Tish is from Mbuji Mayi in the Democratic Republic of Congo. She went to Roxbury Community College for a degree in Nursing, then to Salem State for a BSN and to the University of New Hampshire for an MSN in their Family Nurse Practitioner Program, graduating summa cum laude. She worked at Spaulding, Kindred and Union Hospitals, as an instructor at Roxbury CC and is currently at PACE-Element Care in Lynn. Tish has cross-cultural skills and a passion for supporting patients and their families.
Leslie has lived in the Highlands for 49 years. She ran neighborhood cleanups and worked with Fair Share. She is the Chair of the Lynn Health Task Force – working to keep healthcare services in Lynn. She was President of My Brother’s Table and was the Lions Club Woman of the year. She retired as a special needs assistant from Lynn English High School .
Bawa worked in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Ministry of Labor & Social Services before moving to Lynn in 1973. He obtained BS/BA degrees from Salem State College, an MBA in finance from Suffolk University and a Masters in International Administration from the School for International Training. He taught at Roxbury Community College. At Mass. Department of Environmental Protection for 31 years, he is the Director of Fiscal Management, supervising fiscal activities. He lives in the Highlands with wife Tish.
Sharmah arrived from Brooklyn to raise a family. She works at My Brother’s Table and lives in the Highlands.
Stephen worked at General Electric for 42 years as a tool-and-die machinist, helping union brothers and sisters improve their standard of living and win human rights. He has been involved with My Brother’s Table and was the sexton at the Sons of Israel synagogue in Peabody.
A life-long Lynner, Ellen worked for decades in machine shops, then retired to help her 25 grand-children and 25+ great-grandchildren and foster children. She has been active with Neighbor to Neighbor. She lives in the Highlands.
William obtained a degree in small business and accounting at the School of Commerce in Haiti. He taught college math, Spanish and physics, continuing his studies at Brooklyn College in accounting and business. He worked at Catholic Charities with refugees and at Xerox in customer service. He is the founder of Haitian Elders Action League (HEAL) and is treasurer of the New Lynn Coalition.