- Jeff Wulfson , Chairman, Commissioner of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Deborah B. Goldberg , State Treasurer
Nicola Favorito , State Treasurer's designee
Suzanne M. Bump , State Auditor
Joannah M. Quinn , State Auditor's designee
Dennis J. Naughton
Jacqueline A. Gorrie
Richard L. Liston
Chairman, since October 31, 2007
Commissioner of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Jeff Wulfson is currently the Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education . He has been with ESE since 1995, previously serving as the Department's Chief Financial Officer and as Associate Commissioner for School Finance and District Support. Prior to joining ESE, Jeff was the director of administration for the Department of Revenue's Division of Local Services, where he also served as chairman of the finance control boards for the cities of Brockton and Lowell. He is a member of the American Finance Association and a past president of the Massachusetts chapter of the American Society for Public Administration. Jeff holds undergraduate and MBA degrees from Dartmouth College and an MPA degree from New York University.
Deborah B. Goldberg
Deborah B. Goldberg is the Massachusetts State Treasurer and Receiver General. In that role she is responsible for the state's cash and debt management, unclaimed property, and chairs state boards and commissions, including the Massachusetts School Building Authority, the Pension Reserves Investment Management Board, the State Board of Retirement, Massachusetts State Lottery Commission, and the Massachusetts Clean Water Trust. In 2015, she established the new Office of Economic Empowerment, the first of its kind in the country, and chairs its Economic Empowerment Trust Fund. Treasurer Goldberg also serves on the Executive Committee of the National Association of State Treasurers.
As a former businesswoman and local elected leader, Treasurer Goldberg brings innovative leadership, disciplined fiscal management and an unwavering commitment to uphold economic stability and create opportunity for every Massachusetts resident. Treasurer Goldberg served for six years on the Brookline Board of Selectmen, including two as its Chair. Prior to her career in public service, she worked in retail operations, buying, and consumer affairs at The Stop & Shop Companies, Inc.
Treasurer Goldberg is the President of Adoptions with Love and serves on the Advisory Board of the Greater Boston Food Bank. She was one of the founders of Berkshire Hills Music Academy, a school for individuals with intellectual disabilities, and is a trustee at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a Director at Affiliated Physicians Group/BIDHC. Treasurer Goldberg has been actively involved with numerous philanthropic activities, including The Grow Clinic, the 100 Club, Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, and the Combined Jewish Philanthropies.
A graduate of Boston University, Boston College Law School and Harvard Business School, Ms. Goldberg lives in Brookline with her husband Michael Winter and their son, Evan, and daughter, Meredith.
Mr. Favorito serves as the Executive Director of the Massachusetts State Retirement Board which administers the State Retirement System on behalf of more than 50,000 retired and 83,000 active members. As an attorney, Mr. Favorito previously practiced in the areas of public employee retirement law, education, and municipal law. Mr. Favorito is a graduate of Boston Latin School, Harvard College and Suffolk University Law School.
Suzanne M. Bump
Suzanne M. Bump, the 25th Auditor of the Commonwealth, and the first female to serve in this role in the state's history, was sworn into office in January 2011.
Upon taking office, Auditor Bump sought to modernize and professionalize her office by instituting training programs, encouraging employees to earn professional certifications, and developing a career ladder program to support employee professional development.
Bump expanded the use of technology throughout the agency, and championed the development and utilization of advanced data analytics capabilities to identify waste, fraud, and abuse throughout government.
Prior to her election, Auditor Bump served in former Governor Deval Patrick's cabinet as Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development and represented the Town of Braintree for eight years in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. In the private sector, she worked as a business advocate, legal counsel, and sat on the boards of numerous non-profit organizations including the South Shore Chamber of Commerce and St. Francis House.
Auditor Bump currently chairs the Municipal Finance Oversight Board, serves on the board of the Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission, the Massachusetts Teachers' Retirement System, the Executive Committee of the National State Auditors Association, and is a past president of the Association of Governmental Accounting's Boston Chapter. In 2016, she was appointed to serve on the U.S. Government Accountability Office's Domestic Working Group to advise the Comptroller General.
