About USStaff & Board of directors
MBA Executive Director
Phone: (774) 225-0909
Janelle joined Jeremiah’s Inn in February 2007 as the Administrative Assistant. She was quickly promoted to Bookkeeper in November of that year. It was a natural transition as she was pursuing an undergraduate degree in Accounting. Over the next five years Janelle worked closely with the former Executive Director, Walter Spencer, who she considers a mentor and a dear friend. When the position opened up for Executive Director, Janelle took it on and has since transformed the organization in many ways.
Since she began in December 2012 Janelle has implemented a first-ever strategic and fund development plan, which incorporates nearly 150 annual grant applications, effectively bringing the organization out of a pattern of annual net operating losses, and into a pattern of surpluses with an over 8,000% increase in annual revenue from 2012 – 2015. Not only has programming for both the Nutrition Center and the Social Model Recovery Program been increased and improved, many capital improvements have been made as well; including a new roof, a new parking lot, new technology throughout the agency, all new windows and doors, renovations of 18 resident rooms and bathrooms, new flooring in the offices, new paint throughout the interior just to name a few.
Janelle has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Nichols College. Jeremiah’s Inn, she says, has meant a great deal to her. “In many ways this place and the Social Model environment has helped mold me into the woman I am today. What I appreciate most about working at the Inn is that it doesn’t feel like work. We have an amazing team, which is more like family. Collectively we all strive towards a common goal – serving our clients to the best of our ability. It’s a beautiful thing.”
Director of Operations
Richard “Dick” Quinlan accepted the position of Director of Operations in January of 2016. With a degree in business, Dick brings 20 plus years of a wide range of experiences in relationship, operations and change management. While working for a large international corporation he won numerous national awards in business and operations excellence in North America. Through his volunteer work he gained extensive knowledge and experience in regional workforce and economic development.
As the Director of Operations at Jeremiah’s Inn he has worked closely with the Executive Director stewarding the organization through the many regulatory and operational changes necessary to bring the organization to the next level and gain competitive advantage. He is responsible for ensuring that the day to day activities are aligned with the vision and direction of the Executive Director and the Board of Directors. He describes it simply as “making sure all of the wheels are turning in the same direction at the same speed heading towards our common goal”.
He says, “my position at Jeremiah’s Inn is my fourth significant career change and by far the most rewarding”. He also says, “make no mistake, although I may be a Director, our success as an organization is the result of the collective hard work of the dedicated team I have the honor to work with.”
Phone: (508) 755-6403 Ext. 15
Jeff Busby arrived in September of 2014 with 30 years experience in the counseling field, experience in Substance Abuse and Mental Health Counseling as well as Marriage and family therapy. Jeff has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Lincoln Christian University and a Master of Arts from University of Illinois. Jeff also direct’s a faith based recovery meeting in the city called “Level Ground” and is also the co-founder of Opening Heaven’s Door, a non-profit sober house network in Worcester.
He shares that he is an avid reader and loves to take further educational opportunities of various kinds. He says, “It is with great joy that I serve with such a dynamic staff at Jeremiah’s Inn. I love coming to work each day to a great staff and awesome residents. Jeremiah’s Inn is an outstanding program that is moving forward furthermore.”
Residential Program Intake Coordinator
Phone: (508) 755-6403 Ext. 20
Contact Serina for information regarding intake, admission, eligibility, interviews, & waiting list.
Nutrition Center Coordinator
Phone: (508) 755-6403 Ext. 13
Contact Mary for information regarding Nutrition Center and Food Pantry Operations
Phone: (508) 755-6403 Ext. 10
Contact Alyssa for information regarding events, donations, volunteer opportunities, website, & social media.
Assistant to the Director
Phone: (508) 755-6403 Ext. 14
Contact Lori for information regarding accounts payable, human resources, resident fees, & employment verification
Phone: (508) 755-6403 Ext. 12
Phone: (508) 755-6403 Ext. 19
Phone: (508) 755-6403 Ext. 12
Board of Directors
Patricia L. Davidson, Esq.
Mount Wachusett Community College
O’Connor, Maloney & Co., P.C.
City of Worcester Department of Public Health
U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs Worcester
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1059 Main St., Worcester, MA 01603