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The Price Center (Barry L. Price Rehabilitation Center, Inc.)

 27 Christina Street
 Newton, MA 02461
[P] (617) 244-0065
[F] (617) 244-0069
Justin Sallaway
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EIN 04-2625859

LAST UPDATED: 03/24/2016
Organization DBA The Price Center
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No


Mission StatementMORE »

The Price Center supports people with developmental and intellectual disabilities by encouraging personal growth and participation in the community through social, living and work experiences that foster independence and respect individual preference and diversity.    

Mission Statement

The Price Center supports people with developmental and intellectual disabilities by encouraging personal growth and participation in the community through social, living and work experiences that foster independence and respect individual preference and diversity.    

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year July 01, 2015 to June 30, 2016
Projected Income $5,196,949.00
Projected Expense $5,219,949.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Day Habilitation Program
  • Employment Services
  • Intensive Day Habilitation
  • Residential Services

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Mission Statement

The Price Center supports people with developmental and intellectual disabilities by encouraging personal growth and participation in the community through social, living and work experiences that foster independence and respect individual preference and diversity.    

Background Statement

When The Price Center was first incorporated in 1977, societal, legislative and regulatory mandates were just beginning to focus on the "deinstitutionalization" of individuals living with mental illness and developmental disorders.  To the greatest degree possible for each individual, independent living in the larger community was to become the goal.
For more than thirty-nine years, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families from throughout the greater Boston area have relied on The Price Center for residential, day habilitation and employment programs that foster clients' self-confidence and maximize their physical, emotional and intellectual capabilities.
The Price Center started out by offering vocational services to disabled adults in Newton, Massachusetts.  The Center's first day habilitation program was launched in Dedham in 1987.  Ten years later, The Price Center launched its residential program, taking ownership of Humanity House in Brookline, Massachusetts.
Over the course of the ensuing decade, The Price Center opened three additional residences and a Supported Apartment Program, expanded its day habilitation program and established a robust employment services program.  ASCENT, an after-school social and life skills-building program and the Family Support program have also been added in recent years.
Throughout its history, The Price Center has continually adapted to the needs of its constituents and the local communities it serves.  Today, The Price Center staff collaborates with several partner organizations to take full advantage of the community.

Impact Statement

Over the past year, The Price Center has:

 -Purchased a new building and located all programs in one facility to expanding opportunities for growth to accommodate individuals on the waiting list.
-Placed 100% of individuals in the Employment Services program in paid work, earning at least minimum wage. Individuals are placed in the community for either independent work or work groups at employer work-sites. 
-Created a Specialized Supports program for individuals who are more limited and need a very structured approach. These individuals benefit from a 1:1, 1:2 or 1:3 staff to individual ratio, along with a visual learning approach and the use of a variety of behavioral approaches. Many of the individuals in this program are on the Autism Spectrum.  
In the coming year, The Price Center will:
-Expand programs and increase the number of individuals served 
-Increase scholarship support for teens and young adults between the ages of 16 and 22 who want to attend ASCENT, an after school program that provides life works skills and transition services.
-Increase the number of job opportunities and sites for individuals in the Employment Services program.
-Build philanthropic support to help close the Capital Campaign for the new building at 27 Christina Street and for small capital projects including purchasing specialized fitness equipment and supplies for the art and music facilities at the new location.

Needs Statement

The Price Center's most pressing needs are the following:

- Prior to moving to our new facility on Christina The Price Center saw the waiting lists for individuals seeking services grow substantially.With the move into our new facility we now have space to serve more individuals. While most of The Price Center’s Employment programs and service costs are reimbursed by the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services (DDS), those reimbursements only cover about 80% of the actual costs.  Program costs – including payroll – must be incurred first and then reimbursed.  Further, not all staffing costs are reimbursed. Expenses related to recruiting, hiring and training new staff  and acquiring new visualization tools, are good examples of upfront costs not recovered.  The Price Center is seeking philanthropic support to expand programming to accommodate the individuals on our waiting list.
 -Increase the number of job sites for the Employment program 
 -Funding for small capital projects including specialized fitness equipment, and supplies for the music and art center.

