COVID-19 Safety, Health & Facilities Working Group

This group of scientists, doctors, educators, and families advises CPS on key COVID-19 health, safety, and facilities questions and provides recommendations to the Superintendent as needed.


  • Carolyn Turk, Ed.D., CPS Deputy Superintendent
  • Jill Crittenden, PhD, MIT; Co-chair, COVID-19 Cambridge Expert Advisory Panel; Member, & CPS Parent
  • Mary Elizabeth Cranton, Math Interventionist, Cambridge Street Upper School and CEA Executive Board
  • Lisa Dobberteen, MD, Pediatrician & Medical Director, School Health and Public Health Programs
  • Helen Jenkins, PhD, BU School of Public Health & CPS parent
  • William McDonald, CRLS Science Teacher; CEA Vice President
  • Jamie Lichtenstein, PhD, Emerson College & CPS parent
  • Tracy Rose-Tynes, MS, RN, Associate Chief, Clinical Services; Nurse Manager, School Health Services
  • Martin Aryee, Merkin Institute Fell at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard Assistant Professor in the Department of Biostatistics, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health Institute Member, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, CPS Parent
  • Margaret Jeram, Grade 5 Teacher, Morse School and CEA Health & Safety Committee
  • Alisa Khan, MD, MPH, Pediatric Hospitalist, Boston Children’s Hospital, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
  • Vedad Konjic, CPS Director of Facilities
  • Ena Valenzuela, Board Member Cambridge Special Education Parent Advisory Council & CPS Parent
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