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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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4/8/20 COVID-19 Update

April 8th, 2020|0 Comments

State health providers will receive an additional $800 million beginning in July. Grocery stores are reducing their occupancy and hours beginning today. Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley pushes for release of racial and ethnic data on COVID-19 [...]

4/7/20 COVID-19 Update

April 7th, 2020|0 Comments

A statewide relief fund is available to residents negatively affected by COVID-19. Speaker Nancy Pelosi seeks $1 trillion for next COVID-19 relief bill. State budget leaders host virtual economic roundtable this morning. Small businesses struggle [...]

4/6/20 COVID-19 Update

April 6th, 2020|0 Comments

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh recommends a city-wide curfew beginning today. Top American health leaders tell Americans to brace for the toughest week yet. State education officials wait to decide on cancelling the rest of the [...]

4/3/20 COVID-19 Update

April 3rd, 2020|0 Comments

Here are today’s legislative takeaways: Homeowner and tenant protection bills are separately advancing through both branches of the Massachusetts legislature but have not made it to the governor’s desk yet. Bills moving the state tax [...]

4/2/20 COVID-19 Update

April 2nd, 2020|0 Comments

Talks have begun on what “Round Four” of Federal COVID-19 relief legislation could look like. Small businesses should apply quickly for relief. State revenues are among the growing list of economic losses of COVID-19, and [...]

4/1/20 COVID-19 Update

April 1st, 2020|0 Comments

Rabbit, Rabbit, it’s a socially distant rabbit. The stay-at-home order is extended until May 4th with all nonessential businesses to remain closed. While the Board of Elementary & Secondary Education empowered the Commissioner of Education [...]