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Mayor’s office hires for commission jobs in Boston

Posted on August 18, 2013

The Mayor’s Commission for Persons with Disabilities announced it has secured a key hire for commission jobs in Boston.

The commission hired Boston Resident Sophia Apostola for the position of Deputy Commissioner.

Apostola is an attorney currently employed at the Metro Boston Housing Partnership (MBHP), where she works on individual and systemic advocacy, regulation compliance, and adjudication of Reasonable Accommodation requests in housing for people with disabilities.

Apostola self-identifies as a person with musculoskeletal disabilities.

Previously Apostola worked for Senator Harriette L. Chandler at the Massachusetts State House and at Cambridge Children and Family Services. She graduated cum laude from Mt. Holyoke College with a B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy, received her J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law, and interned at Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS).

“I feel that Sophia has experience and strengths in critical areas which are priorities of the disability community and of my Commission’s Advisory Board, such as housing, small businesses, and home care,” said Kristen McCosh, the City of Boston Disability Commissioner. “This experience, combined with her knowledge of civil rights laws, her skills in research and policy development, and her understanding of working in government, will expand my department’s capacity to serve Boston’s disabled residents.”