Members of the Workforce Board

Mayor Michelle Wu appoints the members of the business-majority Council which serves as Boston’s workforce development board, chartering the city’s career centers and overseeing federal workforce funding.

*Also members of the PIC Board of Directors

Upcoming meetings:

Friday, June 28, 9:00-10:00 AM

October, date TBD

Agenda and minutes available upon request. Contact


Darren Donovan, Chair*Managing Principal, KPMG Boston (Retired)
Stacia Reidy MacNaught, Treasurer*Vice President, External Affairs, Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Jeanne MacNevin, Clerk*VP, Corporate Secretary & Chief of Staff, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Michelle Auchincloss*Global Head of Strategy and M&A, State Street Corporation
Danny Best*Vice President, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Dan CartonDirector, Human Resources, Tufts Medical Center
Kevin Churchwell, MD*President and CEO, Boston Children’s Hospital
Greg JaneyPresident, Janey Construction Management & Consulting
Michael JorgensenGeneral Manager, Omni Boston at the Seaport
Michael O’NeillExecutive VP, Zozimus
John PepperCEO & Co-Founder, Boloco
Joanne PokaskiAssistant Vice President, Workforce Planning and Development, Beth Israel Lahey Health
James RooneyPresident & CEO, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce
Mary Jane (MJ) RyanVP, Workforce Development, Mass General Brigham
Neil Sullivan*Executive Director, Boston Private Industry Council (PIC)
Tony TetaHead of Inforce Management, John Hancock
John TobinVice President, City & Community Engagement, Northeastern University
Erin TravassosTalent Acquisition Leader, Eversource Energy
James WhalenSenior Vice President and CIO, Boston Properties


Toni ElkaExecutive Director and Founder, Future Chefs
Sharon Scott-ChandlerPresident & CEO, Action for Boston Community Development


Kenzie BokAdministrator, Boston Housing Authority
Joan PhillipsAssistant Commissioner, Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
Emily SheaCommissioner, Elderly Affairs, City of Boston
Sacha StadhardPolicy and Program Manager, Executive Office of Labor & Workforce Development
Mike Firestone*Chief of Policy and Strategic Planning, City of Boston


Pam Y. Eddinger*President, Bunker Hill Community College
Marcelo Suárez-Orozco*Chancellor, UMass Boston
Mary Skipper*Superintendent, Boston Public Schools
Jackie Jenkins-Scott*Interim President, Roxbury Community College


Harneen ChernowDirector, 1199SEIU Training & Employment Funds
Darlene Lombos*President, Greater Boston Labor Council
Jessica TangPresident, Boston Teachers Union


The Workforce Development Committee and the Youth Council make spending recommendations on adult and youth service dollars to the full workforce board.

Workforce Development Committee

Harneen Chernow (Chair), 1199SEIU Training & Employment Funds

Lydia Agro, Boston Housing Authority

David Bassett, Center for Workforce Inclusion

Kaitlyn Bean, SkillWorks

Lynne Courtney, Beth Israel Lahey Health

Katy Gall, Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development

Colleen Moran, Mass General Brigham

Salvador Pina, Roxbury Community College

Jill Reynolds, Public Consulting Group

Sacha Stadhard, Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development

Youth Council

Michael O’Neill (Chair), Zozimus

Reggie Jean, Haley House

Adeola Ebekozien, City of Boston Office of Youth Employment and Opportunity

Lori D’Avella, Charlestown Adult Education

Papa Diop, Foundation for Boston Centers for Youth & Families

Rory Duggan, Starbucks

Ed Frechette, Boston College

Kelly Folsom, BYSN, X-Cel Education

Alicia Lewis, Building Pathways

Dan O’Sullivan, Massachusetts Department of Youth Services

Joshua Shanck, Starbucks