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May Institute Inc.

 41 Pacella Park Drive
 Randolph, MA 02368
[P] (781) 440-0400
[F] (781) 440-0401
Mary Tiernan
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EIN 04-2197449

LAST UPDATED: 01/15/2017
Organization DBA --
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Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No


Mission StatementMORE »

May Institute proudly serves individuals across the lifespan with autism, developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities, neurological disorders, behavior disorders and mental illness to promote independence, choice, dignity and respect. We provide compassionate and caring educational, therapeutic, habilitative, and consulting services grounded in evidence-based practice.
May Institute is committed to excellence in specialized services through training, research, and the highest level of professional expertise to meet the broad range of needs in individuals, families, schools, and communities.

Mission Statement

May Institute proudly serves individuals across the lifespan with autism, developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities, neurological disorders, behavior disorders and mental illness to promote independence, choice, dignity and respect. We provide compassionate and caring educational, therapeutic, habilitative, and consulting services grounded in evidence-based practice.
May Institute is committed to excellence in specialized services through training, research, and the highest level of professional expertise to meet the broad range of needs in individuals, families, schools, and communities.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year July 01, 2016 to June 30, 2017
Projected Income $121,803,119.00
Projected Expense $120,256,581.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • 1. May Center for Child Development - Woburn
  • 2. May Centers for Autism Spectrum Disorders- Military Families
  • 3. National Autism Center
  • 4. May Centers for Adult Services
  • 5. May Counseling Centers and Centers for Behavioral Health

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Mission Statement

May Institute proudly serves individuals across the lifespan with autism, developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities, neurological disorders, behavior disorders and mental illness to promote independence, choice, dignity and respect. We provide compassionate and caring educational, therapeutic, habilitative, and consulting services grounded in evidence-based practice.
May Institute is committed to excellence in specialized services through training, research, and the highest level of professional expertise to meet the broad range of needs in individuals, families, schools, and communities.

Background Statement

May Institute was founded in 1955 in Massachusetts as “The Parents School for Atypical Children” by Dr. Jacques May and his wife Marie Anne May, who had twin boys with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Wanting a better future for their children, the Mays opened a school where children with autism could learn with their peers, gain important life skills, and remain integrated in the community. “The Parents School” later became May Institute.  Now headquartered in Randolph, Massachusetts, May Institute provides educational, rehabilitative, and behavioral healthcare services to individuals with ASD and other special needs. Our goal is to make a positive difference every day in the lives of the more than 6,000 children, adolescents, and adults we serve in 140 locations in 11 states. Our programs and services include:


  • Five private special education schools that serve children and adolescents with autism and other developmental disabilities and a state- of-the-art school to help students with acquired brain injury or neurological disease; 
  • A military families initiative to meet the pressing need for services for children with ASD in families at or nearby Army, Marine, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard installations nationwide. 
  • Community-based services for adults with disabilities; 
  • A full range of mental health services for children, adults, and families; 
  • Assessment and consultation for children and families; 
  • Partnerships with school systems to offer consultation and professional development for public schools seeking to enhance services for students with learning, cognitive, and behavioral challenges; 
  • The National Autism Center as a center for the promotion of evidence-based practice dedicated to serving children and adolescents with ASD by providing reliable information, promoting best practices, and offering comprehensive resources for families, practitioners, and communities; and
  • Training and research in affiliation with more than 55 universities, hospitals, and human service agencies.

