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FRAMINGHAM – Director of Voices Against Violence, and Framingham resident Patricia Hohl has been elected as Vice Chair of the Budget and Personnel Committee. Hohl was appointed to the Commission by Massachusetts Senate President Karen Spilka in November 2019.

Hohl is the Director at Voices Against Violence in Framingham where the mission is to save lives, rebuild lives, and secure safer futures for survivors of sexual and domestic violence. Prior to taking the helm at Voices, Patricia worked at the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center as a national
training and technical assistance provider implementing Domestic Violence High Risk Teams across the country as part of the Office on Violence Against Women / Dept. of Justice Demonstration Initiative and Technical Assistance grants.

She is an attorney with more than two decades of nonprofit management experience. She holds a B.S. in Business from UMASS Lowell, a M.S. in Nonprofit Management from Boston University, a graduate certificate in Gender Leadership and Public Policy from UMASS Boston’s McCormack Graduate School of Policy & Global Studies, and a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School.

Until her appointment, she had been a Commissioner on the MetroWest Commission on the Status of Women since its inception in 2015, where she served at different times as Chair and Legislative Director.

She volunteers as a member of the Jane Doe Inc. Policy Advisory Committee and is active in the League of Women Voters of Framingham.

The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women is an independent state agency that was legislatively created in 1998 to advance women of the Commonwealth to full equality in all areas of life and to promote their rights and opportunities. The MCSW provides a permanent, effective voice for the women of Massachusetts.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.