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Kimberly Wilson

Director

Labor Education Center
UMass School of Law

508-910-7106
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Lisa Jochim

Director

Workers' Education Program
Star Store, New Bedford 158

508-910-9004
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Camilo Viveiros Jr.

Labor Extension Specialist

Labor Education Center
UMass School of Law

508-910-7108
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Consultants

Teachers and Support Staff at Workers’ Education Program

  • Paula Barry
  • Donald France
  • Carrie Irujo
  • Carla Melo
  • Roberta Miller
  • Joanne Pinsonneault
  • Susan Potter-Alves
  • Matthew Ryckebusch
  • Donna Teixera
  • John of the Trinity
  • Georgette Biscari
  • Ismar Gonzales
  • Mary Jane Easton
  • Susan Skawinski
  • Hannah Fountain
  • Ana Graca

Steering Committee

This committee meets monthly and all members of the Steering Committee are also members of the Advisory Board.

  • Cynthia Rodrigues, Past President, Greater SE Mass Labor Council
  • Eric Carvalho, President ATU 174
  • Tim Melia, President of UFCW 328
  • Brian Pastori, Deputy Director of the Community Economic Development Center
  • Peter Knowlton, General President of the United Electrical Workers union
  • Jerry Fishbein, Vice President SEIU 1199, United Healthcare Workers East
  • Adrian Ventura, Executive Director, Centro Comunitario de Trabajadores
  • Ricardo Rosa, Department of Educational Leadership, UMass Dartmouth
  • Eric Larson, Department of Crime and Justice Studies, UMass Dartmouth
  • Lisa Maya Knauer, Department of Sociology, UMass Dartmouth
  • Jim Snow, Retired Regional Director, AFL-CIO Northeast Region
  • Jim Pimental, Organizer, Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen Local 3
  • Lisa Lemieux, President, Greater SE Mass Labor Council

Advisory Board

This board meets twice a year.

  • Colleen Avedikian, Bristol Community College professor
  • George F. Belanger, Secretary-Treasurer, Local 59 IBT
  • Anthonio Cabral, State Representative
  • Lee Charlton, President-Retired, New Bedford NAACP
  • Rebecca Cusick, President, Fall River Educators Association
  • Lily Huang, Co-Director, Massachusetts Jobs with Justice
  • Wilfred Desnoyer, Jr., President, UAW Mass CAP Council
  • Richard Drolet, Leader, NALC Whaling City Branch 18
  • Heiny Maldonado, Director, Fuerza Laboral
  • David Rolando Oliva, Director, Fundacion Romero
  • Jim Pinkham, President, Bristol Plymouth Labor Council
  • Deborah Fastino, Organizer, Coalition for Social Justice
  • Ron Rheaume, Business Manager, Carpenters Local 1305
  • Frank J. Runey, Secretary Treasurer, UFCW 791
  • Steven Tolman, President, Mass. AFL-CIO
  • Ron Weisberger, Strategic Action Coordinator, BCC, MCCC
  • Corinn Williams, Community Economic Development Center
  • Mardee Xifaras, Attorney
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