HerStory: Stacey DeBoise Luster

Stacey Luster is a third generation Worcesterite and a descendant of her great-grandmother, Lillian Ferguson who was a pioneer in the Worcester community. Stacey’s great-grandmother founded the Mt. Olive Pentecostal Church over 100 years ago, which continues to thrive in its current location on Highland Street.

Stacey is a graduate of South High Community School in Worcester, St. John’s University in New York, Boston University School of Law and is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Stacey has secured her place in Worcester Women’s History by becoming the first African-American woman to be elected to the Worcester City Council. Stacey was elected to two terms as a result of the dynamic leadership of her campaign manager, Linda Cavaioli.

Stacey currently serves as the Human Resource Manager for the Worcester Public Schools and is responsible for labor relations and hiring. Stacey is also a dedicated mother, wife and daughter.