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A. Gutierrez Oliver
Amarely Gutiérrez Oliver | Executive Director

REACH Beyond Domestic Violence, Executive Director

REACH selected Amarely Gutiérrez Oliver as the organization’s next Executive Director. 

Amarely brings deep experience in the field of domestic violence, advocating for and amplifying the voices of survivors as both a clinician and leader. Born in El Salvador and raised in Salem, Massachusetts, Amarely developed a passion for justice and equality from an early age, having experienced discrimination firsthand. After earning a degree in psychology, she worked with children and youth in crisis for several years before entering the field of domestic violence, starting at a shelter in Naples, Florida, which served a highly diverse population. There, she worked to build a more equitable organization, advocated for social change, and promoted innovation, including a financial literacy program for survivors that became a model in the region.

In 2012, she joined the YWCA of Central Massachusetts as their director of domestic violence services. During her seven-year tenure, she transformed their shelter program, putting the needs and priorities of survivors front and center, and she was a passionate and effective advocate for marginalized groups. She built partnerships and engaged with a wide range of stakeholders to advance equity and inclusion. She also served on the Governor’s Council to Address Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence.

The full press release announcing Amarely’s appointment may be found here

Kennedy Kearney-Fischer led this search with Tiara Mack, Victoria Castillo, and Angelo Alexander.