability that affects his coordination and speech. 
So Easter Seals staff sat down with Nathan and his parents, then worked to find the right job for him and coached him in how to handle the job interview. Nathan won a job with Laddawn Inc. in Sterling. He cleans air intake filters for the company, which manufactures plastic bags.
Once on the job, Easter Seals staff made sure Nathan’s new supervisors had the right strategies to communicate with him. He also checked in with Nathan regularly. 
Laddawn is happy with Nathan’s work – and with Easter Seals.“Other placement agencies help us find new employees, but they provide little to no support after the fact,” Laddawn Co-President Ladd Lavallee said. 

Public Affairs and Disability Resource information

Easter Seals encourages state legislators and administrators to create and maintain programs that help people with disabilities gain greater independence. Legislative Action Network members are informed via the Internet about fast-moving, important issues and receive templates of letters they can personalize and send to their federal and state legislators through a joint effort with national Easter Seals.
Easter Seals Public Affairs also has an internship program for college students who have disabilities, that plan to intern at the Statehouse, or work in the area of disabilities. 
Through Easter Seal's Disability Resource Information program, people are able to connect with services statewide; find solutions for children, adults and elders with disabilities; and access Easter Seals programs.
Budget  $422,630.00
Category  Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, General/Other Disabled Persons' Rights
Population Served Other Health/Disability People/Families with of People with Disabilities
Program Short-Term Success 

In the work of Disability Resource Information and Public Affairs, Easter Seals has a positive impact on people with disabilities though information sharing, advocacy, empowerment and policy change. Every day, people with disabilities contact Easter Seals. As a go-to agency, Easter Seals listens. We listen to people with disabilities who are experiencing a gap in their services, to government agencies, to the community and to our collaborative partners.  

Program Long-Term Success 

Easter Seals Disability Resource Information and Public Affairs programs seek to expand the communication of disability issues, solutions and resources in the state. Easter Seals has a comprehensive database to find answers to any disability-related question. Satisfaction surveys confirm our effectiveness.

Public Affairs is working to increase Easter Seals access to key decision-makers in the legislature and the administration and to inform them of the importance of equal opportunities for people with disabilities to live, learn, work and play. Each year Easter Seals polls its clients and supporters to identify top advocacy needs for people with disabilities in Massachusetts. Easter Seals’ currently is advocating for the following:

  • Level funding and strong language earmarking assistive technology within the state budget 
  • An increase the commonwealth’s commitment to the employment of people with disabilities
  • Legislation and regulations to support transition from school to post-school activities
Program Success Monitored By 

The success of these programs is measured by their use by people with disabilities and their families, and by their growth. Public Affairs has consistently increased the scope of the Legislative Action Network and recently added a Web-based option for members to stay connected. As part of the Massachusetts Network of Information Providers, the Disability Resource Information program continues to expand its reach and resources to better serve people with disabilities throughout Massachusetts.

Examples of Program Success 
"Easter Seals bends over backwards to help you find the things you need," -- Terry 
With help from the Easter Seals Assistive Technology Regional Center, Terry is giving her students tools they need to succeed in the classroom – and saving money for the Boston Public Schools.

Terry teaches visually impaired students at several Boston schools and visits the center periodically to learn about devices and then borrow them -- a Braille note-taker, keyboards, cables and switches, and many other things.

Before the center opened in Boston in 2007, it wasn’t easy for this dedicated teacher to find technology and devices she was looking for or to borrow.

"Without borrowing things before purchasing, we couldn’t tell what would work and what wouldn’t," she said. "We would be wasting precious resources."

Easter Seals helps people with disabilities and their families, supports professionals and educators in making informed decisions about assistive technology they can use at home, on the job or in school.


Rehabilitation Services

Easter Seals therapy services are provided on a contractual basis in schools, adult day health programs, home health agencies, early intervention programs, and skilled nursing, assisted living and long-term care facilities. Therapy services focus on prevention, diagnosis and treatment. A timely and high-quality response to therapy needs can increase independence, function and development.  
Physical therapy services enhance or restore mobility to increase the independence of people with disabilities at work, home, school and in the community.

