Who We Are

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Our Story

In 2012, staff members at PBHA’s Harvard Square Homeless Shelter (HSHS) realized that there was potential to do more to serve the community of people experiencing homelessness in Greater Boston. They discovered an urgent and growing need that was receiving inadequate resources. After a long feasibility process of research and discussions with advisors and service providers, the students determined that the ideal way for HSHS to expand and improve its services would be to create a shelter dedicated to meeting the unique needs of young adults. Since then, the group has grown to include graduate students, faculty, advocates, community members, and service providers. Today, we are working together to make our vision: a network of communities where all young adults experiencing homelessness have a safe place to rest, grow, and lead, a reality.

Full-Time Staff

Sarah Rosenkrantz

Sarah Rosenkrantz

Co-Founder

Sarah Rosenkrantz is the co-founder of Y2Y Harvard Square, the nation’s first student run homeless shelter for young adults, which opened in December, 2015. Sarah is a graduate of Harvard College ’14, where she studied psychology and global health. Sarah served as the Resource Advocacy Director at the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter, as a Health Leads Advocate, and as a Peer Counselor. Sarah is a Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation Entrepreneur, PBHA Stride Public Service Fellowships recipient, a member of Boston’s City Awake Delegates Leadership Council, and has been named Forbes 30 Under 30 in Social Entrepreneurship and honorable mention for the Boston Globe Magazine’s Bostonian of the Year.

Sam Greenberg

Sam Greenberg

Co-Founder

Sam Greenberg is co-founder of Y2Y Harvard Square, the nation’s first student run homeless shelter for young adults. Sam is a graduate of Harvard College ‘14, where he wrote his honors thesis on homelessness in Harvard Square, served as the Staff Director at the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter, and as Vice President of the Phillips Brooks House Association, a student led non-profit at Harvard College. Sam is a Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation Entrepreneur, an Elliot and Anne Richardson Fund Fellowship recipient, a member of Boston’s City Awake Leadership Council, and has been named Forbes 30 Under 30 in Social Entrepreneurship and honorable mention for the Boston Globe Magazine’s Bostonian of the Year.

Danielle Goatley

Danielle Goatley

Chief Financial Officer

Danielle Goatley is the Chief Financial Officer of Y2Y Network. She graduated from Harvard College in 2014 with a degree in Social Studies. In college, she spent extensive time working at the Phillips Brooks House Association – working in the Dorchester community with recent immigrant youth and working for two years as the Treasurer. After graduating, she served as the interim Financial Administrator at the Phillips Brooks House and was a Grants Manager at Harvard Medical School.  Long-term, she wants to continue working in non-profit finance.

Allison Torsiglieri

Allison Torsiglieri

Program Fellow

Allison Torsiglieri graduated from Harvard College in 2016 with a degree in Anthropology. Volunteering at the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter was her most formative undergraduate experience, culminating in two years as Staff Director. Allison feels fortunate to have participated in some of Y2Y’s early planning, and now to work full-time towards possibly piloting a Y2Y summer season. Allison’s Program Fellow position is the first step on her journey towards a career connected to homeless services.

Board of Directors

Stephanie Dodson

Managing Director, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation

Stephanie Dodson is a Managing Director at Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, a global venture philanthropy firm. At DRK, she runs the Boston office and sits on the board of eight organizations. She is on the board of several other non-profit organizations and is the co-founder of three social ventures.

Maritza Rosario

Shelter Coordinator, Women’s Lunch Place

Passionate, energetic and internationally experienced non-profit and public sector leader. Maritza leads with over 20 years of public service experience, always combining community activist efforts with educationally driven programs. She has developed programs for grass root organizations, internationally renowned non-profits and for public school districts. With vast experience, Maritza’s expertise is need-based innovations. She co-founded a student-run- business for The Chicago’s Public School District; she developed a streamlined youth construction program that she self-lead for over 10 years. When she’s not leading she enjoys spending time with her friends and family and also traveling to her homeland, Puerto Rico.

Robert Heckart

Senior Fellow, Harvard 2016 Advanced Leadership Initiative

Bob is a Senior Fellow in Harvard’s 2016 Advanced Leadership Initiative working on projects addressing homelessness and diabetes. He is a member of the Y2Y Harvard Square Advisory Board and a member of the Senior Common Room of Adams House. From August 2013 to January 2015, Bob was Senior Counsel to US Senator Carl Levin and from December 2010 to August 2013, Bob was Senior Adviser for Economic and Financial Policy to US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. Bob was an attorney at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP from November 1973 to his retirement in June 2010. He became a partner in June 1980 in the banking group and during his career, he worked on a broad range of international and domestic banking, securities and structured finance transactions and sovereign debt restructurings. He graduated Harvard Law School in 1973 and Yale University in 1970 and received a commission in the US Army Reserve from Yale’s ROTC program in 1970.

