Leadership Category: Board of Directors

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, EdD

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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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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Thomas Webb

Thomas Webb serves in a Neighborhood Sector seat representing the Jamaica Plain area on the Jamaica Plain APAC Advisory Board.  Born and raised in Ononcoc, Virginia, he left small town life for the West Coast where he sought training through Job Corps, completed his GED, and worked for the Farnworth Press.  Upon his return to the East Coast, Webb worked…

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Cokiena Fuller

Cokiena Fuller serves in a Private Sector seat representing the Boston NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People). Bio coming soon.

Sharon Scott-Chandler, Esq.

Sharon Scott-Chandler serves as president and CEO of ABCD — Action for Boston Community Development. ABCD is one of the largest community action agencies in the country, having a $200 million budget and serving more than 100,000 people throughout greater Boston each year. Scott-Chandler became a vital member of the ABCD leadership staff after leaving the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office…

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Sean K. Daughtry

Sean K. Daughtry joined the ABCD Board in 2013, representing the NAACP Boston Branch, and currently serves in a Public Sector seat representing State Representative Christopher Worrell. 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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Patricia Powers

Patricia Powers serves in a Neighborhood Sector seat representing the East Boston area on the East Boston Area Planning Action Council (APAC) Advisory Board. A lifelong resident of East Boston, Powers had previously worked for the Boston Police Department. Her interests include crafts and volunteering with children, the elderly and individuals with special needs. Powers joined the ABCD Board of…

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Alejandro Camarena

Bio coming soon.