Staff

Senior Leadership

  • Kimberly R. Lyle

    Chief Executive Officer

    Executive Leadership

  • Paola Pelletier-Ozuna

    Chief of Staff

    Chief of Staff

  • Samariah Batts-Speller

    Director of People and Culture

    People and Culture

  • Vacant

    Director of Economic Opportunity

    Economic Opportunity

  • K. Beth O’Donnell

    Director of Real Estate

    Real Estate

  • David Simmons, CPA

    Director of Finance & Administration

    Finance and Administration

  • Kimberly Langhorn-Harrell

    Director of Resident & Community Engagement

    Community Engagement

Kimberly R. Lyle

Chief Executive Officer

Kimberly R. Lyle is the Chief Executive Officer at Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation. Prior to her work in community development, Kimberly worked in financial services, tech, and higher education.

Kimberly holds a Master of Public Policy from Tufts University and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Rutgers University. She serves on the board of the Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations (MACDC), and as Vice President of the Board at the Cooperative Fund of the Northeast (CFNE). 

Kimberly is a proud native of the Roxbury neighborhood in Boston, where she currently resides. She is an amateur gardener, a mentor to college-bound teens and young professionals, and she is active in her community.

Paola Pelletier-Ozuna

Chief of Staff

Bio coming soon.

Samariah Batts-Speller

Director of People and Culture

Bio coming soon.

Vacant

Director of Economic Opportunity

K. Beth O’Donnell

Director of Real Estate

Beth leads the Real Estate team with extensive experience in the real estate industry in both private and nonprofit. Beth joined us from Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation while also serving on the Board of Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation, and chaired the Real Estate Committee for 1.5 years.

Beth is a proud resident of Jamaica Plain.

David Simmons, CPA

Director of Finance & Administration

David brings nearly 40 years of professional experience to Dorchester Bay. David started in public accounting, spent 12 years in a healthcare system setting, and then another 12 years working in the behavioral health and human services industry. David serviced Real Estate Management and Development companies while in public accounting and has worked with nearly every source of revenue from State or Federal Funding, to Private Grants or Contributions. In addition, David has extensive experience with Accounting, Payroll, and Human Resources platforms.

Kimberly Langhorn-Harrell

Director of Resident & Community Engagement

Bio coming soon

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  • Gerardo Bacchus

    Loan Officer Compliance

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    Real Estate Project Manager

