Director
Professional Development:
  • Immigrants' Assistance Center, New Bedford, MA: 1984 - Present
  • Executive Director - 1996-Present
  • Executive Secretary/Case Worker - 1984-1996
  • Educational Testing Systems (ETS) Instructor: 1992 - 1997
  • Successfully hold three monthly examination sessions providing citizenship testing for 90+ students. Well versed in the guidelines for acquiring citizenships.
  • Notary Public


  • Education:

  • UMass Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA
  • Leadership Southcoast graduate 2009
  • Newbury College, Brookline, MA
  • Bachelor of Science: Business Administration, May 2000
  • Associate of Arts: Legal Studies and Management, 1994. Computer Science and Management, 1983 - 1985
  • New Bedford High School, New Bedford, MA
  • Professional Affiliations/Community Involvement:
  • Brandon Woods Advisory Board
  • NOPA Board of Directors
  • Governor's Advisory Council on Immigrants and Refugees
  • Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School-Bilingual Advisory Board
  • PAWA Portuguese AmericanWomen's Association
  • Member of the MIRA board of directors
  • Coastline Elderly Services Advisory Council
  • New Bedford Human Service Coalition Member
  • Trustee of the Our Sister's School
  • Greater New Bedford Workforce Investment Board, Inc.
  • New Bedford Economic Development Board of Directors
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