Leadership Category: Board of Directors

Daphne Walker

Joyce Caggiano-Hamilton

Angela Williams-Mitchell

Angela Williams-Mitchell serves is a Public Sector seat representing Councilor Kim Janey. She is a long-standing resident of Roxbury, a retired Boston Police Officer, and the first woman and Hispanic elected President of the Massachusetts Association of Minority Law Enforcement Officers. Williams-Mitchell holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Human Services from Springfield College, Springfield, MA, and a…

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Joyce Dennis

Joyce Dennis serves in a Public Sector seat representing Senator Nick Collins. Dennis is in the healthcare field where she has worked as a Provider Service Representative at Tufts Health Plan.  She received her medical assistant certification from Bunker Hill Community College and has a strong focus on patient care and wellness. Dennis joined the ABCD Board of Directors in…

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Eleanor Evans, Esq.

Eleanor Evans serves as ABCD’s General Counsel and Assistant Clerk. In this capacity, she advises the organization’s senior leadership, program staff and board on legal, governance and compliance matters; reviews and negotiates contracts; handles corporate matters for ABCD and its affiliated entities; counsels management on employment law matters; collaborates with outside legal counsel on real estate transactions; manages litigation, responds…

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Meshell Whyte

Meshell Whyte serves in a Private Sector seat representing Homes for Families. Whyte is a Consumer Advocacy Team member with Homes for Families where she advocates for homelessness and other critical programs in the House of Representatives and the Senate on the Mass. State budget agenda for current and future fiscal year budgets. Whyte holds an Associate Degree in Biotechnology/Biomanufacturing,…

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Patricia McShane

Patricia “Tricia” McShane serves in a Neighborhood Sector seat representing the Allston-Brighton area on the Allston-Brighton Neighborhood Opportunity Center Advisory Board. She is a life-long resident of Allston-Brighton and she works to support families and individuals in crisis in her role as a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, and as secretary at the St. Columbkille Parish. McShane…

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Patricia Groves, Esq.

Attorney Patricia Groves focuses her practice on governmental affairs, compliance & HIPAA privacy and administrative law. Now in her 20th year of private law practice, she has gained a wide variety of experience representing clients before the Social Security Administration, Workers’ Compensation Board and in the Federal Court system. She has a history of success leading strategic and operational initiatives within…

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Lynnette Sumpter

Lynnette Sumpter serves in a Public Sector Seat representing state Representative Chynah Tyler. Sumpter is a 7th generation Bostonian and retired from the Boston Police Department after 33 years. She has taught criminal justice at Roxbury Community College and volunteers at the Boys and Girls Club after-school program. Sumpter received a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Boston…

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Kristen Halbert

Kristen Halbert serves in a Public Sector seat representing Boston City Councilor-at-Large Michelle Wu, where she works as a community liaison. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental, Earth and Ocean Science and a Master of Science in Urban Planning and Community Development, both from the University of Massachusetts Boston. Halbert currently serves as Vice President of the…

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