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.
Matthew P. Albanese, Esq. '90 - Attorney and Alumnus
Matthew is a 1990 Cardinal Spellman Graduate and enjoyed serving as Senior Class president and co-captain of the Boy’s Varsity Soccer team. Since that time, Matthew has volunteered for the school’s Office of Advancement and has presented before the CSHS Parents Association.
After leaving Spellman, Matthew attended Providence College and then went on to receive his Juris Doctor from Suffolk University School of Law. Following law school, Matthew also earned his M.B.A. from Suffolk University’s Sawyer School of Management with a concentration in international business. He is admitted to practice in the Massachusetts state courts, the United States District Court, District of Massachusetts, and the United State Supreme Court.
Having a strong background in public service, Matthew served as Chief of Staff to former State Representative Thomas O’Brien of Kingston, MA before later working as the legal counsel to the Massachusetts House Committee on Medicaid before entering private practice as an attorney specializing in Estate Planning and Elder Law. He founded his own practice in 2010, specializing in elder and disability law.
Selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2012, Matthew is committed to advocating on behalf of seniors and disabled individuals throughout the Commonwealth. A member of the Board of Directors to the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Matthew has testified before legislative committees and regulatory agencies in an effort to secure benefits for disadvantaged seniors and their families. He was recently appointed by Governor Deval Patrick to serve as a member of the Massachusetts Elder Economic Security Commission.
Recognizing the importance of continuing education, Matthew is a member of the volunteer faculty of the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education for attorneys. He is also a member of the Plymouth County Bar Association, Norfolk County Bar Association, and the Massachusetts Guardianship Association.
Matthew currently resides in the Town of West Bridgewater with his wife Charleen. An active member of the community, Matthew has served on the Town’s Finance Committee, Board of Selectmen, and committee on economic development. In addition, he has volunteered for the Council on Aging and was a member of the West Bridgewater Lions Club.
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 - Senior Vice President/Treasurer of Fidelity Institutional and Alumnus
Mike Kearney is on a special assignment serving as Head of Treasury for FIL Limited, the international equivalent to Fidelity Investments (FMR LLC), the US based financial services firm. Mike is based in London, UK where he is responsible for Debt, Cash and Currency Management for the Group. Prior to joining FIL, Mike was Treasurer of FMR LLC’s brokerage arm, responsible for the Cash Management, Check & Paper Processing, Securities Recon and Firm Funding of FMR’s Broker Dealer, National Financial Services LLC.
Overall, Mike is starting his twentieth year at Fidelity, spending his first ten years overseeing various treasury / capital planning functions at FMR. Following his role in FMR Corporate Treasury, Mike spent three years as Treasurer of Devonshire Investors LLC, Fidelity's strategic investments / private equity group directing its liquidity management and external financing requirements.
Prior to Fidelity, Mike worked in Finance, Treasury and Tax roles at what are now Verizon Communications, Inc. and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
Mike received his AB in Economics from the College of the Holy Cross, a MBA from the University of Notre Dame and a MSF from Boston College. Mike holds the CFA designation and his Series 7, 24, 27 and 99 FINRA registrations. Mike graduated from Cardinal Spellman in 1979 and resides today with his family in Cohasset, MA.
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.
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).