MBLA activities are developed and managed by its standing Committees, which include the Community Service Committee, the Programs and Professional Development Committee, the Student Support Committee, the Membership Development Committee, the Marketing and Technology Committee, the Judicial Appointment Committee, and the Finance Committee.
Community Service Committee
This committee encourages the involvement of the membership in volunteer legal services and community service activities.
Chair: Stesha Emmanuel
Members: Chanise Anderson, Nicole Bluefort, Ryan Cooper, Shaneka Davis, Janettee Ekanem, Aida Fitzgerald, Vanessa O’Connor, Sheriece M. Perry, Mychii Snape, and Caroline Zulu.
Programs and Professional Development Committee
This committee is responsible for planning and executing all programs geared to enhance the retention and advancement of attorneys of color in Massachusetts.
Co-Chairs: Scott Mays and Jermaine Kidd
Members: Shahria Boston, Tavares Brewington, Trevor Rozier-Byrd, D’Andre Fernandez, and Charles Koech.
Student Support Committee
This committee oversees the mentorship program and provides support to area law school students.
Chairs: Vanessa O’Connor
Members: Eron Hackshaw, Michael Kippins, Cassie Ramos, Clarence Richardson, Courtney Scrubbs, and Raquel Webster.
Membership Development Committee
This committee is responsible for the development of the organization’s membership.
Chair: Danielle Pelot
Members: Eron Hackshaw, William Trach, and Courtney Scrubbs.
Marketing and Technology Committee
This committee oversees the maintenance of the MBLA website and dissemination of information regarding MBLA activities.
Chair: Eron Hackshaw
Members: Vanessa Ebode-Messi
Judicial Appointment Committee
This committee helps identify and encourage lawyers to apply for judicial vacancies.
Chair: William Trach
Members: Doreen Rachal, Angela Gomes and Mychii Snape.
This committee ensures compliance with applicable state and federal laws and maintains the organization’s tax-exempt status.
Chair: Courtney Scrubbs
Members: Angela Gomes, Stephen Hall, Doreen Rachal, Scott Mays and Jermaine Kidd