Councilor Liz Breadon immigrated to the United States from Northern Ireland in 1995 and settled in Oak Square, Brighton, where she lives with her spouse Mary McCarthy.
Councilor Breadon is a physical therapist by profession. She began her career working in the National Health Service in the UK. Upon coming to Boston she worked at Boston Medical Center, The Home for Little Wanderers and Perkins School for the Blind.
Liz has been an activist in Allston-Brighton for more than 20 years working with other community leaders to preserve the Presentation School Building as a community resource, and to save the Faneuil Branch Library from closure. She served on the Board of the Brighton Allston Historical Society and the Presentation School Foundation. As Allston Brighton experienced a wave of new development Liz was a vocal advocate for more affordable housing, preservation and restoration of green space, improvements to mass transportation and stronger public schools. As a life long environmentalist the Councilor has worked to find big and small solutions to build a sustainable, diverse, inclusive and resilient urban community.
Councilor Breadon brings her experience as an immigrant, a health care professional and a community activist to her work on the City Council. She is a graduate of the University of Ulster, UK, and received a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Simmons College, Boston.