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VICE PRESIDENT | INTERIM PRESIDENT
Deloris Pettis is a C suite executive with broad experience in audit, general management and risk management across the public and private sectors and in higher education. She is currently serves as CFO for Quality Interactions, a leading provider of health care cultural competency training. Deloris previously served as the VP for Enterprise Risk Management at Northeastern University where she was responsible for the implementation of an institution-wide enterprise risk management program. Her work led to the effective incorporation of risk analysis with university strategy and stronger governance practices.
Earlier Deloris served for thirteen years in roles of increasing responsibility at Harvard University. As Director of Risk Management and Audit Services where she chaired Harvard’s international projects committee. As Associate Vice President for Sponsored Programs Administration, Deloris was accountable for a portfolio of over $600MM of federally sponsored awards; and as Director of the $70 million PEPFAR (AIDS) program transition initiative at the School of Public Health.
Deloris, held audit leadership positions at Digital Equipment Corporation, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and Barone & Associates; and held financial and compliance roles at the Bank of Boston. Deloris began her career in public accounting at KPMG.
Deloris earned her MBA in accounting from Tulane University and has a BSc in Political Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and has a Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA).
Deloris is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors and Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics. In addition, Deloris serves on the Board of Directors of OneUnited Bank and as Audit Committee Chair; Board of Directors of Boston Urban League and as a member of the Finance Committee, President of Newton Chapter Jack and Jill and a former Town Meeting Member in Framingham.
PRESIDENT | ON LEAVE OF ABSENCE
Dawne Shand grew up in Alabama’s Black Belt and attended Selma’s public schools during their first two decades of integration. Since then, she has lived and worked in Nice, London, and Boston. Author of a forthcoming memoir, her work is published in Southern Cultures, Scalawag, The Georgia Review, and Kenyon Review. In 2017, she founded what is now MWPC’s North Shore Committee. In 2020, she managed a Congressional campaign. She will serve as MWPC’s president, 2021-2023.
TREASURER | ON LEAVE OF ABSENCE
Antigoni Woodland is an activist leader and proponent of immigrant rights, LGBTQIA rights, and women’s rights. She has served on the executive leadership team of MWPC’s North Shore Committee since 2018. She served as treasurer on Christina Eckert’s campaign for state representative, as advisor to Representative Tram Nguyen’s campaign, and has served for many years on the Boxford Democratic Town Committee’s leadership team. She was named an “Unsung Heroine” in 2019 by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women.
She graduated from Albany Medical College with an MD and worked for ten years as an OB-GYN specialist. Her main motivation for pursuing this career was her passion for women’s access to healthcare. Born in Canada, she immigrated with her family at the age of five to upstate New York. She is currently on the management team at Huntwicke Capital Group where she started the corporate philanthropy program.
2022 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chelsea Aquino joined the Museum of Science as their Senior Government Relations Officer in January of 2022. In this role, she develops and manages the museum’s policy efforts, maintains relationships with state and local
Nicole Caravella has served as press secretary for Mayor Marty Walsh and Congressman Joe Kennedy, policy advisor to Senator John Kerry, and account manager at Solomon, McCown & Cence. Most recently, she was the director of communications
Eshita Chakrabarti has been a global advocate for the civil rights of women and children. She represents women of diverse cultures and supports social issues centered around mainstream America. Immigrating from India in her early twenties, she
Susan Coakley is the President of the Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan. She first joined Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan (BMCHP) in 2007 as Chief Legal Officer and became President of the organization in 2014. Under Ms. Coakley’s
Ellen Fleming Clark
Ellen Fleming Clark is a client executive at a S&P 500 technology company. A lifelong campaign activist and New Hampshire native, Ellen served as finance director for Congresswoman Carol Shea Porter (New Hampshire First District). As a
CHARLOTTE GOLAR RICHIE
Charlotte Golar Richie, a former state legislator, is an experienced leader and administrator with a background in public service and political activism, and a deeply held commitment to civil rights, fairness
Martina Jackson was the first woman in Massachusetts to run a statewide campaign. For over 20 years, she has been a leader within the Massachusetts State Democratic Party. There, she was instrumental in founding its Coalition of Democratic
Christie Lindor is the CEO of Tessi Consulting, a Boston-based diversity firm focused on creating an anti-racist, anti-sexist corporate America. She is also the co-founder of the Political Lab, a nonprofit initiative focused on building a pipeline of
Gretchen is a seasoned executive with a professional portfolio that includes leadership in public affairs, public and private higher education, fundraising, government relations, and advocacy. She is the Chief Executive Officer at the Ronald
Dr. Yvonne Spicer was sworn into office on January 1, 2018, as the first mayor of Framingham. Mayor Spicer was previously the vice president for advocacy and educational partnerships at the Museum of Science, Boston. Prior to joining the
Jacquetta Van Zandt
Jacquetta Van Zandt is the vice president of engagement at The Partnership, Inc. A highly sought-after political strategist with a special focus on public policy and diversity initiatives, Van Zandt honed her political skill set on Capitol Hill and
Director of Communications and Intergovernmental Affairs, Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Services. Linnea Is a strategic communications professional whose portfolio includes leadership roles spanning
Raquel Webster is Senior Counsel in the regulatory group at National Grid, where she represents the company in regulatory proceedings in Rhode Island and advises clients regarding regulatory compliance and strategy on a wide range of statewide energy
Kat Cline is the Associate Director of MWPC. Cline brings to the organization a wealth of campaign experience at both the federal and state level in Massachusetts. Most recently, she served as the Congressional campaign manager to Ihssane Leckey in the competitive 2020 CD-4 race. During Shannon Liss-Riordan’s Senate campaign, she was Political and Operations Director. In Cline’s first race, she managed State Senator Becca Rausch’s winning campaign against a four-term incumbent. A graduate of Simmons University (formerly Simmons College), Cline has also been a Barbara Lee Family Foundation Fellow.