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PERSONNEL FILE - MONDAY, JULY 15, 2019 .: The State House News Service


... Mayor Walsh's intergovernmental relations department has a new chief of staff ... Mike Levine is returning to MassHealth and a top finance job there ... the Danish offshore wind developer Ørsted reached into the Senate to hire its new communications point person ... Congressman Moulton has a new regional director ... Committee on Cannabis Policy Co-chair Rep. David Rogers is staffing up, hiring legal counsel and a legislative and research director ... Tim Foley was elected executive vice president of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East ... the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation Board has new appointees, courtesy of Gov. Charlie Baker ... the president of Eastern Bank has joined the board of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts ... Please enjoy the Personnel File ...


HEATHER GASPER is jumping from the Boston Public Health Commission to Mayor Marty Walsh's team as chief of staff for the city's intergovernmental relations department. Gasper was the director of intergovernmental relations and public health strategy at the health commission since 2016, and previously held policy positions at Partners HealthCare and for former Congressman Michael Capuano of Somerville. She graduated from UMass Amherst and earned a master's degree in business administration from UMass Boston.

KELLY BOVIO, director of government relations at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, is departing to begin work on July 15 as regional director to Congressman Seth Moulton.


Former MassHealth executive MIKE LEVINE will return to the public health care agency as chief financial and strategy officer a year after departing for management consulting nonprofit Bridgespan Group. Levine formerly served as manager of strategy and then as deputy chief financial officer at MassHealth, where he managed the agency's budget and worked on pricing strategies. He earlier worked as an analyst in the Congressional Budget Office and graduated from Pomona College.


CAM STOKER, a former staffer to Sen. James Welch of West Springfield, has joined Ørsted, the Danish offshore wind developer. Stoker will handle communications both internally for the company's U.S. offices and externally for all projects across the U.S. market. Stoker joined Welch's office in 2015, coming from Greentown Labs, a clean technology incubator. Most recently he was Welch's communications manager. Stoker will be based out of Ørsted's Boston office, which serves as the company’s U.S. headquarters.


MICHAEL BAKER and CATHERINE FALVEY have joined the staff of the Joint Committee on Cannabis Policy under House Chair Dave Rogers. Baker will serve as legal counsel, and Falvey will be legislative and research director. Baker previously worked on the House Ways and Means Committee for Chairman Michlewitz as a fiscal policy analyst, and as district affairs director for former Chairman Jeffrey Sánchez. Falvey has worked as a litigator at a real estate law firm in Lynn, and earned a juris doctor from Suffolk University Law School, and her bachelor's degree from Elon University.

TIM FOLEY was elected executive vice president of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, a role he has held since 2018 when he was appointed to the position. Foley has worked at the organization for 13 years in various roles, from political director to assistant division director. He received a master's degree in public affairs from the University of Massachusetts Boston, and a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Delaware. The organization also announced that the 14 other members of the 1199SEIU Massachusetts Regional Executive Board were sworn in. The vice president officers are: HERBERT JEAN-BAPTISTE, FILAINE DERONNETTE, JERRY FISHBEIN, REBECCA GUTMAN, and MARYELLEN LEVEILLE. The rank and file delegates are: JEANNIE OLIVER-ALLEN, NARKEYA WASHINGTON, MELINDA MARCHETTI, KILRA HYLTON, and VICKI LINNELL. The elected staff organizers are LISA LEMIEUX, CARIDAD RIVERA, MARIE ELDER, and LENA RODRIGUEZ.

Gov. Charlie Baker appointed two new members to the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation Board, RAFAEL DIAZ-GRANADOS and THOMAS O'CONNOR. Diaz-Granados has worked in various roles at General Electric, and prior to that worked at O'Melveny and Myers, Covington and Burling, and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. He currently serves as vice-chairman of the board of the Latino Corporate Directors Education Foundation. O'Connor is co-founder and president of Baystate Wealth Management, and prior to that practiced law for 30 years. He serves on the Board of the Baystate Financial Charitable Foundation, and is active with the Friends of Special Olympics. MGCC works to create jobs for women and minority owned businesses, as well as small businesses, and promote development in gateway cities.


Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts elected QUINCY MILLER, president and vice chair of Eastern Bank, as a new board of directors member. He will serve on the Finance and Business Performance Committee and the Health Care Quality and Affordability Committee. Miller has over two decades of experience in the banking industry, previously serving as president of Citizens Bank, Massachusetts. A graduate of Lafayette College, he also serves on the boards at The Boys and Girls Club of Boston, the Greater Boston Food Bank, Bottom Line, The Alliance for Business Leadership and The Greater Boston YMCA Board of Overseers.

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