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Board of Directors

We have a diverse staff and board membership that encompasses persons who represent a wide demographic. They bring strong skills and unique talents to the visionary work we do. They reflect the communities served and stand together in a common shared vision for a society free from violence and exploitation. All board members are dedicated to addressing inequality and oppression of all forms across society.

Board Officers

President – April Funches, Bristol County District Attorney’s Office

Vice President – Janet Williams-Roberts, John Hancock

Treasurer – Kyra Fernandez, CPA, Principal, Trinity Realty

Clerk- Alison Cabral, LCSW, Therapist

Board of Directors

Rose Buckley, Senior VP- Commercial Lending, Rockland Trust

Bernadette DeLeon- Rees, Branch Manager, HarborOne Bank

James Ferrara, Chief Human Resource Officer, Bristol County Savings Bank

Jessica Katz, Esq., Jessica Katz Law LLC. 

Jasmin Rivas, DEI director, Old Sturbridge Village

Paulo Salgueiro, Jr., Admissions Coordinator, Saba University, WARA Radio Host

Michael Scipione, Chief Executive Advisor, Weston and Sampson


“Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
Margaret Mead

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