Brazilian Worker Center

Fighting for Social and Economic Justice

Staff Members

Executive Director

Executive Director

Lenita R. Reason, Executive Director

Lenita Reason is Executive Director of the Brazilian Worker Center in Boston, taking office on September 13, 2021. Formerly she was Community Organizer, Office Manager, and OSHA Outreach Coordinator at the BWC. She co-founded and co-directs the BWC’s “Building Justice” innovative worker committee who monitor and take action on wage theft cases in the community. Lenita has past work experience as a domestic worker, a dental assistant, and office administrator. In 2018 she completed a Certificate in Labor Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston, is a certified OSHA trainer, a Small Claims Court advocate for BWC workers seeking restitution for wage theft, and a certified mediator with considerable experience in resolving worker-employer disputes. She also has significant experience in conducting research, and was field coordinator for a participatory action research project that contributed to the National Domestic Workers Alliance’s 2013 national study, HOME ECONOMICS: THE INVISIBLE AND UNREGULATED WORLD OF DOMESTIC WORK. She also was field coordinator in other Boston-based projects, such the Sociological Initiatives Foundation funded 2014 study of working conditions of Massachusetts domestic workers, and other studies of health awareness in the Brazilian immigrant community, in partnership with UMass Boston, Tufts, Boston University, and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

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