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December 11, 2014


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Governor-elect Charlie Baker Announces Transition Committee Members
 
Brighton- Governor-elect Charlie Baker today announced members of the transition committees on Jobs, Schools, Communities, Health and Better Government. Lieutenant Governor-elect Karyn Polito is chairing the transition team and will be holding committee meetings this week and next.

"We sought out leaders from across the commonwealth with experience in fields vital to the success of Massachusetts and I look forward to working further with the committees as we prepare to take office next month," said Lieutenant Governor-elect Karyn Polito. "For several weeks now Governor-elect Baker and I have worked hard to assemble a great team from diverse backgrounds and I am excited to continue working with them as the transition process continues. The people of Massachusetts deserve a strong job market, a great education for every child and safer strong communities and we are excited to get to work."


 
The Baker-Polito Transition Team Committees
(Note: Committee members are listed using the following format: Member's Name, Member's Employer, Member's City/Town)

Schools

Beth Anderson, Phoenix Charter Acadamy Network, Chelsea (Chair)

Marty Meehan, UMass-Lowell, Lowell (Chair)
Erika Ebbel Angle, Science from Scientists, Beverly
David  Birnbach, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mobile Strategy Group LLC, Andover
Mary Bourque, Chelsea Public Schools, Chelsea

Erica Brown, City on a Hill Charter Public Schools, Boston
Donna Colorio, Dimitria Delights, Inc/ Qunisigamond Community College/ Commonwealth of MA, Worcester
Michael Contompasis, Mass Insight Education, Chestnut Hill
Mark Culliton, College Bound Dorchester, Dorchester
John Davis, Ventry Industries LLC, Longmeadow
William DeRosa, Whittier Tech, Peabody
George Dhionis, Esped, Marblehead

Pam Eddinger, State of MA, Bunker Hill Community College, Brookline
Kathryn Everett, The Lynch Foundation, Boston

Barbara Fields, Retired Educator, Mattapan
Roland Fryer, Harvard University, Cambridge
Christopher Gabrieli, National Center on Time and Learning, Boston
Scott Given, UP Education Network, Charlestown
Sheila Harrity, Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School District, Worcester
Howard Horton, New England College of Business and Finance, Somerville
Vanessa Kirsch, New Profit Inc, Brookline
Stig Leschly, Match Charter Public School, Brookline
Linda Looft, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Leicester
Edward Madaus, Guild of St. Agnes Early Education, Boylston
Robert Manning, MFS Investment Management, Swampscott
Patricia Meservey, Salem State University, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Salem
Amy O'Leary, Strategies for Children, Brookline
Elizabeth Pauly, The Boston Foundation, Boston

Jeffrey Riley, Boston
Ira Rubenzahl, Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield
Eileen Rudden, Co-founder, LearnLaunch, Cambridge
Henry Thomas, Urban League of Springfield, Springfield
Paul Toner, New Voice Strategies - Viva Idea Exchange, Cambridge
Shannah Varon, Boston Collegiate Charter School, West Roxbury
Stephen Zykofsky, Self Employed, Lynn
 
 
Better Government
 
Steve Poftak, Rappaport Institute, Boston (Chair)
Stephen Goldsmith, Harvard University and Huron Consulting Group, Indianapolis, IN (Chair)

Katherine Barry, JDH Solutions Group, Dennisport
Michael Brockelman, Bowditch & Dewey LLP, Holden
Brian Burke, Shumway, Giguere & Fox PC, Stow
Katherine Craven, Babson College, West Roxbury
Grace Fey, Grace Fey Advisors, LLC, Boston
Scott Griffith, Rocketship Ventures LLC, Bedford
Mayor Mark Hawke, City of Gardner
Hugh Jones III, New Profit, Wayland
Mayor Thomas Koch, City of Quincy
Mayor Richard Kos, City of Chicopee
Barbara Kroncke, McCarter & English LLP, Newton

