2 New Appointments At The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission

Acting Chair Ava Callendar Concepcion
Acting Chair Concepcion was appointed to the Commission’s Public Safety seat in January 2021 by then-Attorney General Maura Healey. Among her contributions to date, she spearheaded the creation of the Commission’s Legislative and Executive Branch Outreach Strategy, which was deployed in the Commission’s advocacy for the state equity reform law, and co-led regulatory review efforts focused on HCAs, municipal equity, and suitability.
Acting Executive Director Debra Hilton-Creek
Acting Executive Director Hilton-Creek joined the Commission in August, bringing multi-state employment, labor, and workforce development experiences and background to the agency. She has more than 20 years’ experience in organizations with 700-plus team members and multiple union representations, and previously served in the roles of HR Director, Chief HR Officer, Deputy Director, and Executive Director in social services and healthcare organizations.
Learn more about the Acting Chair and Acting Executive Director by visiting the “Commission and Leadership Team” page at MassCannabisControl.com.

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