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 2009

List of Ambassadors 2008.

List of Ambassadors 2009. (This Page)

list of Ambassadors 2010.

list of Ambassadors 2011.

List of Current Year Ambassadors.

Elected Officials

Governor Deval Patrick, Governor of Massachusetts
Argeo Paul Cellucci, Former Governor of Massachusetts
The Honorable Joseph D. Early, Jr., Middle District District Attorney*
The Honorable Sean Garballey, MA House of Representatives*
The Honorable Peter Koutoujian, MA House of, Representatives
The Honorable Daniel F. Conley, Suffolk County District Attorney
The Honorable Timothy J. Cruz, Plymouth County District Attorney
The Honorable Gerard T. Leone, Jr., Middlesex County District Attorney
The Honorable Elizabeth D. Scheibel, Northwest District District Attorney*
Joseph D. McDonald, Plymouth County Sheriff

State and Local Government

John Auerbach, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Mark Bergeron-Naper, Sexual Violence Prevention Specialist, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Mark Conrad, Chairman of the Parole Board, Parole Board*
Mark D'Angelo, Director of Employee Relations, Comm of Mass, Human Resources Division*
David Deakin, Assistant District Attorney, Chief, Family Protection & Sexual Assault Bureau, Suffolk County
Bob Haynor, Director, Batterer Intervention Program Services, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Mary Kociela, Director of Domestic Violence Projects, Northwestern District Attorney's Office
Shawn MacMaster, Deputy Chief, Victim Witness Bureau, Middlesex District Attorney's Office
Juan Martinez, Director of Communications, MA Executive Office of Health and Human Services*
Christopher Newman, Domestic Violence Program Coordinator, Massachusetts Department of Children and Families
Fernando Perfas, Special Projects Coordinator, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services/Massachusetts Department of Public Health*
Daniel Sullivan, Chief of Staff, Office of the Dean of the House*
Eduardo Velazquez, Assistant District Attorney, Middlesex District of Mass.*

Health Care

Alan J. Albert, MD, Doctor (Obstetrician-Gynecologist), Massachusetts Medical Society Alliance
David Corbin, Director, Safety and Security, Faulkner Hospital*
Lenny Debenedictis, Employee Assistance Program Consultant, Partners HealthCare Employee Assistance Program*
Doug Gaudette, Director Family Safety Project, Holy Family Hospital
Dennis Irish, Director, Government & Community Relations, Saint Vincent Hospital*
Dennis Leonard, President of Commercial Business, Delta Dental of Massachusetts
Mariqanne Perry, RN Clincal Care Manager, BMC HealthNet Plan


Peter Roby, Director of Athletics & Recreation, Northeastern University

Law Enforcement

Michael P. Antunes II, Sergeant (CO II), Mass. Department of Corrections*
Chief Richard Billings, Hull Police Department
Acting Chief Michael Botier, Plymouth Police Department
Chief Matthew Clancy, Plympton Police Department
Chief Donald Clark, West Bridgewater Police Department
Chief William Conlon, Brockton Police Department
Michael Corsini, Superintendent, MA Department of Correction
Chief John Cowan, East Bridgewater Police Department
Chief Mark DeLuca, Duxbury Police Department
Chief George Gurley, Bridgewater Police Department
Chief Thomas Joyce, Wareham 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 Lincoln Miller, Marion Police Department
Chief Taylor Mills, Hingham Police Department
Chief Michael Ohrenberger, Town of Pembroke Police Department
Chief Arthur Parker, Carver 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
Lieutenant Dale Shea, Hull Police Department
Chief Mark Sorel, Lakeville Police Department
Robert M. Spinney, Retired, Transit Police Dept.*
Chief Brian Stewart, Scituate Police Department
Chief William Sullivan, Jr., Marshfield Police Department
Chief William Sweeney, Hanover Police Department
Robert Wile, Detective, Amesbury Police Department*


