Healey-Driscoll Transition Announces Full Policy Committees

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BOSTON — Massachusetts Governor-elect Maura Healey and Lieutenant Governor-elect Kim Driscoll announced the full membership of their six transition policy committees. 
Each committee is composed of a diverse group of community members, advocates, subject matter experts, and business and nonprofit leaders. 
"We're excited to welcome this experienced, innovative and hardworking group of leaders to our transition policy committees," said Lieutenant Governor-elect and Transition Chair Kim Driscoll. "They will play a critical role in the important work we are doing to ensure that our administration is ready to begin moving Massachusetts forward on day one." 
Each committee is led by 2-4 co-chairs, who were previously announced. All committees will apply an equity and affordability lens to their work, always considering the ways in which historically marginalized communities may be impacted and how to alleviate economic burdens for Massachusetts residents, according to a press release.
The committees, co-chairs and members are:
How we get around: How we make sure our public transportation infrastructure is safe, reliable, affordable and connects our entire state.
Thomas Glynn, Adjunct Lecturer, Harvard Kennedy School
Monica G. Tibbits-Nutt, AICP, LEED AP BD+C, Executive Director, 128 Business Council
Andrew Bagley, Vice President, Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation
Joseph Bonfiglio, Business Manager, Massachusetts & Northern New England Laborers' District Council 
Tom Cahir, Administrator, Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority 
Paul Fuerst, CFO, Massachusetts Transportation Company 
Jarred Johnson, Executive Director, TransitMatters
State Senator Eric Lesser
Sam Liao, Member, Democratic State Committee, Massachusetts Democratic Party
José F. Massó, Chief of Human Services, City of Boston
Jeannette Orsino, Executive Director, Massachusetts Association of Regional Transit Authorities  
John M. Pourbaix, Jr., Executive Director, Construction Industries of Massachusetts
Robert H Prince, President & CEO, Foot Prince LLC
Reggie B. Ramos, Director of Inclusive Public Transit, Institute for Human Centered Design
Paige Scott Reed, Partner, Prince, Lobel, Tye, LLP 
Sandra E. Sheehan, Administrator, Pioneer Valley Transit Authority
Former Braintree Mayor Joseph C. Sullivan
Corey Thomas, Chairman & CEO, Rapid7
Thomas J. Tinlin, Former Highway Administrator, MassDOT  and Former Commissioner, Boston Transportation Department
Rebecca M. Townsend, Associate Professor, University of Hartford & Founding Member, Trains In The Valley
Jeffrey Walker, Executive Director, Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District (SRPEDD)
Julia Wallerce, Boston Program Manager, Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP)
Affordable, abundant housing: How we ensure all residents have access to safe, affordable housing regardless of the region in which they live.
Stephen Davis, Co-President, the Davis Companies
Keith Fairey, President and CEO, Way Finders
Alisa Magnotta, President and CEO, Housing Assistance Corporation
Vanessa Calderon-Rosado, PhD., Chief Executive Officer, IBA-Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción
Charlie Carr, Legislative Liaison, Disability Policy Consortium
Kate Chang, Vice President, Community and Government Relations, Pine Street Inn
Matthew H. Cole, President & CEO, Cape Associates, Inc.
Symone Crawford, Executive Director, Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance
Herby Duverne, CEO & Founder, RISE Development
Jason R. Etheridge, President, Lifebridge North Shore
Michael Fallon, CEO, The Fallon Company
Kenneth Fiola, Jr. Esq., Executive Vice President, Bristol County Economic Development Consultants (EDC)
Aaron Gornstein, President & CEO, Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH)
Rachel Heller, CEO, CHAPA
Lisa I. Iezzoni, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Philippe Jordi, CEO, Island Housing Trust 
Gary Kerr, Managing Director, Greystar
Chrystal Kornegay, Executive Director, MassHousing
Former Lynn Mayor & Former Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Transportation Thomas M. McGee
Chris Palames, Executive Director, Independent Living Resources
Eileen Peltier, CEO & President, Berkshire Housing Development Corporation
Melissa Schrock, EVP, Mixed-Use Development, Hilco Redevelopment Partners
Darryl Smith, Co-Founder, Communities of Color 
Lisa Wong, Town Administrator, Town of South Hadley 
Climate readiness, resiliency and adaptation: How we tackle the climate crisis head on while also creating good-paying jobs, protecting our communities and addressing climate injustices.
