Becky Coletta is an attorney, small business owner and social worker who is running one of two open seats on the Pembroke Board of Selectmen.
Born in New Orleans, Becky was active in her youth in several organizations that laid the foundation for a lifetime of service and commitment to social justice. Becky attended Loyola University where she earned a B.A. in Communications. She went on to earn her law degree from New York University School of Law in 1990.
During law school, Becky’s willingness to fight for others and commitment to activism truly took shape. Her focus during those years was on civil rights and social justice: she worked with the NYU Civil Rights Clinic; served on the steering committee of Law Women, organizing buses to travel to D.C. for the pro-choice March for Women’s Lives and mentoring young law students; and acted as the coordinator for a battered women court accompaniment program, advocating for the rights of domestic violence victims.
After law school Becky went to work for international law firm Morrison & Foerster, where she continued to bring her activism and advocacy to bear in her law practice. Becky went on to work for the world’s first private international satellite communications operator, PanAmSat, where she eventually rose to role of Associate General Counsel.
In 2001, Becky was introduced to her now-husband Bob. They got married a year a later and in 2003 they moved to Hanson, where Becky became active in the community and in local politics. She joined several community organizations and committees, including the Kiwanis Club and the Cable TV Advisory Committee, and was elected to the Hanson Board of Selectmen in 2004. At the same time, Becky also went back to school to get her Masters degree in Social Work from Bridgewater State.
Following the birth of her son in 2007, Becky and her family moved to Pembroke, where they’ve lived for the past twelve years. Her law practice expanded to include working with a civil engineering company on wastewater management, drainage and flooding, and coastal restoration, and a well-known national consumer information non-profit. Becky has been active in political campaigns for South Shore Democratic candidates for nearly a decade and is a member of the Pembroke Democratic Town Committee. She was elected to the Pembroke Planning Board in 2014 and re-elected in 2019; she has served as the Chair of that board since 2018.