Maria Dominguez Gray
As the PBHA Executive Director, Maria builds and maintains the infrastructure to sustain the organization. By working with the student leaders and members of the Board of Trustees, the Executive Director leads in shaping and carrying out the vision and mission of PBHA, acts as ambassador to the Harvard and Cambridge and Boston communities, seeks out and develops resources for PBHA, oversees the development and implementation of sound financial management practices, supervises the staff, mentors students, oversees safety and risk management, and serves as the institutional mandated reporter.
Through the Risk and Prevention program at Harvard Graduate School of Education, Maria worked with high-risk single mothers at Concilio Hispano in Chelsea. Maria has also worked as the team leader at the Hennigan School in Jamaica Plain, a program director for Roxbury and the South End, and the Boston site Service Director. Maria is as an early founder of the South End/ Lower Roxbury Youth Worker’s alliance, Mission Hill Youth Collaborative, and the United Youth and Youth Workers of Boston. Maria offers expertise in personal and professional decision making, building partnerships, crisis management, program development, reflection, diversity, community relationships, team leadership and management, facilitative leadership, community service learning, and program development.