Barnstable County Human Rights Advisory Commission Coordinator:

Leslie Domínguez-Santos |

Barnstable County Human Rights Advisory Commission Administrative Assistant:

Emily Stephens |


Below is a list of the Barnstable County Human Rights Advisory Commission Members and Town/Tribe Liaisons.:

Leslie Domínguez-Santos has a long career in community-based work and advocacy, particularly with and for Latinx and immigrant populations. She worked in Chelsea, MA for many years, most recently as the Director of Development with GreenRoots, an environmental justice organization. She raised millions of dollars for critical environmental justice work in Chelsea and East Boston to address air, water, and soil contamination; build community gardens and an urban farm; fight for energy democracy and transit justice; work towards a community land trust; renovate parks and establish green space. During the peak of the pandemic, she helped to establish the One Chelsea Fund which raised and distributed $1.4 million towards COVID19 relief directly to Chelsea residents. 

Her recent groundbreaking report, COVID-19 in Chelsea: A Glance Into One of the Hardest Hit Cities and the Role of Intersecting Social Determinants of Health takes a strengths-based perspective in highlighting residents’ experiences, providing critical data and research on the social determinants of health, and demanding change through a series of policy recommendations. This report, combined with her resident-centered macro social work approach, garnered her the 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award from the Boston College School of Social Work.  

Her previous work, both in Chelsea and in Chicago, IL, includes efforts towards Illinois’ pioneering anti-human trafficking legislation, state and Federal legislative efforts to expand affordable and supportive housing (with wrap-around services) supporting meat packers in their fight for better working conditions, and building the administrative and fundraising capacity of immigrant groups and other grassroots coalitions. 

Leslie and her family have lived on Cape Cod for 16+ years. Locally, Leslie has served on the Board of Directors for the Duffy Health Center and the Bridgeview Montessori School. She has been a Girl Scouts leader for over a decade.

Jeanne M. Morrison, M.Ed. Education and Counseling, retired from Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority as the Assistant General Manager of Diversity and Civil Rights. Jeanne has over 35 years of managerial experience, working in non-profit and state agencies in the health care, human services, and transportation industries.

She has held senior management positions for some of the largest employers in Massachusetts, advising Human Resource Directors, CEOs, and Board Directors on organizational change and employee relations. She has also held Director positions for Behavioral Health, Rehabilitation, and Corporate Diversity programs. Jeanne has designed and successfully implemented state and federal title VI and title VII compliance programs and Diversity and Civil Rights initiatives, which have won state and national recognition.

Her expertise is in program start-up, organizational development, cultural competence, diversity and civil rights management, and workforce training. Most notably, Jeanne professionalized the MBTA’s Office of Diversity and Civil Rights and gained the credibility and respect to work collaboratively with the MBTA leadership, 32 Union executives, US Dept. of Transportation (FTA), and MA Executive Office of Transportation (EOT) to lead the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority into 1st-time compliance with the FTA programs and the Civil Rights/EEO Complaint Agreement with the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office. She also assisted a former employer to qualify as an American Psychological Association accredited clinical culturally competent doctorate internship placement.

Currently, Jeanne is civically engaged and serves on several local, state boards and steering committees committed to social and racial justice. She is co-Vice President of Programs for the League of Women Voters Cape Cod, a board member for the Massachusetts Women of Color Coalition (MAWOCC), the Cape Cod branch of the NAACP and the Barnstable County Human Rights Advisory Commission, President of Amplify-POC Cape Cod and a member of WYBoston Parity on Board, Barnstable No Place For Hate and the Nauset Interfaith’s MLK Group steering committees. She offers career counseling and mentoring to youth and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) consultation.

Barbara Morton is a highly accomplished leader and systems change agent in Human Services and Juvenile Justice. Barbara is passionate in her drive to strengthen positive outcomes for children and families. She is a Commonwealth Fellow recipient at Suffolk University where she received her Master’s in Public Administration. She is the current Chair for the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Applied Leadership Network where she collaborates nationally for juvenile justice reform. 

Barbara is the proud mother of two sons, one a Police Officer and one a Corrections Officer. She has two granddaughters that she adores.

Barbara makes her home in Mashpee, Massachusetts.

Rick Draper and his wife, Barbara, have been permanent residents of Brewster for nine years though their association with Cape Cod stretches back over 50 years. Rick is a retired educator, and an active member of the Cape Cod Chapter NAACP. He also was recently elected to the Nauset School Board Committee. Rick’s term will run from the date of appointment to a term ending December 31, 2023.

Dan Kupferman joined the BCHRAC in 2022. He retired from a career as a parking consultant in 2020 and joined the Mashpee Inclusion and Diversity Committee, where he writes a monthly column in the Mashpee Enterprise. He also joined CommonGoodGoverning, seeking to elect US House candidates who appear to be good public servants/servant leaders/believers in our Democracy.

He also serves on the board of directors at Linking Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Knowledge (L.I.N.K.), committed to raising awareness of the true history and culture of the Wampanoag people.

Dan also serves as Vice President of the Samaritans on Cape Cod and the Islands and is a member and past president of Upper Cape Toastmasters. He has lived in Mashpee with his wife, Maryann Murphy, for more than 25 years. They love going to the movies and try to see every Oscar-nominated film every year.

George “Leo” Blandford is the director of Community Based Care, at Outer Cape Health Services. Leo works in a department designed to incorporate community outreach services into the medical health setting. The goal of the program is to support access to a full range of primary health care, behavioral health, substance treatment, and community social services to residents in Lower and Outer Cape communities to promote overall health and well-being.

Over the past twenty-years, Leo has worked at the American Red Cross National Headquarters where he supported business operations in the international relief and development programs, which included a three-year field placement in Sri Lanka working on tsunami relief efforts. More recently, he has worked in a range of social services in Massachusetts, including youth and families through the Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative, outpatient behavioral health therapy, homeless outreach, and has experience with two state agencies at the Department of Children and Families and the Department of Mental Health as a clinical social worker.

Leo identifies as an Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) and uses pronouns such as he, his, and him.

Daniel moved to Brewster, MA the first week of September 2021, after many years of dreaming with living on the Cape. Daniel is now working for the Town of Brewster as the Human Resources Generalist.

Daniel had a long career in Health Services as a Social Worker. He began in New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center on a short-term, teaching psychiatric unit. He then spent many years in AIDS services, in New York City and Westchester County. He then was the director of various shelters: for the homeless population and for domestic violence victims. He ended his career in Social Services as the Director of Counseling Services for two hospices in Westchester County.

Daniel is thrilled to be living with his husband and their chocolate lab in Paradise. Daniel is Cuban and his husband is Colombian. Their dog is bi-lingual. Daniel has had a lifelong commitment to Social Justice and hopes to bring that passion to the Human Rights Advisory Committee of Barnstable.