Our diverse Board of Directors serves as the primary governors of the organization. They set policy, provide resource development, approve the budget, promote the organization and supervise the CEO.





  • Dr. Althea Smith, Chairperson
  • Deborah Hughes, President & CEO
  • Gregory Connor, Treasurer


  • Evelyne Martial Alexander

  • Widmine Lola Remy

  • Dianne C. Walters



Administrative Office
2 Brookview Street, Dorchester, MA 02124
Phone: (617) 265-2965
Fax: (617) 265-7229

Angela Veale, Executive Assistant
Phone: (617) 265-2965 x 207

Development Office:
Mercedes Tompkins, Development Officer
Phone: (617) 265-2965

Youth Services:
Mayumi Brooks – Director, Youth Services
Phone: (617) 265-2965 x 205

Adult Services:
Lesbie Bramble, Director, Adult Services
Phone: (617) 265-2965

The Executive Management Team has responsibility for the overall functioning of the organization. They carry out directives from the board of directors and staff its standing committees of Development & Fundraising, Finance, Human Resources, Board Recruitment and Real Estate.



Deborah Hughes, M.Ed.

President & CEO

Deborah Hughes, M.Ed., President & CEO – has served the families of Brookview since 1991. This tenure demonstrates her allegiance to improving poor women’s circumstance and her passion for helping courageous moms lift their children out of homelessness. Brookview is highly successful and Deborah leads a team of creative and skilled professionals who make it possible for 92% of moms to maintain housing long-term and 88% of youth who participate in Brookview youth programs to graduate high school.

Her expertise is in taking an idea from start-up to full-scale venture. During her tenure, Brookview expanded into a multi-service agency providing affordable housing, training programs, and youth services to more than 350 women and children per year. Brookview will ensure more moms and kids succeed and thrive when the agency breaks ground fall 2017 on a third affordable housing program with education, training and youth programs on-site. Under her leadership, Brookview is redefining what investing in moms and children signifies.

Ms. Hughes is Co-founder of the Jane Doe Safety Fund – a statewide advocacy organization for domestic violence programs in MA, and instrumental in development of the Roxbury Community College Foundation. She is a founding member of the Transition to Work Collaborative, Dorchester Women’s Safety Network, Independent Women’s Project, and Child Resource Collaborative. She also serves on the board of directors for Building Pathways Construction Preapprenticeship program  and Community Services Advisory Committee for MassHousing.

She is a recipient of the Pinnacle Award in Nonprofit Management from the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and ‘Be the Change’ award from the Massachusetts Conference for Women .

Deborah Collins-Gousby

Chief Operating Officer

Deborah Collins-Gousby is a Boston native who graduated from Boston Public Schools and Emerson College. Before joining Brookview House, Collins-Gousby worked nearly thirteen years at Casa Myrna, a comprehensive provider of domestic violence services, starting as Director of Emergency Programs and eventually assuming responsibility for all of the agency’s direct service programs. Prior to joining Casa Myrna, Collins worked fourteen years at the Elizabeth Stone House, another Boston provider of shelter and community-based services to survivors and their children affected by domestic violence. She has extensive experience in direct services, program development, staffing, budgeting, volunteer management, education and outreach and outcome measurement and reporting. Collins-Gousby is President-Elect of the Jane Doe, Inc board and a member of the Leadership Committee of the Massachusetts Women of Color Network (MAWOCN).

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