Staff and Board

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Executive Director
Gail Fortes
, BS, MPA (

Director of Programs and Services
Catherine Bourassa
, BS (

Administrative Services

  • Lisa Rogers, CPA – Director of Finance (
  • Jack Davis, BS – Facilities Manager
  • Annamarie Lopes, – Administrative Assistant
  • Stormi Monteiro, AS, BA – Communications Associate
  • Jordan Pouliot, BA, MA – Development Associate

Youth Services

  • Tracey Saloman, BA, MA – YWkids Program Director (
  • Jordan Pouliot, BA, MA – Girls Exclusive Coordinator (
  • Yvonne Albuquerque – YWkids Group Leader
  • Barbara Garron, MA – YWkids Group Leader
  • Nanette Ramos AA (Associate in Arts; Early Education Certificate)– YWkids Group Leader
  • Stormi Monteiro, BA, AS (Associate in Science; Human Services Degree) – YWkids Group Leader
  • Justin Santos – YWkids Assistant Group Leader
  • Ramon Vargas – YWkids Assistant Group Leader
  • Summer Heath – Girls Exclusive Instructor
  • Julieann Jones, BA – Girls Exclusive Instructor

Health and Wellness

Adult Services

Residential Services


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

Melissa Costa, LICSW – 
Clinical Therapist, Social Worker

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

Assistant Treasurer
Jane Gonsalves Claims Examiner, Sedgwick CMS

Tanya Alves –
 Program Coordinator, New Directions

  • Carmen Aguilar – Dean, Center for Workforce and Community Education, Bristol Community College
  • Tanya Alves – Celia’s Boutique
  • Rita Braga – Branch Manager, Bristol County Savings Bank
  • Julie Duggan Account Coordinator, Spherion Staffing
  • Leanne Fisher-Ross – Police Officer, City of New Bedford
  • Kristy Francis Student to Career Liason, Global Learning Charter Public School
  • Monica Furtado – Branch Manager, BayCoast Bank
  • Sharon Jones – President/CEO, Southcoast Health/SouthCoast Visiting Nurse Association
  • Rebecca Laliberte – Communications Manager, SouthCoast Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Lynne Mastera – Chief Financial Officer, Precix
  • Kelli Munroe – Tourism Coordinator, Southeastern MA Visitors Bureau
  • Julia Santos – Business Development Manager, Tufts Health Plan
  • Dr. Susan Sylvia –  English Department Head, Greater New Bedford Regional Technical High School.