Staff and Board

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STAFF

Executive Director
Gail Fortes
, BS, MPA (gfortes@ywcasema.org)

Director of Programs and Services
Catherine Bourassa
, BS (cbourassa@ywcasema.org)

Administrative Services

  • Lisa Rogers, CPA – Director of Finance (lrogers@ywcasema.org)
  • Jack Davis, BS – Facilities Manager
  • Annamarie Lopes, – Administrative Assistant

Youth Services

  • Tracey Saloman, BA, MA – YWkids Program Director (tsaloman@ywcasema.org)
  • Jordan Pouliot, BA, MA – Girls Exclusive Coordinator (ge@ywcasema.org)
  • Yvonne Albuquerque – YWkids Group Leader
  • Kelsey Barrett – YWkids Group Leader
  • Courtney Furtado – YWkids Group Leader
  • Barbara Garron, MA – YWkids Group Leader
  • Denise Hart – YWkids Group Leader
  • Nanette Ramos AA (Associate in Arts; Early Education Certificate)– YWkids Group Leader
  • Stormi Monteiro, AS (Associate in Science; Human Services Degree) – YWkids Assistant Group Leader
  • Justin Santos – YWkids Assistant Group Leader
  • Ramon Vargas – YWkids Assistant Group Leader
  • Summer Heath – Girls Exclusive Instructor
  • Tyshanna Viera, – Girls Exclusive Instructor

Health and Wellness

Adult Services

Residential Services


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President
Dr. Juli Parker –
 Assistant Dean of Students/Director, Center for Women, Gender & Sexuality, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Vice-President
Melissa Costa, LICSW – 
Clinical Therapist, Social Worker

Treasurer
Kristina daFonseca, esq.
– Executive Director, SouthCoast Fair Housing

Assistant Treasurer
Lynne Mastera Chief Financial Officer, Precix

Clerk
Tanya Alves –
 Program Coordinator, New Directions

  • Carmen Aguilar – Dean, Center for Workforce and Community Education, Bristol Community College
  • Rita Braga – Branch Manager, Bristol County Savings Bank
  • Cyndi Colson – Home-School Liason, Global Learning Charter Public School
  • Melissa Costa- LICSW, Clinical Therapist, Social Worker
  • Julie Duggan Account Coordinator, Spherion Staffing
  • Leanne Fisher-Ross – Police Officer, City of New Bedford
  • Kristy Francis – Admissions Counselor, Fisher College
  • Monica Furtado – Branch Manager, BayCoast Bank
  • Jane Gonsalves – Claims Examiner, Sedgwick CMS
  • Sharon Jones – President/CEO, Southcoast Health/SouthCoast Visiting Nurse Association
  • Rebecca Laliberte – Communications Manager, SouthCoast Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Kelli Munroe – Tourism Coordinator, Southeastern MA Visitors Bureau
  • Julia Santos – Business Development Manager, Tufts Health Plan

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