Healey-Driscoll Transition Announces Full Policy Committees

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BOSTON – Massachusetts Governor-elect Maura Healey and Lieutenant Governor-elect Kim Driscoll today, November 28, 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. They will get to work immediately on their mission to translate the campaign’s vision into governing plans. 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.

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.

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