For the past 40 years, Sr. Paulette, a Sister of the Good Shepherd, has served as the Executive Director of Good Shepherd Services until she recently retired in December, 2019. Paulette began her work at Good Shepherd as the program director of one of the residential programs for adolescent girls and subsequently, was the first director and developer of the Human Services Workshops, a professional development program. Under Paulette’s leadership, Good Shepherd Services has evolved from a small provider of out-of-home care into one of NYC’s largest, most respected multi-service agencies with a current annual budget of 100M +. During her tenure, she has fostered the development of many innovative model programs, which have been replicated across the city and nation. She has successfully merged several smaller agencies into Good Shepherd. Sr. Paulette holds a Master’s in Family and Community Relations from Columbia University’s Teachers College, and has received numerous awards, such as the Robin Hood Hero Award (2003), Lewis Hine Award (2008), and City & State’s 50 Over 50 Lifetime Achievement Award (2017). She was also selected by City & State as one of New York’s 50 Over 50 (2016), Power 100 (2017), and Nonprofit Power 50 (2018). Sr. Paulette holds honorary doctorates from St. Francis College and Fordham University. She currently serves on the boards of SCO Family of Services, the Stella and Charles Guttman Foundation, the Good Shepherd International Foundation, Collier Youth Services, Seachange and Brooklyn Jesuit Prep.