MassCOSH Staff

  • Chief of Strategy and Engagement (since Oct 2022)

    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.

  • 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. 

  • Worker Center Director

    milagros.barreto@masscosh.org          (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

    rick.rabin@masscosh.org               (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

    brenda.q@masscosh.org            (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.