Koren Cappiello, TREASURER
Koren Cappiello has been the Director of Social Services for the Office of the Mayor, in the City of Brockton since 2010. In her role, Ms. Cappiello oversees and manages city grants related to social services from homeless prevention and assistance to gang prevention, drug and alcohol prevention/resources and elder services. She also serves as the Mayor’s representative on numerous committees and coalitions, and collaborates with community partners to pursue additional grant funding. Ms. Cappiello also oversees programs for youth including: Brockton After Dark, the Mayor’s Youth Council, and supervises the AmeriCorps Promise Fellow assigned to the Mayor’s Office. Ms. Cappiello manages the overall operation of the new innovation “Champion Plan”, helping individuals with Substance Use Disorders access treatment.
A Bachelor of Arts graduate of Stonehill College, Ms. Cappiello also holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in NYC and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Bridgewater State University. She is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC I) in the State of Massachusetts. Ms. Cappiello is also a former Peace Corps volunteer having served in Cape Verde, West Africa for two and a half years and has done extensive travelling in Africa and other countries. She is the former coordinator of the Brockton Mayor’s Opioid Overdose Prevention Coalition. In that capacity Ms. Cappiello coordinated and created a solid coalition and performed overdose awareness and prevention work throughout the community. She has worked at the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office, Old Colony YMCA, Catholic Charities, and taught at various agencies in NYC and MA teaching EFL/ESL.
Ms. Cappiello also works per-diem as a therapist at Northeast Health Services, a clinician at High Point Treatment Center community detoxification and clinical stabilization, a crisis clinician at Community Counseling of Bristol County, teaches and does practicum supervision for UMASS Boston’s Addictions Counselor Education Program. She serves on the Area Board of the Department of Children and Families, as well as the Board Chair of the National Parent support Group “Learn to Cope”.