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Dr. Joan Wallace-Benjamin Ph.D.

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President and Chief Executive Off...

The Home for Little Wanderers
Phone: (617) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: j***@***.org
Local Address:  BOSTON , Massachusetts , United States
The Home
271 Huntington Avenue
Boston , Massachusetts 02115
United States

Company Description: HSC is a secular, inclusive organization which provides various support services for homeschoolers around the state of California. (more on HSC mission) One of the...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Ph.D.
    Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University
  • Honorary Degree
  • Honorary Doctorates
    Newbury College
  • Honorary Doctorates
    University of Massachusetts
  • BA , Psychology
    Wellesley College
  • B.A.
    Wellesley College
  • honorary doctoral degree
  • Honorary Degree of Humane Letters
    Newbury College
  • Ph.D
  • Bachelor of Arts , Psychology
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Leadership - The Home for Little Wanderers, 13 Dec 2015 [cached]
Joan Wallace-Benjamin, Ph.D. President and Chief Executive Officer
Leadership - The Home For Little Wanderers - The Home for Little Wanderers, 3 Jan 2014 [cached]
Joan Wallace-Benjamin, Ph.D. Leadership - The Home For Little Wanderers - The Home for Little Wanderers
Joan Wallace-Benjamin President & Chief Executive Officer
Joan Wallace-Benjamin
Joan Wallace-Benjamin
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, Joan 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. Joan 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 office. Joan has brought to all of her positions a remarkable array of skills and energy that have empowered and inspired the organizations to fulfill their missions of service, research and advocacy.
Joan has received awards too numerous to list in full, but a sampling includes being named one of Boston magazine's 50 Most Powerful Women, February 2011; the Henry L. Shattuck Public Service City Champion Award, October 2010; Urban League Civil Rights Award, April 2007; Pinnacle Award, Achievement in Management Non-Profit from the Boston Chamber of Commerce, January 2005. Joan holds Honorary Doctorates from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (1993), Newbury College, Chestnut Hill, MA (2005), and Curry College, Milton, MA (2009) and Bridgewater State University (in May 2011) and New England Law, Boston (May, 2013).
Joan serves on the Board of Directors of Bridgewater State University and was appointed by Governor Patrick to co chair with Juvenile Court Judge, Joan McMenemy on the Families and Children Requiring Assistance Advisory Board.
Newsroom - 2005 Press Releases, 24 May 2005 [cached]
Brookline, MA - May 24, 2005: Newbury College President David Ellis presented Joan Wallace-Benjamin, Ph.D., President and CEO, The Home for Little Wanderers with an honorary degree at Newbury's 42nd commencement in Brookline recently.
Joan Wallace-Benjamin, Ph.D. is President of The Home for Little Wanderers, New England's largest child welfare agency, and one of the nation's oldest and most respected, with a history dating back to 1799.The Home provides services to thousands of children and families, through over 25 programs.The mission of The Home is to ensure the healthy emotional, mental and social development of children, their families, and communities.
Dr. Wallace-Benjamin came to The Home in 2003 with an impressive background.For eleven years she led the Urban League of Massachusetts as the President and Chief Executive Officer, and as Director for Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston, Deputy Director of ABCD Head Start, and a Research Analyst for ABT Associates.
Dr. Wallace-Benjamin's accomplishments have been recognized by numerous agencies and organizations.Some of her many awards include the 2005 Pinnacle Award, Achievement in Management -Non-Profit from the Boston Chamber of Commerce, the 2004 Exceptional Women Award for Community Service from Magic 106.7 FM, a 2003 Lady Baden-Powel Good Scout Award from Boston Minuteman Council, Boy Scouts of America, a 2003 Lifetime Achievement Award from Rosie's Place, Boston, and in 2003 was named by Boston Magazine as one of Boston's 100 Women of Power.In 2002, she was honored with Academy of Women Achiever's Award from Boston YWCA; a Humanitarian Award from the National Conference for Community and Justice; an African American Achievement Award in Community Service from Boston Mayor Thomas Menino; and the 25th Anniversary Child Care Award, from Family Day Care Program, Inc.
Dr. Wallace-Benjamin received a B.A. from Wellesley College and a Ph.D. from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University.She holds an honorary doctoral degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Dr. Wallace-Benjamin is pictured receiving an Honorary Degree of Humane Letters at Newbury College in Brookline.Pictured from left to right: Newbury College Board Chairman, Keith Motley, Joan Wallace-Benjamin, Ph.D. and Newbury President, David Ellis.
The Home for Little Wanderers' ..., 22 July 2015 [cached]
The Home for Little Wanderers' President and CEO Joan Wallace-Benjamin explained that this is an exciting time for the child welfare agency. "The opening of the Family Resource Center is an example of how The Home is collaborating with community partners to provide a wide network of support and strength for the Commonwealth's most vulnerable young people, while also preparing them for meaningful and productive lives in the community," she said.
Joan ..., 3 July 2015 [cached]
Joan Wallace-Benjamin President & CEO, The Home for Little Wanderers
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