President's Corner   




Michael P. Johnson, PhD. ,President, NFBPA Boston Chapter

Michael P. Johnson, PhD is the newly elected President of NFBPA Boston Chapter.  Michael Johnson is the chairman of the Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs at the University of Massachusetts Boston and Director of the PhD Program in Public Policy. He has been an active member of the NFBPA Boston and recently  served as the Vice President.  He has also played leadership roles in MassASPA and other professional organizations.


Arnold E. Sapenter, MBA. ,President Emeritus, NFBPA Boston Chapter 

As a community leader and volunteer Arnold Sapenter has served over 12 years as President of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators Boston Chapter and for 10 years as a member of the Board of Visitors for the Fenway Community Health Center. In addition, he is an active member of the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) Board of Overseers and a member of the Employment and Training Systems Committee for the Boston Private Industry Council.   Mr. Sapenter  has served in Massachusetts state government since 1987.  He is the past Director of Sustainability and Director of Diversity and Program Monitoring with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.  He has served on many advisory boards and committees including the Advisory Committee for the Governor’s Diversity Initiative.