Board of Trustees
Geradine A. Mahoney '84 - Chair, Board of Trustees, Sr. Associate Director of Athletics for Finance and Administration, Harvard University and Alumna
A native of Abington and Spellman alumna ’84, Geradine Mahoney was inducted into the Cardinal Spellman High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005.
For nearly two and a half decades, Gerrie has provided financial strategy, analyses and business planning to healthcare and academic organizations. During her professional career she has taken on increasing management and leadership responsibilities. At Harvard, as a member of the senior management team, she overseesthe administration, central operating services, IT, HR and budget for the largest intercollegiate athletic program in the country. Prior to joining Harvard in 2000, she served as the Budget Manager at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and as a senior auditor for Deloitte &Touche. In addition she was a member of the Medical Area Federal Credit Union Board of Directors from 1999-2012, chairing at various times during her tenure, the Investment Committee, Supervisory Committee and the MAFCU Good Works Foundation.
Gerrie earned her BS in Accounting from Bentley College in 1988. She has also devoted time and energy as a coach and volunteer to the Abington Softball League for Girls Association as well as serving as vice president of this group.
Louis DiPietro '89 - Vice Chair, Board of Trustees, Vice President, Panera Bread and Alumnus
Lou is a 1989 Spellman Grad. He went on to Boston College where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude, in 1993. Lou later obtained his Juris Doctor, 1996, Cum Laude, from the Boston College School of Law.
Today, Lou serves as Vice President, Associate General Counsel Panera Bread Company after having been a private business owner and practicing attorney in downtown Boston. Lou has two children and he is a volunteer for the Norfolk Little League.
Dr. Mary T. Brophy '75 - M.D., M.P.H. and Alumna
Dr. Mary Brophy was an outstanding member of Spellman’s Class of 1975. After leaving Spellman, Mary attended Stonehill College and then went on to receive an M.D. Degree from Tufts University School of Medicine. She has done a great deal of graduate work and has received a degree from Harvard’s School of Public Health.
Mary has numerous responsibilities including being an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and work with the Veteran’s Administration Healthcare System. Mary also serves on the Board of trustees for Massasoit Community College and is a Member of the Board of Health for Brockton, MA.
Mary is a very busy practitioner in the medical field and we are very fortunate to have her on our Board. She also is currently the Chairperson of Spellman’s Building Committee. She currently lives in Brockton, MA.
Kevin Crane '82 - Treasurer, Board of Trustees and Vice President, Investment Manager Services Division, State Street Bank & Trust and Alumnus
Kevin is employed by State Street Bank & Trust as a Vice President in the Investment Manager Services Division. As a relationship officer, Kevin’s roleis to manage the process of providing large global investment clients with exceptional middle office services. Prior to joining State Street in 2010, Kevin was Director of Investment Operations at Deutsche Asset Management for 16 years. Kevin also held management positions Credit Suisse First Boston Asset Management and State Street Bank, where he began his career in the financial services industry.
A graduate of Cardinal Spellman High School’s class of 1982, Kevin is the youngest of seven siblings who all graduated from Spellman; George (’73), William (’74), Timothy (’75), Brian (’78), Christopher (’79) and Kathleen (Garrity) (’81). All three of Kevin’s three sons are also graduates of Spellman; Kevin (’11), Joseph (’14) and Thomas ('16). After high school, Kevin attended North Adams State College, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, majoring in Marketing.
Kevin currently volunteers as a coach for both the boys & girls instructional basketball program in his hometown of Rockland. Kevin spent 19 years as coach & coordinator of the Holy Family School Basketball Program. He also volunteered with Rockland Youth Football, Rockland Little League Baseball, and Rockland’s Town & Travel Basketball Programs.
Francis X. Dillon - Vice President for Advancement, Stonehill College
Fran is a senior fundraising executive with more than twenty years of proven success in planning and implementing comprehensive campaigns, soliciting major gifts, coordinating board development and management, and mentoring and evaluating advancement professionals. Fran has been closely affiliated with Stonehill College since 1974. Currently serving as Stonehill’s Vice President for Advancement, Fran has served that institution in many leadership roles.
In addition to his stellar and long term contributions to Stonehill, Fran has been actively involved in many community endeavors including the Metro South Chamber of Commerce, the United Way of Greater Plymouth County and Caritas Good Samaritan Health Care System. He is currently Vice Chairman of the Board of United Way of Greater Plymouth County and Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Caritas Good Samaritan Health Care System. In addition, Fran has received many honors over the years for his outstanding service to Stonehill College, the Stonehill College Alumni Council, the Caritas Good Samaritan Medical Center and the Metro South Chamber of Commerce.
Kathryn Healy Dunford '81 - Parent and Alumna
A Spellman graduate of the Class of 1981, Kathy earned an A.B. in Communications from Boston College in 1985. A licensed insurance broker, Kathy worked in the commercial insurance industry at International Insurance Group Ltd. in Boston, and was then employed by the Forum Corporation, a leading sales and management training and consulting company, managing its global resource network.
