MEET OUR AMBASSADORS

Campaign Honorary Chairperson

Governor Charlie Baker

Campaign Chairpersons

The Honorable Peter Koutoujian, Sheriff Middlesex County

J. Keith Motley, Ph.D., Chancellor, University of Massachusetts Boston

Past Campaign Chairpersons

Governor Deval Patrick, Governor of Massachusetts

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

Peter Roby, Director of Athletics & Recreation, Northeastern University

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

Angelo 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

Thaddeus Miles, MassHousing Acting Director of Community Services

The Honorable David E. Sullivan, Northwestern District Attorney

Ambassador Circle

Mr Dick Bazirgan, Richard Dean Associates, inc*

Geoffrey Beckwith, Executive Director & CEO, Massachusetts Municipal Association*

Mr. Michael J. Connolly, Frm. Massachusetts Secretary of State

Greg Cooper

Josh Kraft

Rick Rendon, Senior Partner, The Rendon Group*

Denis J. Sullivan, Professor, Northeastern University*

Mr. Christopher Tunnard, The Fletcher School, Tufts University

Elected Officials

The Honorable William R. Keating, Representative, US Congress

The Honorable Robert DeLeo, Speaker of the House

The Honorable Stan Rosenberg, President, MA State Senate

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 Evandro Carvalho, Representative, MA House of Representatives

The Honorable Timothy J. Cruz, Plymouth County District Attorney*

The Honorable Kenneth Gordon, MA House of Representatives

The Honorable Joseph P. Kennedy, III, U.S. Representative, U.S. House of Representatives

The Honorable Peter Kocot, MA House of Representatives

The Honorable Jason Lewis, MA State Senator

Representative David P. Linsky, State Representative-5th Middlesex District, Massachusetts House of Representative*

The Honorable Frank A Moran, State Representative, House Of Representatives*

The Honorable Seth Moulton, U.S. Representative, U.S. House of Representatives

The Honorable David W. Pottier, Councilor, Taunton City Council

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

Aaron Saunders, Selectman, Town of Ludlow*

The Honorable Steven Ultrino, Ed.D., State Representative, House of Representatives

The Honorable Aaron Vega, MA House of Representatives*

The Honorable Timothy R. Whelan, State Representative, MA House of Representatives

The Honorable Josh Zakim, Councilor, Boston City Council

State and Local Government

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

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

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

Barbara Burgo, Commissioner, Barnstable County Human Rights Commission

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*

Mr. James Patrick Cassidy, Jr., Director of Weights and Measures, City of Cambridge*

Robert Cohen, Vice Chair of Programming and Policy, Young Democrats of Massachusetts*

Jeremy Joseph Comeau, Chairman, Canton Planning Board

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

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

Emilio E. Cruz, Board Member, Sex Offender Registry Board*

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*

Lucas DeBarros, Legislative Aide, Office of State Representative Evandro Carvalho

Robert Ditzion, MassIT*

Neil Doherty, Special Assistant and Program Manager, Office of Mayor Martin J. Walsh*

Edward Dolan, Commissioner, MA Probation Service*

Adam Fayyad, Groupworker I, Department of Youth Services*

Leonard C Hayes, Retired - 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*

Nathaniel W. Kennedy, ADA/Deputy Chief of Domestic Violence Unit, Plymouth County District Attorney

Tim Kennedy*

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

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*

Mr. Shawn Proctor, Father Facilitator, City of Cambridge*

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

Mr. Darrus Sands, Program Coordinator - Men's Health Crew, Boston Public Health Commission

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

Jeff Travers, Worcester County Assistant District Attorney*

Mr. Juan R. Vega, Assistant Secretary, Communities & Programs, Exec. Office of Housing & Economic Development*

