Leadership Category: Board Officers

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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Yvonne Jones

A member of the ABCD Board of Directors since 2005, Yvonne L. Jones is a veteran of the Massachusetts education system. She worked for more than 12 years at VIP Child Care, Inc., in Brockton, Massachusetts, where she served as a Site Director/Support Service Specialist overseeing staff, providers, budget allocations, regulation compliance, and provided support for linear programs including the Dept….

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Sean Daughtry

Sean Daughtry serves in a Public Sector seat representing State Representative Elizabeth A. Malia. Daughtry is currently employed as Senior Manager, Technical Operations at Vertex Pharmaceuticals in Boston. A native of Greensboro, North Carolina, Daughtry is a cum-laude graduate of Morehouse College and holds a Master of Science in Inorganic Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Daughtry is a…

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Marie Greig

Marie Greig serves in a Neighborhood Sector seat representing the South Boston area on the South Boston Area Planning Action Council (APAC) Advisory Board. She is currently employed in the sales division of Target and enjoys Irish and Scottish music. Greig joined the ABCD Board of Directors in 2003 to represent and advocate for the needs of her community. She…

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Julia Hardy Cofield, Esq.

Julia Hardy Cofield serves in a Public Sector seat representing Boston City Councilor Matt O’Malley. Hardy Cofield retired from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Arlington, VA, where she was a Trademark Examining Attorney and a Collateral duty EEO Counselor. Hardy Cofield earned her Juris Doctor Degree from North Carolina Central University School of Law and she is fluent…

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Jean M. Babcock

Jean M. Babcock serves in a Public Sector seat representing Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards. Babcock formerly worked in Public Affairs for the United States Postal Service and is a lifelong community leader and activist. She holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration and has worked in areas of fiscal management and business administration. Babcock’s financial and business acumen coupled with…

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James A. Owens, Jr.

James Owens, Jr. serves in a Neighborhood Sector seat representing the Roxbury/North Dorchester area on the Roxbury/North Dorchester Neighborhood Opportunity Center Advisory Board. Owens is most recognized for his commitment to mentoring young men, empowering them to take an active role in their community. He received a Masters in Business Administration from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Owens is President of…

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Edward Katz

Edward Katz serves in a Neighborhood Sector seat representing the Charlestown area where he serves on the South Boston Area Planning Action Council (APAC) Advisory Board. Katz joined the ABCD Board of Directors in 2007 and is an officer of the Board, serving as a Vice Chair. He is also an ABCD Executive Committee member and serves as a member…

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Andres Molina

Andres Molina serves in a Neighborhood Sector seat representing the North End/West End area on the North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NSC) Advisory Board. Molina is the proprietor of Riandamo Consulting Services, an information technology company. He is keenly aware of the obstacles facing the elder and immigrant populations in our neighborhoods and strives to ensure that those less fortunate…

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Patricia Washington

Patricia “Pat” Washington represents the Boston Chamber of Commerce on the ABCD Board of Directors. She held numerous leadership positions with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and retired after 38 years of service. For the past three years, Washington has volunteered as a tax preparer for the Internal Revenue Service’s VITA Program, completing federal and state tax returns at ABCD’s Mattapan…

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