While raising her family, Kathy has been actively involved as a volunteer with several community organizations including Cardinal Spellman High School, the Bridgewater schools, the Bridgewater Senior Center and the Meals-on-Wheels Program.
A native of Whitman, Kathy and her husband Mike reside in Bridgewater with their two daughters, Katie ’11 and Mary ’14.
Mark C. Gildea '79 - Attorney and Alumnus
A graduate of the Class of 1979 from Spellman, Mark earned an A.B. in Government from Georgetown University in 1983 and obtained his JD from the Suffolk University School of Law in 1987. Mark is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. He is a partner with law firm of Clark, Balboni and Gildea with offices in Bridgewater, Mashpee, and Providence and is engaged in the general practice of law with a concentration in government and real estate.
Mark serves as Town Counsel for the Town of Bridgewater, Legislative Counsel for the City of Brockton, and County Attorney for the County of Plymouth. Mark resides in Bridgewater with his wife, Charlotte. Four of their five children are graduates of Spellman, and one is attending Spellman.
Michael J. Kearney '79 -Treasurer – FMR LLC and Alumnus
Mike Kearney is Treasurer of FMR LLC (“FMR”) or where he is responsible for overseeing cash management, bank relations, capital planning and insurance functions on behalf of the holding company for what is commonly known as Fidelity Investments.
Prior to his current role, Mike was on a special assignment during much of 2016 serving as interim Head of Treasury for FIL Limited (“FIL”), the sister company to FMR compromised of Fidelity International and 8 Roads, FIL’s proprietary investment arm. Mike was based in London, UK where he was responsible for Debt, Cash and Currency Management for the Group.
Prior to his FIL assignment, Mike was Senior Vice President / Treasurer of Fidelity Brokerage Operations (“FBO”) and was responsibility for managing the Fidelity Investments brokerage arm’s banking relationships, brokerage reconciliations, cash management services and Fidelity’s inbound documentation and check processing function. Further, Mike’s organization was charged with efficiently funding and managing the Broker Dealer legal entity balance sheet through a diversified pool of both internal and external sources of capital while overseeing both Brokerage and Customers' 15c3-3 Investments in conjunction with the Risk, Regulatory and Capital Markets groups.
Before assuming his brokerage role, Mike was Vice President / Treasurer of Devonshire Investors, FMR’s proprietary investment arm. Mike joined Fidelity in 1997as a Director – Capital Planning function within FMR’s Corporate Treasury where he rose to the role of Vice President / Assistant Treasurer.
A graduate of the Carroll School of Management at Boston College, the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame and the College of the Holy Cross, Mike is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the Boston Security Analysts Society. In addition, Mike holds the Series 7, 24, 27 and 99 FINRA securities licenses.
Kevin Kelley '68 - Chairman & CEO, Lexington Insurance Company and Alumnus
Kevin has been a loyal alumnus of Cardinal Spellman High School’s Class of 1968. Upon graduation from Spellman, Kevin went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree from Boston University.
Kevin has pursued a very successful career in the insurance industry and has served in a number of managerial capacities in the Lexington Insurance Company where he has moved up the career ladder from Senior Underwriter, to Casualty Manager/Vice President to Senior Vice President and President. He currently serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Lexington Insurance Company. In addition, he has served on numerous boards of AIG related groups. Kevin brings to the board both experience and expertise in the realm of insurance including liability, medical and casualty.
Thomas J. Kenney '69 - Alumnus
Tom is a proud member of the Cardinal Spellman High School Class of 1969. He married classmate Joan Iacovone. Their two children, Katelyn (1998) and Joseph (2000) attended Spellman.
Tom continued his education at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. He was the recipient of the Lester Sherman Award as an outstanding scholar/athlete (1972, 1973). He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education from the University and later earned a Master of Science (1977) and C.A.G.S. (1988) degree in Educational Leadership from Bridgewater State University. Tom also completed graduate work at Northeastern and the Franklin Institute of M.I.T.
His career in education spanned forty-two years and included roles as a teacher, coach, department head, curriculum coordinator and athletic director. Tom considers Spellman legend Peter Ambrose his mentor. He spent many seasons on the Cardinal sideline coaching baseball and football with Pete. Tom also coached sub-varsity basketball for Eddie Amaral and Mike Perry at his alma mater.
Tom’s current volunteer work includes serving as President of Brockton’s “Save Our Sports” Foundation, the Old Colony YMCA Board of Governors and coaching the “Rollin’ Red Sox” of the Wheelchair Sports Federation and Wounded Warrior Project at the Brockton V.A. Hospital. Tom is also a member of the Brockton High School Athletic Hall of Fame Committee.
