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Board of Trustees: Board President

Kristen Cloonan


Kristen Cloonan has been a DCD parent since 2014. Prior to joining the DCD community, Kristen and her family lived in Sydney, Australia while her husband Mike was on assignment there. Presently caring for her family full-time, Kristen previously worked in Medical Affairs for Biogen, Inc. and held roles in sales and marketing for Elan Pharmaceuticals and Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. During her time at DCD, Kristen has served as co-chair of Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day, as a member of the Community Outreach Committee, and as an Admissions Ambassador. She and Mike have also been Annual Fund Ambassadors and Class Parents. Kristen joined the Board of Trustees in 2016 and currently serves as the Chair of the Committee on Trustees. She was a member of the Strategic Planning Committee and currently sits on the Diversity Committee and the Advancement Committee. The Cloonans live in Needham with their four children, Kathryn (DCD ’17), Colleen, Evelyn (DCD ’23), and Joseph (DCD ’24).


Kristen holds a B.A. in Psychology and Pre-Medical Science from The College of the Holy Cross and a MSc. in Health Evaluation Sciences from The University of Virginia.