Elected Officers

David Slutz, Chair

Michael Tavares, Vice Chair

Rick Kidder, Secretary

Lisa M. Lemieux, Assistant Secretary

Carl Taber, 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)

Anne Broholm, CEO, Ahead USA

David A. Cabral, President, Five Star Manufacturing

Rich Canastra, President, New Bedford Seafood Auction

Paul F. Correia, Sr. Vice President, LifeStream, Inc.

James Daniels, Career Center Director, MassHire Greater New Bedford Career Center

Helena DaSilva Hughes, Executive Director, Immigrants Assistance Center (IAC)

Laura Douglas, President, Bristol Community College (BCC)

John Fernandes, Executive Board Representative, The Greater Southeastern Massachusetts Labor Council

Jeff Glassman, President, Darn It!, Inc.

Rachel Gordon, HR Manager, Precix, Inc.

Margarita E. Graham, VP & General Manager, Reliable Bus Lines, Inc.

Michael Hiltner, HR Director, Acushnet Company

Diane Hurley, Manager of Policy & Program Operations, Department of Career Services (DCS)

Deb Jenkins, Director of Human Resources, HTP Comfort Solutions LLC

Lisa A. Jochim, Director, UMass Dartmouth Workers’ Education Program

Lauren DeSimon Johnson, SVP & Chief Human Resources Director of SouthCoast Hospitals Group

Haskell Kennedy III, Certified General Appraiser, Kennedy Appraisers Inc.

Rick Kidder, President & CEO, New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce

Pam Kuechler, Executive Director, PACE

Lisa M. Lemieux, Organizer, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East

David R. Maher, Project Engineering Manager, Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training

Ron Melbourne, General Manager, Membrane Concepts

Bob Noonan, Senior Administrator, Royal of Fairhaven

James L. O’Brien, Superintendent-Director, GNB Vocational Technical High School

Jennifer Patnaude, Chief Administrative Officer, Greater NB Community Health Center

Jeffrey Pelletier, CEO, Junior Achievement

Victor Pereira, AFL-CIO Local 335

Charles Quinn, Owner, East Coast Fabrication

Christopher John Rezendes, Founder, Partner, INEX Advisors LLC

Derek Santos, Executive Director, New Bedford Economic Development Council (NBEDC)

Paula Shiner, Chief Executive Officer, Coastline Elderly Services, Inc.

David N. Slutz, Managing Director, Potential Holdings, LLC/President, Moby Dick Brewing Co Inc.

Carl W. Taber, Executive VP & Chief Lending Officer, BayCoast Bank

Michael Tavares, General Manager, Horacio’s

Yvonne Tobey, Program Coordinator, Building Pathways South Pre-Apprentice Program

Allie Wainer, Executive Vice President & COO, Sid Wainer & Son’s

Corinn Williams, Executive Director, Community Economic Development Center of SE, MA (CEDC)

Mitch Zahn, Regional Director,  Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC)

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