In 2011 Tom was honored by the Brockton Rotary Club with their annual Public Service Award for his unselfish efforts on behalf of children. He was recognized for his work with the Massachusetts Special Olympics, the Jimmy Fund and as an Outreach Volunteer for the Boston Athletic Association.
Tom has participated on various committees at Cardinal Spellman High School over the years. Joining the Board of Trustees is the latest chapter of Tom’s continued commitment to Cardinal Spellman High School.
Heather M. (McEwan) Mandosa ’94 - Assistant Principal for Academics at Medfield High School and Alumna
Heather (McEwan) Mandosa is a proud member of the CSHS Class of 1994. Upon graduation, Heather attended Saint Anselm College earning an English degree and a certificate in Communication. She went on to earn her Master of Education in Counseling Psychology from Cambridge College and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Policy, Planning, and Administration from Boston University.
Heather began her career in education as a teacher at Spellman. Heather is currently the Assistant Principal for Academics at Medfield High School in Medfield, MA. She served the Medfield school district as the guidance content specialist for eleven years after several years as guidance counselor and teacher. In addition, Heather worked for the Massachusetts Board of Building Regulations and Standards.
Heather has been committed to Spellman from an early age and developed a love of theatre through the hours spent in the Spellman auditorium as a member of the chorus and active participant of the drama club. She was a drama club officer for three years and class officer during her time at Spellman. In 2004, she was inducted into the CSHS Drama Hall of Fame. She also worked closely with the Alumni Drama Society and various spring show productions and musicals.
Heather and her husband live in Stoughton with their two children.
E. Joseph O'Keefe, S.J.
Was born and raised in Boston. His family belonged to St. Theresa of Avila Parish in his home neighborhood of West Roxbury. Fr. O’Keefe attended Saint John’s Seminary College in Brighton, Massachusetts, earning a bachelor’s degree in philosophy in 1990. Even before his time in the seminary, Fr. O’Keefe began working in state and local government where worked in both the legislative and executive branches for over fifteen years. While serving in government, Fr. O’Keefe earned his Master of Business Administration degree from Suffolk University in Boston while continuing to discern a vocation.
In 2006, Fr. O’Keefe entered the Society of Jesus. After his time in the novitiate, Fr. O’Keefe was missioned to Loyola High School of Los Angeles where he taught AP Government and Politics from 2008 to 2010. Missioned next to the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University in Berkeley, California, Fr. O’Keefe earned a Master of Divinity degree while also studying educational administration at the University of San Francisco. Following his ordination, Fr. O’Keefe served as an Associate Director for Advancement at Loyola High School of Los Angeles. In March of 2014, Fr. O’Keefe returned to Boston and assumed the role of Director of Planned Giving & Special Gifts at Boston College High School. He also serves in a pastoral role at several parishes including Holy Family Parish in Duxbury & St. Mary of the Sacred Heart in Hanover.
John E. Walsh '76 - President, Independence Insurance and Alumnus
John E. Walsh graduated from Cardinal Spellman High School in 1976. After high school, he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Politics at Princeton University. John is the Founder and Principal of Walsh Strategies, where he specializes in helping leaders and organizations fully understand and consciously engage their various constituencies as a strategy to achieve their goals. He also is President of Independence Insurance Agency Inc., in Abington, a small business focused on meeting the insurance needs of families on the South Shore.
Previously, John was Governor Deval Patrick’s Campaign Manager in 2005-2006, Transition Director for the incoming Patrick-Murray administration in 2007 and served as Chair of the Massachusetts Democratic Party from 2007 to 2013. He has actively participated in numerous campaigns, serving in many different capacities.
John was elected and served ten years as a member of the Abington Board of Selectman and he served, for three years, as a member of the Plymouth County Charter Commission. He currently lives in Dorchester with his wife Donna.
Barry Cosgrove '75 – Chair Emeritus; President & CEO, Blackmore Partners and Alumnus
Barry C. Cosgrove is a businessman, attorney and charitable director who, for the past twenty years, has successfully founded and led public and private enterprises.
A graduate of the Class of 1975 from Cardinal Spellman High School, Barry earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Marquette University 1979 and a Master’s Degree from MIT in 1981. Barry later obtained his JD from the Suffolk University School of Law (evening division)and became a member of the bar in 1985.
During his professional career Barry took on increasing management and executive responsibilities. He is a founder of DaVita, the world’s largest independent kidney dialysis company and now serves as Chairman and CEO of Blackmore Partners, a private equity firm. Barry also serves on the board of directors of several other businesses, primarily in the health care industry.
In addition to serving as Chairman of Spellman’s Board of Trustees, Barry shares his business and legal expertise with other non-profit and charitable operations. Barry has dedicated a good deal of his professional life to the goal of creating educational opportunities for financially disadvantaged students as well as for raising public awareness of the public health hazards and environmental harm caused by certain agricultural practices (cranberry bog operations, in particular).