CEO Statement

The Price Center continues to operate as one of the Commonwealth’s most highly-regarded and respected human services agencies.

Thanks to the hard work of our dedicated staff and management team, we continue to meet, and exceed, the highest standards of excellence. The Price Center is very fortunate to have some of the most caring and committed individuals working for us and our staff turnover ratio is extremely low for the field.

Yet what truly makes The Price Center distinctive is our individually-focused and wholistic approach to helping people with intellectual disabilities lead meaningful and fulfilling lives. Since our founding 39 years ago as an employment-training program, we’ve steadily broadened the range of services we’ve offered to include day habilitiation, residential living and support, and transitional services for young adults. This wide array of services allows us to tailor a plan for an individual that best addresses their unique needs and desires.

With that sort of support, people with intellectual disabilities can achieve great things. A woman who once had difficulty finding work can be named “Employee of the Month.” A man who in years past might have been institutionalized can live in a real apartment with minimal support. Teenagers whose school-based supports used to vanish when they entered adulthood now turn that corner armed with real-world skills that will help them live lives of maximum independence.

The Price Center had a good year fiscally and programmatically.  We have seen significant growth across our programs. But we weren’t content to rest on our laurels. 

An agency that seeks to integrate people with disabilities into their surrounding community can only succeed if that community is welcoming and understanding.  

All of our successes can be traced back to our single-minded focus on our individual clients’ needs and our broad-minded commitment to serving them. Combined with the hard work of our staff, the courage of our clients and the generosity of all of our supporters, these approaches help the Price Center create hundreds of miracles each year.

Board Chair Statement


Geographic Area Served


Based in Newton, Massachusetts, The Price Center serves communities including but not limited to Newton, Belmont, Boston, Brookline, Chestnut Hill, Cambridge, Dedham, Dorchester, Hyde Park, Needham, Sharon, Waltham, Watertown, Wellesley, Westboro.

Organization Categories

  1. Human Services - Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers
  2. Health Care - Patient & Family Support
  3. -

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ASCENT (Advocacy, Social Skills, Career Exploration, Networking and Transitions) is an after-school program serving teens and young adults from ages 16-22.  ASCENT helps young participants transition to independent living and post-secondary education and employment.
Young people enrolled in ASCENT meet up to four afternoons each week to work on social skills and concrete life skills, such as cooking, self-care, shopping and personal finance that prepare them to be more independent in their lives.  Each instructional module is supported by immersive community experiences that allow young adults to practice specific life skills in community settings.
Practice in community life settings, opportunities for career exploration and ongoing feedback and support from committed mentors and peers allow youth in the ASCENT program to form friendships that enhance their social and professional competencies.
Budget  $83,057.00
Category  Human Services, General/Other Services for Individuals with Disabilities
Population Served People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Program Short-Term Success 
ASCENT is a person-centered program that encourages participants and their families to set goals on an individual basis.  Measured outcomes include milestones in social, pre-professional and life skills.  In all modules, program staff closely monitor participants' progress toward their individual goals.  One area of noted success has been ASCENT's impact on participants who have conditions on the autism spectrum.  These individuals have demonstrated heightened ability to respond to the expectations of others and offer constructive feedback to peers.  They have also shown marked improvement in their ability to initiate and carry-on socially appropriate conversations and relationships.
Job placement and retention are important measures of program success.  Because The Price Center provides job placement through its top-rated Employment Services program, ASCENT students who demonstrate job-readiness may choose to move into that program upon turning 22 years.
Program Long-Term Success 
Since 2007, ASCENT has effectively and successfully served the needs of young people with conditions on the autism spectrum in addition to their cognitive disability.  We have found that behavior-modeling by peers--staff and individuals who are not on the spectrum--can have a positive impact on these young people, and that they can successfully learn social skills.
Established a Parents Advisory Group that assists with curriculum and program development.
Developed and execute a Life Skills curriculum that has become a significant part of The Price Center's Employment Services program.  This curriculum has been of particular interest to individuals turning 22 who are in need of transitional services.
Maintain ongoing relationships with local high schools.
Program Success Monitored By 
Progress is monitored closely by the Director of Family Support, as well as by the Program Enhancement Committee, a subcommittee of the Board of Directors, and an annual satisfaction survey completed by all participants, families and staff.
Examples of Program Success 
A 21 year-old young man with autism has difficulty sitting quietly and participating in activities initiated by the group.  He is working on staying with the group, speaking respectfully and keeping his hands and feet to himself.  He is making progress in initiating and carrying on appropriate conversations.
A 20 year-old woman with Down's Syndrome has difficulty following directions, adhering to ground rules and staying with the group.  Her goals are to remain with the group, follow directions and be respectful.  She is making progress but needs incentives.
A 17 year-old young man with blindness and autism has limited interactions with others.  They are usually centered on topics related to music, his schedule and comments about his peers.  His goals are to increase his repertoire of conversation topics and his willingness to answer questions.  He is making significant progress since increasing his attendance to 4 weekly sessions..