    Real Estate

  • Andrealis Martinez

    Climate Justice Community Organizer

    Fairmount Indigo

  • Brenda Bobadilla

    Loan Officer - Compliance

    Economic Opportunity

  • Camila Kitadai

    Data and Evaluation Manager

    Resource & Development

  • Felicia Richard

    Climate Justice Community Organizer

    Fairmount Indigo

  • Kendra Beaver

    Climate Justice Coordinator

    Fairmount Indigo

  • Kimberly R. Lyle

    Chief Executive Officer

    Executive Leadership

  • Melissa Richardson

    Development and Operations Associate

    Resource & Development

  • Paola Pelletier-Ozuna

    Chief of Staff

    Chief of Staff

  • Samariah Batts-Speller

    Director of People and Culture

    People and Culture

  • Susan Chu

    Senior Project Manager

    Real Estate

  • Vacant

    Director of Accounting

    Finance & Administration

  • Juan Carlos Canales

    Residence Services Coordinator

    Community Engagement

  • Tim Caplice

    Associate Director of Asset Management

    Real Estate

  • Vacant

    Senior Project Manager

    Real Estate

  • Vacant

    Program Manager, Workforce Development

    Economic Opportunity

  • Margaret Doherty-Lopez

    Grants Manager

    Resource and Development

  • Mona Fuller Childs

    Accountant

    Finance and Administration

  • Edwidge LaFleur

    Loan Officer Technical Assistance & Business Development

    Economic Opportunity

  • Linda Mello

    Reentry Program Manager

    Economic Opportunity

  • Elias Monteiro

    Community Affairs Liaison

    Community Engagement

  • Vacant

    Director of Economic Opportunity

    Economic Opportunity

  • K. Beth O’Donnell

    Director of Real Estate

    Real Estate

  • Helena Pimentel

    Executive Assistant & Office and Property Manager

    Finance and Administration

  • Angie Peguero

    Residence Services Coordinator

    Community Engagement

  • Dychell Reeves

    Health Equity Liaison

    Community Engagement

  • Joseph Regan

    Donor Relations Manager

    Resource & Development

  • William “Bill” Riordan

    Associate Director of Accounting

    Finance and Administration

  • Karen “Cookie” Sheers

    Resident Services Coordinator

    Community Engagement

  • David Simmons, CPA

    Director of Finance & Administration

    Finance and Administration

  • Vacant

    Asset Manager

    Real Estate

  • Vacant

    Communications Manager

    Resource and Development

  • Kimberly Langhorn-Harrell

    Director of Resident & Community Engagement

    Community Engagement

Gerardo Bacchus

Loan Officer Compliance

Bio coming soon.

Alex Bob

Real Estate Project Manager

Alex is a Project Manager on the Real Estate team. He manages the Columbia Crossing project in Upham’s Corner and supports other real estate projects and initiatives.

Before Dorchester Bay, Alex worked at the Somerville Community Corporation where he managed the “100 Homes” scattered site affordable housing program that acquired and converted existing multifamily housing to deed-restricted affordable homes. He has also previously worked at the City of Somerville’s Housing Division developing new anti-displacement and affordable housing production policies.

Andrealis Martinez

Climate Justice Community Organizer

Andrealis Martinez Padilla is one of the two Climate Justice Community Organizers for the Fairmount Indigo CDC Collaborative. She’s originally from Puerto Rico, and her first language is Spanish. Andrealis traveled all the way to Springfield, Massachusetts to get her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication from Bay Path University! After working, studying, understanding, and connecting with the earth, she understood the importance of taking care of what provides us with basic human needs. She enjoys volunteering at OASIS on Ballou Urban Community Farm right in Dorchester, MA. Andrealis has been part of the FICC team for 2 months now, and she has enjoyed empowering the community to learn and understand the importance of climate change, and connecting and networking with members interested in being part of the change. She is loving her new role at FICC since it’s been an amazing learning experience.

Brenda Bobadilla

Loan Officer - Compliance

Bio coming soon.

Camila Kitadai

Data and Evaluation Manager

Bio coming soon.

Felicia Richard

Climate Justice Community Organizer

Bio coming soon.

Kendra Beaver

Climate Justice Coordinator

Kendra Beaver is the Climate Justice Coordinator for the Fairmount Indigo CDC Collaborative (FICC), an umbrella organization of which DBEDC is a member along with Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation and Southwest Boston Community Development Corporation. FICC works to bring climate justice and health equity to the communities united by the Fairmount Rail Line.

Kendra holds a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies with a minor in Political Science from Dickinson College. Prior to joining FICC, Kendra worked in philanthropy, urban agriculture, sustainability in higher education, regional government, and watershed conservation.

Kendra is a proud resident of Dorchester and serves on the board of the St. Marks Area Civic Association. She is also a member-owner of the Dorchester Food Co-op and a mentor in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Massachusetts program.

Kimberly R. Lyle

Chief Executive Officer

Kimberly R. Lyle is the Chief Executive Officer at Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation. Prior to her work in community development, Kimberly worked in financial services, tech, and higher education.

Kimberly holds a Master of Public Policy from Tufts University and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Rutgers University. She serves on the board of the Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations (MACDC), and as Vice President of the Board at the Cooperative Fund of the Northeast (CFNE). 

Kimberly is a proud native of the Roxbury neighborhood in Boston, where she currently resides. She is an amateur gardener, a mentor to college-bound teens and young professionals, and she is active in her community.

Melissa Richardson

Development and Operations Associate

Bio coming soon

Paola Pelletier-Ozuna

Chief of Staff

Bio coming soon.

Samariah Batts-Speller

Director of People and Culture

Bio coming soon.

Susan Chu

Senior Project Manager

Susan is a Senior Project Manager on the Real Estate Team. Prior to DBEDC, Susan worked at a Chinatown nonprofit where she led the organization through several affordable housing development initiatives and projects, including the development of 85 new units of affordable rental housing.  Before entering the world of affordable housing, Susan practiced law for several years, representing individuals, private companies, and nonprofit organizations in various civil and transactional matters, including zoning appeals.