Occupational therapy services develop the ability of a child or adult to perform activities of daily life, such as bathing, dressing and eating. 
Budget  $5,171,014.00
Category  Human Services, General/Other
Population Served Adults Elderly and/or Disabled Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Short-Term Success 
Easter Seals provides therapy staffing solutions to meet the ever-changing needs of schools, nursing homes, day rehabilitation programs, early intervention programs and other agencies in community settings. Easter Seals has built a reputation of quality services with exceptional communication and management.  Our short-term success is built on our impressive list of repeat business and word-of-mouth referrals. 
Program Long-Term Success 

Easter Seals therapists work with individuals who have disabilities and their families, teaching them new skills, restoring function and providing technology that promotes independence and improves their quality of life. 

A medical rehabilitation program typically includes an assessment of an individual’s skills and abilities, setting goals that match his or her needs and desires, and specific therapy to build the individual’s abilities. Therapy might involve training in self-care, parent coaching, teaching someone to use an assistive device, specialized education services, and guidance and support in the workplace. Easter Seals therapists also use exercise, education and prevention to help each person attain his or her goals, whether they are teaching organizational skills to a person with a traumatic brain injury or helping a child with cerebral palsy learn to walk.


Program Success Monitored By 
Easter Seals Contract Rehabilitation Services are monitored at multiple levels, including the agencies we contract with and the individuals who receive our therapy services. In the highly competitive contract rehabilitation services market, Easter Seals has been able to grow and expand services.
Examples of Program Success 

Matty Turner is the kind of boy who loves being in the middle of the action. Whether he’s on a family trip to the beach or at a birthday party with lots of other kids, you can tell he’s having fun by the big smile on his face. 

Because of a rare disability, this blonde, 9-year-old boy can’t speak, walk or use his hands, and his fragile health makes him unable to attend school. Instead, the Boston Public Schools and Easter Seals are working together to help him and his family at home.

Easter Seals physical, speech and occupational therapists have been making weekly visits since Matty was 4 to stretch and strengthen his muscles and help him control his head and arm movements.
Through the years, Matty has made great progress. With some assistance from one of the therapists, he recently started painting pictures for his parents. And he loves using his special switch to turn on a little fan that blows air over his face and arms. 

Youth Leadership and Transition Programs

Youth Leadership
Easter Seals Youth Leadership Program provides opportunities for young people with disabilities to expand the possibilities they see for themselves.
Participants take part in service learning projects; internships; advocacy workshops; and Youth Leadership Forums aimed at fostering feelings of self-worth, while encouraging them to be positive forces for change.
Easter Seals works with high school students with disabilities to prepare for the transition to adulthood, providing them, their families and educators tools needed to help the student achieve his or her vision.
Budget  $503,709.00
Category  Human Services, General/Other
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Short-Term Success 

The Youth Leadership Program offers community service learning projects that provide opportunities for youth to make a difference in their communities. 

The program helps them better understand their strengths and abilities. Seeing themselves as contributors, rather than just recipients of services.

Program Long-Term Success 

Our programs help young adults with disabilities build confidence and self esteem by giving them opportunities to expand the possibilities they see for themselves, and to become contributors to their communities through volunteer and real work experiences. 

 The goals for Easter Seals Youth Leadership are to give teens and young adults the skills they will need on the job one day, such as keeping a schedule, being responsible and accountable; and developing communication and teamwork skills.
Transition goals are to help high school students prepare to advocate for themselves in school or at work, and to understand how services including assistive technologies can help them more effectively achieve their goals.
Program Success Monitored By 

Participants in Youth Leadership programs complete a self-evaluation at the beginning and end of each activity. Questions focus on how they perceive their abilities, strengths and productivity. Success is measured by the number of participants and what they have gained by taking part in the activities. Participants gave the program a rating of 100 percent when asked whether it was meeting the mission of Easter Seals.

Our program staff meets regularly to assess service effectiveness, review client and referral-source feedback and to discuss strategies for any needed improvements. Committees of the Easter Seals board of directors also meet with staff members to review the results and feedback from participants. A youth leader also serves on the board, providing a direct line of communication to the program. 


