Meet the Team!
Joycelyn Gill-Campbell | OUTREACH COORDINATOR
Joyce came onto staff in 2008 as an organizer, after being a domestic worker for almost a decade and a DWU member for six years. She served on the Steering Committee of DWU for over six years, helping to build the membership base and broaden the organization's external relationships with public speaking engagements locally, nationally, and internationally. A powerful public speaker, Joyce is never to be missed at a march or rally with her signature chants and stirring cries for justice. Joyce brings her wealth of knowledge and expertise on the domestic work industry to her diverse areas of work within DWU, including coaching workers through employment negotiations and developing their skills to conduct outreach and education to other domestic workers. Joyce currently sits on the Steering Committe of the NY Care Council of the national Caring Across Generations campaign. Since 2010, Joyce has been on the Community Funding Committee of the North Star Fund, helping to ensure that New York's grassroots communities have the necessary resources to build power and bring about meaningful social and economic change. In 2009, Joyce was honored by NY Jobs with Justice for her work in advancing the rights of domestic workers. She is a Poverty Scholar with the Union Theological Seminary Poverty Initiative program and a proud graduate of Social Justice Leadership's Activate program. Joyce is from the beautiful island of Barbados.
The DWU board is elected annually by the general membership.
Lois Newland (Chair/Treasurer) joined DWU six years ago, and became actively involved, bringing experience from past jobs she did in her country. She presently sits on 3 committees. She transitioned from the Steering Committee to the present Board and became its first Treasurer. She is also actively involved in other organizations that involve community work. Her mission in life is to stop oppression, and change our community for justice and peace.
Deloris Wright (Secretary) joined DWU in 2002, and became officially a member in 2003. She is a nanny originally from Jamaica who came to the United States in 1987 and has been working as a Nanny for 24 years. She is a graduate of DWU’s 2004 Nanny Training Program and was elected to the DWU Steering Committee in 2005. Deloris transitioned to DWU’s first ever Board of Directors in 2010. Deloris is a strong believer in the mission of DWU, that one day all work will be valued equally!