Marilyn Da Fonseca
Marilyn is our Community Health Worker Supervisor. She joins us with more than 20 years of experience in the health field. She has worked more than 15 of those years with Lifespan, 3 years with Care New England, where she began her Community Health Worker journey, and 2½ years with Blackstone Valley Community Health, where she continued her journey after receiving her official CHW certification through the Rhode Island Department of Health.
Marilyn takes much pride in being a mother of two amazing children—Julian, who is an 11-year-old, self-taught, and amazing artist, and Milla, who is 18 and soon to be a Johnson & Wales University Wildcat! Marilyn’s love for her Cape Verdean culture shines through in her everyday life. She loves helping her community, whether it’s through interpreting or helping to connect people with helpful resources.
Needless to say, the position she now holds at ONE Neighborhood Builders is in alignment with her true life’s purpose: Continue to be the best advocate for those who have no voice and need guidance navigating within their community. Marilyn is looking forward to growing further with ONE Neighborhood Builders.