MEET OUR AMBASSADORS

Campaign Chairpersons 2015

Peter Roby, Director of Athletics & Recreation, Northeastern University

The Honorable David E. Sullivan, Northwestern District Attorney

Past Campaign Chairpersons

Governor Deval Patrick, Governor of Massachusetts

The Honorable Argeo Paul Cellucci (late), Former Governor of Massachusetts

Jarrett Barrios, CEO, American Red Cross of Los Angeles Region (prior of Eastern Massachusetts)

Steve Burton, WBZ-TV4, Sports News Caster

The Honorable Daniel F. Conley, Suffolk County District Attorney

The Honorable Congressman Bill Delahunt, Retired US Congress

Gerry Leone, Former Middlesex County District Attorney

Angleo McClain, Executive Director, National Association of Social Workers, Past Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Children and Families

Paulo Pinto, Executive Director, Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS)

Michael Weekes, President/CEO, Providers' Council

Elected Officials

The Honorable William R. Keating, Representative, US Congress

The Honorable Cory Atkins, House Chair, Women's Legislative Caucus*

The Honorable Thomas H Boussy, Chairman, Stoneham Selectmen

The Honorable Michael D. Brady, MA House of Representative*

The Honorable Paul Brodeur, MA House of Representatives

The Honorable Thomas Conroy, MA House of Representatives

The Honorable Timothy J. Cruz, Plymouth County District Attorney

The Honorable Kenneth Gordon, MA House of Representatives

The Honorable Peter Kocot, MA House of Representatives

The Honorable Jason Lewis, MA State Senator

The Honorable Thomas Quinn, District Attorney, Bristol County District Attorney's Office*

Aaron Saunders, Selectman, Town of Ludlow*

The Honorable Karen Spilka, MA State Senator*

The Honorable C. Samuel Sutter, Mayor of Fall River

The Honorable Aaron Vega, MA House of Representatives*

The Honorable Josh Zakim, Councilor, Boston City Council

State and Local Government

Secretary John Polanowicz, MA Executive Office of Health and Human Services*

Commissioner Peter Forbes, Department of Youth Services

Assistant Commissioner Ruben Ferreira, Department of Children and Families*

Assistant Commissioner Robert Wentworth, Department of Children and Families

Jeffrey Alkins, Sr., Program Manager, City of Boston DND*

Bryan Barash, Legislative Director & General Counsel, Senate Majority Leader Harriette Chandler's Office

Kevin Barboza, Director, Office of Ombudsman, Department of Children and Family*

Mark Bergeron-Naper, Sexual Violence Prevention Specialist, Massachusetts Department of Public Healt*

William Brown, Area Director Park Street Area Office, MA Dept of Children and Fam Families*

Barry P. Callis, Director, Behavioral Health and Infectious Disease Prevention, MA Deppartment of Public Health

Curtiss H. Carter, Sr., ISO IV, Department Of Youth Services*

Tim Connolly, Communications Director, Worcester District Attorney's Office*

Brian Corr, Executive Director, Peace Commission, City of Cambridge

Brian Cummings, Massachusetts Department of Children & Families*

Joseph Anthony Curro, Jr., Selectman, Town of Arlington*

Mark D'Angelo, Director of Employee Relations, Comm of Mass, Human Resources Division*

Adam Fayyad, Groupworker I, Department of Youth Services*

Frank Galligan, Area Director, MA Department of Children and Families, Arlington Area

Leonard C Hayes, Program Coordinator, DHCD*

Bob Haynor, Director, Batterer Intervention Program Services, MA Department of Public Health*

Kristian Hoysradt, Director of Constituent Services & Special Projects, City of Salem Mayor's Office*

Marty Keney, Area Director, Department of Children and Families

Ms. Mary Kociela, Director of Domestic Violence Projects, Northwestern District Attorney's Office

