Alums looking forward and giving back. A FebruMary meet-up at the MA House Chamber.

February 25, 2016 at 2:00 PM

susananderson_febgathering_story1690.jpg It started out with a quick email between two classmates who work in the same office building: "Could we take a lunchtime photo together for FebruMary? and invite some other MHC alums who work for the Commonwealth?" A few more emails and a quick LinkedIn search later, and our group had grown to nine. FebruMary meet-up accomplished!

We had a terrific time getting together. We found that our work for the Commonwealth couldn't be more varied—we address issues that range from uniquely local to global; that cover the human lifespan from birth to workforce participation to death. We work for three different Constitutional Officers (Governor Charlie Baker, State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg, and State Auditor Suzanne Bump) and three State Representatives (one of whom, Representative Ellen Story, kindly arranged for our use of the House Chamber for this photo). Even with this range, we found overlap—it was a nice surprise to find that three of us are on the Special Legislative Commission on Post-Partum Depression, and three of us are mothers of MHC alums. The biggest overlap—every day, we look forward/give back.

Pictured above, back row, left to right:
Elizabeth Corcoran-Hunt '99, Office of State Representative Byron Rushing;
Jessica Avery '15, Office of State Representative Frank Smizik, House Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change;
Caitlin Sheehan '90, Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination;
Susan Anderson '73, Office of State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg;
Yaminette Diaz-Linhart '06, Legislative Commission on Postpartum Depression, Office of State Representative Ellen Story.
Middle row:
Emily Sherwood '80, Behavioral Health Initiative, MassHealth;
Maria Mossaides '73, Child Advocate for the Commonwealth.
Front row:
Shirley Chao P'11, Executive Office of Elder Affairs;
Sophia Apostola '04, Office of State Auditor Suzanne Bump.

Shirley Chao, Susan Anderson, and Maria Mossaides MHC moms: Shirley Chao P'11; Susan Anderson '73, P'13; and Maria Mossaides '73, P'04
Maria Mossaides, Jessica Avery, and Yaminette Diaz-Linhart Members of the Special Legislative Commission on Post-Partum Depression: Maria Mossaides '73, Jessica Avery '15, and Yaminette Diaz-Linhart '06

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