Economic Empowerment Trust Fund Board Members and Meetings

The goal of the Economic Empowerment Trust Fund is to promote the long-term economic security and stability of all Massachusetts residents. Its mission is to educate and provide the resources and opportunities for people of all ages to empower themselves to make informed financial decisions throughout their lives. Through the Trust Fund, and in collaboration with other public agencies and community based organizations, the Office of Economic Empowerment creates and supports programs, policies, and capacities that achieve these goals.

The Economic Empowerment Trust Fund was created pursuant to Section 31 of Chapter 46 of the Acts of 2015. It represents an expansion of the missions of the Financial Literacy Trust Fund and the Commonwealth Covenant Fund, both of which were recognized as 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations. Funding for the Trust Fund comes from appropriations from the Commonwealth, grant funding, and charitable/private contributions.

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Economic Empowerment Trust Fund – 2016 Board List

The EETF Board meets quarterly to chart the strategic direction for the programs that are executed by the Office of Economic Empowerment.

Voting Members

Deborah B. Goldberg
Chair, Economic Empowerment Trust Fund
Treasurer and Receiver General of Massachusetts

Marcony Almeida-Barros
Director, Community Engagement Division, Office of the Attorney General
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

John C. Chapman
Undersecretary of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation, Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Todd Ostrowski
7th Grade Math Teacher, Ludlow Public Schools
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Tom Moreau
Assistant Secretary for Policy and Planning, Executive Office of Education
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Juan Vega
Assistant Secretary for Communities and Programs, Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Dr. Yvonne Spicer
Vice President, Advocacy & Educational Partnerships, National Center for Technological Literacy, Museum of Science

Barbara Anthony
Former Undersecretary of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation
Senior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Pioneer Institute

Elizabeth Barajas-Román
CEO, Solidago Foundation

Roy Belson
Superintendent, Medford Public Schools

Dr. Ellen Kennedy
President, Berkshire Community College

Dr. Evelyn Murphy
Former Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
Founder and President, The WAGE Project, Inc.

Jerry Rubin
President and CEO, Jewish Vocational Service

Hamel Husbands
Bank Examiner, Department of Supervision, Regulation & Credit
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Non-Voting Members

Dr. Ben Branch
Professor of Finance, Isenberg Institute of Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Jamie Eldridge
State Senator

Steven Ultrino
State Representative

Daniel Ryan
State Representative

Michael A. Prisco
Vice-Chair, North Reading Board of Selectmen
Co-Founder, Capri Private Equities, LLC

Raichelle Kallery
Senior Vice President/Senior Retail Banking Officer, The Savings Bank