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About Charlesview, Inc.
Charlesview, Inc. is dedicated to advancing the well-being of individuals and families and to promoting the diversity and vibrancy of the Allston-Brighton community. We do this by providing healthy, affordable homes; offering programs designed to enrich, educate and inspire; and engaging in innovative philanthropy.
Jo-Ann Barbour is Charlesview, Inc.’s Executive Director. Ms. Barbour is a Licensed, Independent, Clinical, Social Worker (LICSW) with over 30 years of casework, supervisory, administrative, and program development experience in the field of human services. She has worked in a number of community-based nonprofit and public sector organizations specializing in community-based services for diverse populations.
For the last 25 years, Ms. Barbour has worked in the field of affordable/mixed income housing, as both a staff member of national nonprofits and a consultant/trainer to regional and national real estate management firms and service providers interested in developing and implementing resident service programs. Her experience includes multifamily, senior, special needs, affordable, HOPE VI, and mixed income housing. She has extensive experience as a senior level resident service director overseeing the development, financing and implementation of integrated resident service, self-sufficiency and supported housing programs.
Ms. Barbour earned a Master’s degree in Social work at Boston University School of Social Work and has a B.S. degree from Utica College of Syracuse University, Utica, New York.
Virginia (Ginny) LaCrow recently was appointed by Charlesview, Inc. as the first Coordinator of the Josephine A. Fiorentino Community Center. Ms. LaCrow comes to the Community Center with a strong background and experience as a program coordinator, career specialist, and job coach. Most recently she served as career specialist and acting manager of the Allston/Brighton Resource Center.
Ms. LaCrow has several years of experience working with nonprofits in the field of adult education/workforce development. Her pervious work involved program design, coordination and management, partner outreach and relationship building with partner organizations. She has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Maine and a Master’s degree from Goddard University in Vermont.
Board of Directors
Charlesview, Inc. is governed by a board of directors, currently consisting of the individuals listed below. Board members represent business and community leaders, the three founding congregations, and residents of the neighborhood, all who share long experience with and commitment to Charlesview, Inc. and the Allston-Brighton community.
Father Frank Glynn, Chairman and Secretary (St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Allston)
William Rosenberg, Vice-Chair
Robert Fox, Treasurer
Pastor John Whitley (Community United Methodist Church)