Staff and Board of Directors

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Below you will find a list of the people whose direct services are essential to Womanshelter/Compañeras.

Karen Boyle Cavanaugh, Executive Director

Samuel Kaira, Business Business Manager

Carmen Nieves, Community Educator

Karen M. Blanchard, Development Director    kblanchard@womanshelter.org   
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Margie A. Quinones-Ortiz, Executive Assistant

Luz Vega, Direct Services/Shelter Manager

Sue Tyler, Maintenance Coordinator

Janelle, Children’s Advocate/Office Assistant

Jocelyn, Advocate

Lydia, Advocate

Tonya, Housing Stabilization Advocate

Maria, Specialized Needs Advocate

Krysta, High-Risk Advocate

Lauren, Youth Advocate

Kathy, SAFEPLAN Advocate

Jasmin, SAFEPLAN Advocate

Yelena, SAFEPLAN Advocate

Brenda, SAFEPLAN Advocate

 

board

Below you will find a list of the people whose leadership is essential to Womanshelter/Compañeras and the Board of Directors.

Brenda M. Bak, President

Rebecca Ramah, Treasurer

Mary A. Socha, Esq., Clerk

Marie Nathan, Member

Lauren Casola, Member

Damaris L. Aponte, Member

Michelle Segura, Member

Randa Hatoum, Member

Marisol Vazquez, J.D., Member

Jamal A. Lacy, Member

Danielle Beckford, Member

Helena Allen, Member

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Womanshelter/Companeras is grateful for the generous support of the Department of Public Health (DPH), Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance, MA Executive Office of Public Safety, U.S. Department of Justice, Holyoke and Chicopee Community Development offices, and the United Way of Pioneer Valley. We also extend thanks to the many foundations, corporations, and individuals who support us in our work on behalf of victims.