The Stone House leadership team draws on a wide expanse of knowledge to help guide our mission and operations. This collective body of real-world expertise ranges from public development, affordable housing and child welfare — to the disciplines of investment management, construction and the practice of law.
Stone House Leadership
Ms. Licea-Mailloux has been a strong advocate for our families for more than ten years, as a volunteer, a Wilderness Heals pledge hiker and leader, and as a Board Member. Rosa is currently the Chief Compliance Officer – MFS Funds & Head of Compliance-America at MFS Investment Management, where she also Co-Chairs MFS’ Women Everywhere Employee Resource Group. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Financial Sector Compliance at New England School of Law. Rosa is a graduate of Boston University with a B.A. in Biology and a B.A. in Economics, a graduate of Northeastern University School of Law where she earned her JD, and a graduate of UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School where she earned her MBA. She is currently admitted to the bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Ms. Licea-Mailloux lives in Grafton, MA with her extended family, including her parents, husband and wonderful daughters.
Maryann Civitello is a retired partner of the law firm of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. Her practice area was commercial real estate in which she represented a large national drugstore chain in the acquisition of property throughout the United States. She has been a member of the Stone House board since 1994 and became the president of the board in January 2008. Maryann previously served as a board member of the Girl Scouts, Patriots Trail Council for seven years. She is also a founding member and a member of the board of the Friends of St. Bernard’s, Inc., a non-profit organization in Newton. Currently, she is a Fellow in the Access to Justice program, a project allowing senior lawyers and retired judges to partner with nonprofit organizations, courts and other entities to increase equal justice for all.
Ms. Civitello graduated with a B.A. degree from Albertus Magnus College and received an M.A. and Ph.D. in American History from Fordham University. She then taught history and served as the Dean of Continuing Education and the Chairperson of the Department of History, Political Science and Paralegal Studies at Rivier College in Nashua, New Hampshire. In 1991, she graduated from Boston College Law School. Maryann lives in Newton and has an adult daughter.
Board Treasurer, on leave
Since 2004, Charleen Tyson has been Chief Financial and Administrative Officer for the Massachusetts Housing Partnership, a quasi-public, non-profit lender whose primary business includes real estate lending for affordable housing, first-time homebuyer programs and providing technical assistance to cities and towns on affordable housing development. In her position, Ms. Tyson manages total assets of more than $550 million, $1.2 billion in lines of credit with Massachusetts banks, a loan portfolio of $500 million, cash and investments of $110 million, and gross annual revenue of $15 million.
Prior to joining MHP, she served for three years as Executive Vice President and CFO for MassDevelopment, where she managed finance and accounting, human resources, administration and technology. She has also served as Director of Finance at the New England Aquarium and Controller at the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals/Angell Memorial Hospital.
In addition to her work as Treasurer of Stone House, she also serves on the South Shore Charter School Board of Trustees, and on the finance committee for the Town of Hull. She received her MBA from Simmons College School of Management and did her undergraduate work in business management and science at Bridgewater State.
Maria Katsileros, CIMC, CSRIC
Maria Katsileros is a Client Portfolio Manager at Aristotle Boston and a member of the investment team. Prior to joining Aristotle Boston, Maria was Senior Vice President, Senior Investment Strategist at Natixis Investment Managers, where she represented the Natixis Investment Managers Solutions multi-asset portfolio management team in supporting client service and business development efforts in the U.S. Prior to joining Natixis in 2000, Maria worked at Funds Distributor and began her investment industry career in 1998 at State Street Research.
Maria earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Modern Greek Language and Literature from Boston University. She holds the Certified Investment Management Consultant (CIMC®) and Chartered SRI Counselor (CSRIC®) designations along with FINRA Series 6, 7 and 63 licenses. Maria currently serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for the Investments & Wealth Institute’s (formerly IMCA) Monitor publication and is a sitting board member at Stone House, an organization that assists adult and child survivors of domestic violence to rebuild safe, secure, independent lives of purpose and self-fulfillment. Maria is also a PADI certified advanced scuba diver who loves to travel and experience new cultures.
Amanda Roe is a Senior Loan Officer at the Massachusetts Housing Partnership, a public non-profit, where she utilizes MHP’s private bank capital as well as Fannie Mae and FHA financing platforms to underwrite and close permanent loans for developers of affordable rental housing across the state. Prior to joining MHP she was at the City of Boston’s Department of Neighborhood Development where she worked on a range of affordable housing programs including homeowner and rental rehabilitation initiatives, supportive service housing development and contract management, neighborhood planning for city-owned vacant land, and financial analysis and project management of rental and homeownership units developed across the neighborhoods of Boston.
Ms. Roe received her B.A. in History and Art History from McDaniel College, and her M.A. in Public Policy from Tufts University. She served on the Board of the Association for Resident Control of Housing (ARCH), is on the Housing and Community Development and Sustainability Committees of New England Women in Real Estate (NEWIRE), and is the current President of Roslindale Green and Clean. She joined the Board of Stone House in September 2012.
Mr. Gabovitch is an accomplished attorney with decades of volunteer experience. Currently, Mr. Gabovitch is General Counsel – US for Primark Stores Limited, a Dublin based fast fashion retailer.
