Chief Executive Officer
Candace Cramer joined Sophia Snow Place in 2018 as chief executive officer. She brings 18+ years of experience as a nonprofit executive with expertise in strategic planning, operations, financial management, board development, fundraising and marketing/community relations.Before joining Sophia Snow Place, Candace served as Chief Development Officer for Ascentria Care Alliance, an $80MM human services organization that provides community service programs and elder care residential services across New England. Prior to Ascentria, she served as managing director of CNC Nonprofit Consulting, which offered strategic counsel, planning, and fund development services to national and regional nonprofits in the healthcare, educational and cultural sectors. In the private sector, Candace held the role of CFO and director of human resources for Benefit Designs, Inc., and was also a senior manager with Deloitte Touche. She received her MA in Nonprofit Management and her MBA from the University of Cincinnati. Her BA, in economics and music, is from Albion College. Candace is also a certified public accountant.
Executive Director Judy Jose-Roddy received her CASP (Certified Aging Services Professional) Certification from the University of North Texas, M.S. in management with a concentration in human services administration from Lesley College in Cambridge, Mass. and her B.A. in social services from the University of New Hampshire in Durham, N.H. Judy brought extensive knowledge and experience in her field to her work at Sophia Snow Place, including positions serving seniors in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Judy’s other human service experience includes numerous years in the fields of mental health, mental retardation and children’s services.As the Executive Director of Sophia Snow Place, Judy assures that residents receive the highest quality of services possible. Judy explains, “It is my privilege to assist these many wonderful women and men to age with dignity and independence.”
Activities Director Doreen Dougherty comes to Sophia Snow Place after 14 years of teaching at Noah Ark School and Charles River Acres School. Doreen was the lead teacher and developed many of the school’s activity programs. A 1986 graduate of Northeastern University she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. Doreen also received an Associate’s Degree in Education and Human Services at Rhode Island Community College. A 25 year resident of West Roxbury, Doreen has been a volunteer at Holy Name School, The Bernadine’s West Roxbury Main Streets, Parkway Softball and several other community programs. In her new position as Activities Director she looks forward to bringing her creativity and planning skills to the residents and developing new programs that will enrich their social, emotional and physical well-being.
MARY CELESTE BROWN
Mary Celeste has spent her career assisting mission-focused organizations in program development, planning and communication. She was among the marketing professionals who assisted Sophia Snow Place’s first independent living residents in making the decision and transition to their new home. She returns to Sophia Snow Place to continue that work for prospective independent living and supportive living residents. Mary Celeste received her M.A. in Political Economic Development from Boston College and her B.A. in Political Science from Vanderbilt University. “I am delighted to be back at Sophia Snow Place. The residents have really created a warm home and community here and the staff has remained among my favorite to work with over the years.”