MassCOSH Staff

  • Deputy Director

    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.

  • Membership & Communications Coordinator

    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.

  • Americorps Mass Promise Fellow

    jenny.fernandez@masscosh.org                 617-825-7233 ext 17
    Jenny Fernandez will be serving as the Americorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow for TL@W (Teens Lead at Work) program. 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.

  • Executive Director

    marcy.gelb@masscosh.org                    617-825-7233 ext 15
    Marcy Goldstein-Gelb, MassCOSH’s executive director since 1999, has almost two decades of experience in occupational safety and health education and public policy development.  Marcy has developed curricula and conducted training and train-the-trainer programs to over 2,000 workers, unions and supervisors.  She spearheaded numerous coalitions that achieved passage of critical occupational health policy improvements, including passage of a state law banning a highly flammable floor finisher, an executive order on state employee health and safety, and the Temporary Worker Right to Know law. 

  • 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.

  • Operations Associate & Worker Center Liason

    milagros.barreto@masscosh.org             617-825-7233 ext 10

    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.

    Currently in her role as a Worker Center Organizer she helped in the  recovering of  thousands of wages stolen from workers. In addition, Milagros help to design Workers Organizer's campaign, Health and Safety committees and Identify hazards at the workplace.   Milagros has a passion for teaching which she developed while working as an organizing, she teaches workers about their health and safety rights using her facilitation skills in training, she believes that everything begins with knowledge and by knowing your rights. Moreover, Milagros is bilingual (Spanish/English), and has a Bachelors in Business Management , OSHA 10 certification card. She is a big believer of women's leadership at workplace and that's the main reason why she became involve with WILD- Women's Institute Leadership Development as their Board Member. Milagros also represents MassCOSH at the National Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health ( NCOSH )as one of their Board Members. Milagros is also a member of United Steel Workers (USW Local 9358).

  • Worker Center Organizer

    mirna.montano@masscosh.org                   617-825-7233 ext 16
    Mirna has been at MassCOSH for over 5 years and first got involved with the organization as the office manager and hotline coordinator before ultimately becoming a worker center organizer. She previously worked helping immigrant communities and victims of slavery. She always had a passion for helping others, especially those who have been victims of an oppressive system . She also believes in helping working class families and has always expressed an interest in the labor movement.

  • Health and Safety Trainer

    patricia.strizak@masscosh.org                 617-825-7233 ext 20

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