Examples of Program Success  DANIEL SPRUILL PROFILE

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments



CEO/Executive Director Mr. Paul Medeiros
CEO Term Start Oct 2015
CEO Email
CEO Experience

In his 13-year tenure with Easter Seals, Paul has held positions of expanding responsibility, including occupational therapist, clinical director and currently vice president of rehabilitation services. He is continuing a family tradition of dedication to Easter Seals begun by his father, Michael Medeiros, whose volunteer work at the organization dates back to the 1970s.

Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
Mr. Kirk Joslin July 1976 Oct 2015

Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Mr. Joe Bellil Vice President of Public Affairs and Youth Services
Joe Bellil leads the organization's legislative and political efforts to promote public policy that empowers people with disabilities to expand their independence. He graduated from Worcester State College with a B.S. in Business Administration and from Anna Maria College with an MBA.
Ms. Cheryl Lazzaro VP of Administration and Finance
Cheryl Lazzaro is a senior level financial executive with 29 years of experience. She holds a B.S. Accounting from Nichols College, graduating with Cum Laude Honors.
Mr. Eric Oddleifson Assistant VP of AT & Community Support Services Eric is an experienced Occupational Therapist, a RESNA certified Assistive Technology Practitioner, and is studying in the Nonprofit Leadership & Management Program at Harvard University. Eric began working for Easter Seals in the summer of 2003 as an AT specialist. In 2013, he was promoted to Director of Assistive Technology and Employment Services and then most recently he was promoted to Assistant Vice President of Assistive Technology and Community Support Services.
Ms. Kimberly Sokol Assistant Vice President of Rehabilitation Services Kimberly Sokol has been an Occupational Therapist since 2004. She joined Easter Seals MA team in 2005 as a staff Occupational Therapist. She provided OT treatment to clients in skilled nursing facilities, day habilitation programs, and school settings. In 2006 she was promoted to Program Manager and was responsible for managing the Rehabilitation Department in Skilled Rehabilitation and Nursing Facilities. In 2007 she advanced to Clinical Director. In this role she assisted the AVP of Rehabilitation Services in a variety of duties, including but not limited to, establishing rehabilitation contracts, creating RS fiscal budget, and forcasting, as well as being responsible for the supervision of Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists and Speech and Language Pathologists. In 2016 she was promoted to her current role as Assistant Vice President of Rehabilitation Service, where she manages the operations of this program, to insure efficient and effective service delivery of physical, occupational and speech therapy to a wide range of settings.


Award Awarding Organization Year
Outstanding Individual Award Disability Law Center 2012
Heroes Among Us The Boston Celtics Foundation 2011
Medders Award for Excellence and Outstanding Achievement in Leading an Easter Seals Affiliate National Easter Seals 2011
Community Outreach Award Federation of Children with Special Needs 2010


Affiliation Year
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Member of state association of nonprofits? Yes
Name of state association --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations have always been a key to fulfilling our mission. Our unique, specialized services need to be delivered comprehensively for the client to realize full benefit. This makes delivering services through community partnerships – with schools, state agencies, businesses, Private Industry Councils, and veterans’ organizations – vital to our success. Providing site-based services in community settings where people need them lets Easter Seals provide more services efficiently to more people.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Foundation Comments


Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 143
Number of Part Time Staff 110
Number of Volunteers 1,495
Number of Contract Staff 3
Staff Retention Rate % 86%

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 12
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 9
Caucasian: 212
Hispanic/Latino: 20
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 194
Male: 59
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Business Continuity of Operations Plan Yes
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit --
State Registration --

Risk Management Provisions


Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually


Board Chair Ms. Kathy Kittle
Board Chair Company Affiliation Catch Neighborhood Housing and Alliance Asset Managment
Board Chair Term Sept 2017 - Aug 2020
Board Co-Chair Mr. Louie Psallidas
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation Uno Restaurant Holding Corp.
Board Co-Chair Term Sept 2015 - Aug 2017

