Meet the Staff

Kathleen Patrón, Chief of Staff - Kathleen is a Midwest native who is now proud to call Massachusetts home with her husband Ricardo, son Rafael “Rafa”, and Boston Terrier Maurico “Mau”. Kathleen brings 13 years of experience as an organizer, strategist, and coalition builder to our office. Before joining our team, Kathleen served as the Executive Director of the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization (GBIO) where she led campaigns for criminal justice and police accountability reform, affordable and quality housing for all, accessible healthcare, and behavioral health investments. Kathleen also formally worked as an organizer with GBIO’s sister organization Common Ground in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. When she is not working, you can find her spending time with her family in East Boston, working out, and surfing. 


Kathleen (pronouns she/her/hers) can be reached at [email protected]


Meg Ribera, Legislative Director and General Counsel Meg is a graduate of Simmons College’s School of Social Work and the University of Washington School of Law. As both an attorney and clinical social worker, Meg has spent her career serving vulnerable children and their families in a variety of capacities. Meg comes to the team with experience in and a passion for equitable access to education, healthcare, and housing. Meg is a Massachusetts native who spent much of her childhood visiting family in Chatham. She now lives in Newton with her husband, two children, and their rescue dog.


Meg (pronouns she/her/hers) can be reached at [email protected]



Ashley Benson, Director of Operations and Community Engagement Ashley grew up in Harwich and is an alumnus of Monomoy Regional High School. After completing her undergraduate degree in Politics from the University of Edinburgh in the spring of 2020, she joined Senator Ed Markey’s re-election campaign as a field organizer for the Cape & Islands. For the general election, Ashley became an organizer with Massachusetts Democratic Party and worked closely with various candidates running for State Representative and County Commissioner in the region. She was also an organizer with President Joe Biden's 2020 campaign and formerly served as Youth Outreach Chair for the Cape & Islands Democratic Council.  


Ashley (pronouns she/her/hers) can be reached at [email protected]  


Michael Holcomb, District Director - Michael is a Falmouth native and current resident. He graduated from Falmouth High School and received his BA in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He obtained a JD from Santa Clara University School of Law where he was a Policy Research Fellow at the Panetta Institute for Public Policy. Prior to joining our office, Michael worked for the Town of Falmouth.


Michael (pronouns he/him/his) can be reached at 508-237-7001 or [email protected]  



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