Directors and Committees

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

South Shore Workforce Development Board of Directors


Donald Uvanitte, Senior Vice President and Board Chair
Eastern Insurance


Peter Tsaffaras, President and Board Vice Chair
Quincy College


Brilene Flaherty, Financial Specialist and Board Treasurer
Stoddard Financial, LLC


William Brennan, Principal
The Stratagem Group, LLC


Tim Cahill, President
Quincy Chamber of Commerce


Kun Chang, Program Director
Greater Boston Chinese Golden Age Center


Laurie Fadden, Employee Development Manager
Sullivan Tire


Peter Forman, President & CEO
South Shore Chamber of Commerce


John Graves, CFO
Symmons Industries, Inc.


John Iredale, Principal
The Karsten Company


David Manning, Area Director
Division of Career Services


Kevin O’Reilly, Executive Director
Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce


Kevin Parham, Director
South Shore Career Centers


Julie Proud-Ray, Area Director
Mass Rehabilitation Commission


Beth Ann Strollo, Executive Director
Quincy Community Action Programs, Inc.


Charles Wall, President
Massasoit Community College



The SSWDB has various committees designed to support the work of the staff and volunteers of the organization, and the South Shore Career Centers operations.

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

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 SSWDB 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.