Gina McCarthy, former White House National Climate Advisor and U.S. EPA Administrator
Lizzi Weyant, Deputy Executive Director for Public Affairs and Advocacy, Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC)
Megan Aki, Deputy Director, Browning the Green Space
Lou Antonellis, Business Manager, IBEW 103 
Alicia Barton, Chief Executive Officer, FirstLight Power
María Belén Power, Associate Executive Director, GreenRoots
Dan Dolan, President, New England Power Generators Association
Former State Senator Ben Downing, Vice President Public Affairs, The Engine
Eugenia T. Gibbons, climate and energy policy expert
Darien Johnson, Policy Lead, the Black Economic Council of Massachusetts
Dan McWilliams, Business Agent, Local 7 Iron Workers
Ashley Muspratt, President, Center for EcoTechnology (CET)
Former Boston City Councilor Matt O'Malley, Chief Sustainability Officer, Vicinity Energy
Jeff Porter, Chair, Environmental Law Practice, Mintz
Dorothy A Savarese, President of the Board, Cape Cod Climate Change Collaborative and Executive Chair, Cape Cod 5
Khalida Smalls
Vikki N. Spruill, President & CEO, New England Aquarium 
Elizabeth Turnbull Henry, President, Environmental League of Massachusetts 
Mary Wambui, Asset Manager, POUA
Rev. Mariama White-Hammond
Former State Senator Daniel Wolf, Founder and Board Chair, Cape Air
Jobs and a flourishing economy for all: How we build a dynamic economy that reduces costs for people and businesses while lifting up our workers.
JD Chesloff, President & CEO, Massachusetts Business Roundtable
Pam Eddinger, PhD, President, Bunker Hill Community College
A.J. Enchill, President & Executive Director of The Berkshire Black Economic Council
Chrissy Lynch, Chief of Staff, Massachusetts AFL-CIO
Mohamad Ali, CEO, International Data Group (IDG)
Danielle Allen, Professor and Director, Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University
Patricia Begrowicz, President, Onyx Specialty Papers, Inc.
Former State Representative Jennifer Benson, President, The Alliance for Business Leadership
Beth Boland, Foley & Lardner
Robert Bower, Special Advisor to the President, Workforce Development, Massachusetts AFL/CIO
Roger Brunelle, President, IUPAT DC35
Linda Champion, Board Secretary, Urban League of Eastern MA
Marie-Frances Rivera, President, Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center 
Betty Francisco, CEO, Boston Impact Initiative
Steve Grossman, CEO, Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC)
Doug Howgate, Executive Vice President, Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation
Deeqo Jibril, Small Business Development, City of Boston
Dr. Robert E. Johnson, President, Western New England University
Lauren Jones, Executive Vice President, Massachusetts Business Roundtable
Carolyn A. Kirk, Executive Director, Mass Tech Collaborative
Jeffery Markley, CEO, Markley Group
Brenda Molife, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Massachusetts College of Art and Design
JC Morales, Managing Partner, Surfside Capital Advisors 
Grace Moreno, CEO & Executive Director, MA LGBT Chamber of Commerce
Former Lieutenant Governor Timothy P. Murray, President/CEO, Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce 
Paul Niedzwiecki, President & CEO, Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce 
Joanne Pokaski, Assistant Vice President, Workforce Planning and Development, Beth Israel Lahey Health
Gustavo Quiroga, Director of Neighborhood Strategy, Graffito SP
Jim Rooney, President & CEO, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce 
Dr. Christina Royal, President, Holyoke Community College
Jerry Rubin, Visiting Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School Project on the Workforce and Foundation Fellow, Eastern Bank Foundation
Rick Sullivan, President & CEO, Western Mass Economic Development Council
Kenneth Turner, President & CEO, Massachusetts Life Sciences Center
Thriving youth and young adults: How we address learning loss from the pandemic and give all children and families equitable access to the educational, social, emotional and behavioral supports they need.
