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Judy Raper, Associate Dean of Community Engagement
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OASIS Advisory Board

Daniel Cantor Yalowitz, Ed.D.

Daniel Cantor Yalowitz, Ed.D., is an intercultural and developmental psychologist. After a long academic career in higher education as faculty and administrator, he now consults and trains in conflict transformation, intercultural communication, and multiple, social, and emotional intelligences around the US and the world. Daniel is an avid photographer, gardener, kayaker, and community builder. He loves to play, laugh, write, and sing.

Wendy Iseman, MSW

Wendy Iseman, MSW, is a retired social worker, health educator and development director with 35 years of experience in non-profit management, fundraising and program development. She has extensive experience working with older adults in health education, volunteer management, and Senior College program planning.

Janet L. Castleman, PhD

Janet Castleman has her doctorate in developmental psychology and spent her career working in higher education. Prior to her retirement in 2018, she served as Dean of the School of Continuing Education at Providence College for approximately ten years. She devoted her professional life to helping adults complete college, and remains passionate about the transformative power of education.

Denise Favro Schwartz

Denise Favro Schwartz has a lifelong interest in discovering beauty in the natural world and attempting to understand and document the place of humans in it. Her career path includes serving as communications manager, College of Education, University of Massachusetts Amherst; marketing director and general manager, Fairfield Mall, Chicopee; executive director, Greenfield Business Association; freelance writer; marketing director, School for International Training, Brattleboro, Vermont.

Judy Raper, Associate Dean for Community Engagement

Judy has worked in higher education for 32 years, and has served in various roles the last 13 years at GCC. She began volunteering with older adults at a young age and has now joined that demographic herself! She received a BS in Elementary Education at Indiana University in 1986. Her Masters and Doctoral Degrees were earned at the University of Vermont in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration, and Leadership and Policy Studies in 1988 and 1999 respectively.

Chad Fuller

Chad Fuller is a community builder with 20 years in the democratic schools (8th graduate Sudbury Valley School), intentional communities (served on the board for Fellowship of Intentional Communities) and presence with the start of the Neighbor to Neighbor (Beacon Hill) movements. He currently consults municipalities, non-profits, leadership teams, businesses, community land trusts and grass roots organizations in fostering natural helping networks and social support systems. His graduate level training is in Organization and Community Development with an additional 10 years in each of the health and mental health care fields.

Kristin Cole

Kristin Cole is the Interim Associate Director of Workforce Development & Community Education at Greenfield Community College. She is responsible for managing GCC’s Workforce Development Unit, which offers critical learning opportunities to businesses and individuals seeking employment and credentials to obtain and/or maintain employment.

Henry Leuchtman

Henry Leuchtman lives in Greenfield with his wife, Pat. Prior to retirement, he worked in IT for 35 years and taught computer science and geography as adjunct faculty at GCC in the past. More recently, he has “graduated” to taking courses at GCC as a student, which he enjoys greatly. He is very interested in fostering a stronger relationship between the college and the older adult community in this region.