Joe Boncore*



Joe Boncore is the principal and founder of Commonwealth Counsel, where he works with some of Massachusetts’ top nonprofits, philanthropic leaders, and corporations. Before founding Commonwealth Counsel, Joe was the CEO of the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council (MassBio), where he led efforts to advance Massachusetts’ leadership in the life sciences. From 2016 to 2021, Joe served as the State Senator for the First Suffolk and Middlesex District, championing affordable housing and transportation infrastructure. Before being elected, Joe worked in his private law practice and as a public defender with Suffolk Lawyers for Justice. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Providence College and received his JD from the Massachusetts School of Law. Joe resides in Winthrop with his wife Christine and three sons – twins John and Philip, and Dante. Philip is a participant in Perkins’ Infant-Toddler Program.