Barry Cosgrove – Chairman, President & CEO, Blackmore Partners
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).
Dr. John Aherne -
Dr. John Joseph Aherne obtained his Doctor of Education, Ed.D., in 1992 from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, after having obtained his Master of Education in 1975 from Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater. Dr. Ahern served as Superintendent of Schools of the Abington Public School District, Abington, MA, from July 1992 - August 2007 and is a certified Massachusetts: Superintendent and Secondary Principal.
Today, Dr, Aherne is an Adjunct faculty member in the School of Graduate and Professional Studies teaching courses in Human Resource and Organizational Potential, Policy Analysis, Leadership and The Change Process at Endicott College in Beverly, MA, and is also an instructor in Leadership Licensure Programs for Superintendents/Assistant Superintendents and Principals/Assistant Principals and Strategic Planning Consultant, Workshop Facilitator and Executive Coach for Teachers21 in Wellesley, MA.
Among Jack’s many professional achievements, he has served as Site Visitor for the U.S. Department of Education's Blue-Ribbon Schools Recognition Program; as Board of Directors of Project Contemporary Competitiveness, Inc. as well as Board Director and Past President of the Regional Educational Assessment and Diagnostic Services (R.E.A.D.S.).
Jack’s wealth of knowledge and experience are an enormous addition to the Board of Trustees.
John "Jack" Bailey -
Owner, Eddie Bailey's Garage
A lifelong resident of nearby Abington, Jack graduated from Spellman in 1964 and since that time has been a loyal and supportive alumnus who could be counted on to lend a helping hand; whatever the need. Known locally as the “mayor” of the small town of Abington, Jack has been very active in the community. The proprietor of Eddie Bailey’s Garage in Abington, Jack is well known for his successful work as Chairman of the very famous Abington Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. In that capacity, he not only presides over monthly organizational meetings, but in addition, directs publicity, secures grants, organizes fundraising events and contracts the various marching groups - all to ensure an extremely popular and highly successful annual event.
Jack is married to Kathy, and their three children- Amy, Kenneth and Timothy- are all Spellman graduates. He is an active member of the Abington Knights of Columbus and the Saint Vincent DePaul Society and served for many years as President of the Abington Music Parent Organization.
Msgr. Arthur Coyle -
Dr. Mary T. Brophy - M.D., M.P.H.
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.
Secretary for Pastoral Services, Archdiocese of Boston
If ever there is anyone with a Spellman connection it is Msgr. Art Coyle! Spellman was fortunate to have Msgr. Coyle as chaplain of our school from 1985-1992. Msgr. Coyle, a native of Weymouth, graduated from Sacred Heart High School in 1969 and then went on to Saint John’s Seminary College of Liberal Arts where in 1973 he received his Bachelors Degree. In 1977, he received his Masters Degree in Divinity from St. John’s Seminary School of Theology and followed that by earning a Masters Degree in education from Cambridge College in 1990.
Msgr. Coyle’s ministry has been a gift to all of us from his early days in St. Patrick’s Parish in Brockton to Framingham State College where he served as Director of Campus Ministry, to Spellman in his ministry as Chaplain, and to Norwood where he was administrator of Saint Peter Parish. After he completed his ministry at Spellman, Msgr. Coyle was named Parochial Vicar of Saint Mary’s in Scituate and then in 1993 he was appointed pastor of Saint Patrick’s in Lowell where he served until 1998. From this assignment, Msgr. Coyle was appointed as Director of the Pastoral Institute at Saint John’s Seminary and in 2001 was appointed as Archdiocesan Secretary for Pastoral Services a position he now holds in the Archdiocese of Boston
Msgr. Coyle is presently the moderator of the Presbyteral Council, a member of the Archdiocesan Administrative Cabinet, Secretary to the Archdiocesan Administrative Cabinet, Secretary to the Archdiocesan College of Consulators and a member of the Board of Trustees and the Finance Committee of the Archdiocesan Central High Schools, Inc. as well as numerous other boards.
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.
Louis DiPietro - Vice President, Panera Bread
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.
Mark C. Gildea - Attorney
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. Three of their five children are graduates of Spellman, one is attending Spellman, and the fifth will follow soon.
Colleen Honan - Senior Vice President, OneSource Information Services
Colleen graduated from Cardinal Spellman in 1984 and presently serves as Senior Vice President, Global Sales & Services, at OneSource Information Services.
In her role at OneSource, Colleen is responsible for the company's worldwide sales initiatives including direct, channel, go-to-market strategies, and alliances. Colleen manages a sales organization across the UK, Europe, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong and India. Previously, Colleen held a variety of executive positions for which she consistently exceeded revenue and expense expectations.
A frequent industry speaker addressing sales processes and sales organization structures, Colleen earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Merrimack College, North Andover, MA. Colleen is married to Kevin Honan, a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Colleen and Kevin reside in Brighton with their daughter, Molly, who is in her second year at Boston Latin High School.
