Clergy Trust Leadership

Board of Trustees

Mr. Mark Vachon

Chair

Fr. Fitzgerald

Very Rev. Richard W. Fitzgerald

Vice Chair

Mr. Charles l. Clough Jr.

Paul T. Currie

Mr. Daniel T. Flatley

Mr. David Hegarty

Very Rev. William P. Joy

Maureen Joyce

Rev. J. Michael Lawlor

James MacDonald

Ms. Sharon McNally

Very Rev. Linh T. Nguyen

Mr. Kevin C. Phelan

Rev. Thomas S. Rafferty

Trustees Emeriti

Rev. Gerard Petringa

Mr. C. Michael Daley

Jean Tempel

Senior Management Team

Mike Scannell

Mike brings 32 years of experience in human resources, financial services, and philanthropic leadership. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President of Global Human Resources for State Street Corporation and President of the State Street Foundation, the company’s charitable giving entity. Mike earned a BA in Economics and Business Management from Stonehill College and a graduate certification in Human Resources Management from Northeastern University.

Active in several nonprofits, Mike serves as Vice Chair of Ellis Memorial Board, on the Stonehill College President’s Advisory Council, and on the Board of Catholic Memorial School.

Maryellen Barrett

Maryellen is a member of Clergy Trust’s senior management team and is responsible for the overall financial and administrative functions of Clergy Trust, as well as daily fiscal and operational management. She brings more than 30 years of experience in financial and project management and business leadership in both the public and private sectors.

Maryellen works closely with the Executive Director, Board of Trustees, and sub-committees to review and implement strategy.

Stephen Gust

Stephen is a part of Clergy Trust’s senior management team, a member of the Dedicated Care Team, and has worked at Regina Cleri for 30 years; the last 17 as Director. He has a license in Nursing Home Administration, and in his current role, he leads the strategic direction of the residence and is responsible for the day-to-day operations, overseeing a team of managers that assist in providing the highest quality of care for the permanent and respite care residents.

Courtney O’Brien

Courtney has worked in non-profit Development and Marketing for more than 10 years. She managed fundraising and development for NPH USA’s Mid-Atlantic Region and the Little Sisters of the Poor in Somerville. Before joining Clergy Trust’s senior management team, Courtney worked alongside the Clergy Trust team for many years in her role as Senior Director of Marketing and Communications for the Archdiocese of Boston’s Development office.

Mr. Mark Vachon

Chair

  • Former senior executive and Corporate Executive Council Member, General Electric
  • Board Member: bluebird bio, Numotion Mobility, Klöckner Pentaplast
  • Member Dean’s Executive Council D’Amore McKim Business School – Northeastern University
  • Northeastern University, B.S.
  • Boston College, M.A.
Fr. Fitzgerald

Very Reverend Richard W. Fitzgerald

  • Ordained a Priest June 20, 1987
  • Current Administrator of Saint Columbkille in Brighton
  • Vicar Forane of Central Region IV
  • Prior assignments include Office of Clergy Personnel, St Paul, Wellesley, St Agatha, Milton, St John, Peabody
  • Bachelor Degree in Organizational Behavior and Master Degree in Divinity
  • Prior to entering Pope St. John XXIII Seminary in 1983, worked for the Federal Government for 11 years. Most of those years in the Department of Defense as a Contracting Officer responsible for the post-award Administration of Defense contracts in the Metropolitan Boston area at that time in the amount of $250 Million.
  • Citizen of Boston for a lifetime

Mr. Charles Clough, Jr.

  • Chairman, CEO Clough Captial Partners, L.P.
  • Chief Investment Strategist at Merrill Lynch & Co
  • Ordained a permanent deacon in 1986
  • Trustee Yawkey Foundation
  • BC Board of Trustees
  • Boston College, ’64
  • University of Chicago MBA

Paul. T. Currie

  • Senior Financial Services Executive/Consultant, HCL Technologies
  • Former Senior VP, Head of Global Reconciliation and Controls, State Street Bank Corporation

Mr. Daniel Flatley

  • Trustee of the Flatley Foundation
  • Trustee of Wentworth Institute of Technology (Boston, MA)
  • Served on Board of Trustees of former Meetinghouse Bank (Dorchester, MA)
  • Member of the Governing Board of the Irish Famine Memorial at Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA)
  • Trustee of St. Anselm College (Manchester, NH)
  • University of Vermont 1981; MAT Boston College 1989
  • Father of three; husband of Maureen (Flanagan) Flatley Formerly of Dedham, MA

Mr. David Hegarty

  • Covenant House International, Trustee, Member of Audit and Program Committees
  • Diversified Healthcare Trust, Former President and COO
  • The RMR Group, Former EVP and Executive Committee Member
  • American Seniors Housing Association, Former Executive Committee member
  • Radius Ventures, L.P., Former Board of Advisors
  • Certified Public Accountant, formerly with EY
  • University of Massachusetts, B.B.A.

