Outreach and Network Coordinator
Paula’s diverse background and long-standing commitment to poverty alleviation have serendipitously prepared her for the role of Family Promise’s Outreach and Network Coordinator. While living in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Paula started volunteering with Interfaith Hospitality Network, and upon moving to Massachusetts, she initially joined Family Promise Metrowest’s cadre of volunteers through Temple Shir Tikva. In addition, she currently co-facilitates events for Boston Knapsack’s Metrowest Anti-Racism Group and is a proud supporter of the Poor People’s Campaign, a movement to overcome systemic racism and poverty.
Her early career was spent with Premier, Inc., an alliance of not-for-profit hospitals/healthcare systems, first as an HR professional, then in grassroots advocacy on federal healthcare policy. She also spent several years doing outreach for the Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor, where she coordinated the Women’s and Young Adult Divisions, building community and increasing participation in Federation’s annual campaign. Most recently, Paula has been working as an independent consultant, contributing to the development of technical guidance and instructor-led training seminars on protection from sexual exploitation and abuse for UNICEF and its partners, as well as adaptive, online courses for a variety of corporate clients.
Paula holds an M.S. in Applied Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Colorado State University, and a B.A. in Human Resources Management, with a double minor in Leadership and Religion from Marietta (Ohio) College.