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 2010

List of Ambassadors 2008.

List of Ambassadors 2009.

List of Ambassadors 2010. (This Page)

List of Ambassadors 2011.

List of Current Year Ambassadors.

Campaign Chairpersons

The Honorable Congressman Bill Delahunt, US Congress
The Honorable Gerard T. Leone, Jr., Middlesex County District Attorney
Steve Burton, WBZ-TV4, Sports News Caster

Elected Officials

The Honorable Michael D. Brady, MA House of Representative*
The Honorable Sean Garballey, MA House of Representatives*
The Honorable Peter Koutoujian, MA House of, Representatives
The Honorable Timothy Madden, MA House of Representatives*
The Honorable Daniel F. Conley, Suffolk County District Attorney
The Honorable Timothy J. Cruz, Plymouth County District Attorney
The Honorable Joseph D. Early, Jr., Middle District District Attorney*
The Honorable William Keating, Norfolk County District Attorney
Paul Brodeur, Acting General Counsel, Executive Office of Elder Affairs, Alderman-at-large, Melrose Board of Aldermen*
Joseph D. McDonald, Plymouth County Sheriff

State and Local Government

John Auerbach, Commissioner, MA Department of Public Health
Angelo McClain, Commissioner, MA Department of Children and Families (DCF)
Lisa Mitchell, Deputy Superintendent, Department Of Correction Domestic Violence Workgroup*
Coleman Nee, Undersecretary, MA Department of Veterans' Services
Robert Wentworth, Assistant Commissioner, Department of Children and Families
Daniel Arnold, Area Administrative Manager, MA Dept. of Children and Families, Worcester West
Alfred Baptista, Social Work Supervisor, MA Department of Children and Families
Kevin Barboza, Director, Office of the Ombudsman, Department of Children & Family*
Mark Bergeron-Naper, Sexual Violence Prevention Specialist, MA Department of Public Health
William Brown, Area Director Park Street Area Office, MA Dept of Children and Families*
Ray Burke, DCF Area Director/Pittsfield, MA of Children & Families
Mick Coogan, Investigations/Intake Supervisor, MA Department Of Children And Families
Mark D'Angelo, Director of Employee Relations, Comm of Mass, Human Resources Division*
Gary Dupre, Corporal, Western Mass Regional Correctional Center*
Sheila Dupre, Domestic Violence Workgroup, MA Department of Correction*
William Dupre, Domestic Violence Workgroup, MA Department of Correction*
Jay Fielding, Social Worker, Department of Children and Families Plymouth*
Frank Galligan, Area Director, MA Department of Children and Families, Arlington Area
Esther Gonsalves, Domestic Violence Workgroup, MA Department of Correction*
Bob Haynor, Director, Batterer Intervention Program Services, MA Department of Public Health
Karen Hetherson, Domestic Violence Workgroup, MA Department of Correction*
Tom Kelley, Secretary, MA Department of Veterans' Services
Marty Kenney, Area Director, Department of Children and Families
Amanda Leroux, Administrative Assistant, MA Department of Corrections*
James Liberidis, Caseworker II, Department of Youth Services*
T. Joshua Lubbers, Program Coordinator, Department of Children and Families*
Fernando Mederos, Director of Fatherhood Initiative, MA Department of Children and Families
Patrick Meyers, Social Worker, Department of Children and Families - Fall River*
Kerry Moore, Investigator, Department of Mental Health*
Dave Murphy, Legislative Director, Department of Children and Families*
Christopher Newman, Domestic Violence Program Coordinator, MA Department of Children and Families
Jim Ognibene, Director, Organizational Development, MA Department of Revenue*
John O'Malley, Director of Legislative Affairs, MA Department of Correction
Fernando Perfas, Special Projects Coordinator, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services/MA Department of Public Health*
Michele Richard, Domestic Violence Workgroup, MA Department of Correction*
Richard Salcedo, Assistant General Counsel, MA Department of Children and Families
Daniel Sullivan, Chief of Staff, Office of the Dean of the House*

