Public Service Experience

I learned the importance of service at an early age from my mom, Vera DeRosa. Our living room was often full of Democratic activists she supported during the 1960s and 70s. As a young boy, I met union organizers, student activists, political candidates, and Freedom Riders. I’ve tried to honor their work and the values my mother taught me my whole life. Wherever my career has taken me, I’ve always believed that our obligation to serve begins with the people closest to us. That’s why I will be honored to represent the people I’ve lived side by side with for years in Holliston and our neighbors in Hopkinton, Millis, and Sherborn.

Community Service

You may have noticed by now that I love Holliston!  It’s been a great place to raise my sons, Anthony and Alessandro. Here are some of the ways I’ve served my community:

  • Holliston Finance Committee

  • Chair, Holliston Democratic Town Committee

  • Little League Baseball Coach

  • Performing Arts Parents

  • Holliston Day Volunteer

  • Town Administrator Search Committee

 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts and U.S. Government Positions

It has been my great honor to serve both the Commonwealth

of Massachusetts and the U.S. government in a variety of roles:

  • Special Assistant to the Secretary, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, with a focus on citizens’ rights, voting, and public records.

  • New England Director, Peace Corps

  • Northeast Regional Administrator, USDA Food and Nutrition

  • Volunteer Policy Advisor to President Joe Biden and Democratic Presidential Candidate Hilary Rodham Clinton

 

Nonprofit Sector & Higher Education

When I haven’t been working for the state or federal government, I have worked in the nonprofit sector serving communities locally, nationally, and internationally:

Employment

  • Director of Public Advocacy, Oxfam America

  • Adjunct Lecturer, Heller School, Brandeis University

  • CEO Foodshare/Anti-Hunger Activist Leader

  • Lifetime Learning Instructor for Seniors, Sherborn MA

 

Volunteer Positions

  • Former SEIU Union Member and Contract Negotiator, Local 285

  • Mass Farmers Markets, Board Member, Executive Committee on Policy

  • Miracle Of Help Sierra Leone, Africa, Board of Directors

  • Dante Alighieri Cultural Society, Board of Governors

  • Sons of Italy Scholarship Commission

  • Xaverian Brothers High School Alumni Association

  • Harvard-Radcliffe Alumni Association/Reunion Committee