Hello all! We hope 2015 has been finding you well. As many of you know, Mariya Taher, our Community Liason Manager and DVIRC Coordinator, left W.O.M.A.N., Inc. in November 2014. She moved to Boston to pursue a second Master’s Degree in Creative Writing- a dream of hers. We will greatly miss her here (already do!) and are incredibly thankful for her immeasurable contribution to the advancement of the DVIRC and to our agency as a whole.
With her absence, we have been undergoing a lot of staff transitioning! In January 2015, Maureen Egan moved into the DVIRC Program Manager Position. Maureen has a long history with W.O.M.A.N., Inc. and is excited to bring her diverse skill set and ideas for growth and development to this new role. To fill her old position, we are pleased to have a long-time member of the W.O.M.A.N. Inc. community, Alicia Padillapaz as our new Educational Development Coordinator. Alicia began her work with survivors as a volunteer at W.O.M.A.N., Inc. in February 2012. She’s since worked with Riley Center and worked with youth focusing on outreach and education. Alicia brings years of experience working with survivors and their families, expertise in training and education, and an infectious sense of positivity and enthusiasm.
We are also excited to have two assistants joining the team! Helping with the DVIRC and Social Media is Shaena Spoor. Shaena began working with the agency in September 2014 as a volunteer. In her volunteer work, she demonstrated passion for the cause, amazing technical skills, and a wonderful sense of teamwork. Kristina Anderson also came on board as our new Development Assistant. Since beginning her volunteer work in August 2014, Kristina has made consistent and measurable contributions to the area of development. We were excited to have her come on board to further assist the program.
We look forward to exciting growth and movement as we open into 2015. Here’s to a great year ahead!