Day Habilitation Program

The Day Habilitation program helps individuals with moderate to intensive cognitive disabilities as well as significant physical impairments strive for--and achieve--their fullest potential through a range of therapeutic, clinical and social services.
A medically-based program that delivers attentive and expert clinical care tailored to each client's unique needs, Day Habilitation clinical services include nursing care, occupational and physical therapy, speech therapy, and behavioral intervention.  The program supports community integration, independent living and social learning.  Clients work to develop the skills they need to communicate, interact socially, and become more self-reliant.
Budget  $1,262,112.00
Category  Human Services, General/Other Services for Individuals with Disabilities
Population Served Elderly and/or Disabled People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities People/Families with of People with Physical Disabilities
Program Short-Term Success 
New activity groups were launched this year and have become very popular.  A women's group and a relaxation group, as well as art and karaoke groups are helping individuals discover and develop new skills and talents.  Some individuals have become more expressive and better able to communicate.  The groups have also brought individuals from different parts of the facility together, helping them make new friends.
Individuals who have never attended a day habilitation program, or who have transitioned from another program to The Price Center's Day Habilitation program, are successfully developing the skills necessary to participate effectively in this program.  One such individual transitioned into Employment Services.
After long illnesses or significant injuries, individuals have been able to regain skills at their previous levels.
Program Long-Term Success 
Sustaining an environment in which individuals with moderate to intensive cognitive disabilities consistently receive the support they need to achieve their potential in leading more independent lives.  Their success in achieving their personal milestones embodies the overall success of the program.
Family satisfaction.  The program serves many individuals for their lifetimes.  Families consistently choose to have their loved ones continue to receive care at The Price Center.
Program Success Monitored By 
The Day Habilitation program is monitored by the Director of Day Habilitation who oversees the daily operation.  Input is also received from the Program Enhancement Committee, a subcommittee of the Board of Directors, The Parent/Guardian Advisory Committee, and the DDS service coordinators who monitor Individual Service Plans for each individual.  An annual satisfaction survey is completed by all families, participants and staff.  CARF accredits the program and MassHealth audits the program for compliance with its regulations.
Examples of Program Success 
Since joining the Day Habilitation program in 2003, twin brothers Forrest and Lincoln have made great strides in their lives.  Each day they bring joy and smiles to the program.  Not only have they gained communication, social, and independent living and self-help skills, they have also--more importantly--developed greater self-esteem and confidence. At the program, each of them follows his own schedule, which allows them to spend time apart from developing independent interests and making new friends.  Both Forrest and Lincoln bring enthusiasm to everything they do at The Price Center.

