Jeannette Ramirez joined our team in October 2016 as an Access Coordinator. She flourishes in working with her diverse team that makes relocating current Salem residents a number one priority. Jeannette’s current role involves assisting residents while their units are being renovated; ensuring that every resident is heard and each concern is addressed before and after they move. Born and raised in Salem, MA, Jeannette loves living in a community where everyone knows each other and has always made her feel at home. Her goal with her role at North Shore CDC is to give back to the community that made her the person she is today.
AmeriCorps member, Environmental Educator, Global Volunteer, and International Field Manager are just a few of the roles that describe Beth’s career before arriving here at North Shore CDC.
In 2010, Beth received her undergraduate degree in Anthropology and Ecology. Soon after graduation, she enrolled in AmeriCorps and served as an Environmental Educator for the state of Rhode Island. She quickly developed a passion for teaching and connecting people to their natural environment whether that be a city park or a local pond. She spent the following years working for the Audubon Society and the Norman Bird Sanctuary as an Education Coordinator. Beth later pursued her Masters Degree in International Development to gain a different perspective on community. While studying abroad in Ecuador and Italy, she focused her research on the intersection between human rights and the environment. By the end of her program, she lived with three different host families, visited 7 different countries, and learned to navigate in a new language. Her passion for food sovereignty, culturally sensitive development models, and waste management grew as a result.
After receiving her degree in 2015, Beth relocated to the beautiful Cusco, Peru. As a Field Manager she coordinated international volunteers at a variety of community- based organizations and organized free medical campaigns for low income communities. After two years in Peru, Beth has moved back to the states and starts her new adventure as the Community Engagement Coordinator for the North Shore CDC. She hopes to bring her experience in community programming and international perspective to foster locally driven development here in the diverse North Shore.
Lindsey is a Merrimack College Graduate Fellow who is serving at North Shore CDC in the Beverly and Peabody Community Engagement Program. She will graduate with a Master’s in Community Engagement in May, 2017.
Aubrey is a YouthBuild Fellow from Merrimack College and plans to graduate with a masters of Education in Community Engagement in May of 2017. She is passionate about working with young adults and providing them with opportunities to succeed in their academic, career, and personal lives. Aubrey is also an Assistant Division II Woman’s Rowing coach at Merrimack College and has been a competitive rower for the past 9 years. She believes that athletics can positively influence academics, personal wellbeing, relationship building, and networking opportunities in a young persons life.
Ray has lived in Salem for 15 years. He served two tours in Iraq in 2003 and 2004 and has two sons named Jaydon and Raymond. Ray currently coaches youth flag football and coached regular football for the past nine years. He loves working with children and teaching them the fundamentals of sports.
Jodie is a Graduate fellow from Merrimack College and began working in the Family Resource Center in May of 2016. She will graduate with a Masters in Community Engagement in May of 2017.
Sydney Colbert is a Merrimack College Graduate Fellow who’s serving at the North Shore CDC in the Salem Community Engagement Program. She will graduate with a master’s in community engagement in May, 2017.
Abbie enjoys building a culture of philanthropy and community through her development work at North Shore CDC. She joined the team in 2016 after graduating from Endicott College with a Bachelors of Science in Communication and a minor in History. She delights in doing work that has a positive impact on the world and is an enthusiastic explorer of communities near and far.
Doug has worked in construction for 40 years. Before working at North Shore CDC, he worked as a Union Carpenter for 25 years while also running his own construction business. He has also volunteered his time coaching Babe Ruth Softball and All Star teams. Doug enjoys working with young adults and truly wants to help them reach their goals in life through YouthBuild North Shore. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, riding his Harley, going to Old Orchard Beach in Maine, and cooking out on the grill.
Jose was born in the Dominican Republic and began working with the North Shore CDC soon after he moved to the United States in 2002. He has lived in a North Shore CDC apartment since 2005 with his 2 daughters and son. Jose is a huge baseball fan and loves to support the local Spanish restaurants.
Jenny moved from the Dominican Republic to Salem at age six and has remained a resident ever since. She has two sons who are both graduates of Salem High School. Jenny is the longest tenured employee, having been with this organization since August 1992. Her knowledge and familiarity of our portfolio and her years of working with many of the longtime residents, gives them comfort and ease when communicating any housing-related needs. She is a C3P Certified Tax Credit Compliance Professional with Spectrum Enterprises, Inc. and a Certified Occupancy Specialist (COS) with the National Center for Housing Management. Jenny is fluent in English and Spanish. She is also well-remembered by many in the community for her years of support in the coordination of the Latino Festival in Salem.