Law Enforcement

Chief Carlton Abbot Jr., Freetown Police Department

Chief Michael Alves, Acushnet Police Department

Chief George Arruda, Swansea Police Department

Chief Robert Bongiorno, Bedford Police Department

Chief Brian Clark, Norton Police Department

Chief Christopher Cummings, Massasoit Community College Police Department*

Chief James Donovan, Raynham Police Department

Chief Kyle Heagney, Attleboro Police Department

Chief Scott Labonte, Berkley Police Department

Chief David Lizotte, New Bedford Police Department

Chief Robert Macdonald, Dighton Police Department

Chief Craig A Mace, Seekonk Police Department*

Chief George McNeil, Somerset Police Department

Chief Michael Meyers, Fairhaven Police Department

Chief Keith Pelletier, Westport Police Department

Chief Daniel Racine, Fall River Police Department

Chief John Reilly, North Attleboro Police Department

Chief Theodore Ross, Norwell Police Department

Chief Frederick Ryan, Arlington Police Department*

Chief Ronald Sellon, Mansfield Police Department

Chief Gary Sullivan, Easton Police Department

Chief Robert Szala, Dartmouth Police Department

Chief James Trombetta, Rehoboth Police Department

Chief Edward Walsh, Taunton Police Department

Deputy Chief Steven G. Xiarhos, The Yarmouth Police Department

Michael A Amoros, Lieutenant, Marlborough Police Department*

Adrian Bispham

Kal Boghdan, Sergeant, Yarmouth Police Department*

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

Philip Cheng, Assistant District Attorney, Suffolk County District Attorney's Office*

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

Kevin Robeert Croke, Patrol Supervisor, Boston College Police*

Scott DeCiero, Detective, Marlborough Police Department*

Mr. David Deakin, Assistant District Attorney, Chief, Family Protection & Sexual Assault Bureau, Suffolk County

Rafael Faria, Police Officer, Marlborough Police Department*

Zachary M. Hillman, ADA, Suffolk County DA's Office*

Alan Moulaison, Supervisor, MGH Police

Mr. Matthew Nelson, Community and Strategic Partnerships Coordinator, Cambridge Police*

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

Nathan A. Olbeter, Assistant District Attorney, Suffolk County District Attorney's Office

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

Ramon Pascual, Administrative Assistant- Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Unit, Suffolk County District Attorney's Office

Ian Polumbaum, Chief, DV and Sexual Assault Unit, Suffolk District Attorney's Office

Matthew Sears, Assistant District Attorney, Suffolk County District Attorney's Office

Jared Snapp, Detective, Marlborough Police Department

Mike Sosa, Police Officer, Cape Cod Community College Campus Police

Mr. Jake Wark, Press Secretary, Suffolk County DA's Office

Mr. Jeremy Warnick, Director of Communications, Cambridge Police*

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

Michael Zontini, Detective, Yarmouth Police Department*

Health Care

Ryan Berard, Associate Director, Mass Nurses Association*

Jarrod Chin, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Partners in Health*

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

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

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

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

Larry McAnneny, MGH Police and Securtiy*

James Milke

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

Brian Sullivan, Equipment Manager, Western Massachusetts Hospital

Matthew Thomas, MGH Men Against Abuse

Dr. walter Joseph rok, MD, Pediatric Associates of Fall river

Athletics

Jared Briggs

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

Ross John Jatkola, Owner, Impact Performance Training Systems

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

Brian Rose, Community Affairs Program Manager, Bristol County District Attorney's Office, Former Red Sox Pitcher

Joseph Wilhelm, Women's Rowing Coach, Northeastern University

Chazz Kennedy Wright

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*

Carly Birolini*

Mr. Lewis Henley Bryant, Director of Multicultural Services, Buckingham Browne and 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

Dr John S. Dacey

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

Spencer Gagnon

Brian Gallagher, Coordinator of Student Conduct and Community Standards, Mass College of Liberal Arts*

Nathan Horner

Walt Horner, Dean of Students, Regis College

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*

Nicholas Leonardos, Principal, Maria L. Baldwin School

James MacDonald*

Tyler Joseph Mello, Pembroke High School*

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

Jason Milan

Shannon Murray*

Gabe Noguer

Timothy Owens, Framingham State University*

Conor James Roth

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

Mr. Liam Alexander Spence, Pembroke High School*

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

Ms. Emily J. Wilson

Business

Mr David Arnold

Andre Brackett, Manager, US Auto Care

Thomas Cahill

Richard Callahan, President, Callahan's Karate Studio Inc.*

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

Michael John Doyle, CEO, QPID Health

Staffan Ericsson, Dr.

