Tuesday, Mar 2, 2021
The Greater Lawrence Community Action Council is pleased to welcome three new employees, who will play a key role in the agency’s immigration services, consumer protection and lead poisoning prevention programs.
Dayanna Moreno, an immigration attorney, is the agency’s new director of legal services. In this position, Moreno will bring her legal expertise to oversee the immigration services and consumer protection programs.
Wanda Ortiz, an attorney, will serve as coordinator of the consumer protection program; and Samantha Bartol, has been hired as the manager of the Merrimack Valley Lead Poisoning Prevention Program and GLCAC’s Healthy Homes Program.
“We are fortunate to have found such qualified candidates to fill these three positions, which are critical to GLCAC’s mission of helping low-income families find the tools they need to be successful,’’ said Evelyn Friedman, GLCAC’s executive director. “We are thrilled to have Dayanna, Wanda and Samantha joining our dedicated team.’’
Moreno, previously worked as director of legal services for the Immigration Legal Assistance Program at Ascentria Care Alliance in Worcester.
GLCAC’s consumer protection program helps clients manage the red tape and challenges associated with issues such as car sales and financing, debt collection, mortgage servicing, home improvement, defective products, and utility bill disputes.
Bartol previously worked as a housing specialist for the Greater Nashua Mental Health Center. She is now working on the state’s Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, as well as an extension program focusing on Healthy Homes.
GLCAC is a multi-faceted social services agency that assists more than 32,000 individuals through a range of programs including early childhood education, fuel assistance, WIC nutrition assistance, immigration services, lead poisoning prevention, child abuse prevention, English-language lessons, and consumer protection.