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Mrs. Anissa Battaglino Microsoft Corporation Voting
Ms. Amanda Border Kirkland & Ellis LLP Associate --
Mr. Collin Bray Century 21 Cityside Voting
Mr. Roy D. Brazelton ISM Holdings, Inc. Voting
Ms. Alison A. Coady Retired Voting
Mr. James Dennison Laddawn Voting
Mr. Gibson Donahue Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College Voting
Mrs. Mechell Grays Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission Voting
Mr. Steve Grogan Community Volunteer Voting
Ms. Pauline C. Hamel Ed.D, P.T. Community Volunteer Voting
Mr. Daniel Hinckley IntePros Incorporated Voting
Mr. David S. Hoffman Performant, LLC Voting
Mr. Dick Hoyt Community Volunteer Voting
Mr. Rick Hoyt Community Volunteer Voting
Mr. Matthew Jameson na Voting
Ms. Kathy Kittle CATCH Neighborhood Housing and Alliance Voting
Mr. Buzz Knight Beasley Media Group Voting
Ms. Kara Kronin youth board member Voting
Mr. Karim Lakhani Apex Tile LLC Voting
Ms. Caroline H. Larson OTR Community Volunteer Voting
Mrs. Leslie M. Leslie Federation for Children with Special Needs Voting
Mr. Peter Mahoney Nuance Communications, Inc. Voting
Ms. Adrianna Mallozzi Community Volunteer Voting
Mr. Thomas O'Reilly Analog Devices Voting
Mr. Michael Oxton Night Shift Brewery Voting
Mr. Louie Psallidas Uno Restaurant Holding Corporation Voting
Mr. Chuck Rodman Rodman LLP Voting
Mr. Harry Salerno retired Voting
Mr. Thomas Sanglier II Raytheon Company Voting
Mr. David Yas Boston Podcast Network Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Mr. Daniel Mangan Community Volunteer NonVoting

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 1
Caucasian: 27
Hispanic/Latino: 1
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 1
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 10
Male: 20
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 6
Board Meeting Attendance % 80%
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 57%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes

Standing Committees

  • Audit
  • Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
  • Executive
  • Finance
  • Governance and Policy
  • Program / Program Planning
  • Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Foundation Comments



Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2018 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Total Revenue $14,999,133 $15,960,632 $12,315,792
Total Expenses $13,766,350 $14,482,522 $12,138,864

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
-- -- --
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $833,007 $655,450 $877,479
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $12,842,298 $12,632,299 $11,378,930
Investment Income, Net of Losses $781,072 $1,153,375 $-512,530
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events $492,456 $563,036 $524,013
Revenue In-Kind $50,300 $956,472 $47,900
Other -- -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Program Expense $11,721,432 $12,429,669 $10,147,028
Administration Expense $1,357,276 $1,384,497 $1,388,710
Fundraising Expense $687,642 $668,356 $603,126
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.09 1.10 1.01
Program Expense/Total Expenses 85% 86% 84%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 52% 55% 43%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Total Assets $8,809,825 $8,049,538 $7,455,274
Current Assets $2,426,470 $2,298,129 $1,972,196
Long-Term Liabilities $3,048,289 $3,479,691 $3,796,392
Current Liabilities $1,288,128 $1,329,222 $1,896,367
Total Net Assets $4,473,408 $3,240,625 $1,762,515

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
1st (Source and Amount) -- --
-- --
-- --
2nd (Source and Amount) -- --
-- --
-- --
3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
-- --
-- --

Financial Planning

Endowment Value $1,174,020.00
Spending Policy N/A
Percentage(If selected) --
Credit Line Yes
Reserve Fund No
How many months does reserve cover? --

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 1.88 1.73 1.04

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 35% 43% 51%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

The change in pension obligation line represents an increase to the liability for the retirees who are in the frozen defined benefit plan.  The liability increased due to adopting the most current version of the IRS  mortality table as calculated by the outside actuary which led the negative financial impact .    

Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in the charts and graphs above are per the organization's audited financials.  Contributions from foundations and corporations are listed under individuals when the breakout was not available.
Please note, the amount in Other above reflects the change in pension benefit obligation. 


Other Documents

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1. What is your organization aiming to accomplish?

Easter Seals Massachusetts' mission and goals focus on ensuring children and adults with disabilities have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play. Our programs center on people with all types of disabilities and all ages.  Our programs work to support independence of clients in all facets of their lives.

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5. What have and haven’t you accomplished so far?