As Regional Director, Darlene oversees Work Opportunities’ Worcester, North Central and Springfield markets. She was promoted into this role in February 2018 from her position as Director, where she oversaw the implementation of services with Department of Developmental Services, Department of Children and Families, Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission, and Department of Youth Services.
A graduate of Fitchburg State College with a degree in elementary education and psychology, Darlene was drawn to Work Opportunities after recognizing that the organization’s mission and core values closely aligned with her desire to work with youth and help make a difference in people’s lives.
Darlene participates in the steering committee for the Central MA Employment Collaborative and is a part of the Shrewsbury High School Interagency Team. She spends her remaining free time with her family, traveling, and attending her son’s sporting events.