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.

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.

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.

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) 240-4188 or kkilhart@massfairhousing.org.

Alexandria Snyders Dykeman, Americorps Legal Advocate

Alexandria joined the Massachusetts Fair Housing Center in September 2022 as an Americorps Legal Advocate, after interning with MFHC during the summer of 2021. In June 2022 she graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honors Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science. Previously she has worked at an immigration law firm and as a social events director for a state house campaign. Additionally, she has interned for a pro-choice non-profit and for a city councilor, and has campaigned with a voting rights organization.