Our Founder and President
Constance Collins

A lawyer and businesswoman prior to founding Lotus House, Constance has been a full-time volunteer for the Lotus family of charitable organizations since 2004, founding and overseeing the development, operations, programming, services, research and growth of the Lotus House. 

Board of Directors

Our board of Directors is made up of a diverse group of professionals, all with one mission, to end and prevent homelessless in our community and in our nation. Meet our Board

Adrienne McCoy

Vice President

Ana Cousins


Kim Abreu


Lotus House Team

Isabella Dell'Oca


Beatrice Gonzalez

Deputy Director

Katy Roth

Deputy Director of Operations 

Research and Program Development

Donna MacDonald, MHSC

Human Resources Director

Angela Verseane, BA

Community Outreach Director

Victoria Varela

Intake and Victim Services Team

Laura Klinefelter, LMHC

Children's Services Deputy Director

Shana Cox, LCSW, PsyD

Director of Children's Services

Muriel Ayala, LCSW

Community Health Director

Nichole Burke, MSW

Operations Director

Sharonee Develvante

Deputy Director of Clinical Program

Stephanie Padro, LMFT

Clinical Director of Families Program

Nicole Carnero, LMHC

Senior Resource Coordinator- Families

Marguine Adme, BS

Clinical Director of Youth Program​

Courtnie Vargas-Rodriguez, LMFT

Clinical Director of Singles Program

Melisa DeMahy

Senior Resource Coordinator- Singles

Doraiza Sanchez, BA

Diagnostic Specialist and Director

Michele Fiorot, PhD

Recovery Support, Wellness Director

Rai Taylor Johnson, MCAP, MSW

Director of Programming

Geneva Comeau, MS, LMHC

Assistant Director of Programming

Esther Gaines

Director of Research, Policy and Education

Shameequa Buxton, Esq.

Employment and Education Director

Cynthia Perez, BA

Director Grants Management, Quality Assurance and Reporting

Marta Vega, BS

Director of Quality Assurance​

Marie Alcineus, BA

Senior Grants Manager

Patricia Flores

Financial Manager

Emily Viera, MBA

Director of Reporting and Compliance

Alicia Nuby, MPA

Guest Services Director

Carole Jordan, BA

Guest Services Director

Georgette Madison

Guest Services Director

Monyia Knights

Guest Services Director

Dominique Cooney

Guest Services Director

Runisha Johnson

Culinary Center Director

Betty Forcer

Lotus House Thrift Chic Boutique Director​

Ronide Blanc

National Women’s Shelter Network Director

Grettel Jiménez-Singer