Employment Services

The Price Center's Employment Services program offers a comprehensive range of pre-employment assessment, training and job placement services for adult job-seekers with diverse abilities and career goals.
Each client is referred to The Price Center by a state agency, another service provider or by his or her family.  Based upon an initial evaluation and skills assessment, a client may be placed in a longer term support program or, if capable of moving into jobs within the community, placed in a short-term program with higher level training and job coaching.
The Price Center enhanced its Employment Services with Work$mart, a job placement service conducted in partnership with local businesses.  Clients are placed and supported in jobs that best meet their individual interests and skills.
Clients who participate in Work$mart receive career planning, job-targeted education and training, placement services and on-going support from The Price Center staff.
Budget  $383,159.00
Category  Human Services, General/Other
Population Served Adults Elderly and/or Disabled People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities
Program Short-Term Success 
The agency discontinued its sheltered workshop in favor of putting clients to work in the community.  Those ready to work are provided a job coach.  Others work in crews at employers' work-sites.  One client with Downes Syndrome is working as a Resource Specialist in the Downes Syndrome Clinic at Mass General Hospital.  Another is doing public speaking.  All obtain jobs in their fields of interest.
Committed to supporting participants in jobs that are the most suitable to their interests and skills, the program offers flexible job coaching.  Often times this means working evenings or weekends.  We support our clients at all hours, every day of the week--guaranteed.
Created a new state-of-the-art computer training lab, which trains clients in skills as well as evaluates their readiness to take on the challenge of working independently in the community.
The program purchased a van to transport crews comprised of up to eight individuals to their work-sites.
Program Long-Term Success 
Since 2007, Employment Services has grown from 21 participants to serving 49 in 2012, a 43% increase.  This necessitated moving to a larger venue that allowed the program to accept new referrals, consolidate its programs which had been operating in separate sites, and provide a professional environment in its administrative offices that models appropriate work behaviors to program participants.
Consistently receive among the highest rankings in the area by the Department of Developmental Services--100% in 2010 and 95% in 2012.  Recognized by the DDS area office as a one-of-a-kind program, The Price Center is regularly invited to present our employment program to other agencies at Community Employment Forums.
100% of our clients in Employment Services work and earn at least minimum wage.
Program Success Monitored By 
Progress is monitored closely by the Director of Employment Services whose goal is full employment for all program participants in jobs they choose.  The program is also monitored by the Program Enhancement Committee, a subcommittee of the Board of Directors, an annual satisfaction survey completed by all participants, families and staff, and the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services.
Examples of Program Success 
-The program has grown from 21 clients in 2007 to 49 last year.  This necessitated a move to a larger venue, integrating the program with our administrative offices to model a real-work environment.
-Doubled the number of computer work stations making them accessible to all participants in the program;


-100% of clients in the program are participating in paid employment, either on work crews or individuals receiving job coaching.
-The program achieved a score of 100% and was ranked #1 in 2010 by the Department of Developmental Services survey team.
"I love my job," says Desiree, pool attendant at Brae Burn Country Club.  After honing her skills in The Price Center's Work$mart program, she pursued independent employment.  Desiree was recognized as Employee of the Month for her exceptional cleaning skills and sunny personality.  She says, "I like having my own area to work and helping the members have a good time."

