St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children is pleased to announce that Chief Operating Officer (COO), Alexis Steel, has been unanimously approved by the Board as St. Mary’s new President, effective September 15th, 2020.
Alexis joined St. Mary’s in February 2018 as Senior Vice President of Operations and Compliance; she was appointed as COO in December 2019 and has been acting in the capacity of President since January 1, 2020. In her role, Ms. Steel oversees all internal operations of the agency, including eight residential, education, employment, and prevention programs. She also oversees government contracts, human resources, facilities management, and security. Throughout her career, Ms. Steel has worked within communities to better the lives of women and children via global health initiatives and programs. Prior to joining St. Mary’s Center, Ms. Steel served as senior global operations manager at Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies (CAMTech) where she managed internal and external operations for domestic and international programs, provided financial oversight, and lead evaluation and strategic planning. Ms. Steel brings extensive experience in program and financial management working with leading academic hospitals internationally and large multinational corporate companies in the tech, healthcare and pharmaceutical spaces. In addition, she has previously served in a grant oversight capacity for federal and private foundations for both Mass General and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Ms. Steel earned her bachelors degree from Trent University, graduating with a double major in global studies and culture studies.
Cassandre St. Louis
Vice President of Finance
Cassandre came onboard the St. Mary’s Center team in December 2019 as the Vice President of Finance. Her primary responsibilities include budget planning, financial reporting and oversight of agency policy and procedures. Before devoting her work to SMCWC, she has served as the Director, Sponsored Programs and Accounting at Brandeis University where she supported the post award Post Award Accounting Office over 10 years. Ms. St.Louis has developed a strong sense of devotion for the non-profit sector for Uniform Guidance (formally A-133) Audit and Compliance for over $62M in grants and contracts awarded by federal programs, government agencies as well as cooperate and private foundations. In addition, she has also experience in public accounting working within the Audit & Assurance practice for Non-Profits. Cassandre has received her bachelor’s degree from Suffolk University and achieved her Master’s in Finance from Brandeis University’s International Business School.
Brandy Allen, LICSW
Assistant Vice President of Clinical Services and Programs
In October 2018, Brandy Allen was promoted to assistant vice president of clinical services and programs. A licensed clinical independent social worker and proven leader, Ms. Allen provides clinical oversight and supervision to the agency’s eight programs and services including design, integration, coordination, and implementation. She also works to ensure St. Mary’s Center programming remains trauma-informed. Most recently, she served as program director of St. Mary’s Center’s education and employment programs starting in January of 2018. Previously, Ms. Allen was the director of vocational program at the Compass School of Boston in Dorchester where she worked with students ages 14-22 with intellectual, social, emotional, and behavioral disabilities acquire life skills and fulfill their academic goals. Ms. Allen received her master of social work from Boston University School of Social Work, and she earned her bachelors of science degree from Howard University School of Education.
Chief of Human Resources Officer
Tina Brounsuzian joined St. Mary’s Center in July 2019 and has been recently appointed as the Chief of Human Resources Officer. In her role, Ms. Brounsuzian leads the HR department and oversees employee recruiting and hiring, training, professional development, employee engagement, employee relations, compensation and benefits, and policy implementation. Previous to St. Mary’s Center, Ms. Brounsuzian spent nearly the last decade leading the HR department of an organization offering a continuum of care to children and families with a history of trauma. Additionally, she served as a trainer for her agency incorporating the modeling and teachings of the Traumatic Stress Institute. Additionally, Ms. Brounsuzian is a member of the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) and the National Human Resources Association. She graduated with both her Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and recipient of the prestigious 21st Century Leaders Award.
CROSSROADS FAMILY CENTER
Lauren Antonelli – Executive Director
Charles Smith – Assistant Program Director
EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT – Workforce Development & Learning Resource Center
LaKeisha Franklin – Program Director
Saun Green – Program Director
Danielle Johnson – Program Manager
Nosa Owens, MBA – Program Director
Odalis Rull – Assistant Program Director
MASS MATERNITY FIRST HOME
Mengee Khasu – Program Director
ST. MARY’S HOME
Dominga Soto – Program Director
Tiffany Qualls – Assistant Program Director