Paula has been leading the agency since April 2016. Paula also served as HAWC’s Interim Executive Director in 2013. Paula is a tested leader specializing in non-profit capacity building. Between 2003 and 2007, Paula served as Executive Director of ETC Development Corporation, a $14 million developer and manager of affordable housing. With more than 27 years of non-profit leadership experience, Paula has led agencies including the Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom-US and MassEquality. She was an Interim Executive and Transition Consultant with Third Sector New England for eight years. She is also a certified capacity-building consultant with Neighborworks America. Paula holds a B.A. in Labor Relations from McGill University and an MBA in Finance from Northeastern University.