Board of Directors

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of 12 directors. Secretary Bethany Card, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, serves as Chair, and MassCEC CEO Jennifer Daloisio implements Board policies. The MassCEC Board of Directors also includes audit, compensation, investment, and workforce subcommittees.

Next Meeting: November 15, 2022

Past Meetings: Agendas and Minutes

Secretary Bethany Card, Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs

Secretary Bethany Card oversees the Commonwealth's six environmental, natural resource and energy regulatory agencies.

In 2021, Beth Card joined the Baker-Polito Administration as Undersecretary of Environmental Policy and Climate Resilience in the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. As Undersecretary, Card serves as chief environmental advisor to the Secretary and directs efforts that, in coordination with elected officials and external stakeholders, protect, preserve, and enhance the Commonwealth’s environmental resources while ensuring a clean energy future for the state’s residents. A key focus of this work has been development of approaches to invest in environmental infrastructure under the American Rescue Plan Act and implementation of the Administration’s comprehensive climate change law. During her tenure, the Administration successfully established an approach to investing in the Commonwealth’s water and sewer infrastructure, environmental infrastructure and state parks. Further she and her team have worked on successfully permitting two offshore wind projects in a way that balances the need for renewable energy projects with careful mitigation of fishing industry impacts.   Beth has also played a key role in advising on implementation of the environmental justice initiatives in the Commonwealth.

Beth has more than twenty-five years of service in state agencies and quasi-governmental organizations where she has been a leader on environmental policy development and implementation of regulatory programs. Prior to joining the Baker-Polito Administration, Beth served as the Director of Environmental and Regulatory Affairs for the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA). During her time at MWRA, Card developed and oversaw the implementation of environmental policies on behalf of the Authority that provides water and sewer services to 3.1 million people and more than 5,500 large industrial users in 61 metropolitan Boston communities. Before joining MWRA, Beth worked at the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) for over six years as both Deputy Commissioner for Policy and Planning and Assistant Commissioner, Bureau of Water Resources. Her portfolio as MassDEP included programs that manage water and air resources as well as waste management. She was instrumental in work related to implementation of the global warming solutions act, the lead in schools initiative, wastewater planning on Cape Cod, and revising water management act requirements.

Card received a B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Environmental Conservation and Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire and a J.D. from the Massachusetts School of Law.

Ms. Card lives in Newburyport, Massachusetts with her husband and young son.

Martin E. Aikens, Business Agent, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 103

Aikens joined the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 103, as an apprentice in 1971 and became a journeyman electrician in 1975.  He served as officer on the Examining Board from 1980 to 1985, and was elected to serve as an officer on the Executive Board in 1985. He served as Vice President of Local 103 I.B.E.W. for 13 years, and has served as a Local 103 Business Agent since 1999. As a Local 103 Business Agent Aikens oversees electrical construction projects that contain renewable energy installations in the cities and towns in Local 103’s area.  Aikens coordinated the installation of the Photovoltaic Panels at Local 103’s Training Center in 2002, and in 2003 he implemented a Solar Energy Training Program with the Joint Apprentice and Training Center for our apprentices and journeyman. Aikens currently serves as Chairman of the Quincy Zoning Board of Appeals. He previously served on the the CERC Committee, Mayor Menino’s Green Building Task Force to change Article 80, the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, and the Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust.

Secretary Mike Kennealy, Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development

As Secretary of Housing and Economic Development, Mike Kennealy is responsible for advancing the Baker-Polito Administration’s agenda to create economic opportunity for residents, collaborative leadership in communities, an environment that supports job creation and business growth, and new housing for residents through targeted investments. In early 2015, Kennealy joined the Administration as Assistant Secretary for Business Growth. As Assistant Secretary, Kennealy played an integral role in advancing the administration’s strategy for job creation and business development across the entire Commonwealth and provided leadership in key sectors, including serving as co-chair of the board of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center. Kennealy combines a successful track record in the private sector with a strong commitment to the public good. He began his career in private equity at TA Associates, a Boston-based firm. In 1997, he joined Spectrum Equity, a private equity firm founded in 1994 with offices in Boston and San Francisco. During his more than 15 years at Spectrum, he helped grow the firm to become an established market leader with nearly $5 billion in assets under management and investments in over 100 high-growth internet, software and information services companies. After his career in private equity, Kennealy spent two years as Special Advisor to the Receiver at Lawrence Public Schools, where he worked with the state-appointed superintendent/receiver on strategic and financial initiatives to support the school district’s turnaround plan. Kennealy received a A.B. in Government from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

President John B. Cook, Springfield Technical Community College

The sixth president of Springfield Technical Community College (STCC), Dr. John B. Cook was appointed in 2016.  As Chief Executive Officer, he manages an annual operating budget of $50 million, stewards a campus with one million square feet of infrastructure, oversees the efforts of 800 employees, and champions transformative experiences for the approximately 9,000 students enrolled in degree, certificate, and workforce training programs each year.

