Governor's Office Staff

The following staff assist with the day-to-day activities of the Governor's Office.

Offices and staff

Governor Charlie Baker
Lt. Governor Karyn Polito

Kristen Lepore, Chief of Staff
Tim Buckley, Senior Advisor to the Governor and Deputy Chief Secretary
Michael Vallarelli, Deputy Chief of Staff

Jabes Rojas, Deputy Chief of Access, Opportunity and Community Affairs
Tammy Mello, Executive Director of the Council on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

Brianna Wehrs, Associate Chief of Staff for Scheduling and Executive Assistant to the Governor
Emily Chabot, Executive Assistant to Chief of Staff
Haley Arnold, Scheduling Assistant

Boards and Commissions

Ryan Coleman, Deputy Chief Secretary
Ed Palleschi, Deputy Chief Secretary, Boards and Commissions
Nicholas Butts, Deputy Director
Eric Bertino, Special Assistant, External Affairs
Michaela Martini, Program Coordinator

Cabinet Relations - Strategic Operations

Joel Barrera, Deputy Chief for Cabinet Affairs
Elizabeth Mahoney, Deputy Chief of Staff and Policy Director
Alexandra Cahill, Assistant Policy Director
Adam Weikel, Director of Special Projects and Strategic Implementation
Daniel Lee, Assistant Director for Strategic Initiatives
Anne Selinger, Senior Consultant for Strategic Operations
Abi Vladeck, Project Director - Real Estate Assets
Gregory Norfleet, Strategic Operations Consultant
Jean-Louis Rochet, Strategic Operations Consultant


Lizzy Guyton, Communications Director
Billy Pitman, Press Secretary
Brendan Moss, Deputy Communications Director
Ryan Boehm, Deputy Communications Director / Digital Strategist
Anisha Chakrabarti, Press Assistant

Constituent Services and Community Affairs

Mindy d'Arbeloff, Deputy Chief of Customer Service and Constituent Affairs
Anthony Richards, Director of Community Affairs
John Tapley, Constituent Services Director
Dashary Martinez, Deputy Director of Constituent Services and Community Affairs
Vallery Cardoso, Deputy Director and Internship Coordinator
Dana Valentine, Constituent Services Aide
Zach Colclasure, Constituent Services Aide

Governor's Council

George Cronin, Administrative Secretary
Sonia Altamirano, Administrative Assistant
Valerie McCarthy, Executive Assistant

Legal Counsel

Lon Povich, Chief Legal Counsel
Cathy Judd Stein, Deputy Chief Legal Counsel
Ben Goldberger, Deputy Legal Counsel
Michael Kaneb, Deputy Legal Counsel
John Stephan, Deputy Legal Counsel
Rachel Sang, Legal Assistant
Sharon Casey, Executive Director Judicial Nominating Commission & Deputy Counsel
Olga Shulman, Deputy Director Judicial Nominating Commission
Emily Gauthier, Associate Deputy Director Judicial Nominating Commission

Legislative Affairs

Kaitlyn Sprague, Legislative Affairs Director
James Cowdell, Deputy Legislative Director
Scott Ahern, Deputy Legislative Director
David Garriepy, DC Office Director
Thomas Daley, Federal Policy and Legislation Analyst
Michael Knapik, Western Massachusetts Office Director

Office of Access and Opportunity

Siavash Arash, Program Coordinator
Rachael Walker, Program Coordinator


Dean Serpa, Director of Operations
Grace Robinson, Deputy Director of Advance and Special Events
Mark Legare, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor
Katlin McInnis, Special Assistant to the Lt. Governor
Alexis Dellaquila, Special Assistant to the Lt. Governor for Scheduling
Nicholas Rizzo, Advance Representative for the Governor
Will Archibald, Briefings Coordinator
Shelby Rosenberg, Project Manager, Lieutenant Governor
Daniel Gates, Special Assistant, External Affairs
Victoria Grimes, Executive Assistant to the Senior Advisor
Joyce Stanton, Receptionist

Personnel & Administration

Matt St. Hilaire, Director of Personnel and Administration
Ariel Perez, Deputy Director of Administration
Michael Vazquez, Employment Coordinator
Jessica Pozniak, Recruiter
Sara Giannandrea, Recruiter


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