MEET OUR AMBASSADORS

Campaign Chairperson 2014

Governor Deval Patrick, Governor of Massachusetts

Past Campaign Chairpersons

Argeo Paul Cellucci (late), Former Governor of Massachusetts

Mr. Peter Roby, Director of Athletics & Recreation, Northeastern University

Mr. Gerry Leone, Former Middlesex County District Attorney, Partner, Nixon Peabody

Steve Burton, WBZ-TV4, Sports News Caster

The Honorable Congressman Bill Delahunt, Retired US Congress

Mr. Michael Weekes, President/CEO, Providers' Council

Executive Director, National Association of Social Workers, Past Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Children and Famlies (DCF)

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

The Honorable Daniel F. Conley, Suffolk County District Attorney

Jarrett Barrios, CEO, American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts

Elected Officials

The Honorable William R. Keating, Representative, US Congress

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

Mr. 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 Scott Brown, Former Senator US Congress

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 Karen Spilka, MA State Senator*

The Honorable David E. Sullivan, Northwestern District Attorney

The Honorable C. Samuel Sutter, District Attorney of Bristol County

State and Local Government

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

Commissioner Aron Boros, Division of Health Care Finance and Policy

Commissioner Edward Dolan, MA Dept of Youth Services*

Assistant Commissioner Ruben Ferreira, Department of Children and Families*

Assistant Commissioner Robert Wentworth, Department of Children and Families

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

Mr. Paul Barabani, Superintendent, Soldiers' Home in Holyoke*

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

Mr. Mark Bergeron-Naper, Sexual Violence Prevention Specialist, Massachusetts Department of Public Health*

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

Mr. Brian Cummings, Massachusetts Department of Children & Families*

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

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

Mrs Sheila M. Dupre, MA Parole Board

Mr. Ambrose Faturoti, Massachusetts Office for Refugees and Immigrants*

Mr. Jay Fielding, Social Worker, Department of Children and Families*

Mr. Peter Forbes, Assistant Commissioner of Operations, Department of Youth Services

Mr. Robert Fox, III, FSW III, Soldiers' Home at Holyoke

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

Mr. Leonard C Hayes, Program Coordinator, DHCD*

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

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

Mr. Marty Keney, Area Director, Department of Children and Families

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

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

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

Mr. Fernando Mederos, Director of Special Projects--Fatherhood, Department of Social Services

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

Ms. Lisa Mitchell, Superintendent, Department of Corrections*

Mr. Colin Moore, Legislative Director, Department of Children and Families

Mr. Matt Nicoli, Family Advocacy Specialist, US Coast Guard*

Mr. David O'Callaghan, Budget Director, Department of Children and Families

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

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

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

Mr. Jeff Travers, Worcester County Assistant District Attorney*

Mr. John Charles Williams, Jr., Social Worker, DCF

Law Enforcement

Chief Frank Alviheira, Lakeville Police Department

Chief Scott Benton, Whitman Police Department

Chief Richard Billings, Hull Police Department

Chief Robert Bongiorno, Bedford Police Department

Chief Michael Botieri, Plymouth Police Department

Chief Matthew Myles Clancy, Duxbury Police Department

Chief Donald Clark, West Bridgewater Police Department

Chief John Cowan, East Bridgewater Police Department

Chief Christopher DelMonte, Bridgewater Police Dept.

Chief Patrick Dillion, Plympton Police Department

Chief Bruce Gates, Middleboro Police Department

Chief Emmanuel Gomes, Brockton Police Department

Chief John Llewellyn, Rockland Police Department

Chief Paul Magee, Rochester Police Department

Chief David Majenski, Abington Police Department

Chief Michael Manoogian, Halifax Police Department

Chief William A. Mason, Harwich Police Department

Chief Miksch, Carver Police Department

Chief Lincoln Miller, Marion Police Department

Chief Edward Savage III, Hanson Police Department

Chief Michael Peraino, Hingham Police Department

Chief Theodore Ross, Norwell Police Department

Chief Maurice Splaine, Kingston Police Department

Chief Richard Stanley, Wareham Police Department

Chief Brian Stewart, Scituate Police Department

Chief Sweeney, Hanover Police Department

Chief Philip Tavares, Marshfield 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