Timothy Franklin, Director, Hoverground Studios

Daniel Fury, Owner, Salem Black Cat Tours*

Rob Greenly, Founder, Corporate Physician Leadership Center

William Nicholas Little, Senior Project Manager, CBRE @ Google

Nick Lowe, Founding Partner, 451 Marketing

Angus McQuilken

George Metzger, Sr. Prinicipal, HMFH Architects Inc.*

Rick Musiol, Jr, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs

Brian Pigeon

Reed Powell

JJ Przybylski, Founder & Owner, Mastodon Moving

Peter Charles Roby

Robert M Russo, Director of Creative Services, VDA Productions

Paul Sweeney, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP*

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

Leigh J. Tucker, Managing Director, Nonprofit Client Practice, Accounting Management Solutions

Mr. Alberto Vasallo, CEO, El Mundo Boston

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

Zachary Agush

Niaz Ahmed

Cliff Allen, Warehouse Manager, VDA Productions*

Mr. Davis Joseph Altimonte

Rev. Joseph Amico

Jonjy Ananth, President and board chair at WCUW and DV advocate for Saheli and ISW crisis, WCUW 91.3FM radio, and Saheli and ISW crisis*

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

Malcolm Astley, Lauren Dunne Astley Memorial Fund

Ben Atherton Zeman

Mrs. Melissa Babington, TLP Coordinator, New Hope*

Dana Battista

Thomas Bird

Todd Booth*

Steven Botkin, Executive Director, Men's Resources International

James P. Bourdon, CEO, Accounting Management Solutions*

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

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

Jason Cerci

Hadler Emmanuel Charles

Olivia Dorion Chilcott

Tess Chilcott

Richard Claytor*

Hector Constantzos, First Parish Church Stow Acton

Rebecca Corpas-Galisa, Social Worker, Cape Cod Child Development Preschool Programs

Sam Crum, Student, Danvers High DECA

Adam Michael Czubinski

David Nok Daniel

Michael S Day

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

David Dlugasch

Rick Dumont, Sweaty Turtle Entertainment

Paul Efthim

Raymond Estrella, Board Member, MAPS - Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers*

Mr. Frederic Eustis, Eustis Chair

Jonathan Falcetti

Isaac Feldberg

Jay Fielding

Robin L. Flounory*

Rob Galibois, Attorney*

Colin Gallant

Adam S. Gibbons, Consultant, Community Collaborative Consulting*

Kevin B. Gilnack

Robert Gittens, VP Public Affairs, Northeastern University

Andres Gonzalez, Program Manager, Youth Build Lawrence*

Ms. Lovern Augustine, Mrs Ethnic World International 2011*

Mr. Charles B. Green, III

Jake Greenberg

Max Greenberg, Graduate Student in Sociology, USC

Naveh Halperin, Hotline Counselor, BARCC

Samuel Hamer, Student, Pembroke High School*

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

Mr Paul Hewins

Mr. John David Horgan, Sociology Student, U Mass Boston*

Laura Irwin

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

Mr. Darrin Korte, Executive Director, Cambridge Community Center*

Grant Allan Kuhl

Stewart Landers

Evan LeBlanc

Andrew Lewman, Emerge

Bradford Lingham

Tony Lombardi, Director, Alex's Place at the YMCA of Martha's Vineyard*

Stephen Lopes, Social worker, Sons of Panthers*

Daniel Lora*

Trebor Raye Mann

Daniel Marino

Brian Marshall*

Matthew Thomas Marshall

John Maudlin

Ben McDonald, Men of Honor, Peacemaker

Margarette Moraes

Brendan Patrick Murphy

Christopher Naper, Owner, Impact Fitness*

Tatyana Elizabeth Neimanis

Christopher Nelson, Pernet Family Health Service*

Craig Norberg-Bohm

Mr. Alvin Notice, Co-Founder, Tiana Angelique Notice Foundation

Mr. Benjamin Christopher O'Brien

Mr. Rob Okun, Editor and Publisher, Voice Male Magazine*

Craig Olson

Sam Oomen-Lochtefeld

Paul Pelan, Irish International Immigrant Center*

Stephen Pereira, Board Member, MAPS - Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers*

Major Donald F. Phillips, President, PDS*

Andy Polanco, Outreach Specialist, Haverhill Community Violence Coalition*

Miguel Ramoscotto, High Risk Advocate, Womanshelter/Companeras

Bob Rentsch, Co-CHAIR, YWCA of Central Massachusetts Domestic Violence Services Committee

