Open Checkbook

In the spirit of the Commonwealth’s Transparency Act, the Advisory Board will post and maintain the Advisory Board’s fiscal year budget and staff/salary information below:

thumbnail of 2 – FY20 Approved AB Budget



  • Joseph Favaloro, Executive Director – Since 1988, Mr. Favaloro has served as the Executive Director of the MWRA Advisory Board. Prior to that, he represented both Somerville and Newton on the MWRA Advisory Board and Executive Committee. Current Salary: $147,502.32
  • Travis Ahern, Director of Policy and Finance – Travis re-joined the Advisory Board in 2018 after serving as the Finance Director for the Town of Danvers from 2015 to 2018. Travis was previously the Finance & Policy Analyst at the Advisory Board and started his career in the public sector at the Town of Weston after finishing his Master’s in Public Administration at Northeastern University in 2011. Current Salary: $126,129.12
  • James Guiod, Senior Finance and Policy Analyst – James joined the Advisory Board staff on December 1, 2015 as a Finance and Policy Analyst. Prior to joining the Advisory Board, James worked in the private sector. James is originally from the Boston area and studied at the University of Vermont and the University of Rhode Island. Current Salary: $74,149.44
  • Lenna Ostrodka,  Senior Finance and Policy Analyst – Lenna is an environmental scientist with experience in stormwater management, water data collection and analysis, and stakeholder engagement. She specializes in public outreach and education as related to natural resources. In addition to acting as a liaison between MWRA member communities and the Advisory Board, Lenna supports the staff with research, budget analysis, database management, and developing outreach tools. Lenna is originally from the Chicago area and studied at the University of Illinois and Miami University. Current salary: $71,991.84