MassCOSH Staff

  • Chief of Strategy and Engagement (since Oct 2022)          (857) 301-7727
    For over 20 years, Al has worked primarily in the nonprofit social justice field with a focus on using worker safety and health to engage all workers to become more empowered in their workplaces and engaged citizens in their communities to advocate for good jobs and a better quality of life for all. He joined MassCOSH in 2009 in an administrative role and quickly got involved in many of MassCOSH’s core programs (Teens Lead @ Work & the Immigrant Worker Center) through health and safety trainings (indoor air quality, hazard & body mapping, worker rights, etc) and campaigns that directly impacted the most vulnerable workers from many cities around the state.

  • Administrative Associate          (857) 301-7783

    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.

  • Immigrant Worker Center Organizer

    Fran was born and raised in Santiago, Chile. She came to Boston in 2018 to pursue a Master’s at the Hult International Business School, where her studies focused on nonprofit management, communications and development.

    During her Master’s program, Fran volunteered at the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH), where she supported the Co-Executive Director by coordinating communications projects, conducting outreach and trainings in Spanish to immigrant workers.

  • Youth Programs Director

    Liam grew up in New York City and lived in Washington DC while attending Georgetown University. As a student, Liam dedicated his studies to learning about race, colonialism and empire, involved in movement organizing. His lived experience as an Afro-Panamanian has informed and motivated much of his social justice work. In 2020, Liam got heavily involved in racial justice and tenant organizing, supporting residents of color to fight against displacement and gentrification.

  • Worker Center Director          (857) 301-7768

    Milagros has spent over eight years supporting worker organizing campaigns and the formation of health and safety committees. With a rare blend of warmth and intellect, she has helped countless workers identify and fix hazards at the workplace and recover thousands of stolen wages. Milagros has a passion for teaching, which she learned as an organizer, and believes that everything begins with knowledge of one’s rights. She is fully bilingual (Spanish/English), and has a Bachelor’s in Business Management along with an OSHA 10 certification card. She is a big believer in women's leadership in the workplace: the main reason why she became a board member of the Women's Institute for Leadership Development. Milagros also represents MassCOSH on the board of the National Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health. 

  • Trainer & Technical Consultant               (857) 301-7776
    Richard Rabin has been a volunteer with MassCOSH for over 30 years. He directed the Occupational Lead Poisoning Registry at the Massachusetts Department of Labor for over 20 years.  He has published several articles on both child and adult lead poisoning.  He also initiated the first lawsuit against the lead paint industry. Rick is OSHA certified and has led OSHA 10 and RRP trainings in both Spanish and English for workers in a range of industries.

  • Worker Center Organizer            (617) 505-8940

    Brenda Quintana serves as the Worker Center Organizer, providing direct support and training to immigrant workers organizing to defend and advocate for their rights as workers. Brenda works closely with Worker Center Director Milagros Barreto to build leadership and participation among worker center members and engage other workers centers, unions, and community groups in the Greater Boston area.