Board of Directors

Pictured left to right, Leslie Poulin, Lindsay Carter-Monteiro, Elizete Perry, Shai Spinola-Ramos, Patt Garcelon, Kendyll Ramos, Corday Silva


Lindsay Carter-Monteiro
- Administrative Coordinator, Mayor's Housing Task Force

Patricia Garcelon
- Managing Partner, Longhorne Steak House/Darden Restaurants (ret).

Kendyll Ramos, MSW -Assistant Regional Director, Southeast Key Program, Inc.

Assistant Treasurer
Corday Silva- Adjustment Counselor New Bedford Public Schools

Shai Spinola-Ramos -
Program Coordinator, Lifestream Employment and Training Division

  • Nathalie Concepcion - Secondary School Guidance Counselor, Alma Del Mar Charter School
  • Mali Lim, Coordinator for Community Education, City of New Bedford
  • Jean Lim Cudjoe - Director, Alkermes, Inc.
  • Ine Ogagan, LCSW- Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager, People Inc.
  • Elizete Perry- Deputy Director, Mass Hire Greater New Bedford Career Center
  • Leslie Poulin- Financial Wellness Marketing Strategist, MassMutual
  • Marlene Cerritos-Rivas- Health Equity Program Manager, Partners in Health
  • Jamilyn Gordon- Youth Program Co-Director, MassHire Greater New Bedford Workforce Board
  • Isabel Da Silva- Lifesteam, Inc./Realtor
  • Isaura Tavares- Assistant Vice President/ Cash Management Officer, Bristol County Savings Bank
  • Emily Iskandar - Project Lead, Greater New Bedford, PIH-US

 YWCA Board President, Lindsay Carter-Monteiro

Lindsay Carter-MonteiroLindsay 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 Theatre 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 Theatre Inc. and traveling with her family and sister friends.

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