Eduar has committed himself to North Shore CDC, working with the organization for 22 years. He was born in the Dominican Republic and came to the United States in 1977. Eduar became a U.S. citizen in 2011. Eduar has been a resident in Salem’s Point Neighborhood since he arrived and purchased his first home in the neighborhood seven years ago.
Jenny Li started as North Shore CDC’s accountant within their finance department in 2012. She holds a B.S. in Economics from Shanghai International Studies University in China and a Master of Arts in International Economics and Finance at Brandeis University. Li has previously worked for the Global Environmental Education Institution SFS, as well as leading projects with Mass Insight Global Partnership, the MA Office of International Trade and Investment, and HSBC China and Pricewatercoopers. Her international experiences have allowed Li to appreciate the beauty and challenge of finance and accounting. She moved to Salem since she started working at North Shore CDC, and really enjoys living in historic and scenic Salem. She also likes reading and outdoor sports.
Charlie worked as a carpenter in the Carpenter’s union Local 26 for 25 years before retiring in 2012. He is the father to two boys and enjoys creating things and being outdoors, preferably by, in, or on a lake.
Jo Ann Marquis joined as North Shore CDC’s accountant within their finance department in 2014. Marquis has previously worked for North Shore Community Action Programs, Inc., Greater Lynn Senior Services, and Philips Lighting Company within all of their finance departments. She served as a City of Lynn Constable until 2009 and also operated her own business in professional process servers for five years. She currently lives in Lynn and enjoys gardening in her vegetable garden.
Mickey joined North Shore CDC in 2006 and led the organization’s merger and expansion in 2010. He began his career in community development in low-income housing property management with Maloney Properties, Inc., and later worked in asset management at MMA Financial, LLC, now Boston Financial. He received his B.S. in Urban Affairs at Boston University, his M.S. in Public Affairs at University of Massachusetts-Boston, and his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School. He is a member of the Massachusetts bar. He serves on the Boards of Directors of the Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations, the Salem Partnership and Salem Rotary. He also serves on the City of Salem Community Preservation Committee and on the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston’s Affordable Housing Advisory Committee. He is also an adjunct professor at Boston University in their Urban Affairs and City Planning graduate program.
Mirna has been a resident of Salem, MA for the last 26 years. She began working for North Shore CDC in 2012 as volunteer and in 2014 was hired as an Access Coordinator for the rehab of 11 buildings in North Shore CDC portfolio. Mirna is now a member of the property management team as a Property Assistant. A graduate of Salem High School herself and proud mom of two boys ages 9 and 16 who both attend Salem public schools. She has always enjoyed helping people and has thrived in every opportunity with North Shore CDC.
Felicia is an innovative non-profit leader with an extensive background in youth development and workforce development and non-profit management. She is passionate about community building and working with Young Adults and providing them with the tools, resources and help to becoming self-sufficient leaders and upstanding citizens in their communities. She joined North Shore CDC in July 2015 and is looking forward to working on a team of dynamic professionals to carry out the goals of the YouthBuild Program. Felicia currently holds a Master of Social Work Degree with a major method of study in Community Organization and Planning and a Minor method focus in Group Work with a specialization of Children, Youth and families from the City University of New York Silberman School of Social Work (formerly known as Hunter College) and Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from The State University of New York College at Old Westbury. She has received certification of Field Instruction and experience with Continuing Education in Human Resource Management.
Jason has been employed with North Shore CDC, since December 2006 and is responsible for the management of six developments that includes 27 buildings and a property management team of seven staff members. He brings 15 years of property management experience in a variety of programs including Low-Income Housing Tax Credits and Section 8. His portfolio experience has included work with non-profit and for-profit owners, family, and elderly as well as condos and limited-equity co-ops. Jason is a distinguished Certified Property Manager (CPM) with the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM). This designation is awarded to highly skilled and experienced property management and asset management professionals. Jason also holds several other designations with the National Center for Housing Management, which include the COS, CMH, ERS, SBS, TCS, and CMM, he is a C10P Certified Credit Compliance Professional with Spectrum Enterprises and a certified National Affordable Housing Professional Executive (NAHPe) with the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA). Recently, Jason was recognized by NEAHMA as the Property Management Professional of the Year in 2012. Jason also oversees Human Resources, IT and Asset Management for the organization. While majoring in psychology at Fitchburg State College, Jason worked as an Upward Bound counselor for three years, facilitating various educational and recreational programs, for high school students as they transitioned into college. He is passionate about serving as a role model and mentor for youth.
