2009 White Ribbon Day Event a Huge Success

On Thursday, February 12, 2009, Governor Deval Patrick joined Jane Doe Inc. to declare the 2nd Annual White Ribbon Day Massachusetts, encouraging men throughout the Commonwealth to join him as a White Ribbon Ambassador. Also speaking were Representative Peter Koutoujian, Family Violence Prevention Fund Sr. Program Director Juan Carlos Arean, and President of Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA Foundation The Honorable Jarrett Barrios.

> View pictures from the press conference

> Read remarks from JDI’s Executive Director

> Read remarks from JDI’s Men's Initiative Coordinator


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.



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.


List of Ambassadors, Prior Year 2008

List of Ambassadors 2008. (This Page)

list of Ambassadors 2009.

list of Ambassadors 2010.

list of Ambassadors 2011.

List of Current Year Ambassadors.

Honorary Chairperson Governor Deval Patrick

Campaign Co-Chair Paul Cellucci, Former Governor of Massachusetts
Campaign Co-Chair Peter Roby, Director of Athletics & Recreation, Northeastern University


Mark Conrad, Parole Board Member, Mass. State Parole Board
Ralph Fuccillo, President, Oral Health Foundation
Jim Heffernan, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, Massachusetts General Physicians Organization
Paulo Pinto, Executive Director, MAPS - Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers
Joe Timilty, Former State Senator
Michael Weekes, Executive Director, MA Council of Human Service Providers

White Ribbon Day Ambassadors

Elected Officials
The Honorable Timothy P. Murray, Lt. Governor
The Honorable Bill Delahunt, US House of Representatives
The Honorable Thomas Menino, Mayor of Boston
The Honorable Daniel F. Conley, Suffolk County District Attorney
The Honorable David Capeless, Berkshire County District Attorney
The Honorable Timothy J. Cruz, Plymouth County District Attorney
The Honorable Joseph D. Early, Jr., Worcester County District Attorney
The Honorable Gerard T. Leone, Jr. Middlesex County District Attorney
The Honorable William R. Keating, Disrict Attorney, Norfolk County
The Honorable Elizabeth D. Scheibel, District Attorney, Northwestern District*
The Honorable Anthony Galluccio, MA State Senate
The Honorable Peter Koutoujian, MA House of Representatives
The Honorable Byron Rushing, Representative, MA House of Representatives
The Honorable Craig Kelley, Cambridge City Council
Joseph D. McDonald, Plymouth County Sheriff

State and Local Government
Brian D'Andrea, Worcester County Assistant District Attorney
Secretary Kevin Burke, Executive Office of Public Safety and Security*
Commissioner John Auerbach, Department of Public Health
Commissioner Angelo McClain, Department of Social Services
Commissioner Harold Clarke, Department of Corrections*
Commissioner Edward Davis, Boston Police Department
Mark Bergeron-Naper, Sexual Assault Prevention and Survivor Services, Department of Public Health
Timothy Connolly, Worcester County DA, Director of Communication
Dan Cooper, VOCA & DDTF Program Manager, Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance
Mark D'Angelo, Director of Employee Relations, MA Human Resources Division*
David Deakin, Assistant District Attorney, Chief, Family Protection & Sexual Assault Bureau, Suffolk County
Colonel Mark Delaney, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police
Robert Haynor, Director, Batterer Intervention, MA Department of Public Health
Ed Karcasinas, First Assistant to Worcester County DA.
John Langan, Deputy Director, MA Human Resources Division
John Luongo, Director ADA, Department of Corrections
Fernando Mederos, Director of Special Projects--Fatherhood, Department of Social Services
David Nolan, Director - PDCU, Department of Corrections
Daniel Sullivan, Chief of Staff, Office of the Dean of the House*
Jeff Travers, Worcester County Assistant District Attorney
Eduardo Velazquez, Assistant D.A., District Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Mass.*
Donald G. Xenos, Worcester County Assistant District Attorney

