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FRAMINGHAM – The 19th annual MetroWest Human Services Advocacy Coalition legislative breakfast was held at Nevins Hall inside the Memorial Building in Framingham on Friday, April 28, 2023.

City of Framingham Mayor Charlie Sisitsky welcomed the social service agencies and the MetroWest legislative delegation to the 2-hour event.

Senate President Karen Spilka (D-Ashland0 and Senator Jamie Eldridge attended and spoke.

State Representatives Jeff Roy, Carmine Gentile, Jack Lewis, and Priscila Sousa also attended and spoke briefly.

The MetroWest Human Services Advocacy Coalition is a consortium of consumers, providers, community board members, agencies, organizations, family and friends of human services in the greater MetroWest area.

The Coalition advocates for the necessary resources to provide professional human services to enhance the quality of life for all people in MetroWest.

two individuals received the Outstanding Human Service professional Award in memory of Bill Taylor.

They were:

  • Genilce Santana
  • Monique Delcy

Santana is a staunch advocate, ensuring that individuals & families often new to the United States and facing barriers to care, connect to the supports they need without falling through the cracks.

Delcy is an exemplary staffer who always goes above and beyond provided advocacy for individual with serious medical conditions.

The True North Award for visionary leadership and fearless advocacy was given to Eric Masi.

Masi has served as the President & CEO of. Wayside Youth & Family Support Network, since 1979.

Masi has been a leader in fighting for child welfare reform through advocacy and his commitment to social and racial justice.

MetroWest Health Foundation’sExecutive Director Marty Cohen served as the master of ceremonies for the event.


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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.