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Board of Directors

Nicole J. Benjamin, Esq., President

Mary C. Johnstone, Vice President

Bryan H. Dunphy, Treasurer

Kerri Bruneau, Secretary

Daniel Baker

Stephanie Bannister

Ashley Bendiksen

Eilish Clarkson

Trudy Coleman

Barbara Dunn

Heather Jensen

Tracy McCaughey

Amy Parks

Nathan Tilman, DDS


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, Residential Director

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

Ebun Shittu, Shelter Advocate

Latisha Michel, HEZ Fellow

Amanda Minor, Ph.D., Counselor

Sydney Ormerod, Community Organizer

Aida Ortiz, Family Violence Option Advocate 

Veronica “Ronna” Turner, LMHC, Counselor

Heather Taylor, Crisis Response Advocate

Jennifer Bristol, Development Director

Jessica Walsh, Director of Prevention

Megan Whelan, Court Advocate

Jazmine Wray, Health Equity Zone (HEZ) Project Coordinator

The Women’s Resource Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The organization does not discriminate against a volunteer, an employee or applicant in employment of conditions or opportunities for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, age or country of ancestral origin.