Walsh 2014 Transition Committee

Co-chairs

Arts and Culture
Basic City Services
Economic Development
Education
Environment
Housing
Human Services
Public Health
Public Safety
Transportation and Infrastructure
Youth

Big Business Roundtable
Small Business Roundtable
Intergovernmental Relations


 Co-chairs

  • Felix Arroyo - Boston City Councilor At-Large
  • John Barros - Former Boston School Committee Member
  • Katherine Craven - Executive Director, University of Massachusetts Building Authority
  • Joyce Linehan - Director, Ashmont Media
  • Dr. James Mandell - Attending Physician, Boston Children's Hospital
  • Charlotte Golar Richie - Former State Representative
  • Sam Tyler - President, Boston Municipal Research Bureau
  • Paul Watanabe - Director, Institute for Asian American Studies; Associate
  • Professor of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts, UMass Boston
  • Beth Williams - President and CEO, Roxbury Technology, LLC

 Arts and Culture

Team Leaders
  • Gary Dunning, Executive Director, Celebrity Series of Boston
  • Cuong Hoang, Director of Programs, Mott Philanthropic
Members
  • Marie-Hélène Bernard, Executive Director/CEO, Handel and Haydn Society
  • Kathy Bitetti, Artist, Curator, Co-Founder of MA Artists Leadership Coalition
  • Eoin F. Cannon, Lecturer in History and Literature, Harvard University
  • Carole Charnow, President and CEO, Boston Children’s Museum
  • Bob Couture, Vice President/Chief Negotiator, Boston Musicians' Association
  • Amit Dixit, Executive Director, South Asian Arts Council
  • David Dower, Director of Artistic Programs, ArtsEmerson
  • Rosanne Foley, Communications and Social Media Manager, Upham’s Corner ArtPlace
  • Ifé Franklin, Arts Educator
  • Edmund Barry Gaither, ED and Museum Director, National Center of Afro-American Artists
  • Melissa J. Graham, Managing Director, Boston City Singers
  • Lucas H. Guerra, Principal/Creative Director, ARGUS
  • Tito Jackson, Boston City Councilor
  • Hubie Jones, Dean, Boston University School of Social Work, Boston
  • Children’s Chorus, Social Entrepreneur in Residence
  • Joyce Linehan, Director, Ashmont Media
  • Derek Lumpkins, Executive Director, Discover Roxbury
  • Christine McMahon, Executive Director, Claddagh Fund (Dropkick Murphys)
  • Kim Noltemy, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • Gladys Oliveras, Founder, Casa de la Culture
  • Destiny Palmer, Adjunct Teacher, Boston Arts Academy
  • Catherine Peterson, Executive Director, ArtsBoston
  • Deborah Porter, Founder/Executive Director, Boston Book Festival
  • Bruce Rossley, Former Commissioner, Mayor’s Office of Arts and Humanities
  • Gabrielle Schaffner, Executive Director, Fort Point Arts Community
  • San San Wong, Senior Program Officer, Barr Foundation

 Basic City Services

Team Leaders
  • My Lam, Founder/Manager, Escazú Development
  • Rosemarie Sansone, President, Downtown Boston Improvement District Corporation
Members
  • Frank Baker, Boston City Councilor
  • Pat Brophy, Associate Director of Community Affairs, Harvard University
  • William (Buddy) Christopher, Principal Architect, Roche Christopher Architecture
  • Maura Doyle, Clerk of the Supreme Judicial Court
  • Leo Fahey, Business Manager, Pipefitters Local 537
  • Tomás Gonzalez, Statewide Campaign Director, Massachusetts Communities Action Network
  • Beverly Hillaire, Owner, A Sweet Place
  • Gilbert Ho, IT Business Analyst, Commonwealth of MA IT, Office of the State Treasurer
  • Amanda Kennedy, Animal Control Officer, Arlington Police Department
  • Meg Mainzer-Cohen, President, Back Bay Association
  • Dianne Morad, Government Affairs Consultant
  • Jerome Smith, Chief of Staff to Senate President Therese Murray
  • James Taylor, Professional Painter
  • Sam Tyler, President, Boston Municipal Research Bureau
  • Sean Wheeler, Software Engineer
  • Rob Woodson, Community Liaison

