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 2011

List of Ambassadors 2008.

List of Ambassadors 2009.

List of Ambassadors 2010.

List of Ambassadors 2011. (This Page)

List of Current Year Ambassadors.

Campaign Chairpersons

Governor Deval Patrick, Governor of Massachusetts
The Honorable Congressman Bill Delahunt, Retired US Congress
Michael Weekes, President/CEO, Providers' Council

Elected Officials

The Honorable Cory Atkins, House Chair, Women's Legislative Caucus*
The Honorable Frederick E. Berry, MA Senate
The Honorable Michael D. Brady, MA House of Representative*
The Honorable Gerry Leone, Middlesex District Attorney
The Honorable Michael Morrissey, Norfolk District Attorney
The Honorable Karen Spilka, MA State Senator*
The Honorable David E. Sullivan, Northwestern District Attorney
The Honorable Dan Winslow, MA House of Representatives

State and Local Government

John Auerbach, Commissioner, MA Department of Public Health
Angelo McClain, Commissioner, MA Department of Children and Families (DCF)
Coleman Nee, Undersecretary, MA Department of Veterans' Services
Jane Tewksbury, Commissioner, Department Of Youth Services*
Robert Wentworth, Assistant Commissioner, Department of Children and Families
Edward Anderson, Social Worker, Department Of Children And Families*
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, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
William Brown, Area Director Park Street Area Office, MA Dept of Children and Families*
Ray Burke, Director of Areas: Pioneer Valley Areas; MA Department of Children & Families
Mick Coogan, Investigations/Intake Supervisor, MA Department Of Children And Families
Alfred "Fred" D'Amato Ed.D., Area Program Manager, Department Of Children And Families*
Edward Dolan, Deputy Commissioner, MA Dept Of Youth Services
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*
Peter Forbes, Assistant Commissioner Of Operations, Department Of Youth Services
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
Mary Kociela, Director of Domestic Violence Projects, Northwestern District Attorney's Office
T. Joshua Lubbers, Program Coordinator, Department of Children and Families*
Bernard Lynch, City Manager, City Of Lowell
Ted Mcgough, Case Manager, Department Of Mental Health
Fernando Mederos, Director of Fatherhood Initiative, MA Department of Children and Families
Patrick Meyers, Social Worker, Department of Children and Families - Fall River*
Lisa Mitchell, Superintendent, Department of Correction
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*
David Rondeau, Area Clinical Manager, Dept Of Children And Families
Richard Salcedo, Assistant General Counsel, MA Department of Children and Families
Robert Turillo, Assistant Commissioner Of Program Services, Department Of Youth Services

Health Care

David Corbin, Director, Police, Security, Safety - Faulkner Hospital*
John Cradock, Chief Executive Officer, E. Boston Neighborhood Health Center*
Lenny Debenedictis, Employee Assistance Program Consultant, Partners HealthCare Employee Assistance Program*
Joseph Dulac, Dr., East Boston Neighborhood Health Center*
Stephen Fraser, Director Of Development, East Boston Neighborhood Health Center*
Doug Gaudette, Director Family Safety Project, Holy Family Hospital
James L. Heffernan, Sr. VP Finance & Treasurer, Massachusetts General Physicians Organization
Frantz Jean Gilles, Community Health Worker, none*
Meg Mcdermott, Development Communications Officer, Massachusetts General Hospital*
Michael Nicastro, Director Of Outreach, E. Boston Neighborhood Health Center*
Kenneth Olsen, Clinical Support Services, Neighborhood Health Plan
Jim Pedulla, Medical Director, East Boston Neighborhood Health Center*
Thomas Silva, Dr., East Boston Neighborhood Health Center*
Peter Smith, Dr., East Boston Neighborhood Health Center*


Dave Czesniuk, Dir of Operations, Center for the Study of Sport in Society*

Law Enforcement

Chief Frank Alviheira, Lakeville Police Department
Chief Richard Billings, Hull Police Department
Chief Michael Botieri, Plymouth Police Department
Stephen Chaisson, Sergeant, Newburyport Police Department*
Chief Matthew Clancy, Duxbury 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
David Deakin, Assistant District Attorney, Chief, Family Protection & Sexual Assault Bureau, Suffolk County
Chief Christopher DelMonte, Bridgewater Police Department
Chief Patrick Dillon, Plympton 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
Liam Lowney, Chief Of Victim Witness Services, Office Of Attorney General Martha Coakley*
Shawn Macmaster, Deputy Chief, Victim Witness Services 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 William A. Mason,Town of Harwich
Chief Michael Miksch, Carver Police Department
Chief Lincoln Miller, Marion Police Department
Chief Taylor Mills, Hingham Police Department
Alan Moulaison, Supervisor, MGH Police
Tim Norris, Chief Probation Officer (Acting), Plymouth District Court Probation Department
Chief Michael Ohrenberger, Town of Pembroke 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 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
John Walcek, Lieutenant, Wareham Police Department


