News & Announcements

WHA Deputy Director Message:

November 5, 2021

Dear Residents,

Please join the Wellesley Housing Authority staff and Board of Commissioners in extending best wishes to Bob Anderson. After 40 years of dedicated service to the Wellesley Housing Authority, he will be retiring as a maintenance team member. Bob is setting his sights on a well-deserved retirement and spending more time with his recently retired wife and their family.

Bob began his career in March of 1981 as maintenance labor. In 1993 he led the CETA program, which was a mentoring program for teenagers at WHA. Together, they beautified the exterior of Barton Road while learning valuable skills from the maintenance team. Bob was also a vital member of the 1999 redevelopment of Barton Road. He continued to learn and grow within his career, ultimately becoming the maintenance supervisor in the fall of 2003. Under his leadership, the team has navigated significant changes and advancements in maintenance and the public housing industry.

Bob has been an integral part of our business, and his vision will always be valued and remembered. His hard work and dedication to WHA are worthy of our appreciation. December 31, 2021 will be his last day at the Wellesley Housing Authority. All of us will miss Bob and will never forget his contributions to our housing authority. Please join us in wishing him the best in his retirement.


Jacqueline Sullivan
Deputy Director
Wellesley Housing Authority

WHA Executive Director Message:

August 27, 2021

Dear Wellesley Housing Authority,

Today is a day filled with mixed emotion. I am writing to the Wellesley Housing Authority community to express my gratitude and to say thank you to everyone who has helped me grow as Public Housing professional, while in the same breath, notifying the Wellesley Housing community that I will be leaving Wellesley Housing to become the next Executive Director at the Norwood Housing Authority.

I would like to thank you, the residents, and the board of commissioners at the Wellesley Housing Authority for granting me the opportunity to become the first dedicated Executive Director for Wellesley Housing in over a decade.

From day one, I have felt the support from the WHA Community. The WHA staff specifically made me feel welcome as I transitioned to this role and supported me as I began making difficult decisions in our transition away from Needham.

My time in Wellesley has not only led to professional growth, but personal growth as well. I owe the Wellesley Housing Authority so much for the experiences granted to me, and those experiences have made me a better person. It has been an honor to be your
Executive Director for the past 2 years.

October 8, 2021 will be my last day at Wellesley Housing Authority. This was a difficult decision to make, but having grown up in Norwood, started my housing career in Norwood, and still being a current Norwood resident, I believe this opportunity is too good to pass up.

I have learned so much, grown so close to the staff and the board, and the endless amount of support that has been given to me as a new Executive Director can never be understated.

I can definitively say that Wellesley Housing Authority has shaped my life, both personally and professionally, and the lessons I have learned will guide me in the future. I hope to see as many residents as I can before I leave. Thank you again to everyone at Wellesley Housing Authority. I will miss you all!

Sean G Barnicle, C-PHM, MPHA, CMM
Executive Director
Wellesley Housing Authority

WHA Executive Director Message:

November 18, 2020

Dear Residents,

I reach out to you today to notify you that Pam Meehan, the Resident Services Coordinator, will be taking medical leave immediately. The time frame for Pam to return is undecided. We are planning for Pam to be out for at least one month, if not longer.

The Wellesley Housing Authority will be working in conjunction with the Town of Wellesley social workers to maintain our residents’ services. If you need assistance, please reach out to Jacqueline Sullivan so she can coordinate with you.

As a friendly reminder, here are the email addresses for the WHA staff:

Sean Barnicle, Executive Director –

Jacqueline Sullivan, Deputy Director –

Viviana Veira, Director of Finance and Human Resources –

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.