The MassHire South Shore Workforce Board is overseen by a Board of Directors of dedicated individuals from the private sector, labor, educational institutions, community-based organizations, and state and federal entities. The Board of Directors is a business-led policy setting body that provides strategic direction for the overall South Shore Workforce Development system.

The MassHire South Shore Workforce Board is operated within the administration of the City of Quincy Workforce Development Department under Mayor Thomas P. Koch, who is the Chief Elected Official.

MassHire South Shore Workforce Board of Directors

John Iredale                                     (Chair)


The Karsten Company

David Chew


Chew Enterprises, Inc

Kristen McHugh

Executive Director

Bane Care Management, LLC

Richard Fernandez


Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital

Kevin Smith


Best of Care, Inc

Jeramie DiBona                               (Treasurer)


Citrin Cooperman

Mark Brewster


Brewster Ambulance

Kathleen Gallagher

Sr. VP

State Street

James Dunphy


South Shore Bank

Michael Quirk


Quirk Automotive

Mike Keany

HR Director

Stop & Shop

Peter Belezos

Board Chair

BendonGear and Machine, Inc

Patrick Flaherty


EF Senior Living Care

Mark Flaherty

Business Agent

Amalgamated Transit Workers


Mark Burns

Business Agent

Laborers Local 133

Justin Desmond


Painters District Council

Lisa Spencer

Executive Director

South Shore Community Action Council

Beth Ann Strollo


Quincy Community Action

Tom Hickey


South Shore Vocational Technical

Tammi Jacobsen

Director Workforce Training

Cape Cod Community College

Peter Forman


South Shore Chamber

Dave Manning

Deputy Director





Julie Proud-Ray



Tim Cahill


Quincy Chamber

Amy Naples


Plymouth Chamber

Rick DeCristofaro


Quincy College

Ronald Iacobucci

Executive Director

City of Quincy

Richard Pierce                                           (Vice Chair)


Housing MGT Resources, Inc.


The MassHire South Shore Workforce Board has various committees designed to support the work of the staff and volunteers of the organization, and the MassHire South Shore Career Center operations.

Executive Committee: The Executive Committee is responsible for oversight and approval of all policy, fiduciary and operational aspects of the MassHire South Shore Workforce Board System.

Planning and Policy Committee: The Planning and Policy Committee meets as needed to review and make recommendations concerning the Strategic Plan, Annual Plan and various short/long term policy matters.

Manufacturing Advisory Committee: The South Shore Manufacturing Advisory Group consists of representatives from area manufacturers, educational institutions and industry associations who work collectively to address a variety of Action Items identified in the 2017 Manufacturing on the South Shore of Massachusetts Report.

Youth Advisory Board: The primary role of the Youth Advisory Board is to provide insight and expertise in youth policy. Its members reflect the region and assist the MassHire South Shore Workforce Board in understanding and addressing youth education and workforce readiness issues.

Workforce and Industry Cluster: The Workforce and Industry Cluster Committee examines the workforce needs of critical and emerging industries in the region as identified and makes policy and programmatic recommendations to address the needs.