Board of Directors

Bettina Borders, President 
Carmen Amaral, Vice President
Dave Millett, Treasurer
Marcy Wintrub, Clerk

Shawndrae Barreto, Chair, Events Committee
Meg Steinberg, Chair, Grants Committee                                Yvonne Drayton, Chair, Governance Committee


Cecilia Brito, Member at Large                                Colleen Millet, Volunteer Coordinator                              Mandi Costa, Member at Large                            
Neal Weiss, Member at Large                                             Jennifer Clarke, Member at Large                                      Cynthia Cummings, Member at Large                        Jackie Ramos, Member at Large                            Melissa Costa, Member at Large


Joanne Murray, Executive Director 

Joanne joins The Women’s Fund SouthCoast as a strategic and innovative thought leader with deep experience in and a passion for the individual and societal advancement of girls and women.

Formerly, as the Founding Director of the Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute for Global Affairs at Wellesley College, Joanne worked across international landscapes of academic, governmental, non-profit and business sectors to create paths that move girls and women of all ages forward through personal development, educational opportunity, and economic equity.

She comes to the Women’s Fund SouthCoast to translate her grantmaking history into a kind of powerful mechanism for transformation, providing funds and stewardship for programs that empower girls and women to imagine and achieve rich personal and professional futures. Joanne will build on the Economic Blueprint introduced in 2017, which addresses chronic problems created by poverty requiring systemic and sustained change. These priorities will underscore Joanne’s work at the Fund.


Makenzie Lennington, Assistant Director of Development

Makenzie is a New Bedford resident with a passion for the city and its community. She is dedicated to advocating for women, reproductive rights, racial justice, and the LGBTQ+ community. Makenzie spent a year and a half traveling and teaching English as a second language throughout Southeast Asia. With a background in Corporate and Hospitality Sales and Event Planning, she looks forward to bringing her passion and skill set to the Fund.


Yanina Boshes, Executive Assistant/ Office Manager

Yanina is absolutely thrilled to join the Women’s Fund to help support women and girls in the SouthCoast! She is newly an Acushnet resident where she lives with her husband, Gianni and 3 year old, Sean. Yanina is Latina from Costa Rica and a fluent Spanish speaker. She brings expertise in Operations for many years. She has worked in education in an urban charter school supporting students and families. She is also a Registered Nurse and a passionate advocate for breastfeeding rights.

What Drives Us

We imagine a world in which women and girls are valued and their voices heard.

Local Impact

The success of women and girls ripples through the community to make a more just place for all.

Why Give

Local women helping local women. We advocate, we advance. Our collective voice initiates change.

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