Expert in School-Based Public Health
Margaret Hannah, M.Ed. GCEC, is Executive Director of the Freedman Center for Child and Family Development at William James College. She received her master’s degree in education with a concentration in community counseling and psychology from the University of Miami. She holds a Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching from William James College and has completed two years of coursework in the Doctoral Program for Leadership Psychology at William James College. Ms. Hannah has worked in schools, agencies, and businesses for over 25 years, designing and developing programs and facilitating leadership programs, parent support groups, and evidence based prevention programs. She has served as a project director for three federal grants for the delivery of mental health services within schools, and a grant to integrate mental health services between schools and community agencies. She serves on several committees and task forces within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts advocating for mental health and wellness services, including the Massachusetts Academy of Pediatrics Mental Health Task Force, Governor’s Commission on Post-Partum Depression, Stakeholder Group for the Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative, City of Newton City-wide Emergency Response Team (CERT) and Newton Wellesley Hospital Community Benefits Advisory Council. In addition to serving as Executive Director of the Freedman Center at William James College, Ms. Hannah teaches in the School Psychology Department as Adjunct Faculty and has a small coaching practice where her area of expertise focuses on helping individuals and teams gain clarity of role and build competencies and confidence for success.