As the Executive Director of the Montachusett Veterans Outreach Center Charley leads a team of committed professionals who provide critical services to the veterans and families in the greater Worcester County area. Prior to MVOC, Charley served as president/CEO of a Boston-based community health center and eight terms in the Massachusetts legislature where he served in a variety of leadership positions to include two years as Chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means and one year as the House Majority Whip. Charley has worked as a Massachusetts attorney since 1994. He also served on active duty with the United States Marine Corps, attaining the rank of Captain, where he served as a Judge Advocate in a variety of positions to include Staff Judge Advocate for the 22d Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) that deployed to the Mediterranean Ocean and Mogadishu, Somalia. Charley remains active in the community serving on the board of directors for the Prisoners’ Legal Services of Massachusetts, a nonprofit committed to promoting the safe, humane, and lawful treatment of Massachusetts prisoners through civil rights litigation, client counseling, and outreach to policy makers. He previously served on the boards of Mil Milagros, a Boston-based non-profit that assists Guatemalan school children and their families, Carney Hospital in Dorchester, Massachusetts, and the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers. He is a graduate of Villanova University, Vermont Law School, Naval Justice School, and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University where he earned a master’s in public administration degree. His wife, Nan, is a school administrator in Lowell, Massachusetts and they reside in Burlington, Massachusetts with their two daughters.