Protect Mass Children is a grass-roots organization working to protect children from sex offenders through education and legislation. Many of us are survivors or victims of abuse and know firsthand the devastating affects sexual abuse has on victims and their families. We are an all volunteer group, working to make a difference for our children in the community.
Protect Mass Children is a federally recognized 501(C)4 nonprofit organization.
Board of Directors:
John Magulas – Co-Founder & Vice-President
John Magulas is the Vice President & Co-Founder of Protect Mass Children, he has been with the organization since its inception. He has over 21 years experience in corrections, security, and Law Enforcement (special operations). He has extensive experience on in depth Correctional facility operations, security functions related to and ranging from asset and personal protection, to Law Enforcement operations both on the local and state level, military operations with Home land security, and Coast Guard. John is committed to working to bring community closer to environmental rich change for child protections against pedophiles, creating public relations, assisted in passing Massachusetts legislation, continued work effort’s to engage leaders within the community to affect educations and create awareness for and towards the protection of children.
Eva Montibello – Director, Executive Director
Eva Montibello is the Executive Director of Protect Mass Children with responsibilities including media, advocacy, education, survivorship programming and overall operations of the organization. Eva recently crossed over to the non-profit world after having spent her career in marketing, public relations, media and training in a variety of corporate settings in high technology, interior design and recruiting industries. She was previously Director of Marketing and Business Develop at one of the most profitable franchisees of Panera Bread (Boston Bread) where she oversaw media relations, sales, customer service excellence and where she raised over $100,000 for the company’s Boston-area non-profit donation partner. As a volunteer, Eva has worked with numerous legislators on Senate and House bills including eliminating the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse and supporting mandatory minimums for sex offenders. Eva holds a Master’s of Science degree in Communications Management from Simmons College where she completed her thesis on the topic of child sexual abuse. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations from Salem State College.
Christine Lozier-Jones – Director, Director of Community Outreach/351 Project | Spokesperson
Christine Lozier Jones is a member of the Executive Board of Protect Mass Children. She has the responsibilities of Spokesperson, Advocate, Education and Survivorship programming. She is a victim, survivor and advocate of sexual child abuse, it’s prevention and holding sex offenders accountable. Christine has been in the Medical Equipment Business since 1986 working her way from the bottom up to Vice President of a multimillion-dollar corporation. She then went on her own and opened two businesses both in the medical field. She takes this experience with her to Protect Mass Children, which she has been with since 2009. Christine holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Science and Minor in Business.
Jacqueline McLean – Director, Clinical Liaison
Jacqueline McLean is a licensed clinical social worker with 22 years’ experience as a practicing therapist and clinician with a special emphasis on helping victims of trauma and abuse. She has worked as a clinical social worker in a variety of mental health settings in major medical centers in the Boston and Worcester areas. Her clinical training was completed at McLean Hospital on an inpatient dual-diagnosis unit, specializing in patients who had both substance abuse issues and trauma or abuse issues. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Business and Communications from Emmanuel College and her Masters in Social Work from the University of Connecticut. Currently she is completing her Certification in Values-Based Coaching at Boston University and as an adjunct field instructor, she is training Smith College Social Work graduate students in public policy advocacy and the advancing of beneficial legislation. Starting in 1999, she formed her private practice and sees patients both in Worcester and Andover.
Amy Czerwiec – Director, Educational Programming – preventative & survivor seminars
Amy Patt Czerwiec has been a champion for women and children’s rights since 2000. She has been a member and supporter of numerous charity organizations including Boston YWCA, Boston YPPCA, and the Boston Massachusetts Society for the Prevention Child Cruelty. As a supporter of the creative arts, she was the founder of the Boston Fashion Design Guild, a member of the Public Action for Arts for Children, and New York’s Couture Fashion Week. Amy has worked for the Department of Public Health, Healthcare Quality to study the State hospital and nursing home reporting program and to advise on the technical upgrade of the system. Working with NIH, Harvard School of Public Health, and the MA Physicians Association, Amy was introduced to programs such as the Pediatric Quality Measures Program (PQMP) within the same AHRQ grant, and learned first-hand the process of changing an established system. In addition, Amy was trained through the University of Arizona and was ranked 2nd in the world for her work as Facilitator for the PREVENT program (Personal Responsibility and Values Education and Training) for the United States Marine Corps at Camp Lejeune, NC, leading the week-long Level I substance abuse rehabilitation sessions for Marine and Navy personnel. Amy earned her Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Boston University and holds her undergraduate degree in Art History from Adelphi University in New York.
