Sr. Paulette has made a distinctive impact on the lives of countless vulnerable NYC children and youth and on the child welfare, education, and family support systems with which she interfaces as the Executive Director of Good Shepherd Services (GSS), a position she has held for the past 34 years.
Winner of the inaugural 2007 New York Times Excellence Award for overall management excellence, under Sr. Paulette’s guidance GSS has evolved from a small provider of out-of-home care to one of NYC’s largest, most respected multi-service agencies. Throughout her tenure, the agency has addressed emerging needs by piloting innovative models that can be used more broadly to inform policy debates and enhance outcomes for youth within NYC and beyond.
A founding member of the Neighborhood Family Services Coalition, Sr. Paulette serves on numerous Boards and government advisory boards.
Sr. Paulette has an MA in Family and Community Relations from Teachers College of Columbia University and a BA in History/Education from American International College. She completed Columbia University’s Institute for Not-For-Profit Management in 1984, and has honorary doctorates from St. Francis College and Fordham University; as well as Robin Hood Hero and Lewis Hine awards.