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Robert Ferber, MD

Robert is a retired physician whose career has spanned private office practice, hospitalist work, and roles in hospital administration particularly focused on electronic medical records, quality, and innovation. As the father of an adult daughter with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Robert has long tried to envision a safe and supportive living situation that will promote the best life for her in the community. Robert knows that there are many other people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who would benefit from available and affordable housing that promotes both independence and community and is excited to work with IndependentWorks to help make such dreams a reality.
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Marguerite Rhodes, MA
Board Member

Marguerite Rhodes has been active with IndependentWorks for several years along with her daughter Emily.  Marguerite has an MA in Rehab Counseling and a BA in Education which has prepared her to work as a teacher, employment specialist, and a curriculum coordinator at a day program for neurodiverse individuals.  She has been a strong advocate for issues pertaining to inequality in housing, employment and livable wages for direct care professionals.  We are very happy that Marguerite is willing to give so much of her time and effort to working with us!
Mary Beth received her Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Michigan afterwards founded the clinical pharmacy services at both the Cleveland Clinic and New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She later received her MBA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in entrepreneurship and innovation during that time she became the founding President of TransitionsFoundation-NC. This non-profit helps students with autism transition to community college in hopes of gaining employment. Her passion for autism services stems from her son and she knows with the right services they can flourish as adults and be productive members of society.  
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Captain Guy Simmons,  USN, Retired

Board Member

Federally Qualified Health Centers: 25 years, including board chair and finance committee chair. Education: chair of one school board and member of 3 others, president of A Better Chance chapter, chair of college foundation board. Veteran services: vice commander and member of Disabled American Veterans, etc. United Way fundraising, allocation, and audit; president of 2 UW agencies. Habitat for Humanity: ReStore volunteer and worker on 8 houses. Leader in United States Navy, Massachusetts State Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, Air Force Auxiliary/Civil Air Patrol, Sea Cadet Corps. Lions Club: president.

Mary Beth Bobek, PharmD

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