Christie Getto Young, Esq.
Chief of Staff
Christie Getto Young is the Chief of Staff for Senator DiDomenico. Prior to this position, Christie worked for 10 years as Senior Director of Public Policy at United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, where she lobbied on behalf of low-income children and their families, managed grant making for policy and advocacy agencies, and authored several policy reports. Before joining United Way’s staff, Christie practiced law, representing low-income parents in family law cases and working as a law clerk for the Massachusetts Probate & Family Court. Prior to attending law school, she worked as a Research Analyst for the Massachusetts Legislature’s Joint Committee on Human Services & Elderly Affairs.
Christie is a 1991 graduate of Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. She also holds an M.S.W. degree from Boston College and a J.D. from Northeastern University. Christie is currently a Senior Fellow at the Center for Collaborative Leadership at UMass Boston.
Christie may be reached at Christie.Young@masenate.gov
Ingrid Freire, Esq.
Legislative Director & General Counsel
Ingrid is the Legislative Director and General Counsel for Senator DiDomenico. In her role, Ingrid is primarily responsible for handling the Senator’s legislation. Prior to joining the staff, Ingrid worked at a small firm in Cambridge, where her practice focused on criminal and civil litigation. In that role, she successfully handled and assisted on a variety of legal matters, including personal injury cases, contract disputes, driving while intoxicated cases, and assault and battery cases.
Ingrid received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston College and her Juris Doctorate from Northeastern University School of Law. During law school, Ingrid interned for the Honorable Nancy Gertner, of the U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, and with a large insurance company’s legal counsel. She also worked in a small general practice civil law firm and in the legal department of a state agency.
Ingrid can be reached at Ingrid.Freire@masenate.gov
Director of Constituent Services
Jim Henry has served as the Director of Constituent Services for State Senator Sal DiDomenico since Sal’s first election in 2010. In his role, he is responsible for addressing and resolving all constituent inquiries from the Middlesex and Suffolk District. Jim also serves as the Senator's direct liaison to Charlestown, having served on the board of the Kennedy Center since 2003. He has also long maintained close relationships with many other community-based organizations in the neighborhood.
Jim began his career in state government as Director of Constituent Services for former State Senator Anthony Gallucio. Prior to his work in state government, Jim worked in the Inspectional Services Department for the City of Cambridge and served as Director of Constituent Services for the Mayor of Cambridge.
Jim is a graduate of the Labor Studies Program at the University of Massachusetts-Boston.
Jim may be reached at James.Henry@masenate.gov
Brittany Gavrilles is the Communications Director for State Senator Sal DiDomenico. After initially joining Sal’s staff as a Northeastern co-op student in 2012, Brittany went on co-op at the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council in Cambridge, as well as in Governor Deval Patrick’s Federal Relations Office in Washington D.C. and Operations Office in Boston. She is primarily responsible for managing the Senator’s external communications and serves as the primary point of contact in the office for press and social media.
Brittany received her B.A. in Political Science from Northeastern University in January 2015.
Brittany may be reached at Brittany.Gavrilles@masenate.gov
Christopher Smith is the Legislative Aide to State Senator Sal DiDomenico. Prior to joining Sal's staff, Chris interned in the office of Senator Jason Lewis. He previously worked as a government relations intern at O'Neill and Associates, and in New Hampshire as an organizing fellow with the Hillary Clinton 2016 campaign. He also sits on the board of directors for the Woburn Community Education Foundation.
In his role as Legislative Aide, Chis is the primary contact for all of the Senator's scheduling requests, as well as any district meetings, events and office hours.
Chris received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts Lowell in 2016.
Chris may be reached at Christopher.Smith@masenate.gov.