BOARD OF DIRECTORS
David Slutz, Chair
Rick Kidder, Vice Chair
Lisa M. Lemieux, Secretary
Carl Taber, Treasurer
Duarte Silva, Assistant Treasurer
Board of Directors
Nelson Abreu, Director, Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA)
Jose Bahena, Senior Vice President, Joseph Abboud Manufacturing
Steven A. Beauregard, Executive Director, New Bedford Housing Authority (NBHA)
Jean Breault, Chief Human Resource Officer, Coastline Elderly Services, Inc.
David A. Cabral, President, Five Star Manufacturing
Rich Canastra, President, New Bedford Seafood Auction
Sara A. Cunha, HR Manager, Precix
Helena DaSilva Hughes, Executive Director, Immigrants Assistance Center (IAC), and At Large Member of our Executive Committee
Lauren De Simon Johnson, SVP & Chief Human Resources Director of SouthCoast Hospitals Group
Dr. Laura Douglas, President, Bristol Community College (BCC)
John Fernandes, Regional VP/Executive Board Representative, The Greater Southeastern Massachusetts Labor Council, At Large Member of our Executive Committee, Member of our Business Development Committee, and Member of our Performance & Oversight Committee
Jeff Glassman, CEO, Darn It!, Inc.
Margarita E. Graham, President/CEO, Reliable Bus Lines, Inc.
Bernice Jensen, Manager New Bedford Public Schools Divivision of Adult/Continuing Education & Summer School
Haskell Kennedy III, Certified General Appraiser, Kennedy Appraisers Inc.
Rick Kidder, Co-CEO, One SouthCoast Chamber, and our Vice Chair and Chair of our Business Development Committee
Pam Kuechler, Executive Director, PACE
Lisa M. Lemieux, President, Greater SE MA Labor Council, and our Board Secretary
Jane McArdle, HR/Office Manager, Trinity Solar
Ron Melbourne, General Manager, Membrane Concepts, and Chair of our Performance & Oversight Committee
Bonnie Mello, President & CEO, Lifestream, Inc.
Stephen Merrill, Area Director, Mass Rehabilitation Commission (MRC)
Jennifer Patnaude, Chief Administrative Officer, Greater NB Community Health Center, our Youth Council Chair, and Member of our Executive Committee
Jeffrey Pelletier, CEO, Junior Achievement, Member of our Youth Council
Victor Pereira, Business Manager, Construction & General Laborer’s Union Local No. 385(L.I. U.N.A.)
Aaron Polansky, Superintendent-Director, Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School
Charles Quinn, Owner/CEO of East Coast Fabrication, President of Quinn Fisheries Inc., and Owner/Partner of Standard Marine Outfitters
Christopher John Rezendes, Founder, Partner, Chief Business Officer, INEX Advisors LLC, and our Youth Council Vice-Chair
Derek Santos, Executive Director, New Bedford Economic Development Council (NBEDC)
Wendy Savary, Director of Claims and Appeals, Department of Unemployment Assistance
Duarte Silva, President, South Coast Federal Credit Union and our Assistant Treasurer, and Member of our Executive Committee
Tracy Silvia, HR Business Partner/Manager, Ahead USA/Kate Lord, and Member of our Business Development Committee
David N. Slutz, Managing Director, Potentia Holdings, LLC/President, Moby Dick Brewing Co Inc. and our Board Chair
Carl W. Taber, Executive VP & Chief Lending Officer, BayCoast Bank, our Board Treasurer and Member of our Executive Committee
Michael Tavares, General Manager, Horacio’s
Yvonne Tobey, Project Coordinator, Building Pathways South Pre-Apprentice Program, and our Youth Council Chair
Allie Wainer, Executive Vice President & COO, Sid Wainer & Son’s, and Member of our Business Development Committee
Michael Watson, Superintendant-Elect, Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School
Corinn Williams, Executive Director, Community Economic Development Center of SE, MA (CEDC)
John A. Williams, Dean, Charlton College of Business, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Michael Williams, Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (EOLWD), Director, Field Management & Oversight/EOLWD Financial Liaison
As your local MassHire Workforce Board, we design strategies and programs that best meet the needs of job seekers and businesses in our region.
Businesses can connect with us for the following opportunities:
- Serve as a private sector member of your local MassHire Workforce Board
- Partner on the design of a training program
For your immediate hiring needs, we oversee the MassHire Greater New Bedford Career Center. To connect with a job seeker today, visit masshiregnbcc.com.