Staff and Consultants

Paula Herrington, interim director
Paula has more than twenty years of experience leading non-profit organizations and consulting in the areas of capacity building, financial management and organizational development. Before coming to WILPF US, she had previously served as the interim executive director at Healing Abuse / Working for Change (HAWC), MassEquality, Facing Cancer Together, and Somerville Community Corporation.  In addition to her independent consulting practice, she works through Third Sector New England’s Executive Transitions Program and is an approved consultant with Neighborworks America.  She graduated from McGill University with a B.A. in Labor Relations and received an MBA Finance from Northeastern University.

Ariane Blondin, membership coordinator, US section
Ariane joined the WILPF's Boston office during the fall of 2014. Raised in France, she also lived in Morocco. Sensitive to international issues, she has a background in business as well as education. She is enthusiastic about WILPF's mission, and wishes to make the world a better place. She lives in Somerville, MA with her husband and two children.

Catherine Brady, bookkeeper
Catherine brings a background in grassroots organizing to her job as bookkeeper. As WILPF’s bookkeeper since summer 2013, has been involved in finance and administration in the Boston area since pre-computer days, but after the abacus was in general use.  During the mid-80s to early 90s she was engaged in national social change campaigns as a grassroots organizer and fundraiser.  Since 2008 she has worked as a part-time contract bookkeeper for several small non-profit groups. She has admired WILPF’s work for many years, and is thrilled to be able to be a part of it. Catherine and her life partner live in Cambridge, and have a college-age daughter.  

Glenn Ruga, IT consultant and web communications specialist
Glenn Ruga is an award-winning graphic designer and communications professional with more than 30 years of experience working with nonprofit, education, and corporate clients including International Campaign to Ban Landmines, Physicians for Human Rights, Institute for Health Policy, and dozens of others. Glenn is founder and director of the Social Documentary Network, which has featured 1800 online exhibitions by 1300 photographers from all corners of the globe. He was a founding member and president of the Massachusetts-based international development and advocacy organization, the Center for Balkan Development (1994-2008). He has an MA from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst (1981) in social thought and political economy and an MFA from Syracuse University (1990) in graphic and advertising design.


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