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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…

Chief Executive Officer

JOYCE TAVON Chief Executive Officer Joyce Tavon joined the Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance (MHSA) in 2018. Joyce oversees all of MHSA’s current programs and initiatives focused on ending and preventing homelessness. She also plans for the implementation of new initiatives and works towards improving outcomes, ensuring that resources are utilized to the maximum benefit…

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…

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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…

Assistant Finance Director of Program Contracts

Michael McLaughlin Assistant Finance Director of Program Contracts 617-367-6447 Mike works closely with members of the MHSA programs team, the Director of Finance and Administration, providers, and funding entities to coordinate the processing of budgets, invoices, and contract/subcontract documents.  He also contributes to MHSA’s Racial Equity work and to process improvement initiatives. Mike has been…

Program Manager

Christine Lombardo Program Manager 617-367-6447 x26 clombardo@mhsa.net Christine provides technical assistance and compliance oversight to Permanent Supportive Housing providers to ensure they are using funds efficiently and effectively to help the people who need them most. She brings 15 years of experience in human service direct care and housing subsidy administration. Christine is Skilled Through…