Our Staff

The Staff of the Community Economic Development Center includes paid staff and many volunteers. CEDC works with the AmeriCorps and Ameriorps  VISTA programs. CEDC works closely with the UMass-Dartmouth Leduc Center for Civic Engagement to provide meaningful community service and internship opportunities for students.  The staff  at the CEDC and our Volunteers are committed to creating a local economy that works for all people. We work tirelessly to engage volunteers, community leaders, organizations, local and state government to create programs and projects that make an economic impact for working families in New Bedford. Our relatively small staff can make a big impact by creatively mobilizing the talents and skills in our community.


Joselyn Feliciano
New Americians Immigrant Integration Americorps Member

Siggy Meilus

Bus Riders United Organizer


Laura Orleans
Working Waterfront Festival Director

Brian Pastori

Deputy Director


Catherine Alves
Payroll/contracts management

Ken Rapoza
Small Businsss Technical Assistance Specialist

Corinn Williams
Executive Director