Safety & Health Coordinator
Lenita Reason is Community Organizer, Office Manager, and OSHA Outreach Coordinator at the Brazilian Worker Center in Boston. She co-founded and co-directs the BWC’s “Building Justice” innovative worker committee who monitor and take action on wage theft cases in the community. Lenita has past work experience as a domestic worker, a dental assistant, and office administrator. In 2008 she completed a Certificate in Labor Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston, is a certified OSHA trainer, a Small Claims Court advocate for BWC workers seeking restitution for wage theft, and a certified mediator with considerable experience in resolving worker-employer disputes. She also has significant experience in conducting research, and was field coordinator for a participatory action research project that contributed to the National Domestic Workers Alliance’s 2017 national study, HOME ECONOMICS: THE INVISIBLE AND UNREGULATED WORLD OF DOMESTIC WORK. She also was field coordinator in other Boston-based projects, such the Sociological Initiatives Foundation funded 2014 study of working conditions of Massachusetts domestic workers, and other studies of health awareness in the Brazilian immigrant community, in partnership with UMass Boston, Tufts, Boston University, and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.