Impact Statement

With autism spectrum disorders (ASD) on the rise, more families are seeking timely diagnoses and effective treatments. In recent years, we have focused on meeting this growing need by:
  • Increasing the number of families served through our Autism Spectrum Disorders Clinics and outreach sites in Massachusetts by 16%; 
  • Providing intensive early intervention and home-based therapy to 18% more families;
  • Almost doubling the number of children benefiting from our public school consultation services; and
  • Increasing the number of military dependents served by 86%. 
May Institute is the recipient of one of the larg­est and most comprehensive accreditations awarded by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities for a network of behavioral programs. Additionally, our Quality Improvement Department measures and tracks performance across all programs. Results consistently reveal outstanding satisfaction on the part of individuals served (91% satisfaction), families and guardians (96%), and affiliated agencies (94%).
May Institute’s long-term goals are guided by our mission to:
  • Provide educational and rehabilitative services for individuals living with autism, developmental disabilities, neurological and behavioral disorders, and mental illness; 
  • Conduct research on the education and rehabilitation of people with disabilities and disseminate the results; and 
  • Train and consult with other professionals and organizations who also serve people with disabilities. 
Through programs that address independent living, social and academic skill development, and job training, we aim to:
  • Help people with disabilities achieve their full potential across their lifespan; 
  • Enable people with disabilities to contribute to their communities as neighbors and workers; and
  • Create public awareness and acceptance of people with autism and other special needs.

Needs Statement

In Massachusetts, there has been more than a three-fold increase in the number of school-age children diagnosed with autism over the past decade, from 4,000 in 2002 to more than 13,000 in 2012. Nationally, the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) has increased 10-fold over 40 years with an estimated 2 million individuals affected nationwide. More children will be diagnosed with ASD this year than with AIDS, diabetes, and cancer combined (Autism Speaks, 2012). ASDs occur in all ethnic and socioeconomic groups and impact every age. Autism affects 1 in 88 children, underscoring “the need to regard ASD as an urgent public health concern.” (CDC) Over the next few years, May Institute is seeking to expand its resources to:
  • Improve vocational programming and job training opportunities to better prepare our older students for work and community life;
  • Contribute to research in the field of effective autism treatments; 
  • Expand autism services to reach children of military families stationed at rural and remote bases nationwide; 
  • Meet the facilities related growth goals of the organization by upgrading school facilities, and identifying new or renovating existing group homes, as needed, by our schools and adult services centers; 
  • Build our educational technology capacity to better serve children and adults with autism and developmental disabilites, and adolescents with brain injury or acquired neurological disease.

CEO Statement

What makes May Institute unique is our ability to serve a wide range of individuals across the lifespan. What I love most is the breadth of services we offer. We can see an infant through early intervention and provide services across the developmental continuum all the way to old age. That, to me, is what makes May Institute special. All the work we do is evidence- based and embedded in research. We look at the research, examine the evidence and then choose interventions where there is a body of literature and support for these interventions. Staff are the heart and soul of this organization. They are critical in terms of developing the right environment, figuring out what individuals need, delivering programs, and working in the community. Our quality as a human service agency is directly related to the high quality staff who provide these excellent services.
Lauren Solotar, Ph.D., ABPP, President and CEO

Board Chair Statement

May Institute benefits from one of the greatest pools of expertise of any organization of its kind. Our services reflect this talent and expertise from many doctoral-level staff and hundreds of highly trained professionals. We balance the human and clinical dimensions of care, instilling warmth and energy into all that we offer our clients. Our staff and advisory board include world-renowned experts in fields ranging from autism to brain injury to behavioral healthcare. The Institute’s leadership team and program direc­tors include licensed and, in many cases, board certified psychologists or psychiatrists. They provide ongoing supervision and offer an invaluable resource for new program development. Every day for almost six decades, the heart of our organization has been our exceptional staff. We are committed to their professional growth and success, just as they are committed to improving the lives of the children and adults in their care. Dr. Don Ricciato, Board Chair

Geographic Area Served

Throughout the United States
With administrative headquarters in MA, May Institute operates 140 service locations here and in 10 other states. Service centers are concentrated in Eastern MA with programs for children, families and adults based in Western MA. Autism schools are located in Randolph, Woburn, West Springfield, and Santa Cruz, CA. We also operate a state-of-the-art school for children and adolescents with acquired brain injury or neurological disease in Brockton. Military families with children who have ASD are served in 10 states.

