MassCOSH Board of Directors

  • 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.

  • Teens Lead at Work Alumna

    There may not be a younger and more qualified organizer that Jessica. A Dorchester native, Jessica has been involved with MassCOSH since 2011 while she was a sophmore at O'Bryant High School. After serving as a Peer Leader for 2 years, Jessica was promoted to Senior Peer Leader and has recently joined the Board, becoming one of it's youngest members. She is currently applying to college and plans to remain active with the Board after her last summer with the Teens Lead at Work youth development program.

  • Immigrant Worker Leader

    Maritza, originally from Colombia, currently lives in East Boston. She has more than 10 years of experience as an early childhood educator. She is a member of the Board of Directors of SEIU Local 509, representing the Child Care and Negotiation chapter. She also serves on the Joint Executive Board (where all the SEIU locals meet) and is in charge of recruiting new early education educators from Chelsea, Revere and Boston.

  • Gradifi, Family Member USMWF

    Having lost her father on the job, Melissa has become a key leader on MassCOSH's Board and has helped the organization become what it is today. Below, she shares her presepective.

  • Senior Executive Administrative Assistant, 1199SEIU

    Nancy was the Youth Coordinator at the Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety & Health (MassCOSH), for six years.  She worked daily with youth on the local, regional, and national level to bring youth, young worker rights, and worker health & safety to the forefront.  Prior to joining MassCOSH, Nancy served for two years with AmeriCorps, in the Massachusetts Promise Fellowship, working on service projects with an emphasis on cultural & community history of urban neighborhoods and youth development. She went on to work for the Mass Service Alliance, an AmeriCorps affilia

  • Attorney, Fairwork P.C.

    Rachel is an associate attorney at Fair Work, P.C., where she represents workers in class actions as well as individual cases of wage law violations, discrimination, and retaliation. Prior to joining Fair Work, Rachel worked at Greater Boston Legal Services, where she represented primarily immigrant employees in cases of wage theft.

  • Teens Lead at Work Alumna

    I am currently a volunteer and Executive Board Member for MassCOSH. In the past as a Senior Peer Leader I organized and facilitated Health and Safety training's in the Greater Boston area for teens. I campaigned for the passing of the new Child Labor Law Bill which was passed in January 2007. 

  • Managing Partner at Keches Law Group, P.C.

    Sean is the managing partner at Keches Law Group, P.C. where he has worked with injured workers for the past 12 years. He is a former member of the Ironworkers Union Local 7. He represents workers in all phases of workers' compensation litigation, Social Security Disability claims, as well as cases involving employment discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful termination and tort cases. Before joining the firm, he interned with the Norfolk County District Attorney's Office.

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