6I3A9755.jpg

Bob Gittens, Executive Director

Bob started at CFCS in 2016, coming from Northeastern University where he had been Vice President for Public Affairs since 2003. Bob brings a passion for the welfare of children and families for which CFCS is well-known, in addition to his significant management experience. He served as Cabinet Secretary of the Commonwealth's Executive Office of Health and Human Services from 2001-2003 and was Commissioner of the Mass. Department of Youth Services (DYS) from 1997-2001. He was First Assistant District Attorney in the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office from 1992-1997 and Chairman of the Massachusetts Parole Board from 1990-92.

Bob holds a JD degree from Northeastern University School of Law and a BA in Political Science from Northeastern. He has played a distinguished role in the community as Chairman of the Massachusetts Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee and member of the Governor's Youth Violence Task Force. Bob has served as a board member of numerous organizations including Judge Baker Children's Center, Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, and Goodwill Industries.

e: rgittens@helpfamilies.org
p: 617-876-4210 x4050

6I3A9719.jpg

Noreen Dolan, MSW, LCSW, Deputy Director

Noreen joined CFCS March 2014 as the Director of Operations and Performance Management after working for almost 7 years in pursuit of increased affordable housing opportunities for the commonwealth's most vulnerable families. Her previous position was as the Director of Housing Supports at Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership overseeing a wide variety of emergency assistance, information and referral, shelter and stabilization programs. Her work has included playing a key role, in partnership with the Department of Housing and Community Development, in the implementation of the Massachusetts HomeBASE, alternative family Shelter program, and the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-housing Program (HPRP) in the Greater Boston area. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Providence College, and her Master’s degree with a focus on Children, Youth and Families in Macro Social Work from Boston College.

e: ndolan@helpfamilies.org
p: 617-876-4210 x4052

6I3A9714.jpg

Colleen MacRae, CPA, chief financial officer

Colleen has been with the organization since January 2001. She came to CFCS with extensive experience in public accounting where she specialized in audits for non-profit organizations. She is credentialed as a public accountant and holds an MBA from Suffolk University. Conscious of the need to maintain her expertise in a changing economy, Ms. MacRae pursues opportunities to enhance her credentials and knowledge. Some of these include attending business programs provided by Harvard University, such as Performance Management for non-profit organizations and Turnaround Management.

e: cmacrae@helpfamilies.org
p: 617-876-4210 x4047

6I3A9745.jpg

Courtney Gomez, LICSW, Director of Programs

Courtney has worked at CFCS since 2010. She has served with our organization in many different capacities, including as a social worker in our Intensive Foster Care and Specialized Home Care programs. In 2013, she left CFCS for 14 months to work as the Girls Empowerment Program Coordinator at Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos, a home for abandoned children in Guatemala. Courtney returned from her experience in Latin America with a passion for working with the immigrant population and ensuring that families have the resources they need to be successful. After she returned, Courtney was the Family Support & Stabilization Program Director for 4 ½ years. She grew the program significantly in both size and service delivery, ensuring that our FSS program was best able to meet the needs of the families and community we worked with. Courtney was promoted to Director of Programs in 2019. 

e: cgomez@helpfamilies.org
p: 617-876-4210 x4276

 
6I3A9723.jpg

Kimberly Stasny, Director of Clinical Services

Kimberly was trained in clinical social work at Smith College and earned her BA in Psychology from Southern Illinois University. She arrived at CFCS in 2008 and has worked in a few different roles at the organization. She has more than 25 years of experience working in the mental health field in an array of settings such as hospitals, after school programs, group homes, individual therapy and in-home services.

e: kstasny@helpfamilies.org
p: 617-876-4210 x4054

 
SK Head Shot.JPG

Steve Kumins, Director of Advancement

Steve joined CFCS in 2018 as Director of Advancement, overseeing the agency’s fundraising and communications efforts. Prior to CFCS he spent nearly 20 years raising funds for and managing non-profits in the cultural and educational sectors in his home state of Rhode Island. Steve is excited to focus on growing an organization devoted to improving the lives of children and families in Greater Boston. Before making his move to the non-profit sector, Steve was a practicing attorney for 10 years. He holds a JD degree from the Northeastern University School of Law and a BA in History and Political Science from Brown University.

e: skumins@helpfamilies.org
p: 617-876-4210 x4282