Steering Committee Members

Our steering committee is elected by the general membership as positions become available.  Elections are held every year in June. 

The bylaws determine the terms of each position on the steering committee. 



 Louisa Stringer

     Cape Cod Wellness Collaborative

Louisa Stringer serves as Outreach Coordinator and Caregiver Support for Cape Wellness Collaborative. She is principal and Certified Caregiving Consultant™ with Your Caregiver Journey, a consultation service based on advocating for unpaid family caregivers in the workplace, in the hospital setting, at home, and most importantly with themselves.



Mary Jo French, LICSW 
Outpatient Care Coordinator at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Outpatient Services 

Mary Jo has been in this position for 3 years as of July 2018.  She received her Masters of Science degree in Social Work from Salem State University and an undergraduate degree from Emmanuel College in Boston,  in Psychology Rehabilitation Counseling. She is a Class of 2016 alumnae of the Community Leadership Institute, Cape Cod. This leadership team introduces participants to the topics and leaders affecting the Cape’s future in business, healthcare, government, social services, arts and other areas.  Since joining Spaulding, Mary Jo has initiated two post-concussion support groups with the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts. Her employment history includes working for Family Services of Greater Boston, Joslin Diabetes Clinic, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in the Dialysis Unit, Hospice Services of Massachusetts and Visiting Nurse Association of Cape Cod.  

Mary Jo lives in Sandwich with her husband David, two daughters Madeline and Erin and a little dog named Max.  Mary Jo has been an active volunteer with the Sandwich Public Schools PTSA, Sandwich Women’s Club as well as for multiple fundraisers in Massachusetts for various causes.  She grew up in Newton Center, MA and has lived in San Diego, CA, Boston, Somerville, Salem, MA.



Laura Smith

Oakdale Farms


Magda Moran

  Nonotuck Resource Associates, Inc. 

Beverly Costa-Ciavola

     Cape Cod Neighborhood Support Coalition


Regina Correira                                                                 Care Coordinator, Family Continuity 

Regina is a leader/instructor with Healthy Living Cape Cod in collaboration with local community health Centers and Stanford University, teaching individuals with chronic health issues to improve their overall health through education, including counseling on nutrition, exercise, and medication. Previously, she was a member of Massachusetts Immigrants Coalition Against Violence (MICAV) through MOVA assisting and empowering victims of violence to 

seek safety and initiate healing and independence.
Regina Correira brings many years of knowledge and experience serving Cape Cod and Islanders providing advocacy and assisting cape codders with resources to improve their quality of life. She participated actively with the Homeless Prevention Project through local housing and shelter agencies, continuing services to secure permanent housing, safety and resources for the homeless and victims of violence.  Regina Enjoys poetry and has volunteered for 10 years at the Massachusetts Poetry Festival. She has a AA in Psychology from Cape Cod Community College, and a BS in Human Services/Counseling with Lesley University. She is a former newspaper reporter for a local newspaper in New Bedford, MA. Regina takes her work seriously, and finds it rewarding to empower individuals to better, healthy, happy, safe lives.