Massachusetts Caucus of Women Legislators Board of Directors
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Senator Gobi was born and raised in Spencer and still lives there today. She attended David Prouty High School and studied at Worcester State College. She began work as a teacher at Leicester High School, while attending Massachusetts School of Law in pursuit of her Law Degree.
A member of the Spencer Democratic Town Committee since 1998, she was elected to serve as the State Representative for the 5th Worcester District. She was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives for 14 years, serving on multiple committees including the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture, of which she was co-Chair.
Anne was elected as State Senator in 2014 and has continued her work for the entire Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Middlesex district.
For the last several years Sen. Gobi has ridden in the Pan-Mass Challenge and regularly contributes to various charities and charitable organizations.
Elected to the House of Representatives in the fall of 2008, Carolyn Dykema represents the 8th Middlesex District of the Metrowest region and includes the towns of Holliston, Hopkinton, Southborough and precinct 2 of Westborough.
Prior to entering the legislature, Representative Dykema worked professionally in the fields of financial services and environmental consulting. Since 1999 she has served on local boards and committees including serving on the Holliston Sewer Action Committee, as Chair of the Holliston Planning Board, Executive Committee member of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council and a Steering Committee Member of the SuAsCo Watershed Community Council. In 2007, she was appointed by the Governor to the Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board.
Since joining the legislature, Rep. Dykema has worked tirelessly to support the communities she represents, focusing on issues related to small business, healthcare, water infrastructure, local agriculture and veterans.
A fourth-generation Massachusetts resident, Rep. Dykema is a graduate of Wellesley College and holds an MBA from Indiana University. She was raised in Massachusetts and now lives in Holliston with her husband Bill and their three children David, Julia and Andrew who attend the Holliston Public Schools.
Hannah Kane (R – Shrewsbury) serves as the State Representative for the Eleventh Worcester District, representing the towns of Shrewsbury and Westborough, precincts 4 and 5.
Hannah graduated from Boston University’s School of Management in 1993. Hannah has significant experience in both the public and private sectors, beginning her career working at Unum Insurance Company before being recruited by Lt. Governor Paul Cellucci to work in the Weld/Cellucci Administration on the redevelopment of the former 4,400 acre Fort Devens Army Base and on the merger of 2 quasi-public state agencies into the economic development authority MassDevelopment. Hannah served as Director of Marketing and Product Development, helping generate over a billion dollars in economic development across the Commonwealth. Hannah returned to the private sector as Vice President of Marketing Services for a consulting firm, developing and implementing business growth and marketing strategies for clients including Lucent Technologies and Avaya, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Grubb & Ellis and Pebble Beach Golf. Hannah co-owned and was managing partner of Beaton Kane Construction 2010-2015.
Hannah is deeply committed to public service. Hannah serves as an elected Town Meeting Member for 14-years, a member of the Shrewsbury Finance Committee, President of the Shrewsbury Public Schools Foundation, President of the Floral Street School PTO and parent member of the Oak Middle School Council. Hannah is also a member of the Shrewsbury Coalition for Addiction Prevention and Education and a Board member for Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services (SYFS), and hosts a charity golf tournament benefitting SYFS, St, Annes’ Human Services and Westborough Food Pantry. Hannah is a Trustee for the Seven Hills Foundation and serves on the Board and Executive Committee for Andover Newton Theological School in Newton, MA. Hannah is past President of the Shrewsbury Development Corporation.
Hannah serves as a member of the Joint Committee on Public Health, Joint Committee on Transportation, House Committee on Personnel and Administration, and the House Committee on Redistricting. Hannah is an advisory board member of the 495/MetroWest Partnership, a member of the Central MA Opioid Task Force and a State Director for the national Women in Government Foundation where she is a member of the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Task Force.
Hannah and her husband Jim have lived in Shrewsbury for nineteen years and have 3 children, Madison, Caitlin and Patrick, in the Shrewsbury Public Schools.
Representative Carole Fiola was elected to the House of Representatives for the 6th Bristol District which includes the northern part of Fall River and the Assonet part of Freetown on September 10, 2013. She is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Prior to being elected, Representative Fiola has been a Realtor and also served from 2001 – 2011 as an elected member of the Governor's Council. Representative Fiola was one of 8 council members who provided advice and consent for judical, clerk magistrate, appellate tax board and other appointees nominated by the Governor.
Representative Fiola serves on the boards of Steppingstone Inc., the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts, the Durfee High School Athletic Foundation and has served her community on many boards throughout her career.