MassCOSH Board of Directors

  • Labor Analyst

    Ann is currently employed as an Analyst for the Labor Management Cooperation Trust servicing the Plumbers Local 12 and Greater Boston Plumbing Contractors Association.  She has also worked as an Assistant Researcher at International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 103. Ann has been a member of The Policy Group on Tradeswomen's Issues (PGTI) as well as a steward for SEIU 285 and 1199 SEIU.  Ann wants to be part of a movement that recognizes the continued need for all workers to have a safe and equitably paid work environment. 

  • Retired from OSHA, Union Leader

    Carol retired after 37+ years with Federal OSHA and served as an officer in her union AFGE Local 948. 

    Carol A. Bates - Jubilada de OSHA, líder sindical 
    Carol se jubiló después de más de 37 años en OSHA federal y fue dirigente de su sindicato AFGE Local 948. 

  • Suffolk University Law School

    David Yamada is a Professor of Law and Director of the New Workplace Institute at Suffolk University Law School in Boston. He is an internationally recognized authority on the legal, policy, and organizational implications of workplace bullying. His model anti-bullying legislation (named the “Healthy Workplace Bill”) has become the template for legal reform in this area. David has been frequently interviewed on a variety of workplace topics, including by the Boston Globe, Washington Post, New York Times, WBUR, and WGBH. 

  • President, AFSCME Local 1526

    Elissa embodies all the qualities of a skilled labor leader. She has held various offices on the Executive Board of AFSCME Local 1526 and for the last 14 years has worked tirelessly to educate their members.  As President, Elissa endeavors to keep members safe while working  under less than ideal conditions.They deal with a vast assortment of unsafe conditions and her work in this area is critical because most municipal workers are unaware that “work safe” rules apply to them.

  • Youth on Board (YOB), Teens Lead at Work (TL@W) Alumna

    A Dorchester native, Jessica has been involved with MassCOSH since 2011 while she was a sophomore at O'Bryant High School. She currently works as a Special Project Coordinator with Youth on Board 

    Jessica Tavares - Jóvenes a Bordo (YOB), ex alumna de Lideres Jóvenes en el Trabajo (TL@W) 
    Nativa de Dorchester, Jessica ha estado involucrada con MassCOSH desde 2011, cuando era una estudiante de segundo año en la Escuela Secundaria O'Bryant. Actualmente trabaja como coordinadora de proyectos especiales con Jóvenes a Bordo (YOB) 

  • Retired Regional Solicitor, Department of Labor

    Michael Felsen joined Justice at Work as an Access to Justice Fellow in 2018, following a 39-year career as an attorney with the Solicitor's Office of the U.S.

  • FairWorks, PC, Labor Attorney

    Rachel is an associate attorney at Fair Work, P.C., where she represents workers in class actions as well as in individual cases of wage theft, discrimination, and retaliation. Prior to joining Fair Work, Rachel worked at Greater Boston Legal Services, where she represented primarily immigrant employees in the Employment Law Unit.  

  • Daughter of fallen worker

    Traci Teal – Daughter of fallen worker 
    Traci Teal’s father, Joseph, was tragically killed at work May 24, 2006. That day will forever be etched in her mind. It was a horrible time for her family, and the pain of his death still remains deep in their hearts. Her loss has led her to fight for every worker so they can safely return home from work every day. 
    Traci Teal - Hija de un trabajador fallecido