John Langan, Deputy Director, MA Human Resources Division

Liam Lowney, Director, MA Office of Victim Assistance*

T. Joshua Lubbers, Program Coordinator, Department of Children and Families*

Pedro Martell, Departmant of Youth Services

Greg McKinney, Labor Relations Advisor, HRD/Office of Employee Relations

Patrick Meyers, Social Worker, Department of Children and Families-Fall River*

Ms. Lisa Mitchell, Superintendent, Department of Corrections*

Colin Moore, Legislative Director, Department of Children and Families

Kerry Moore, Investigator, Department of Mental Health

Christopher Newman, Domestic Violence Program Coordinator, MA Department of Children and Families

Matt Nicoli, Family Advocacy Specialist, US Coast Guard*

Michael H Payack, Accounts Manager/DHSP Fuel Assistance, City of Cambridge

David Rondeau, Area Clinical Manager, Dept of Children and Families

Richard A. Salcedo, Assistant General Counsel, MA Dept. of Children and Families

Roberto Julio Santamaria, , MPH, MBA, Deputy Director of Public Health, Framingham Health Department*

Jeff Travers, Worcester County Assistant District Attorney*

Law Enforcement

Chief Michael Alves, Acushnet Police Department

Chief Scott Benton, Whitman Police Department

Chief Richard Billings, Hull Police Department

Chief Robert Bongiorno, Bedford Police Department

Chief Matthew Myles Clancy, Duxbury Police Department

Chief Donald Clark, West Bridgewater Police Department

Chief Christopher Cummings, Massasoit Community College Police Department*

Chief Patrick Dillion, Plympton Police Department

Chief Allen Krajcik, Easton Police Department*

Chief John Llewellyn, Rockland Police Department

Chief Craig A Mace, Seekonk Police Department*

Chief Paul Magee, Rochester Police Department

Chief George McNeil, Somerset Police Department

Chief David Provencher, New Bedford Police Department

Chief Daniel Racine, Fall River Police Department

Chief Theodore Ross, Norwell Police Department

Chief Richard Stanley, Wareham Police Department

Chief Brian Stewart, Scituate Police Department

Chief Richard Wall, Pembroke Police Department

Deputy Chief Steven G. Xiarhos, Yarmouth Police Department

Officer Peter Richard Belmore, Patrolman, East Bridgewater Police Department

Kal Boghdan, Sergeant, Yarmouth Police Department*

Kevin P. Bryant, Sergeant (Diversity & Community Liaison), Harvard University Police Department

Anthony Cadogan, Sergeant, Boston College Police

Lieutenant Patrick Carty, Lieutenant, Yarmouth Police Department*

Officer Robert K Connor, Police Officer, Boston College Police Department

Ross Scott Cookis, Mental Health Coordinator, Berkshire County House of Correction*

Mike Corsini, Superintendent, MA Department of Correction

Kevin Robeert Croke, Patrol Supervisor, Boston College Police*

Peter L DiMarzio, Victim Assistance Coordinator, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)

Thomas Grady, Major, Berkshire County Sheriff's Office

Mark Massaro, Treatment Manager, Berkshire County Sheriff's Office*

Alan Moulaison, Supervisor, MGH Police

Sean Norris, Probation Officer II, Boston Municipal Court Charlestown Div.*

Deputy Linda M Pacheco, Director Public Safety Education, Bristol County Sheriff's Office

Theron Rock

John Salvie, Jr., Sergeant, Berkshire County Sheriffs Office

Dale Shea, Lieutenant, Hull Police Department

Robert Wilson, Jr., Patrolman, Swansea Police Department*

Health Care

Taylan Bozkurt, Operations and Financial Specialist, Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital

David Corbin, Director, Safety & Security, Faulkner Hospital*

Lenny DeBenedictis, Employee Assistance Program Consultant, Partners Healthcare Employee Assistance Program*

Paul Gagnon, Program Director, South Bay Mental Health

Doug Gaudette, Director, Family Safety Project, Holy Family Hospital

James L. Heffernan, Sr. VP Finance & Treasurer, Massachusetts General Physicians Organization

Dennis Irish, Director, Got & Community Relations, Saint Vincent Hospital*

Dr. Azim J. Khan, Cosmetique Pakistan

Dr. Neil Maniar, Director, Health Equity Programs, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Larry McAnneny, MGH Police and Securtiy*

