Advisory Board

The Honorable Justice Jose Sanchez, Judge Sanchez is the Associate Justice of the Essex County Juvenile Court.  He has been a supporter of Harvey Girls and Debbie’s Treasure Chest for years.  He was a great friend of Debbie D’Iorio.

Chief Joseph Solomon, Joe is the chief of police in Methuen, MA. He has been instrumental in the community policing of neighborhoods in the Merrimack Valley. Chief Solomon has been an avid supporter of local youth and Debbie’s Treasure Chest.

J. Michael Abrams, PhD., Dr. Abrams is the clinical director of General Psychological Associates. He is a local expert in the areas of educational resources and advocacy for children.  He has supported the efforts for Maxine and Talia for years.

Alyssa Altman, Alyssa is a vice president with Sapient Nitro. She is also funds the new Marcia and Fred Altman Community Service Initiative named in honor of her inspiring parents. 

Michelle Arevalo, Michelle taught in the Lawrence Public Schools for decades. She has worked with many clients that have utilized the services provided by Harvey Girls, Inc. Her classroom was one of the many beneficiaries of Debbie’s Treasure Chest’s donations of school supplies and books.

Leanne Bellerose, Leanne has been a social worker with the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families for over a decade. She has extensive experience in working with youth and families at risk. She currently works in the Children in Need of Assistance Unit. 

June Black, June is the District Director for Congresswomen Niki Tsongas. June is a strong community supporter and has served on many boards in the greater Lawrence community.

Phil DeCologero, Phil is currently a Selectman in the town of North Andover. Formally, he was part of the senior staff for the mayor of Methuen, where he first became an advocate for Debbie’s Treasure Chest.

Fred Fehrmann, Fred is one of the principles of National Fiber Technology. His creativity and craftsmanship have been instrumental in Harvey Girls, Inc’s success. He is the major donor of the Mary Lou Coat Drive to honor the memory of his beloved mother Mary Lou Ferhmann. 

Jessica Licata, Jessica has distinguished herself among her peers by receiving the Gold Presidential Service Award this past year. Jessica is a junior at Central Catholic High School and has volunteered at Debbie’s Treasure Chest since she was seven years old.

Aaron Sirkman, Aaron is proud to serve on the advisory board to honor the memory of his beloved mother Susan Paul Sirkman.  He has supported both Maxine and Talia throughout their lives and often assists Harvey Girls Inc with his remarkable writing skills.

Alexander Sirkman, like his twin brother Aaron, Alexander has been instrumental in the development of the Susan Paul Sirkman Leadership program providing guidance to Talia in her efforts to recruit young leaders. Alexander has worked with many nonprofits and was instrumental in assisting in Harvey Girls, Inc receive its 501(3)(c) status with the Internal Revenue Service.

Linda Soucy, Linda is one of the principles and founders of the Methuen Arlington Neighborhood, Inc. MAN Inc was the former fiscal agent of Debbie’s Treasure Chest. MAN Inc and Harvey Girls, Inc are partners in their respective goals to assist local families in need.

Danielle Sullivan Murray, Danielle is a probation officer in the Lawrence District Court. Danielle is very involved as a facilitator in the Lawrence DIstrict Court specialty drug court working with clients in their recovery from addiction. She is also actively involved in the SPS Leadership Project.

Susan Tucker, Susan currently works for ACI Worldwide Inc as a senior financial analyst. She is a former local Girl Scout Leader. She is a tremendous supporter of the efforts of Maxine and Talia to assist local families. She has been a great asset in the toy and coat drives for the past years.