Intensive Day Habilitation

The Intensive Day Habilitation Program offers an array of therapeutic services for individuals with significant disabilities and developmental delays.  People served by this specialized program are predominantly non-verbal and require extensive communication support.  Non-ambulatory individuals receive a range of therapies and services from developmental disabilities professionals.
The people served in this program have the highest degree of physical, mental and cognitive disabilities and so they represent the greatest challenge to The Price Center's vision of helping each individual achieve the greatest level of independence possible.
The clinical services provided include physical and speech therapy, occupational therapy and nursing.  Each individual's Intensive Day Habilitation Service Plan (DHSP) focuses on communication development, social and community engagement, gross motor development, assistive technology and use of adaptive equipment.
Budget  $1,651,273.00
Category  Human Services, General/Other Services for Individuals with Disabilities
Population Served Elderly and/or Disabled People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities People/Families with of People with Physical Disabilities
Program Short-Term Success 
Annual goals are developed for each individual in the program in his/her Day Habilitation Service Plan (DHSP).  Although success is often measured in small achievements, each individual works towards greater independence with their eating, standing, walking, and communicating--some with assistive devices.
High level of family involvement.
Program Long-Term Success 
Continuity of care.  Our employees tend to stay with us.  The average length of service in this program is eight years.  This means that our clients are working with people who know them well.
Bringing community engagement into the lives of our clients.  We help them and encourage them to go into the community.  We can do this because our staff-to-client ratio is kept low, close to 1:2.
Over the years, the program has experienced a high volume of referrals through our relationships with schools, the Department of Developmental Services (DDS), and other professionals, families and friends.
The Intensive Day Habilitation program welcomes a high level of family involvement, creating a caring and close-knit team for our individuals.
Program Success Monitored By 
Progress is monitored closely by the Director of Intensive Day Habilitation Services, by the Program Enhancement Committee, a subcommittee of the Board of Directors, an annual satisfaction survey completed by all participants, families and staff, as well as by MassHealth and the Department of Developmental Services.
Examples of Program Success 
When my sister Consetta was born, her skull didn't develop properly so she never progressed cognitively past the age of three and never learned to speak.  She gradually lost sight in one eye and was diagnosed with cerebral palsy.  She lived with our mother until she died and then with our aunt until she also passed away.  Sett was getting less and less care.  I flew to Kentucky and brought her to Boston.  Just like that.  I had nothing in place.
Back in Boston we started the search for a day program.  The moment we saw The Price Center I knew this was something special.  Before we left, they had Consetta out of her wheelchair and on her feet!
Every time I see what they've been able to accomplish I have reason to cry.  She has gone from nothing to getting onto her own two feet and walking.  She's even communicating (tapping her head to say she's happy) and making her own meals with the help of adaptive equipment.  The Price Center has given Consetta a new life and made my life possible.

Residential Services

Residential programs at The Price Center offer a continuum of support services to disabled adults in the Metrowest of Boston.  Services range from total care for the profoundly disabled to group homes that foster independent community-based living for individuals capable of relatively high levels of self-sufficiency. 
Inclusion is a primary goal of Residential Services as well as fostering independence and self-sufficiency among residents.  The individuals we support participate in the community as we continue to build and sustain relationships with outside agencies as well as the City of Newton Parks and Recreation Department.
The program offers:
-Safe and healthy living environment
-Professional staffing 24 hours/day
-Assistance with personal care
-Training in daily living and social skills
-Transportation to appointments and social activities
Budget  $2,130,212.00
Category  Human Services, General/Other Residential Care for Individuals with Disabilities
Population Served Adults Elderly and/or Disabled People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities
Program Short-Term Success 
-Two grants allowed the agency to install a free-watt heating system into two residences making them more effective and cost-efficient.
-Major renovations were completed to one group home that included enlarging bathrooms as well as installing a new roof and windows, and converting to gas heat.
-Minimal staff turnover resulted in continued consistency of care, which is beneficial to the support of each individual.
-Residents are actively involved in planning community activities as well as in meal-planning.
-The agency is seeking funding to create a handicapped-accessible patio area in the back yard of the residence serving four physically disabled men. 
Program Long-Term Success  The Residential Services program was launched in 1997 with the acquisition of Humanity House, a 10-person group home in Brookline, Massachusetts.  Since that time, three additional group homes have been established in Newton.  One residence provides full staffing for men with physical as well as cognitive disabilities.  Most recently, supported apartments were opened in collaboration with the City of Newton to provide the level of support necessary for individuals who have the ability to live more independently.  Since the demand for staffed housing for the developmentally disabled continues to grow, the agency seeks funding to expand this program.
Program Success Monitored By  Progress is monitored closely by the Director of Residential Services as well as by the Program Enhancement Committee, a subcommittee of the Board of Directors, an annual satisfaction survey completed by all participants, families and staff, and by the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services.
Examples of Program Success  When an opening became available at a Price Center residence, Linda decided to give it a try.  Linda has blossomed since moving into her own apartment with roommates.  She has learned to take care of all of her personal needs.  She makes her bed and is responsible around the house, helping to clean up after dinner, putting away the dishes and, one thing she never did at home--her laundry--she now does for herself.  In addition to the life skills she has gained, Linda has developed wonderful relationships with the staff and other residents.  The staff have gotten Linda involved in track and basketball through the City of Newton's recreation programs.  At The Price Center Linda lives in a caring community during the week and because her family lives close by, she can go home on weekends to be close with her family.  "It is a joy to see Linda becoming more independent and having a fuller life.  We get the best of both worlds," says Linda's mom.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments



