Executive Team

Jessica Andors

Executive Directorjandors@lawrencecommunityworks.org978-722-2604

Jessica provides organizational oversight and strategic planning/decision-making, while also overseeing the real estate development and resource development aspects of LCW.

Jessica was part of a team of community organizers that spearheaded the organization’s rebirth in 1999. Since then, LCW has grown from a staff of one and a deficit, to a $3 million organization with over 5,000 resident and stakeholder members, over $120 million invested in affordable housing, family asset building, and community organizing and development, and numerous awards for its work. Under her executive leadership since 2010, LCW has successfully completed the 60-unit affordable residential development of Phase One of the Union Crossing project (50 Island Street); the 35,000 square foot commercial development NMTC project at 50 Island Street, the 18-unit affordable residential project Casa di Anna, the 73-unit affordable residential and commercial development at the Duck Mill, and the 5-unit Union- Milford Homeownership Project.

Jessica received her Master of City Planning degree from MIT in 1999, where she was honored for outstanding contributions to the intellectual life of the Department of Urban Studies and Planning. Prior, she had five years of experience in the New York and San Francisco nonprofit sectors after graduating summa cum laude from Amherst College, and interned in the Lawrence Office of Economic Development. She has served on the boards of the Lawrence Teen Coalition, the Hope Street Youth Center, Team Summit youth program, the MA Association of Community Development Corporations, and the Essex Art Center; was a founding board member of Mill Cities Community Investments (a community development financial institution serving the Merrimack Valley), chaired the statewide MIDAS Collaborative, and chaired the MassDevelopment Brownfields Advisory Group. She currently serves on the Boards of the Lawrence Partnership (a public-private economic development collaborative), and the Lawrence Alliance for Education (the Receivership Board for the Lawrence Public Schools); she also serves on the Lawrence Mayor’s Rental Cost Task Force, and is a Corporator for Eastern Bank. In 2008 she received the Lawrence History Center’s Eartha Dengler Award for transformative leadership.

Jessica is bilingual in English and Spanish, a Lawrence resident, and the mother of the exuberant, beautiful Elias, who shares his mother’s love of books, food, and playing outside.

Juan P. Bonilla

Chief Operating Officerjbonilla@lawrencecommunityworks.org978-722-2611

Juan brings sixteen years of management and financial services experience to his role. He migrated from Puerto Rico to Lawrence as a child and grew up in the city. Juan began his working life as a youth employment-training counselor; prior to his employment with LCW, he worked as a Financial Planner and Financial Services Advisor for MassMutual. Juan started with LCW as a Homeownership Counselor, became Director of Homeownership, and then Director of the entire Asset Building Department before rising to Deputy Director. Juan is a past member of the Merrimack Valley YMCA Board of Directors, and a mentor for the Lawrence Boys and Girls Club.

He graduated with dual Bachelor degrees in Sociology and Spanish from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, ME where he was active in many student cultural organizations. Juan has relevant certifications from NeighborWorks, the MA Citizens Housing and Planning Association, Mass Housing, and UnidosUS (formerly the National Council of La Raza), and is also a training provider for Unidos. He received his certificate from Boston University in Nonprofit Management and Leadership in 2011, and he is currently enrolled in the Master’s Program in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University. Juan recently served as a Board Member of the Merrimack Valley Federal Credit Union and the Community Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank.

Juan is bilingual in Spanish and bicultural, the father of three amazing girls, and a ferocious and knowledgeable advocate for economic justice and prosperity in our community.

Suresh Siva

Chief Financial Officerssiva@lawrencecommunityworks.org978-722-2601