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Director of Finance & Administration

THOMAS YOTTS Director of Finance & Administration 617-367-6447 Tom started at MHSA in 2006 as a contractor and joined full-time in 2007. He manages finances, human resources, information technology and more. He was employed by the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department for 25 years, with roles that included CFO, director of administrative services, budget director and…

Tenancy Support Manager

Caitlin Ward Tenancy Support Manager 617-367-6447 x14 cward@mhsa.net As part of MHSA’s leasing team, Caitlin manages tenant-related needs for a growing portfolio of over 200 permanent supportive housing units in Metro Boston, acting as the main liaison between tenants, landlords, and service providers to ensure successful tenancies and adherence to leasing policies and legal standards.…

Chief Executive Officer

JOYCE TAVON Chief Executive Officer Joyce Tavon has dedicated her career of 30+ years to the mission of reducing and ending homelessness, especially through housing solutions. She brings a background in planning, program development, and public policy and systems change. Joyce returned to MHSA in 2018 in senior leadership and assumed the role of CEO…

MASH Project Manager

Verna Skeete MASH Project Manager 617-367-6447 ext. 35 vskeete@mhsa.net Verna manages the MASH program which is responsible for supporting efforts to expand the capacity of nonprofits, developers, and service providers to develop permanent supportive housing. Before arriving at MHSA, Verna worked at the Pine Street Inn over 20 years assisting in the preparation and submission…

Program Manager

Sam Salem Program Manager 617-367-6447 ext. 25 ssalem@mhsa.net Sam leads coordination between MHSA and 20+ Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) providers to identify and implement key system improvements. She brings over seven years human services experience having previously worked as a community mental health case manager and in an emergency shelter. Sam has a bachelor’s degree…

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Director of Supportive Housing & Special Initiatives

CALPURNYIA ROBERTS, PHD Director of Supportive Housing & Special Initiatives 617-367-6447 Calpurnyia Roberts, PhD, is Director of A Place to Live, a new initiative at MHSA that will advocate for new models to house chronic and long term homeless persons. Before arriving at MHSA, Calpurnyia led Rising Together, a coordinated effort among Boston’s lead organizations…

Programs & Operations Coordinator

Ingrid Ren Programs & Operations Coordinator 617-367-6447 iren@mhsa.net Ingrid supports the Programs and Operations teams at MHSA. Previously, she worked as a Paralegal and Intake Coordinator with Health Law Advocates. Ingrid has a B.A. in English with a focus on creative nonfiction writing from Brown University. Before college, she spent a formative year serving with…

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Director of Leasing Programs

MONICA REGUEIRO Director of Leasing Programs 617-367-6447 ext. 20 mregueiro@mhsa.net   Monica oversees MHSA’s federally funded permanent supportive housing programs for chronically homeless individuals, managing over 154 units of leased housing across the Greater Boston, Central, and Northeast regions of the state. She partners with landlords, service providers, state and city agencies to ensure that…

Communications Manager

MARY POWERS Communications Manager 617-367-6447 mpowers@mhsa.net Mary is responsible for promoting MHSA’s mission through the implementation of fundraising campaigns and the development of communications initiatives. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Emerson College and a master’s degree from Endicott College. Mary has 10 years of experience in marketing, communications and development, and has devoted much…

Development Manager

NATERCIA NAZAIRE Development Manager 617-367-6447 Natercia serves as MHSA’s Development Manager. After a few years of being out of the nonprofit field, she is eager to be back. Before joining MHSA, Natercia was a Marketing and Development Assistant at Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries, and also worked on the development team at Boston Children’s Hospital. She…