State House News Service: Personnel File
Feb 4, 2016
A former attorney general and district attorney, Coakley is now of counsel at Foley Hoag LLP. "I've had the pleasure of working with CWU to bring light to issues like student debt and health care costs and have always been impressed with their commitment to financial education and advocacy," Coakley said in a statement.
The anti-poverty non-profit Crittenton Women’s Union on Thursday named four new board members - Martha Coakley, Eileen Casey, Donna Jeffers and William Mantzoukas. A former attorney general and district attorney, Coakley is now of counsel at Foley Hoag LLP. “I’ve had the pleasure of working with CWU to bring light to issues like student debt and health care costs and have always been impressed with their commitment to financial education and advocacy,” Coakley said in a statement. Casey is a licensed certified public accountant and senior vice president of tax and finance with the Kraft Group LLC. Jeffers consults with non-profit organizations and state governments on child welfare and juvenile justice issues and is a managing trustee of Edgewood Trust, an agricultural investment company, and owner of the Canadian cranberry producer Canneberges Becancour Management Company. Mantzoukas manages non-profit nursing homes through Platinum Care LLC and is also a partner in Preferred Pharmacy Solutions and Advocate Healthcare Management.
Former National Grid executive RON GERWATOWSKI, who left the utility last January to join the Baker administration as assistant secretary for energy, has left government with plans to enter the consulting field. Gerwatowski, in a note on his LinkedIn page, said he “resigned amicably” on Jan. 22 from the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. “I expect to eventually make myself available as an industry advisor on matters related to energy and utility regulation,” he wrote. A spokesman for Energy Secretary Matthew Beaton confirmed Gerwatowski’s departure. “After over a year of serving as an integral member of Secretary Beaton’s senior staff providing energy policy advice, Ron decided to return to retirement. Although we were sad to see him leave, we respect his decision,” spokesman Peter Lorenz said. Beaton has not yet named a replacement.
STEVEN BYRNE, a former staff director to Braintree Rep. Mark Cusack, has left the State House for a job as a government affairs specialist at the Metropolitan Area Planning Council. Byrne has served as a selectman in Arlington for nearly four years. He holds a master’s degree in urban and regional policy from Northeastern University.
Massport Community Advisory Committee representative JOHN NUCCI is set to be sworn as a new member to the Massport Board of Directors. Nucci, who is senior vice president for external affairs at Suffolk University, was unanimously elected to the position following a Jan. 28 vote by the Massport CAC. An East Boston resident, Nucci was appointed to serve on the Massport CAC - established by the legislature in 2013 - as a representative of Boston by Mayor Martin Walsh. He’ll be sworn in the coming weeks, according to Massport.
KATE BARRAND has been named president and CEO of Horizons for Homeless Children, a nonprofit that helps young homeless children have access to early educational opportunities. Barrand had served 14 years on the organization’s board before being elevated to her new role. Barrand began her career as an early childhood education teacher. She’s also served on global marketing and strategy teams at Bank of Boston and founded Clareon Corporation, an internet payment network. She is a graduate of Boston University where she earned her MBA and of the Eliot-Pearson Department at Tufts University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in early childhood development.
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