The Children’s League of Massachusetts is running with a new team.  Recently hired Executive Director Tammy Mello, shown left, joined CLM after working for the Governor’s Council to Address Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence, where she served as Executive Director. Coming on board in December, Tammy wasted no time restructuring the organization and recruiting new staff, hiring a new Operations Manager and creating room for a Communications and Policy Support Specialist.

Imani Sweeney, shown center-left, joins CLM as the new Operations Manager.  A graduate of Northeastern University (2017) with a BS in Political Science and a minor in Philosophy, Imani comes to the Chilren’s League from the Massachusetts Land Court, where he worked in the Tax Lien section.  A City Year LA alumnus, he brings to CLM a background in both community engagement and government experience.

Veteran communications professional Vincent Rocchio, shown right, is CLM’s first Communications and Policy Support Specialist.  With a background in higher education and statewide political campaigns, Vincent brings expertise in strategic messaging and digital communications.  He will be building up the communications infrastructure of CLM to help make for more effective advocacy.

Sweeney and Rocchio join Kathryn Cohen, shown center-right, CLM’s longest serving staff member with ten months in the organization as Director of Public Policy.  Before coming to CLM, Kathryn was the Central American Regional Liaison for Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) a U.S. NGO focused on providing legal counsel to child immigrants from the Northern Triangle (Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala).

With new energy, fresh perspectives, and different backgrounds, the staff of the Children’s League of Massachusetts is committed to nothing less than making a difference in the lives of children throughout the Commonwealth.