BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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, and Member of our Business Development Committee
David A. Cabral, President, Five Star Manufacturing
Rich Canastra, President, New Bedford Seafood Auction
Paul F. Correia, Sr. Vice President, LifeStream, Inc., and Member of our Performance & Oversight Committee
James Daniels, Career Center Director, MassHire Greater New Bedford Career Center, and Member of our Business Development Committee
Helena DaSilva Hughes, Executive Director, Immigrants Assistance Center (IAC), and At Large Member of our Executive Committee
Laura Douglas, President, Bristol Community College (BCC)
John Fernandes, 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, 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, and Chair of our Business Development Committee
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, and Chair of our Performance & Oversight Committee
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 of East Coast Fabrication, President of Quinn Fisheries Inc., and Owner/Partner of Standard Marine Outfitters
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, and Member of our Performance & Oversight Committee
Michael Tavares, General Manager, Horacio’s, and Member of our Performance & Oversight Committee
Yvonne Tobey, Program Coordinator, Building Pathways South Pre-Apprentice Program
Allie Wainer, Executive Vice President & COO, Sid Wainer & Son’s, and Member of our Business Development Committee
Corinn Williams, Executive Director, Community Economic Development Center of SE, MA (CEDC)
Mitch Zahn, Regional Director, Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC)
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.