Alexander O'Leary, Operations Supervisor, Boston University Medical Campus Public Safety

Kenneth Olsen, Clinical Support Services, Neighborhood Health Plan

Albert Wayne Pless, Jr, Program Manager, Cambridge Public Health Department/Men's Health League

Dr. Walter Joseph Rok, president/physician, Pediatric Associates of Fall River inc

Brian Sullivan, Equipment Manager, Western Massachusetts Hospital

Athletics

David S. Cohen, Executive Director, Doc Wayne Youth Services

Ross John Jatkola, Owner, Impact Performance Training Systems

Bill Littlefield, Host, 'Only A Game', WBUR

Joseph Wilhelm, Women's Rowing Coach, Northeastern University

Mike L Zawilinski, Massachusetts Powerlifting*

Education

Dr. Anthony P. Monaco, President, Tufts University

Doug Atkins, SADD moderator and faculty member, Catholic Memorial School West Roxbury, MA*

Seth Avakian, Prevention Specialist, OSAPR - Harvard University

Jamie Bergeron, Northeastern University*

Mr. Lewis Henley Bryant, Director Multicultural Services, Buckingham Browne & Nichols School

Richard Cowles, School Adjustment Counselor, Agawam Public Schools

Keith Crowley, Ph.D., Principal/Associate Head of School, St. John's Preparatory School

Nick Crugnale, Danvers High DECA

Cabot Dodge, Director of Public Safety, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary*

Dr. Chris Gallagher, Northeastern University*

Robert Gittens, VP Public Affairs, Northeastern University

Tom Healey, Adjustment Counselor, MVP Coordinator, Swampscott High School

Matthew Houde, Associate Director, Athletic Communications, Northeastern University

David Janey, Associate Director, Financial Assistance, Boston University*

Fred Jewett, Head Coach, Hingham Boys Indoor Track Team*

Dr. Bruce Johnson, Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development, Tufts University*

Nicholas Leonardos, Principal, Maria L. Baldwin School

Tyler Joseph Mello, Pembroke High School*

Ms. Debbie-Ann Meskimen Ferretti, Student Coordinator, UMASS Boston-A.R.M.S. Center*

Timothy Owens, Framingham State University*

Christopher Raso, Vice President, Criminal Justice Academy at Salem State University*

Denis M. Russell, Woburn School committee member

Dr. Tom Schiff, Director - Men and Masculinities Center, UMass Amherst

M. Alam Shah, Harvard Law School

Dr. Alan D. Solomont, U.S. Ambassador (Retired), Dean, Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service, Tufts University

Gerard Sullivan, Concerned Citizen, North Shore Community College: Resources Against Violence*

Business

Andre Brackett, Manager, US Auto Care

Bill Connolly, Director CHB & Customs Compliance, OCEANAIR, Inc.*

Chris DeSisto, President, Maple Hurst Builders, Inc.

Timothy Franklin, Director, Hoverground Studios

Rob Greenly, Founder, Corporate Physician Leadership Center

John G.C. Laing Jr., Owner, Laing Enterprises, Inc, Consultant/Family Advocate

Nick Lowe, Founding Partner, 451 Marketing

Angus McQuilken

Robert M Russo, Director of Creative Services, VDA Productions

Norman Sweet, Director of Behavioral Health, Harbor Health Services, Inc.*

Mark Welty, Co-owner, Silver Oak Farm

Community Ambassadors

Asma Abdullah

David Uriel Abrami

David Adams, Co-Executive Director, Emerge, Inc.*

Ramesh Advani, Advisory Committee Member, Lead - Men against Violence Initiative, Saheli Boston

Niaz Ahmed

Cliff Allen, Warehouse Manager, VDA Productions*

Rev. Joseph Amico

Edward Anderson, Social Worker, Department of Children and Families*

Juan Carlos Arean, Director, National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities at Casa de Esperanza