Mr. Kal Boghdan, Sergeant, Yarmouth Police Department*

Mr. 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

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

Mike Corsini, Superintendent, MA Department of Correction

Mr. Kevin Robeert Croke, Patrol Supervisor, Boston College Police*

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

Mr. Thomas Grady, Major, Berkshire County Sheriff's Office

Liam Lowney, Chief of Victim Witness Services, Office of Attorney General Martha Coakley*

Mr. Antonio Marcella, Berkshire County Sheriff's Office

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

Alan Moulaison, Supervisor, MGH Police

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

Theron Rock

Mr. Jason Roy

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

Dale Shea, Lieutenant, Hull Police Department

Robert M. Spinney, Retired, Transit Police Dept.*

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

Health Care

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

Mr. Louis Brambilla, Brockton Neighborhood Health Center

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

Mr. Lenny Debenedictis, Employee Assistance Program Consultant, Partners HealthCare Employee Assistance Program*

Mr. Paul Gagnon, Program Director, South Bay Mental Health

Mr. Doug Gaudette, Director Family Safety Project, Holy Family Hospita

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

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

Mr. Eric Kamba, Executive Director, Congolese Development Center

Dr. Azim J. Khan, Cosmetique Pakistan

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

Mr. Kenneth Olsen, Clinical Support Services, Neighborhood Health Plan

Ms. Leah Pesculis, Mental Health Specialist*

Mr. 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

Mr. Peter Smith, Dr., East Boston Neighborhood Health Center*

Mr. Brian Sullivan, Equipment Manager, Western Massachusetts Hospital

Mr. Will Turner, Clinical Director, Berkshire County Kids Place & Violence Prevention Center*

Athletics

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

Joseph Wilhelm, Women's Rowing Coach, Northeastern University

Education

Dr. Anthony P. Monaco, President, Tufts University

Mr. John Auerbach, Director UHRI, Northeastern University

Mr. Richard Cowles, School Adjustment Counselor, Agawam Public Schools

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

Dr. Chris Gallagher, Northeastern University*

Robert Gittens, VP Public Affairs, Northeastern University

Ms. Emmeline Young, Women's Center Coordinator, Umass Boston Women's Center*

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

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

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

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

Professor Christine Linn McClure, Professor McClure, Cape Cod Community College*

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

Mr. Shea Michael Mullaney, University of Massachusetts Boston*

Mr. Daniel Orszulak, Teacher, Ware High School*

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

Mr. Denis M. Russell, Woburn School committee member

Mr. Tom Schiff, Health Educator, Umass Amherst

Mr. M. Alam Shah, Graduate Student-Law, Harvard University

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

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

Mr. J. Brandon Brandon Wood, Boston University*

Business

Mr. Stephen Cavagnaro, Vice President, Anchor Capital Advisors LLC*

Mr. Brian Douglass Clarke, Producer, Urban Update, WHDH-TV

Mr. David S Cohen, Executive Director, Doc Wayne Athletic League, Inc.*

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

Mr. Craig Davis, Vice President, Store Manager Boston, Macy's

Mr. Chris DeSisto, President, Maple Hurst Builders, Inc.

Mr. Timothy Franklin, Director, Hoverground Studios

Mr. Christopher Lawrence Garner, Remodeling Consultant, Power Home Remodeling Group*

Mr. William Jeffery, Sales rep, Power Home Remodeling Group*

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

Mr. Nick Lowe, Founding Partner, 451 Marketing

Mr. Robert Russo, Director of Creative Services, VDA Productions

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

Mr. Zachery Walton Thomas, Sales Rep, Power Home Remodeling Group

Mr. Mark Welty, Co-owner, Silver Oak Farm

Mr. W. Paul White, Principal, The Karol Group, Inc.

Community Ambassadors

Mr. David Adams, Co-Director, Emerge, Inc.

