The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Advisory Committee is composed of a multi-disciplinary group of professionals from prosecution, law enforcement, public health, sexual assault and domestic violence communities, judiciary and social service agencies. The Committee is charged with providing the Executive Office of Public Safety with expertise, guidance and recommendations in the development of a statewide implementation plan and identification of need in the areas of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.




The following is a list of current VAWA Advisory Committee Members:

Diane DeAngelis, Co-Chair
VAWA STOP Grant Administrator
Executive Office of Public Safety -- Programs Division
Ten Park Plaza
Suite 3720
Boston, MA. 02116
Ph: (617) 725-3362, Fax: (617) 725-0260

Emily Whiting, Co-Chair
Deputy Director
Executive Office of Public Safety -- Programs Division
Ten Park Plaza
Suite 3720
Boston, MA. 02116
Ph: (617) 725-3362, Fax: (617) 725-0260

John M. Collins
General Counsel
Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association
47 Memorial Drive
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
(508) 842-1556, FAX (508) 842-3703
 

Marci Diamond
Department of Public Health
250 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 624-5457, FAX 617-624-5075

Chief George DiBlasi, Exec. Director
Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association
47 Memorial Drive
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Phone (508) 842-1556, FAX (508) 842-3703

Janet Fender
Director, Domestic Violence Unit
Department of Transitional Assistance
600 Washington St., 4 th Floor
Boston, MA
Phone (617) 348-5978, FAX (617) 727-0166
 

Janet Fine
Executive Director
Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance
One Ashburton Place, Room 1101
Boston, Massachusetts 02108
(617) 727-5200 x2550, FAX (617)727-6552
 

Jamie Sabino
Project Coordinator
Administrative Office of the Trial Court
Two Center Plaza, Rm. 540
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: (617) 878-0393
FAX (617) 742-0968
 

Nancy Scannell
Director of Governmental Affairs
Jane Doe, Inc.
14 Beacon Street, Suite 507
Boston, Massachusetts 02108
(617)248-0922 x803, FAX (617) 248-0902
 

Marilee Kenney Hunt
Executive Director
Governor's Comm. on Sexual & Domestic Violence
One Ashburton Place, Suite 611
Boston, Massachusetts 02133
(617) 727-6300 x25311
 

Carlene Pavlos
Director, Division of Violence and Injury Prevention
Department of Public Health
250 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 624-5410, FAX 617-624-5075
 

Emily Daverne
Domestic Violence Unit
Department of Social Services
24 Farnsworth Street
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 748-2338; FAX (617) 261-7438
 

Geline Williams
Executive Director
Massachusetts District Attorney's Association
One Bullfinch Place
Boston, Massachusetts 02114
(617)723-0642, FAX (617) 367-1228