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Boston College Center for Work & Family senior staff are available to speak with the media and present at conferences and corporate events on a variety of topics. Please contact Jennifer Sabatini Fraone, Associate Director of Marketing and Communications with media or speaking requests.

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Dr. Brad Harrington is Executive Director of the Boston College Center for Work & Family and Research Professor, Carroll School of Management. Prof. Harrington has more than 30 years’ experience educating, consulting and leading individuals and employers in implementing change. He is author of Career Management and Work-Life Integration and lead author of the study The New Dad: Caring, Committed and Conflicted. Brad holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Stonehill College, a Master's degree in Psychology from Boston College, and a Doctorate in Human Resource Development and Organization Development from Boston University.
 

Brad's areas of interest include the shifting roles of men and fathers, career management, work-life integration, culture change and organizational change. He is a frequent keynote speaker at national and international events. In addition to a regular Huffington Post column, Brad's work has been featured in Time, the New York Times, the Washington Post and many others. He has appeared on The Today Show, CNN, NECN, Fox 25 News, MPR, WBUR and more.
 

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Lauren Stiller Rikleen is the Executive-in-Residence at the Boston College Center for Work & Family and the president of the Rikleen Institute for Strategic Leadership.  She is the author of Ending the Gauntlet: Removing Barriers to Women’s Success in the Law and of Success Strategies for Women Lawyers, and is currently writing a book on the Millennials in the workplace.  A former law firm equity partner, Lauren has been recognized by her peers in Best Lawyers in America for the past 20 years.  Lauren is a graduate of Boston College Law School.
 

Lauren speaks and writes on the multi-generational workplace, Millennials in the workforce, women's advancement and wormen's leadership. She is a regular contributor to Forbes and HBR Blogs and has been fatured on Fox 25 News Work-Life Wednesday, NECN, and the Boston Globe.
 

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Debra Baldwin is the Director of Corporate Partnerships at the Boston College Center for Work and Family. In this role, she manages all aspects of member relations for the National and Global Roundtables. Debra brings over 20 years of experience in the work-life field, having served in various client relations and business development roles for WFD, ChildrenFirst, and Bright Horizons Family Solutions. She earned two Master’s degrees in Business Administration and Social Work from Boston College, as well as a Certificate in Gerontology.  Debra has broad knowledge of work-life issues with particular expertise in dependent care programs, and policies.

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Fred Van Deusen is a Senior Research Associate at the Boston College Center for Work & Family.  He manages research initiatives and custom projects, including the development of flexibility training and a global work-life toolkit for corporate partners of the Center.  Fred holds a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Northeastern University, and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Boston College.

Fred's areas of interest include the changing roles of men and fathers, financial wellness, workplace flexibility, and work-life strategy implementation. Fred has been directly involved in all of CWF’s research projects for the last five years, and was the lead author for the Overcoming the Implementation Gap study of flexible work arrangements in twenty leading companies. He has been quoted in The Globe and Mail and USA Today, and has presented at national conferences and corporate events.

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Jennifer Sabatini Fraone is Assistant Director at the Boston College Center for Work & Family. Jennifer directs the New England Work & Family Association (NEWFA), manages all Center marketing and develops and delivers training programs on workplace flexibility and other work-life topics.  Jennifer received her BS in Clinical Psychology from Tufts University and her Master of Social Work and Master of Business Administration from Boston College.

Jennifer enjoys speaking and writing about workplace flexibility, work-life balance, and working parents and has spoken at national conferences and corporate events. She is the founder of and regular contributor to the Fox 25 Boston Work-Life Wednesday monthly news segment. See her quoted in HR Executive, Boston.com, US News and on NPR Marketplace.