Ben Atherton Zeman

Mrs. Melissa Babington, TLP Coordinator, New Hope

Steven Barbosa*

Michael R Belleville

Thomas Bird

Andrew Bolze

Steven Botkin, Executive Director, Men's Resources International

Dennis Burke, Legislative Director and General Counsel, Office of Senator Jason Lewis

Jimmy R Calaycay, mentor, Boys to Men New England*

David Carpenter, Co-Founder, BRAVE

Jason Cerci

Richard Claytor*

Hector Constantzos, First Parish Church Stow Acton

Sam Crum, Student, Danvers High DECA

Adam Michael Czubinski

Michael S Day

Salvador Demallistre, Executive Director, Somerville Hispanic Association for Community Development*

David Dlugasch

Rick Dumont, Sweaty Turtle Entertainment

Samantha L Durkin

Paul Efthim

Jonathan Falcetti

Jay Fielding

James Agostinho Figueiredo

Rob Galibois, Attorney*

Rebecca Galisa

Colin Gallant

Adam S. Gibbons, Consultant, Community Collaborative Consulting*

Steven Gilchrist, Jr.

Kevin B. Gilnack

Reyna Gomez

Andres K Gonzalez, Outreach Educator, G.L.C.A.C; Mayor's Health Task Force*

Ms. Lovern Augustine, Mrs Ethnic World International 2011*

Jake Greenberg

Max Greenberg, Graduate Student in Sociology, USC

Naveh Halperin, Hotline Counselor, BARCC

Mathew Helman, Communications Director, Office of State Senator Jason Lewis

Jeffrey Hohl

Neal Howard

Paul Jewett

Shane Joseph, Lead Facilitator, John Howard Society of York Region

Anthony Kalicki

Mr. Robert Keating, Self

Luke Kirkland, Communications Librarian, Cambridge Public Library*

John H Kleschinsky*

Charles Knight, Senior Fellow, Project on Defense Alternatives

Stewart Landers

Johnny Lapham, artist

Ed LeClair, Specialist Law Enforcement Trainer

Danisa Lee

Stephen Lopes, Social worker, Sons of Panthers*

Daniel Lora*

Trebor Raye Mann

Daniel Marino

Fernando Mederos, Ed.D.

Margarette Moraes

Mickey Northcutt, Executive Director, North Shore CDC

Craig Olson

Sam Oomen-Lochtefeld

Paul Pelan, Irish International Immigrant Center*

Andy Polanco, Outreach Specialist, Haverhill Community Violence Coalition*

Timothy Roberts

David M. Roth, Adviser/Founder, Clark University TOPICS: Dealing with Dating Violence/Martha's Cause: A Woman Of Valor Initiative

Alvaro Santo

Amy B. Sharff, Attorney*

Andre Sheldon, Director, Global Strategy of Nonviolence*

Ashley Shoares, Residential Services Coordinator, The Second Step

James Skiffington, Jr.

Gerard Stanley

Charlie Struzzieri

Beau Stubblefield-Tave, Principal, Center for Culturally Fluent Leadership

Daniel S. Sullivan

Joe Sullivan, Rovin Gypsy Boy

Daniel Taylor

Tom Thibeault, Executive Director, Brockton Housing Authority

Alexandria Tobias

Darren C. Torpey, Community Manager, Boston Indies*

Mike Tropeano

J.T. Turner, Actor, The Actors Company

Katherine Valera, Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority, Inc.

Alex L Van Kleeck, Senior Clinical Counselor, YOU INC*

Chuck Weinstein, Director, Recovery Strategies

Dude Nick Wilton

Joselyn Yrayta, Self Sufficiency Specialist, Casa Myrna

Jane Doe Inc. Member Staff

Jarrod Chin, Director, Violence Prevention and Diversity, Sport in Society: A Northeastern University Center

Anthony DiPietro, Executive Director, HAWC

Renan Leahy, Communications Coordinator, Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers

James May, Coordinator, Elizabeth Stone's Network of GentleMen, The Elizabeth Stone House

Craig Norberg-Bohm, Coordinator Men's Initiative, Jane Doe Inc.

