Every successful non-profit depends on the active leadership, vision, and commitment of its volunteer board members.
JDI is no exception.

The JDI Board of Directors draws from staff from Coalition member programs, the corporate sector and statewide community of supporters. Affiliations listed below are for identification purposes only.  From governance to ambassadorship, Board Members help propel the strength and success of the Coalition.

Meet our 2023 Board Members


Deborah Collins, President
Chief Operating Officer, Brookview House

James Heffernan, Treasurer
Senior Vice President Finance and Treasurer, Massachusetts General Physicians Organization

Rebecca Cazabon, Clerk
Pro Bono Managing Attorney, Foley Hoag LLP

Dawn Sauma, , President-Elect
Co-Executive Director, Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence (ATASK)


Traci Jackson Antoine
Founder and Project Director, Domestic and Sexual Violence Project, Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts

Page Clark
Director of Community Services, Elizabeth Stone House

Lysetta Hurge-Putnam
Executive Director, Independence House, Inc. 

Paulo Pinto
Executive Director, MAPS (Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers)

Celia Richa
Vice President Programs, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce

Ronnie Sanders
Former Executive Director for Community Health, Partners (or Mass General Brigham) Health Care

Harry Shipps
Vice President, 90 West

Sara Stanley
Executive Director, HAWC

Marcia Szymanski
President/Executive Director, New Hope Inc.

Debra J. Robbin
Executive Director, Jane Doe Inc.


JDI’s Board of Directors invites you to join them in ensuring that the Coalition has a strong financial foundation from which to embark on its ambitious agenda.  Our Grand Circle of Giving donors pledge $83.33 a month. Our event sponsors contribute between $2,500 to $25,000. We invite you to become part of our philanthropic community by making a donation at whatever level is meaningful to you.

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