Celina Barrios-Millner serves as the Chief of the Equity and Inclusion Cabinet and is charged with leading the City’s efforts to embed equity and racial justice into all City planning, operations and the work of all departments. Chief Barrios-Millner oversees 9 departments and programs including: Resilience and Racial Equity, Diversity, Human Rights Commission, Women's Advancement, Immigrant Advancement, Language and Communication Access, Supplier Diversity Program and the Boston Residents Jobs Policy. Together the Equity and Inclusion Cabinet works to dismantle systemic barriers to achieve racial, gender, health, and socio-economic equality, engage and create access for marginalized communities, and create new structures to ensure the City is serving our residents equitably.
To this role Chief Barrios-Millner brings two decades of experience in creating opportunities with and for disenfranchised communities through community engagement and strategic policy development. Previously as Director of Equity and Inclusion, she oversaw the City’s efforts to connect local residents, veterans, and people of color to economic opportunity through the Boston Resident Jobs Policy (BRJP) and the Supplier Diversity Program. Barrios-Millner also led Immigrant Integration efforts for the City of Boston where she provided strategic direction to departments to ensure that immigrant residents and their needs were at the forefront of policy and program design. Prior to joining the City, she led Partnership Development for the State Office of Minority and Women Business Assistance (SOMWBA) and has worked with several non-profit organizations locally, regionally, and nationally. She is fluent in Spanish and holds a MPP in Urban Policy and Strategic Management from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a B.A in International Relations and Human Rights from The American University