The MassHire South Shore Workforce Board is overseen by a Board of Directors of dedicated individuals from the private sector, labor, educational institutions, community-based organizations, and state and federal entities. The Board of Directors is a business-led policy setting body that provides strategic direction for the overall South Shore Workforce Development system.

The MassHire South Shore Workforce Board is operated within the administration of the City of Quincy Workforce Development Department under Mayor Thomas P. Koch, who is the Chief Elected Official.

MassHire South Shore Workforce Board of Directors

John Iredale
Board Chair
Karsten Company

Laurie Fadden
Board Vice-Chair
Employee Development Manager
Sullivan Tire

Jeramie DiBona
Broad Treasurer
Citron Cooperman

Laura Andrade
Human Resources Manager
Randolph Engineering, Inc.

Warren Baker
Baker, Braverman & Barbadoro

David Bassett
CSEP Director
Operation ABLE, Inc.

Michael Bellotti
Quincy College

William Brennan
The Stratagem Group, LLC

Tim Cahill
Quincy Chamber of Commerce

Jack Cocio
Chief Executive Officer
So Shore Community Action Council

James M. Dunphy
Chief Executive Officer
South Shore Bank

Brilene Faherty
Curriculum Director
Money Experience

Peter Forman
President & CEO
South Shore Chamber of Commerce

Kathleen Gallagher
Sr. Vice President
State Street

John Graves
Symmons Industries, Inc.

Greg Howell
Flexo Concepts

William Mitchell
Interim President
Massasoit Community College

Michael McManama
President & CEO
Decas Cranberry Products, Inc.

Sandra L. Perakslis
Vice President of Human Resources
Tech-Etch, Inc.

Julie Proud-Ray
Area Director
Mass Rehabilitation Commission

Beth Ann Strollo
Executive Director
Quincy Community Action Programs, Inc.

Donald Uvanitte
Immediate Past Chair
Senior Vice President
Eastern Insurance

Kristen Reilly McHugh
Senior Executive Director
BaneCare Management, LLC

Tammi Jacobsen
Director of Workforce Development
Cape Cod Community College

Richard Fernanez
President & CEO
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Milton

Thomas Hickey
Superintendent – Director
South Shore Vocational Technical High School

Mark Brewster, President & CEO
Brewster Ambulance Services

Mark Burns
Business Manager/ Secretary/Treasurer
Massachusetts and Northern New England Laborer’s District Council

Cathy Folan
MassHire SouthShore Career Center


The MassHire South Shore Workforce Board has various committees designed to support the work of the staff and volunteers of the organization, and the MassHire South Shore Career Center operations.

Executive Committee: The Executive Committee is responsible for oversight and approval of all policy, fiduciary and operational aspects of the MassHire South Shore Workforce Board System.

Planning and Policy Committee: The Planning and Policy Committee meets as needed to review and make recommendations concerning the Strategic Plan, Annual Plan and various short/long term policy matters.

Manufacturing Advisory Committee: The South Shore Manufacturing Advisory Group consists of representatives from area manufacturers, educational institutions and industry associations who work collectively to address a variety of Action Items identified in the 2017 Manufacturing on the South Shore of Massachusetts Report.

Youth Advisory Board: The primary role of the Youth Advisory Board is to provide insight and expertise in youth policy. Its members reflect the region and assist the MassHire South Shore Workforce Board in understanding and addressing youth education and workforce readiness issues.

Workforce and Industry Cluster: The Workforce and Industry Cluster Committee examines the workforce needs of critical and emerging industries in the region as identified and makes policy and programmatic recommendations to address the needs.