Who We Are

Rosie’s Place employs a team of 98 employees dedicated to improving the lives of 12,000 poor and homeless women each year.



Leemarie Mosca, President and CEO

Leemarie was named President/CEO in February 2019. She has been with Rosie’s Place since 2008, previously serving as Vice President of External Relations.

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Ms. Mosca oversees a diverse array of programs serving more than 1,000 homeless and nearly homeless women each month. Her responsibilities include ensuring a welcoming and secure environment that is sensitive to the needs of our guests, directing the annual budget process and annual and capital fundraising strategies, promoting community awareness, providing leadership in the community as an advocate, and promoting solutions to homelessness and hunger.

Ms. Mosca joined Rosie’s Place 16 years ago, as Director of Development and Public Relations, and was promoted to Vice President of External Relations in 2016. Under her leadership, annual revenues have tripled; today, Rosie’s Place is a $16 million organization employing 98 staff. Ms. Mosca has over two decades of development experience, having previously served as Director of Annual Fund and Development Operations for Horizons for Homeless Children. She is a member of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s Access to Justice Commission and serves on the Massachusetts Federal Funds Equity and Accountability Review Panel. Ms. Mosca earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Ithaca College.

Sue Chandler, Chief External Relations Officer

Sue joined Rosie’s Place in 2024 and oversees the Development, Communications, Community Engagement and Public Policy departments.

Liz Chaves, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer  

With Rosie's Place since 2014, Liz manages the Fiscal and Operations departments.

Sandy Mariano, Chief Program Officer

Sandy, a trained mental health clinician, oversees Advocacy Programs, Emergency Guest Services and the Women’s Education Center. She has been on staff since 2004.

Erin Miller, Chief Strategy Officer

With Rosie’s Place since 2012, Erin oversees the Human Resources and Knowledge Management departments.



Board of Directors

Rosie's Place’s dedicated Board of Directors currently has 15 members. The board has the following committees: Audit/Finance, Executive, Governance, Investment, Marketing and Development and Strategic Planning.

Rosie’s Place is pleased to have the following individuals serving on its Board of Directors for FY24:

Mari Perez-Alers, Chair
Cherise Bransfield, Vice Chair
Joseph Kringdon, Treasurer
Michelle Knight, Clerk

Jacquie Anderson
Jenaro Cardona-Fox
Stephanie Dobson
Rosalina Feliciano
Rachel Huff

Hema Kailasam
Maureen Newman
Larry Rowe
Lisa Wexler