The Home for Little Wanderers is pleased to announce that we have appointed Aisha Barlatier-Bonny, MSW, LCSW as our new Vice President of Behavioral Health & Outpatient Services.
Barlatier-Bonny brings more than 26 years of clinical and nonprofit leadership experience and most recently served as Senior Director of Operations and as Senior Vice President of Behavioral Health and Community Services at Brockton Area Multi-Services, Inc. (BAMSI).
“We are excited to welcome Aisha to The Home. We are facing a mental health crisis for children in our country, and we welcome Aisha’s unique combination of clinical and business expertise to make sure our services are reaching the children and families who need them,” said Lesli Suggs, President and CEO of The Home for Little Wanderers. “Aisha’s impressive career in nonprofit leadership and in a clinical setting, combined with her passion for helping children and families, make her an ideal leader for our behavioral team and a key contributor to our executive leadership team.”
As a member of the Brockton community, Barlatier-Bonny has served on the boards of the South Shore Haitians United for Progress (SHUP), the Haitian Organization for the Advancement of Petit-Goave (HOAP), Bridgewater State University’s Social Work Advisory Board, and was Chair of the Board of Directors at St. Joseph Manor until June 2017. Currently, Barlatier-Bonny is a board member for Covenant Health Systems. In 2011, Barlatier-Bonny was named “Brockton Woman of the Year” for her work with Haitian communities in Massachusetts and abroad.
“I look forward to leading behavioral health programs at The Home and ensuring that children and families have equitable access to the services and community connections they need. The Home is working tirelessly to help vulnerable children build stable lives,” said Barlatier-Bonny. “I look forward to advancing this great mission and The Home’s strategic goals through a DEI lens. It is great to be HOME!”
In the wake of the George Floyd tragedy, Barlatier-Bonny has devoted many hours to openly learning and listening to the needs of the marginalized and underrepresented, specifically as it relates to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice, Access and Belonging. Barlatier-Bonny was an invited panelist at Walking the Talk of Equity and Justice, hosted by the Bridgewater State University Graduate School of Social Work, and helped to launch a series of DEI trainings and initiatives at her former organization. In a previous role, Barlatier-Bonny instructed workshops in a series titled, “Talking About Race & Racism: Moving from Not-Racist to Anti-Racist and Allyship in Action.”
Most recently, Barlatier-Bonny presented at the Annual Providers’ Conference and The Children’s Trust 30th Annual A View from All Sides conference. Barlatier-Bonny earned a bachelor’s degree in Social Work at Sacred Heart University and a master’s degree in Social Work at Bridgewater State University. She resides in Brockton with her husband (Manny), three children (Christian, Daniel, and Chloe), and dog, Louie.