Senator Frederick Berry
Champion of Early Intervention Award
The Frederick E. Berry Early Intervention Champion Award was created to honor the legacy of the first Champion of Early Intervention, former Senate Majority Leader Fred Berry. Senator Berry provided tireless leadership, support and advocacy on behalf of Early Intervention during his 30 year career in the Massachusetts legislature.
With the presentation of this award each year, we ensure that Senator Berry’s legacy lives on and it gives us a chance to recognize the incredible contributions of our legislative champions who keep building on the foundation that Senator Berry built.
2023 Frederick E. Berry Award
Chairman Michael Rodrigues recipient of the 2023 Frederick E. Berry Champion of Early Intervention Award in honor of his tireless and outstanding support and advocacy for Early Intervention services through his leadership of the Senate Ways and Means Committee and his tenure in the Massachusetts Senate. Pictured below Chairman Michael Rodrigues with members of the People Incorporated team.
The Louis L. Kafka Early Intervention Champions Award was created to honor Rep. Louis Kafka for his outstanding contributions to the Commonwealth’s Early Intervention system. Rep. Kafka retired from the Massachusetts Legislature after serving with distinction for 30 years and for being the House Champion for Early Intervention services for all 3 decades of service.
Going forward, distinguished Senators will receive the Frederick E. Berry award and the Louis Kafka Award, named in his honor, will be presented to distinguished Massachusetts Representatives who demonstrate outstanding commitment, advocacy and support for Early Intervention services.
2023 Louis L. Kafka Early Intervention Champion Award
Chairman Aaron Michlewitz recipient of the first Louis Kafka Champion of Early Intervention Award in honor of his tireless and outstanding support and advocacy for Early Intervention services through his leadership of the House Ways and Means Committee and his tenure in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Pictured below Lou Kafka with Representative Ted Philips.
EI Champions From Previous Years
Senator Brewer Enjoys circle time at KDC South Central
Colleen McGlynn Moody recipient of the Frederick E. Berry EI Champion Award.
Rep. Thomas Conroy (R)
Alex Chatfield (MEIC)
Rep. Lou Kafka, Fmr. Sen. Fred Berry and 2016 EI Champion Senator Sal DiDomenico
Colleen McGlynn Moody and her family.
Sen. Stephen Brewer
Representatives of the Massachusetts Early Intervention Consortium with Senator DiDomenico and Senator Berry
Senator Joan B. Lovely recipient of the Frederick E. Berry EI Champion Award