MEET THE TEAM

Learn more about our professionally trained staff

JENNIFER WILES, M.A., LMHC, BC-DMT

Director of HEARTplay, Camp Erin Boston, and Children's Services
at Beth Israel Lahey Health At Home (formerly CareGroup Parmenter Home Care & Hospice, Inc)
Jennifer is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist. Jennifer has served as the director of Children's Services, the HEARTplay program and Camp Erin Boston for the past eight years. Under Jennifer's direction, children's services has expanded significantly; bringing her award winning programs east to serve more grieving children. She is on the adjunct faculty of Lesley University's Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences, and an approved site supervisor for their Field Training Program.

KATIE McGRAIL, 
M.A., R-DMT

HEARTplay After-School & HEARTplay West
Pre-School Group Leader
Katie serves as Children's Services Coordinator at Beth Israel Lahey Health at Home (formerly CareGroup Parmenter Home Care & Hospice, Inc.) and as Assistant Director of Camp Erin Boston. She is a Registered Dance/Movement Therapist, a 200-certified yoga instructor, and is pursuing her LMHC. Katie's experience includes pre-bereavement and bereavement work with children and families, work with adults living with challenges including memory loss, homelessness, and acquired/traumatic brain injury as well as teaching dance and yoga to children and adults. In addition to dance and yoga, Katie enjoys reading, baking, and spending time outside!

AUDREY LaVALLEE, LMHC, BC-DMT

HEARTplay East Group Leader
Audrey is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist. Her experience includes work with elders and adults living with a wide range of challenges. She has enjoyed teaching and training therapists as adjunct faculty at Lesley University and Endicott College. She is passionate about dance and performs locally when she can spare time from her two young boys! She is continually fascinated and inspired by the capacity for movement to connect us to ourselves and to each other.

SARA KEARY,
PhD, LCSW

HEARTplay West Parent/Caregiver Support
Group Leader
Sara is a social worker with over 15 years experience working with older adults and their families. She has her bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Pittsburgh and her PhD in social work from Boston College. In addition to to her role as a hospice and palliative care social worker with Beth Israel Lahey Health at Home (formerly Caregroup Parmenter), Sara teaches at Boston College School of Social Work. Sara is committed to racial justice, social justice, and LGBTQ affirmative practice in all aspects of her work.

JON HAZILLA

HEARTplay Percussionist
Jon has been a Professor at Berklee College for twenty-nine years. He is a certified Hospice volunteer for Aseracare Hospice. He has volunteered with various humanitarian organizations. He is a Pastoral Associate at First Parish Unitarian Universalist church in Brookline, Massachusetts and teaches in the R. E. program. He has run forty marathons and one ultra. We are fortunate to have Jon bring his incredible experience as a musician and mentor to our HEARTplay groups.

KEN BARRINGER, M.A., LMHC

HEARTplay East 
Parent/Caregiver Support
Group Leader
Ken is the Director of the Academy of Physical and Social Development where he has worked since 1981. He is an adjunct faculty member at Lesley University Division of Counseling and Psychology. He is a consultant to public and private schools as well as mental health programs and summer camps. Ken has a private practice specializing in grief and loss.

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