Organization Categories

  1. Human Services - Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers
  2. Diseases Disorders & Medical Disciplines - Autism
  3. Education - Special Education

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1. May Center for Child Development - Woburn

The May Center for Child Development in Woburn is one of four May Institute private special education schools that serve children and adolescents, ages 3-22, with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities. Our full-day, year-round programs provide individualized education and vocational training support. The number of school-age children diagnosed with ASD in Massachusetts has increased three-fold from 4,000 in 2002 to more than 13,000 in 2012. There is a current need to focus on the development of life and work skills, and vocational training, for this special population of aging youth to help them successfully transition into adulthood. Our May Center in Woburn is committed to accomplishing this goal where adolescents and older youth – ages 12-21 – with autism and other developmental disabilities represent 75% of the school’s population. The Woburn school plays an important role in preparing these young people for work and inclusion in the community.
Budget  $1,920,700.00
Category  Human Services, General/Other
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Short-Term Success 
Through May Institute’s Fournier Center for Employment Training in Randolph, we obtained valuable experience developing best practices to help students with ASD transition into community jobs. Our goal in Woburn is to develop a new school-to-community model that leads to paid work for young people with ASD. Students will have intensive skill-building and expanded internship opportunities. A job coach will tailor training to employer needs, coordinate internships, and build partnerships. We will expand transportation for students and have partners that can provide janitorial, office, and retail opportunities. Benefits for students:
  1. A variety of internship opportunities; 
  2. Transferable and marketable job skills;and 
  3. Increased independence, confidence, and self-esteem. 
Benefits for businesses:
  1. Access to a diverse talent stream with skills that match labor needs; 
  2. Retention in entry-level positions; and 
  3. Gaining interns/employees with ASD to serve as role models for consumers.
Program Long-Term Success  Young people with ASD receiving vocational services from the Woburn school and its partners will find and maintain paid employment, and gain independence. People with disabilities are at an extreme disadvantage in the workforce, as they are much less likely to be employed than their peers. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2011) indicates only 17.8% of people with disabilities are employed, compared to 63.5% of those without a disability; young adults with ASD are 3 to 4 times less likely to be employed than others with disabilities.What deepens this discrepancy is that there are few job training programs that effectively address the learning requirements of youth with ASD and other disabilities. In a recent study in the Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, authors note: “The potential of individuals with ASD to become employed and engaged adults seems limited more by the failure of the systems charged with supporting them than by the challenges associated with their diagnosis.”
Program Success Monitored By  Woburn school students have pre-vocational or vocational goals in their Independent Education Plans (IEPs). Graphs track progress for each IEP objective with quarterly progress reports issued for each objective. For example, a goal could be that our student will increase community and vocational skills by achieving the following objective: Completing vocational chains (4 in school /4 in the community) with 80% independence for three consecutive days of data. Additional vocational program impact measures include: 1) Achieving participant expansion to 10 hours weekly in the community; 2) Expanding the number of community partners or internships; 3) Feedback from community partners; 4) Longer-term: the number of students finding paid employment. Tools used to track success: All skills are tracked through data collection. We also track hours in the community through a schedule that lists who is where, when, and for how long. A log book tracks all van miles and locations in the community.
Examples of Program Success 
Parent Testimony from Mary Pallazola
“Our son, Jon, attends the May Center in Woburn because it has programs for students with special needs to prepare for adult life. As a parent of a child with autism, this focus is paramount. Jon,age 15, is in a pre-vocational training classroom. The May has a program at a conservation area where he has participated in cleaning, raking, and maintenance tasks. He also receives training in an office setting, sorting items, and working on typing skills for data entry. All of these skills are taught by dedicated May teachers. Providing real life settings for these students to train is invaluable. Without the pre-vocational services that start in the classroom and carry out in the community, the futures of kids like Jon are full of dependency. With the proper training, these students can contribute to society by not only working, but also through becoming more independent, and developing relationships to enrich their lives in their years to come.”  Mary Pallazola

