Felicia D. Smith, LSW, HS-BCP
Felicia has more than 20 years of experience working in the human services field and over 15 years in education. For seven years she worked at a private school for students diagnosed with mental health and cognitive delays. She was responsible for overseeing three departments; Leisure and Recreation, Occupational Therapy and Employment Services. Felicia has spent her career working with at risk populations advocating for services. She has worked for the Department of Children and Families, Boston Public Schools and private and charter schools as well. She is a licensed social worker and Human Services Board Certified Practitioner.
Felicia graduated from the University of Massachusetts in Lowell with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. She received her master’s degree from Springfield College in Management and Leadership where she is also an adjunct professor. She enjoys traveling, bike riding, reading and spending time with family.
Regan started as a Social Work Intern at Sojourner House from Boston College in September 2020. She later joined the team full-time as the Supportive Housing Coordinator in March 2021. Regan is currently working towards her Masters of Social Work at Boston College and will graduate in September 2022 with a clinical focus in Mental Health. She has a Bachelor of Science in Communication from Endicott College and is a Certified Occupancy Specialist (COS). Regan is passionate about advocating for clients and working from a trauma-informed approach. In her free time, she likes practicing yoga, playing the ukulele, singing, and spending time with friends and family.
Melissa has over 8 years of non-profit experience. She is a certified preschool, infant, and toddler teacher, and a licensed cosmetologist. Melissa is currently finishing her degree in Business Management at Roxbury Community College. She is a proud mom of three beautiful children who enjoys dancing, spending time with family, and doing adventurous activities. She is originally from the beautiful island of Puerto Rico and speaks both Spanish and English.
Maya joined the Sojourner House team in 2021 as the Administrative Assistant. She graduated from the University of Hartford in 2019 with a B.A. in English Literature. Maya has experience in writing, editing, and copyediting through various contract positions. She is a member of The Writers’ Room of Boston and in her free time, enjoys submitting her written works to various literary journals and online shopping.
Jarrod joined Sojourner House in 2017. Prior to his employment with Sojourner House, Jarrod worked as a laborer and foreman for a local construction company. He is skilled in demolition work, major and minor home repairs. Jarrod enjoys golfing, playing pool and spending time with his family.