David Ricker

Larry Robbin, Executive Director, Robbin and Associates

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

Brendan Roy

Katherine Rushlau

Denis M. Russell, Former Woburn School committee member

Michelle Ryan, Home Health Care Services & A Survivor*

Amy B. Sharff, Attorney*

Andre Sheldon, Director, Global Strategy of Nonviolence*

Ashley Shoares, Residential Services Coordinator, The Second Step*

Gerard Stanley

Charlie Struzzieri

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

Daniel S. Sullivan

Joe Sullivan, Rovin Gypsy Boy

Jeff Tarmy

Daniel Taylor

Tom Thibeault, Executive Director, Brockton Housing Authority

Mike Tropeano

J.T. Turner, Actor, The Actors Company

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

Antonio M. Viana, Esq., Board Member, MAPS - Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers*

Barbara Warren

Darnell Williams, President/CEO, Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts

Janson Wu, Executive Director, GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD)

Filipe Zamborlini, Board Member, MAPS - Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers*

Ben Thomas Zeoli

Jane Doe Inc. Member Staff

Cristiano Amorim, MAPS - Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers*

Rajoo Ananth, DV Advocate, SAHELI & Indian Society of Worcester (ISW) Crisis*

Cicino Coelho, MAPS - Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers*

Bryan Frascati, Clinician, Children's Program, A Safe Place Nantucket

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

Lucas Oliveira, MAPS - Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers*

Anderson Pinto, Health Educator, MAPS*

Maria Rinaldi, Center for Women & Community*

Alvaro Santo, MAPS - Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers*

James Skiffington, Jr.

Ross Steinborn, YWCA Lawrence - NSRCC

Todd Swisher, Administrator, Elizabeth Stone House

Matthew Swoveland, Deputy Director, The Second Step

Regi Wingo, Elizabeth Freeman Center

  • Full List of WRD Ambassadors
  • Discover our new Exhibit: Displays of Character!

  • 2016 WHITE RIBBON DAY EVENT

    Governor Charlie Baker

    On Thursday, March 3, 2016, Governor Charlie Baker declared the 9th Annual White Ribbon Day Massachusetts,

    to encourage men throughout the Commonwealth to be part of the solution and to reimagine manhood.

  • View Summary of 2016 Campaign
  • 2016 Press Releases and Media Coverage
  • SPORTS TEAMS JOIN WHITE RIBBON DAY!

    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.

  • View Toolkit for High School Sports Teams
  • BECOME AN AMBASSADOR TODAY!

    Ambassadors agree to wear the ribbon on White Ribbon Day and recruit 5 to 10 male friends and colleagues to join them in taking the WRD pledge.

    Join Now

    SIGN THE WHITE RIBBON PLEDGE

    Individuals can take the pledge and add their name to the growing number of men in Massachusetts who have joined this campaign. Note: Ambassadors need not do both.

    Sign Now

    PURCHASE WHITE RIBBON PINS!

    We now have white ribbon pins available for purchase on our site. Join the cause today and purchase pins for your organization.

    Purchase Online


    OUR WRD 2017 PARTNERS!

    Presenting Sponsor

    Bank of America


    Supporting Partners

    Massachusetts Department of Public Health

    Verizon

    VDA Productions


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    Welcome to the Massachusetts White Ribbon Day Campaign!


    White Ribbon Day 2017 is on Wednesday March 1st WRD 2017 Flyer Thumbnail

    Download the flyer and share with your friends and colleagues!


    CLICK HERE to register now.


    CLICK HERE for the Portuguese flyer.

    CLICK HERE for the Spanish flyer.


    Meet this year’s Campaign Leadership:

    Co-Chairs:

    Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian

    University of Massachusetts Boston Chancellor J. Keith Motley, Ph.D.

    And our esteemed Honorary Committee (pdf)


    Recruitment Cards:

    EnglishRecruitment Card Thumbnail Portuguese Recruitment Card Thumbnail SpanishRecruitment Card Thumbnail


    White Ribbon Day Campaign PSA for Reimagine Manhood:

    INTRODUCING: Displays of Character: Men Reimagining Manhood

    Check here to meet 13 of our WRD Ambassadors and for schedule of where you can see the exhibit and how you can bring it to your community.


    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. Read more about the history and background of the international and statewide campaign here.