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. 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 33 years, he is the Director of Fiscal Manage-ment. He lives in the Highlands with wife Tish.
Sharmah arrived from Brooklyn to raise a family. She works at My Brother’s Table and as a manager of a single-room-occupancy residence.
Stephen worked at General Electric for 42 years as a tool-and-die machinist. He working with his union brothers and sisters to improve their standard of living and win human rights. He has been involved with My Brother’s Table and was the sexton at his synagogue.
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. He is the founder of Haitian Elders Action League (HEAL) and its successor Senior Action Council.