 Economic Development

Team Leaders
  • Donna Cupelo, Regional President, Verizon
  • Pat Moscaritolo, President & CEO, Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau
Members
  • Bruce Bickerstaff, Community Activist
  • Gaye Bok, Venture Partner, Excel Venture Management
  • Jim Brett, President and CEO, The New England Council
  • Ken Casey, Musician and Business Owner
  • Gerald Chertavian, Founder & CEO, Year Up
  • Jonathan DePina, District Officer of Community Outreach and Workforce Participation/Project Manager, Gilbane Construction
  • Brian Doherty, Secretary Treasurer-General Agent, Building and Construction Trades Council of the Metropolitan District
  • Carol Downs, Co-Owner, Bella Luna & Milky Way Lounge
  • Toni Elka, Executive Director, Future Chefs
  • Jim English, Senior Vice President, Suffolk Construction
  • Mark Erlich, Executive Secretary Treasurer, New England Regional Council of Carpenters
  • Paul Guzzi, President, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce
  • Jack Harrington, Co-Founder & Principal, Atlantic Associates, Inc.
  • Greg Janey, President, Janey Co. Inc.; Vice President, Massachusetts Minority Contractors Association
  • Arthur Jemison, Deputy Undersecretary, MA Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Jackie Jenkins-Scott, President, Wheelock College
  • James Jennings, Professor of Urban Environmental Policy and Planning, Tufts University
  • Brian Lang, President, UNITE HERE Local 26, Hospitality Workers Union
  • Glynn Lloyd, Founder, City Fresh Caterers
  • Victoria Maguire, State Permit Ombudsman
  • Ron Marlow, President, National Association of State Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Directors
  • Jill Medvedow, Ellen Matilda Poss Director, Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston
  • Susan Moir, Director, Labor Resource Center, University of Massachusetts Boston; Gay and Lesbian Labor Activist Network (GALLAN)
  • Don Packer, Video Editor, EngineRoomEdit
  • Kara Pernice, Managing Director, Nielsen Norman Group
  • Nam Pham, Executive Director, VietAID
  • Roxana Rivera, District Leader, SEIU 32BJ District 615
  • Valerie Roberson, President, Roxbury Community College
  • Jim Rooney, Executive Director, MCCA
  • Sharon Scott-Chandler, Executive Vice President, ABCD
  • Veronica Turner, Executive Vice President, SEIU United Health Care Workers 1199
  • Beth Williams, President and CEO, Roxbury Technology, LLC
  • Darnell Williams, President and CEO, Urban League

 Education

Team Leaders
  • George Perry, Executive Director, Perry and Associates, Inc.
  • Jeri Robinson, Vice President of Early Childhood Education, Boston Children’s Museum
Members
  • Kevin Andrews, Former Headmaster, Neighborhood House Charter School
  • John Barros, Former Boston School Committee Member
  • Claire Barton Sheridan, Principal, Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy, Columbia Campus
  • Sonia Chang-Diaz, State Senator
  • Harneen Chernow, Vice Chair, State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education; Director, 1199 SEIU Training and Upgrading Fund; BPS Parent
  • Mike Contompasis, Former BPS Superintendent
  • Angela Cristiani, Political Director, Boston Teachers Union; School Psychologist
  • Mark Culliton, CEO, College Bound Dorchester
  • Richard Doherty, President, Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts
  • Dr. Pam Eddinger, President, Bunker Hill Community College
  • Barbara Fields, Trustee, Black Educators Alliance
  • Alfreda Harris, Former Boston School Committee Member; Former Deputy Commissioner, Parks and Recreation; Founder, John Shelburne Community Center
  • Kim Janey, Senior Project Director, Mass Advocates for Children
  • Suzanne Lee, Former Principal, Josiah Quincy School
  • Claudio Martinez, Executive Director, Hyde Square Task Force; School Community Member
  • Keith McDermott, Director of Athletics, Roxbury Community College
  • Mary Jo Meisner, Vice President for Communications, Community Relations and Public Affairs at The Boston Foundation
  • Keith Motley, Chancellor, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Erin Murphy, Boston Public School Teacher
  • Laura Perille, President & CEO, EdVestors; BPS Parent
  • Angelique Pirozzi, Organizational Specialist, National Education Association
  • Chris Supple, Board Member, Autism Speaks, New England Chapter
  • Mary Walsh, Executive Director, City Connects; Kerns Professor, Lynch School of Education, Boston College
  • Cedric Woods, Director, Institute for New England Native American Studies, University of Massachusetts Boston

