This press release originated from mass.gov
Boston, MA. (July 20, 2017) — Governor Charlie Baker today signed an Executive Order establishing the Latino Advisory Commission and joined Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, Secretary Rosalin Acosta and members of the Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus to swear-in members of the commission. The commission will focus on addressing the concerns of the Massachusetts Latino community and promoting economic prosperity and well-being.
“The members of our Latino Advisory Commission each bring a depth of experience and diversity to the table, and I look forward to their recommendations,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “Our administration is committed to creating opportunities all our citizens in every corner of the Commonwealth to drive economic growth and success, and I’m confident this commission will add meaningful value to our goal to make Massachusetts the best place to live, work and raise a family.”
Members of the Commission include gubernatorial appointees with varying expertise in business, community outreach, media, law, health care, education and represent a group diverse in gender, race, industry, region, age and education. The Commission will also include the involvement of the secretariats for Education, Health and Human Services, Housing and Economic Development, Public Safety and Security and Labor and Workforce Development. Appointees will serve for a term of four years. Josie Stamatos Martinez, Senior Partner and General Counsel of Employee Benefit Solutions will serve as Chair and Robert Harnais, owner of Mahoney & Harnais will serve as Vice-Chair.
Josie Stamatos Martinez, Chair
As a Senior Partner/General Counsel at Employee Benefit Solutions (EBS), “Josie” Stamatos Martinez assists the EBS team with legal and compliance challenges that arise relating to ERISA, COBRA, HIPAA and other employee benefits related issues. Ms. Martinez also serves as Co-chair of the Compliance Committee for United Benefit Advisors. Prior to EBS, she was as an associate and partner in the Business Litigation and Financial Services Practice Group at McCarter & English, LLP for ten years. She also served as the Executive Director of the Judicial Nominating Commission for Governor Cellucci. Ms. Martinez started her legal career as an Assistant Attorney General in the Consumer Protection and Antirust Division of the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General. For the past few years, Ms. Martinez has served as a Board member of The Boston Home in Dorchester. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree from Boston College and holds a Juris Doctorate from Northeastern University School of Law.
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