Ilene joined North Shore CDC in 2012 after 6 years at KIPP Academy Lynn Charter School, where she was first the Director of Operations and Finance and then the Director of Real Estate, overseeing the construction of the school’s 68,000 square foot new middle/high school. Prior to that she was a real estate lender at Boston Community Capital in Boston and has worked in real estate finance at banks in Germany and New York. Ilene holds an MBA from New York University and is currently on the board of the Swampscott Education Foundation. After many years in Europe, Ilene loves working in the community where she lives with her husband and two daughters, and is excited to be part of the great staff at North Shore CDC.
Rosario brings a profound understanding of community engagement and outreach strategies with emphasis in underrepresented groups. Recognized as a leader and community activist in Massachusetts, Rosario has over 20 years of experience working with diverse audiences in non-profits as well as in the private sector. In 2012, she established the Salem Latino Leadership Coalition, a citywide coalition of Latino leaders for supporting and fostering the inclusion of the Latino community in matters related to the city and to serve as a vehicle to exchange ideas regarding themes impacting the Latino community. Prior to joining North Shore CDC as Chief Program Officer, Rosario worked as Director of Outreach and Enrollment at North Shore Community Health. Previous to that role, she was the Executive Director for the Salem Education Foundation. Additionally, she directed an award-winning fellowship and internship program at the Peabody Essex Museum. Rosario holds a Master degree in Leadership in Education with a focus on Programming from Bank Street College in New York and a Bachelor in Communications with a concentration in Marketing and Public Relations from Salem State University. She received the Rising Star Award for Outstanding Leadership in Community Development from MACDC, a Community Service Award from the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers and was recognized as a Boston’s Hispanic Hero.
Born and raised in Salem, MA, Yasneiry graduated from The Salter School and joined North Shore CDC in March of 2016. Yasneiry has a 7 year old son who attends Salem public school and likes helping others through her translating efforts in both Spanish and English. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, singing, traveling, reading and painting.
Keshia has been a Salem resident all her life and her love for the community is rooted in her dedication to children and families. Keshia brings 10 years of program and curriculum development for children and youth. Her passion for youth development and Social Justice are the driving forces for her work as our Youth Build Community Outreach Worker. She joined North Shore CDC in January of 2016 and brought with her a positive outlook on community work and youth development. In her time with the organization she has created two public art pieces, with her most recent work debuting on North Shore CDC’s Parklet.
Alexandra joined North Shore CDC in February of 2016. As an Access Coordinator Supervisor and in two months was promoted to Assistant Property Manager. Alexandra’s previous work experience includes the Metropolitan Boston Housing as a Program Representative and Citizens for Adequate Housing as a Case Manager and Career Links Coordinator. Her experience has given her the experience and tools to teach individuals from all walks of life how to navigate the complex world of searching for housing and the process of obtaining and keeping a subsidy. Alexandra is very involved in the community through her work with Beverly Bootstraps as a Snap Case Manager and as a volunteer for Haven for Hunger. Alexandra is a firm believer that change only happens if you push yourself out of your comfort zone.
David joined North Shore CDC in 2014. As a Senior Project Manager. David is responsible for all aspects of project management including the design, financing, and construction of affordable residential projects throughout the North Shore of Massachusetts. Currently, he is overseeing the development and rehabilitation of over 110 residential units and 3,000 SF of commercial space in Salem. In addition, he has worked with the Boston Redevelopment Authority and various community development organizations promoting economic development through real estate development and land use changes. David holds a Masters Degree in Urban Planning from Boston University, where he received the Award for Excellence in Graduate Studies. David also holds a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of South Carolina.
Michael Quigley specializes in working with Non Profit Clients and has worked in the sector since 2008. Michael is passionate about the intellectual growth of young people and his approach is to tap into the knowledge and wisdom they already possess, to help foster more effective communication. Michael takes pride in helping all of his clients in becoming career and college-ready by using classroom talk to foster critical thinking and content understanding. As a placement coach for the YouthBuild program Michael will strive to guide YouthBuild participants to reach their maximum potential. Michael continues to foster existing relationships and connections NSDC has in the community that directly impact the YouthBuild students and YouthBuild program. This is done through community service, networking and civic engagement in the Salem community. Michael holds a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education with a Minor in History from Saint Joseph’s College of Maine and a Master’s Degree in Adult Education and Leadership from the University of Phoenix. Michael is currently enrolled at Northeastern University Graduate School in Nonprofit Management with a concentration in Organizational Leadership. Michael was raised in Quincy Mass. and in his free time enjoys playing basketball, scouting for local basketball coaches and reading.
Leonardo was born in the Dominican Republic and began working with North Shore CDC in 2002. Two-years later he moved into a North Shore CDC property in Salem with his three children. When he is not at the CDC, he works as a local DJ.
Jesús was born in the Dominican Republic & has been working for North Shore Property Managers for over 12 years.