WHO WE ARE

ABOUT MBIC

The Massachusetts Business Immigration Coalition (MBIC) brings together business leaders from across the Commonwealth to be a voice for federal and state policies that ensure companies have the talent they need at all levels of training. MBIC advocates for policies that foster complete economic integration of foreign born talent and sustained prosperity for all. We are committed to the success of immigrants in our economy as workers, consumers, entrepreneurs, residents, consumers, investors, residents and citizens.

OUR TEAM

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Thomas N. O'Brien is the Founding Partner and Managing Director of The HYM Investment Group, LLC.  HYM is currently leading the development of over eighteen (18) million square feet of mixed-use development in Greater Boston. Prior to HYM, O'Brien served as a Managing Partner for JPI, a national developer and owner of multifamily communities, and as a Managing Director in Boston and New York for Tishman Speyer. O'Brien also led the Boston Redevelopment Authority as its Director and Chief of Staff, from 1994 to 2000.  O'Brien has served as Chairman of The Greater Boston Real Estate Board and serves on the Board of the Taubman Center for State and Local Government at Harvard University. In 2011, the Governor of Massachusetts appointed O’Brien to the Board of the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency.  In 2016, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh appointed O’Brien to the Board of Trustees of the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway Conservancy.  O’Brien is a graduate of Brown University, Suffolk University Law School and is a member of the Massachusetts Bar.

Co-Chair of the MBIC

Managing Director, The HYM Investment Group

Thomas N. O'Brien

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Eva A. Millona is Executive Director of the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA), the state’s largest organization representing the foreign born, and co-chair of the National Partnership for New Americans, the lead national organization focusing on immigrant integration. She joined MIRA in 1999 and served as Director of Policy and Advocacy and as Deputy Director before becoming Executive Director in 2008. Prior to MIRA, Ms. Millona directed the refugee resettlement program in Central Massachusetts. In her native Albania, she practiced civil and criminal law, serving on Tirana’s District Court from 1989 – 1992, when she was the nation’s youngest district judge ever appointed.

Ms. Millona is also the co-chair of the Massachusetts Governor’s Advisory Council for Refugees and Immigrants and serves on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. She serves on the Advisory Board for the Boston Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement and serves on the Attorney General’s Council for New Americans. 

Co-Chair of the MBIC

Executive Director, MIRA Coalition

Eva Millona

OUR MEMBERS

Melissa Alexis, Founder, Cultural Fabric

Bob Allard - Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Extension Engine

Zamawa Arenas - Founder & CEO, Flowetik

Jeff Bolton - CEO, Atlantic Capes Fisheries, Inc.

Evelyn Brito - Executive Producer, Keep it Simple Productions, LLC

Bing Broderick - Executive Director, Haley House

Scott Brody - CEO, Everwood Camp Partners

Eveline Buchatskiy - Managing Partner, One Way Ventures

Andrea Cabral - CEO, Ascend Massachusetts

Albion Calaj - Managing Partner, Hybrid Valley

Pravin Chaturvedi - Co-Founder & CEO at Oceanyx Pharmaceuticals

Elyse Cherry - CEO, Blue Hub Capital

JD Chesloff - Executive Director, Massachusetts Business Roundtable

Tom Clay - CEO, Xtalic

Ben Cooper - SVP, Klear Vu Home Textiles

Michael K. Durkin - President & CEO - United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley

Tom Dretler - Co-Founder and CEO, Shorelight Education

Semyon Dukach - Managing Partner, One Way Ventures

Herby Duverné - Founder and CEO, Windwalker Group

Phil Edmundson, CEO, Corvus Insurance

Scott Fitzgerald - Partner, Fragomen Worldwide

Seana Gaherin, Owner Dunn Gaherins Restaurant

Sarah Gallop - Chair, Kendall Square Association

Marshall Gilinsky, Shareholder (Partner), Anderson Kill PC

Meg Glazer - Vice-President, Glacon Contracting

Tali Golan - Director of Social Impact, TripAdvisor

Steve Grossman - President and CEO, Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC)

Jeff Goldman - Owner, Law Offices of Jeff Goldman

Alex Goldstein - CEO and Founder, 90 West

Tom Hopcroft - President & CEO, Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council

Ron Kermisch - Managing Director, Bain and Company

Afarin Ketabi - Principal, Catalyst Properties

Alex Ketabi - Principal, Catalyst Properties

Josiane Martinez - Founder and CEO, Archipelago Strategies Group, Inc.

John Maraganore - CEO, Alynylam Pharmaceuticals

George Matouk - CEO, John Matouk & Co.

Gregory O. Minott, AIA, LEED AP - Principal, DREAM Collaborative

Paul A. McCampbell - Vice-President, Senior HomeCare Solutions

Reinier Moquete - Founder and CEO, Advoqt Technology Group

Rachel Murray - COO, SGO (She Geeks Out)

Tim Murray - President and CEO - Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce

Katherine S. Newman - Interim Chancellor, University of Massachusetts, Boston

Thomas N. O'Brien - Managing Director, The HYM Investment Group, LLC

Michael O'Sullivan - President and CEO, Bristol County Chamber of Commerce

Larry O'Toole - CEO, Gentle Giant Moving Company

Colette Phillips - CEO and Founder, CPC Global & Get Konnected

Hector Piña - President/CEO , Tres Islas Restaurant Group (Doña Habana, Vejigantes, Merengue, Cilantro)

Nivia Piña - Co-Owner, Tres Islas Restaurant Group (Doña Habana, Vejigantes, Merengue, Cilantro)

Amy Pitter - CEO, Massachusetts Society of CPA's, Inc.

Greg Reibman - President, Newton-Needham Regional Chamber

Bob Rivers - CEO and Chairman, Eastern Bank

Jerry Rubin - President and CEO, Jewish Vocational Service

Scott Sargis  - Managing Director, IEC Partners

Mark Shirman - COO,  Congruity

Steve Stern - Owner/President, FirstLight HomeCare of West Suburban Boston

Christine Stewart - President, Stewart International Travel

Andrew Tarsy - Principal, Emblem Strategic

Michael Troiano - Partner, G20 Ventures

C.A. Webb - President, Kendall Square Association

Joseph A. White - President and CEO, Circle Health