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.





  • Deborah Hughes, President & CEO
  • Kevin Mullen – Treasurer
  • Jim Hartman – Clerk


  • Geetanjali Gupta
  • Angela Howard
  •  Ivy Jack
  • Evelyne Martial
  • Lauren Middleton-Pratt



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

Angela Veale, Administrative Assistant
Phone: (617) 265-2965 ext. 207

Development Office:
Mercedes Tompkins, Chief Development Officer
Phone: (617) 265-2965 ext. 208

Youth Programs:
Mayumi Brooks, Youth Director
Phone: (617) 265-2965 ext. 205

Adult Services:
Toni Jones, Director of Adult Services
Phone: (617) 442-1010 ext. 305,

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., has served as the Executive Director at Brookview House since 1993. Her expertise is in elevating social enterprises from the visionary phase to large scale operations. She began working with Brookview House, Inc. during its formative stages, beginning in January 1991 as consultant on program development, financial management, and fundraising. Prior to her position at Brookview, Ms. Hughes was instrumental in development of the Roxbury Community College Foundation, serving five years as the Co-Director. She also served as the Development Director for the MA Coalition of Battered Women’s Service Groups and co-founded the Jane Doe Safety Fund. Ms. Hughes serves on the Community Services Advisory Board for MassHousing, Roxbury Community College Foundation Board of Directors, and Facilities Advisory Committee for the Children’s Investment Fund. She is a founding member of the Dorchester Women’s Safety Network, Transition to Work Collaborative and Child Resource Specialist Initiative. Ms. Hughes is a member of the Commonwealth Institute Nonprofit Forum, The Partnership, and Tedx Roxbury Women Planning Committee.

Valina Jackson, M.A., L.M.H.C.

Chief Operating Officer

Valina Jackson, M.A., L.M.H.C. holds a degree from Lesley University in Clinical Counseling Psychology. Ms. Jackson has over 20 years experience in the Human Development field. Her many roles have included teacher, trainer, employment counselor, manager, and chief executive. Ms. Jackson served as Executive Director of the Boston Workforce Development Coalition, a citywide advocacy and public policy coalition of over 50 human service agencies. She also served as the Manager of Education and Training for the Urban League of Eastern MA where she established its flagship Employment Resource Center.

Jayne Murphy, M.B.A.

Chief Financial Officer

Jayne Murphy, M.B.A., with a concentration in Health Care Management, has over 18 years experience in the behavioral health care industry. She possesses cross-functional competencies in accounting, information systems and project management. She is an expert in aligning adminstrative and financial functions with the strategic goals of nonprofit agencies. Ms. Murphy is highly effective in reorganizing, streamlining, and strengthening administrative operations to maximize performance and cost savings. She has solid interpersonal skills with the ability to foster effective team relationships across departments coupled with strong leadership skills.

Mercedes Tompkins

Chief Development Officer

Mercedes Tompkins has twenty-five years of experience as a community activist, organizer and fundraiser. In previous positions she has developed and maintained community partnerships and cultivated relationships with individual donors, public and private foundations. Prior to her work at Brookview, Ms. Tompkins was the Executive Director of the Dorchester Community Roundtable and Director of National Outreach for Oxfam America. She also spent ten years as the Executive Director of Casa Myrna Vasquez, a domestic violence sheltering program in the Boston area. Presently she serves on the board of directors of Boston Community Capital and the Northeastern University – Institutional Review Board.


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