Gabrieli brings to the board years of experience as a leader in education innovation, business and public service.
Following the success of GMIS, the healthcare software company he co-founded, Gabrieli joined Bessemer Venture Partners, where he has been active for the last 15 years. In 2000, he co-founded Massachusetts 2020, an educational nonprofit focused on expanding the economic and educational opportunities for children families across Massachusetts, and which is currently leading Massachusetts’ first-in-the-nation initiative to redesign and expand learning time at public schools. Gabrieli is also the founder and Chairman of Boston’s After-School for All Partnership, a $25 million collaboration of the City of Boston and twelve foundations, universities and corporations aimed at expanding and improving after-school opportunities for children.
Morton is a well known leader in Springfield, serving as President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Springfield. Before joining the YMCA, Morton was a history teacher at the High School of Commerce, where he participated in the development of curriculum for the Law and Government Program, chaired the School Centered Decision Making Team, and served as a member of the Accreditation Steering Committee.
An attorney with his own practice from 1993 to 1999, Morton has also served as the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Career Development Institute, Inc. and of the Hampden County Employment and Training Consortium, managing the agency?s multi-million dollar budget and overseeing a staff of 22.
Currently, an adjunct professor at Springfield College in the School of Human Services, Morton has also taught at Elms College, Western New England School of Law, and Northeastern University School of Law.
“I am honored to have been selected by the Governor to serve on the Springfield Finance Control Board (FCB),” Morton said. “The previous FCB did a great job of managing the city’s finances and implementing policies and procedures designed to maximize the efficient operation of city government. I look forward to continuing in that vain and to moving toward the day when the FCB will be obsolete – to the day when our city can return to self-governance. This is an enormous responsibility, and I will endeavor to always serve the best interests of our City and its residents.”
As Director of Local Affairs for the Patrick/Murray administration, Nunes runs the Division of Local Services within the Department of Local Revenue and serves as the main contact point between cities and towns and state government.
Nunes brings to the job 25 years of local and state government experience and was the longest serving mayor in Taunton?s history. As mayor, he managed the city out of two fiscal crises in 1992 and 2004 and built four new schools in 10 years without debt exclusion.
Nunes is also a past President of the Massachusetts Mayors Association and a former member of the Local Government Advisory Council.
“As a former mayor I have a keen understanding of the challenges cities sometimes face,” said Nunes. “I look forward to using my experience in local government to help reinvigorate Springfield and make it a model of success for other cities.”
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