Since 1989, Mr. Gabovitch has volunteered for Combined Jewish Philanthropies in a number of roles, earning several awards. For nearly 20 years he has also volunteered with the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston where he served as President from 2010-2013. He is also a board member at JOIN for Justice. He graduated from Indiana University and the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Jasmine Jean-Louis is an associate in Weiner Brodsky Kider’s litigation practice group, where she focuses on complex litigation and class action defense involving state and federal laws, including the False Claims Act and RESPA. Jasmine also assists in internal corporate investigations. Prior to joining Weiner Brodsky Kider, she was an Assistant Attorney General at the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, where her practice included litigation and appeals in state and federal courts, and insurance and securities enforcement.
Jasmine chose the Stone House board because she believes in our approach to working with survivors of domestic violence and related trauma.
Jasmine also co-chairs the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Steering Committee of the Boston Bar Association, and chairs the Community Service Committee of the Massachusetts Black Women Attorneys. She was named a Rising Star as part of Get Konnected’s 50 Most Influential Attorneys of Color in 2019.
Jasmine is a graduate of Boston College and Suffolk University Law School.
Eric Peterson is an architect with SMMA | Symmes Maini and McKee Associates, a multi-disciplinary design firm in Cambridge, Providence, and Chapel Hill. Eric has over 35 years of experience in the profession and over 30 years with Massachusetts architectural registration. He specializes in office, high-technology, institutional and multi-family residential facilities.
Eric and his wife Laura have been consistent supporters of Stone House for over twenty-five years. As an architect,he brings a valuable perspective to the board as it confronts the challenge of designing, funding and constructing a new building.
Mr. Peterson has a Master of Architecture (1984) and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture (1982), both from the University of Michigan, College of Architecture and Urban Planning.
Susan Phillips is a partner in the Environmental Law Section of Mintz Levin, where she advises developers, lenders, purchasers and sellers of property with contamination or environmental permitting issues. Her particular emphasis is working with national retail chain stores on the acquisition, development and financing of Brownfield sites throughout the country.
Ms. Phillips received her B.A. in Biology from Cornell University and her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School. She is listed in “Best Lawyers in America” and has been selected by “Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business” as a leader in environmental law, was named to the 2011 inaugural edition of the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Woman Lawyers, and has been named a “Massachusetts Super Lawyer” every year since 2006. She is a member of The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), the national organization Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), New England Women in Energy and the Environment, and a member of ASTM International, where she participates in various standard-setting committees relating to the real estate industry. She joined the board of Stone House in February 2007.
Rebecca Raphaelson is a litigator at Mintz, where she advises property owners, developers, and general contractors in construction disputes in the public and private sector. Rebecca counsels clients on contract formation, project delays, terminations, mechanics’ liens, and defective work, and has extensive experience drafting and negotiating various construction and design contract forms.
Rebecca received her B.A. in International relations from Tufts University, and her J.D. from American University Washington College of Law. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Women’s Bar Foundation and the Leadership Council for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She joined the board of Stone House in May 2021.
Jennifer A. Watson
Bio to come.
Raquel is a senior litigation attorney at National Grid, where she represents the Company in a broad range of matters. Raquel has extensive board and volunteer experience and is passionate about helping survivors of domestic abuse. Raquel is active in the legal community and has received numerous awards. Raquel has served on many non-profit boards and is currently on the board of directors for the following organizations: Massachusetts Black Women Attorneys; Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus; Northeastern University School of Law Alumni/ae Association; and Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts. Raquel is a volunteer case reviewer for the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families and a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Raquel received her bachelor’s degree from Boston College and her juris doctorate degree from Northeastern University School of Law. Raquel is the proud mother of two boys, ages 13 and 15. In her spare time, she enjoys attending her sons’ basketball and football games, volunteering, reading, traveling and singing gospel music.
Management of Stone House
Nancy Owens Hess,
Chief Executive Officer
Nancy served for five years on the former management body at Stone House and for two years as Co-Executive Director. Appointed Executive Director in October of 2010, she has focused on creating an organization that is achievement oriented and outcomes driven. As a businesswoman, she founded a company that operated programs abroad for colleges, museums and high schools throughout the U. S., as well as exchanges for executives and government personnel from China and the former Soviet Union. To house her company, she bought an abandoned library from the City of Boston and oversaw its renovation. She holds a Master’s Degree in Sociology and Anthropology from Northeastern University.
Chief Program Officer
Page Clark joined Stone House in June of 2013 as a Community Stabilization Case Manager. She was promoted to Director of Community Programs in July of 2015 as community services at the Stone House continued to significantly expand. Before joining Stone House, Clark held positions at The Second Step and Walden Street House for Girls. She has a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Lesley University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Social and Political Systems from Pine Manor College.
Kathy A. Fagan, JD
Chief Operating Officer
As COO, Kathy executes the vision of the CEO and the Stone House Board while providing leadership in all areas of operations for Stone House. A native New Englander, Kathy holds a Juris Doctorate from Western New England University School of Law and has been a long-time leader and advocate in both the non-profit and local government sectors. Kathy and her large extended family were all raised with a strong sense of justice which first led her to a career in law and then to apply her legal and business skills to support non-profits which help community members in need. While serving her community as successful defense attorney, elected official and political activist, Kathy witnessed first-hand the critical difference that essential life resources could bring to challenged individuals and families before stresses resulting from a lack of such resources escalated into the Court system. In 2012, Kathy was asked to lead the Community Outreach Team at Cradles to Crayon’s to help achieve their successful expansion into Boston to provide thousands of local children with everyday essentials. Kathy was then recruited to join the development team at Stone House in 2018 to raise funds and help bring our beautiful and critically important new building at One Westminster to completion. Kathy was named COO at Stone House in 2021. Kathy lives in Milton with her family and works to achieve positive change in the world; a mission that Stone House models every day.