Law Enforcement
Chief Richard Billings, Hull Police Department
Chief Matthew Clancy, Plympton Police Department
Chief Donald Clark, West Bridgewater Police Department
Chief William Conlon, Brockton Police Department
Chief John Cowan, East Bridgewater Police Department
Chief Mark DeLuca, Duxbury Police Department
Chief George Gurley, Bridgewater Police Department
Chief Paul Hayes, Hanover Police Department
Christopher Horkin, Patrolman, Pembroke Police
Chief Paul Januszewski, Abington Police Department
Chief Thomas Joyce, Wareham Police Department
Chief John Llewellyn, Rockland Police Department
Jim Lonzillotts, Patrolman, Pembroke Police
Chief Paul Magee, Rochester Police Department
Chief Michael Manoogian, Halifax Police Department
Chief William A. Mason,Town of Harwich
Chief Lincoln Miller, Marion Police Department
Chief Taylor Mills, Hingham Police Department
Timothy Patrick O'Brien, Police Officer, Norwell Police Department
Chief Michael Ohrenberger, Town of Pembroke Police Department
Chief Arthur Parker, Carver Police Department
Chief Robert Ross, Plymouth Police Department
Chief Paul Porter, Randolph Police Department*
Chief Joseph Rebello, Kingston Police Department
Chief Ted Ross, Norwell Police Department
Chief Gary Russell, Middleboro Police Department
Chief Edward Savage III, Hanson Police Department
Christopher Shaw, Detective, Bridgewater Police Department
Dale Shea, Lieutenant, Hull Police Department
Chief Mark Sorel, Lakeville Police Department
Robert Spinney, Retired, MBTA Police Officer
Chief Brian Stewart, Scituate Police Department
Chief William Sullivan, Jr., Marshfield Police Department
Rodney Welch, Sargent, Rockland Police Department
Robert Wile, Detective, Amesbury Police Department*

Health Care
Alan J. Albert, MD, Massachusetts Medical Society Alliance
Bruce Auerbach, President-elect, Massachusetts Medical Society
Charlie Baker, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
David Corbin, Director, Safety & Security, Faulkner Hospital
Lenny Debenedictis, EAP Consultant, Partners Healthcare Employee Assistance Program*
Doug Gaudette, Director, Family Safety Project, Caritas Holy Family Hospital
Rafael D. Genao, Jr., Program Coordinator, Boston Public Health Commission*
Courtney Grey, Director, Boston Public Health Commission
Stephen Howard, Senior Director Community Affairs, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Dennis Irish, Director, Got & Community Relations, Saint Vincent Hospital*
James F.X. Kenealy, M.D., Physician & Surgeon, Massachusetts Medical Society Alliance
Dennis Leonard, President of Commercial Business, Delta Dental of Massachusetts
Patrick Maloney, Chief of Environmental Health, Brookline Public Health Department*
Michael Monopoli, Director, Oral Health Policy, Delta Dental of Massachusetts
Mike Monopoli, Delta Dental of Massachusetts
Mario Motta, Vice President, Massachusetts Medical Society
Dan Perkins, Co-Host, Talking About Health, WEZE Radio
Neil Rohr, Assistant Director of Leased Housing, Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership*
Phillip Speiser, Director of Arts Therapy, Whittier Street Health Center
Katherine Weiss, Radiologic Technologist RT (R)(CT), Massachusetts General Hospital

