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Meet Our Team

Cheryl is a former Executive Board Chair of EmergeMA, a political leadership training program. Cheryl sits on the Women's Pipeline for Change’s Oversight and Planning Board. She is an active member of the Order of the Eastern Star; a Prince Hall affiliated organization. She is a member of the Attorney General’s Advisory Council on Racial Justice and Equity. Most recently she was appointed to the Citizen’s Commission on Constitutional Amendment, as well as a board member of American Promise.

Before MassVOTE, Cheryl served as Campaign Manager and then Chief of Staff to State Representative Willie Mae Allen.  Born in New York, Cheryl grew up in Boston; and is a graduate of Lesley College, Cambridge, MA.

Marisol is an experienced strategist and grassroots organizer with over 20 years of community organizing, issue based and electoral campaigns. She has strong experience in electing Women to office including first-time candidates and women of color with a deep commitment to racial, social and economic justice.

Shahara is the part-time Coordinator for The Women’s Pipeline for Change (WPC) Initiative at MassVOTE. As WPC Coordinator, Shahara  oversees and implements trainings, policy engagement, and advancing strategies to promote awareness around opportunities for women of color in public leadership.

Shahara is a Boston native and has been a community advocate for the past 15 years. She has extensive experience working in community development and helping to advance social change for people of color. Outside of MassVOTE, Shahara is the Director of Substance Abuse Prevention and Special Initiatives at YouthBuild USA.  

Shahara Jaghoo’s holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management. She also is a board member of Projecto Mas Um Chance, PMUC of Brockton, MA, a member of the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts, and a member of the NAACP Brockton Chapter in Brockton, MA.

Bridgit Brown is a seasoned Communications Consultant at MassVOTE, where she brings a wealth of experience and expertise in the realms of public relations, political communications, and non-profit development. She is a dedicated advocate for enhancing public awareness about voter rights, electoral reform, and civic engagement.

Tanesha serves as MassVOTE's Administrative Assistant handling day-to-day tasks that ensure the smooth operation of the organization. 

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Texas State University in San Marcos, TX.



Executive Director




Policy and Organizing Director


Women's Pipeline for Leadership Coordinator






Communications Consultant




Administrative Assistant

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