POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

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2020 Endorsements

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ABOUT THE MWPC POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE (PAC)

The purpose of the MWPC PAC is to recruit, endorse, and support the candidacy of pro-choice women for local, state, and national offices. The MWPC PAC may endorse and support only those women who support its feminist and other goals (which are reevaluated by the PAC annually). The MWPC PAC consists of women of varied personal and professional backgrounds, experiences, and political affiliations who work with the MWPC staff and the regional committees to endorse, support, and elect qualified women in the MWPC’s goal to achieve gender political parity in the Commonwealth.

PAC BOARD OF DIRECTORS

SAMANTHA KELLY

PAC CHAIR
Samantha is a strategic and results-driven leader who is strongly committed to success in the public

MEREDITH BAUMANN

Meredith has spent the last 13 years of her career at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, and she is currently the Director of Strategic

BONNIE BURMAN

Bonnie has a long history in academia, spanning Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at California State

NAKEEDA BURNS

Nakeeda Burns is the Legislative Director for the Office of State Representative Michael J. Moran, 18th Suffolk District. She also

ESHITA CHAKRABARTI

Eshita Chakrabarti has been a global advocate for the civil rights of women and children. She represents women of diverse cultures and supports

GABRIELA COLETTA

Gabriela is a Boston-area civic leader with over five years of experience successfully executing large-scale projects and operations in the

AVA CALLENDAR CONCEPCION

Ava Callender Concepcion is a member of the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission.

AMY F. DIAMOND

Amy F. Diamond is a senior executive with extensive knowledge and management experience in three
key business sectors – finance,

CATHERINE DRENNAN LYNN

Catherine is the Senior Director of Communications and Public Affairs with The Greater Boston Food Bank.

CABELL EAMES

Cabell is the Legislative Manager at Better Future Project where she manages operations and oversees a statewide team and their

DANIELLE FLEURY

Danielle Fleury is currently the Director of Government Affairs at the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network (MNN). Previously, she was the

GAIL JACKSON-BLOUNT

Gail is the President of Jackson Communications, a public relations, marketing & communications consultancy where she provides

NANCIE KOENIGSBERG

Nancie is currently the Senior Director of Development Partnerships at the League of Conservation Voters where her

CARA OKOPNY

Originally hailing from Michigan, Cara serves as a Training Supervisor for the Commonwealth’s Department of Transitional Assistance, helping to

DELORIS PETTIS

Deloris Pettis is a C suite executive with broad experience in audit, general management and risk management across the public and

DAWNE SHAND

Dawne Shand grew up in Alabama’s Black Belt and attended Selma’s public schools during their first two decades of integration. Since then,