 Environment

Team Leaders
  • Alexander Bok, CEO, Boston Baseball Field of Dreams; Former General Counsel, Boston-Power, Inc.
  • Amos Hostetter, Investment manager; Co-chair--Green Ribbon Commission
Members
  • Sandi Bagley, Democratic State Committeewoman
  • Kalila Barnett, Executive Director, Alternatives for Community and Environment
  • John Barros, Former Boston School Committee Member
  • Kevin Deabler, Principal, RODE Architects
  • Patricia A. Foley, President, Save the Harbor/Save the Bay
  • Linda Dorcena Forry, State Senator
  • Jim Hunt, III, Vice President, Northeast Utilities
  • Deborah C. Jackson, President, Cambridge College
  • Crystal A. Johnson, Senior Environmental Planner/Energy & Sustainability Strategist, Integrative Sustainability & Environmental Solutions (ISES)
  • Donere Johnson, Northeast Regional Program Manager, Student Conservation Association
  • Heeten Kalan, Director, Climate Action Fund, New World Foundation
  • Ted Landsmark, President, Boston Architectural College
  • Cynthia Loesch, Codman Square Neighborhood Council
  • Penn Loh, Lecturer and Director, The Masters of Public Policy Programming and Community Practice, Tufts University Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning
  • Kate McKeever, Energy Attorney
  • Tom McShane, Principal, Dewey Square Group; Director, Massachusetts League of Environmental Voters; Director, Boston Harbor Island Alliance
  • Mark Mendell, Co-Chairman, Cannon Design
  • Gloribell Mota, Co-Founder and Director, Neighbors United for a Better East Boston
  • Christine Poff, Executive Director, Franklin Park Coalition; Lead Organizer, Boston Park Advocates
  • Bud Ris, President and CEO, New England Aquarium
  • Tom Skinner, Partner, Durand and Anastas Environmental Strategies
  • Joel Wool, Policy Advisor at an Environmental Non-Profit

 Housing

Team Leaders
  • Vanessa Calderon-Rosado, CEO, Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (IBA)
  • Joe Kriesberg, CEO, Massachusetts Association of Development Corporations
Members
  • David Abromowitz, Partner/Director, Co-Chair of Real Estate Practice, Goulston & Storrs, PC
  • Kathy Brown, Coordinator, Boston Tenant Coalition
  • Tim Davis, Consultant and Senior Research Fellow, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Mark Fortune, Business Agent, Sprinkler Fitters Local 550
  • Donna Haig Friedman, Director, Center for Social Policy, Research Associate Professor, McCormack Graduate School, UMass Boston
  • Stephen Fulton, Rehousing Contractor, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Kevin Honan, State Representative, Chairman of Joint Committee on Housing
  • Chris Jones, Executive Director, Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative
  • Chrystal Kornegay, President and CEO, Urban Edge
  • Gail Latimore, Executive Director, Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation
  • Lydia Lowe, Executive Director, Chinese Progressive Association
  • Maureen McDonagh, Director, Housing Law Clinic, Harvard Law School; Attorney and Lecturer on Law
  • Andre Porter, Executive Director, Massachusetts Office of Small Business & Entrepreneurship
  • Rev. Anne Rousseau, CFO, Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership
  • Byron Rushing, State Representative
  • Alejandra St. Guillen, Executive Director, Oíste
  • John Tobin, Vice President of Community Affairs, Northeastern University
  • Greg Vasil, CEO, Greater Boston Real Estate
  • Bridgette Wallace, CEO and Co-founder, Wallace and Grant
  • Susan Woods, Affordable Housing Property Management Consultant and former Project Manager at City of Boston Department of Neighborhood Development

