Constituent policy

Healey-Driscoll Announces Steering Committees, Co-Chairs and Transition Director

In fairness, the following is a press release from the Healey-Driscoll transition team to SOURCE media.

***

BOSTON – Massachusetts Governor-elect Maura Healey and Lieutenant Governor-elect Kim Driscoll announced today, Nov. 18, the formation of six Transitional Policy Committees that will be tasked with translating the campaign’s vision into governance plans.

The committees will be led by a diverse group of 15 co-chairs including community members, advocates, subject matter experts, and business and nonprofit leaders. Healey and Driscoll also announced that the transition director will be Danielle Cerny.

“The goal of this transition is to support and build a talented team that is ready to start delivering for people from day one. Governor-elect Healey and I are excited to establish our transition committees that will guide this process, in addition to other important work we will be doing over the coming weeks,” said Lieutenant Governor-elect and Transition Chair. Kim Driscoll. “Our team is working hard and continuing to engage the public by reviewing the ideas submitted to us and collecting applications from those interested in joining our administration.”

The committees and co-chairs are:

How we move: How we ensure our public transportation infrastructure is safe, reliable, affordable, and connects our entire state.

Committee co-chairs: Monica G. Tibbits-Nutt, AICP, LEED AP BD+C, Executive Director, 128 Business Council

Thomas Glynn, Associate Lecturer, Harvard Kennedy School

Affordable and Abundant Housing: How we ensure that all residents have access to safe and affordable housing, regardless of the region in which they live.

Committee co-chairs: Alisa Magnotta, President and CEO, Housing Assistance Corporation

Keith Fairey, President and CEO, Way Finders

Stephen Davis, Co-Chair, Davis Companies

Preparedness, resilience and adaptation to climate change: How we are tackling the climate crisis head-on while creating well-paying jobs, protecting our communities and fighting climate injustice.

Committee co-chairs: Gina McCarthy, former White House National Climate Advisor and US EPA Administrator

Lizzi Weyant, Deputy Executive Director for Public Affairs and Advocacy, Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC)

Jobs and a thriving economy for all: How we are building a vibrant economy that lowers costs for people and businesses while valuing our workers.

Committee co-chairs: Pam Eddinger, PhD, President, Bunker Hill Community College

AJ Enchill, President and Executive Director of the Berkshire Black Economic Council

JD Chesloff, President and CEO, Massachusetts Business Roundtable

Chrissy Lynch, Chief of Staff, Massachusetts AFL-CIO

Young people and successful young adults: How we address learning loss due to the pandemic and give all children and families equitable access to the educational, social, emotional and behavioral supports they need.

Committee co-chairs: Amanda Fernandez, CEO and Founder, Latinos for Education

Rachel H. Monárrez, PhD, Superintendent, Worcester Public Schools

Safe and healthy communities for all ages: How we are building safe communities and increasing access to essential community health resources, including mental health supports and addiction recovery services.

Committee co-chairs: Michael A. Curry, Esq., President and CEO, Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers

Dr. Aisha E. Miller, Vice President, Related Beal

You will find more information on the committees and the co-chairs, as well as translations in Spanish and Chinese. here.

These six political committees were identified as having pressing needs that the new administration must address to move Massachusetts forward, as well as presenting powerful opportunities to foster collaboration across sectors and problem areas to drive progress. The committees are responsible for producing action-oriented deliverables that will guide the Healey-Driscoll administration, including identifying the timeline for action, resources to be leveraged, and metrics to measure effectiveness. The co-chairs were tasked with applying an equity and affordability lens to their work, always considering how historically marginalized communities may be impacted and how to ease the economic burden on Massachusetts residents. .

The committees will operate under the leadership of Danielle Cerny, who has been appointed as Transition Director. Cerny has strong ties to the Massachusetts state government, having previously worked as Director of Constituent Affairs and Legislative Director for former Senator Susan Fargo and Chief Social Innovation Finance Officer in the Executive Office of Administration and finances. Most recently, Cerny served as deputy chief of staff and chief performance officer for Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo before becoming a co-visiting scholar at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Taubman Center for State and Local Government and at the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston, where she focused on designing and providing transition supports to newly elected mayors and governors.

The Healey-Driscoll transition also wants to remind anyone interested in joining their administration and delivering results to Massachusetts residents to submit their resume. here. They also asked the public to submit their ideas for the new administration. here.

Additional information is available at HealeyDriscollTransition.com.