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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

Jennifer Bristol, Development Director

Suzanne Brushart, LMHC, Counselor

Sandra Chito, LICSW, Counselor

Neyda DeJesus, Residential Director

Virna DeJesus, HEZ Fellow

Therese Duquette, Office Manager

Rochelle Fitzgerald, Transitional Housing Case Manager

Elizabeth Fuerte, Community Organizer

Ajahnea Greene, HEZ Fellow

Holly Heymann, Finance Director

Varina James, HEZ Fellow

Ruth Jennings, Family Violence Option Advocate

Sharon King, Director, Family Violence Option Advocate 

Mary Lake, Administrative Assistant & Billing Clerk 

Rex LeBeau,  HEZ Fellow

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

Jenny Peters

Jean Riesman, HEZ Fellow

Sheila Rivera, HEZ Fellow

Veronica “Ronna” Turner, LMHC, Counselor

Jena Sieber

Heather Taylor, Crisis Response Advocate

Jessica Walsh, Director of Prevention

Megan Whelan, Court Advocate

Laurie Ann Williams, Law Enforcement 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.