Dr. Cook holds a B.S. from St. Lawrence University in Psychology and Anthropology, a Master's degree in Community/Social Psychology from UMass Lowell, and a Ph.D. in Education (Curriculum/Instruction) from the University of New Hampshire.  Active in the community, Dr. Cook serves on numerous boards including the Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center.

President Aisha Francis, Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology

Dr. Aisha Francis was named as Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology’s (BFIT) 13th President in 2021, making her the first female president in the college’s more than 100 year history after most recently serving as BFIT’s Chief Executive Officer. During her time as CEO, BFIT successfully navigated the transition to hybrid education, and led a seasoned staff firmly committed to the continued evolution of technical education in identifying and investing in new academic programs to provide additional training opportunities in high-demand fields.  In her role as President, Dr. Francis will continue to focus on the development of a state-of-the art new campus in Boston’s Nubian Square, creating a visual presence for the College as an important asset in a vibrant community. Dr. Francis graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Fisk University and earned her Ph.D in English Literature from Vanderbilt University. Dr. Francis is civically active as a Trustee of WBUR, a member of the Boston Employment Commission, a member of the Advisory Board for the William Monroe Trotter Institute for the Study of Black Culture and a Judge for the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation’s Profile in Courage Essay Contest.

Tom Galvin, Director, RESHydro

A 35-year environmental and energy industry veteran, Thomas Galvin serves as a corporate director for two Scotland-based energy technology companies, ResHydro (a hydrokinetic technology company) and Marine Fuel Conversions (a combustion system technology company focused on the use of biogas and biofuels for vessels operating in the Baltic Sea, The Mediterranean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean). Mr. Galvin co-founded Boston-based energy management provider SourceOne. SourceOne’s market leading position and high-margin recurring revenue streams enabled the company to successfully capitalize its substantial growth ultimately leading to Veolia Energy acquiring SourceOne. Mr. Galvin’s entry into the deregulated electricity market began as the director of retail services in the eastern U.S. for PacifiCorp Power Marketing, an investor-owned utility based in Portland, Ore. Mr. Galvin directed competitive market initiatives focused at de-regulating electric commodity opportunities in Pennsylvania, New York and Massachusetts. Mr. Galvin’s co-founded an environmental consulting practice, Hygienetics.  Hygienetics grew from a startup to a commercial success employing 300 professionals and operating seven offices in the U.S. and one in Germany. In the Hygienetics’s first year of eligibility, INC named it a Top 500 business. Mr. Galvin spent the early years of his career as a public servant. He served for seven years as the director of environmental management and energy planning at the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport). At Massport, Mr. Galvin was responsible for environmental compliance of capital development and operational initiatives. He managed all federal, state and municipal environmental agency relationships, communication and project permitting processes. At the time, Massport-wide environmental licensing and permitting comprised over $5 billion in capital development projects. Mr. Galvin also served as an environmental planner at the executive office of environmental affairs, administering area wide water planning studies mandated by the Clean Water Act. Galvin earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from St. Anselm College and a master’s degree in environmental engineering from the University of Massachusetts – Lowell.

Bob Haber, Chief Investment Officer, Proficio Capital Partners

Bob Haber is a founder, partner, and Chief Investment Officer of Proficio Capital Partners. Bob was most recently the CEO and CFO of Haber Trilix Advisors. Previously, he was the Chief Investment Officer for Fidelity Investments Canada (12 year tenure) and Head of Equities for Pyramis Global Advisors, the institutional arm of Fidelity Investments. Bob was also portfolio manager of both the Fidelity Canadian Disciplined Equity Fund and the Fidelity Canadian Balanced Fund since their inception in 1998, until March 2009. These funds each earned a prestigious Lipper Fund Award as the top-performing fund of the decade in each of their respective Lipper categories. Before joining Fidelity, Bob was a management consultant at McKinsey, and a chemical and engineering analyst for Exxon Corporation. Bob holds a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School, a Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science in Chemical Engineering from Tufts University, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. Bob is currently an owner of the NBA Boston Celtics and member of its Board of Directors.

Commissioner Patrick Woodcock, Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources

Patrick Woodcock has served as Interim Commissioner of DOER since December 2019. He joined EEA in 2017 and most recently served as the Undersecretary of Energy, overseeing the Department of Energy Resources and the Department of Public Utilities, chairing the Energy Facilities Siting Board, and serving on the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center’s Investment Committee. Prior to his time in the administration, Woodcock was Director of the Maine State Energy Office from 2013 through 2016 and worked for United States Senator Olympia Snowe in her Washington, D.C. office. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Government from Bowdoin College.

