The Professional Center for Child Development
Chris has been the Executive Director of The Professional Center for Child Development since 2017. Chris has 20 years of experience in the Special Education and Early Education fields as both an educator and Administrator. His work has included roles at The May Institute, Educational Consultants of New England, and as the Professional Development Group Manager at the Massachusetts Association of C766 Approved Private Schools (maaps). Prior to joining The Professional Center for Child Development, Chris worked for Community Teamwork in Lowell, where he was elevated to the role of Division Director, overseeing all childcare, Head Start, and youth programs. Chris currently serves on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee for the Massachusetts Association of Approved Private Special Education Schools (maaps); he also chairs the Professional Development Group Committee for the association. He is a member of the Fiscal Committee for Massachusetts Interagency Coordination Council for Early Intervention and is a member of the Advisory Council for the Lawrence Partnership, a public-private collaborative for economic and community development in the City of Lawrence, MA.
Chris lives in Amesbury, MA with his wife Laura Hunt (Teacher at River Valley Charter School) and children, Lydia (13) and Eva (10). In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and working on his house. He also enjoys coaching his daughter's softball team and being a member of the Amesbury Girls Youth Softball League Board of Directors. No matter the season, he enjoys spending time outside. In the winter, his favorite activity is downhill skiing and in the summer, he likes hiking and being around the water.
He is a graduate of Wheaton College and of Suffolk University’s Master of Public Administration program with honors. He later went on to earn certificates from Boston University (Non-Profit Management and Leadership), UCLA (Johnson and Johnson Head Start Fellow program, 2014) and Lowell’s Public Matters Program (2015).