Details from the 2021 Annual Meeting

Thank you to our board, our staff and volunteers, and everyone who attended our 2021 Annual Meeting last night!

2021 Board of Directors

YWCA Staff

A special thank you to our outgoing Board members, Jane Gonsalves and Kristina Da Fonseca!

All your work has been appreciated and you will be missed!


Welcome to our new incoming board members  and welcome back to our returning board members!

We look forward to working with you!




Welcome Lindsay! Our new Board President!

Lindsay Carter-Monteiro is an Administrative Coordinator for the Mayor’s Neighborhood Task Force with the City of New Bedford. She is a proud graduate of Bristol Community College. In 2016, she graduated from Bridgewater State University with a B.S. in Psychology after deciding to finish her degree as a working mother.

She is a board of director with the YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts. Lindsay participates on various committees within the YW including Governance, Women of Distinction, and the Red Dress Committee.

She is a parishioner and lector with the Our Lady of Assumption Parish. Lindsay is the President of the Martha Briggs Educational Club, one of New Bedford’s oldest organizations for woman of color.

She volunteers with the Womxn’s Alliance, Your Theater Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee, and the Friends of Cape Verdean Cultural Committee.

She lives in Fairhaven with her husband Nathan and four children, Nathan Jr., Nile, Elena and Julielys. In her spare time, she enjoys performing with Your Theater and traveling with her family and sister friends.


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