WWT Staff

Diane Dvorin – Co-Founder and Managing Director

Diane has over 35 years of experience in both the private and public sectors, helping companies and organizations devise and execute strategies for innovation and change. She combines her eclectic experience in marketing, public relations, organizational development and entrepreneurial startups with her Spanish fluency and long-standing passion for social justice to put it all together as co-founder of Women Work Together. Politically active, Diane often volunteers locally and nationally to promote citizen engagement, tackling issues such as voter turnout and election integrity. Thanks to her diverse networks, she brings invaluable social capital wherever she goes. Diane spends whatever time she can with extended family and friends, hiking, skiing, cooking, caring and sharing.

 

Wendy Baring-Gould: Program Director

With decades of experience supporting activism and social change among populations denied opportunities to seek their own destiny, I am delighted to be joining the WWT/ADIMTU team to head up the management and development of the program activities in San Pedro. This work will draw on my experience in similar projects in rural Mexico, Namibia  – as it emerged from apartheid – Alaska, and communities of color in urban neighborhoods in Boston. Other relevant experience would include: I have founded two schools – one public, one private; served as ED of an NEA funded state wide arts- in- education granting program in Massachusetts; ran the art program for a summer camp for homeless children in the storage rooms under the Harvard football stadium; worked as Program Director at a range of cultural institutions in the visual and performing arts; directed several comprehensive evaluation projects including one for the City of Cambridge MA. to determine the needs of women being dropped from welfare, and another for the MA Cultural Council to glean best practice in external programs designed to foster change in public education.  I welcome the opportunity to bring this experience to bear on our work in SPS in order to build capacity within the ADIMTU staff and board and engaging in strategic conversation with community leaders to assure program sustainability and transfer over time.

 

RoseMarie Perez Foster:  Director of Evaluation

RoseMarie is a research and clinical psychologist who is a Senior Research Associate with the Institute of Behavioral Science’s Environment and Society program and the Natural Hazards Center. Her previous appointments at the New York University School of Social Work and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, focused on immigrant mental health and the interface between pre-migration traumatic exposures and host country adjustment. Her current investigation of Chernobyl disaster survivors from the former Soviet Union explores the impact of long-term post disaster psychological sequelae. RoseMarie received her PhD in psychology from St. John’s University and post-doctoral training at NYU. She is on the international roster of Fulbright senior specialists in mental health and a recipient of the Frantz Fanon Award for contributions to the immigrant mental health and racial issues literature.