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, Chief Financial Officer

Ron is the Chief Financial Officer 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 Clark is one of the many faces you will see coming into ABLE Associates. Beginning as a Service Coordinator, Katherine was quickly promoted to a recruiter.

She exudes a welcoming and positive presence with every candidate she encounters.  While helping candidates understand the employment process, Katherine remains friendly and encouraging but also carries the ability to size people up. She has made a variety of different connections across our local community and is always ready to get involved in any aspect of ABLE. She is a true team player and we are elated to have her on our team.  

Some fun facts about Katherine are that she is a veteran horse trainer and riding instructor in local stables. She has a long-standing reputation for creating positive experiences among new riders. Furthermore, Katherine is also a painter and a ceramic artist.

Katherine has earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Georgetown University School of Languages and Linguistics.

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.

Linda Dean, Recruiter

Linda joins the team from a varied background, including on-site recruitment manager, flight attendant, and job coach.  Her enthusiasm rings throughout the office and on client visits.  She is excited to help job seekers find their best jobs.

Outside of work, she has a fulltime role in Bristol, RI community.  She organizes church feasts, town festivals, and soup kitchens.  She has a leadership role in the oldest Fourth of July parade, in Bristol.

Shannon Rooney, Administrative Assistant

Shannon is the Administrative Assistant here at ABLE Associates and the first person you will see when you walk into our office. Shannon is the friendly face and voice that will most likely greet our clients either in person or on the phone. She maintains orderliness in the office and assisting candidates with onboarding documents. While helping candidates understand the employment process, and working on various administrative tasks for the office, It is important to her that each candidate leaves with a feeling of ease and confidence.  Shannon remains friendly and encouraging and shares the team’s primary goal which is to help you!

In her spare time, Shannon has a strong interest in giving back to the community and making a difference to the people around her by volunteering at her local church.  She also enjoys spending time with her family, friends and spending time outdoors with her yellow lab McKinley.

Chris Field, Account Manager

Chris is a Rhode Island native with roots that run deep in his local community of Barrington.

Chris is an avid sailor and enjoys navigating Narragansett Bay and out to our beautiful local islands. In the winter months, he enjoys skiing in Vermont where he studied Business Administration and Marketing at Lyndon State College.

Professionally, Chris is a passionate individual who is motivated by customer satisfaction. With his professional background that spans sales, marketing, and manufacturing, he has developed a well-rounded understanding of – and expertise in – all critical steps required to effectively deliver quantifiable results for his clients.