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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 in spring of 2023. She previously worked at MHSA when it was first formed, leaving to become founding executive director of HomeStart. Other prior experience includes leadership roles with Father Bill’s & MainSpring and the South Shore Network to End Homelessness as well as years of consulting in fundraising, technical assistance, strategy, and assisting communities with their HUD Continuum of Care planning and applications for funding.

Joyce has a Bachelor of Arts in History from Brown University and a Master of City Planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.