Office of the Child Advocate Advisory Board Members Mandated by MGL Chapter 18C

Ex-Officio Members

Chair, Gail Garinger
The Child Advocate
Office of the Child Advocate

John Polanowicz
Secretary
Executive Office of Health and Human Services

Andrea J. Cabral
Secretary
Executive Office of Public Safety & Security

Matthew Malone
Secretary
Executive Office of Education

Barry J. LaCroix
Executive Director
Criminal History Systems Board

Sandra M. McCroom
Undersecretary of Criminal Justice
Executive Office of Public Safety & Security

Aaron Gornstein
Undersecretary
Department of Housing & Community Development

Thomas L. Weber
Acting Commissioner
Department of Early Education and Care

Mitchell D. Chester
Commissioner
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Marcia Fowler
Commissioner
Department of Mental Health

Elin M. Howe
Commissioner
Department of Developmental Services

Cheryl Bartlett
Commissioner
Department of Public Health

Olga Roche
Acting Commissioner
Department of Children and Families

Stacey Monahan
Commissioner
Department of Transitional Assistance

Peter J. Forbes
Commissioner
Department of Youth Services

Laurie McGrath
Deputy Commissioner
Child Support Enforcement Division Department of Revenue

Michael O’Keefe
President
Massachusetts District Attorneys Association

Edward J. Dolan
Commissioner
Department of Probation

Anthony J. Benedetti
Chief Counsel
Committee for Public Counsel Services

Hon. Barbara J. Rouse
Chief Justice
Superior Court

Hon. Michael F. Edgerton
Chief Justice
Juvenile Court

Hon. Angela M. Ordoñez
Chief Justice
Probate and Family Court

Suzin Bartley
Executive Director
Children's Trust Fund

Governor’s Appointees Representing Non-Governmental Interests

Barbara Kaban
Youth Advocacy Division, Director of Juvenile Appeal
Committee for Public Counsel Services

Anthony Barrows
Project Manager
Judge Baker Children's Center

Valdace Levarity
Teacher
Quincy Public Schools