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Maura Healey’s cabinet takes shape, more appointments to come


Newly sworn Gov. Maura Healey took office not long after making some final appointments to her Cabinet, some of whom will only serve on a temporary basis.

Matt Gorzkowicz

Healey’s first appointee selected to serve as Secretary of Administration and Finance. Gorzkowicz comes to the role from the administration and finance department of the University of Massachusetts system.

Patrick Tutwiler

A former high school teacher, principal, and superintendent, will serve as Education Secretary. Tutwiler is the first Black man to fill the role, according to Healey’s office.

Gina Fiandaca

The new Transportation Secretary after working as the assistant city manager in Austin, Texas. Fiandaca was once a Boston city Transportation Clerk and Director of the Office of the Parking Clerk.

Rebecca Tepper

Tapped as Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs, a pull from Healey’s previous job as the Attorney General: Tepper was Chief of the Energy and Environment Bureau in the AG’s office, and was Healey’s chief energy and environmental advisor.

Yvonne Hao

The next Economic Development Secretary. Hao, according to Healey’s team, has more than 25 years of experience as a business executive, and serves on the board of Beth Israel Lahey Health and as a Trustee Emeriti of her alma mater, Williams College, according to Healey’s team.

Jason Snyder

Previously Harvard University’s Chief Technology Officer, Snyder will serve as secretary of technology services and security. He served in a similar capacity under former Gov. Deval Patrick.

Melissa Hoffer

To be named as the first Cabinet-level climate chief, a role Healey will ask the legislature to approve this week, she said during her inaugural address. Hoffer was most recently the acting general counsel at the EPA during the early days of the Biden administration, but served as Healey’s Chief of the Environmental Protection Division beginning in 2012 and was named Chief of AG Healey’s newly formed Energy and Environment Bureau in 2015.

Mary Beckman

Currently chief of the Health Care and Fair Competition Bureau, will serve as Secretary of Health and Human Services on a temporary basis, Healey’s team announced Wednesday, while the search for a permanent secretary continues.

Kate Cook

Former First Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Massachusetts Attorney General under Healey, Cook will serve as Healey’s chief of staff.

Gabe Viator

The Chief Deputy Attorney General will now serve as senior advisor.


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