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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Digital Vault

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Digital Vault

Since July 2021, the Massachusetts Bankers Association worked along side bank leaders and leaders of DEI to create a 4-year strategic plan to dedicate ourselves to leading the banking industry on the path of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We invite everyone to read our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Plan below. 

We are working to keeping you up-to-date on the latest news, strategies, and any information that will be useful for you. Visit this page to see current updates on our initiatives.

MBA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Vision Statement

The Massachusetts Bankers Association promotes a more diverse, equitable and inclusive banking industry that celebrates the power of our differences, champions broad access to financial services, and advocates for practices that achieve greater equity and inclusion for all. Our resources will help our members expand their collective impact on the communities, colleagues, and clients that they serve.

MBA's DEI Council Members

Our Governance on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion brings alive our DEI Strategic Plan and put forth new ideas and initiatives to support the industry

Darryl Fess, President & CEO, Brookline Bank
Ive Gonzales, Vice President, Human Resources, Eastern Bank

Peter Brown
, President & CEO, Dedham Savings

Council Members:
Emilie Bajorek, SVP of Communications, Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank
Susan Brown, SVP, Administration, Lee Bank
Kara Clark, SVP, Chief Financial Officer, Winchester Co-operative Bank
Suzanne Dupre, SVP, Chief Human Resources & Diversity Officer
Martie Dwyer, SVP, Citizens Commercial Banking, Citizens Bank
Dan Moriarty, President & CEO, Monson Savings Bank
Lisseth Flores, SVP, Human Resources, North Shore Bank
Sheila King-Goodwin, SVP, Chief Community Banking Officer, Fidelity Bank
Thomas Golden, VP, CRA Officer, Rockland Trust
Jamar Green, Senior Vice President Compliance, CRA Officer & Fair Lending, Coastal Heritage Bank
Lee Ann Hesse, SVP, Chief Engagement Officer, The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod
Victoria Kane, Chief Human Resource Officer, Dedham Bank

Beth McNeff, VP, Director of Human Resources, Newburyport Bank
Lori Meads, President & CEO, Seamen's Bank
Helena Moronta, FVP, Diversity Equity & Inclusion Officer, BayCoast Bank
John F. (Jack) Murphy, President & CEO, BankNewport
Mary Penkala, Chief Human Resouce Officer,  Dean Bank

Rebecca Regnet, Chief Talent Officer, Newburyport Bank
Michele Roberts, EVP, Chief Marketing & CRO, Bristol County Savings Bank
Beverly Somerville, VP, CRA Officer, Dedham Savings
Caitlin Williams, Deposit Operations Officer, Main Street Bank

MBA's DEI Strategic Plan

We are pleased to share with you our Strategic Plan that will serve as a roadmap of our work towards diversity, equity, and inclusion in our industry.