Raoul Goncalves is a Police Officer for the City of Everett, MA with 25 years of dedicated public service. He was recently elected to the Fraternal Order of police Lodge #40 as the Executive Board Secretary. He was appointed as an Executive Board Treasurer for the BMPPA, International Brotherhood of Police Officers, and elected for three consecutive terms. Raoul is the Founder and President of” Mass Badge Foundation, “ which was founded in 1998 to help give back to the community and bridge a gap with law enforcement.
He is a graduated of the 3rd MPOC class of the Regional Canton, Police Academy.
Everett Credit Union President appointed Raoul to serve on the Board of Directors and he was voted and served several terms.
Raoul holds a degree in Criminal Justice and has received numerous awards and Citations, including Founder’s Award,
Best of 2021 Brazilian Community Heritage Foundation, Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Award, Massachusetts Governor Citation, Massachusetts State Senator Citation, Massachusetts House of Representative Special Citation.
I am a first generation American. My family migrated to the US from Sicily. I was raised in Everett and attended Everett public schools. At the age of 15, I started taking flying lessons. I attended Bridgewater State University and graduated in 2003 with a bachelor in aviation science flight training and a minor in aviation management. Over the past two decades in my professional career as a corporate pilot I have been blessed to have visited over 50 countries and counting. I have flown many notable people including former Presidents, Governors, high profile executives, and many celebrities.
The city of Everett gave me the tools to grow. Joining the Mass Badge Foundation over a decade ago was a way for me to give back to the community. Over the years it has become more than just an organization. We are a diverse group that puts the community first through various annual events. Seeing the impact we make first hand is the reason I love being part of the Mass Badge family.
Marc Cardoso is one of the longest serving members of the Mass Badge Foundation. Born in Cape Verde, he migrated to Boston. After graduating from Madison Park High School, he joined the Boston Police Department in 1982. In 1992 he achieved the rank of detective until his retirement in June 2022.
Marc has been awarded in a state and municipality level for his tireless effort and giving back to our community. He serves on the Mass Badge Foundation as the Law Enforcement liaison.
Jeff McCabe is in his 28th year as a public servant with the City of Everett, the last 22 years as a member of the City’s Police Department, as the patrol sergeant. A long time executive board member of various Collective Bargaining Units, on both the Fire Dept and Police Dept. Serving both the citizens and his fellow coworkers has always been paramount in his professional career.
A long time member of the Mass Badge organization, as well as coaching numerous youth organizations on top of being an active father to 3 now grown children. Jeff holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Western New England University.
My name is Marcia Pretto, I was born in the south of Brazil. I have two children: Jardel and Lucas, to whom I was given Benjamin and Antonia. I work in the events area and have owned Gato Pretto Productions for 15 years. I’ve been part of the Mass Badge NGO for 7 years and I dedicate all my work in honor of my late mother who taught me to look at others with respect, dignity and compassion.
When immigrating to the United States of America 22 years ago, I brought with me what was written on the Brazilian flag “Ordem e Progresso”. I thank all the companions on this journey for teaching me to be a better person every day.
I was born in Cape Verde Islands and migrated to USA at the end of 1988. I graduated from Madison Park High School, and Bay State School of Technology.
I Joined MASS BADGE organization about 15 years ago and it’s been a blessing because this group does what I love to do, which is giving back to the community.
One of the memories that I will never forget was one of the first trips we did to Cape Verde Islands to bring the schools – clothes donations, etc. to the children in need.
Watching the happiness and appreciation on their faces was gratifying and heartfelt.
My name is Jeff Dedeo, I was born & raised in Beverly Massachusetts. I am employed through Boston local 537 pipefitters and refrigeration for over 25 years. I joined mass Badge cause my wife is a long standing member who showed me what the organization does for the community & people. I became part of mass Badge family a few years ago volunteering & helping in the community & enjoy it very much.