Chapter President

Thomas McCabe

Tom graduated from Merrimack College with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He started his long-term career at IRS in the formerly known Collection Division then transferred to Examination as a general program internal revenue agent. Tom is a IRS certified instructor, OJI and worked in those roles locally as well as for the National Office. He has experience in Specialty Tax, as Revenue Agent Technical Advisor for the Taxpayer Advocate Service, contributed to the National Taxpayer Advocate’s Annual Report to Congress and worked as an Analyst with the
Whistleblower Program. He continues to maintain contacts and relationships with colleagues in those programs to this day which may become useful to Chapter 23. He has also witnessed the changes from the Examination, Collection, Taxpayer Service IRS module to the concept of Business Operating Divisions and its challenges to management and employees. Tom was an appointed Steward in 2016, 2017 and ran
unopposed for Chapter President in the 2018 Chapter election. Tom hopes his years of experiences across multiple specialties and functions that he earned professionally and personally will be beneficial to the Chapter. Tom has been complemented by an experienced and dedicated team of officers and is furthering outreach to members and potential members with stewards who are effective and supported by resources from NTEU’s exceptional leadership headed by national president Tony Reardon. Tom is
also building a stronger leadership team for tomorrow’s chapter by enhancing union leadership trainings. Tom has been humbly raising children and grandchildren as his own with his significant other. Tom is an avid winter and summer sports enthusiast.

Executive Vice President

Rebecca Ko

Rebecca holds a bachelor’s degree in business management with a minor degree in art from Northeastern University. Rebecca also holds graduate degrees in taxation and professional accounting from Suffolk University. Rebecca has substantial experience in the field of retirement financial compliance in the industry and as a self-employed consultant. Her tax compliance skills were exemplified by work at two of the big four
accounting firms prior to starting her IRS career as an LB&I Revenue Agent. Rebecca was an appointed Steward in 2016; elected interim Executive Vice-president in 2017 and re-elected to that position in the 2018 Chapter election. Her current role is to assist the Chapter president with updating and managing Chapter operations, web site, mini-chapter meetings, outreach to management for improved communication between the Chapter and its members. Further, Rebecca has been actively involved in
representing members for a number of critical issues and to insure employee rights are protected. Rebecca enjoys her quality time with her young child. She also enjoys antiquing and travel for leisure.

Vice President of Exam and Chief Steward

Linda Candela

Linda is a graduate of Nichols College and a CPA. She joined the service in 1991 as a grade 9 “General Program” Revenue Agent. Prior to that she worked both in public and private accounting. In 2000, when LB&I stood up, she was assigned to SBSE as a Revenue Agent until 2003 when she was promoted to LB&I. She has been an LB&I Revenue Agent ever since. In 2013 she became a steward in NTEU Chapter 23. In 2015 she was elected to the position of Vice President of Exam and MITS. In 2018 she was reelected to that position and appointed as Chief Steward of Chapter 23. Linda believes all employees should be treated with dignity and respect. She believes in fighting to keep the benefits and protections we all enjoy. There is strength in numbers and the voice of organized employees in NTEU will be heard!

Vice President of Collections

Matthew Curewitz


Jill Regan