Staff

Senior Leadership

  • Kimberly R. Lyle

    Chief Executive Officer

    Executive Leadership

  • Charles McVea

    Director of Finance & Administration

    Finance and Administration

  • Alison Moronta

    Director of Economic Development

    Economic Development

  • K. Beth O’Donnell

    Director of Real Estate

    Real Estate

  • Dychell Reeves

    Director of Resident Initiatives and Community Organizing (RICO)

    Resident Initiatives

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.

Charles McVea

Director of Finance & Administration

Chuck has been leading the finance and administration team since 2008. Chuck has experience across a board range of for-profit and nonprofit businesses including Price Waterhouse, Polaroid Corporation, Digital Equipment Corporation, Harvard University Real Estate and Planning, and Lena Park CDC.

Chuck graduated from Northeastern University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accounting and received a Masters in Business Administration in Finance from Boston University. Chuck has practiced as a CPA in Massachusetts.

Alison Moronta

Director of Economic Development

Alison Moronta served as Loan Officer and Grant Program Manager at Mass Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC), a quasi-State financial agency, for almost five years. At MGCC, Mrs. Moronta, oversaw a portfolio of non-profit borrowers and managed the State-funded Small Business Assistance Grant Program.

Previous to this role, Mrs. Moronta was a Business Development Director at Jamaica Plain NDC, where she, for over fifteen years, managed one of Boston’s top small business development programs and she advocated for cultural appropriate resources and the rights for the small business communities in Boston.

Prior to these roles, Mrs. Moronta served in management and administrative positions in the retail sector and in the health insurance industry.

Mrs. Moronta believes in continuous professional education and growth. She holds a BA from INTEC and MBM from Cambridge College with two specializations in Business, Entrepreneurship, and Small Business Management.  She also holds a Non-Profit Management and Leadership specialization from the University of San Antonio Texas.

Some of her past honors include the MACDC’s Ricanne Hadrian Award “for her exemplary efforts to meaningfully engage local residents as leaders in building economically and racially diverse communities.”

In 2010, Governor Deval Patrick appointed her to serve at Community Development Financial Corporation (CDFC) representing all Community Development Corporations in the Commonwealth of MA. The Governor also recognized her for “her work serving minority, women owned, and small businesses.”

In 2013, the Brookside Community Policy Board recognized her “extraordinary commitment to supporting the economic health of small businesses and communities of Egleston Square and Jamaica Plain.”

In 2015 she received a Community Builder Award from Egleston Square Main Streets, in Boston.

In June 2015 Mrs. Moronta was recognized by El Planeta Newspaper as one of the one hundred more influential people in the State representing the Latino communities.

In 2018, was recognized for her dedication to support entrepreneurial programs that assists Southeast Asian refugee and immigrant business owners.

In 2019, Mrs. Moronta received the Mel King Institute’s Champion award for her dedication to bring educational programs to advance the business technical assistance and consulting field for the practitioners in Massachusetts.

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.

Dychell Reeves

Director of Resident Initiatives and Community Organizing (RICO)

Dychell leads the Resident Initiatives Community Organizing. (R.I.C.O.) department at Dorchester Bay and previously served as the Senior Resident Coordinator. Dychell conceived and developed a program she dubbed “Get Inspired to Read Lead & Succeed (G.I.R.L.S). The after-school reading club was designed solely for 13-year-old girls who aged out of summer camp and were too young to work. Dychell received MACDC’s “Rising Star Award” in ‘07 for outstanding leadership in community development.

Dychell has a certification in Microcomputer Applications from Roxbury Community College and a certification in IC3 Digital Literacy. Dychell has worked as an instructor for Technology Goes Home program and served on the City of Boston’s Wireless Task Force sub-committee.

Dychell was born and raised in Lower Roxbury and currently serves as a member of the American Association of Service Coordinators and serves on the Board of “Step Into Your Potential Now” (SIYPNOW).

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  • Gerardo Bacchus

    Loan Officer

    Economic Development

  • Alex Bob

    Real Estate Project Manager

    Real Estate

  • Brenda Bobadilla

    Loan Officer - Compliance

    Economic Development

  • Juan Carlos Canales

    Resident Services Coordinator

    Resident Initiatives

  • James Carey

    Workforce Development Manager

    Economic Development

  • Sharon Cho

    Senior Project Manager

    Real Estate

  • Tim Caplice

    Associate Director of Asset Management

    Real Estate

  • Margaret Doherty-Lopez

    Grants Manager

    Strategy and Development

  • Mona Fuller

    Accountant

    Finance and Administration

  • Edwidge LaFleur

    Loan Officer - Technical Assistance and Business Development

    Economic Development

  • Charles McVea

    Director of Finance & Administration

    Finance and Administration

  • Linda Mello

    Reentry Program Manager

    Economic Development

  • Elias Monteiro

    Associate Director of Community Affairs

    Resident Initiatives

  • Alison Moronta

    Director of Economic Development

    Economic Development

  • K. Beth O’Donnell

    Director of Real Estate

    Real Estate

  • Helena Pimentel

    Executive Assistant & Office and Property Manager

    Finance and Administration

  • Angie Peguero

    Resident Services Coordinator

    Resident Initiatives

  • Dychell Reeves

    Director of Resident Initiatives and Community Organizing (RICO)

    Resident Initiatives

  • Joseph Regan

    Donor Relations Manager

    Strategy and Development

  • William “Bill” Riordan

    Associate Director of Accounting

    Finance and Administration

  • Karen “Cookie” Sheers

    Resident Services Coordinator

    Resident Initiatives

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    Associate Director of Finance

    Finance and Administration

  • Vacant

    Communications Manager

    Strategy and Development

Gerardo Bacchus

Loan Officer

Bio coming soon.