David Bowie, Sr. Security Analyst, Boston College ITS*
Richard Cowles, School Adjustment Counselor, Agawam Public Schools
Thomas Healey, Adjustment Counselor / MVP advisor, Swampscott High School
Michelle Hebert, Alumni Relations, Massachusetts School of Law
David W. Janey, Associate Director, Financial Assistance, Boston University*
Debbie-Ann Meskimen Ferretti, Student Coordinator, UMASS Boston - A.R.M.S. Center*
Daniel Orszulak, Teacher, Ware High School*
Susan Pulido, Health Educator, M.A.L.E.S. Umass Lowell*
Tom Schiff, Health Educator, UMass Amherst
Gerard Sullivan, Concerned Citizen, North Shore Community College: Resources Against Vilolence*
Chuck Weinstien, Adjunct Instructor, Cambridge College and Tufts University School of Medicine
Emmeline Young, Women's Center Coordinator, Umass Boston Women's Center*


Bobby Boyd, Owner Of Pricevalet.Net, Pricevale.Net*
Chris Conner
Bill Connolly, Director CHB & Customs Compliance, OCEANAIR, Inc.*
Chris DeSisto, President, Maple Hurst Builders, Inc.
Daniel Driscoll, President & CEO, Harbor Health Services, Inc.*
AJ Gerritson, Partner, 451 Marketing*
Charles Goodwin, Executive Assistant, Walgreens Co.
Thomas Lee, Partner, 451 Marketing*
Robert Russo, Director of Creative Services, VDA Productions
Norman Sweet, Director Of Behavioral Health, Harbor Health Services, Inc.*

Community Ambassadors

Azad Abbasi, Intern, Voice Male Magazine
David Adams, Co-Director, EMERGE
Cliff Allen, Warehouse Manager, VDA Productions*
Juan Carlos Arean, Senior Program Director, Family Violence Prevention Fund
Ben Atherton-Zeman
Lovern Augustine, Mrs Ethnic World International 2011, Ehtnic World International
Seth Avakian, Prevention Specialist, Office Of Sexual Assault Prevention And Response - Harvard University
Rudy Baez, Vice President, M.A.L.E.S. Umass Lowell*
Archford Bandera
Marc Beaulieu
Steven Botkin, Executive Director, Men's Resources International
Megan Capone
Mr.John Kofi Crentsil, Mr, Dzenbii African Percussion Cultural Group*
Salvador Demallistre
Elverado Develis
William Dix
Victor Docouto, Board Member, Mass.Alliance Of Portuguese Americans- MAPS*
Michael Doherty
William J. Dowd, Massachusetts Campus Compact AmeriCorps *VISTA, Massachusetts Campus Compact*
John E. Dzialo, Firefighter, Easton Fire Dept.*
Steven Eddington
Paul Efthim
David Eng
Kamran Favakeh
Thomas Foley
Steven Gilchrist, Jr.
Dan Gillis
Kevin Gilnack
Max Greenberg, Graduate Student in Sociology, USC.
James A. H. Hafner, Stop It Now!
Robert Harrington, Lt. Det., Boston Police Department*
James Hollister
Fred Jewett, Head Coach, Hingham Boys Indoor Track Team
Jared Kant
Russell Kellogg, Student
Derek Kotze, Dr., St. Matthew'S United Methodist Church*
Richard Lablue
John G.C. Laing Jr., Owner, Laing Enterprises, Inc, Consultant/Family Advocate
Stewart Landers
Ronald Lazisky, Director, Liz Holland Memorial Fund*
Ed LeClair, Specialist Law Enforcement Trainer
Stephen Lopes, Social worker, Sons Of Panthers*
Taalib Mahdee, Imam, Masjid Al-Qur'an*
Sylvain Malfroy-Camine, Student, Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Lindsey Maxwell, Rural Support Specialist, YWCA Western MA*
James May, Coordinator, GentleMen's Network, Funder Relations, Elizabeth Stone House
Denise Mcdonough
Greg McKinney, Labor Relations Advisor, Commonwealth of MA*
Luiz Mendes
Laurence Milder, Rabbi, Congregation B'nai Shalom*
Decarlo Moore, Mind On Money, LLC, M.O.M Ent.*
Stuart Moskowitz, Co-Chair, Males Advocating Change
Ejaz Mughal
Carmen Nieves, Community Educator, Womanshelter/Companeras*
William Nisby
Alvin Notice, Co- Founder, Tiana Angelique Notice Foundation*
Rob Okun, Editor and Publisher, Voice Male Magazine*
Frank Pecorella
James Pelham
John Pietrantonio
Paulo Pinto, Executive Director, Mass Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS)
Andy Polanco, Outreach Specialist, Haverhill Community Violence Coalition
Bill Proulx
Washington Ramos, Men's Health Educator, MAPS
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
Gunner Scott, Executive Director, Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition*
Haji Shearer, Fatherhood Initiative Director, Children's Trust Fund
James Skiffington Jr.
Paul Starratt, Town Engineer, Town Of Westford
Daniel Sullivan
John Teves, Youth/Recreation Commissioner, Somerville Recreation Commission*
David Traub, Press Officer, Office of Norfolk DA Michael Morrissey
J.T. Turner, Actor, The Actors Company
Hugo Van Vuuren, Founder, MenSpeakUp
Joseph Vasconcelos, Board President, Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers*
Rene Velasquez, Director Of Program And Services, Harborcov*
John Walsh
Dan Walsh, Chairman and Executive Director, The ROSE Fund
Charles Washburn, Executive Director, VSA Massachusetts*
Madeline Wheeler, Coordinator, Palmer Domestic Violence Task Force*
Addis Woldeguiorguis
Train Wu, Youth Development Specialist, LUK Inc.*

* for identification purposes only

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