We are pleased to announce that Sue Costello, LICSW, and Maureen Powers, both residents of Arlington, have been appointed to our Board of Directors.

“Sue and Maureen bring to our board a wealth of professional experience and expertise in the fields of social work and human resources,” said The Children’s Room’s Philanthropy Director Kim Cayer. “We are proud to welcome Sue and Maureen to our board, and I am confident that they will help us advance our work serving grieving children, teens, and families.”


Sue Costello, LICSW

Sue is a clinical social worker at the Boston Children’s Hospital Neighborhood Partnerships Program, Training and Access Project (TAP). In her role, Sue provides training and consultation to Boston Public Schools on strengthening social-emotional supports and behavioral health systems and protocols. Prior to working at Children’s Hospital, Sue was a home-based clinician with Family Services of Greater Boston.

Sue first became involved with The Children’s Room fifteen years ago, following the death of her husband. She and her two sons received support in our biweekly peer support groups for three years.

“The Children’s Room helped me and my sons tremendously while we were grieving the death of my husband,” Sue says. “I can’t imagine getting through that very painful period without the support of The Children’s Room and its amazing staff and volunteers. I am so proud the way that Arlington’s families and businesses have supported The Children’s Room over the years. “

In addition to being a new Board member at The Children’s Room, Sue is also a member of First Parish Arlington Unitarian Universalist church, where she serves on the Racial Justice Coordinating Committee.

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Maureen Powers

Maureen first became involved with The Children’s Room as a donor ten years ago. “I have long admired The Children’s Room and believe in its mission,” says Maureen. “I am delighted to have the opportunity to work more closely with the organization as a Board member.”

A sought after human resources consultant, Maureen brings to The Children’s Room twenty-five years of experience partnering with business leaders to develop strategic and practical human resources strategies. She served as a senior human resources business partner with Cubist Pharmaceuticals in Lexington, and held steadily increased levels of responsibility until she became Senior Vice President of Human Resources.

Currently, Maureen has her own human resources consulting practice providing highly strategic and practical help to various organizations.

Welcome to our board, Sue and Maureen!