Our Staff

Maureen St. Cyr, Executive Director

Maureen St. Cyr is the Executive Director at Massachusetts Fair Housing Center. Prior to joining MFHC, Maureen was the Coordinating Attorney for fair housing work at Community Legal Aid in Worcester, Massachusetts, where she represented clients with housing discrimination claims in state housing and superior court, federal court, and before administrative agencies. She also played a central role in developing the agency’s fair housing mission, guiding strategy, mentoring staff members, and served as a face of the fair housing project throughout the community. Maureen is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and clerked for the Vermont Superior Court. She is honored to carry out the vital mission of MFHC.

Vineeth Hemavathi, Staff Attorney

Vineeth joined the staff of the Massachusetts Fair Housing Center in 2021. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law and the University of Kansas. In law school, Vineeth was the Managing Editor of the North Carolina International Law Journal where he earned the Seymour Werfel Award for his outstanding service. Prior to joining MFHC, Vineeth worked at Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma representing indigent victims of domestic violence. Vineeth has also worked in national security, taught middle school language arts at a low-income school, and served as a field organizer on a presidential campaign.

Vineeth can be reached at 413-539-9796 ext. 107.

Savannah Larrier, Civil Rights Specialist

Savannah joined the Massachusetts Fair Housing Center in May 2023. She graduated from Howard University with a bachelor’s degree in Strategic, Legal and Management Communications in 2023. Prior to joining MFHC, Savannah interned at a lobbying firm in Washington, D.C and on a congressional re-election campaign. Previously, Savannah worked at Way Finder's and interned for a property management company.

Jean Boutin, Intake Specialist

Jean has a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a master’s in human resource development. In the late ‘60s, Jean taught junior high social studies in the inner city of Bridgeport, CT, where she began to understand the complex needs of a racially diverse, low-income community. Jean then spent 11 years in Chile where she became an LPN through Chile’s National Health Service. In Chile, Jean collaborated with the Human Rights Commission of Chile to organize a network of empowerment support groups for women in shanty towns in Santiago. She was also active in the organized resistance to the military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.

More recently, Jean worked for the Department of Children and Families (DCF) in direct service of families living in sub-standard housing in Western Massachusetts. She is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Jean can be reached at 413-539-9796, ext. 101.

Krystal Kilhart, Testing Coordinator

Krystal joined the Massachusetts Fair Housing Center in July 2022. They graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with dual bachelor's degrees in Anthropology and Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies in 2019. Krystal trains and recruits testers while building and conducting tests to dismantle the discrimination that takes place during the housing process. Prior to joining MFHC, Krystal worked with LGBTQ older adults and in public libraries.

Krystal can be reached at 413-539-9796 ext. 103 or kkilhart@massfairhousing.org.

Rosa Tobin, Communications Associate

Rosa joined the Massachusetts Fair Housing Center in January 2022. They graduated from Western Washington University with a bachelor's in English literature in 2017. More recently they completed a certificate in Documentary Studies through Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies, and graduated from Michigan State University with a master's degree in Digital Rhetoric and Professional Writing. Prior to joining MFHC, Rosa spent over seven years working in higher education.

Rosa can be reached at ‪(413) 233-4620‬ or rtobin@massfairhousing.org.

Claire Trivax, Administrative Assistant

Claire recently joined the Massachusetts Fair Housing Center in May 2023. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Classical Studies from Hope College in 2016. In 2018, she received a Master’s Degree in Classics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is currently in the process of obtaining her MFA in Playwriting from Smith College. Claire has spent the last three years working in the legal field.

Seong Gillespie, Americorps Legal Advocate

Seong joined the Massachusetts Fair Housing Center in September 2023. He graduated from Wagner College with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Civic Engagement in 2023. Prior to joining MFHC, Seong interned at Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement Program in New York City.

Seong can be reached at seong@massfairhousing.org.