Secretary Michael J. Heffernan, Massachusetts Executive Office for Administration and Finance

Michael J. Heffernan joined Governor Charlie Baker's cabinet as Secretary of the Executive Office for Administration and Finance in August 2017.  In his role, Secretary Heffernan is in charge of formulating the governor’s budget plan, providing guidance on the economy, and implementing the state government’s $40 billion operating and $2 billion capital budgets. Secretary Heffernan also manages numerous state administrative agencies including the Department of Revenue, the Human Resources Division, the Group Insurance Commission, the Operational Services Division, and the Department of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance. Mike previously served as Commissioner of the Department of Revenue for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts where he was responsible for administrating tax, revenue collection, child support, and municipal finance laws. He holds an MBA in finance from New York University, an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Georgetown University where he sits on the Georgetown College Board of Advisors and chairs the Georgetown Library Board.

President Marty Meehan, The University of Massachusetts

Marty Meehan, the 27th president of the University of Massachusetts, is the first undergraduate alumnus to lead the system.  He was named to the presidency after eight successful years as chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Lowell, where he propelled that institution forward by every important measure of higher education. During his tenure, UMass Lowell achieved record growth in enrollment, student retention and funding for research and scholarships. The campus underwent a stunning physical transformation with new academic buildings and residence halls, upgraded academic and research facilities, and enhanced student activity spaces.Meehan represented the 5th Congressional District of Massachusetts in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1993 to 2007, where he served on the House Armed Services and Judiciary committees. Widely respected as a reformer, he established a national reputation for his legislative leadership in transforming campaign finance laws and protecting the public from the health risks of tobacco use. Previously, he served as Massachusetts deputy secretary of state for securities and corporations and he was the first assistant district attorney of Middlesex County.

Meehan graduated cum laude from UMass Lowell in 1978 with a degree in education and political science. He earned a master’s degree in public administration from Suffolk University in 1981 and a juris doctor from Suffolk University Law School in 1986. He holds honorary degrees from Suffolk University, Green Mountain College in Vermont and Shenkar College of Engineering & Design in Israel.

Terry Moran, Executive Director, Massachusetts Workforce Alliance

Terry Moran is the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Workforce Alliance. He has served as the Executive Director of the Massachusetts YouthBuild Coalition since 2011, overseeing the work of the eleven YouthBuild programs in the Commonwealth. Moran began his professional career as a public-school teacher and administrator, before moving on to a career in the field of commercial and residential construction as a union carpenter and general contractor.  Feeling the need to get back to work with young people, Terry discovered YouthBuild in 1994 as the first Director of YouthBuild New Bedford which combined the skills learned from his previous careers.  During that time, he co-founded the Massachusetts YouthBuild Coalition and became a Board member of the Massachusetts Workforce Alliance, serving as the President and Treasurer of that organization.  He moved on to work at the national level as the Director of State Policy Development at YouthBuild USA, until seeing a need to expand YouthBuild in Massachusetts.  He both developed and directed a new YouthBuild program in Fall River.  In 2010, Terry was named the National Director of the Year by YouthBuild USA.    He has also worked extensively for non-profit organizations, providing training and grant writing services. 

Secretary Rosalin Acosta, Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development

Rosalin Acosta is the newly appointed Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development. She is a widely respected financial and banking service professional with over thirty years of experience in Greater Boston financial institutions, most recently as Senior Vice President and Managing Director for Enterprise Wealth Management at Enterprise Bank in Lowell, where she oversaw the operations of the bank’s Wealth Management and Brokerage divisions since 2013. Secretary Acosta has also worked in senior executive roles at TD Bank and Sovereign Bank (now Santander). She serves in many community and civic capacities, including as a Board Member of The Boston Foundation, a Board Overseer at Boston Children’s Hospital since 2009, where she was a founding member of Milagros Para Ninos, and a 14-year Member of the Boston Chapter of the Association of Latino Professionals For America (ALPFA). Acosta was a Director and Planning Member of the Merrimack Valley Workforce Investment Board and was appointed a Northern Essex Community College Trustee by Governor Baker in 2016. Secretary Acosta has been named one of Boston’s Most Influential Women by the Women of Harvard Club in 2014, where she serves on the Leadership Committee, and El Planeta’s Top 100 Most Influential Hispanics in Massachusetts for three consecutive years. Born in Cuba, she earned a Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University in Connecticut where she was a member of the Women’s Varsity Ice Hockey Team. She is the proud mother of five children and an avid traveler, runner and cyclist.