Angie F. Estevez, who formerly worked in law enforcement and has a record of working with nonprofits, has been hired as initiative director at the new Mount Washington Alliance.
The group received a $475,000 Working Cities Challenge grant last summer from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. The award is aimed at closing a “social and economic opportunity gap” between it and the rest of the city.
Estevez has “been intentional about working with organizations, programs and initiatives that help alleviate suffering to at-risk and marginalized populations,” a statement read. She reports to the alliance’s Governance Committee and was given the job after a hiring subcommittee interviewed six semi-finalists and three final candidates.
Estevez left a long term career in law enforcement in order to further her education and pursue work in the nonprofit sector, the statement said. She has previously held such positions as program director, nonprofit consultant, executive director, development associate, office manager and operations manager.
Estevez holds an associate degree from Northern Essex Community College, a bachelor’s in Addictions Studies from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary and master’s in Nonprofit Management and Philanthropy from Bay Path University. She is fluent in Spanish.
She will work from the alliance’s office within Community Action, 3 Washington Square, Haverhill. The group said there is a possibility an additional office will be located in the Mount Washington neighborhood. She can be reached at [email protected] or by calling 978-373-1971, ext. 237.