Shaheer Mustafa recently announced the hiring of two (2) Senior Directors at HopeWell. Keith Duclos was hired as Senior Director of Developmental Disabilities Services (DDS). Keith brings 30 years of experience supporting agencies, programs, staff, and adults with disabilities to realize their potential. Keith joined HopeWell from the May Institute, where he was the Director of Adult Shared and Supportive Living. Keith’s initial work at HopeWell will involve him in supporting HopeWell’s developmental disabilities residential programs. Keith will also oversee the full scope of HopeWell’s operational and clinical services of the organization’s DDS programming which includes seven (7) residential programs, Shared Living providers, and In-Home Support services. Keith will be responsible for ensuring that HopeWell’s mission, values, and vision are the cornerstone of the agency’s DDS programs, while assessing the capacity for growth in the communities HopeWell serves.
Pamela Camara has been promoted to HopeWell’s new Senior Director of Foster Care and Family Supports. Pamela has 29 years of child welfare experience, both at the Department of Children and Families (DCF) as well as with HopeWell. She has spent the last 15 years serving as HopeWell’s Southeast Regional Program Director. Prior to her time at HopeWell, Pamela worked in a variety of roles at a DCF area office, including Direct Care Social Worker, Investigator, and Area Resource Coordinator before moving on to DCF’s Central Office in a program development role identifying and creating supportive services for adolescents. Pamela then worked in DCF’s Southeast Regional Office where she assumed the role of Quality Assurance Specialist providing clinical and programmatic oversight for the Southeast Area offices. In her new role at HopeWell, Pamela will oversee the full scope of operational and clinical services of the agency’s Foster Care and Family Supports programming, which includes seven (7) Foster Care and Family Support offices in MA and CT, providing Therapeutic Foster Care (CT), Comprehensive Foster Care (MA), and Family Stabilization and Support Services.