 Human Services

Team Leaders
  • Sandra Albright, Former Executive Director, Kit Clark Senior Services
  • Marie St. Fleur, Former State Representative
Members
  • Fr. Jack Ahern, Priest, Social Justice Activist
  • Felix Arroyo, Boston City Councilor At-Large
  • Vernell Baker, Veterans Advocate
  • Reyes Coll-Tellechea, Professor, UMass Boston
  • Catherine D’Amato, President and CEO, The Greater Boston Food Bank
  • Suzan El-Rayess, Development Director, Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center
  • Stephanie Everett, Community Organizer
  • Samuel Hurtado, Executive Director, South Boston En Acción
  • Arline Isaacson, Co-Chair, Massachusetts Gay and Lesbian Political Caucus; President, Isaacson Political Consultants
  • Lisette Le, Field Coordinator, Right to the City Vote!
  • Alyce Lee, Trustee of University of Massachusetts
  • Giles Li, Executive Director, Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, Inc.
  • Sister Margaret Leonard, Executive Director, Project Hope
  • Liz Malia, State Representative
  • Josiane Martinez, Cross-Cultural Marketing Professional and Community Organizer
  • Larry Mayes, VP for Programs, Catholic Charities
  • Michelle McGee, Partner, Kearney, Donovan, & McGee
  • Dale Mitchell, Executive Director, Ethos; Chair, LGBT Aging Project
  • Louis Oswald Neptune, Program Director, Haitian Adult Day Health Center
  • Angelo Scaccia, State Representative
  • Miren Uriarte, Professor, College of Public and Community Service, UMass Boston
  • Maicharia Weir Lytle, Executive Director, LIFT-Boston
  • Joyce Williams, Former Commissioner, City of Boston’s Commission on Affairs of the Elderly

 Public Health

Team Leaders
  • Paula Johnson, Executive Director, Connors Center for Women’s Health, BWH
  • David Rosenbloom, Chair, Department of Health Policy & Management at BU SPH, Specializing in Substance and Alcohol Issues
Members
  • Dr. Joseph Betancourt, Director, Disparities Solution Center at Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Michael Curry, Legislative Affairs Director & Senior Counsel, Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers
  • Andy Davis, President, Carney Hospital
  • Sherry Dong, Director of Community Health Improvement Programs, Tufts Medical Center
  • An H. Duong, Health Policy Analyst, Center for Health Information and Analytics
  • Philip Edmundson, Chairman and CEO, William Gallagher Associates
  • John Erwin, Executive Director, Conference of Boston Teaching Hospitals
  • Gloria Fox, State Representative
  • Elmer Freeman, Executive Director, Center for Community Health Education Research and Service; Director of Urban Health Programs and Policy, College of Health and Health Sciences, Northeastern University
  • Barbara Gottlieb, MD, Physician, Community Health Center
  • Carlos Henriquez, State Representative
  • Larry Kessler, Director, Boston Living Center
  • Manny Lopes, CEO, East Boston Neighborhood Health Center
  • Dr. James Mandell, Attending Physician, Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Wanda McClain, Vice President for Community Health and Health Equity, Brigham & Women’s Hospital
  • John McGahan, President, Gavin Foundation
  • Myechia Minter-Jordan, MD, President and CEO, The Dimock Center
  • Joan Quinlan, Executive Director, Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Community Health Improvement
  • Tricia Wajda, Director of Public Affairs, Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts
  • Kate Walsh, President and CEO, Boston Medical Center

 Public Safety

Team Leaders
  • Andrea Cabral, MA Secretary of Public Safety
  • Bob Dunford, Former Superintendent, BPD; Facilitator, UMass Boston
Members
  • Mukiya Baker-Gomez, Manager of Compliance, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance
  • Molly Baldwin, CEO & Founder, ROCA
  • Rev. Jeffrey Brown, Founder, Ten Point Coalition
  • Clementina Cherry, President and CEO, Louis D. Brown Peace Institute
  • Mike Christopher, Manager, Public Policy/Public Affairs, Mass. Executive Office of Public Safety and Security
  • Mike Coelho
  • Michael Donovan, Clerk Magistrate-Superior Court
  • Thea James, Emergency Medicine Physician, Boston Medical Center; Director/Founder, Violence Intervention Advocacy Program
  • Cherie Jimenez, Director, EVA Center
  • Genevieve King, Former Captain Detective, BPD
  • Dr. Jack McDevitt, Associate Dean, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Northeastern University
  • Michael Mullane, Retired Boston Firefighter; 3rd Vice President, International Association of Firefighters
  • Dana Pierce, Chief, Roxbury District Court
  • Ricardo Quiroga, Founder and Former Executive Director of Casa Esperanza, Inc.
  • William Rodriguez, Chair and Assistant Professor, Juvenile Justice and Youth Advocacy Department, Wheelock College
  • Carol Rose, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts
  • Kevin Sibley, Program Coordinator, StreetSafe Boston
  • Steve Tompkins, Sheriff, Suffolk County
  • Lauren Woods, Patrol Officer, Boston Police Department

