Karen LaFrazia

Karen LaFrazia

During her twenty years at St. Francis House, Karen LaFrazia has provided a guiding vision of growth for the agency and created a culture that fosters innovation and rewards creativity.

Maggie Burns

As the Vice President of Philanthropy and External Affairs, Maggie provides strategy, leadership and direction for all agency fundraising while overseeing marketing, communications and external affairs. First joining St. Francis House in 2012, Maggie is a member of the St. Francis House executive team and plays a key role in developing and implementing organizational strategy.

Before joining St. Francis House, Maggie was Senior Director of Development at the United Way of Mass Bay and Merrimack Valley, where she managed the Private Equity Venture Capital Industry and launched the nationally acclaimed Women’s and Emerging Leaders affinity programs.

Throughout her career, Maggie has been instrumental in organizational and departmental strategic planning. Drawing from extensive leadership experience, Maggie understands the complexities of growing small to mid-size organizations.

In addition to her work at St. Francis House, Maggie is a Founding member of The Roundtable, a group of Development and Advancement leaders from organizations with an annual budget of less than $25 million, who come together to workshop challenges and share best practices.

Contact Maggie at mburns@stfrancishouse.org.

Christine Cannonier, PHR, SHRM-CP

As Director of Human Resources, Christine provides leadership and direction to maximize staff engagement and satisfaction to promote values of diversity, professional development, and high performance. Contact Christine at cconnonier@stfrancishouse.org.

Kimberly Carvalho

The Director of the Annual Fund, Kimberly oversees and leads the Agency’s annual fundraising efforts through several methods including individual giving, events, corporate and family foundations, tributes, community partnerships, and planned giving.  Contact Kimberly at kcarvalho@stfrancishouse.org.

Molly Dugan, MSW, LICSW

As the Associate Director of Behavioral Health, Molly oversees all programming related to substance use treatment, mental health and case management, ensuring that staff have the tools and support needed in those areas to coordinate resources that help guests work overall toward more stable income, housing, and behavioral health. Contact Molly at mdugan@stfrancishouse.org.

Jason Ercolano

As Associate Director of Day Shelter Services, Jason links our Community Engagement & Safety, Basic Services, Guest Services, and Clinical & Recovery Services Departments together in philosophy, approach, and operations, ensuring interdepartmental collaboration and communication while fostering their contributions to the Programs & Services Department. Contact Jason at jercolano@stfrancishouse.org.

Andrea Farina, PhD

As Vice President of Program Strategy and Initiatives, Dr. Andrea Farina leads the strategic expansion and integration efforts of existing programs as well as the planning and launch of new initiatives.  She also oversees the agency’s data collections and outcome measurement work.

Andrea joined St. Francis House in 2010 and holds a PhD in sociology from Boston University, an MS in counseling from Shippensburg University, and a BA in psychology from the University of Delaware. Her professional background includes a variety of roles related to addressing poverty and economic equity issues at the individual and community level such as managing non-profit and city government programs, consulting to practitioners, funders and municipal entities, conducting research, and teaching.

Prior to joining St. Francis House, Andrea was a Research Associate at Harvard Business School, where she worked on projects related to practices in the consumer finance sector, particularly those that have significant effects on the economic well-being of low and moderate-income families.

Contact Andrea at afarina@stfrancishouse.org.

Beth Grand, LADC1

As Associate Director of Workforce Development, Beth assures that we offer employment and training services designed to encourage guests to identify career goals and offer income expansion opportunities in supportive, healing, and growth-oriented setting. We offer a variety of opportunities to meet individual’s unique needs including job search strategies, career planning and coaching, job placement and retention, and life skills/wellness. Contact Beth at bgrand@stfrancishouse.org.

Eddy Guerrero

As Director of IT, Eddy Guerrero is responsible for performing and overseeing the IT infrastructure of the organization, determining requirements for IT systems, and eliminating security risks. Contact Eddy at eguerrero@stfrancishouse.org.

Jim Hockhousen

Jim oversees all aspects of the accounting and finance operations, human resources, and information technology to ensure their alignment with the organization’s goals and strategic plan. As the Vice President of Finance and Administration, Jim creates and monitors the annual budget, establishes all internal controls, manages external business relationships, and oversees all administrative functions. In Human Resources, Jim provides strategic leadership and direction to maximize staff engagement, while providing oversight for all HR functions. Jim also provides direction in support of best practices and functions for IT.

After dedicating over 35 years of service to the nonprofit sector, Jim joined St. Francis House in 2020. His experience includes work in education, healthcare, mental health, and human services. Jim has applied his expertise in finance, IT, and administration to a variety of organizational leadership positions including Assistant Administrator, Vice President, and CEO, notably serving as CFO at Hildebrand Family Self Help in Cambridge and as Vice President of Finance and Administration at The Family Center. He has also acted as liaison to the State of Rhode Island and trade associations, both locally and nationally, and served on numerous boards, including as the Treasurer for the Rhode Island School for the Deaf.

Jim received his B.S. in Accounting from Providence College and remains active with the Alumni Association.

Contact Jim at jhockhousen@stfrancishouse.org.