Lawrence Brady, National Team Sports Manager, New Balance *
Alden Cadwell, Director of Programs & 6Education, MetroLacrosse
Raymond Carey, Track Coach, St. John's Prep
Dave Czesniuk, Dir of Operations, Center for the Study of Sport in Society*
Ed Davis, Assistant Football Coach, Northeastern University
Kelvin Ford, Assistant Athletic Director, Merrimack College*
William Gaine, Deputy Director, Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association
Jack Grinold, Assoc. Athletic Director, Northeastern University
John D. Gruppo, Athletics Business Manager, Northeastern University
Bill Littlefield, Host, "Only A Game", WBUR
Christopher Lynch, Boston Youth Sports Initiative Coordinator
Patrick Mason, Assistant Baseball Coach, Northeastern University
Edward Matz, Soccer Coach, Northeastern University
Shawn McEachern, Assistant Hockey Coach, Northeastern University
Kenneth Nichols, Head Coach, Northeastern University
Chris Ostrowsky, Assistant Football Coach, Northeastern University
David Pace, President, Pace Sports, LLC *
Leon Powe, Boston Celtics
Brian Surace, Assistant Coach, Northeastern University
Joseph Wilhelm, Women's Rowing Coach, Northeastern University
Mike Winsor, Assistant Athletic Director, Northeastern University
Paul Withee, High School Football Coach and Mathematics Teacher, Womancare of Dover-Foxcroft, ME

Gordie Axtman, Guidance Counselor, Cambridge Rindge & Latin School*
Wendell Bourne, K-12 Coordinator for History and Social Science, Cambridge Public Schools
David Bowie, Sr. Security Analyst, Boston College ITS*
Russell Cron, Administrator, Cambridge Rindge and Latin School
Phil Dardeno, Assistant Director, Office of Financial Assistance - BU
Elizabeth Fernandez O'Brien, Parent/teacher, Mother/Wildwood Elementary School*
George Gardner, Director of Marketing and Communications, Northeastern University
Robert Gittens, VP Public Affairs, Northeastern University
Sean Hanel, Peer Minister, Boston College
Maureen Hardiman, Coordinator, Women's Center @ University of Massachusetts Boston
Mark Harris, Northeastern University
Christopher Hart, Assistant Director, Boston University*
David W. Janey, Associate Director, Financial Assistance, Boston University
Kevin Mahoney, Professor, Boston College Graduate School of Social Work
Sylvain Malfroy-Camine, Senior Group Leader, Arlington Enrichment Collaborative*
Frank McArdle, Northeastern University
John McDargh, Associate Professor, Department of Theology Boston College
John Murphy, Youth Outreach Worker/RA, Boston University School of Public Health/BMC*
Roy Perley, Student, North Shore Community College*
Jamalh Prince, Dean of Students, Cambridge Rindge and Latin*
Tom Schiff, Health Educator, UMass Amherst
Steve Smith, Chief Technology Officer, Cambridge Public Schools*
Gerry Stenerson, Associate Dean, First Year programs, Bentley College
Sal Trapani, Coordinator - Foreign Language Department, Cambridge Public Schools*
Robert Tynes, Assistant Principal, Cambridge Rindge and Latin School*
Thomas Wartenberg, Professor, Mount Holyoke College*
Chad Waxman, Health Educator, MIT*

