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Sunila Thomas George Appointed As Chairwoman Of The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD)

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On September 12, 2017, Governor Charlie Baker appointed South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston Advisory Board Member Sunila Thomas George as Chairwoman of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD).

Chairwoman George has dedicated her professional life to fighting against discrimination. MCAD is the Commonwealth’s chief civil rights agency. The Commission works to eliminate discrimination in a variety of areas and strives to advance the civil rights of the people of the Commonwealth through law enforcement, outreach, and training. Chairwoman George’s first experience at MCAD was through a law school clinic program, and she has served in various capacities at the Commission since 1997.

Chairwoman George is a graduate of Western New England University School of Law and Wheaton College. Chairwoman George is the recipient of the 2001 Manuel Carballo Governor’s Award for Excellence in Public Service and received the 2004 Executive Branch Award for Excellence in Government Legal Services. Additionally, Chairwoman George is an adjunct professor at Suffolk University Law School and serves as a faculty presenter in many seminars and panels with Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE),

SABA GB is delighted to see Chairwoman George, a leading expert in the Commonwealth's anti-discrimination laws, in this important role. As a public servant, Chairwoman George is breaking barriers in her role as the first Asian-American Chair in MCAD’s history. SABA GB is heartened by Chairwoman George’s long service and involvement with MCAD and congratulates her on this well-deserved accomplishment.

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