A native of Whitman, Auditor Bump attended Cardinal Spellman High School and is a graduate of Boston College and Suffolk University School of Law.
Joannah M. Quinn
State Auditor’s designee
Chief Legal Counsel, State Auditor’s Office
Appointed April 2012
Joannah Quinn is Chief Legal Counsel for the Office of the State Auditor, Suzanne M. Bump. Prior to working for the State Auditor, Ms. Quinn was corporate in-house counsel where her work focused on contracts, intellectual property and employment related matters. Ms. Quinn earned a B.A. degree in Political Science from Regis College and a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School.
Dennis J. Naughton
Dennis Naughton was elected to the Board in December 2011. He began his career as a public school educator in the Millis Public Schools in 1968, where he served as a high school social studies teacher for 33 years, as well as social studies department head and golf coach. During that time he served on New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) evaluating teams at Concord-Carlisle Regional High School, Manchester High School (now Manchester Essex High School) in Manchester-by-the-Sea, and University Park Campus School in Worcester. He served as principal of Millis High School from 2001 to his retirement in 2004.
From 1977 to 1997, Mr. Naughton served as president of the Millis Teachers Association. He also served several terms on both the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Massachusetts Teachers Association . Since his retirement, he served as interim assistant principal at Norton High School in 2005-2006, and as interim principal at Douglas High School in 2009.
Mr. Naughton is actively involved as a retired life member of the Massachusetts Teachers Association and the National Educational Association. He holds an A.B. in History from Saint Anselm College and an M.A.T. in History from Assumption College. Mr. Naughton resides in Foxborough.
Jacqueline A. Gorrie
Elected by the Membership
Term expires December 31, 2019
Jacqueline Gorrie was elected to the Board in December of 2015. Jackie began and ended her 36 year teaching career in the Taunton Public Schools as a Second Grade teacher and a Kindergarten Teacher.
As a lifelong public school educator, Jackie's advocacy for her profession and her students led her to many leadership roles within her Union. Locally, she served as the Public Relations and Political Action Chairperson, the Secretary, Vice President/ Grievance Chairperson and President of the Taunton Education Association. Her community activism led her to her state and national activism as a member of the Massachusetts Teachers Association Board of Directors and subsuqently as a member of the National Education Association Board of Directors.
Currently, Jackie represents retired members of the Massachusetts Teachers Association on the MTA Board of Directors and is a member of the MTA Retired Members Committee. She is also on the Finance Committee and the St. Vincent De Paul Committee for her parish.
A resident of Randolph, Jackie continues to be an active advocate for retiree issues in both the MTA and NEA. Jackie holds a BA from Bridgewater State College and an M.ed from Cambridge College.
Richard L. Liston
Appointed by the Board
Term expires January 31, 2020
Appointed to the Board in January 2012, Mr. Liston was a special education teacher in the Everett Public Schools for 40 years and served as the president of the Everett Teachers Association for 27 years. He currently represents retired members of the Massachusetts Teachers Association on the MTA Board and is co-chair of the MTA Retired Members Committee. Mr. Liston holds a B.A. and M.A. in special education from Fitchburg State University.
Appointed by the Governor
Term expires April 18, 2018
Anne Wass, former president of the 107,000-member Massachusetts Teachers Association , is a champion of students, public schools and public higher education.
Mrs. Wass has spent all of her adult life in public education and has served in many leadership positions. She taught sixth grade at the Hanover Middle School for 31 years. She has served on the MTA Board of Directors and state Executive Committee, and she has been president of her local association in Hanover at two different times. Mrs. Wass was MTA president from 2006 until 2010. Before taking office as president, she served as the association vice president for four years.
Teaching is Mrs. Wass’ passion, and she has won a number of awards honoring her abilities as a teacher. These awards include the Bristol County Educators' Association Kathleen Roberts Human Relations Award, the Plymouth County Education Association's Honor Award and the Loretta Quinlan Award, the highest honor bestowed by the PCEA. She also won the first MTA Friend of Labor Award and the Louise Gaskins Lifetime Civil Rights Award. She received the Salem State University Friend of Education Award in 2010.