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Kate Donaghey 2019-12-03T17:22:18+00:00

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Kate DonagheySenior Vice President and Director of Government Relations
Kate Donaghey, a longtime senior legislative aide and government relations specialist, has joined Melwood Global as Senior Vice President and Director of Government Relations.

Donaghey comes to Melwood from the Massachusetts Teachers Association, where she was a Government Relations Specialist the last six years, helping lead some of the most impactful and important policy debates on public education in decades. Prior to that, she was a senior advisor to the Hunt Alternatives Fund led by former U.S. Ambassador Swanee Hunt and, for the previous seven years, she worked in leadership roles in the Massachusetts House of Representatives and Senate – for former Senators Richard T. Moore and Joan M. Menard as well as Representative Patricia A. Haddad.

A recent transplant to Winthrop with her husband, Kate grew up on the SouthCoast and earned her Bachelor of Arts in political science from The University of Massachusetts Amherst. She has been a leader with the University of Massachusetts Women Into Leadership (UWiL) program and with the John F. Kennedy Foundation’s New Frontier Network.

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11/23/20 Digest

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The Landscape The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education will meet Tuesday to discuss, among other topics, the CDC’s removal of guidance pushing for schools to reopen. Last week, Education Commissioner Jeff Riley announced more [...]

11/16/2020 Digest

November 16th, 2020|0 Comments

The Landscape On the heels of the House budget debate which resulted in, among other things, members of the House testing positive for COVID, the state Senate will meet in a formal session on Tuesday [...]

11/9/20 Digest

November 9th, 2020|0 Comments

The Landscape An unprecedented number of women will head to Beacon Hill in January for the start of the next legislative session. Sixty-two women, including 50 Representatives and 12 Senators, will in total make up [...]

11/2/20 Digest

November 3rd, 2020|0 Comments

The Landscape  It all ends tomorrow. But will we know how? There’s a good chance we won’t. Thankfully, here in Massachusetts, Election Day should be a bit more stable. All 200 Massachusetts legislative seats are [...]

Digest 10/26/20

October 26th, 2020|0 Comments

The Landscape With 8 days until the election is over, many elected officials are focusing on get-out-the-vote efforts in state and federal elections rather than outstanding legislative work on Beacon Hill. Across the country, early [...]

10/19/20 Digest

October 19th, 2020|0 Comments

The Landscape Frustration with the lack of action on Beacon Hill is growing. Since the end of July, advocates have called for action on racial justice, eviction moratorium and housing rights, and driver’s licenses for [...]