Vacant

Director of Accounting

Juan Carlos Canales

Residence Services Coordinator

Bio coming soon.

Tim Caplice

Associate Director of Asset Management

Bio coming soon.

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Vacant

Senior Project Manager

Vacant

Program Manager, Workforce Development

Margaret Doherty-Lopez

Grants Manager

Bio coming soon.

Mona Fuller Childs

Accountant

Bio coming soon.

Edwidge LaFleur

Loan Officer Technical Assistance & Business Development

Edwidge was the Director of the Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) – Eastern Massachusetts. At CWE, Edwidge spent about eight years supporting the organization’s growth and its successful delivery and administration of competitive and innovative business and entrepreneurship programs for women, minority, and low-income entrepreneurs in the greater Boston area.

Edwidge has over 25 years of experience in business, economic development, and project management working for organizations such as Harvard Medical International (HMI) and Action Aid. She is also a former entrepreneur who effectively launched and managed two businesses.

Edwidge speaks Haitian Creole, French, and Spanish fluently and holds a degree in Development Economics and International Relations from the University of Miami.

Linda Mello

Reentry Program Manager

Linda holds a Master’s degree in Industrial and Career Counseling and has 15 years of counseling experience. She has an uncanny knack for building a relationship that leads to jobs for the hard to employ. Linda served as a Human Resources and Job Placement Manager for Inner City, a subsidiary of the Polaroid. She was responsible for making over 700 job placements over a ten year time period. She was also the Regional Human Resources Manager for Polaroid’s New Bedford and Norwood Manufacturing Organization.

Elias Monteiro

Community Affairs Liaison

Bio Coming Soon.

Vacant

Director of Economic Opportunity

K. Beth O’Donnell

Director of Real Estate

Beth leads the Real Estate team with extensive experience in the real estate industry in both private and nonprofit. Beth joined us from Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation while also serving on the Board of Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation, and chaired the Real Estate Committee for 1.5 years.

Beth is a proud resident of Jamaica Plain.

Helena Pimentel

Executive Assistant & Office and Property Manager

Bio coming soon.

Angie Peguero

Residence Services Coordinator

As a new member of Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation, Angie is the Residents Service Coordinator for all the families at Indigo Block.
She is an outgoing and passionate person who strongly believes everyone deserves a place to call home! She has worked in different departments throughout her time in affordable housing, such as inspections, compliance, and of course resident services. Throughout her experience, she has learned that being out in her community and serving the residents is exactly where she is supposed to be.

As a member of the community and having over 10 years of housing experience, she looks forward to being an advocate for residents and a support system for the management team. Her number one goal is
to reassure them that they are living and working in the safest and most enjoyable community, all while staying in compliance with their lease.

Dychell Reeves

Health Equity Liaison

Bio coming soon.

Joseph Regan

Donor Relations Manager

Bio coming soon.

William “Bill” Riordan

Associate Director of Accounting

Bio coming soon.

Karen “Cookie” Sheers

Resident Services Coordinator

Karen “Cookie” Sheers works closely with our residents and teaches the Technology Goes Home computer class. Cookie has successfully graduated over 650 students in or around the Dorchester area. 15 years ago, Cookie started at Dorchester Bay as an AmeriCorps VISTA member then became the Administrative Assistant/ Building Manager to Resident Service Coordinator for Dudley Village N&S.

Cookie is professionally trained in Early Childhood Education and School Age Child Care. With over 12 years of experience, Cookie has worked at several youth programs that include the Dorchester YMCA and Bird Street Community Center.

David Simmons, CPA

Director of Finance & Administration

David brings nearly 40 years of professional experience to Dorchester Bay. David started in public accounting, spent 12 years in a healthcare system setting, and then another 12 years working in the behavioral health and human services industry. David serviced Real Estate Management and Development companies while in public accounting and has worked with nearly every source of revenue from State or Federal Funding, to Private Grants or Contributions. In addition, David has extensive experience with Accounting, Payroll, and Human Resources platforms.

Vacant

Asset Manager

Vacant

Communications Manager

Kimberly Langhorn-Harrell

Director of Resident & Community Engagement

Bio coming soon

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