Michael J. Kearney - Senior Vice President/Treasurer of Fidelity Institutional
Mike is Senior Vice President/Treasurer of Fidelity Institutional (“FI”) and has responsibility for managing Fidelity Investments brokerage arm’s banking relationships and reconciliations, cash management services, FundsNetwork AR/Billing and commission/interest schedules for Brokerage's client intermediaries and their customers. Further, FI Treasury is 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 current role, Mike was Vice President/Treasurer of Devonshire Investors (Devonshire), the private equity arm of Fidelity Investments. Devonshire acts as manager for a series of strategic investments made by Fidelity and its affiliates in a variety of asset classes, i.e. biotechnology, oil & gas exploration, venture capital, LBO, professional building supplies, real estate and telecommunications.
Prior to working at Devonshire, Mike was Vice President/Assistant Treasurer - FMR LLC, the holding company for what is commonly known as Fidelity Investments, where he was responsible for overseeing cash management, bank relations and capital planning functions. Mike joined Fidelity Investments in 1997 as Director, Capital Planning within FMR Treasury responsible for sourcing of debt capital from external institutions and the stakeholder relations and financial management of Fidelity's outstanding debt obligations.
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 - Chairman & CEO, Lexington Insurance Company
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.
Matt Keswick - President, Keswick Consulting
Matt's leadership experience has been polished and sharpened as president of a full service government relations and business development consulting firm serving commercial enterprises throughout the Northeast region of the US and Canada. He has also held the office of Assistant Chief of Staff/Director of Intergovernmental Relations in the Office of the Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from August 1996 - May 2001.
Matt is a Boston College graduate and a Quincy native. He has spent over a decade in public service as a trustee for Bridgewater State College.
Geradine A. Mahoney - Sr. Associate Director of Athletics, Harvard University (Finance and Administration)
A native of Abington and an outstanding Spellman alumna from the Class of 1984, Geradine Mahoney continued her education at Bentley College where she earned a B.S. degree in Accountancy. Geradine began her professional career as a staff accountant for Deloitte & Touche and later became budget manager for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Geradine brings to Spellman significant Board experience particularly with the Medical Area Federal Credit Union where she has been Board Director since 1999. For that group she has served as Chair of the Supervisory Committee and of the Investment Committee. In addition, she enjoys membership on the Budget and Planning Committee and the Board Appoinyed Compliance Review Committee.
A member of the Cardinal Spellman High School Athletic Hall of Fame, Geradine has devoted much time and energy as a Coach and Volunteer Abington Softball League for Girls Association and has served as Vice President of that group.
John E. Walsh
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 President of Independence Insurance Agency Inc., in Abington, a small business focused on meeting the insurance needs of families on the South Shore and he is active in
many community organizations.
Since 2007, John is also the Chair of the Massachusetts Democratic Party. He was Deval Patrick’s Campaign Manager in 2005-2006 and Transition Director for the incoming Patrick-Murray administration in 2007. He has actively participated in numerous campaigns, serving in many different capacities, including Campaign Manager for the Mass Democratic Party’s 2002 Coordinated Campaign; which set records for party unity, fundraising and grassroots activities.
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 lives in Abington with his wife Donna and their son Coleman.
Governor Deval Patrick recently honored John by appointing him to serve on the Board of Trustees of Bridgewater State University.
John "Jack" T. Yunits, Esq. - Attorney
A resident of Brockton, Jack Yunits brings to our Board a vast amount of experience both as a lawyer, a mediator/arbitrator and as the former mayor of our city of Champions. Jack’s two daughters who are Spellman graduates, Casey ‘00 and Mairi ’07.
Jack’s educational journey began at Boston College High School and continued at the Heights where he earned an A.B. degree in Economics and Philosophy. He went on to New England School of Law where he earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree and was admitted to practice law the same year. Jack enjoyed a very successful career as an Attorney at Law/Trial Attorney.
In 1996, he was elected Mayor of the City of Brockton, a position which he held for ten years. During that decade, under Jack’s capable and energetic leadership, the city began a period of remarkable growth and transformation.
Among the many appointments and honors that Jack has held in recent years are: President, Brockton Boys & Girls Club; Board of Directors, 21st Century Corp.; President, Massachusetts Mayors Association; Chairman , United Way Campaign; Board of Directors, Fuller Museum of Art; Chairman, Clean Water Council; Member, Governor’s Brownfields Committee. In addition, he has received awards from the Brockton Historical Society, the Mainspring Coalition for the Homeless, New England School of Law, Stonehill College, and B.C. High.
Mike Zooleck - Branch Manager/Director, WB Mason
Mike Zooleck is a South Shore native. He graduated from Hingham High School in 1983 and earned his BA in Communications from Westfield State College in 1987. He is currently a senior operating executive with WB Mason.
After college, Mike began working for Clean Harbors in Braintree. He later went on to found two businesses of his own; Global Recycling Technologies and Commonwealth Industries. After selling his share in both companies, Mike joined WB Mason in 2000, where he became Branch Manager/Director of Central Mass Region. Mike was awarded Branch Manager of the Year in 2010.
Mike offers a unique perspective for the board. His son, Maxwell, is a future graduate of Cardinal Spellman High School, class of 2015. Mike resides in Stoughton, MA with his wife, Lisa, and their three children.