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.
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.
Kevin Crane '82 - Treasurer, Board of Trustees and Managing Consultant at Aliter Investment Services and Alumnus
Prior to joining Aliter Investment Services, Kevin spent 7 years as a Vice President in the Investment Manager Services Division at State Street Bank & Trust. Kevin was also 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.
Heather M. (McEwan) Mandosa ’94 - Secretary, Board of Trustees, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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