Leadership Category: Private Sector

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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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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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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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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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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Kristen Rupert

Representing Associated Industries of MA.

Caryl Beison

Caryl Beison serves in a Private Sector seat representing MelroseWakefield Healthcare. As an Executive Leadership Team member there, Beison serves as Vice President, Managed Care and Executive Director of the PHO (Physician Hospital Organization). She holds a Master’s degree in Public Health and has a strong interest in public health as well as understanding the impact of socioeconomic factors on health…

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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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