Brandon Flanagan – Media & Security
Brandon D. Flanagan is the Director of Media & Security at Protect Mass Children. Brandon works at the firm Brandon COPsync leading the firm’s new business development initiatives by identifying new markets, technologies and strategic partners. Throughout the past two years, he has built incremental market growth and achieved aggressive sales targets. He also manages the firm’s strategic partnerships while launching new law-enforcement technologies and products through direct and secondary distribution channels. Brandon, a sworn Essex County Deputy Sheriff (non-active), provides law enforcement, first responders and homeland security clients with mission-critical hardware and software technologies. Mr. Flanagan holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Political Science and a concentration in Southern European Studies from UMass Amherst.
Kathy Picard- Legislative Outreach | Spokesperson
Kathy Picard is an award winning child safety advocate. Kathy has worked with numerous legislators on Senate and House bills including eliminating the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse, speaking her personal story at the Boston Statehouse in 2006. She is a recipient of the 2006 Unsung Heroine of the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women and has received a Governor’s Citation from Governor Deval Patrick in 2008. On May 25, 2010 was honored at the State House in Boston by Magi and John Bish for the Massachusetts Missing Children’s Day Award along with a State Senate Citation from Senator Gale Candaras. Kathy is a survivor of child sexual abuse and is a speaker working to raise the awareness in all areas of child safety. She has spoken at Westfield State College in March 2007, Westfield State University April 2011, Asnuntuck Community College, Holyoke Community College and the Zonta Club of Quaboag Valley, in addition to various local correctional facilities to inmates and libraries. She continues to speak at local Police Academies to future law officers, Colleges and Libraries..
Ronn Mason – Law Enforcement and Reporting
Ronn Mason was born and raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Shortly after Graduating from High School he enlisted in the United States Army. Ronn went on to become a Police Officer in 1975 and retired in 2000. Ronn is currently authoring books and living in Massachusetts.
Our mission is to pass stronger laws to protect children from sexual predators and to educate the community on how to defend themselves from sexual predators. To end childhood sexual abuse in Massachusetts. To be a voice for the victims.
Our Political Approach:
Protect Mass Children is a nonpartisan organization. Children are not Democrats or Republicans. We support elected officials and policy makers who make child protection a top priority, and are generous in providing victims services and support. Children come before anyone’s political affiliation.
• Pass stronger laws to protect our children. Protect Mass Children has authored numerous legislative initiatives in Massachusetts. These bills call for strong mandatory sentences for sexual predators, mandated reporter laws, mandated sexual abuse education in Massachusetts classrooms, statute of limitations, posting all sex offenders online, and life sentences for repeat sex offenders. We work with over 40 State Representatives and Senators from both sides of the aisle. Sheriffs, Law Enforcement and many businesses and local leaders in the community have also endorsed our efforts.
• Promote Sex Abuse Education and Awareness: Protect Mass Children works with schools, Police Departments, non-profit groups and organizations across Massachusetts promoting safety education and awareness. We believe the more educated and informed the community is, the safer everyone will be. In many cases we can prevent child sexual abuse through education and awareness programs.
• Promote Survivorship and Build Leaders. Victims need to move forward in order to truly heal. Many victims want to make positive change to help cope with the pain. We promote survivorship and work with survivors to become community leaders, making a difference for themselves and their community.