Grandma's House Staff
Woody Medeiros, Executive Director
Woody Medeiros, Executive Director of Grandma's House Executive Director, Woody has been a leader and advocate for Grandma's House since 1992. Through these years Woody has grown with Grandma's House program and used her talents and strengths to advocate for those who cannot advocate for themselves, developing community partners and long term relationships. Confident, she believes that if you give youth positive support and tools for life you give hope and vision and help guide them towards a future they never knew possible. Woody has also served in roles in numerous community organizations: Homeless Leadership Coalition, one-night Homeless Count, Project Connect, NOVA, Harmony for Women and others.
Linda Collins, Volunteer Coordinator/ Bookkeeper
Linda has been with Grandma’s House since the 1992. She volunteered as a bookkeeper in those early years and was hired in that position part-time a few years back. When our volunteer coordinator position came open it was a perfect fit for her. Linda divides her time between office manager, bookkeeping and arranging volunteers to help at the house as house moms, mentors, transportation for residents and special project. Linda is also a teacher and is more than willing to tutor our young mothers if they are struggling in school. She has many years of experience with our population and presents a calm and secure presence for them. Linda is also a member of NOVA, Network of Volunteer Administrators.
Sharon Petrie, Night Supervisor
Sharon has perhaps the most difficult position. When things go bump in the night, someone goes into labor or a baby’s temperature goes, up she is there to comfort and sooth. It has been said that there is not a person that doesn’t love Sharon. That is a true statement. She is a cookie baking, soup making support with love and compassion. Sharon also coordinates Grandma’s Closet and fills request from folks in need of baby items or personal care products.