Professional

PROFESSION

  • State Legislator, MA House of Representatives
  • Chairman, House Committee on Elder Affairs
  • Member, Massachusetts Home Care Licensing Commission
  • Member, Massachusetts LGBT Aging Commission
  • Member, Massachusetts Elder Nutrition Commission
  • Waltham City Councillor-at-Large
  • Former Waltham City Council President

EDUCATION 

  • Graduate, Suffolk University, Graduate School of Management – MPA
  • Graduate, Bentley University, Bachelor of Science Degree – Management
  • Graduate, Mass Bay Community College, Associates Degree – Business Administration
  • Graduate, Waltham Public Schools

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Past coach: Waltham Boys & Girls Club, Waltham Youth Basketball Association, Basketball Plus Program, Central Middle School Basketball, Little Nippers Baseball, Warrendale Little League, Waltham Youth Soccer,¬†Waltham Police Athletic League
    Member
  • Former CCD Teacher, St. Jude Church
  • Member, Waltham Lions Club
  • Former member, Waltham Rotary Club
  • Former member, Reagle Players Board of Directors
  • Former Member, Warrendale Little League Board of Directors
  • Former Member, Waltham Partnership for Youth
  • Member, Waltham Day Center (Homeless) Advisors Board
  • Member, Waltham Family School Advisory Board
  • Waltham Safe & Healthy Schools YRBS Steering Committee
  • Member, Reach Beyond Domestic Violence Advisory Board
  • Former Member, Waltham Public Library Planning Committee
  • Member, Waltham Sons of Italy
  • Member, Friends of Waltham Library
  • Author & Former Fernald Reuse Committee Member
  • Past Chairman, Waltham Democratic City Committee

AWARDS

  • Work, Community, Independence – Human Service Advocate of the Year, 2008
  • COFAR – Award Recipient for support of people with mental disabilities, 2003
  • WATCH CDC Housing Advocate Award, 2007
  • Shining Star Award, Edinburg Center
  • Minuteman Senior Services Certificate of Appreciation
  • Boston Bar Association, Greater Boston Legal Services & Metro West Legal Services – Pillar of Justice Award, 2003
  • MBCC Distinguished Alumni Award