Maria Rinaldi, Center for Women & Community

Ross Steinborn, YWCA Lawrence - NSRCC

Todd Swisher, Administrator, Elizabeth Stone House

Matthew Swoveland, Youth and Men's Programs, The Second Step

Regi Wingo, Elizabeth Freeman Center

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  • 2014 WHITE RIBBON DAY A GREAT SUCCESS

    Secretary John Polanowicz

    On Thursday, March 6, 2014, EOHHS Secretray John Polanowicz presented the Governor's Proclamation to Debra Robbin of Jane Doe Inc.

    to declare the 7th Annual White Ribbon Day Massachusetts, encouraging men throughout the Commonwealth to take this critically important pledge for themselves, their sisters, their daughters and sons.

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    small young men 4 change High School Men's Sports Teams are invited to join Massachusetts White Ribbon Day as White Ribbon Teams. WRD is all about public action projects, and the action project for your sports team is to run banner signing week in your school.

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    JDI celebrates Massachusetts White Ribbon Day Campaign 2015!

    On Thursday, March 5th more than 500 men and allies from community groups, high schools and colleges, businesses, government and the military gathered in the State House for our 8th Annual Statewide Proclamation Event.
    View photos and videos from the powerful lineup of speakers and participants.

    This year’s theme, Reimagine Manhood, aims to engage men and boys to be part of the solution in ending violence against women by shifting the norms associated with manhood to value respect, compassion and non-violence as an antidote to the abuse of power in relationships and society.

    To help spread this message , Jane Doe Inc. worked with Press Pass TV to create a series of Public Service Announcements.

    White Ribbon Day is part of an international campaign called The White Ribbon Campaign. Designed especially with men in mind at the time, this was created by a handful of Canadian men in 1991 on the second anniversary of one man's massacre of fourteen women in Montreal. They began the White Ribbon Campaign to urge men to speak out against violence against women.

    Today, the WRC is a worldwide campaign in 60 countries that has collected well over 5 million signatures and growing.

    Many communities have joined us with operating city and town proclamation events, information tables, and educational events. Learn about how your community can participate this year by visiting our calendar of events.


    Introducing our new PSA for Reimagine Manhood:

    View our 60 second version


    Video Welcome Message from Congressman Bill Keating:


    Thank you to the Department of Transportation.

    In collaboration with the Department of Public Health, the DOT has put up this terrific billboard on Massachusetts Highways across the state:

    WRD Billboard


    JDI Announces Chairpersons for the 2015 White Ribbon Day Campaign
  • The Honorable David Sullivan, Northwestern District Attorney

  • Peter Roby, Director of Athletics & Recreation, Northeastern University

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    JDI is Proud to Announce the 2015 White Ribbon Day Campaign Honorary Committee.

    List of Members


    Resources

    Checkout our resource for school, work and community bulletin boards.
    Bulletin Board Display Kits

    Review our goals and campaign background
    Goals and Framework

    WRD Campaign Fact Sheet

    WRD Save the Date handout

    WRD Campaign Poster: (English), (Spanish), (Portuguese)

    Submit your local community events for our calendar


    You too can become involved.

    We’re taking our cue from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that speaks to how violence against women is a human rights violation and how these abuses around the world are obstacles to efforts for peace and gender equality in all societies.

    In addition, we link importantly with The United Nations Secretary General’s new campaign UNited to End Violence Against Women, which is celebrated on International Women's Day, March 8th.

    JDI invites you to sign on as a White Ribbon Day Ambassador and participate in local activities across Massachusetts. You can show your support by encouraging others in your organizations, families, and workplaces to wear a white ribbon, place a poster up at their workplaces, spread the word about the campaign and its aims, organize local events to speak out against violence towards women, and challenge attitudes and behaviors which condone or tolerate violence.

    On this website, you can find out about the history of the White Ribbon Campaign, what this pledge means around the world and how you can get involved, including tool kits for planning local events.

    We also urge you to learn more about sexual assault and domestic violence. You can find information, facts and more on the Jane Doe Inc. website.