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Board of Directors

Stephanie J. Banister, President

Nicole J. Benjamin, Esq., Vice President

Heather A. Sheley, Treasurer

Mary C. Johnstone, Secretary

Kerri Bruneau

Eilish Clarkson

Trudy Coleman

Barbara Dunn

Bryan H. Dunphy

Karen J. Gieseke, Ph.D.

Tracy McCaughey


Lori N. DiPersio, Executive Director

Susan Alexander, Court Advocate

Meg Bartlett, LICSW, Counselor

Zoila Bernal, Family Violence Option Adovacate 

Suzanne Brushart, LMHC, Counselor

Sandra Chito, LICSW, Counselor

Neyda DeJesus, Health Equity Zone (HEZ) Project Coordinator  

Kathleen Del Rio, LMHC, Counselor

Therese Duquette, Office Manager

Rochelle Fitzgerald, Transitional Housing Case Manager

Elizabeth Fuerte, Community Organizer

Varina Gunn, HEZ Fellow

Holly Heymann, Finance Director

Ruth Jennings, Family Violence Option Advocate

Sharon King, Director, Family Violence Option Advocate 

Mary Lake, Administrative Assistant & Billing Clerk 

Amanda Mahony, Communications & PR Specialist

Angela Marandola, Health Equity Zone (HEZ) Project Coordinator

Shauna McCafferty, Shelter Advocate

Latisha Michel, HEZ Fellow

Amanda Minor, Ph.D., Counselor

Taina Nazario, Residential Director

Sydney Ormerod, Community Organizer

Aida Ortiz, Family Violence Option Advocate 

Veronica “Ronna” Turner, LMHC, Counselor

Heather Taylor, Crisis Response Advocate

Gregory J. Thompson, Development Director

Jessica Walsh, Director of Prevention

Megan Whelan, Court Advocate

Jazmine Wray, HEZ Fellow

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