Sr. Paulette Announces Her Retirement
Paulette LoMonaco announced that she will be retiring at the end of the year after 50 years of dedication to Good Shepherd Services. In a message to staff and friends, Sr. Paulette said, “Good Shepherd Services has never been about one person – but an entire community. Together, we have built a small provider of out-of-home care for vulnerable girls into one of the largest youth social services agencies in New York City. And so much of it has been made possible because of your support.
Together with generations of dedicated staff and supporters, Good Shepherd has grown to serve over 30,000 young people and families across New York City. We have been a leader in addressing emerging needs by piloting innovative models and programs that have led the way in the social services sector, sparked policy debates, and enhanced outcomes for youth and families in this city and beyond. We have played an integral role in the development of groundbreaking models of service for disconnected youth, especially those who have dropped out of school or fallen off track in traditional high school settings – pioneering the city’s first ever transfer school in partnership with the New York City Department of Education. And we have continued to push ourselves to expand our services to more neighborhoods in need, from the south Bronx to most recently East New York.”
Sr. Paulette is Good Shepherd Services’ longest serving executive director. The Board of Directors has formed a committee to be chaired by Lilliam Barrios-Paoli to lead the search for Sister Paulette’s successor. Sister Paulette will remain in her role as Executive Director until the end of this year. Both the Board and Paulette have committed to a seamless transition to new leadership.
An event honoring her 50 years of service will be held on November 12, 2019. Learn more, here.