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Leadership Category: Board of Directors

Lynnette Sumpter

Lynnette Sumpter serves in a Public Sector Seat representing Representative Chynah Tyler. Sumpter is a 7-generation Bostonian and retired from the Boston Police Department after 33 years.  She taught criminal justice at Roxbury Community College and volunteers at the Boys and Girls Club after-school program.  Sumpter received a BS in Criminal Justice from Boston State College/UMass Boston and a Masters…

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George Montgomery

Representing La Alianza Hispana.


Marian Walsh, Esq.

Marian Walsh, Esq. serves in a Private Sector seat representing Operation A.B.L.E., where she is President & CEO.  Operation A.B.L.E. is a non-profit organization that helps job seekers 45 years and older re-enter the workforce.   Walsh has also had great experience as a Massachusetts State Senator and Representative, Public Affairs Consultant and Leadership Coach.  She served as the Chief Administrative…

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Marguerite Mars

Marguerite Mars was elected to a Neighborhood Sector seat representing the Mystic Valley Opportunity Center. She has previously worked at State Street Corporation as a fund administration.  Mars also volunteered at the ABCD Head Start center in Malden where she assisted teachers in the classroom.  Mars received an Associates degree in Education from Bay State College and a Bachelor’s Degree…

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Shirell Williams

Shirell Williams serves in a Private Sector seat representing Homes for Families, a social change organization dedicated to ending family homelessness, where she volunteers as an intern advocate and facilitator. She also volunteers at Mothers for Justice and Equality and On Solid Ground. Williams is currently pursuing a degree in Business Administration from Roxbury Community College. Williams joined the ABCD…

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Collique Williams

Collique Williams serves in a Private Sector seat representing Greater Boston Labor Council – AFL-CIO. Williams works as a community organizer with Community Labor United, a Boston based coalition that brings together local partners around a common vision and plan of action to counteract the growing gap between rich and poor. A Boston native, Williams has worked on various youth…

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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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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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Samuel DePina

Samuel (Sam) DePina serves in a Private Sector seat representing Boston Public Schools. DePina is a graduate of Boston Public Schools from the Jeremiah E. Burke High School and has worked for the BPS for the past 19 years. He has served as a high school mathematics teacher and an assistant headmaster, and has served as the operational superintendent since…

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