Health Care

Alan J. Albert, MD, Doctor (Obstetrician-Gynecologist), Massachusetts Medical Society Alliance
David Corbin, Director, Police, Security, Safety - 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*
Frantz Jean Gilles, Community Health Worker, none*
Dennis Leonard, President of Commercial Business, Delta Dental of Massachusetts
Meg Mcdermott, Development Communications Officer, Massachusetts General Hospital*
Kenneth Olsen, Clinical Support Services, Neighborhood Health Plan


Raymond Carey, Track Coach, St. John's Prep
Dave Czesniuk, Dir of Operations, Center for the Study of Sport in Society*
Bill Littlefield, Host, 'Only A Game', WBUR

Law Enforcement

Chief Richard Billings, Hull Police Department
Acting Chief Michael Bois, Bridgewater Police Department
Chief Michael Botieri, Plymouth Police Department
Brian Brunault, Inspector, Newburyport Police Department*
Anthony Cadogan, Sergeant, Boston College Police*
Stephen Chaisson, Sergeant, Newburyport Police Department*
Chief Matthew Clancy, Plympton Police Department
Chief Donald Clark, West Bridgewater Police Department
Chief William Conlon, Brockton Police Department
Mark Conrad, Chairman of the Parole Board, Parole Board*
Michael Corsini, Superintendent, MA Department of Correction
Chief John Cowan, East Bridgewater Police Department
David Deakin, Assistant District Attorney, Chief, Family Protection & Sexual Assault Bureau, Suffolk County
Chief Stephen Doherty, Duxbury Police Department
Chief Bruce Gates, Middleboro Police Department
Mark Hayes, Captain-Detective, Commander Family Justice Group, Boston Police Department, Family Justice Center
Chief John Llewellyn, Rockland Police Department
Shawn MacMaster, Deputy Chief, Victim Witness Bureau, Middlesex District Attorney's Office
Chief Paul Magee, Rochester Police Department
Chief David Majenski, Abington 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
Alan Moulaison, Supervisor, MGH Police
Chief Michael Ohrenberger, Town of Pembroke Police Department
Chief Arthur Parker, Carver Police Department
Chief Joseph Rebello, Kingston Police Department
Chief Ted Ross, Norwell Police Department
Gerlando Sanfilippo, Vice President, Boston Police Detectives Benevolent Society
Chief Edward Savage III, Hanson Police Department
Lieutenant Dale Shea, Hull Police Department
Chief Mark Sorel, Lakeville Police Department
Chief Richard Stanley, Wareham Police Department
Chief Brian Stewart, Scituate Police Department
Chief William Sullivan, Jr., Marshfield Police Department
Chief Walter Sweeney, Hanover Police Department
Jeff Travers, Worcester County Assistant District Attorney
Eduardo Velazquez, Assistant District Attorney, Middlesex District of Mass.*
Robert Wile, Detective, Amesbury Police Department*


David Bowie, Sr. Security Analyst, Boston College ITS*
Ted Chan, Founder/CEO - Upward Mobility
Richard Cowles, School Adjustment Counselor, Agawam Public Schools
Christopher Hart, Assistant Director, Boston University*
Thomas Healey, Adjustment Counselor / MVP advisor, Swampscott High School
Michelle Hebert, Alumni Relations, Massachusetts School of Law
Andrew Hight, Student, Our Lady of the Angels School
David W. Janey, Associate Director, Financial Assistance, Boston University*
John Mcdargh, Associate Professor, Department of Theology Boston College
Tom Schiff, Health Educator, UMass Amherst
Gerard Sullivan, Concerned Citizen, North Shore Community College: Resources Against Vilolence*
Robert Tynes, Assistant Principal, Cambridge Rindge and Latin School*
Paul Withee, High School Football Coach and Mathematics Teacher, Womancare of Dover-Foxcroft, ME