2. May Centers for Autism Spectrum Disorders- Military Families

More than 23,000 military dependents have a diagnosis on the autism spectrum, and their condition is made more difficult by the unique circumstances that accompany military life. May Centers for Autism Spectrum Disorders are dedicated to meeting the pressing need for services for children with ASD in military families. In 2011, we increased the number of military families receiving our home-based consultation services by 86%. For military families, the difficulties presented by a diagnosis are often exacerbated when a spouse is away for extended periods of time, when transfers create abrupt changes in daily routines and, most of all, when effective services are not accessible. Through our home-based therapy services we help families develop essential skills that enable them to provide support for their children and to effectively manage complicated lives. We serve all branches of the military — Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard — at installations across the country.
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Category  Human Services, General/Other
Population Served People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities
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3. National Autism Center

Amid the proliferation of advice about treatment options for autism, access to accurate information about research-validated approaches is critically important. To address this need, May Institute founded the National Autism Center (NAC) as its Center for the Promotion of Evidence-based Practice. The Center conducts applied research, identifies effective programming, shares practical information with families about responding to the challenges they face, and develops training and service models for practitioners. NAC works to shape public policy concerning ASD and its treatment through the development and dissemination of national standards of practice. The National Standards Report identifies and evaluates research in the field, helps parents, caregivers, educators and providers understand how to integrate critical information in decision making about behavioral health care choices, and identifies limitations of existing treatment research.
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Category  Medical Research, General/Other
Population Served General/Unspecified
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4. May Centers for Adult Services

Today, there is increasing recognition of the significant and growing priority to pay greater attention to individual needs of adults with ASD if we are to provide them with opportunities for a positive quality of life. In Massachusetts, this need is well-documented, as noted in the 2010 Survey conducted by Advocates for Autism of Massachusetts. More than 600 adults with autism and other developmental disabilities receive support through May Centers for Adult Services. Centers offer high quality day programs, residential group homes, supported living apartments, vocational training, and employment options. Day services and programs focus on community integration, communications skills development, functional living activities, social skills training, supported employment and training, and behavior management. Elderly adults, as well as those with complex medical needs, receive individualized supports that combine medical monitoring with daily living skills training and active community involvement.
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Category  Human Services, General/Other
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5. May Counseling Centers and Centers for Behavioral Health

Tens of millions of Americans are affected by mental health issues, or mental illness. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, as many as 1 in 4 adults suffer from some form of mental illness. May Counseling Centers offer outpatient evaluation, counsel­ing, and therapy services for almost 1,500 children and adults through three mental health clinics in Massachusetts. Our multi-disciplinary team treats key emotional and behavioral concerns including anxiety disorders, depression, eat­ing disorders, women’s issues, and learning difficulties. May Behavioral Health Centers support at-risk children and adolescents, and adults with a wide range of severe psychiatric dis­orders.  Our broad range of therapeutic services includes school-based treatment, psychological and neuropsychological testing, group ther­apy, and therapeutic after-school and wrap-around services. Adults are served through adult day health, community support, job skills training, and crisis stabilization.
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Category  Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other
Population Served People/Families with of People with Psychological Disabilities
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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

Early diagnosis and intervention during a child’s first years can significantly impact that child’s long-term prog­nosis, particularly in language and social behavior. The Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Clinic, a pro­gram of May Institute and the National Autism Center, expanded its offerings in 2011 after moving into newly renovated space in Randolph, Mass. The Clinic serves individuals from 18 months through adulthood. It provides diagnostic evaluations to children and adolescents suspected of having an ASD or other developmental disability. It also offers support ser­vices, including group and individual formats, to address parental stress and adjustment to diagnosis. Its 6,000-square-foot suite includes evaluation rooms with one-way observational capacity and interview and conference rooms. Here, trained psychologists use standardized measures, such as the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS), to evaluate developmen­tal, cognitive, and behavioral functioning. With ASD on the rise, more and more families across the country are seeking timely diag­noses and effective treatments. In 2011, May Institute focused on meeting this growing need by:
  • Increasing the number of families served through our ASD Clinic and outreach sites in Massachusetts 16 percent; 
  • Providing intensive early intervention and home-based therapy to 18 percent more families across the country; and 
  • Almost doubling the number of children benefiting from our school consultation services.
 Lauren Solotar, Ph.D., ABPP, President and CEO


