Development and Communications Manager
Zoey joined One Family in July 2018. In her role, Zoey works closely with the Director of Development and Communications to support One Family’s fundraising, outreach, and communications initiatives. Before coming to One Family, Zoey taught high school physics in Boston Public Schools, and worked in direct-service with college access nonprofits. Zoey holds an Ed.M. from UMass Boston, and a bachelor's degree in astrophysics & physics from Harvard.
Tanezsha joined One Family in March 2022 as a Coach. In this role, Tanezsha works to support the Credential to Career Coaching program, helping parents create career goals and achievable plans that will lead them and their families to financial stability. Tanezsha received her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice with a minor in business administration from UMass Lowell, and received a master’s certificate in business management from Suffolk University. Before joining the team, Tanezsha worked at various nonprofit organizations serving diverse and low-income families seeking economic stabilization, job placement, and home stabilization, along with working in college admissions for 4 years.
Erika Del Rosario
Erika joined One Family in November 2021 as a Senior Coach in the Credential to Career program. Prior to joining the team, she worked in college affordability, youth and adult program development, events fundraising and family engagement for student success with nonprofits and school districts in Greater Boston and the gateway cities of Massachusetts. In her role, Erika works with participants to help them create career goals and actionable plans that will lead them and their families to financial stability. Erika holds a bachelor’s degree in arts administration and entrepreneurship from Simmons University and is currently pursuing a masters in social work from Simmons University.
Kathy became a part of the One Family team in June 2022 as a Coach in the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program. Prior to joining One Family, Kathy gained a wide range of professional experience from her roles as an assistant camp director, pharmacy technician, and customer service representative. Kathy is excited to apply the skills she gained over the years to working with her clients. Kathy earned her bachelor’s in English at Worcester State University and is currently pursuing a master’s in social work from the University of Kentucky.
Hibo joined One Family in June 2022. As a Coaching Manager in the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program, Hibo works with the Deputy Director to manage the program and support the coaches, and she coaches a small caseload of program participants as well. Prior to working with One Family, Hibo worked internationally in K-12 schools, universities, colleges, government institutions, and non-profit organizations in Canada, England, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. She also has experience in management, administration, counseling, teacher training and teaching. Hibo holds a B.S. in human biology and sociology from the University of Toronto.
Shazia M. Khan
Shazia joined One Family in August 2019. In her role, Shazia works closely with the Executive Director to provide essential executive and operational support across the organization. Before taking on this role, Shazia was a One Family Scholar. She has worked with the Cambridge Public Schools and the City of Cambridge’s Center for Families for five years. Shazia also brings 16 years of work experience with the United Nations in Pakistan, and is currently on the Board of Refugee Immigration Ministry. Shazia received a B.A. in liberal arts from Lesley University in 2019, and an Executive M.B.A. in project management from Preston University Islamabad in 2003.
Director of Public Policy
Brad joined One Family in June 2018. In this role, he directs One Family’s policy and advocacy efforts to prevent family homelessness in Massachusetts. Brad is responsible for making the voices of homeless and at-risk parents and children heard throughout the state and for raising awareness among policymakers of the direct services provided by One Family. Prior to One Family, Brad worked as an attorney and policy advocate at state agencies and nonprofits serving vulnerable populations, and as a consultant providing legal and policy guidance to clients.
Director of Development and Communications
Shira joined One Family in September 2019. In her role, she manages fundraising, communications, and outreach work. Prior to One Family, Shira worked in fundraising at independent schools in Greater Boston and for the Anti-Defamation League of New England. Shira earned her bachelor’s degree in religious studies from Hobart and William Smith Colleges, a master of arts degree in Jewish studies from the Jewish Theological Seminary, and a master of science in social work from Columbia University.
Emily joined One Family in July 2020 as a coach in the Credential to Career program. Prior to joining the team, she worked in workforce development, education, and program management with nonprofit organizations serving youth in the Boston area. She started her career as a public high school teacher in St. Louis and also worked in Boston Public Schools. As a coach, Emily works with participants to help them create career goals and actionable plans that will lead them and their families to financial stability. Emily holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Syracuse University and a master’s degree in sociology from Boston College.
Bithja joined One Family in March 2022 as a Coach in the Credential to Career Coaching program. Prior to working at One Family, Bithja worked as an elementary school teaching assistant in East Providence and at various youth organizations on social, emotional, and mental health and wellness curriculum. She graduated from Rhode Island College with a degree in youth development.
Amanda joined One Family in August 2022 as a Senior Coach in the One Family Scholars program. Prior to joining the team, she worked in higher education for over ten years retaining and advising students in majors, academics and careers. Amanda is excited to apply the skills used in her previous field to support One Family participants and team. Amanda holds bachelor’s degrees in sociology and psychology from Keene State College and a M.Ed. in psychology from Springfield College.
Matthew joined One Family in June 2012. As Deputy Director he partners with the Executive Director to identify and develop new opportunities for One Family to increase our impact and engagement across Massachusetts. Prior to joining One Family, Matthew worked with parents through a variety of organizations including the Institute for Responsive Education, the Boston Parent Organizing Network, and the Family Support Program at the Tobin K-8 School in Roxbury. Matthew has a B.A. in English and education from Northeastern University and an Ed.M. from Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Elaine joined One Family in June 2022 as a coach in the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program. Elaine is a proud mother of 3 amazing young adult children and a former One Family Scholar. She graduated from Worcester State University with a bachelor's in Science/Public Health. Elaine can't speak enough about the work that One Family does to support its program participants and also making a difference in public policies. She is so excited to start this next journey, and looks forward to helping others achieve their goals.
Valerie joined One Family in 2006, and became Executive Director in 2012 after transitioning from her prior positions as Director of Program Development and Director of the One Family Scholars Program. Valerie received a B.A. in political science from Indiana University Bloomington. She also completed Boston University’s Nonprofit Management and Leadership program and is a member of LeadBoston. Prior to joining One Family, Valerie led human resources and recruiting efforts in the consulting sector for a decade.
Milagros, or Millie as she likes to be called, joined One Family as a coach for the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program in July 2022. Prior to working at One Family, Millie worked as an Economic Mobility Mentor, helping single parents cross the self-sufficiency bridge. Millie is also a proud One Family alumna, and holds a Master's In Social Work from Simmons University. Millie loves advocacy and policy and hopes to empower and motivate others to become self-sufficient just as she did.
Dominique Joined One Family in October 2021. In her role, Dominique works closely with the Senior Coach to support One Family Scholars as they navigate their academic programs and strive towards their educational goals. Before coming to One Family, Dominique interned with Boston City Councilor Andrea Campbell's office and Boston Children’s Hospital, conducting policy and resource research and organizing stakeholder meetings. Prior to this experience Dominique was a direct service provider for a number of non-profit housing and mental health organizations in her home city of Albuquerque, NM for six years. Dominique earned her B.S. in psychology from the University of New Mexico and a master's in social work from Boston University.
Femi joined One Family in January 2020. She oversees coaching and relationship management for our Credential to Career (C2C), One Family Scholars, and Technical Assistance programs. In addition to program management, Femi coaches a small caseload of program participants. Prior to joining One Family, Femi worked in higher education for several years as an academic advisor, career counselor, and employer partnership manager. Femi holds a bachelor's degree in political science and a master's degree in public administration from Bridgewater State University, and is currently pursuing a graduate certificate in diversity and inclusion leadership at Tufts University.
Mark joined One Family in June 2022 as a coach for the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program. Prior to working at One Family, Mark worked as a program coordinator at Heading Home Inc in their economic mobility services department. Mark graduated from Wheelock College with a major in human development.