CEO/Executive Director Mr. Justin Sallaway
CEO Term Start Aug 2004
CEO Email
CEO Experience Justin has served as President of The Price Center since August 2004. His tenure has been marked by an ambitious expansion of The Price Center’s day and residential services, the launch of its ASCENT and Work$mart programs, and a doubling in program enrollment. Justin previously worked as Executive Director of PRIDE, Inc. in Taunton, and as Vice President for South Norfolk County Association for Retarded Citizens in Westwood. His broad experience includes past positions with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Mental Health and as a high school special education teacher. Justin spent two years in Central Africa with the Peace Corps. He has served on the Association for Developmental Disability Providers Board of Directors and on the Bristol County Workforce Investment Board of Directors. He holds a Master’s Degree in Special Education from S.U.N.Y. Geneseo and a Master’s in Business Administration in Public and Nonprofit Management from Boston University.
Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
Mr. Paul Gendron -- 2004

Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Ms. Debra E. Bergman Director of Development  


Debra joined The Price Center Leadership team in August 2015 to oversee a new fundraising strategy to include the completion of the Christina Street Building Capital Campaign and the restructuring of the Annual Fund to secure the agency’s long-term financial future. She has made a career helping nonprofits thrive and meet their fundraising goals and brings over twenty years of experience in fundraising and communications work.


“In fundraising it is the passion for the mission of an organization that drives me to succeed. I have worked to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities in the past and am proud to bring that experience to The Price Center. It is a truly extraordinary organization. I am inspired every day by the dedication and commitment of the staff and the accomplishments of our individuals.”


Debra is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. She earned her BA in Psychology from Clark University and has pursued graduate study in Communications and Public Relations at Boston University.

