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Beatrice Dewberry

Community Building and Engagement Director

Beatrice Dewberry has been with Way Finders since 2016. She manages the Healthy Hill Initiative, a broad-based public health initiative in the Old Hill and surrounding neighborhoods, and Flexing Civic Muscle, a capacity building initiative for older adults in Mason Square neighborhoods of Springfield.

As CB&E Director, Beatrice leads the CB&E team and AmeriCorps VISTA members in Springfield and Holyoke; assists with the acquisition of grants and funds; and works with partners and neighborhood-based organizations to develop community action plans that promote wellness and neighborhood revitalization. Beatrice has built extensive relationships with community partners, elected leaders, city officials, public health experts, and organizing groups throughout Springfield.

She is a member of Baystate’s Community Benefits Advisory Council, the Regional Advisory Council, and the MassUp Steering Committee. Before joining Way Finders, Beatrice served as the community engagement and marketing director for the Mason Square Health Task Force. She also worked previously as a marketing consultant for Holyoke Community College and a news reporter for The Republican, a daily newspaper based in Springfield.