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Massachusetts Servicemember Post-Deployment Council

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Board Name: Massachusetts Servicemember Post-Deployment Council
Legal Authority: Section 29 of Chapter 62 of the Acts of 2014
Purpose: There is hereby established the Massachusetts Servicemember Post-Deployment Council to make recommendations regarding the implementation of a program in the commonwealth to support service members transitioning to civilian life after deployment. The council shall submit its findings and recommendations, including a detailed re-entry program plan relative to servicemembers who return to civilian life after deployment, together with recommendations for legislation to carry out those recommendations by filing the same with house and senate clerks, the house and senate committee on ways and means, the joint committee on veterans and federal affairs and the joint committee on mental health and substance abuse on or before September 15, 2015
Seat Restrictions: The term of office for each appointed member shall be 2 years, or until a successor if appointed in the case of a vacancy. The council shall, at its first organizational meeting, elect a member to serve as chairperson for a 2-year term. The council shall also elect a vice-chairperson for a 2-year term and a cleark for a 2-year term.
Meeting Information:
Compensation: No member shall receive compensation for serving on the council.

Member Information

Member NameSeat NameChairTerm End Date
Major General Gary W. KeefeAdjunct General of the National Guard, or designee  
Sgt. Christine R. LupacchinoAt-Large (1) 2018-12-23
Ms. Adelaide N. OsborneCommissioner of the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission, or designee  
Ms. Sharon TracyExecutive Director of Quabbin Mediation, Inc.  
Ms. Laura K. LakinHome Base Program Member (1) 2018-12-23
General John HammondHome Base Program Member (2) 2018-12-28
Representative David F. DecosteHouse Minority Leader Appointee  
VACANTMember of the House of Representatives, Member of the Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse  
Representative John C. VelisMember of the House of Representatives, Member of the Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs  
VACANTMember of the Massachusetts Association of Realtors Board of Directors  
Mr. James E. McCauley LICSWMember of the Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention (2) 2018-12-23
Mr. Gabriel P. NutterMember of the Massachusetts Coalition of Suicide Prevention (1) 2018-12-23
Dr. Bradley R. BrummettMember of the Massachusetts Psychological Association, Inc. (1) 2018-12-23
Mr. Brian DohertyMember of the Massachusetts Psychological Association, Inc. (2) 2018-12-28
The Honorable Michael F. RushMember of the Senate, Member of Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs  
Senator Jennifer FlanaganMember of the Senate. Member of the Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse  
Dr. John BradleyOrganization Chosen Nominee (1)  
Mr. Richard J. Girard Jr.Organization Chosen Nominee (2) 2018-12-23
John CollinsOrganization Chosen Nominee (3) 2019-01-27
Michael F. SweeneyOrganization Chosen Nominee (4) 2019-01-27
Mr. Charles A. Murphy EsquireOrganization Chosen Nominee (5) 2018-12-23
Mr. Leroy AshwoodPresident of Brave for Veterans, Inc.  
Mr. John DowningPresident of Soldier On, Inc. or Designee  
Secretary Matthew MaloneSecretary of Education, or designee  
Undersecretary Alice MooreSecretary of Health and Human Services, or designee  
Secretary Rosalin AcostaSecretary of the Office of Labor and Workforce Development, or designee  
Secretary Francisco UrenaSecretary of Veterans' Services, or designee (Chair)  
Mr. Lou CimagliaSenate Minority Leader Appointee  
Undersecretary Chrystal KornegayUndersecretary of the Department of Housing and Community Development, or designee  
Ms. Alicia M. ReddinVeterans' Agent (1) 2018-12-23
VACANTVeterans' Agent (2)