ABLE's Distinctive Leadership

Board of Directors

For its board of directors, Operation ABLE draws on the expertise of accomplished corporate and civic leaders from greater Boston. Our many successes is a testament to our shared commitment to the mission.


Lydia Greene

Lydia Greene

Former Senior Vice-President & Chief Human Resources Officer Tufts Health Plan

Lydia Greene is responsible for human resources, including compensation and benefits, diversity initiatives, wellness, talent acquisition and organizational development at Tufts Health Plan where she also oversees internal communications, corporate reputation management, brand communications, media relations, external communications and real estate.

Previously she was vice president of human resources and diversity at the Plan, and prior to that she held senior level human resources management positions with Progress Software, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Hampshire, Lockheed Sanders and Emerson Hospital. She also ran her own human resources consulting practice. Ms. Greene received her B.S. degree in management from the University of Massachusetts.

Board Officers

Vice Chair

Steve Taranto

Human Resources Consultant


Guale Valdez

Mattapan Community Health Center, Chief Executive Officer


Carmine M. Guarino

Brookline Bank, Senior Vice President-Retail Banking


John Bray

Cambridge Savings Bank; Human Resources Business Partner

Martha Dean

Eastern Bank, Senior Vice President & Operational Risk Management Director

Michael Festa

AARP MA, State Director MA

Fred Foulkes

Boston University - Questrom School of Business, Professor of Organizational Behavior Director, Human Resources Policy Institute

Aaron Green

Owner, PSG Global Solutions

Jeanine Hamilton

Hire Partnership, President

Leslie Joannides-Burgos

Brookline Bank, Executive Vice President Division Executive

Maura D. McLaughlin, Esq.

Morgan, Brown & Joy, LLP, Partner

Antoine Junior Melay

Windwalker Group, Vice President of Client Relations for Workforce Development Training

Douglas Orciani

Fidelity TalentSource, Executive Vice President/GM

Janet Prensky

Aigner/Prensky Marketing Group, Senior Vice President/Partner

Winston Richie, Jr.

John Hancock, Retired

Luis Rivera

CFO, Fenway Health

Jeff Smagula

Counsel, Verrill Dana LLP

Jodi Wallach

Vice President-Talent Experience, DentaQuest

President and CEO

Marian Walsh