Community Ambassadors

David Adams, Co-Director, EMERGE
Cliff Allen, Warehouse Manager, VDA Productions*
Juan Carlos Arean, Senior Program Director, Family Violence Prevention Fund
Ben Atherton-Zeman
Bruce Auerbach, President-elect, Massachusetts Medical Society
Archford Bandera
Steven Botkin, Executive Director, Men's Resources International
William Bowers, Student, North Shore Community College*
Anthony Burns, Co-Executive Director, Common Purpose, Inc.*
Megan Capone
Matthew Creen
Dwayne Cruthird, Minority Chairman, Norfolk Inmate Council
William J. Dowd, Massachusetts Campus Compact AmeriCorps *VISTA, Massachusetts Campus Compact*
Paul Efthim
Lorusso Elizabeth
Rafael D. Genao, Jr., Program Coordinator, Boston Public Health Commission*
Pamela Gerrior
Steven Gilchrist, Jr.
Kevin Gilnack
Scott Girard
James A. H. Hafner, Stop It Now!
Robert Harrington, Lt. Det., Boston Police Department*
Gregg Hoffman, Vice President, Kessler Financial Institutions Group*
Kenneth Hughes, Training Manager, FL Roberts DBA Golden Nozzle Carwash*
Fred Jewett, Director, Think Respect Project*
Jared Kant
Russell Kellogg, Student
Scott M. Lacey Photography
Stewart Landers
Ronald Lazisky, Director, Liz Holland Memorial Fund*
Ed LeClair, Specialist Law Enforcement Trainer
Arthur Lecuyer
Stephen Lopes, Social worker, Sons Of Panthers*
Taalib Mahdee, Imam, Masjid Al-Qur'an*
Sylvain Malfroy-Camine, Student, Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Dino Martone, Substance Abuse Coordinator, Department of Children and Families
James May, Coordinator, GentleMen's Network, Funder Relations, Elizabeth Stone House
Denise Mcdonough
Matt Meyer, Co-Chair, NOMAS-Boston
Laurence Milder, Rabbi, Congregation B'nai Shalom*
Michael Monopoli, Director, Oral Health Policy, Delta Dental of Massachusetts
Decarlo Moore, Mind On Money, LLC, M.O.M Ent.*
William Nisby
Alvin Notice, Co- Founder, Tiana Angelique Notice Foundation*
Rob Okun, Editor and Publisher, Voice Male Magazine
Paulo Pinto, Executive Director, Mass Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS)
Andy Polanco, Outreach Specialist, Haverhill Community Violence Coalition
Mark Realbuto
Daniel Robins, Logistics Coordinator, NYS Coalition Against Sexual Assault*
Theron Rock
Neil Rohr, Assistant Director of Leased Housing, Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership (MBHP)*
David Roth
Fidel Rutayisire, Chairman, Rwanda Men`s Resource Centre*
Joseph Scimemi
Haji Shearer, Children's Trust Fund
Walter Spencer, Executive Director, Jeremiah's Inn*
John Teves, Youth/Recreation Commissioner, Somerville Recreation Commission*
Sue Thibault
Dahvy Tran, Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence
J.T. Turner, Actor, The Actors Company
Hugo Van Vuuren, Founder, MenSpeakUp
Joseph Vasconcelos, Board President, Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers*
Rena Walker
Dan Walsh, Chairman and Executive Director, The ROSE Fund
Chairman and Executive Director, The ROSE Fund
Chuck Weinstein, Counselor, Men Against Violence Program
Evans Whitten
Addis Woldeguiorguis
Train Wu, Youth Development Specialist, LUK Inc.*
Albert Toney III, President, AK Consulting Service Inc.


Bill Connolly, Director CHB & Customs Compliance, OCEANAIR, Inc.*
Chris DeSisto, President, Maple Hurst Builders, Inc.
Charles Goodwin, Executive Assistant, Walgreens Co.
Robert Russo, Director of Creative Services, VDA Productions

* for identification purposes only

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