Commissioner McBride previously served as Legal Counsel to the Massachusetts Department of Public Safety within the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS), Deputy Counsel to the Massachusetts Senate, and for seven years as an Assistant Attorney General in the Attorney General’s Office, where she also served as Chief of the Policy and Government Division. Her work there included foreclosure prevention efforts, including establishment of the national model HomeCorps program and working to pass first-in-the-nation homeowner protection legislation; helping to overhaul of the state’s victim compensation law to provide additional resources to victims of violent crime; helping to craft legislation to provide jail diversion to veterans;development of the first comprehensive report on human trafficking and working closely with law enforcement and other partners on drafting the state’s landmark 2012 human trafficking law. She also led the Attorney General’s Office of Open Government, which was responsible for enforcement of the Open Meeting Law statewide. McBride is a graduate of Holy Cross and Suffolk University School of Law.
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