Edward Lyons, NTT Data, Inc, Brighton
Demitrois Moschos, Mirick O'Connell, Worcester
Timothy McGourthy, Worcester Regional Research Bureau, Inc, Worcester
John Miller, Former Candidate for Attorney General, Winchester
Mayor Daniel Rivera, City of Lawrence

Valerie Roberson, Roxbury Community College, Dorchester
John Sivolella, Columbia University, Wellesley 
Gregory Sullivan, Pioneer Institute, Norwood
Samuel Tyler, Boston Municipal Research Bureau, Holliston
 

Community
Robert Lewis,The BASE, Boston (Chair)
Chrystal Kornegay, Urban Edge, Boston (Chair) 

Lawrence Bailis, Brandeis University, Cambridge
Christina Bain, Babson College, Manchester

Molly Baldwin, Roca Inc, Chelsea
Justin Broderick, Haley House, Dorchester

Linda Cavaioli, YWCA Central Mass, Worcester
James Cummings, Barnstable County Sheriff, Falmouth
Marc Dohan, Twin Cities Community Development Corporation, Somerville
Mark Dubois, Town of Maynard, Shrewsbury
Ronald Druker, The Druker Company, Ltd, Boston
Ned Epstein, JTE Realty Associates, LLC, North Andover
Sasika Epstein, Self-employed, Power Launch Group, Brookline
Evelyn Friedman, Greater Lawrence Community Action Council Inc., Boston
Imari Paris Jeffries, Italian Home for Children, Boston
Mary Reardon Johnson, YWCA of Western Massachusetts, East Longmeadow
Christopher Jones, Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, Roxbury
Gregory Kaknes, LandscapeXpress, Inc, Boston
Christy Keswick, Good Sports Inc, Milton
Marc Laplante, Commonwealth of Massachusetts (MassDEP), Lawrence
John Larivee, Community Resources for Justice, Boston
Veronique Le Melle, Boston Center for the Arts, West Roxbury
Lorraine Levine, Women's Lunch Place, Wellesley 
Nancy Luther, Retired, Topsfield
Raymond Mariano, Worcester Housing Authority, Worcester
Victoria Marsh, One Theater, Arlington
Kevin Mullen, Self Employed, Attorney, Dorchester
Laurie Myers, Community VOICES, Chelmsford
Christopher Norris, Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership, West Roxbury
Deborah Ramirez, Northeastern University School of Law, Lexington
Deborah Re, Big Sister Association of Greater Boston, Jamaica Plain
Gregory Russ, Cambridge Housing Authority, Cambridge

Paul Treseler, Suffolk County District Attorney's Office, West Roxbury
Gilbert Winn, WinnCompanies, Boston


Jobs and The Economy

Karen Kaplan, Hill Holiday, Boston (Chair)
Jay Ash, Secretary-designate of Housing and Economic Development, Chelsea (Chair)
Michael Benedetto, Skanska USA, Marshfield

William Achtmeyer, The Parthenon Group, Boston
Andrew Botti, The Mulane Law Firm, Andover
Julianne Bowler, Atlantic Charter Insurance Company, Jamestown, RI
Robert Brait, Brait Builders Corporation, Marshfield
Cynthia Brown, Boston Duck Tours, Boston
Robert Caret, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Lauren Chacon, Constant Contact, Weston
Gerald Chertavian, Year Up, Inc, Cambridge
Gregory Ciongoli, The Baupost Group, Wellesley
Roger Crandall, Mass Mutual, Longmeadow (chair)
Andrew Crane, A-Crane Construction LLC, Self-employed, Chicopee
Paul Dacier, Executive Vice President and General Counsel at EMC, Sherborn
Kevin Delbridge, Senior Advisor to Harbourvest Partners LLC, Hopkinton
Vincent DeVito, Bowditch & Dewey, LLP, Wellesley
Art Dorfman, SAP America, Sharon
Mark Erlich, New England Regional Council of Carpenters, Jamaica Plain
Wendy Estrella, Estrella Law Offices, Methuen
James Gallagher, John Hancock Financial, Milton
Thomas Glynn, Massachusetts Port Authority, Belmont

