Advisory Council

G.L. c. 112, § 263 creates a 12-member advisory council to advise DPL on matters relating to the oversight of private occupational schools. The current members of the Advisory Council are:

Barbara Anthony, Undersecretary, Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation (Chair of the Advisory Council)

Thomas Meagher, Administrator of Private Occupational School Audits, Office of the State Auditor (designee of State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump)

Shelley Tinkham, Assistant Commissioner for Academic, P-16 and Veterans Policy Department of Higher Education (designee of Secretary of Education Matthew Malone)

Heather E. Rowe, Director, Department of Labor Standards (designee of Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Joanne F. Goldstein)

Sheryl DeWalt, President, DeWalt Institute, LLC

Charles D. Lane III, Campus Director, New England Tractor Trailer Training School (designee of Massachusetts Association of Private Career Schools)

Kevin Fudge, Education/Financial Aid Advisor, American Student Assistance

Barbara Lagergren, President, Gould Construction Institute

Marianne Mastrangelo, Director of Health Care Training, American Red Cross of Massachusetts Bay

Michelle McCarthy, Executive Director, Lincoln Technical Institute

Toby Merrill, Director, Project on Predatory Student Lending, Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School

Margaret Miley, Executive Director, The Midas Collaborative

The Advisory Council meets periodically at DPL's Boston Office, located at 1000 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02118. Please check the "News and Updates" section of DPL's Office of Private Occupational School Education webpage for information on upcoming meetings.

For detailed directions to 1000 Washington Street and information on parking, please use the "Agency Office Locator" tool available on DPL's homepage, www.mass.gov/dpl. Meeting attendees are advised that they must check in with security in the first floor lobby before proceeding to the meeting.