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Tish Allen

Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA); volunteer for children in foster care
Professor Emeritus, Mass Bay Community College

Sheila Azores

Certified Guidance Counselor, special education teacher
Retired Boston Public school headmaster
Visitation ministry, church of Holy Spirit, Mattapan

Sebra Barcuis

Case Management Society of America, New England Chapter
National Black Nurses Association, New England Chapter


Rob Consalvo

Chief of Staff, Superintendent, Boston Public Schools
WriteBoston, Board of Directors
Ward 18 Democratic Committee, Chair
Hyde Park Junior AA, Coach
Hyde Park Youth Basketball, Coach
Boston Lodge of Elks

Mary Jo Cutler

Registered Dietitian, retired
Community Servings, Nutritionist Volunteer
Abt Associates, Child Nutrition Senior Analyst
MA Department of Education, Director of Child Nutrition Programs
Jamaicaway Tower & Townhouses, Communication Committee Chair

John Dobija

Geriatric Nurse Practitioner,
Brigham and Women’s Division of Aging at Spaulding West Roxbury


Nick Favorito, Treasurer

Deputy Treasurer for Retirement Services / Massachusetts Treasury
Executive Director of the Massachusetts State Employees’ Retirement System
Designee to the Massachusetts Teachers’ Retirement Board and the State Retiree Benefit Trust Fund
Attorney / retirement law
Treasurer Parkway Youth Hockey

Tottie Gelbspan

JPNDC Real Estate Committee
Board member, Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corp.
Non-profit developer (retired)

Tom Gunnoud

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
Adjunct Professor – MassBay Community College
Retired – Xaverian Brothers High School


Juan Lopez

League of United Latin America Citizens (LULAC), National Vice-President – North East
Massachusetts LULAC Council #12128, Chair
Massachusetts Latino Democratic Caucus, Chair
Boston Children’s Hospital-Community Advisory Board, Member
Politica Entre Amigos – WCEATV, Executive Producer
Boston City Council, Research & Policy Director

Carol Nesson

Attorney specializing in pension & retirement law
General Counsel, Boston Retirement Board (retired)
President, West Roxbury Friends of Rosie’s Place
Board, Friends of the West Roxbury Branch Library
Board, New England Pension Assistance Project

Debbie Nolan, President

Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates Geriatric Nurse Practitioner
Member Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioner


Edna Pruce

Second Vice President, Mass Senior Action Council
Boston Senior Home Care, Past President
RN BA Med
Airforce Nurse, retired
Associate Dean of Students, Northeastern University, retired

Merlin Southwick, Clerk

Pleasant Spring Communities
Massachusetts Guardianship Policy Institute
Mount Pleasant Home
Community Planning Committee for the Arborway Yard
Franklin Park Coalition
Leading Age Massachusetts
Gray Panthers of Greater Boston