Staff and Board of Directors

Womanshelter/Compañeras Operations Staff:

Purple staff pic

Carmen Nieves, Executive Director

Margie A. Quinones-Ortiz, Executive Assistant

Pamela Barnes, Director of Development

Ruby DeFelice, Outreach/Events Coordinator

Jocelyn Martinez, Direct Services/Shelter Co-Manager

Luz Vega, Direct Services/Shelter Co-Manager

Andrew Warner, Compliance Manager

In Remembrance: Karen Boyle Cavanaugh, Executive Director (1999-2018)

Board of Directors:

boardBrenda M. Bak, President

Rebecca Ramah, Treasurer

Mary A. Socha, Esq., Clerk

Danielle Beckford, Member

Denise Duguay, Member

Alan Fletcher, Member

Jamal A. Lacy, Member

Marie Nathan, Member

Michelle Segura, Member

Virginia Wells, Member

Womanshelter/Companeras is grateful for the generous support from the Department of Public Health, Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance, Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety, U.S. Department of Justice, Holyoke and Chicopee Community Development offices, United Way of Pioneer Valley, Diocese of Springfield, Massachusetts Office of Elder Affairs, Administration of Community Living and WestMass Eldercare.  We also extend our thanks to the many foundations, corporations, and individuals who support us in our work on behalf of domestic violence survivors.