Interfaith Social Services’ Staff
Rick Doane, Executive Director. Rick received his Masters Degree in Public Administration from Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts; and he completed his undergraduate work at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He worked for Brigham Young University as a global I.T. support supervisor before moving back to the Boston area. Rick has worked and volunteered in a number of capacities at nonprofit organizations throughout the state. From 2004-2009 he was Project Bread – The Walk for Hunger’s Allocations and Operations Manager; where he helped oversee the annual allocation of over two million dollars in funding to anti-hunger organizations throughout Massachusetts. From 1999 – 2001 Rick served as a missionary in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In 2011 Rick was named one of South Shore Star’s 40 under 40 emerging leaders. He is a member of the Quincy Lions club, and volunteers as an administrator for the Youth programs of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Massachusetts’ eastern region. Rick is a Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout. He currently resides in Randolph, MA with his wife and three young sons.
Paula Daniels, Volunteer Coordinator and Development Associate. Paula has a BA in Politics from St. Anselm College as well as considerable development and administration experience working with non-profit organizations including: the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Community Enterprises, Inc. and Citizens Energy Corporation. Prior to joining the staff at Interfaith, Paula spent over 3 years as the Director of Development at HomeStart, Inc. in Boston. Paula’s responsibilities include recruiting new volunteers and managing the 300+ volunteers who work within Interfaith’s various programs. She manages Interfaith’s client database and helps to coordinate all fundraising events and campaigns.
Beverly Farrell, Business and Operations Manager. Beverly has over three decades of bookkeeping experience for large and midsized organizations throughout the South Shore region. Since 1995 she has overseen Interfaith’s business office and facility operations. She works closely with the Executive Director and Treasurer to make sure that all donations to Interfaith are handled with the utmost sense of stewardship and responsibility.
Claire Hagan, New Directions Counseling Coordinator. Claire received a Master of Education in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Massachusetts; Certificate of Clinical Specialty in Mental Health Services to Infants and Families from New England Medical Center and a B.A. in Early Childhood and Family Intervention from Emmanuel College. She came to Interfaith Social Services in 1998 and is responsible for all counseling coordination, client intake, referrals to clinicians, maintenance of a client database, and oversight for Interfaith’s 8 fee for service counselors. She is the liaison to other community agencies, hospitals, clinics, physicians, work programs and the Massachusetts Department of Social Services. Concurrently, Claire also provides services at Foundation for Healthy Family Development in Norwell MA and at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth MA.
Rhiannon Kimball, Food Pantry Manager. Responsible for oversight of Interfaith’s Pantry Shelf, Career Closet, Harvest Helpers and Learning Pantry programs. A Quincy resident, Rhiannon has years of experience in the non-profit sector working with community based organizations throughout the South Shore. Most recently she was Site Director for the Metro Suburban RLC. Rhiannon was responsible for data base management and training, production and supervision of marketing materials including website maintenance, collecting and reporting of data to funders, supervision of volunteers as well as the development and implementation of MSRLC’s volunteer program. Rhiannon is an integral member of Interfaith’s team and has a passion for serving families in need. She is currently pursuing her BA in Human Services at UMass Boston.
Michelle Morais, Manager of Financial Assistance, oversees HomeSafe; Interfaith’s emergency assistance and homelessness prevention program. Michelle received her J.D. from Loyola Law School and B.A. in International Studies from Colby College in Waterville, ME. A native of Massachusetts, Michelle worked for a number of organizations in California before immigrating back to the Bay State. She was the Foreclosure Program Manager at Legal Services of Northern California, Senior Legal Hotline. She clerked at Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles and Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice. Her experiences with housing law, the eviction process, foreclosure, and homelessness prevention uniquely qualify her to help Interfaith’s clients.