MassCOSH Staff

  • Director of Policy & Programs

    al.vega@masscosh.org          (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

    ana.rodriguez@masscosh.org          (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.

  • Labor-Community Training Coordinator & Organizer

    Jazmin@masscosh.org          (857) 301-7732

    Jazmin Morinigo serves as MassCOSH's Labor-Community Training Coordinator and Organizer. Jazmin brings ample experience engaging with workers and advocating for their rights through Oxfam America’s campaign for improving workers' rights in poultry processing plants and Northeastern University’s dining hall workers’ contract campaign fight. 

  • Membership & Communications Director

    jeff.newton@masscosh.org          (857) 301-7730
    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.

  • Executive Director

    jodi@masscosh.org                    (857) 301-7726
    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. 

  • Youth Programs Director

    joe.tache@masscosh.org          (857) 301-7747
    Joe Tache joined MassCOSH in January 2021 as its Youth Programs Director. Joe brings several years of youth education and counseling experience to the role, including a background in anti-racist, labor, and housing justice community organizing. As Youth Programs Director, Joe supports, guides, and coaches a team of youth peer leaders in the Teens Lead @ Work (TL@W) program. TL@W's youth staff lead worker safety, sexual harassment, and violence prevention education and organizing efforts.

  • 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.

  • Worker Center Director

    milagros.barreto@masscosh.org          (857) 301-7768

    Milagros Barreto came to MassCOSH in 2013 as an Operation Associate Assistance in the office and also as a Worker Center Hot Line Coordinator.  Previous to MassCOSH Milagros has a strong background in Human Resources and because of the involvement on the Worker Center program she developed and interest in helping low wage immigrants workers. Milagros has a thirst for social justice which took her to become the Worker Center Organizer since the beginning of 2015, she became immediately active in developing worker's campaign to ensure the protection of immigrant workers.

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