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Y. Loray Johnson M.S
President

Loray received her B.A in Journalism from Old Dominion University in Norfolk Va. She went on to receive her M.S in Marriage and Family Therapy from Eastern Nazarene College, pharm information pills in Quincy Ma. As a single parent of two, diagnosis story  she graduated with honors and was inducted into Psi Chi Honor Society. She is currently employed at Boston Public Health Commission, Bureau of Substance Abuse, where she services a population struggling with addiction and dual diagnosis issues. She also contracts with Priority Professional Care, Inc as an Intensive Home Therapist. She proudly services a population of families in the Boston area who are in need of emotional and clinical support needed in order to stabilize and help overcome educational, behavioral and social challenges that are commonly faced by our children and their families in the community daily. Loray is also a member of Urban League, Boston YPN-ULEM and attends Mt. Olive Kingdom Builders Worship Center.

Desiree Rivera
Clerk

Desiree Rivera was born and raised in Dorchester, Ma. She started in the field of human services as a volunteer and has since worked for various agencies over the last decade.  Desiree is currently the Clerk for Family Movement and a Substance Abuse Counselor.  She earned her BA of Arts majoring in Psychology from Newbury College, and is currently pursuing her Masters in Mental Health & Forensic Psychology.

Desiree’s mission is to, “continue networking and building strong relationships in Boston, with hope to collaborate, develop & execute plans for changes in the community’s one person and/or family at a time.”  On her free time Desiree enjoys writing poetry and performing her spoken word at local events. She loves spending weekends with family and friends going out to eat or shopping.

Tanya N. Freeman-Wisdom
Grant Writer/Youth Director

With an accomplished record of securing grants, Tanya serves on the Family Movement Board as the Grant Writer.  Professionally, she has worked in the field of education for the past 15 years, currently working in the capacity of a high school Headmaster.  Tanya earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and she earned her Master’s Degree from Simmons College.  During her free time, Tanya enjoys reading a wide genre of literature, but most importantly, spending time with her husband, son, and daughter.  She has recently added traveling to her list of enjoyments.  With her love for life, work experience, and passion for supporting under-served communities, it is her mission to uphold her commitment to the advancement of Family Movement.

Kenya Beaman
Community Relations Director

Kenya Beaman has recently become the Community Relations Officer for Family Movement.  She is the Administrative Coordinator for Tufts University School of Medicine.  She has a Bachelors in Social Work from Wheelock College and a Masters in Science in Organizational Leadership and Management from Springfield College.  She is also a board certified human services practitioner. Kenya is a lifelong resident of the city of Boston and has worked many years in helping families and children in her community.  She is affiliated with various non-profit organizations such as Sister’s in the Hood Christian Ministry, The Caribbean American Carnival Association of Boston and Rosie’s Place in Boston as well as her church, Holy Tabernacle C.O.G.I.C.  She is always giving back to her community, whether it is of her time or in-kind goods. She enjoys leisure time and traveling with family and friends, as well as dancing and reading.

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