Amanda Fernandez, CEO and Founder, Latinos for Education
Rachel H. Monárrez, PhD, Superintendent, Worcester Public Schools
Thomas Anderson, Superintendent, New Bedford Public Schools
Dana Ansel, Chief Administrative Officer, LearnLaunch
Shaplaie Brooks, Executive Director, Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth
Lowell Mayor Sokhary Chau
Turahn Dorsey, Chief Impact Officer, Eastern Bank Foundation
William J. Eddy, Executive Director, Massachusetts Association of Early Education & Care
Marta García, ESL/ML Teacher, MA Teacher of the Year 2022, Salem Public Schools
Erika Giampietro, Executive Director, Massachusetts Alliance for Early College
Lauren Kennedy, Co-President and Chief Strategy Officer, Neighborhood Villages
Beth Kontos, President, American Federation of Teachers Massachusetts
Pema Latshang, Founding Executive Director, Teach Western Mass
Robert Lewis, Jr., Nicholas President & CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston
Erin McAleer, President & CEO, Project Bread
Bri Nichols, Consultant, Coach Bri Nichols 
Eliza Novick, Director, Shah Family Foundation
Max Page, President, Massachusetts Teachers Association
Mark Reilly, Vice President of Policy & Government Relations, Jumpstart
Ventura Rodriguez, Partner, Education Resource Strategies and Board Chair, Massachusetts Teachers' Retirement System
Adam Steiner, Director of Technology, Maynard Public Schools
Safe and healthy communities for all ages: How we build safe communities and increase access to critical community health resources, including mental health supports and substance use recovery services.
Michael A. Curry, Esq., President & Chief Executive Officer, Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers
Dr. Aisha E. Miller, Vice President, Related Beal
Molly Baldwin, CEO & Founder, Roca Inc.
Karen Chen, Executive Director, Chinese Progressive Association 
Richard J. Curcuru, President & CEO, Gosnold Inc.
Michael Dandorph, President and CEO, Tufts Medicine
Eric W. Dickson MD, President & CEO, UMass Memorial Health
Juan Fernando Lopera, Chief DEI Officer, Beth Israel Lahey Health
Valerie K. Frias, Chief Executive Officer, Ethos
Tim Garvin, President & CEO, United Way of Central Massachusetts
James Giessler, Executive Director, North Shore Alliance of LGBTQ Youth (NAGLY)
Rebecca Hart Holder, President, Reproductive Equity Now
Shawn Hayden, Vice President, GAAMHA
Jody Kasper, Chief of Police, City of Northampton 
Mark A. Keroack, MD, MPH, President & CEO, Baystate Health
Rayford S Kruger MD, President & CEO, SouthCoast Health 
Kimberley Lee, Chief of Creative Strategy and Development, MiraVista Behavioral Health Center
Manny Lopes, Executive Vice President, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Dr. Myechia Minter-Jordan, President & CEO, CareQuest Institute for Oral Health
Daniel P. Mulhern, Partner, Nutter McClennen & Fish, LLP
Leroy Peeples Jr, President, The PIM Project  
Lora Pellegrini, President & CEO, Massachusetts Association of Health Plans
Joanne Peterson, Executive Director, Learn to Cope
Amy Rosenthal, Executive Director, Health Care For All
Jo Ann Simons, President & CEO, Northeast Arc
Monalisa Smith, President & CEO, Mothers for Justice & Equality
Elsie Taveras, Chief Community Health & Health Equity Officer at Mass General Brigham; Executive Director, the Kraft Center for Community Health; and Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Karen Tseng, Special Advisor to the CEO & Founding Sr. VP for Population Health, Harris Health System
Steve Walsh, President & CEO, Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association
The Healey-Driscoll Transition also wants to remind anyone who is interested in joining their administration and delivering results for the people of Massachusetts to submit their resumes here. The public is also encouraged to submit their ideas for the new administration here. Ideas that align with the transition's policy committee focus areas will be shared with relevant committees and included in their work. Additional information is available at HealeyDriscollTransition.com

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Painting Donated to Historic Fitch-Hoose House

By Sabrina DammsiBerkshires Staff

George Hoose's Indian head paintings are thought to be modeled on in-law Samuel Caesar, who claimed to be of native descent and wore a headdress. 
DALTON, Mass. — A painting by George Hoose was donated to the Fitch-Hoose House museum last week. 
George Hoose died in 1977 at age 80. He was a prolific painter and was known for the "Indian Head" painting on Gulf Road that has long since been painted over and weathered away.
The donated painting is believed similar to that lost artwork.
"[The painting] is just one more wonderful piece that helps us be more connected with the Hoose family. It's very exciting," Historical Commission co-Chair Debora Kovacs said.
The painting of an "Indian Head" was donated by Robert and Kathleen Walsh after hearing of the art month the museum is having through September.
Next year, the Historical Commission wants to host a bigger exhibit so it can display more of Hoose's paintings but needs to find a safe way to do it. 
This donated painting may be based on one of the Hoose relatives — Samuel Caesar, who married Algernon Hoose's sister Hannah, Kovacs said. 
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