Desmarais served as president during a critical time for the crisis center when it embarked on a transition from a grass-roots organization to what it is today, a nationally recognized leader in the domestic violence field.
Desmarais graduated summa cum laude from UMass Amherst with a bachelor’s degree in communication studies.
She received her juris doctorate from Suffolk University Law School in Boston where she graduated cum laude.
Desmarais lives in Newburyport with her daughter.
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