Welcome to the website of the Massachusetts Workforce Development Board (MWDB). The 33 members of  MWDB develop strategies that guide the Commonwealth's efforts in ensuring workers have the skills they need to fill the jobs businesses create,  for a more prosperous Commonwealth, with higher wages for workers, larger profits for businesses and stronger communities for all.

The MWDB ensures our efforts are driven by the demands of our businesses and the communities they serve. Our members, review, revise, and advise the executive branch on how to create and sustain the workforce Massachusetts needs to succeed in the world economy. Our members represent all parts of the Commonwealth, and come from all walks of life from small businesses to multinational corporations, from organized labor to community organizations, and state and local officials.

The MWDB has four full meetings a year. Every meeting is open to the public, and we invite you - members of the public or workforce development professionals alike - to attend and make your voice heard. While this site is designed to update you on the latest developments of the MWDB, it is also a portal to other sites, including the One-Stop Career Centers to the Local Workforce Investment Boards to the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development - across the spectrum of the Commonwealth's workforce development efforts.

The Administration of Governor Baker is committed to prosperity through partnership. This website is one way we fulfill that goal - if you think we can improve our online presence, please contact us.  We look forward to working with you as we strengthen our workforce, the economy, and the Commonwealth as a whole.

Cheryl Scott, 
MWDB Executive Director
19 Staniford Street
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 626-7112

Massachusetts Workforce Development Board Members

Governor Charlie Baker
Governor Designee:
Sherry Dong
Director, Community Health Improvement Programs
Tufts Medical Center

Appointed Members

Donna Cupelo –  Chair
Verizon New England

Aixa Beauchamp
Beauchamp and Associates

Joanne Berwald
Vice President, Human Resources

Kristin Broadley
Centerville Pie Company

Anne Broholm
Chief Executive Officer
Ahead, LLC

Jesse Brown
Co-Founder/ Director of Operations
Heidrea Communications LLC

Gerard Burke
President & CEO
Hillcrest Educational Foundation

James Cassetta

Kathleen Cullen-Cote
Corporate Vice President of Human Resources
PTC Corporation

Driscoll DoCanto
Resident Director
Merrill Lynch

Sherry Dong
Director, Community Health Improvement Programs
Tufts Medical Center

Senator Eileen M. Donoghue
Senator, 1st Middlesex District
Massachusetts Senate

Mayor Kimberley Driscoll
City of Salem

Dr. Pam Eddinger
Bunker Hill Community College

Carol Grady
Chief Operating Officer

Eric D. Hagopian
President and CEO
Massachusetts Center for Advanced Design and Manufacturing

Danroy T. Henry, Sr.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Bright Horizons

Cassius Johnson
Senior Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs
Year Up

Susan Mailman
Owner / President
Coghlin Electrical Contractors, Inc.

John G. Mann
NAGE, Local 292

Juliette C. Mayers
President & CEO
Inspiration Zone LLC

Beth Mitchell
Director, Maritime and Strategic Systems Engineering
General Dynamics

Warren Pepicelli
Executive Vice President

Joanne Pokaski
Director of Workforce Development
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Mayor Daniel Rivera
City of Lawrence

Elizabeth Skidmore
Business Representative/Organizer
New England Regional Council of Carpenters

Representative Joseph Wagner
Representative, Eighth Hampden District
Massachusetts House of Representatives

Beth Williams
President & CEO
Roxbury Technology Corporation

Raymond Wrobel
Vice President
Align Credit Union

Ex-Officio Members

Marylou Sudders
Executive Office of Health and Human Services

Robert LePage
Assistant Secretary for Career Education
MA Executive Office of Education

Juan Vega
Assistant Secretary for Communities and Programs
MA Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development

Secretary Ronald Walker, II
MA Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development

Massachusetts Workforce Development Board

Tuesday, June 20, 2017*
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Central / Western Massachusetts  

Monday, September 11, 2017*
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Southeastern Massachusetts 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017*
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Northeastern Massachusetts 

*Times and locations are tentative and subject to change

Questions or concerns: Contact Cheryl Scott or (617) 626-7112


Past MWDB Meetings 

2016 Meetings