Board of Directors - Executive Management - Staff

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.





  • Rev. Dr. Althea Smith, Chairperson
  • Gregory Connor, Treasurer
  • Dayenne C. Walters, Clerk


  • Widmine Lola Remy
  • Jessica Putney



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

Phone: (617) 265-2965 x 207

Development Office:
Phone: (617) 265-2965

Youth Services:
Vernice Johnson – Director, Youth Services
Phone: (617) 265-2965 x 205

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

Community-Based Services
Dranaya Owens, Director
Phone: (617) 265-2965 x 304

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 Collins

Chief Executive Officer

Deborah Collins is a Boston native who graduated from Boston Public Schools and Emerson College. Before joining Brookview House, she 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, Ms. 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 is President of the Jane Doe, Inc board and a board member of the Massachusetts Women of Color Network (MAWOCN).

AAFCPAs Managed Accounting Solutions


AAFCPAs Managed Accounting Solutions provides high-level, cost-effective CFO and Accounting solutions to optimize our finance function and efficiently address our most critical financial processes, which allows us to focus on our core competencies, strategic business activities and vision. 


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