CEO/Executive Director Dr. Lauren C. Solotar
CEO Term Start Jan 2012
CEO Email
CEO Experience Lauren C. Solotar Ph.D., ABPP, is President and Chief Executive Officer of May Institute, Inc. Prior to her promotion to CEO in January of 2012, Dr. Solotar served as Chief Clinical Officer, providing clinical oversight for all of May Institute’s programs and centers, and its Clinical Leadership. Her responsibilities included setting standards for clinical practice, credentialing and privileging staff, supervision of clinical procedures and interventions, and oversight of professional training programs and research. She was also responsible for ensuring the quality of clinical services throughout the agency. Dr. Solotar began her career in 1996 at May Institute as Chief Psychologist and Vice President of Clinical Services. In 2001, she was promoted to Senior Vice President of Behavioral Health Services and was responsible for the operation and clinical service delivery of ambulatory behavioral health and rehabilitation services. Dr. Solotar is an expert in cognitive and dialectical behavior therapies, and specializes in the treatment of eating and anxiety disorders. She has extensive experience working with children and adolescents. She regularly does presentations and guest lectures, and her research has been published in professional journals including Behavior Therapy and Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, and she has written a chapter in the Child Behavior Therapy Casebook. A licensed psychologist, Dr. Solotar is also board certified in clinical psychology (ABPP). She received her doctorate from the University of New York at Albany, State University of New York. She completed her internship at the Albany Psychology Internship Consortium. She has held a faculty appointment at Tufts University School of Medicine and was formerly the Chief Psychologist at Tufts New England Medical Center for ten years. During her tenure at NEMC, Dr. Solotar was involved in the development of the Boston VA/New England Medical Center APA Psychology Internship Consortium. In 2015, Dr. Solotar was one of 23 women from the Boston business community honored as a "Woman of Influence" by the Boston Business Journal. In addition, May was named by The Globe Magazine and Commonwealth Institute as one of the top 100 Companies (26) and non-profits led by women for 2016
Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
Walter P. Christian Ph.D., ABBP, ABPP July 1978 Dec 2013

Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
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Debra Blair M.B.A., CMA, CPA Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer

As May Institute’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Debra Blair is responsible for the financial stewardship of the organization. Her responsibilities include capital and operating budgeting, financial planning and reporting, debt and treasury management, and information technology systems.

She has 20 years of experience in nonprofit finance and operations, serving educational, healthcare, and human services organizations in various capacities.
Ms. Blair joined May Institute in 1995 as the Business Manager for the organization’s school for children and adolescents with brain injury. She later held the position of Budget and Contracts Administrator before being promoted to Director of Finance. In that capacity, she worked closely with the CFO and was responsible for managing corporate revenue systems, financial planning and budgeting processes, internal auditing, financial reporting, analysis, and contract compliance.

She left May Institute in 2006 to become the Vice President of Administration and Finance and the Chief Financial Officer at Riverside Community Care, Inc., in Massachusetts. There, she was responsible for the overall management of that organization’s financial operations, accounting, information technology, central office administration, capital purchasing, and facilities divisions.

Ms. Blair returned to May Institute in 2012 as the organization’s Assistant CFO, and assumed the role of Treasurer and CFO in January of 2013.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Curry College, and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. A Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Ms. Blair is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Institute of Management Accountants, the Financial Executives Network, and the CFO Alliance.

Ralph B. Sperry Ph.D., ABPP Chief Operating Officer

Ralph B. Sperry, Ph.D., ABPP, is the Chief Operating Officer for May Institute. In this position, Dr. Sperry oversees the day-to-day operations of all of May Institute’s services including behavioral health, adult services, consulting services, schools, and human resources. He also oversees operations as May Institute continues to expand autism services for military families throughout the country.

Prior to his promotion to Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Sperry served as Senior Vice President of Consultation Services at May Institute. In that role, he was responsible for the operation and management of the Institute’s home-based and school consultation services for children and adolescents with autism and other special needs.