Community Ambassadors
David Adams, EMERGE
Ian Agranat, Board of Directors, REACH
Subhash Agrawal, FSR, Met-Life Ins Co
Jim Allen
Cliff Allen, Warehouse Manager, VDA Productions*
Ethan Allen
Juan Carlos Arean, Program Manager, Family Violence Prevention Fund
Ben Atherton Zeman, Voices of Men
Ryan Bailey
Thomas Ball
R Barker
Marc Beaulieu
Brian Berg
Tom Bird
Thomas F. Birmingham, Former MA State Senate President
Duvan Bolivar, Advocate/Organizer, HarborCOV*
Steven Botkin, Executive Director, Men's Resources International
Jim Braude, Newsnight host, New England Cable News & Co-host of the Eagan & Braude Show, 96.9 FM Talk*
Dan Buckley, SSTAR - Batterer's Intervention
Anthony Burns, Co-Executive Director, Common Purpose, Inc.*
Blake Buxton, Recreation Supervisor, Shriver Job Corps*
Kevin Carney
Ken Cieplik, President, KCC Enterprises
Kyle Cortis
Matthew Creen
John "Jake" Dacey
Paul Dietl
Jeff Dipilato
Mary Dugdale
Brian Dunphy, Associate, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo
John E. Dzialo, Firefighter, Easton Fire Department
Paul Efthim
Patrick Farmer
Amy Farmer, Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence
David Ford
Michael Frances
Steven Gilchrist, Jr.
Scott Girard, counselor/ court liaison, Men's Resource Center for Change*
Andres Gonzalez, Program Manager, Youth Build Lawrence*
Max Greenberg, Program Coordinator, Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood
John Griffin
Jim Gutstadt
James A. Habana Hafner, Board Member, Men's Resources International
Doug Hagen
Jon Hardie, President, Fieldstone Press
Robert Higgins
Gregg Hoffman, Vice President, Kessler Financial Institutions Group*
Jeremy Horne
Kenneth Hughes, Training Manager, FL Roberts DBA Golden Nozzle Carwash*
Allan Huntley, Abacus Travel, Inc
Jonathan Janik
Fred Jewett, Director, Think Respect Project
Marc Johnson
Jamal Kammin
Robert Kaplan
Bob Keifer
Rob Kirsh
Scott Lacey, Release Engineer, First Marblehead
Ed LeClair, Specialist Law Enforcement Trainer
Alan Linov
Stephen Lopes II, Social Worker, Northstar learning Centers*
Chris Martin
Matt Meyer, Co-Chair, NOMAS-Boston
William Morgan, Tremont Credit Union
Mike Morton
Ken Nasif
Brett Nava-Coulter
Christopher Newman, Site Coordinator, Visitation Center - Northampton, YWCA of Western Massachusetts
William Nisby, Truck Driver, C.L. Noonan Disposal
Peter Nomad, Teacher,
Kenneth J. Novack
Aleks Nowicki, Instructor, IMPACT*
Mark O'Connor
John O'Malley, Legislative Director, Massachusetts Department of Correction*
Shuya Ohno, Director of Communications, MIRA Coalition
Rob Okun, Director, Men's Resource Center for Change
Steven Pascal, Children's Trust Fund
Steve Patterson, Partner, Techgenesis & Co
James Pearson, Victim/Witness Advocate
Andy Polanco, Haverhill Community Violence Coalition
Timothy Prouty, Principal/Director, Tantasqua Regional - Technical Division*
Dan Rea, WBZ News Radio 1030*
Jon Paul Roby
Peter Charles Roby
Stephen Rosenfeld
John E. Rosenthal, President, Meredith Management Corporation
Robert Russo, Director of Creative Services, VDA Productions
Fidel Rutayisire, Chairman, Rwanda Men`s Resource Centre
Robert Sable, Executive Director, Greater Boston Legal Services
Fred Schernecker
Joseph Scimemi
Mia Shay, Freelance photographer*
Terry Shean, Operations Manager, Quad Graphics*
Haji Shearer, Children's Trust Fund
Jimmy Smith
Walter Spencer, Executive Director, Jeremiah's Inn*
Denita Stevens
Gerard Sullivan
John Swist, Editor-in-Chief, Bristol Community College Newspaper, The Observer*
David Thomson, President, Thomson Communications
Al Tringali, President, Kessler Financial Institutions Group
Eric Tucker, Father Friendly Initiative
J.T. Turner, Actor, The Actors Company
Brad Van Renterghem
Sohrab Virk, Community Service Chair, Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity - Beta Gamma Chapter
Adam Weisler
Chuck Weinstein, Counselor, Men Against Violence Program
Wayne Williams, DVIP Coordinator, Roxbury Comprehensive Community Health Center*
Darnell Williams, President/CEO, Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts
Zohreh Zarnegar, Birth to Five Program Director, Violence Intervention Program (VIP)
Steve Zayatz

* for identification purposes only

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