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    The goal of the Diversity Council is to assist DOR in attracting and retaining a more diverse, professional workforce, a mission that is particularly timely and vital given the fact that DOR is facing the loss of as many as 500 longtime employees over the next five years due to retirement. DOR will ask Council members to engage their networks to generate interest in open positions and provide insight on best                                                          practices for retention of a diverse workforce.
  • Meet the DOR Diversity Council

    Myra Berloff is the Director of the Massachusetts Office on Disability, the state agency that works to eliminate discrimination against people with disabilities and to ensure the full and equal participation of all people with disabilities in all aspects of life. She works within the highest level of state government promoting disability awareness in order to advance the civil rights of people with disabilities. Under her leadership the agency handles over 15,000 requests annually for individual or systemic advocacy, technical assistance or information and referral.  
    George Best is a  human resources executive and Vice President of Operations for the National Black MBA Association - Boston Chapter. With more than 20 years of leadership in the areas of organization development, employee relations, and corporate strategy, his primary responsibilities are to assist in shaping the vision for success, profit, and achievement. He is directly responsible for Capacity Development, Strategic Direction, Program Development, Project Management, Event Management, Corporate Relations, Sponsor Development, and Market Development. 
    Sandra Borders is Director of the Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity, responsible for the development and implementation of programs to support Governor Patrick’s mandates of non-discrimination, affirmative action, equal opportunity, and diversity. In addition, Sandra provides oversight for compliance with State and Federal Laws regarding equal employment opportunities, and affirmative action as it relates to employment.

    Kajal Chattopadhyay is Chair of the Asian American Commission of Massachusetts. The AAC is the state agency which represents and advocates on behalf of Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) throughout Massachusetts.  The AAC works with other government agencies, the White House, and the AAPI community to increase communications and awareness of issues affecting AAPI so that government can better serve the Commonwealth’s AAPI residents.

    Carol Fulp is President and CEO of The Partnership, Inc., New England's premier organization dedicated to enhancing the competitiveness of the region by attracting, training, retaining, and convening professionals of color. She has been the recipient of numerous honors. Boston Business Journal listed Fulp as one of the "50 Most Influential Bostonians" and Boston Magazine listed her as one of the "50 Most Powerful Women in Boston".


    Aileen Gorman is Executive Director of The Commonwealth Institute, a non-profit organization founded to help women entrepreneurs and CEOs build successful and sustainable businesses and, more recently, representing senior corporate women building businesses within larger corporations. Under Gorman’s leadership, The Commonwealth Institute has launched the annual “Top 100 Women-Led Companies” list in Massachusetts.


    Michael C. Johns is President of the Massachusetts Veterans’ Service Officers Association, a professional organization of municipal Veterans' Service Officers assisting US Military Veterans reintegrate from military service to civilian jobs; overcoming financial, medical and employment handicaps and hardships.

    Ronald Marlow is Assistant Secretary for Access and Opportunity in the Executive Office for Administration and Finance, responsible for creating and overseeing a coordinated, strategic approach to ensure non-discrimination and equal opportunity in all aspects of executive agency operations, including personnel functions, procurement activity, policymaking, and the delivery of and access to state services.
    Oswald Mondejar is the Senior Vice President of Mission and Advocacy for Partners Continuing Care, the non-acute care services division of Partners HealthCare.  PCC includes rehabilitation and long term care hospitals, outpatient centers, skilled nursing facilities and home care. Oz is active in his community, serving on several non-profit boards and is recognized as an advocate on issues surrounding disability and access.


    Radhames Nova is Executive Director of the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting, responsible for day-to-day management of the chapter’s operations and works closely with the Board of Directors and Corporate Advisory Board to enhance program services, expand membership and ensure the chapter provides great value to its members, corporate partners and the Greater Boston Community.
    Jesus Rosa is Chairman of the Board of the Hispanic American Chamber of Commerce, an organization that represents businesses, individuals and institutions and is committed to the economic development and success of businesses in the Latino community. The Chamber carries out its mission, both independently and in collaboration with partner organizations, by means of services, advocacy, research, and information-sharing. A non-profit trade organization, the Chamber is managed by an active board of directors.
    Alberto Vasallo, III is Vice President/Editor–in-Chief of El Mundo Newspaper, the largest Latino newspaper in New England, which recently celebrated its 40th anniversary. Mr. Vasallo is also the creator of The Annual El Mundo Latino Family Festival at Fenway Park, which is the largest cultural event of its kind in New England. In 2004 he initiated the El Mundo Latino Career Expo series, featuring top recruiters and qualified candidates. Each year the Latino Career Expo yields hundreds of career and employment opportunities for the community.