MassCOSH Board of Directors
Analyst, Labor Management Cooperation Trust
Ann is currently employed as an Analyst for the Labor Management Cooperation Trust servicing the Plumbers Local 12 and Greater Boston Plumbing Contractors Association. She has also worked as an Assistant Researcher at International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 103. Ann has been a member of The Policy Group on Tradeswomen's Issues (PGTI) as well as a steward for SEIU 285 and 1199 SEIU. Ann wants to be part of a movement that recognizes the continued need for all workers to have a safe and equitably paid work environment.
Carol recently retired from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, after working there for over 37 years. She is an active union member and executive board officer of her AFGE local. She has dedicated her entire working life to protection of the American worker. She has served on the executive board of the North Shore Central Labor Council and is currently on the executive board of the Merrimack Valley Central Labor Council. She is retiring from government service at the end of 2014 and would like to put the skills she has learned as an educator, organizer, mobilizer and coa
Youth Peer Leader
Daki is a 14 years old from Dorchester who attends the Urban Science Academy. Daki came to MassCOSH through the Department of Youth Engagement and Employment in the summer of 2016 and was recently appointed to the board this fall. He has been excited to teach his peers about safety and health as well as around sexual harassment and workplace violence. He hopes to help his community however he can and is enjoys being a peer leader and teaching others while he learns new things as well.
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Diana is a visiting scientist, JPB Environmental Health fellow, has worked for NIOSH and is an instructor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Her life’s passion is to address health disparities by identifying environmental factors that cause disease, injury, or impairment. Her research uncovers and addresses the disproportionate burden of exposure in vulnerable populations—such as those facing economic insecurity or in small businesses—that forces people into risky work.
President, AFSCME Local 1526
Elissa embodies all the qualities of a skilled labor leader. She has held various offices on the Executive Board of AFSCME Local 1526 and for the last 14 years has worked tirelessly to educate their members. As President, Elissa endeavors to keep members safe while working under less than ideal conditions.They deal with a vast assortment of unsafe conditions and her work in this area is critical because most municipal workers are unaware that “work safe” rules apply to them.
Ester began her time with MassCOSH in 2013 when she came to the Workers Center after being hurt on the job. She joined the board after becoming truly inspired by its ability to help workers in need, including its ability to link workers with attorneys to help them achieve workplace justice. As part of the Workers Center International Women’s Committee, Ester is helping to spread MassCOSH’s message of ‘safe secure jobs for all’ within immigrant communities as well as leading workshop to educate these workers on their rights on the job.
Teen Peer Leader
Janiya is a 15 year old peer leader from Roxbury who attends the Woodward School. She's been with MassCOSH since the summer of 2015 and has been one of our MLK summer scholars. Janiya is one of the lead facilitators for the APPLES (Asthma Prevention through Peer Leadership and Engagement in Schools) project and recently joined the board this fall. She hopes this work will help improve her school and help others to improve conditions in their schools as well.