Anita joined Community Legal Aid’s Worcester office as pro bono coordinator 2014. Before joining Community Legal Aid, Anita worked for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Revenue, Office of Child Support Enforcement in Springfield, and Worcester MA for over six years as a member of the litigation unit responsible for assisting legal counsel in establishing and enforcing child support orders in the Probate and Family Court. At DOR/CSE Anita was selected to assist implementing a statewide pilot project targeting interstate child support orders, and worked on a special federal grant project analyzing data regarding child support orders to establish better outcomeson behalf of children living in poverty. Anita also worked for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance in Northampton MA for six years as a financial assistance social worker helping local families establish viable independence plans. Anita’s professional life reflects her commitment to collaboration among professionals on behalf of those most vulnerable in our community.