Human Rights Commission

Our mission is to promote the civil and human rights of all people in Wakefield. Our goal is to reinforce positive relationships in the community and to create educational programs to foster a greater understanding and appreciation for diversity. Such educational activities help communities become more harmonious, respectful, and cohesive. Through working with other groups and agencies within our community, we will strive to eliminate prejudice and intolerance, promote mutual respect and human rights and accept individual differences.


Commission Members

Name Title
Richard Greif Chairperson, April 2020
Frankie Lawton Commission Member - April 2022
Jennifer Boettcher Commission Member, April 2021
Benny Wheat Commission Member - April 2020
Christine Canavan Commission Member - April 2021
Pina Masciarelli-Patel Commission Member, April 2021
Isabel Castro Commission Member, April 2021
Talat Aman Commission Member, Wakefield High School Rep
Maria Muti Secretary / Tresurer - April 2022
Officer Amy Rando Commission Member
Rabbi Greg Hersh Commission Member
Stephen P. Maio Ex Officio
Doug Lyons Ex Officio
Steven Skory Ex Officio