He has over 30 years experience in behavioral health management and has expertise in the area of organizational and business psychology. Previously, Dr. Sperry’s roles include CEO for psychiatric hospitals, special education schools, and behavioral health systems in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Mexico. He also served as the behavioral healthcare consultant for the Connecticut State Medical Society. Prior to joining May Institute, Dr. Sperry was the Corporate Director of Neurorehabilitation for a national long-term care company. In that capacity, he managed 80 facilities that provided traumatic brain injury (TBI), behavioral, and Alzheimer/dementia services.

Dr. Sperry received his doctoral degree in Psychology from Saybrook University in San Francisco. He completed a pre-doctoral internship in Clinical Psychology and is Board Certified in Organizational and Business Psychology. He is a licensed psychologist in Massachusetts and Connecticut, and a licensed marriage and family therapist. He has held a Medical Staff appointment as a Clinical Psychologist at the Newport Naval Station in Rhode Island.


Award Awarding Organization Year
Peer Provider Award Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers 2011
Enduring Programmatic Contributions in Behavior Analysis Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis 2007
Outstanding Training Program Award Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies 2005


Affiliation Year
American Psychological Association 2000
Member of state association of nonprofits? Yes
Name of state association --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) - Adult Day Services - 3 year --


May Institute maintains affiliations and partnerships with more than 50 universities, hospitals, and human service agencies worldwide. For decades, May Institute has been committed to expanding its mission by building relationships and developing partnerships. Joining forces with national and international institutions in the education, medical, and human services fields, we have greatly increased our organization’s impact and strengthened its clinical foundation. For a complete list of collaborating organizations, please visit  

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

Helping the individuals and families we serve change their lives for the better demands an uncompromising commitment to the highest standards. Walk into any of our program sites and you’ll discover the same distinctive qualities: a caring and competent staff, the use of the most effective, research-based methods, an emphasis on individual choice, and a clear focus on results. All our programs seek to make lasting contributions in the lives of individuals. Learning a new skill is just the first step. We measure effectiveness by how well people maintain skills and apply them in everyday situations and settings. May Institute is guided by its mission of helping individuals and families navigate the obstacles — and celebrate the successes — of the complex world of autism and other special needs. We recognize that it is a long journey, and we work closely with families, teach­ers, employers, and other important people in an individual’s life to build supports and skills for lifelong success.
Lauren Solotar, Ph.D., ABPP, President and CEO 

Foundation Comments


Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 1,339
Number of Part Time Staff 627
Number of Volunteers 120
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % --

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 776
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 25
Caucasian: 1,102
Hispanic/Latino: 85
Native American/American Indian: 5
Other: 30
Other (if specified): 47 - two or more races
Gender Female: --
Male: --
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers --
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 Yes
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 Mr. Stephen Young
Board Chair Company Affiliation Holland & Knight LLP
Board Chair Term July 2000 -
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Jory Berkwits Merrill Lynch Private Client Group (Retired) Voting
Martha Sloan Felch Blue Hills Bank Voting
Jocelyn Frederick Tsoi/Kobus & Associates Voting
Jonathan Katz JDK Associates, Inc. Voting
Mary Lou Maloney Disability Policy Consortium Voting
John Murphy Fidelity Investments (Retired) Voting
Nancy Nager SBSC,Inc Voting
Dr. Don Ricciato Boston College School of Education Voting
Neal Todrys Todson, Inc. Voting
Richard Wichmann Pricewaterhouse Coopers, LLP Voting
Robert Yelton Belal Yelton Associates Voting
Stephen Young Holland & Knight, LLP Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
David H. Barlow Ph.D., ABPP Boston University, College of Arts & Sciences --
Glen Dunlap Ph.D. University of South Florida --
George J. DuPaul PH.D. Lehigh University --
Barry A. Edelstein Ph.D. West Virginia University,Eberly College of Arts and Science --
Judy E. Favell Ph.D., BCA-D AdvoServ, Inc. --
Richard M. Foxx Ph.D., BCBA-D Pennsylvania State University --
Patrick C. Friman Ph.D., ABPP Boys Town, Nebraska --
Peter F. Gerhardt Ed.D. The McCarton School --
Jennifer M. Gillis Ph.D., BCBA-D Auburn University --
Robert Horner Ph.D. University of Oregon --
Robert L. Koegel Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara --
Robert P. Liberman M.D. University of California, Los Angeles --
Karin Lifter Ph.D. Northeastern University --
Marsha M. Linehan Ph.D., ABPP University of Washington, Seattle --
Brian K. Martens Ph.D. Syracuse University --
Raymond G. Miltenberger Ph.D., BCBA-D University of South Florida, Tampa --
Raymond G. Romanczyk Ph.D., BCBA-D State University of New York, Binghamton --
Nirbhay N. Singh Ph.D. ONE Research Institute --
Christopher H. Skinner Ph.D. University of Tennessee, Knoxville --
George Sugai Ph.D. University of Connecticut, Neag School of Education --
Beth Sulzer-Azaroff Ph.D. The Browns Group Naples --
David P. Wacker Ph.D. University of Iowa Health Care --
Susan M. Wilczynski Ph.D., BCBA-D Ball State University, Teachers College --

