Anne Peretz is the founder of The Family Center, Inc., a family therapy clinic and family support program geared to low income and immigrant families. The Family Center (now known as The Parenting Journey) extends its reach through the development of therapeutic curricula for parents and families, and by training front line human service workers and school liaisons. There are currently over 500 Parenting Journey sites in several cities and Anne has recently developed a comparable program in Burundi. Anne has been a consultant to the Massachusetts Department of Social Services Community Connections program and is a developer of the Boston Foundation’s Community Building curriculum. She has lectured on strategies for change in families and communities at Cambridge College and has led seminars for the Institute of Social and Economic Policy on the Middle East, Kennedy School, Harvard University and chaired the Phillips Brooks House Advisory Board for 18 years. She has been a board member of a number of community organizations, and worked with Al Gore to develop Family Reunion conferences over 12 years. Anne has a B.A. from Smith College and an M.S.W. from Simmons School of Social Work and is a family therapist. She is also a practicing artist whose work was represented by the Salander O’Reilly Galleries in New York City. Her most recent exhibitions have been at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum.