Maggi Sanderson holds a B.A. in English from Smith College and has been involved with admissions and marketing for special needs/therapeutic programs for over 20 years. She assisted Eric M. Plakun, M.D., at the Austen Riggs Center in admissions and in his research and subsequent contributions to the DSM-III in defining diagnostic criteria for narcissistic, borderline, and schizotypal personality disorders and schizophrenia.
For eight years she served as Director of Admissions at The DeSisto School in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, where she also supervised family casework, coordinated interdepartmental IEP development and implementation, pursued funding options for students, and served as an advocate for students and families.
Maggi traveled extensively as Director of Outreach for The King George School in Sutton, Vermont, and as regional representative for referral development for Brown Schools, Inc. A staunch proponent of the arts and historic preservation, Maggi has also served as dramaturg and assisted both Managing and Artistic Directors at the Berkshire Theatre Festival. She has also served as Director of Marketing and Visitor Services at Hancock Shaker Village, an historic museum in Western Massachusetts celebrating the lifestyle and contributions of the Shakers.
The joys of her life are her grandchildren and her cat. Maggi enjoys reading, writing, cooking and the theatre in her spare time.