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Community Advisory Board 

The Community Advisory Board was established to increase stakeholder input and guidance.  The Board provides support to the Leduc Center for Civic Engagement by assisting in the development and sustainability of an effective network of realtionships critical to the Leduc Center's success-including planning, communication, and implementation; reviewing organizational goals and assessment results for consistency with UMass Dartmouth's mission and civic engagement's role in education; and recommending strategies for development and expansion of the Leduc Center's programs.

Community Representatives

     Carl Alves, Executive Director, Positive Action Against Chemical Abuse

     Lee Blake, Assistant Director, SouthCoast Education Compact

     Jenny DiBlasi, Director, Family Advocacy and Community Education Division of People, Inc.

     Craig Dutra, President, Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts

     Will Gardner, Founder and Executive Director, Alma del Mar Charter School

     June Goguen, Vice President, Commercial Lending, Bridgewater Savings Bank

     Michelle Hantman, President, United Way of Greater New Bedford 

     Linton Harrington, Bioreserve Outreach and Education Coordinator, Trustees of the Reservations

     Lynne Laberge, Community and Schools for Success

     Ed Lambert, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation

     Jeanne Leduc, Benefactor & Community Member

     Perry Long, Neighborhood Outreach Coordinator, City of Fall River

     Beverly Pavao, 21st Century Program

     Denise Porche, Executive Director, Island Foundation

     Michele Roberts, Executive Vice President & Community Relations Officer, Bristol County Savings Bank

     Bruce Rose, Community Member

     Cynthia Rose, Community Member

     Gary Schuyler, CEO, YMCA Southcoast

     David Waxler, Attorney, Hamel Waxler Allen & Collins

     David Weed, Coordinator, Healthy City Fall River Initiative

     Corinn Williams, Executive Director, Community Economic Development Center of Southeastern Massachusetts

     Mary Zahm, Director of Civic Engagement, Bristol Community College  


UMass Dartmouth Representatives 

     Carlos Benavides, Associate Professor, Foreign Literature and Languages

     David Borges, Assistant Director, Center for Policy Analysis

     Paula Cruz, Undergraduate Student, Endeavor Schola

     Hugh Dunn, Graduate Student, School of Law

     Michael Goodman, Associate Professor and Chair, Public Policy

     Memory Holloway, Associate Professor, College of Visual and Performing Arts

     Shannon Jenkins, Associate Professor, Political Science

     Julian Jiminian, Undergraduate Student, Endeavor Scholar

     Mark Preble, Interim Vice Chancellor, Administrative and Fiscal Services

     Peter Schock, Alumnus, Class of 2012

     Paul Vigeant, Assistant Chancellor for Economic Development


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