Leadership Category: Board of Directors

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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Thelma Callender Burns

Thelma Callender Burns serves in a Neighborhood Sector seat representing the Dorchester area on the Dorchester Neighborhood Service Center (NSC) Advisory Board. Burns is a retired METCO Director and Consultant for the Belmont Public Schools. She has been an educator, organizer, and activist in the Boston area for over 40 years, and she continues to be a strong advocate in…

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Marvin L. Venay

Marvin Venay serves in a Private Sector seat representing the Boston NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People). Venay is an advocate, political analyst, government liaison, public speaker, and recently has become an entrepreneur. Professionally, Venay owns a small business called ‘the Venay Square’ – a fresh and innovative custom pocket square line designed to empower its wearer to…

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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 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…

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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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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.

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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