NATICK — Realizing Children’s Strengths Learning Center in Natick recently announced the expansion of its board of directors with two new members joining the current five-member board.

John Snyder is the president of Amplified Insurance Partners in Westwood. Snyder founded and served as president of HCR Group Inc., an employee benefits and human resources consulting firm. He also worked with UNUM, Sun Life and HR Logic, a Fidelity Investments owned HR outsourcing company. Snyder, an alumnus of UMass Amherst where he earned a Bachelor of Science in business, is a member of the National Health Underwriters, and completed the Steinberg leadership program for the Anti-Defamation League.

“I’m looking forward to contributing my knowledge and resources for the benefit of RCS,” said Snyder. “Its cause and their community’s passion motivate me to assist with building key relationships, raising awareness and developing new sources of funding. I’ll leverage my experience in leadership, consensus building and problem solving to help them achieve their goals.”

Kenya Rutland is a consultant whose firm supports a global client list. Rutland is also a board member for Breakthrough Greater Boston and Billings Forge Community Works Inc.

“I am honored to be named to the RCS board of directors! I hope to bring the same enthusiasm I use in my consulting practice to create a collaborative board culture that will help RCS increase its outreach and impact. I also hope to help cultivate new relationships, brainstorm and implement fresh ideas, and prioritize goals and strategies,” said Rutland. “I look forward to being a part of such an amazing organization with a strong track record for ensuring progress for all children, especially our friends on the autism spectrum.”

“We are so fortunate to have Mr. Rutland and Mr. Snyder join our board of directors,” said Denise Rizzo-Ranieri, president and co-founder. “Both men offer a unique skill set that enhance our already impressive and diverse board. They embody the spirit of dedication to our community.”

RCS Learning Center is a leading not-for-profit, chapter 766 approved private special educational school that provides individualized behavioral and educational services to children with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities.

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