Board of Directors

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has”

Margaret Meade

Novelette P Bowen

Founder/Executive Director

Novelette is the Founder,  Executive director of Ruby’s Foster Village, Inc.She has an impressive 30 years career in the field of human service , she supervised and work directly with individuals with developmental disabilities ,geriatric population and mentally ill adults in residential setting . Ms.Bowen received her masters in Human Service from Lincoln University.She is the primary caregiver for her son who is developmental disabled. She also Volunteer as a Chair leader for foster treatment home parents.

Carla Brown

Carla work as a case manger providing intensive case management services for individuals with mental illness. A caregiver for children in foster care and a office administrator for Bella medical care. She is the founder and Director for Carl’s Educational Center a after school enrichment program. She volunteers as a soccer mom for her son’s soccer team. Carla hold a Masters in Education from Queens College in New York. 

Garfield Davidson

Garfield served as a youth mentor at Youth Build Providence and does volunteer work for various civic organizations, and is a board member at College Vision. He is a licensed agent. He has 13 years experience in selling life, health, auto and home insurance. Garfield holds a Bachelor Degree in Human Biology. From Brown University (RI). 


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Deen Blasse

Deen works with people that have developmental disabilities in their homes, community and in group homes she provides direct care to the elderly. A Sunday school teacher at her church and volunteer as a soccer coach for the Willingboro girls soccer team. Deen received her Associate Degree in Aviation from Mercer Community College in Trenton. 

Portia Brown

Portia is a Certified nursing Assistant. She currently work as a business manager for a small company, and find the time to be a caregiver to her younger brother who is developmentally disabled and is an amazing mother to her sons.