Our Team

Kim McLaughlin

Lead Organizer/Staff Director


As Lead Organizer, Kim is responsible for overseeing the staff efforts in carrying out the work plan of the Project as developed by the Annual Convention, Delegates Assembly, and Executive Council.

Barbara Therrien

Office Manager

Barbara has been with NVP since 1987. Barbara is responsible for the daily business management of the organization, record keeping, financial documents,  coordinating staff schedules, and clerical support for other NVP staff.

Karime Pimentel

Community Organizer

Karime joined NVP in 2017.  Her organization, Dominicanos-US, INC joined NVP in 2018.  Karime is now a member of the NVP staff.  As Community Organizer, she  coordinates NVP’s COVID-19 Assistance Program for domestic workers and undocumented families, chairs the NVP Environmental Justice Committee, and participates in NVP’s Hospital Accountability Committee meetings and actions.  


Our Executive Council


Bonnie Odiorne, First Congreational Church, Waterbury, President Emerita

Richard Natale, President  Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Waterbury

Brenda Morisette, Vice President, SEIU,1199NE, Waterbury

Father John Cooney, Treasurer

Jacqueline Jackson, Secretary, United Muslim Masjid, Waterbury


Angela Aybar, Iglesia Cristiana Casa del Perdon, Waterbury, Environmental Justice Committee

Kit Salazar-Smith, Western CT Central Labor Coalition, Hospital Accountability Committee

Steve Schrag, Western CT Central Labor Coalition, Environmental Justice Committee

Bishop Lionel French, Gospel Tabernacle Ministries, Waterbury, Hospital Accountability Committee

Rev. John Thomason, Woodbury United Methodist Church, Hospital Accountability Committee

Karime Pimentel, Dominicanos USA, Waterbury, Environmental Justice Committee

Evelyn Lush, Hillside View Cooperative, Waterbury, Brookside Cooperatives Rep

Our Funders

Thank you to our Funders..past and present..without whom our Fight for Justice would not be able to continue.

Archbishop Annual Appeal

Catholic Campaign for Human


Connecticut Community Foundation

Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut

Evangelical Lutheran Church of America

Presbyterian Hunger Fund

Raskob Foundation for Catholic Activities

Tufts Health Plan Foundation

Universal Health Care Foundation

Unitarian Universalist Fund for a Just Society

William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund

Woodward Foundation