Meet the ABLE team

Eileen Wheeler Sheehan, President

Since she formed ABLE in 1989, Eileen has seen the company grow from the coat closet of her mother’s house to a widely recognized staffing agency serving the businesses and workforce throughout Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. She is a Certified Staffing Professional.A graduate of Vassar College, Eileen became a senior officer at Citibank and Merrill Lynch in New York. She also helped to found the National Political Women’s Caucus and recruit addicts into treatment at the NYC Addiction Services Agency.

Eileen has long chaired the Rotary Club Vocational Services Committee and the Westport Town Personnel Board. She was named a Paul Harris Fellow by the Rotary Club and a Friend of Public Education by the MA Association of School Committees. She is proud to be part of a service where the new opportunities never end.

Ron Rezendes, Controller

Ron is the Controller and technical guru of ABLE Associates. He has figured out how to put fun in his day. He often takes his work to Mexico, or Jamaica, or wherever the sun shines. And never has a paycheck or payment been late. He keeps the company financially stable and highly automated.

With a B.A. in accounting from Bryant College, Ron was an accountant, a controller and an operations manager for 30 years before joining ABLE Associates.

Katherine Clark, Recruiter

Katherine is the first person you will see at ABLE. Our Office Coordinator takes advantage of her many talents to stay in command of the busy and exciting ABLE office environment.

While helping candidates understand the employment process, Katherine remains friendly and encouraging. She has long been able to size people up. A veteran horse trainer and riding instructor in local stables, she has a long-standing reputation for creating positive experiences among new riders.

Katherine prepares ABLE news and jobs for social media and print. “I have been the go-to person for clear communications,” says Katherine, “even when I was in high school.” Her ability to compile information into a format that is both usable and presentable was honed throughout college. She earned a bachelor’s degree in linguistics at Georgetown and a master’s degree from the Harvard School of Education.

In her spare time, Katherine is a furniture decorator and a ceramic artist.

Dora Botelho, Senior Recruiter

Dora is a highly skilled and flexible recruiter. Her strong ties with local industries have been a key factor in her success.

Beginning as a customer service representative for the Orlando Super Center, Dora was quickly promoted to office manager after creating smoother and more efficient office procedures. Organized and thorough, Dora makes sure that her employees know as much as possible about the job they will be doing, as well as fair employment practices.

In addition to her professionalism, Dora possesses extraordinary intuitive skills. Dora’s candidates are sized up, polished, nurtured and coached until they finally come out shining and poised for success. “I can see things in people that they sometimes don’t even know they have. I can help them make the most of these qualities and take their career to the next level.”

Dora’s ability to speak Portuguese and Spanish is a huge asset and contributes to the welcoming atmosphere at ABLE Associates.

Juanita Teixeira, Assistant Recruiter

Juanita’s commitment to helping people is unmistakable. Whether on the phone or in person, Juanita’s smile lights up her greeting when she meets job seekers.

Over her career, Juanita has been a travel agent, an addiction counselor and an administrative assistant. She has a special place in her heart for veterans, which grew through her work with Veterans INC. She helped with medical referrals and housing needs for vets throughout the SouthCoast of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

In her spare time, Juanita enjoys cooking, reading novels and bowling. Her greatest joy is being able to help others.

Lizzie Aerne, Service Coordinator

 

Lizzie is the first person you will see at ABLE. Our Service Coordinator takes advantage of her many talents to stay in command of the busy and exciting ABLE office environment.

While helping candidates understand the employment process, Lizzie remains friendly and encouraging.