Program Manager-South Coast
Athena DeBrito joined EforAll in February of 2018 as Program Manager supporting the
South Coast team and local entrepreneurs. Born and raised in New Bedford, Athena
has a true passion for the revitalization of the city, especially through the growth of small business.
She is the daughter of entrepreneurs who were driven by their community
and credits her parents influence and family business for many of the successes she
has had in her life. Athena received her B.S. in Retail Marketing from Johnson & Wales
University in 2010. After graduating, she worked for Boston Apparel Group then moved
onto a career with Estee Lauder Companies as Account Coordinator. Though she loved
her role, Athena’s strong ties to her hometown influenced her to want to make a
difference locally. After many years with E.L.C., Athena used her strong local
networking skills to branch out and began working as Housing Specialist for a mental
health agency and making a difference with an underserved population in New Bedford.
It is her eclectic experience in networking, marketing, human services and event
planning that she brings to EforAll South Coast. Athena is passionate about
philanthropy and serves as a board member for the local food pantry, her church and
school PTO. Athena resides in New Bedford with her husband Manny, stepson Avery, and son Theo.