Advisory Board

The Center of Excellence is governed by an Advisory Board, members of which are appointed by the Massachusetts Trial Court. The Board reports to Chief Justice Carey and Court Administrator Harry Spence.  

Members of the Board include:

Carol Beck, Director
Criminal Trial Support Unit, Committee for Public Counsel Services

Michael Coelho, Deputy Commissioner
Massachusetts Probation Service

Hon. Kathleen Coffey, Director of Specialty Courts
Boston Municipal Court Department

Joseph Early, Jr, Esq., District Attorney
District Attorneys Association

Victoria Lewis, Deputy Director
Executive Office of the Trial Court, Judicial Institute

William D. Luzier, Executive Director
Interagency Council on Substance Abuse & Prevention

Mathew McKenna, Director
Communications & Intergovernmental Relations, Dept. of Veterans’ Services

Debra A. Pinals, M.D., Assistant Commissioner
Forensic Services, Dept. of Mental Health

Karen Pressman, Director
Planning & Development, Dept. of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services

Hon. Mary Hogan Sullivan, Director of Specialty Courts
District Court Dept.