George Hardiman, Tremont Credit Union, Bridgewater
John Harthorne, MassChallenge, Inc, Newton
Michael Heffernan, former candidate for treasurer, Wellesley
Henry Helgeson, Merchant Warehouse, LLC, Boston
Patricia Jacobs, AT&T, Belmont 
Brian Kavoogian, Charles River Realty Investors, Wellesley
Albert Kaneb, Retired, Weston
Thomas Kershaw, Hampshire House Corp., Boston
William Lane, Superior Plumbing, Inc., Dedham
Mark Leff, Salem Five Bank, Rowley
Matt LeBretton, New Balance, Hingham
Jeffrey Leiden, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc, Boston
Gregg Lisciotti, Self-employed, Lisciotti Development Corp, Leominster
Travis McCready, The Boston Foundation, Lexington
Cathryn McEvoy-Zdonczky, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, Auburn
Douglas McGarrah, Foley Hoag LLP, South Hamilton
Rajendra Melville, Deshpande, Marlborough 
Michael Minogue, Abiomed, Hamilton
Robin Monleon, UBS Financial Services, Dover
Joseph Nolan, Northeast Utilities, Belmont
Deborah Penta, PENTA Communications, Inc., Westborough
Mary Ann Pesce-Choate, Retired, Weston
Marcy  Reed, National Grid, Concord
Timothy Rowe, Cambridge Innovation Center, Cambridge

Joe Salois, Atlas Distributing, Sutton
Robert Sheridan, Retired, Hingham
Ann Sullivan, Metro Equipment Corporation, Dedham
Mayor Joseph Sullivan, Town of Braintree 
Summer Tilton, Fletcher Tilton, P.C., Osterville

 
Health

Deborah Enos, Neighborhood Health Plan, Boston (Chair)
Keith Hovan, Southcoast Health System, Inc., Rochester (Chair)
Joshua Archambault, Pioneer Institute/Foundation for Government Accountability, Quincy
Anita Barry, Boston Public Health Commission (Boston University School of Medicine), Hingham
Scott Bock, Riverside Community Care, Inc, Wellesley

Virginia Buckingham, Pfizer, Inc., Marblehead
Michael Calijouw, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA, Milton
Edward Choate, CHOATE & Associates, Weston
Brian Concannon, Haemonetics Corporation, Norwell
Sherry Dong, Tufts Medical Center, Jamaica Plain
Deborah Ekstrom, Community Healthlink (member of Umass Memorial Health Care), Worcester
Laurence Gerber, EPOCH Senior Living LLC, Weston
Tom Grape, Benchmark Senior Living, Boston
John Hammond, Red Sox Foundation & MGH Home Base Program, Cambridge
Regina Herzlinger, Harvard University, Belmont

Patrick Hughes, Fallon Health, Stratham, NH
Timothy Hunt, Cubist, Sudbury
David Jordan, Seven Hills Foundation, Worcester
John Kelly III, Self-employed, Charlestown
Michael Lauf, Cape Cod Healthcare, Inc, Sandwich

Dennis Leonard, DentaQuest, Peabody
Manuel Lopes, East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, Topsfield
Richard Lopez, Atrius Health, Reading
Margaret Lynch, South Boston Community Health Center, South Boston
Andrew Salmon, Continuing Care Mangement LLC, Millbury
Jo Ann Simons, Cardinal Cushing Centers, Swampscott
Kevin Tabb, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Waban
Raymond Tamasi, Gosnold, Inc, Mashpee
William Walczak, Grand Ciricle Foundation, Lewis Family Foundation, Dorchester
Delia Vetter, EMC Corp, Boston
Wendy Warring, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston



 
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