Jennifer Baublitz

Jennifer Baublitz, Executive Director

Executive Director of the Brookfield Institute, as well as an adjunct professor at Assumption University for the Rehabilitation and Human Services and School Counseling Departments. Jennifer received her Master of Arts Degree in School Counseling as well as her Continued Advanced Graduate Degree in Resilience for the Helping Professional from Assumption University where she currently teaches courses in the Fundamentals of School Counseling and Building Resilience for Service Members, Veterans and their Families. Her experience as a military spouse of over 20 years, coupled with her background in mental health and family supports, serves as the catalyst for her work with non-profit organizations to create community-based programming to build resilience for the military and veteran population. Email Jennifer.

Donald, “Donny”, Longley

Donald Longley, Chief Operations Officer

Chief Operations Officer for the Brookfield Institute. He served in the United States Air Force from 2001 to 2007 as a Crew Chief at Dyess Air Force Base in Texas. During his service, Donny was Awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal for deployment to Iraq, and the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal for Outstanding service. Donny holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition, is a Registered Dietitian, and local artist. Email Donny.

Dr. Beverly Prestwood-Taylor

Dr. Beverly Prestwood-Taylor

Original founder and former leader of The Brookfield Institute (now HomeFront Strong). She is a retired pastor, most recently service at the Athol Congregational Church, UCC. She is an organizational consultant in communications and conflict transformation and is certified in Community Education in Trauma Healing. Beverly has been working with veterans and military families since 2009. Email Beverly.


Kevin Lambert

Long-time consultant of the Brookfield Institute (now HomeFront Strong), former Program Development Administrator at NEADS World Class Service Dogs, and former Director of Special Populations with the Department of Veterans Affairs in Massachusetts. He is a combat veteran from the United States Army Infantry having served with the 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team out of Fairbanks Alaska from December 2004 - December 2007.  Kevin was a despondent machine gunner and served in Iraq August 2005 - December 2006.