MassCOSH Staff

  • Director of Policy & Programs

    al.vega@masscosh.org           617-825-7233 ext 21
    For over 15 years, Mr. Vega has worked primarily in the youth development field with a focus on strengthening the skills and leadership of Boston area teens through history to become more engaged citizens in their communities. He joined MassCOSH in 2009 in an administrative role and quickly got involved in many of MassCOSH’s programs (Teens Lead @ Work & the Worker Center) through health and safety trainings (hazard & body mapping, worker rights, etc) and campaigns that directly impacted the most vulnerable workers from all walks of life across the city and state.

  • Administrative Associate

    ana.rodriguez@masscosh.org                   617-825-7233 ext 10

    Ana brings more than 20 years of administrative experience to MassCOSH. She has held positions with the Boston Center for Youth & Families at the Blackstone Community Center and the Southwest Boston Community Development Corporation. Ana’s interests include the art of makeup, cooking, and spending time with her partner Jacques, who is a Local 7 Ironworker member for over two decades. She is also very passionate about mental health, especially Alzheimer's disease and dementia, given that both of her parents suffered from the illnesses.

  • Labor-Community Training Coordinator & Organizer

    ben.w@masscosh.org                           617-825-7233 ext 12
    Ben brings a wealth of experience and great passion to MassCOSH and will help expand the over three decades of work and progress created by former MassCOSH employee Tolle Graham.

  • Worker Center Organizer

    erika.sanchez@masscosh.org                 617-825-7233 ext 16

    Erika has 11 year experience organizing multicultural communities. A natural leader, she is adept at running meetings in both English and Spanish and working with low-income individuals to meet agency goals. Erika has proven experience helping to register low-income Latinos to vote and helps these individuals with children in the public school system ensure their needs are being met.  

  • Membership & Communications Director

    jeff.newton@masscosh.org                            617-825-7233 ext 14
    Jeff joined MassCOSH in the summer of 2010, as its Membership and Communications Coordinator. Prior to MassCOSH, Jeff worked at the Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project (2008-2009) as head of development where he oversaw the creation of dynamic fundraising vehicles and improved the organization's community relations. From 2006-2007, Newton worked for the Massachusetts Affordable Reliable Electricity Alliance as its program coordinator where he advocated for improved electrical infrastructure in New England and headed media relations.

  • Youth Director

    jenny.fernandez@masscosh.org                 617-825-7233 ext 13

    Jenny Fernandez serves as MassCOSH's Youth Director, providing leadership training, coaching and support to youth peer leaders as they plan and lead young worker safety efforts. Relatively new to the Boston area, she is originally from Fairfax, Virginia. She is a graduate of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia where she received her Bachelors of Science in Environmental Studies and her Master’s in Public Health with a concentration in Environmental and Occupational Health at the Rollins School of Public Health. She has spent many years working for a youth leadership development organization in Massachusetts and interned at Grady Hospital in Atlanta for Diabetes Education.

  • Executive Director

    jodi@masscosh.org                    617-825-7233 ext 15
    Jodi Sugerman-Brozan is MassCOSH’s Executive Director. She brings more than 25 years of experience working for environmental and social justice in Boston. As Executive Director of MassCOSH, she oversees all aspects of their work to ensure that all workers can go to work, earn a fair wage, be treated with respect and dignity and go home to their families alive and well. She has led MassCOSH’s work to develop strategies to address the high rates of addiction and overdose for workers in Massachusetts, including coordination of their peer training pilot project this spring. Before joining MassCOSH in April 2017, she was the Executive Director of Bikes Not Bombs which uses the bicycle as a vehicle for social change for five years, and before that played various roles at Alternatives for Community & Environment, an environmental justice organization located in Roxbury, Massachusetts for 15 years. Leadership development and community and youth organizing have been central to her work for decades. 

  • Senior Aide

    Maxine has been involved with MassCOSH since she first was assigned to work with us through the Urban League Mature Workers Program back in 2007. Since then, Maxine has been instrumental in helping to ensure the office runs smoothly by assisting with an array of administrative tasks. She likes to help in whatever way she can to support the mission of our work and has learned a lot about workers' rights and occupational health and safety since joining the team.

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