Salem, MA – January 15, 2013—HAWC (Healing Abuse Working for Change), a domestic violence agency serving 23 communities on Massachusetts' North Shore, is pleased to announce the election of a new board president, vice president and two directors.
At its December board meeting, Marblehead resident, Ray Carey, was elected president. A retired teacher and current track coach at St. John’s Prep in Danvers, Carey, has been involved with HAWC for 20 years, the last seven of which he has served on the HAWC board of directors. “I am honored and excited to serve as President of the HAWC board,” said Carey. “HAWC is embarking on a whole new journey that began in October with bringing Anthony on board as our executive director and continues now in 2014 as we set our strategic plans for the next five years. HAWC will always keep to its roots of providing service to individuals and families impacted by domestic violence. Looking forward, we will seek to strengthen those services and provide greater depth and delivery of violence prevention programs and education outreach activities,” he added.
Carey succeeds Stephen Feron of Hamilton, who was president of the board for the past two and half years. Feron remains on the board of directors.
HAWC directors also elected a new board vice president, Linda Puopolo of Lynn, a financial and asset management consultant and two new board members, Pamela Freeman of Lynn, who serves as Program Director, of the Lynn Community Connections Coalition, and Sonya Shaffaval of Danvers, a family lawyer in private practice as well as director of the Lawyer of the Day Program at Essex County Probate and Family Court in Salem.
HAWC (Healing Abuse Working for Change) is the oldest and the most comprehensive domestic violence agency on Massachusetts' North Shore. HAWC’s mission is to create social change by taking action against personal and societal patterns of violence and oppression. HAWC provides services and support to victims of domestic abuse residing in 23 cities and towns on Massachusetts' North Shore. These services include a 24-hour hotline, support groups, individual, legal and hospital advocacy, children’s services, a shelter program, community education and a Parent-Child Trauma Recovery Program. For more information please visit, www.hawcdv.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.