Who We Are

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ANITA SAVILLE. Anita has written about women’s finances for more than 25 years. She runs a successful communications business and is the founder of Pursestrings, a financial news service for women. In addition, Anita worked as an editor at Fidelity Investments -- where she became certified as a registered securities representative -- and taught in the Maryland public schools. She has volunteered with a variety of organizations that support women’s rights and helped launch a Lowell chapter of the National Organization for Women.

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS AND CLIENT ADVOCATE, KATHY BROUGH. Kathy has worked in multiple non-profit organizations in our target area for nearly 20 years. She has served as Treasurer and board member of a regional homeless shelter, helped low-income clients obtain disability benefits, and driven AIDS patients to medical appointments. She is a local town meeting representative, and serves on the town recycling committee. For more than 16 years, Kathryn managed the day-to-day operations of an electro-optical engineering consulting firm -- handling accounting, human resources, project planning, budgeting, and cash flow.  She also established similar systems for a startup firm that offers customized medical care.

DIRECTOR OF COACHING, JULIE LEMIRE. Julie -- now a patient advocate at Lowell General Hospital -- worked with House of Hope, a family shelter in Lowell, for more than 13 years. She has also served as a case worker for the Center for Family Development in Lowell and the Lowell Community Health Center as well as a mental health counselor at the Lowell Youth Treatment Center.

(Photo courtesy of Harkins Photography)



"I learned how to prioritize the items that definitely need to be taken care of each month and also to save some of my monthly income." --Barbara