Board of Trustees
Kevin Kelley '68 - Chair, Board of Trustees
Chairman & CEO, Lexington Insurance Company and Alumnus. Vice Chairman, Global Risk Solutions, Liberty Mutual Group
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.
Kevin Crane '82 - Treasurer
Board of Trustees and Vice President of the Alpha Services Division at State Street Bank & Trust
Prior to joining the Alpha Services Division, Kevin spent seven years as a Vice President in the Investment Manager Services Division at State Street. Kevin’s resume also includes his experience as Director of Investment Operations at Deutsche Asset Management, where he stayed for 16 years. Kevin has also held management and consulting positions at Credit Suisse First Boston Asset Management and Aliter Investment Services, 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 call Spellman their alma mater; 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 where he majored in Marketing.
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.
Jon Lemieux '87
Executive Vice President, Vertex
John Lemieux is a licensed Professional Engineer in Massachusetts. He holds OSHA 10 Hour Construction Safety and OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER certifications. Mr. Lemieux is an active member of the engineering community, holding memberships with the A.S.C.E, B.S.C.E., and N.S.P.E
Mr. Lemieux is a highly respected consultant to the surety claims industry. He has a wide range of experience on projects in areas such as educational facilities, stadiums, offices, transportation, wastewater treatment, biotechnology, hotels, residential, detention facilities, and government military facilities, among others. Mr. Lemieux is an expert in all facets of the construction industry from conception through closeout.
Reverend Tony Szakaly
Director of Campus Ministry and Alumni Minister, Stonehill College
Fr. Tony was born April 25, 1960 in South Bend, Indiana, the youngest of four boys. He is a total educational product of Holy Cross. He was taught by the Holy Cross Sisters at St. Joseph Grade School, the Holy Cross Brothers at St. Joseph High School and the Holy Cross Priests at the University of Notre Dame, all within walking distance of his family home. Fr. Tony is what is known as a triple domer, having three degrees from Notre Dame. He received a Bachelor of Arts in 1982 and a Master of Business of Administration in 1985 before entering the seminary and earning a Master of Divinity in 1991. Fr. Tony made his final vows in Holy Cross in August of 1991 and was ordained a priest in April of 1992. His first assignment as a priest was as associate pastor at St. Clement’s Parish in Hayward, California. In 1995, Fr. Tony was assigned as pastor of St. Joseph Parish in South Bend, Indiana, which was the parish in which he attended grammar school. In 2003, he was asked by Fr. David Tyson, CSC, the newly elected provincial of the Indiana Province, to be assistant provincial and treasurer of the Province. In that role, Fr. Tony supervised the finances of the entire province in the US, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Mexico and Chile. He traveled extensively in these areas visiting our priests and brothers in their various works and ministries. After the Indiana Province and the Eastern Province of Holy Cross merged in 2011, Fr. Tony continued in his role as assistant provincial and treasurer until his term in office ended with the election of a new provincial in 2012. He was then assigned to Stonehill College as the Superior of the Holy Cross priests and brothers in the Easton area in July of 2012. Fr. Tony serves as Director of Campus Ministry and Alumni Chaplain.
As Superior of the local Holy Cross community in Easton, he serves on the Board of Fellows and the Board of Incorporators of Stonehill College. In addition, he currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Ave Maria Press, the publishing company that Holy Cross runs at Notre Dame, Indiana. On the Provincial level, Fr. Tony also serves on the Finance Committee and Properties Committee. While Fr. Tony was pastor, he served the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend as chairman of the Diocesan Endowment Trust, and as a member of the Diocesan School Board, the Diocesan Building Committee and the Diocesan Capital Campaign Committee.
Ray Richard '67
Golf Shop Manager, Willowbend Country Club
Ray Richard graduated from the Stockbridge School of Agriculture at University of Massachusetts with a degree in Turf Management. In 1971, he joined the U.S. Navy where he was stationed for two years at the Naval Air Station in Keflavik, Iceland. After an honorable discharge, Ray worked as an assistant superintendent at Norfolk Golf Course in Dedham and Milton Hoosic Club. He was a representative in the early 1980s for The Dunlop Golf Company and then spent 25 years in the golf retail industry with Nevada Bob’s Golf and Tennis Shops and Joe & Leigh’s Golf Shop at Pine Oaks Golf Course in Easton. He currently manages the pro shop at Willowbend Country Club in Mashpee.
Ray’s amateur golf career has been very impressive. He is the 2012 and 2011 MGA State Senior 4Ball Champion; 1995 Southeastern Massachusetts Champion; Cape Cod Amateur Champion in 1990, 1992 and 1994; 1989 Hornblower Memorial Champion; 5-time Brockton City 4Ball Champion; 4-time Thorny Lea Club Champion; 2-time John Cronin Memorial Champion. In 1989 he was a finalist in the Mass State Amateur Championship and he has been a quarter-finalist in three other Mass State Amateur Championships. Ray is also a two-time member of the Massachusetts Tri State Team. Ray won the Brockton City Open in 2004. In April 2016, Ray won the 2016 Seagulls 4Ball Championship at Hyannisport after 32 years of competing in it. He has been in the final four times prior.
Ray helped to establish the committee for Spellman’s Edward Amaral Golf Tournament. He continues to serve on the committee for The Cardinal Spellman High School Golf Tournament. He currently resides with his wife Diane in Bourne and remains in close contact with many Spellman alumni.
Dr. Patrick F. Brophy, M.D. '74 - Board Secretary
Dr. Patrick F. Brophy, M.D. graduated from Cardinal Spellman High School in 1974. He attended Stonehill College, graduating in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He then went on to obtain a Masters of Science degree in Medical Microbiology in 1981 from Creighton University, Omaha Nebraska having done research in bacterial toxins. He then entered Tufts University School of Medicine.
