Daphne Griffin is Project Manager for Suffolk Construction where she manages a broad scope of projects that include community engagement, external relations, and expansion of initiatives in other cities. She also serves as the Deputy Executive Director of Boston Scholar Athletes, a nonprofit affiliated with Suffolk Construction. The mission of Scholar Athletes is to support academic achievement through athletics.
Dahpne most recently served as the first Latino American Chief of Human Services for the City of Boston appointed by Mayor Menino, and continued to serve as the Executive Director of Boston Centers for Youth and Families (BCYF); she was the agency’s first Latina to hold this title. In these roles, Daphne oversaw the city’s human services agencies, policies and programs and was responsible for the city’s community centers serving 90,000 residents located in every neighborhood in Boston. Additionally, pools, programming, the City’s Recreation Department and the Street Workers program – a national model for effective youth prevention and intervention services – were all part of her purview.
Prior to her appointment by Mayor Menino, she was the Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston, Blue Hill Club and for over 10 years worked for Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston in various capacities.
Daphne has worked and volunteered in the youth development field for over 20 years and has been committed to promoting educational issues facing the Latino community. She serves on a variety of local and national boards that focus on youth development, education, and technology.