Sue Dalelio

Chair; Independent Consultant

Sue began her career with audience development work for Shear Madness/Cranberry Productions, one of the nation’s longest-running theatrical productions. She moved into the nonprofit sector with her role as the Director of Registration and Student Services at the Boston Center for Adult Education and eventually as its first Director of Development. She then became Director of Posse Boston at The Posse Foundation, an acclaimed national college access and diversity program, and rose to Regional Vice President, implementing the strategic plan and ensuring overall health of the organization while overseeing numerous chapters. During her subsequent tenure as a member of the executive team at Health Leads, a social enterprise that envisions a healthcare system that addresses all patients’ basic resource needs as a standard part of quality care, she led in several areas including national program, revenue and organization-wide restructures. Now, as a consultant and coach, Sue supports individuals and institutions with their organizational and leadership development. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Sue earned a B.A. in art history and economics.

Rev. Steven Bonsey

Episcopal Priest

Steven Bonsey has worked as an Episcopal priest in a parish, campus and retreat ministries. He is a co-founder of the Leadership Development Initiative, training faith-based teams in contemplative spiritual practice, community-building, and collaborative action. He served as Canon Pastor of the Cathedral Church of St Paul, Boston, where he supported the creation of innovative ministries such as The Crossing worship community and MANNA street ministry.  He is currently consulting in the creation of a new national organization, Wisdom & Money.  Born on Molokai in Hawaii, he was educated at Iolani School, Harvard College, and Yale Divinity School. He lives in Cambridge, MA, and Alexandria, LA. He is married to Elisabeth Keller; they have four children.

Ayala Livny

Independent Consultant

Ayala Livny has over 20 years of leadership, management, and direct service experience in homeless services. Since 1995, she has worked with men, families, children, and young adults experiencing homelessness to improve health outcomes and navigate systems. She spent eleven years as the Program Manager at Youth On Fire, a drop-in center for homeless youth and young adults ages 14-24 based in Cambridge, MA. Her focus has been creating safe and welcoming spaces that incorporate harm reduction, HIV-prevention, trauma-informed services, and positive youth development practices. She currently provides training to human services providers on a variety of topics and participates in the Massachusetts Special Commission on Unaccompanied Homeless Youth.  She co-facilitates MHSA’s Leadership Development Program for young adults experiencing homelessness and is a founding Advisory Board member of Y2Y Harvard Square. In her free time, Ayala writes, reads, travels, and attempts to raise two children to be forces for good in the world.

Maria Dominguez Gray

Class of 1955 Executive Director, Phillips Brooks House Association, Inc.

Maria has served as the Class of 1955 Executive Director for the Phillips Brooks House Association (PBHA) since 2012 and has been with the organization for over 18 years. Prior to PBHA, Maria served for five years on the staff of City Year Boston and at Concilio Hispano in Chelsea through the Risk and Prevention program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Maria is a founding member of the South End/ Lower Roxbury Youth Worker Alliance and Mission Hill Youth Collaborative and has advised the Academy, Bromley, Egleston Safety Task Force, Youth Jobs Coalition and Boston Center for Youth and Families. Maria has additionally served on the boards for Cambridge Community Schools, Sociedad Latina, Project HIP-HOP, and the Friends of the Hernandez School.  Maria received her B.A. from The College of William and Maria in Virginia and M.Ed. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education through the Risk and Prevention program. She is a member of the 2010 cohort for Emerging Leaders at the UMass Center for Collaborative Leadership. Maria was born in Boston, grew up in Arlington, VA and currently lives in Roxbury with her husband and 2 children.

Shelter Staff

Amie G.

Staff Director

Amy Z.

Overnight Supervisor

Andy K.

Supervisor

Antonio M.

Overnight Supervisor

Arambi E.

Pathways Director

Benjamin G.

Overnight Supervisor

Casey G.

Overnight Supervisor

Charles H.

Legal Director

Cora N.

Volunteer Director

Corbin G.

Maintenance Director

Danny P.

Supplies and Finance Director

Emmalie L.

Overnight Supervisor

Francesca H.

Maintenance Director

Gabriel C.

Overnight Supervisor

Isaac Y.

Overnight Supervisor

Jack N.

Overnight Supervisor

Jessica L.

Pathways Director

Joanna L.

Overnight Supervisor

Jorge L.

Overnight Supervisor

Kevin E.

Food/In-Kind Donations Director

Leoul T.

Overnight Supervisor

Michael L.

Overnight Supervisor

Michal T.

Overnight Supervisor

Nathan C.

Fundraising Director

Patricia G.

Overnight Supervisor

Priyanka N.

Advocacy Director

Rita S.

Advocacy Director

Ryan H.

Data Director

Shankar R.

Data Director

Sophie A.

Pathways Director

Tamjid R.

Administrative Director

Theo L.

Overnight Supervisor

Victoria S.

Overnight Supervisor

Zeynep E.

Staff Director

Y2Y Harvard Square

617.864.0795 1 CHURCH STREET (MIDDLE ENTRANCE) CAMBRIDGE, MA 02138 INFO@Y2YHARVARDSQUARE.ORG

(617) 864-0795

1 Church Street
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Cambridge, MA 02138

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