At Tufts, he continued his research and served as his class and Student Council President. Upon graduation in 1985, he received the Martin Loeb Prize in Surgery and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.
Dr. Brophy then competed a residency in General Surgery at New England Medical Center in Boston and a Surgical Oncology Fellowship at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia.
In1992, he entered practice in Cincinnati, Ohio and became a leader in the surgical community, involved in educating medical students and surgical residents as the Associate Residency Director at the Jewish Hospital.
Dr. Brophy returned to Massachusetts in 2002 where he practiced at the Winchester Hospital until 2015. While there he helped expand and develop the cancer program, serving as the chairman of the hospital’s cancer committee for 10 yrs. He also continued to be involved in the education of medical students and residents from Tufts as an Assistant Clinical Instructor in Surgery.
A member of the US Army Reserve for 28 years, Dr. Brophy was deployed numerous times, including to Bosnia, Kuwait, Afghanistan and Iraq. He retired at the rank of Colonel in 2016 having served in multiple staff and command positions. He was a member of the faculty at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences Department of Surgery.
Dr. Brophy has been a long time supporter of Cardinal Spellman High School and looks forward to giving back to the school that provided the basis for his success as a member of the Board.
George Kelly '68
George Kelly grew up in Brockton and attended Cardinal Spellman High School from 1964-1968. While at Spellman he played football, basketball and baseball, and was later inducted as a member of the Athletic Hall of Fame. George was also involved in student government. After graduating, he attended Bridgewater State College where he majored in history and sociology. He also played four years on the football team, and as a senior he was recognized with the athletic department’s Dean Lee Harrington Unsung Hero Award. George later earned an MAT in Social Sciences, and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Educational Leadership. He also pursued further graduate work at Harvard University and Boston University. George taught in Mansfield, mostly at the high school level, and held a number of coaching positions including head football and head track coach. He was selected for the Mansfield school system’s Outstanding Service Award. Mr. Kelly moved on to become Assistant Principal at East Bridgewater High School in 1988 and was later promoted to Principal. He was also Principal at Nantucket High School from 2004 – 2008 and Director of Student Services from 2008 – 2010. Mr. Kelly currently resides in Bridgewater with his wife, Linda Amaral (’68), a former trustee. They are the proud parents of four children: Jonathan, Angela, Colleen and Lauren.
George is thankful for the many opportunities that Spellman provided academically, athletically, socially and spiritually. He is especially grateful to the Sisters of St. Joseph who comprised nearly all of the faculty at the time of his attendance. Their devotion to teaching influenced his decision to pursue a career in education. George also notes the positive influence of his coaches, particularly Peter Ambrose, for teaching him many of life’s lessons through football. He is also thankful to have played under Eddie Amaral who continued to serve as a life- long mentor. Many long lasting friendships were developed at Spellman that have continued for over 50 years. Most importantly, Spellman provided the opportunity for him to meet his wife, Linda and to become part of the best extended family one could ever hope to have – the Amarals.
Vice-Chair, Board of Trustees
Jenifer is the Founding Partner of a is a full-service business law firm representing hundreds of companies across the South Shore and throughout Massachusetts. The Firm has a diverse client base, which includes closely held businesses, family-owned businesses and non-profit entities spanning many different industries, such as construction, manufacturing, education, professional services, human services and hospitality. Attorney Pinkham has been practicing law for 17 years, and during that time has represented several private schools, advising on school search and criminal issues, student discipline and due process, injuries to students, athletics and school governance.
Jenifer is active in the South Shore business community, and currently serves on the Executive Committee of the South Shore Chamber of Commerce. Jenifer is committed to Catholic education as a graduate of Saint Anselm College (Class of 1999). She resides in East Bridgewater with her husband, Brian, and their two children, Braden and Makenna.
Jensen Denoyes '2003
Board of Trustees
Jensen Denoyes grew up in Brockton. He is a graduate of Cardinal Spellman High School and holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication from Bridgewater State University as well as an MBA from the University of Phoenix. He joined the Brockton Mayor’s Office as the Communication Liaison in February 2020. His responsibilities include overseeing and producing content for the Mayor’s Office’s social media outlets and spearheading a weekly TV show initiative to promote the Mayor’s plan for the City of Brockton on the local Brockton Community Access channel. Before joining this role, he taught speech communications at Massasoit Community College as a college professor. Jensen also hosted and produced an educational TV show called “Hero In U” for Plymouth County. Jensen is multilingual and honored to serve the Cardinal Spellman High School as a Broad of Trustee, one of the most diverse private schools in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Board of Trustees
Steven is the father of a 2005 Spellman graduate and serves as the President for the Prone Family Foundation which was entrusted to him by his late Uncle, a Harvard-educated lawyer and retired colonel in the U.S Army. This foundation is an educational scholarship charity that helps support Spellman's financial aid packages, upgrades our campus and helps in attracting and retaining a more diverse student body. Steven's son, Chris attended Spellman before moving on to become a programmer and analyst for a large hospital system in the state and Steven explains that he gives back to our school because of the wonderful education he felt Spellman provided his son.
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Bob Surrette '84 is currently the President of his firm, McAndrews, Held and Malloy in Chicago where he has worked since finishing law school. This the same firm he completed his federal clerkship for while studying. He is now currently a trustee for Spellman, his alma mater. Bob attended Providence College before transferring to the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He then received his masters' degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Surrette currently resides in Chicago with his wife and two sons.
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Geradine A. Mahoney '84 - Chair Emeritus, Board of Trustees, Sr. Associate Director of Athletics for Finance and Administration, Harvard University and Alumna
Barry Cosgrove '75 – Chair Emeritus, Board of Trustees; President & CEO, Blackmore Partners and Alumnus