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

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

Mr. Ben Atherton-Zeman

Mrs. Melissa Babington, TLP Coordinator, New Hope

Mr. Archford Bandera

Mr. Steven Barbosa*

Mr. Michael R Belleville

Mr. James Boggie, Boston University

Mr. Andrew Bolze

Mr. Steven Botkin, Executive Director, Men's Resources International

Mr. Brad Buccrew

Mr. Paul Burben

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

Mr. Michael P. Cahill, Executive Director, Alliance of Massachusetts YMCAs

Mr. David Carpenter, Co-Founder, BRAVE

Mr. Jason Cerci

Ms. Jenn Conway, Bethel Child Care Services

Mr. Alex Cook, Seaview Global

Mr. Sam Crum, Student, Danvers High DECA

Mr. Michael S Day

Ms. Samantha L Durkin

Mr. Paul Efthim

Mr. Jay Fielding

Mr. James Agostinho Figueiredo

Mr. Mike Fitzgerald, Boston University

Mr. Christopher David Freeman*

Mr. Ed Freitas

Mr. Colin Gallant

Mr. Jim Garrant

Mr. Steven Gilchrist, Jr.

Mr. Kevin Gilnack

Ms. Reyna Gomez

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

Ms. Lovern Augustine, Mrs Ethnic World International 2011*

Mr. Jake Greenberg

Mr. Max Greenberg, Graduate Student in Sociology, USC

Mr. Naveh Halperin, Hotline Counselor, BARCC

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

Mr. Jeffrey Hohl

Mr. Neal Howard

Mr. Anthony Kalicki

Mr. Robert Keating, Self

Mr. John H Kleschinsky*

Mr. Stewart Landers*

Mr. Johnny Lapham, artist

Mr. Ed LeClair, Specialist Law Enforcement Trainer

Ms. Danisa Lee

Mr. Stephen Lopes, Social worker, Sons of Panthers*

Mr. Stephen Louis Marbury

Mr. Daniel Marino

Mr. Pat McAvoy

Ms. Mary McNiff, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Mr. Matt Meyer, Co-Chair, NOMAS Boston

Mr. Sam Moore, Boston College

Ms. Margarette Moraes

Mr. Mike Napolitano

Mr. Chris Nelson, Worcester County Fathers and Family Network

Mr. Mickey Northcutt, Executive Director, North Shore CDC

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

Mr. Craig Olson

Mr. Andy Polanco, Outreach Specialist, Haverhill Community Violence Coalition

Mr. Timothy Roberts

Mr. Neil Rohr, Assistant Director of Leased Housing, Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership (MBHP)*

Mr. David Roth

Mr. Alvaro Santo

Mr. Andre Sheldon, Director, Global Strategy of Nonviolence*

Ms. Ashley Shoares, Residential Services Coordinator, The Second Step

Mr. James Skiffington Jr.

Mr. Dylan Smith, Lexington Middle School

Mr. Paul Starratt, Town Engineer, Town of Westford

Mr. Charlie Struzzieri

Mr. Daniel Sullivan*

Mr. Matthew Swoveland, Program Coordinator, Roca

Mr. Tom Thibeault, Executive Director, Brockton Housing Authority

Alexandria Tobias

Mr. Darren C. Torpey, Community Manager, Boston Indies*

Mr. J.T. Turner, Actor, The Actors Company

Ms. Katherine Valera, Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority, Inc.

Mr. Chuck Weinstein, Director, Recovery Strategies

Ms. Colleen Williams

Dude Nick Wilton

Ms. Joselyn Yrayta, Self Sufficiency Specialist, Casa Myrna

Dr. Adnan Zubcevic, Executive Director, Bosnian Community Center for Resource Development, Inc.*

Jane Doe Inc. Member Staff

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

Mr. Anthony DiPietro, Executive Director, HAWC

Mr. Renan Leahy, Communications Coordinator, Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers

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

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

Mr. Ross Steinborn, Wayside Trauma Intervention Services

Mr. Todd Swisher, Administrator, Elizabeth Stone House

Mr. 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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    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.

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    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.

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    Welcome to the Massachusetts White Ribbon Day Campaign!

    ...inviting men and boys to be leaders to help end violence against women.

    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.

    In 2008, Jane Doe Inc. launched the opportunity for Massachusetts to join this international effort for human rights to engage men to help end violence against women, men and children. The approach is one of celebrating positive masculinity; inviting men and boys to be leaders to help end violence against women; and encouraging men and boys to contribute to a solution in any number of ways.

    Looking forward to
    Massachusetts White Ribbon Day 2015!

    We will hold our next annual Governor's Proclamation Event at the State House on March 5, 2015.

    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 coming year by visiting our calendar of events.


    Last Year Archives

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    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.