Board of Directors

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Meet our Board of Directors

Casa Esperanza, Inc.’s Board of Directors provides leadership oversight and works with our Executive Team to support Casa’s Mission and Values. Casa’s Board represents the communities we serve, determines our strategic direction, stewards resources, ensures program impact, and sets governance policies. The Board of Directors is responsible for ensuring Casa’s programs and services are in compliance with internal and external requirements and that patients receive exceptional care across all of our programs and services.


Pedro Garrido-Castillo, PhD


Massachussets General Hospital


Edwin Perez


Prime Financial Business Services, LLC


Carrie Carrizoza

Senior Loan Officer

Leander Bank


Carlos Cappas, PsyD, MBA

Chief Behavioral Health Officer

Lynn Community Health Center

Judith Lischetti, LICSW


Brookside Community Health Center

Maria Torres, PhD, LMHC

Assistant Professor, School of Social Welfare

SUNY Stony Brook


Board Responsibilities

    Sets Strategic Direction for Casa Esperanza, Inc.

  • The Board sets strategic direction, consistent with the mission. It is responsible for making decisions that are in the best interest of Casa Esperanza and the communities Casa Esperanza serves.
  • Represent Casa Esperanza’s Communities

  • The Board represents the communities Casa Esperanza serves, as defined by the Board. It gathers input from the communities we serve about their needs and ensures effective communication and transparency about the organization’s mission, values, direction, program development, and finances.
  • Ensure Stewardship of Casa Esperanza’s Resources

  • The Board has fiduciary responsibility for Casa Esperanza and affiliated legal entities. It ensures that resources are used for the long-term mission of the organization. It approves the budget and monitors finances to ensure accountability. It also ensures that the funds generated are adequate for the budget, which may involve fundraising, as determined by the Board.
  • Ensures Program Quality and Impact

  • The Board monitors Casa Esperanza’s programs to ensure culturally responsive, high quality services and outcomes.
  • Sets Policy and Monitors Compliance

  • The Board sets governance policy, monitors compliance with internal and external policies, and with all funding and legal responsibilities to ensure Casa Esperanza’s long-term success and stability.

Join Our Team!

Are you interested in serving our mission by becoming a member of the Casa team? Casa Esperanza is looking for enthusiastic, team-oriented human service professionals.

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