meet the Team

founder

Erin McGaffigan, Ph.D., MSW, MS 

Dr. McGaffigan has been recognized by her peers and clients, time and time again, for her critical analysis, problem solving, productivity, efficiency, and overall integrity in all that she does. She developed Collective Insight, LLC to share her strategies with others who work to support the “collective good.”

Dr. McGaffigan, as the founder and leader for a certified woman-owned business, has extensive experience in the area of community-based long-term services and supports for elders and people with diverse disabilities. Her expertise includes research on consumer advisory committee practices; the development of participant direction models; the creation of innovative peer support strategies; and the engagement of cross-disability advocacy groups in policy design and research. Dr. McGaffigan has assumed various consultant roles since 2006, including her most recent work informing the development of long-term services and support models for managed care as well as working with peer groups to develop new opportunities for peer expansion. She currently serves as an Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Aging and Social Policy (JASP), and has maintained a Research and Development Fellowship with the LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston since September of 2017. Dr. McGaffigan and Collective Insight have been awarded three separate evaluations for federally-funded grants that develop and expand addiction peer recovery supports within Massachusetts.

Prior to these roles, Ms. McGaffigan was the Public Policy Lead at Boston College’s National Resource Center for Participant-Directed Services where she developed and managed the Center’s public policy agenda and stakeholder engagement strategies. Ms. McGaffigan received a Master’s of Science in Public Policy from the University of Massachusetts, Boston and a Master’s in Social Work with a concentration in Community Organization, Public Policy and Administration from Boston College. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, where she focused her dissertation research on the complex factors and related outcomes of consumer engagement practices.

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE AND OPERATIONS

Kathryn Ordway, BS​

Kathryn received her Bachelor of Science, Finance at Bentley University. Kathryn’s career spans more than 25 years and her primary areas of expertise include budget and financial planning, human resources, and policy and process development.

Prior to joining Collective Insight, LLC, Kathryn worked at Harvard Law School as the Assistant Director of Finance and Associate Director of Human Resources, serving as Interim Dean of Human Resources for part of her time there. Kathryn also worked at Massachusetts Institute of Technology as the Assistant Director of Finance.

Kathryn developed a love for cycling a few years ago and currently rides over 1,000 miles a year with Chasing a Cure, a charity cycling group of that raise money to fight Multiple Sclerosis.

PROJECT MANAGER,

PEER RECOVERY EVALUATIONS

Kimberly Wamback, BA​

Kimberly received her Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in social work from University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. She has more than 20 years of experience working with elders and people with disabilities.

Ms. Wamback initiated her career by providing direct support and then program management for Road to Responsibilities’ day and vocational services supporting people with various disabilities. For the past 12 years, Ms. Wamback supported research and informed policy while holding various roles within the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS). She has addressed a wide range of long-term service and support focus areas, including employment, financial literacy, transportation, participant direction, medical school curricula, and stakeholder engagement. Ms. Wamback assisted in the successful implementation of three Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) grants administered by UMMS on behalf of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She was an instrumental player in applying the disability philosophy “nothing about us without us” by bringing state policy administrators and stakeholders from various disability and aging communities together to examine participant direction models and improve home and community based service options. Ms. Wamback’s most recent work included the outreach and engagement of a wide range of Medicaid Waiver providers to support individuals to transfer from nursing facilities into their communities.

Ms. Wamback is an avid swimmer, cyclist, and runner, and Iron Woman, completing two triathlons consisting of a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and 26.2 mile run. She volunteers extensively within her community at local soup kitchens and spent several years being an active board member and President of the Central Mass Striders running club (a 700+ member organization) as well as being on the Executive Board for Central Mass Multisport. Ms. Wamback is passionate about helping others to lead a fulfilling, healthy lifestyle within their own community.

technical writer and RESEARCH ASSISTANT 

Missy Destrampe, BA​

Missy Destrampe received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a major in English and a minor in Psychology. Prior to her employment with Collective Insight, Ms. Destrampe assumed roles that included human resources, marketing, product development, and community relations.

 

Ms. Destrampe comes to Collective Insight with tremendous skills in technical writing, market-based research, and product development. Her primary focus at Collective Insight is policy  analysis, reporting, and the development of easy to read tools and reports for our clients. Her most recent work includes the support and management of a peer-based advisory committee and various work groups. 

 

technical writer and RESEARCH ASSISTANT 

Missy Destrampe, BA​

Missy Destrampe received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a major in English and a minor in Psychology. Prior to her employment with Collective Insight, Ms. Destrampe assumed roles that included human resources, marketing, product development, and community relations.

 

Ms. Destrampe comes to Collective Insight with tremendous skills in technical writing, market-based research, and product development. Her primary focus at Collective Insight is policy  analysis, reporting, and the development of easy to read tools and reports for our clients. Her most recent work includes the support and management of a peer-based advisory committee and various work groups. 

 

technical writer and RESEARCH ASSISTANT 

Missy Destrampe, BA​

Missy Destrampe received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a major in English and a minor in Psychology. Prior to her employment with Collective Insight, Ms. Destrampe assumed roles that included human resources, marketing, product development, and community relations.

 

Ms. Destrampe comes to Collective Insight with tremendous skills in technical writing, market-based research, and product development. Her primary focus at Collective Insight is policy  analysis, reporting, and the development of easy to read tools and reports for our clients. Her most recent work includes the support and management of a peer-based advisory committee and various work groups. 

 

Social Media Manager and Research Coordinator

Sophia Webber​

Sophia recently graduated high school with honors, after achieving more than 200 hours of community service volunteering in a Thai orphanage as well as serving within her community. Sophia was awarded the Lowenstein Academic Excellence Award for her work managing an educational farm and garden; this allowed her to attend Conserve School, a selective semester-long environmental stewardship program. Her senior year of high school, Sophia taught music at a local montessori school. She created a curriculum that explored the complex history of Jazz, Funk, and Hip hop, their importance in social movements, and encouraged students to participate in musical activities at all levels of ability. She also received the Judge’s Choice Award at State competition for extemporaneous speech both years she competed.

 

Currently, Sophia is a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin- Madison, where she is studying to attain a Bachelor of Science in Community and Environmental Sociology as well as certificates in Global Health, Food Systems, and Gender and Women’s studies. She works for Collective Insight managing social media and developing broader communication strategies as well as conducting web-based research.

 

Consultant

Christina Battista​

Christina Battista is a motivational speaker who holds a Master's in Program for Rehabilitation Counseling from Salve Regina University in Rhode Island. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from Rhode Island College. Christina has worked as a Peer Navigator at the Rhode Island Parent Information Network and as the co-coordinator of the Rhode Island Developmental Disabilities Council's Cross Disability Coalition. Christina currently serves on the RI Statewide Independent Living Council and the RI State Rehabilitation Council and previously served on the Personal Choice Advisory Board, the National Participant Network Board, and the LivingRite Advisory Committee. Christina loves the opportunity to share her story and meet new people.

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with the Massachusetts' Supplier Diversity Office

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