Advisory Board

The Institute’s Community Advisory Board consists of individuals whose work and affiliated organizations in the Boston area reflect a diverse representation of ethnicity and areas of expertise. IRJ’s Community Advisory Board has been in existence for ten years and meets on a monthly basis with members of the Institute’s research team, providing advisory input on creating a research agenda that is relevant and useful to local communities.


Samuel Williams

Senior Program Director, Summer Search Boston

Maddrey Goode

Director, Mass Hire, Boston Career Center

CAB Members

Mia Alvardo

Executive Director, Roxbury Youthworks, Inc

Olinka Briceno

Student services Coordinator, Boston Public Schools

Josh Dohan

Director, Youth Advocacy Department

Lucinda Mills

Violence Prevention Specialist, Boston Public Schools

Ed Powell

Executive Director, Justice Resource Institute

Roxanne Longoria, MPH

Director of Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships, Mayor’s Office of Health & Human Services

Lanitta Cullinane

Sargent Detective, Boston Police Department – Homicide Unit

Jeffrey Richards

Attorney in Charge, Youth Advocacy Division

Marcella Raines

Director of Community Engagement, More than Words

Yves Singletary

Deputy Director, Bureau of Community Health & Prevention, Massachusetts Department of Public Health