Ms. Marianne Casano Director of Human Resources Marianne joined The Price Center in 2010 and coordinates all human resources functions. She has worked in the human resources field for over 12 years and is a certified Human Resources Professional. Marianne received her BA degree in Psychology from Merrimack College.
Mr. Tony Concannon Director of Newton Day Habilitation Tony has served in his position as Program Director of the Newton Day Habilitation program for over 16 years. His previous posts include serving as Assistant Director and Case Manager at The Price Center’s Intensive Day Habilitation program in Dedham. Tony loves spending time each day with the individuals and families served by Newton Day Hab. He belongs to the Massachusetts Day Hab Coalition and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Brandeis University.
Ms. Lori Harrington Director of Employment Services Lori has more than 20 years experience in the field and has been Director of Employment Services since 2007. Lori appreciates the gratitude of the jobseekers she works with and the pride they take in their work. She received the ADDP Direct Support Professional award in 2008 and The Price Center President’s Award in 2010.
Ms. Karen Manning Director of Family Supports and ASCENT Karen brings more than three decades of experience working with individuals and families to her position overseeing family support services and the ASCENT program for The Price Center. She is the Director of Family Support. Karen also serves on the Newton Youth Interagency Committee; Waltham Special Education Parent Advisory Committee; CHADD; Waltham Youth Risk Behavior Team; and the Arlington Service Area System of Care Meeting. Karen has studied psychology and education at Northeastern University, Bunker Hill Community College and the University of Massachusetts.
Ms. Eileen Nee Director of Intensive Day Habilitation Eileen brings more than 16 years of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities to her position as the Director of Intensive Day Habilitation Services at The Price Center. In her position, she has overall responsibility for supporting and training professional staff as well as managing all aspects of the program. Previously, Eileen held positions at Charles River ARC where she was the Assistant Director of Day Habilitation, and at Greater Waltham ARC where she was the Director of Day Habilitation. Eileen brings not only a depth of experience, but a passion for her work. “One of the things I love about my job, and I have for 16 years,” says Eileen, “is that I can always guarantee that I will smile and laugh with the consumers everyday!” Eileen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Framingham State College.
Mr. Michael A Pagnozzi Chief Financial Officer and Vice President With more than 25 years experience, Michael has run the finance, human resources and information technology operations of The Price Center. His special areas of expertise include auditing and financial analysis. Michael has been honored by The Price Center’s Dedication and President’s awards. He pursued his studies at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.
Mr. Barry Schwartz Vice President of Programs Barry brings more than 35 years of disabilities-related experience to The Price Center, including 10 years at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center where he was named Employee of the Year by the Citizen Area Board. He built a $35 million division at Vinfen Corporation where he became Sr. Vice President. Barry has served as an officer on several association Boards including the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. In addition, he served as President of the Board of the Samuel Gridley Howe Library which was created by Brandeis University Professor Dr. Gunnar Dybwad. Barry was attracted to the Price Center because of the organization’s focus on each individual, the positive values upon which the programs are developed, and the strong family and Board involvement. He is closely involved with current programs and works to expand services in areas where there is a strong need but limited alternatives for families — especially with the “turning 22 population” and those on the Autism Spectrum. Barry has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master’s Degree from Boston University in Counseling. In his free time, Barry enjoys kayaking, skiing, hiking, museums, speakers, plays and musical performances in Boston and on the Cape. 
Ms. Jennifer Thompson Director of Residential Services

Jennifer Thompson joined The Price Center Team in November 2015 as the Director of Residential Services after working 5 years as a Residential Supervisor working with adults with developmental disabilities including individuals with autism.


A veteran of social service work, she oversees The Price Center’s group homes and supported apartments, which help individuals, achieve maximum independence and self-sufficiency.


“Working with people with developmental disabilities is my passion,” said Jen. “I wanted to find an agency that was really focused on its values and mission and I found that at The Price Center.”


Jen is a member of the National Association of Professional Women. She earned her Masters of Education in 2003 at Springfield College and her BS in Social Work from Regis College.



Award Awarding Organization Year
Patriotic Employer Award Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve 2014


Affiliation Year
Chamber of Commerce 2016
Associated Grant Makers 2015
Association of Developmental Disabilities Providers 2015
AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals) 2013
Associated Grant Makers 2013
Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers 2013
Member of state association of nonprofits? Yes
Name of state association Association of Fundraising Professionals

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
CARF International: Community Employment Services: Job Development- 3 year 2013
CARF International: Community Employment Services: Job-Site Training- 3 year 2013
CARF International: Community Services: Community Housing- 3 year 2013
CARF International: Community Services: Community Integration- 3 year 2013
CARF International: Employment Services: Employment Services Coordination- 3 year 2013


Newton YMCA

Newton Needham Chamber of Commerce

Association of Developmental Disabilities Providers
Schools in Brookline, Newton and Needham
City of Newton 

