For Immediate Release - June 11, 2013

The Massachusetts Probation Service Adds 21 New Chiefs

A group of 21 men and women recently joined the rank of Chief Probation Officer at courts across the Commonwealth.

The new Chief Probation Officers include: Deirdre Kennedy, Boston Municipal Court (BMC)-Dorchester; Amy Koenig, Berkshire Probate & Family Court; Michele Mullin, Bristol Probate & Family Court; Donna Feinberg, Norfolk Probate and Family Court; Carmen Gomez, Chelsea District Court: Antoinetta DeAngelis, Greenfield District Court; Lonnie Welchman, Barnstable Juvenile Court; Jane Pendergast, Northampton District Court; George Scott Angelo, Middlesex Probate and Family Court; Mark Prisco, Norfolk Juvenile Court; Diane Massouh, Gardner District Court; and Richard Guzzi, Newton District Court. Vincent Penna, Franklin/Hampshire Juvenile Chief, will begin work on June 17th.

Nine of the newly appointed Chiefs served in the capacity of Acting Chief prior to being named permanent Chiefs. They include Leonard Enos, Orleans District Court; Patrick Foley, Uxbridge District Court; Kevin Martin, Bristol Juvenile Court; Michael Branch, Brockton District Court, Steven Mastandrea, Lowell District Court; Brian Weber, Barnstable Superior Court; Donald “Butch” Nielsen, Wareham District Court; and Brian Monaghan, Essex Probate & Family Court.

“This group of new Chief Probation Officers are accomplished and bring years of experience to their positions,” said Probation Commissioner Edward Dolan.

Commissioner Dolan added,“A Chief Probation Officer is a key part of the management team in each court. The newly-appointed Chiefs are a shining example of the talent that exists in the Massachusetts Probation Service.”