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 into a widely recognized staffing agency serving the businesses and workforce throughout Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. She is a Certified Staffing Professional. Eileen graduated from Vassar College and recruited addicts into treatment at the New York City Addiction Services Agency. She then became a senior officer at Citibank and, later, Merrill Lynch. She also helped to found the National Political Women’s Caucus.
Eileen has chaired the Fall River 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 new opportunities never end.
Ron Rezendes, Chief Financial Officer
Ron is the Chief Financial Officer and technical guru of ABLE Associates. He has figured out how to put fun into his day. He often takes his work to Mexico, Jamaica, or wherever the sun shines. And never has a paycheck or payment 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.
Dora Botelho, Operations Manager
Dora is a highly skilled and flexible recruiter. Her strong ties with local industries have been a critical 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 ensures that her employees know as much as possible about the job they will be doing and fair employment practices.
In addition to her professionalism, Dora possesses extraordinary intuitive skills. Dora’s candidates are sized up, 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.
Chris Fonseca, Recruiter
Chris has extensive and successful experience in customer service and customer relationship building. He brings years of experience, having served as a trainer to promote sales, development, and coaching support in multiple positions throughout his career.
Chris strives to maintain a positive atmosphere for clients and feels that living locally allows him to understand better the community he is working for. He can relate to the everyday struggles of finding the right job and takes pride in ensuring that the community knows that he is there to help them get the best position and pay.
Kerri Whitney, Recruiter
Kerri came on board in 2021 with two years of staffing experience. In a short time, she has become a valuable member of the ABLE Associates team. As a proud mother and grandmother, she understands the complexities of being a working parent. As a result, she always goes the extra mile to help job seekers find the best roles to suit their needs. She also considers every relationship with clients and employees as a partnership.
Kerri enjoys spending time with her family and vacations when not at work.
Pamela Rego, Recruiter
With several years of recruiting and management experience, Pam brings her expertise in employee relations, talent management and training to Able Associates. Pam has a passion for helping people succeed and is constantly striving for success in herself and those around her. When she is not working, Pam enjoys spending time with family and friends and running her family farm with her husband. Welcome Pam!
Tilly Rodrigues, Account Manager
Tilly has 25 years of staffing industry experience. She has learned how to build relationships with clients and candidates during this time.
Tilly enjoys cooking, vacations, and being a wife, mom, and grandma when not working.