 Transportation and Infrastructure

Team Leaders
  • Rick Dimino, Executive Director, A Better City
  • Vivian Li, President, Boston Harbor Association
Members
  • Celia Blue, Assistant Secretary, MassDOT, Performance Management & Innovation
  • Ileana Cintron, Research Program Manager, Partnership for Democracy and Education
  • Shirley DeLibero, Transportation Consultant; Former Executive Director, New Jersey Transit; Former MBTA Official
  • Jackie Douglas, Executive Director, LivableStreets
  • Nika Elugardo, Director, Massachusetts Financial Education Collaborative, The Midas Collaborative
  • Joseph Giglio, Professor, Strategic Management, D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University
  • Chris Hart
  • Russell Holmes, State Representative
  • Wendy Landman, Executive Director, Walk Boston
  • M. David Lee, FAIA; Partner, Stull and Lee Incorporated, Architects and Planners
  • Ann McGahan, Chief Planner, Metropolitan Transit Organization
  • Jennifer Molina, Planner/Policy Analyst
  • Anthony Petruccelli, State Senator
  • Fred Salvucci, Senior Lecturer Researcher, MIT Civil Engineering Department
  • Dr. Beverly Scott, General Manager, MBTA
  • Pete Stidman, Executive Director, Boston Cyclists Union
  • Jeff Terrey, Vice President of Public Affairs, Rasky Baerlein Strategic Communications
  • Paul Trane, Principal, Telecom Insight Group
  • Paul Watanabe, Director, Institute for Asian American Studies; Associate Professor of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts, UMass Boston

 Youth

Team Leaders
  • Ilyitch Nahiely Tabora, Director of the Talented And Gifted Latino Program and Hispanic Writers Week, Institute for Learning and Teaching, UMass Boston
  • Mariama White-Hammond, Executive Director, Project HIP-HOP
Members
  • Carlos Rojas Álvarez, Campaign Coordinator at the Student Immigrant Movement (SIM); Education Policy Associate at Youth on Board (YOB)/ Boston Student Advisory Council (BSAC)
  • Melissa Colón, Doctoral Student, Eliot-Pearson Department of Child, Tufts University Research Analyst, Tufts Interdisciplinary Evaluation Research (TIER), Tufts University
  • Dan Cullinane, State Representative
  • Joanne Gomes, Student
  • Long Lin, Youth Staff, Chinese Youth Initiative
  • Mike Loconto, Associate Director of Labor and Employee Relations, Harvard University; Board Member, West Roxbury MainStreets
  • Julia Mejia, Civic Engagement Specialist
  • Lilibeth Pimentel, Staff Member, MassCOSH
  • Kyron Owens, Youth Advisor
  • Huong Phan, Paralegal, Greater Boston Legal Services, Vietnamese Youth Community Leader, Dorchester Organizing and Training Initiative, Asian American Resource Workshop
  • Stanley Pollack, Executive Director, Center for Teen Empowerment
  • Charlotte Golar Richie, Former State Representative
  • Charlie Rose, Senior Vice President and Dean, City Year, Inc.
  • Vanessa Snow, Manager of Organizing and Policy Initiatives, Hyde Square Task Force
  • Bob Scannell, President and CEO, Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester
  • Jose Valenzuela, President, Boston Youth Wrestling

 Big Business Roundtable

  • Team in Formation

 Small Business Roundtable

  • Team in Formation

 Intergovernmental Relations

  • Team in Formation

Teams in formation. Organizational affiliations are included for identification purposes only.

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