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The Board of Education Advisory Councils

The Life Management Skills Advisory Council

This council advises the Commissioner and the Board of Education on matters pertinent to Life Management Skills and Family and Consumer Sciences Education in the Commonwealth. With public and professional input, the Council:

  • assesses statewide trends and needs
  • seeks public and professional input
  • analyzes information regarding Life Management Skills and Family and Consumer Sciences Education
  • advises and makes recommendations regarding legislation, regulations and program guidelines
  • provides other programmatic recommendations, as it deems necessary, to fulfill the goals established by the Board of Education.

Council members represent an array of professional competencies, areas of expertise and experience.

FY2007 Council Statement

The Life Management Advisory Council will continue its efforts to develop responsible individuals who are independent learners and productive members of society, who can function alone, within a family, and as contributing members of the community.

Meeting Schedule

DateTimeLocation
June 15, 201209:30 AM – 12:00 PMWorcester Public Library
May 23, 201210:30 AM – 01:30 PMAuburn Public Library
April 19, 201209:30 AM – 12:00 PMMcDonald's Mass Turnpike Framingham West
December 20, 201103:00 PM – 05:00 PMFramingham State University, Framingham
November 21, 201103:00 PM – 05:00 PMFramingham State University, Framingham
June 21, 201103:00 PM – 05:00 PMMass Farm Bureau, Marlborough
June 2, 201110:00 AM – 02:00 PMMcDonalds Conference Room, Framingham MassPike Westbound
April 26, 201103:30 PM – 05:30 PMMcDonalds Conference Room, Framingham MassPike Westbound
March 1, 201103:00 PM – 05:00 PMAuburn Public Library, Auburn
November 23, 201003:00 PM – 05:00 PMAuburn Public Library, Auburn

Council Chair

Richard Andrea Culinary Arts Education Blue Hill Regional Technical School, Canton

FY2011-2012 Council Members

MembersTitleInstitution
Shirley ChaoDirector of NutritionMassachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs, Boston
Jennifer Davis CareyExecutive DirectorWorcester Education Collaborative
Maureen Harty-VaccaChair, School CommitteeNorth Reading
Linda Hunchak RohrNutritionistKingston
Carol LewisManager, Consumer Regulations SpecialistFederal Reserve Bank, Boston
John MagnarelliRegional DirectorUS Department of Agriculture, Boston
Cindy RicePresidentEastern Food Safety, Braintree
Gloria Santa AnnaProject Director,Labor/Management Workplace Education ProgramUniversity of Massachusetts, Amherst
Janet SchwartzChair, Department of Consumer SciencesFramingham State University,Framingham

Contact Information

Rita Brennan Olson
Office of Nutrition, Health and Safety, Mass. Dept of Elementary and Secondary Education
781.338.6481
rbrennanolson@doe.mass.edu



Last Updated: June 11, 2012
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