Affiliate Consultants


Affiliate Consultants


Judy Perlman

Judy Perlman has worked as a nonprofit CEO in greater Boston and, nationally, as a consultant assigned by HUD to help communities throughout the US to strengthen their services and strategies to address homelessness.

In 2019, her collaborations with Pear Associates include working on projects related to strategic planning, helping social service agencies prepare for major state procurements, and winning approved-vendor status to facilitate city-level stakeholder engagements.


Mary Devlin

Mary Devlin has 30 years’ experience in nonprofit work and has held executive and senior leadership roles in both small single-service and large multi-service social service agencies. Mary consults to nonprofit agencies on organizational change: assessment of operational systems; development of strategic plans; creation of policies and procedures; new program development; and cultural competence training. She has presented on disability topics at state and national conferences and taught an organizational culture class at the UMass Institute of Community Inclusion.

Mary is a Board Member of the Cambridge Commission for Persons with Disabilities and a volunteer at the Cambridge Women’s Center.


Deb Beck

Deb Beck is Chief Creative Rabbit at BigBunny Marketing and Pear Associate’s graphic design partner. Through BigBunny Marketing, Deb’s creativity combines design with strategy in both print and electronic media. In addition to supporting Pear Associates clients Amoskeag Health and UMass Medical, BigBunny Marketing has executed communications and design initiatives for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and Fenway Community Health, among other clients. Deb has served on numerous professional panels, think tanks and creative collaborations and recently served on the Leadership Board of the MetroWest Chapter of the Polka Dot Powerhouse as the Social Media Director; where she helped to create brand standards and social media presence for this fastest growing chapter of this global organization.