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.
 
Co-Chairs:
Thomas Glynn, Adjunct Lecturer, Harvard Kennedy School
 
Monica G. Tibbits-Nutt, AICP, LEED AP BD+C, Executive Director, 128 Business Council
 
Members:
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.
 
Co-Chairs:
Stephen Davis, Co-President, the Davis Companies
 
Keith Fairey, President and CEO, Way Finders
 
Alisa Magnotta, President and CEO, Housing Assistance Corporation
 
Members:
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.
 
Co-Chairs:
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)
 
Members:
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.
 
Co-Chairs:
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
 
Members:
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.
 
Co-Chairs:
Amanda Fernandez, CEO and Founder, Latinos for Education
 
Rachel H. Monárrez, PhD, Superintendent, Worcester Public Schools
 
Members:
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.
 
Co-Chairs:
Michael A. Curry, Esq., President & Chief Executive Officer, Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers
 
Dr. Aisha E. Miller, Vice President, Related Beal
 
Members:
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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