Board Members

Francesse Canty, ESQ.

Board Member

Francesse J. Canty is a Labor Counsel for Boston Public Schools. Attorney Canty represents the Boston School Committee and the Superintendent in all labor matters. Attorney Canty helps administer the District’s collective bargaining agreements with the Unions that represent District employees.

Attorney Canty is very active in the Boston legal community. She is a board member of the Massachusetts Black Women Attorneys.

Attorney Canty received her J.D. from Suffolk University Law School and her B.A. in International Studies and Criminology from the University of South Florida.

MBWA Board Members

Patrice C. Dixon


Desiree Murphy

Vice President

Shahria Boston


Danielle Johnson

Corresponding Secretary

Janette A. Ekanem

Immediate Past President

Francesse Canty

Board Member

Tara Dunn

Board Member

Tierra A. Jenkins

Board Member

LaRonica Lightfoot

Board Member

Raquel Webster

Board Member

Jasmine Wells

Board Member