Board of Directors

Board Members picture left to right, front to back: Kristina da Fonseca, Jane Gonsalves, Sharon Jones, Rita Braga, Kendyll Ramos, Kristy Francis, Monica Furtado, Rebecca Laliberte, Patt Garcelon, and Lindsay Carter-Monteiro. Not pictured: Dr. Susan Sylvia, Julia Santos, Lynne Mastera and Kelli Munroe.

President
Jane Gonsalves -
Claims Examiner, Sedgwick CMS

Vice-President
Kristina daFonseca, esq. -
Executive Director, SouthCoast Fair Housing

Treasurer
Sharon Jones -
President/CEO, Southcoast Health/SouthCoast Visitng Nurse Association

Assistant Treasurer
Kelli Munroe - Manager of Tourism and Contract Finance, One SouthCoast Chamber

Clerk
Rita Braga -
Branch Manager, Bristol County Savings Bank

  • Kristy Francis - Student to Career Liason, Global Learning Charter Public School
  • Monica Furtado - Branch Manager, BayCoast Bank
  • Rebecca Laliberte - Teacher, Durfee High School
  • Lynne Mastera - Chief Financial Officer, Precix
  • Julia Santos - Business Development Manager, Tufts Health Plan
  • Patricia Garcelon - Managing Partner, Longhorn Steakhouse
  • Kendyll Ramos - Service Coordinator, The Key Program
  • Lindsay Carter-Monteiro - Administrative Coordinator, Mayor's Housing Task Force

 YWCA Board President, Jane Gonsalves

Jane Gonsalves is a former New Bedford City Councilor.  She served ten terms as Ward Five Councilor, longer than any of her predecessors, before retiring in January of 2014.  She was first elected to the seat in 1993 in her first run for public office. In 1999, she became the first woman of Portuguese descent to be elected to the Office of City Council President in New Bedford.  In 2008, she became the first woman to serve a second term as City Council President. Jane is a life-long resident of New Bedford. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Providence College in 1980, with a B.A. in Economics.  She is employed as a Claims Examiner for Sedgwick. Jane is passionate about working to empower other women and girls, and speaks to young girls in schools and other venues whenever she is given the opportunity about her career in politics, and the importance of speaking up and being involved in the community. 

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