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Foundation Comments


Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 96
Number of Part Time Staff 16
Number of Volunteers 12
Number of Contract Staff 4
Staff Retention Rate % 98%

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 43
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 1
Caucasian: 73
Hispanic/Latino: 5
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 72
Male: 50
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Management Succession Plan No
Business Continuity of Operations Plan Yes
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy --
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes
State Registration Exempt

Risk Management Provisions

Accident and Injury Coverage
Automobile Insurance and Umbrella or Excess Insurance
Commercial General Liability
Computer Equipment and Software
Directors and Officers Policy
Disability Insurance
Employee Benefits Liability
Employee Dishonesty
Employment Practices Liability
General Property Coverage
Improper Sexual Conduct/Sexual Abuse
Medical Health Insurance
Professional Liability
Property in Transit and Off Premises
Special Event Liability
Umbrella or Excess Insurance
Workers Compensation and Employers' Liability
Workplace Violence

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. Peter Mahler
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Board Chair Term Sept 2014 - Aug 2017
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Allen Davis The Brighton Company Voting
Mary Flynn Retired Voting
Jim Giammarinaro Community Volunteer Voting
Marshall Hughes Roxbury Community College Voting
John Lynch Community Volunteer Voting
Peter Mahler Harris Hollister, Inc. Voting
Michael Markowitz Community Volunteer Voting
Justin Sallaway The Price Center Exofficio
Greg Schaffert Target Voting
Brian Sullivan Community Volunteer Voting
Denise Yurkofsky Community Volunteer Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 9
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 2
Male: 8
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % --
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 73%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes

Standing Committees

  • --
  • Board Governance
  • Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
  • Executive
  • Finance
  • Human Resources / Personnel
  • Nominating
  • Program / Program Planning
  • Real Estate
  • Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Foundation Comments



Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

Fiscal Year July 01, 2015 to June 30, 2016
Projected Income $5,196,949.00
Projected Expense $5,219,949.00
Form 990s

2014 990

2013 990

2012 990

2011 990

2010 990

2009 990

Audit Documents

2015 Audited Financials

2014 Audited Financials

2013 Audited Financials

2012 Audited Financials

2011 Audited Financials

2010 Audited Financials

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Total Revenue $5,980,536 $5,484,840 $5,255,613
Total Expenses $5,474,094 $5,327,464 $5,198,573

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
-- -- --
Government Contributions $4,738,876 $4,415,504 $4,322,067
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified $4,738,876 $4,415,504 $4,322,067
Individual Contributions $301,237 $375,722 $346,424
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $300,863 $283,028 $265,383
Investment Income, Net of Losses $352,362 $125,230 $64,497
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events $287,198 $285,356 $257,242
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other -- -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Program Expense $4,741,697 $4,506,929 $4,432,414
Administration Expense $524,721 $569,510 $558,528
Fundraising Expense $207,676 $251,025 $207,631
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.09 1.03 1.01
Program Expense/Total Expenses 87% 85% 85%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 4% 5% 4%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Total Assets $12,711,073 $6,607,709 $6,403,347
Current Assets $3,015,606 $1,440,662 $1,267,097
Long-Term Liabilities $615,869 $2,047,709 $2,088,023
Current Liabilities $7,322,837 $288,200 $277,387
Total Net Assets $4,772,367 $4,271,800 $4,037,937

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
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? Yes
Capital Campaign Purpose Purchase of land/building to consolidate programs currently located in diverse locations and to expand programming to further meet the needs of developmentally disabled individuals.
Campaign Goal $4,000,000.00
Capital Campaign Dates 2014 - 2019
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount $2,345,065.00
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 0.41 5.00 4.57

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 5% 31% 33%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in charts and graphs is per the organization's IRS Form 990 for fiscal year 2013 and per the audited financials for fiscal years 2012 and 2011.  Contributions from foundations and corporations are listed under individuals when the breakout was not available.


Other Documents

No Other Documents currently available.


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