Leadership Category: Board Officers

Sean Daughtry

Sean Daughtry joined the ABCD Board in 2013, representing the NAACP Boston Branch, and currently serves in a Public Sector seat representing State Representative Elizabeth A. Malia. He is a Director of Technical Operations, Analytical, 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…

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Reverend Dr. Florence King

Reverend Dr. Florence King serves in a Public Sector seat representing State Representative Paul Donato of Malden. Rev. Dr. King currently serves as clergy at American Baptist Churches USA and she received a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry in Theological Studies from Andover Newton Theological School. Reverend Dr. King joined the ABCD Board of Directors in 2016 and is…

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Nancy Dickerson

Nancy Dickerson serves in the Private Sector representing BMA Tenpoint. A native of Boston, MA and a graduate of Boston University, Dickerson was employed for many years in the Boston Public Schools where she served as a teacher, school leader, and a member of the Superintendent’s cabinet. After retiring from the Boston Public Schools, her several positions included teaching at…

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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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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 Chair of…

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Patricia Washington

Patricia “Pat” Washington represents the Greater 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…

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John J. Drew

President/CEO John J. Drew has been a national leader in the Community Action and nonprofit sectors, founder and incubator of several national and Massachusetts-based nonprofit organizations, and a tireless advocate for those suffering from the effects of poverty for 45 years. His leadership in the field has been informed both by personal experience and professional training. As a resident of…

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