Dr. Joan Wallace-Benjamin joined The Home for Little Wanderers in 2003 as
President and Chief Executive Officer. Under her guidance, the agency has gained
prominence in the field of child and family service providers, becoming a leader
in innovative programming for underserved populations and expanding its role of
advocacy for all children.
Previously, she was President and Chief Executive Officer of The Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts for 11 years and immediately prior to joining The Home, she served as a Consultant with Whitehead Mann, a global executive recruiting firm. She has also served as Director of Operations for Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston; Deputy Director of ABCD Head Start, and a Research Analyst for ABT Associates. She took a short detour from The Home in 2007 when she answered Governor-Elect Deval Patrick's call to serve as Chief of Staff on his transition team and in the first months of his administration.
Dr. Wallace-Benjamin is a former Trustee of Wellesley College and member of the Board of Overseers for The Heller School for Social Policy & Management. Additionally she has been a Corporation Member of Northeastern University and a Trustee of Pine Manor College. She graduated from Wellesley College with a BA in psychology and received her Ph.D. from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University.
Last Modified: October 4, 2011