The YWCA Northeastern Massachusetts – A Voice for Women & Girls

Board of Directors

YWCA Northeastern Massachusetts is led by an all-woman board of directors who are responsible for governing the organization, setting its policy and direction and for fundraising to sustain the organization’s work.


Juana Naveo,  President,Insurance Division Rep –  Eastern Bank,

Perla Ortiz, Vice President, Treasurer/Tax Collector- City of Lawrence

Patty Wilson, Treasurer, SVP – Enterprise Bank

Sara Morin Barth, Secretary, Associate Director of Development – Esperanza Academy


Valbona Lavdari,Sales Associate/ REALTOR® Coldwell Banker Realty

Pamela Sintros, Consultant

Laura Wante, SrVP of HR – The Savings Bank

Ruth Bitchell, Eastern Bank

Emily Gonzalez, Professor Northern Essex Community College

Katherine Castro Eardley, Mortgage Network, Inc.

Margeret Crockett, Retired

Ellen Small Davis, Entrepreneur

Martha Lucia Forero, Professor – Tufts University

Michele M. Curtis, SVP Customer Support Manager – Pentucket Bank