Lydia Greene





A.B.L.E.'s Distinctive Leadership

Board of Directors

For its board of directors, Operation A.B.L.E. draws on the expertise of accomplished corporate and civic leaders from greater Boston. Our success assisting Massachusetts jobless workers age 45 and older  is a testament to our shared commitment to the mission.



Lydia Greene Tufts Health Plan, Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer


Lydia Greene is responsible for human resources, including compensation and benefits, diversity initiatives, wellness, talent acquisition and organizational development at Tufts Health Plan where she also oversees internal communications, corporate reputation management, brand communications, media relations, external communications and real estate. Previously she was vice president of human resources and diversity at the Plan, and prior to that she held senior level human resources management positions with Progress Software, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Hampshire, Lockheed Sanders and Emerson Hospital. She also ran her own human resources consulting practice. Ms. Greene received her B.S. degree in management from the University of Massachusetts.



* Ann S. Anderson

Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA, B.S. M.A.: Retired


James K. Brown

Citizens Bank, R.I.


Richard W. Curtis

State Street Corp.,Vice President, Workforce Development/Talent Acquisition


Carmine M. Guarino 

Citizens Bank: Retired


Maura D. McLaughlin, Esq.

Morgan, Brown & Joy, LLP, Of Counsel


Colleen Moran

Spaulding Rehabilitation Network, Director, Workforce Programs


Ruth Ann (Rickie) Moriarty
Operation A.B.L.E. of Greater Boston, Executive Director: Retired


Janet Prensky
Aigner/Prensky Marketing Group, Senior Vice President/Partner


Bridget A. Stewart, LPD,  MBA


Steve Taranto

Massachusetts General Hospital, Director of Human Resources


* D. Richard (Dick) Tufenkjian

Sweetheart Plastics, Executive Vice President: Retired


* Past Board Chair


A.B.L.E.'s Leadership History

Operation A.B.L.E. has been very fortunate to have many able leaders over the years. The following are some of Operation A.B.L.E.’s key leaders from our original incorporation to the present day:


Ezra Merrill 

Original Incorporators of Careers for Later Years

Caleb Loring, Jr.
George S. Patton III
James L. Sullivan

Board Chairs

James L. Sullivan 1982-1984
John S. North 1984-1985
Neal F. Finnegan 1985-1986
James C. Curvey   1986-1989
D. Richard Tufenkjian 1989-1992 
Robert F. Gregorio   1992-1996
Arthur E. Banks    1996-1999
John A. MacFarland  1999-2002 
Jeanne Benoit        2002-2006
 Paul J. Murphy       2006-2008
 Jeff Cook       2008-2010 

Ann Anderson  


Lydia Greene 





Presidents and CEOs

  Ezra Merrill                                               1982-1983

  Anne Francis Cavanaugh                       1983

  Marjorie Cotton                                        1983-1984

  J.R. Hipple                                                1984-1986

  Robin Battista                                           1986-1992

  Ruth Ann Moriarty                                    1992-2000

  Joan G. Cirillo                                           2000-Present


Starfish Thrower Gala

2017 Starfish Thrower Gala Information found here

Support Our Work

United Way of MA Bay and Merrimack Valley