Rosie's Place has a new President/Executive Director

author/source: Michele Chausse

Rosie’s Place Names Leemarie Mosca as President/Executive Director
Longtime Fundraising Head Will Assume Role Immediately

Leemarie-mosca-rosies-placeBOSTON—Rosie’s Place, a multi-service community center that improves the lives of poor and homeless women in the Boston area, has named Leemarie Mosca as its new president/executive director.

Mosca is the fifth executive in the nonprofit’s 45-year history, succeeding Sue Marsh, who served as president from 1998.

“Leemarie is the ideal person to lead Rosie’s Place at this time,” said Rosie’s Place Board Chair Deb Pasculano. “I am confident her commitment to our mission, demonstrated success throughout her career and strategic approach to growth will serve Rosie’s Place well in the coming years.”

Mosca joined Rosie’s Place 11 years ago as director of development and public relations and was promoted to vice president of external relations in 2016. Under her leadership, annual revenues have doubled; today, Rosie’s Place is a $12 million organization employing 123 staff. 

Mosca brings two decades of development experience to the position, having previously served as director of annual fund and development operations for Horizons for Homeless Children.

“It’s a privilege to lead an organization whose work I believe in so deeply,” said Mosca. “Rosie’s Place will always be a unique place, where we offer responsive programs and services with unconditional love and caring. I will build on the legacy of our founder Kip Tiernan and my predecessors as we determine new ways to help our guests and expand our reach into the community. And I look forward to working with our wonderful staff, board and community partners to implement our vision for a better life for women in need.”

Rosies-Place-AdMore than four decades after its founding in 1974, Rosie’s Place not only provides meals and shelter but also creates answers for 12,000 women a year through wide-ranging support, housing and education services. Rosie’s Place accepts no city, state or federal funding, relying solely on the generous support of individuals, foundations and corporations.