David Bowie, Sr. Security Analyst, Boston College ITS*
Ted Chan, MBA Student, MIT Sloan School of Management
Sean Hanel, Peer Minister, Boston College
Christopher Hart, Assistant Director, Boston University*
Thomas Healey, School Adjustment Counselor, Swampscott High School
David W. Janey, Associate Director, Financial Assistance, Boston University*
Sylvain Malfroy-Camine, Senior Group Leader, Arlington Enrichment Collaborative*
John Mcdargh, Associate Professor, Department of Theology Boston College
Daniel Orszulak, Teacher, Ware High School*
Tom Schiff, Health Educator, UMass Amherst
Gerard Sullivan, Adjunct Faculty, North Shore Community College*
Robert Tynes, Assistant Principal, Cambridge Rindge and Latin School*
Chad Waxman, Co-coordinator for Violence Prevention and Response, MIT Medical: The Center for Health Promotion and Wellness
Paul Withee, High School Football Coach and Mathematics Teacher, Womancare of Dover-Foxcroft, ME

Community Ambassadors

Cliff Allen, Warehouse Manager, VDA Productions*
Juan Carlos Arean, Program Manager, Family Violence Prevention Fund
Ben Atherton-Zeman
Bruce Auerbach, President-elect, Massachusetts Medical Society
Marc Beaulieu, Musician/visual artist, Logan 5 & The Runners
Steven Botkin, Executive Director, Men's Resources International
William Bowers, Student, North Shore Community College*
Anthony Burns, Co-Executive Director, Common Purpose, Inc.*
Brian Condron, Director. Advocacy and Public Affairs, The Home for Little Wanderers
Matthew Creen
Kenneth Dec, CMO, Partners & Simons
Michael Doherty
John E. Dzialo, Firefighter, Easton Fire Dept.*
Paul Efthim
David Eng
Elizabeth Fernandez O'Brien, Parent/teacher, Mother/Wildwood Elementary School*
Rafael D. Genao, Jr., Program Coordinator, Boston Public Health Commission*
Steven Gilchrist, Jr.
Scott Girard
Andres Gonzalez, Program Manager, Youth Build Lawrence*
Richard Gulla
James A. Habana Hafner, Board Member, Men's Resources International
Deborah Harding, program associate, Girls Inc*
Gregg Hoffman, Vice President, Kessler Financial Institutions Group*
Riley Hoobery
Kenneth Hughes, Training Manager, FL Roberts DBA Golden Nozzle Carwash*
Fred Jewett, Director, Think Respect Project*
Russell Kellogg, Student
Scott Lacey, Business Systems Analyst, Hancock Timber Resource Group
Stewart Landers
Stephen Lopes, Social worker, Sons Of Panthers*
Dan Mattingly, Dev Specialist, MAPS, Inc.
James May, Coordinator, Elizabeth Stone's Network of GentleMen
Matt Meyer, Co-Chair, NOMAS-Boston
Michael Monopoli, Director, Oral Health Policy, Delta Dental of Massachusetts
Decarlo Moore, Mind On Money, LLC, M.O.M Ent.*
Rob Okun, Publisher, Voice Male Magazine
Henrique Oliveira, Health Educator, MAPS*
Elijah Patterson
Paulo Pinto, Executive Director, Mass Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS)
Larry Robbin, Executive Director, Robbin and Associates
Daniel Robins, Logistics Coordinator, NYS Coalition Against Sexual Assault*
Neil Rohr, Assistant Director of Leased Housing, Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership (MBHP)*
Robert Russo, Director of Creative Services, VDA Productions
Fidel Rutayisire, Chairman, Rwanda Men`s Resource Centre*
Charles Salisbury, Roofer, Local 33*
Imad Sandakly, Manager, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Richard Shandross
Haji Shearer, Children's Trust Fund
Walter Spencer, Executive Director, Jeremiah's Inn*
John Teves, Youth/Recreation Commissioner, Somerville Recreation Commission*
Albert Toney III, President, AK Consulting Service Inc.
Dahvy Tran, Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence
J.T. Turner, Actor, The Actors Company
Joseph Vasconcelos, Board President, Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers*
David Webster
Chuck Weinstein, Counselor, Men Against Violence Program

* for identification purposes only

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