Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors has provided courageous support as we have overcome challenges and fulfilled dreams of creating a safe, supportive shelter system, as well as quality affordable housing for families who have experienced homelessness. Our board’s leadership, compassion, and dedication have made House of Hope what it is today.

President
Dan O’Connor
Former Director of Lowell DTA Office (retired)
Treasurer
Brian J. Stafford, CPA, MST
Stafford, Gaudet & Associates, LLC
Secretary
Rachael Garneau
Vice President
Eastern Bank
Director
Yovani Baez-Rose
Deputy Director of
Planning and Development
City of Lowell
Director
Connie Cogswell
Sr. Underwriter, Affordable Housing Trust Fund
MassHousing
Director
Ryan Dunn
Executive Vice President
Enterprise Bank
Director
Diane Earl
Special Advisor,
Alumni Relations
University of Massachusetts Lowell
(retired)
Director
Reja Gamble
Associate Director,
Alumni Relations
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Director
Andrew Gilmore
Attorney
Klein Hornig LLP
Director
Daniel J. Mansur
Attorney
Law Office of Daniel J. Mansur
Director
Barbara Smith
Shelter Volunteer
Deborah Chausse
Executive Director
House of Hope, Inc.
Emeritus
Laurie Gould
Community Development Consultant
VIVA Consulting, LLC
Emeritus
Nels Palm
Real Estate Developer (retired)
Lowell, MA
Emeritus
Patricia Sullivan Talty
Attorney
Talty & Talty