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 100
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 1
Male: 10
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths --
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % --
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 80%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 8%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No

Standing Committees

  • Audit
  • Executive
  • Finance
  • Membership

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

With the appointment of Dr. Lauren Solotar as President and CEO of May Institute, we have opened the door to a new era of renewed emphasis on leadership, thoughtful decision making, and team-driven impact. She is collaborating with a remarkably capable and caring staff to meet the challenges before us and to improve the quality of life for the individuals we serve, ensuring that May Institute is guided by the highest possible standards of behavioral healthcare, education, and rehabilitation. We know that success is the result of a collective effort and a shared commitment to working together and moving forward in the same direction. Together with May Institute’s leadership team and exemplary staff, the Board of Directors will ensure that the resources are in place to achieve our organizational goals and objectives, and that we continue to make a difference in the lives of the children, adults, and families we serve each and every day. Dr. Don Ricciato, Chairperson, Board of Directors

Foundation Comments



Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Total Revenue $110,744,330 $103,633,412 $102,360,306
Total Expenses $109,511,100 $103,635,333 $102,462,290

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
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    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $1,582,955 $570,706 $564,951
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $108,730,955 $101,892,633 $102,402,837
Investment Income, Net of Losses $14,947 $628,249 $359,767
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events -- -- --
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other $415,473 $541,824 $-967,249

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Program Expense $97,136,219 $92,152,463 $91,057,601
Administration Expense $11,952,313 $11,226,471 $11,209,815
Fundraising Expense $422,568 $256,399 $194,874
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.01 1.00 1.00
Program Expense/Total Expenses 89% 89% 89%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 27% 45% 34%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Total Assets $55,538,962 $58,712,821 $61,896,364
Current Assets $19,623,623 $22,831,214 $17,386,498
Long-Term Liabilities $26,378,942 $26,708,272 $31,959,909
Current Liabilities $6,782,678 $10,860,437 $8,790,422
Total Net Assets $22,377,342 $21,144,112 $21,146,033

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
1st (Source and Amount) -- --
-- --
-- --
2nd (Source and Amount) -- --
-- --
-- --
3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
-- --
-- --

Financial Planning

Endowment Value --
Spending Policy --
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? --

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 2.89 2.10 1.98

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 47% 45% 52%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


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 Other category above for FY13 reflects discontinued operations.


The Impact tab is a section on the Giving Common added in October 2013; as such the majority of nonprofits have not yet had the chance to complete this voluntary section. The purpose of the Impact section is to ask five deceptively simple questions that require reflection and promote communication about what really matters – results. The goal is to encourage strategic thinking about how a nonprofit will achieve its goals. The following Impact questions are being completed by nonprofits slowly, thoughtfully and at the right time for their respective organizations to ensure the most accurate information possible.

1. What is your organization aiming to accomplish?


2. What are your strategies for making this happen?


3. What are your organization’s capabilities for doing this?


4. How will your organization know if you are making progress?


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