Maureen Joyce

  • City Auditor, City of Boston
  • Member & Volunteer in COGR, EACUBO, NACUBO, NECA, NCURA, FDP, and Boston Consortium
  • Member, Boston Latin Academy/Girls Latin School Foundation
  • Member, St. Theresa of Avila Parish Finance Committee
  • B.S. University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • M.B.A. Northeastern University

Rev. J. Michael Lawlor

  • Ordained a Priest in May 1973
  • Currently serves as Pastor of The Church of St. Paul in Hamilton, MA
  • Prior assignments include: St. Joseph Parish, Needham, St. Maria Goretti Parish, Lynnfield; St. Ann Parish, Peabody; St. Mary of the Annunciation Parish, Danvers; St. Theresa of Avila, West Roxbury
  • Has served on the Archdiocese’s Presbyterial Council, the College of Consultors, the Board of Trustees for Saint John Seminary, and several other Archdiocesan committees

James MacDonald

  • Current Senior Advisor, Fidelity Investments focusing on strategic initiatives.
  • 20+ years as Executive at Fidelity Investments with a proven track record of developing strategies and growing businesses, while delivering long-term financial performance in highly competitive markets.
  • Many years in technology including Athena Health, State Street Corporation, and Bank NY Mellon
  • Longtime parishioner of Holy Family Parish, Duxbury
  • BS, University of Massachusetts; The Wharton School Executive Development Program, University of PA

Ms. Sharon McNally

  • President of Camp Harbor View, Chief of Staff of The Connors Family Office
  • Schwartz Center, Chair, Board of Directors
  • Camp Harbor View, Board of Directors Member
  • Community Servings, Board of Directors Member and Development Committee Member
  • Big Sister Association of Greater Boston, Past President, Board of Directors; Chair, President’s Council
  • RIZE Massachusetts, Chairman’s Council Member
  • St. Cecilia’s Parish, Chair, Development Committee 
  • Colby College, B.A. in Government
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Very Rev. Linh Nguyen

  • Ordained a Deacon 1/29/2000 at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross
  • Ordained a Priest 5/27/2000 at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross
  • Pastor of St. Marks & St. Ambrose in Dorchester
  • Vicar Forane of Central Region V II

Mr. Kevin C. Phelan

  • Co-Chairman, Colliers International
  • Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Finance Council; Real Estate Subcommittee, Chairman
  • Boston Foundation, Director Emeritus
  • Boston Police Foundation, Trustee
  • Crossroads/Camp Wing, Chairman
  • Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce; Executive Committee
  • Providence College, Trustee; Capital Campaign, CoChairman;
  • Varsity Athletic Committee; Facilities Committee Member
  • Providence College, B.S., Business Administration
  • Boston College, MBA.

Rev. Thomas S. Rafferty

  • Ordained a Priest in May 2005
  • Currently serves as Pastor of St. Oscar Romero Parish in Canton, MA
  • Prior assignments include: St. John the Evangelist Parish, Swampscott, St. Patrick Parish, Natick
  • Before entering the seminary, Fr. Rafferty earned his law degree at New England School of Law and worked many years as a lawyer
  • Undergraduate degree from Boston College

Mr. Michael Shaughnessy

  • Co-Owner Shaughnessy & Allen Co.
  • BS in Civil Engineering
  • Trustee NE Carpenters Pension, Annuity & H & W Funds & Teamsters Care Health & Welfare Funds
  • Former Trustee BC High
  • Former Hingham Board of Assessors

Rev. Gerard Petringa

Emeritus

  • Presbyteral Council
  • Former Episcopal Vicar of the North Region
  • Ordained to the Catholic Priesthood, 1988
  • B.A., M.Div., M.A., St. John Seminary, Boston
  • Graduate Apprentice, Licensed Master Pipefitter
  • Merrimack College

Mr. C. Michael Daley

Development Committee, Chair

  • Emmanuel College, Past Chair, Board of Trustees
  • Boston College,
  • McMullen Museum of Arts
  • Patron’s Committee, Chair
  • Boston College Club, Founding Member,
  • Board of Directors
    Greater Boston YMCA,
  • Board Member Finance Committee
  • Cathedral High School, Board of Trustees
  • Catholic Schools Foundation, Executive Council
  • Honorary Doctor of Law, Emmanuel College
  • Lojack Corporation, Former Chairman, CEO & President
  • Daley Care Management Company, Former Owner/Operator

Ms. Jean Tempel

Governance Committee Chair

  • Former EVP, The Boston Company, Boston Safe Deposit and Trust Co.
  • Former, President, COO, Safeguard Scientifics, Inc.
  • Founder, retired, First Light Capital; startup venture
  • Dana Farber Cancer Institution, Trustee
  • Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; Trustee
  • Boston Health Care for Homeless, Director
  • Connecticut College, Trustee Emeritus
  • Northeastern University, Vice Chair Emeritus
  • Connecticut College, BA; RPI, MS computer science
  • Harvard Business School, Advanced Mgmt. Program

Mr. John A. Kaneb

Chair Emeritus

  • Chair and CEO, H.P. Hood
  • Partners Healthcare, Trustee Emeritus
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Trustee Emeritus
  • McLean Hospital, Trustee Emeritus
  • Harvard Medical School, Board of Fellows
  • University of Notre Dame, Trustee Emeritus
  • Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston, Vice Chair Emeritus
  • Finance Council
  • Harvard University, B.A. in Economics
  • St. Anselm College, Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree
  • University of Notre Dame, Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree

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The Clergy Trust Team and Board of Trustees thank Cardinal Seán for his unfailing commitment to his brother priests and his enthusiasm in working with laity over the last 20 years, creating a lasting legacy on the Archdiocese of Boston and the future care of our clergy.

For his loving ministry, his servant leadership, and his gracious collaboration, we are eternally grateful.

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