12/22/20 Event Speakers
Some 2-3 sentences that ground who these people are and why they have decided to join forces for this important cause. Should we mention employers that are cooperating in these efforts here too?
Meet our Speakers and Panelists
Mayor Marty Walsh
City of Boston
A lifelong champion of working people and a proud product of the City of Boston, Martin J. Walsh is the City’s 54th mayor. Mayor Walsh’s vision is of a thriving, healthy, and innovative Boston — a City with equality and opportunity for all, where a revolutionary history inspires creative solutions to the challenges of the 21st century.
Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui
City of Cambridge
Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui is currently serving her second term on the Cambridge City Council, and first as Mayor of Cambridge. Mayor Siddiqui immigrated to the United States from Karachi, Pakistan at the age of two, along with her parents and twin brother. Throughout her time as a public servant, Mayor Siddiqui has advocated on behalf of the City’s most vulnerable, putting forth policies to improve the City’s workforce programs and reentry services, support small business owners and economic development, promote safe, clean and climate-resilient streets, parks and infrastructure, emphasize the need for mental health services, and make Cambridge a more equitable and civically engaged community.
Greater Boston Building Trades Unions
Brian Doherty is the General Agent of the Building and Construction Trades Council, an umbrella group of 20 local construction unions, representing 35,000 working families, in partnership with more than 3,300 union contractors across Greater Boston. The building trades unions advance social and economic justice by providing family-supporting wages, healthcare benefits and dignified retirement benefits to workers and their families in the construction industry. It is through collective bargaining and the Labor-Management partnership that workers achieve the highest levels of training, safety and economic security throughout their careers. The Council strives to create a more fair and just environment for all workers in the construction industry, and to work with other workers rights groups to advance the same high standards for all workers.
Dr. Joia Mukherjee
Partners In Health, and Brigham and Women's Hospital Developer
Dr. Mukherjee is associate professor of medicine in the Division of Global Health Equity, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and associate professor of global health and social medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Mukherjee’s scholarly work focuses on the provision of health as a human right and on the design, implementation, and evaluation of comprehensive health care in resource-poor settings. Since 2000, Dr. Mukherjee has served as the chief medical officer of Partners In Health, a nonprofit medical organization focused on reducing global health disparities by strengthening health systems through public sector support and community-based programs.
Dr. Claire Pierre
Harbor Health Services
Dr. Claire-Cecile Pierre joined Harbor Health Services as the Chief Medical Officer in March 2018. Claire was previously Chief of Quality and Medical Informatics at the South End Community Health Center in Boston. Claire also has extensive experience developing international health care systems, particularly in Haiti following multiple, devastating natural disasters.
Dr. Margaret Bourdeaux
Harvard Medical School of Epidemiology
Margaret Bourdeaux, MD, MPH, conducts research and field work focused on health systems and institutions in conflict affected states. She works closely with Harvard Medical School’s Global Public Policy and Social Change program and spearheads the Fragile Setting Health System working group. She has worked with the Office of the Secretary of Defense Policy to analyze the US Department of Defense’s global health projects and programs. She led a joint Harvard-NATO team of analysts to evaluate the impacts, challenges and opportunities international security forces have in protecting and rebuilding health systems in conflict affected states.
John Moriarty and Associates
Chris Brown is the Chief Executive Officer at John Moriarty and Associates. He is a project executive also taking leadership on staff training and education initiatives. Chris established the firm’s Virginia office and continues to oversee that operation. Chris graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in 1983.
Jeff Gouveia currently serves as the President and General Manager of the Northeast Region for Suffolk, one of the largest privately-held construction management firms in the country, with clients in the healthcare, science + technology, education, government, and commercial sectors. Having grown his career with Suffolk since 1995, he’s had the opportunity to spend time in every region where they do business, always supporting Suffolk’s “build smart” vision to deliver the best experience for clients and partners.
Maureen Kirkpatrick is the VP of Operations Manager at Turner Construction. She joined Turner in 1991 as an engineering clerk in the Cincinnati Special Projects Division. Kirkpatrick moved to the company’s Boston office in 1995 and served as assistant superintendent, superintendent, project manager, senior project manager, and project executive.