Campaign Honorary Chairperson

Governor Charlie Baker

Campaign Chairpersons

The Honorable Peter Koutoujian, Sheriff Middlesex County

Thaddeus Miles, MassHousing Acting Director of Community Services

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

The Honorable David E. Sullivan, Northwestern District Attorney

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 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

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 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 Josh Zakim, Councilor, Boston City Council

State and Local Government

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

Assistant Commissioner Ruben Ferreira, 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

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*

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*

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

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

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

Mr. Shawn Proctor, Father Facilitator, 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 Carlton Abbot Jr., Freetown Police Department

Chief Michael Alves, Acushnet Police Department

Chief George Arruda, Swansea 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 Brian Clark, Norton Police Department

Chief Donald Clark, West Bridgewater Police Department

Chief Christopher Cummings, Massasoit Community College Police Department*

Chief Patrick Dillion, Plympton 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 John Llewellyn, Rockland Police Department

Chief Robert Macdonald, Dighton Police Department

Chief Craig A Mace, Seekonk Police Department*

Chief Paul Magee, Rochester 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 Richard Stanley, Wareham Police Department

Chief Brian Stewart, Scituate Police Department

Chief Gary Sullivan, Easton Police Department

Chief Robert Szala, Dartmouth Police Department

Chief James Trombetta, Rehoboth Police Department

Chief Richard Wall, Pembroke Police Department

Chief Edward Walsh, Taunton Police Department

Deputy Chief Steven G. Xiarhos, The Yarmouth Police Department

Michael A Amoros, Lieutenant, Marlborough 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

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*

Scott DeCiero, Detective, Marlborough Police Department*

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

Rafael Faria, Police Officer, Marlborough Police Department*

Thomas Grady, Major, Berkshire County Sheriff's Office

Mark Massaro, Treatment Manager, Berkshire County Sheriff'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.*

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

Theron Rock

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

Jared Snapp, Detective, Marlborough Police Department

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

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

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

Mr. Charles B. Green, III

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

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


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

Mike L Zawilinski, Massachusetts Powerlifting*


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

Dr John S. Dacey

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

Dr. Chris Gallagher, Northeastern University*

Robert Gittens, VP Public Affairs, Northeastern University

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

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*

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*


Mr Dick Bazirgan, Richard Dean Associates, inc*

Andre Brackett, Manager, US Auto Care

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

Timothy Franklin, Director, Hoverground Studios

Daniel Fury, Owner, Salem Black Cat Tours*

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

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

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

Jonjy Ananth, President/ Board Chair, 91.3 FM Radio*

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

Ben Atherton Zeman

Mrs. Melissa Babington, TLP Coordinator, New Hope

Steven Barbosa*

Thomas Bird

Todd Booth*

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

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

Samuel Hamer, Student, Pembroke High School*

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

Mr Paul Hewins

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

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

Grant Allan Kuhl

Stewart Landers

Johnny Lapham, artist

Danisa Lee

Andrew Lewman, Emerge

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

Margarette Moraes

Tatyana Elizabeth Neimanis

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

Craig Olson

Sam Oomen-Lochtefeld

Paul Pelan, Irish International Immigrant Center*

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

Timothy Roberts

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

Brendan Roy

Denis M. Russell, Former Woburn School committee member

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

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

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

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

Anthony DiPietro, Executive Director, HAWC

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

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


    Secretary Daniel Bennett

    On Thursday, March 5, 2015, EOPS Secretary Daniel Bennett presented the Governor's Proclamation

    declaring the 8th Annual White Ribbon Day Massachusetts, to encourage men throughout the Commonwealth to take this critically important pledge. Also joining him on the program were representatives from the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah).

  • View Summary of 2015 Campaign
  • 2015 Video and Media Listings
  • Full Campaign Archives

    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

    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


    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


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

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    Welcome to the
    Massachusetts White Ribbon Day Campaign!

    Thank you for a wonderful event!

    On Thursday, March 3rd, over 500 people from across the Commonwealth attended at the State House for the Annual Massachusetts Statewide White Ribbon Day Proclamation Event!

    Photos and Video are now available!.

    White Ribbon Day Campaign PSA for Reimagine Manhood:

    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 action pages.

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

    WRD Campaign Flyers
    (English), (Spanish), (Portuguese)

    JDI Announces Leadership for the 2016 White Ribbon Day Campaign

    Honorary Chairperson:

  • Governor Charlie Baker

  • Co-Chairpersons:

  • Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian and
  • Founder of HoodFit and MassHousing Director of Community Services Thaddeus Miles

  • 2016 Campaign Launch Press Release

    JDI forms Honorary Committee for the 2016 White Ribbon Day Campaign

    2016 Honorary Committee List

    Displays of Character: Men Reimagining Manhood

    A traveling exhibit created by Jane Doe Inc. entitled “Displays of Character: Men Reimagining Manhood”, our new display features 13 men from all walks of life who have been active White Ribbon Day Ambassadors in Massachusetts. Made possible with funding from Verizon Wireless HopeLine and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the creative services of VDA Production, and of Marc Beaulieu Photography, this exhibit will be shown across the Commonwealth to inspire other men and boys to take the pledge, wear the white ribbon and make a difference in promoting and creating safe relationships and communities.

    Check back for schedule of where you can see the exhibit and how you can bring it to your community.


    Checkout our resources for school, work and community participation.

    Proclamation Event Toolkit
    Youth Sports Teams
    Bulletin Board Display Kits

    WRD Campaign Flyers
    (English), (Spanish), (Portuguese)

    Review our goals and campaign background

    Goals and Framework
    WRD Campaign Fact Sheet

    See what's coming soon

    Calendar of events
    Submit your local community events for our calendar

    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.

    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.