Rick Green, Chairman of the Board
Rick graduated from Cornell University, College of Engineering and received his MBA from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. He is married with three children and lives in Pepperell, Massachusetts. He is an entrepreneur who started his own small business with his brother all while earning his MBA at the same time. After years of dedication, their business has grown to over $150 million in annual revenue, employs over 250 people, is eBay's largest auto parts sellers online and one of the country's largest online auto parts companies. Rick knows how to build a Massachusetts business from scratch and how to create jobs. Rick was unanimously reelected as Chairman for the fifth year in a row for 2016. You may follow Rick on Twitter @RickGreenMA.
Jim Rappaport, Finance Chairman
Jim is a real estate developer, entrepreneur, attorney, and political activist. He currently serves as Chairman of Specialty Hospitals of America, LLC and Chairman and CEO of New Boston Fund, Inc. After graduating from the Wharton School in 1977, Rappaport earned his law degree from Boston University School of Law. In 1985, Rappaport was elected Chairman of the Mass Taxpayers Committee, an organization that provided political education for fiscally responsible Massachusetts legislators. In 1990, Rappaport was the Republican nominee for U.S. Senator from Massachusetts. He was Chairman of the Massachusetts Republican Party and a member of the Republican National Committee from 1992 to 1997. In 2002, he ran for the Massachusetts Republican nomination for Lt. Governor. Rappaport is a past member of the Board of the Combined Jewish Philanthropies, the Jewish Vocational Service of Boston, as well as the Jewish Community Relations Council and the Social Planning and Allocations Committee of the Combined Jewish Philanthropies. Rappaport was a member of the Board of Trustees for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, as well as previously serving on the Board of Overseers for Children’s Hospital. Rappaport and his wife, Cecelia live in Boston. He has three children, James, Jessica, and Joshua and two grandchildren, Wylie and Lucy.
Paul Diego Craney, Executive Director
Paul graduated from Gordon College and is a first generation American, his mother immigrated to the United States from Mexico City. Paul is the Executive Director of Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance, where he is responsible for setting the policy and vision of the organization, ensuring it advances its mission in Massachusetts and at the Statehouse. He has been quoted in numerous media outlets including the Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Boston Business Journal, Taunton Daily Gazette, Fall River Herald, Worcester Telegram and Gazette, Lowell Sun, Eagle Tribune, Salem Daily News, Cape Cod Times, Sun Chronicle, Milford Daily News, Metro West Daily News, Springfield Republican, State House News, Associated Press, NECN, and WGBH. Prior to his role at Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance, he worked in politics in New Jersey and Washington, D.C. You may follow him on Twitter @PaulDiegoCraney.
Carl Copeland, Political Director
Carl spent 25 years in corporate management, working his way from junior assistant to partner, yet assisting others in the political process has always been one of his greatest pleasures. A lifelong resident of Massachusetts, Carl feels that the success achieved to date can be replicated and expanded throughout the Commonwealth. As the political director, he has assisted many that have considered a career in public service. Prior to his role with Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance, he was the chief of staff to Representative Kevin Kuros and Senator Ryan Fattman. Carl is married with three children and lives in Sutton.
Laurie Belsito, Legislative Director
Laurie currently works as the legislative director at Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance. As the legislative director, she closely follows relevant pieces of legislation that fall under the organization’s scope, as well as tracking votes and managing the online scorecard. Laurie also leads policy briefings for state lawmakers and their staff regarding top policy issues in the state. Prior to her role at Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance, she spent five years at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., working in the government relations department.
Jordanne Anderson, Finance Director
Jordanne is the Finance Director of the Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance. Prior to her role as Finance Director, Jordanne has a background working on various campaigns on the national, state, and local level. In March 2015, Jordanne’s efforts were recognized nationally when she was awarded the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) Pollie Award for Local Campaign Manager of the Year, an accolade she was proud to have earned in Massachusetts. In 2014, she was the campaign manager for a successful state senate campaign that defeated a longtime member of the senate. She is a resident of Quincy.
Thomas McCabe, Field Coordinator
Thomas is originally from Canada and is the Field Coordinator for the Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance. Thomas is a recent graduate of Westfield State University. Prior to his role as Field Coordinator, he worked as a field director for Patrick O'Connor's successful special election to the state senate. He has an extensive background in canvassing, working multiple campaigns, at different levels of state politics. He is a resident of South Yarmouth.
Jerry Lherisson, Research and Operations Associate
Jerry is the Research and Operations Associate at Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance. A Haitian native, Jerry lives in Randolph and recently graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University, where he worked for four years in the development office. Jerry manages the internship program, updates the legislative scorecard, manages social media and web content, and aides in local advocacy campaigns. Before joining the professional staff, Jerry interned with the organization.
Michele Moorlag, Intern
Michele Moorlag, a Dutch-American student, is an intern at Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance. She most recently has lived in Switzerland. She is currently in her senior year, studying Political Science and Peace and Conflict Resolution at Gordon College in the North Shore. Michele’s tasks at MFA include canvassing help, web building, and office assignments. Michele aspires to work within the field of International Relations, diplomacy, and/or law, working between conflicting parties and standing up for those who cannot do so themselves.
Upper (L to R): David Parker, Brad Williams (recently left the board), Mark Cohen, Rick Green, Mike Kane, Jim Curtis
Lower (L to R): Danielle Huntley, Wendy Wakeman, Cindy Terwilliger
Not Pictured: Brian Bialas, Dylan Korpita, Jim Rappaport
Directors & Officers
- Mark Cohen, Treasurer & Director
- Brian P. Bialas, Esq., Legal Counsel & Director
- Mike Kane, Clerk & Director
- Jim Curtis, Director
- Danielle Huntley, Director
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- Dylan Korpita, Director
- David Parker, Director
- Cindy Terwilliger, Director
- Wendy Wakeman, Director