Massasoit Community College’s Women’s Resource Center will hosted their annual Women’s History Month luncheon on Wednesday, March 9. This year’s keynote speaker was Commissioner Linda Spears of the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families.

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Linda Spears was appointed as Commissioner of the Department of Children and Families by Governor Charlie Baker in February of 2015.  Most recently, she worked at the Child Welfare League of America as the Vice President of Policy, Programs and Public Affairs. 

 Commissioner Spears began her career working for the Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families as a Social Caseworker. After spending four years there, she came to Massachusetts to work for what was then called the Department of Social Services (now DCF). She remained for nearly a decade, serving in a variety of roles, the last of which was Director of Field Support.