"We cannot always  
build the future for our youth, but  
we can build our youth for the future."

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Allyson Gay

Allyson Gay
Special Assistant to CEO

Why Foster Skills?
Allyson has always had a passion for adoption law, being an adoptee herself. Allyson coached youth soccer while growing up and has always been involved in helping others. She was a volunteer youth mentor for Adoption and Foster Care (AFC) Mentoring. While at Northeastern, she has had two articles published, "The Law of Adoption: A Time for Change" as well as "Reforming the Insanity Defense: A Need for a Psychological Defect Plea". She has shown a profound interest in making a change in the laws of adoption and foster care. Through her experiences as an adoptee and as a mentor at AFC Mentoring, Allyson is hopeful that she can make a real difference in the lives of the children we encounter.

Outside of Foster Skills:
Allyson has worked for ProMutual Group, a medical malpractice liability insurance firm; Martin, Magnuson, McCarthy & Kenney, a medical malpractice defense law firm in Boston; and Melick, Porter & Shea a civil defense law firm in Boston.

Fun fact:
Allyson is a sports guru.

"Allyson is not only exceptionally intelligent, but also has a dedicated and tireless work ethic. Allyson's analytical and organizational skills are refined beyond her years."
John F. Rooney III, Attorney and Member, Melick, Porter & Shea

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