Our Team

Pamela Seigle is Executive Director of Courage & Renewal Northeast, a Circle of Trust® facilitator, and founder of the nationally recognized Open Circle Program, a social and emotional learning program based at the Wellesley Centers for Women, Wellesley College. She is a co-developer of the Call to Care Initiative of the Mind and Life Institute. Pamela is a community activist, and a former Trustee of the Boston 3ofusPublic Library and board member of the Conservatory Lab Charter School in Boston, MA.

Lisa Sankowski  is Associate Director of Courage & Renewal Northeast and a Circle of Trust® facilitator. She has worked for over twenty-five years in leadership roles in non-profit organizations that serve adults and children in creative learning environments—including the Boston Children’s Museum and the Open Circle Social Competency Program.

Chip Wood has been an activist in the fields of education and child development for the past forty years and has extensive experience as a classroom teacher and principal in both public and private schools. He was a co-founder and co-developer of The Responsive Classroom® approach and is author of Yardsticks: Children in the Classroom Ages 4-14, Teaching for Equity, and co-author of Responsive School Discipline: Essentials for Elementary School Leaders. He is also a Circle of Trust® facilitator.