• Membership Committee: Chair, Stephen Burns and Tony Pelusi 
    • Recruits new members; creates procedures for maintaining ongoing communication with current members, recommends member benefits, updates member directory, plans events for members, (including Meet and Greets).


  • Legislative/Judicial Committee: Alisa Hacker and Patricia Brady, Co- Chairs and Emmanuel Dockter
    • Maintains a watch on family and family court-related legislation; reports to the board from time to time as needed; guides board discussion of legislative issues as needed.


  • Annual Conference Committee: Chair: Mira Z. Levitt; Lisa Gallagher  Vicki L. Shemin,  Donna Feinberg Rachwal, Alex Jones, Jessica Greenwald O'Brien, Jonathan Fields, David Medoff, Lesley Goldsmith, and Bob Zibbell


  • Symposium Committee: ​Co-chairs: Donna Feinberg Rachwal, Alisa Hacker, Katherine Potter, Jennifer Clapp, Vicki L. Shemin
    • In consultation with the Board, plans and coordinates annual educational event with dinner; with assistance of Chapter Administrator, arranges all details re: date, location, food, speakers, materials, etc. The Symposium will take place in January 2018.


  • Round Table: Chair: Kelly A. Flynn Zawistowski , Claudette-Jean Girard, Amy Koenig
    • Plans and carries out interdisciplinary discussion panels in locations across the state, usually as a follow-up to the issues presented at the annual chapter conference. Roundtables provide educational benefits to members at no cost.


  • Newsletter: Tony Pelusi, Chair and Vicki Shemin
    • Complies and publishes the chapter newsletter 2-4 times annually.


  • Nominating Committee: Chair: Donna Feinberg Rachwal; Patricia Brady, Jennifer Clapp
    • Chaired by the immediate past president, recruits new board members and officers as needed; with assistance of Chapter Administrator, prepares slate for elections, carries out elections in accordance with the bylaws.


  • Substance Abuse: Patricia Brady, Donna Feinberg Rachwal, Stephanie Tabashneck, Harry Somers


  • Directory / Website / Listserv: Josh Hoch
    • Oversees, updates, and re-designs as needed these electronic methods for communication among chapter members.


Get Involved: Members, if you are interested in joining one of these committees, please contact one of the chairs. All are welcome!

2018 - 2019 Committees 

MA AFCC committees