Alex Bob

Real Estate Project Manager

Bio coming soon.

Brenda Bobadilla

Loan Officer - Compliance

Bio coming soon.

Juan Carlos Canales

Resident Services Coordinator

James Carey

Workforce Development Manager

Sharon Cho

Senior Project Manager

Sharon is a Senior Project Manager on the Real Estate team. She supports several aspects of the real estate development process such as assembling applications for project financing, coordinating permitting and zoning approvals, and managing construction closings.

Prior to Dorchester Bay, Sharon worked at the Coalition for Occupied Homes in Foreclosure (COHIF) where she managed occupied rehab projects in Dorchester and facilitated the organization’s transition into a community land trust (CLT). She also worked at the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI) where she coordinated the local network of community land trusts and advocated for citywide policies that supported the expansion of CLTs.

Sharon received her B.A. in American Studies and International Relations from Tufts University and is completing her M.A. in Urban and Environmental Planning and Policy from Tufts.

Tim Caplice

Associate Director of Asset Management

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Margaret Doherty-Lopez

Grants Manager

Mona Fuller

Accountant

Bio coming soon.

Edwidge LaFleur

Loan Officer - Technical Assistance and 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.

Charles McVea

Director of Finance & Administration

Chuck has been leading the finance and administration team since 2008. Chuck has experience across a board range of for-profit and nonprofit businesses including Price Waterhouse, Polaroid Corporation, Digital Equipment Corporation, Harvard University Real Estate and Planning, and Lena Park CDC.

Chuck graduated from Northeastern University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accounting and received a Masters in Business Administration in Finance from Boston University. Chuck has practiced as a CPA in Massachusetts.

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

Associate Director of Community Affairs

Elias oversees resident relations, organizing, and services at DBEDC properties. He MARSCH certified through the Massachusetts Housing Tenant Assistance Program. Boston University, The Institute for Nonprofit Management and Leadership.

Elias started one of the best neighborhood crime watch meetings in Uphams Corner areas for the past 19 years. Since then, Elias has been working with the group to improve the public safety of our community. In 2017, Elias was awarded the Crimefighter of the year’s award throughout the City of Boston, by the Boston Police Commissioner and the District Attorney.

Elias attended the Institute for Nonprofit Management and Leadership at Boston University.

Alison Moronta

Director of Economic Development

Alison Moronta served as Loan Officer and Grant Program Manager at Mass Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC), a quasi-State financial agency, for almost five years. At MGCC, Mrs. Moronta, oversaw a portfolio of non-profit borrowers and managed the State-funded Small Business Assistance Grant Program.

Previous to this role, Mrs. Moronta was a Business Development Director at Jamaica Plain NDC, where she, for over fifteen years, managed one of Boston’s top small business development programs and she advocated for cultural appropriate resources and the rights for the small business communities in Boston.

Prior to these roles, Mrs. Moronta served in management and administrative positions in the retail sector and in the health insurance industry.

Mrs. Moronta believes in continuous professional education and growth. She holds a BA from INTEC and MBM from Cambridge College with two specializations in Business, Entrepreneurship, and Small Business Management.  She also holds a Non-Profit Management and Leadership specialization from the University of San Antonio Texas.

Some of her past honors include the MACDC’s Ricanne Hadrian Award “for her exemplary efforts to meaningfully engage local residents as leaders in building economically and racially diverse communities.”

In 2010, Governor Deval Patrick appointed her to serve at Community Development Financial Corporation (CDFC) representing all Community Development Corporations in the Commonwealth of MA. The Governor also recognized her for “her work serving minority, women owned, and small businesses.”

In 2013, the Brookside Community Policy Board recognized her “extraordinary commitment to supporting the economic health of small businesses and communities of Egleston Square and Jamaica Plain.”

In 2015 she received a Community Builder Award from Egleston Square Main Streets, in Boston.

In June 2015 Mrs. Moronta was recognized by El Planeta Newspaper as one of the one hundred more influential people in the State representing the Latino communities.

In 2018, was recognized for her dedication to support entrepreneurial programs that assists Southeast Asian refugee and immigrant business owners.

In 2019, Mrs. Moronta received the Mel King Institute’s Champion award for her dedication to bring educational programs to advance the business technical assistance and consulting field for the practitioners in Massachusetts.

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

Resident Services Coordinator

Dychell Reeves

Director of Resident Initiatives and Community Organizing (RICO)

Dychell leads the Resident Initiatives Community Organizing. (R.I.C.O.) department at Dorchester Bay and previously served as the Senior Resident Coordinator. Dychell conceived and developed a program she dubbed “Get Inspired to Read Lead & Succeed (G.I.R.L.S). The after-school reading club was designed solely for 13-year-old girls who aged out of summer camp and were too young to work. Dychell received MACDC’s “Rising Star Award” in ‘07 for outstanding leadership in community development.

Dychell has a certification in Microcomputer Applications from Roxbury Community College and a certification in IC3 Digital Literacy. Dychell has worked as an instructor for Technology Goes Home program and served on the City of Boston’s Wireless Task Force sub-committee.

Dychell was born and raised in Lower Roxbury and currently serves as a member of the American Association of Service Coordinators and serves on the Board of “Step Into Your Potential Now” (SIYPNOW).

Joseph Regan

Donor Relations Manager

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.

Vacant

Associate Director of Finance

Vacant

Communications Manager

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