MAB Community Services Announces the Election of The Honorable Margaret R. Guzman to Its Board of Directors

Brookline, MA – (March 25, 2022) Today, MAB Community Services (MAB) announced the election of The Honorable Margaret R. Guzman to its Board of Directors. A lifelong Worcester resident, Judge Guzman will represent the organization in Central Massachusetts, where MAB operates seven group homes primarily for adults with traumatic brain injuries and serves blind and visually impaired adults.

Judge Guzman is the First Justice of the Ayer District Court and has held assignments as an associate justice for the Dudley District Court. After earning a bachelor’s degree from Clark University and a J.D. degree from Boston University School of Law, she served as a trial attorney for the Committee for Public Counsel Services. In 2005, she became the supervising attorney for the Worcester County Bar Advocate Program and opened her private practice as a criminal defense attorney. Judge Guzman’s memberships have included the Worcester County Bar Advocate Program, the MA Judges Conference, the MA Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Planning Board of the City of Worcester. She is now a member of the Worcester Business Development Corporation and of Creative Hub Worcester, a community art center offering school art education for at-risk youth.

“Judge Guzman is a great addition to our Board of Directors,” said Barbara Salisbury, CEO of MAB Community Services. “Her commitment to public service and social justice is an asset to people with disabilities and their families in Central Massachusetts and around the state.”

With roots stretching back to 1903, MAB Community Services specializes in individualized rehabilitation, and family-focused strategies that help individuals with a range of disabilities live full lives in the community. The organization’s three distinct divisions are the Ivy Street School, MAB Adult Disability Services, and Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired. The MAB team works tirelessly across the entire organization to promote acceptance, inclusion, equality, and diversity.