Sheryl Field, the Executive Director, is a certified Feldenkrais practitioner and teacher with more than 20 years of full-time clinical experience using Functional IntegrationÃ¢â€žÂ¢ to improve the functioning of children with motor disorders.
Sheryl trained with Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais in Israel and in the United States. She is one of the few Feldenkrais practitioners in the world who has extended the method to working with infants and children.
During her 20 years of experience using the Feldenkrais Method of Functional IntegrationÃ¢â€žÂ¢, Sheryl has observed much greater improvement in children with motor disorders than is currently reported with other therapies. She has recently submitted a research proposal to the National Institutes of Health to test the efficacy of the Feldenkrais Method scientifically.
Neil Boyle, PresidentÃ‚Â Neil is the parent of Sean, a child with cerebral palsy who has benefited greatly from Sheryl's use of The Feldenkrais Method. Based on Sean's and other children's response to therapy, he is convinced The Field Center can help hundreds if not thousands of additional children just like them. He works with the board to raise awareness of the therapy's benefits with parents of physically-challenged children and their physicians. Neil is a veteran of the pharmaceutical industry.
Dewey Storms, TreasurerÃ‚Â Dewey joined TFC in 2006 as Treasurer. He is retired from over 20 years with Lockheed Martin IMS where he was Senior Vice President of International Marketing. He is active in community affairs in Montclair NJ, serving as Commissioner on the Board of the Montclair Parking Authority, President of the Board of Trustees of the First United Methodist Church, and member of the Board of the Mount Hebron Cemetery Association. He also volunteers with the American Cancer Society.
Nancy Rosenbloom, SecretaryÃ‚Â Nancy joined TFC in 2001 as a board member and has served as secretary for several years. She has been an attorney with The Legal Aid Society in NYC since 1988, now serving as Director of the Juvenile Rights Practice's Special Litigation Unit. She is on the boards of the Hetrick-Martin Institute and the Northern New Jersey Maternal-Child Health Consortium.
Linda Kerr BowersÃ‚Â Linda has been a board member, President, and Treasurer of TFC, serving since its founding in 1999. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) with more than ten years' experience on Wall Street as a senior portfolio manager as well as institutional and middle market fixed income sales. She has also served as a board member at Union Congregational Nursery School and has been active in school-related charitable activities.
Tracy Ehrlich, Ph.D.Ã‚Â Tracy joined the board in 2006. She holds a doctorate in the History of Art from Columbia University (1995) and has taught at Columbia, Vassar, Rutgers and The Bard Graduate Center
Sheldon Feldman, M.D. FACSÃ‚Â Shelly joined the board in 2006. He is a surgeon, and serves as Chief of the Louis Venet M.D. Comprehensive Breast Service and the Division Chief for Breast Surgery at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. He is involved in many professional organizations and publications.
Martha Nowycky, Ph.D.Ã‚Â Martha has been on TFC's board since 2000 She is Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Previously she was on the Faculty at the Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and Yale University. Her research interest is in brain function.
Amy PomplianoÃ‚Â Amy Pompliano was most recently on the management team for J.P.Morgan's Alternative Research platform. Prior to this role, Amy was a Managing Director Principal and Associate Director of Equity Research at Bear, Stearns & Co. She spent the prior 11 years at J.P.Morgan in research management, product marketing, sales and operations.
Susan RossÃ‚Â Susan joined TFC's board in 2007. She is Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at the Montclair Cooperative School
Gayle SaundersÃ‚Â Gayle joined the board in 2006. She is an artist/metalsmith and teacher, who attended the RIT School for American Craftsmen and holds a degree from the Tyler School or Art at Temple University. She has also participated in the New York Feldenkrais Training Program.
John Steidl, C.S.W.Ã‚Â John has been a board member and President of TFC, serving since 2000. He is former Director of Resident and Intern Training Clinic and Director of Family Therapy at the Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital and Adjunct Associate Professor in Department of Psychiatry at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
Susan TeeterÃ‚Â Susan joined TFC's board in 2000. She is head women's swimming coach at Princeton University, and has managed the U.S. Women's Olympic Swim Team. She is a consultant for Speedo, and has received a "Master Coach" award from the College Coaches Association.
All board members and officers contribute to TFC and also are responsible for the bulk of the non-foundation fundraising.
Michael Alexander, M.D.
Tom Conk, C.P.A.
Burris Duncan, M.D.
Fred Hirchenfang, M.D.