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Board of Directors & Overseers

Board of Members

•    Diana DeBruin, OSF– Director
•    Ellen Carr, OSF – Associate Director
•    Kathryn Dean Strandell, OSF – Associate Director

Board of Directors

Mary McGoldrick, Chair

McGoldrick and her husband George own Black Rock Country Club in Hingham. In addition to volunteering in the classroom alongside Cushing’s students, McGoldrick has served on Cushing’s Capital Campaign Steering Committee and the Development Committee.  She chaired the Town Hall Building Committee in Cohasset from 2016 – 2018. Previously, McGoldrick was the Vice Chair of the Cohasset School Committee and from 2007-2013 served on the Board of the Cohasset Education Foundation as Grants Chair, Vice President, and President.


Youssef Abdouh, Vice Chair

Abdouh is a Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking for Eastern Bank where he has worked for over 25 years. Abdouh is responsible for providing clients with financing and cash management solutions with the highest level of expertise and service. Some of these services include loans for commercial real estate; working capital needs; equipment; ESOP, and acquisitions. Abdouh completed the Executive Leadership Institute with the Boston Chamber of Commerce.  He resides in Plymouth with his wife Cristina and daughter Sofia.


Jody Nash, Clerk

Nash began her career in the finance industry, starting as a public finance analyst at E. F. Hutton in NYC. She then moved to Boston where she worked at Bank of Boston and Fidelity Investments. Jody’s daughter Sophie is currently a resident at Cardinal Cushing Centers. Jody is dedicated to ensuring students like Sophie are able to succeed in Cushing’s programs for years to come by serving as Chair of the Capital Campaign Committee. Jody’s guidance has helped the Capital Campaign reach new heights.


Stephen Cramer

Cramer has more than 25 years of leadership experience in large non-profit organizations in the education, health, and social services sectors. Cramer most recently served as Associate Dean for Administration and Finance at the Bouve College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University, holding responsibility for financial and administrative operations, as well as the establishment and implementation of policies to direct the administration of areas including financial, human resources, information technology, space and facilities.


George L. Drummey

George L. Drummey is presently EVP of Real Estate & Property Development for the TJX Companies Inc. in Framingham, Massachusetts.  George joined TJX in 2005 as VP, Real Estate Director and assumed responsibility for Property Development in 2006.  George was promoted to SVP of Real Estate and Property Development in 2016. He was promoted to head of Real Estate in 2015.  As head of Real Estate, he is primarily responsible for the store growth of all US brands, and the real estate development of distribution centers. Areas of responsibility includes Real Estate, Building Architecture, Store Design & Planning, Fixtures, Construction & Property/Energy Management. 

Prior to TJX, George spent 20 years at BJ’s Wholesale Club Inc. with the last 10 years as SVP of Real Estate & Property Development.  George and his team built over 100 club locations, 80 gas stations and 4 distribution centers.  

George began his career at Zayre Corp where he spent 7 years in various Real Estate functions including Market Research & Analysis.

George holds an MA from Kent State University and BS from Salem State College.  He is a Trustee of the International Council of Shopping Centers. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Cardinal Cushing Centers in Hanover, and recently chaired its Building Committee.  He was Chairman of the Framingham, Massachusetts High School Building Committee.


Sakina E.G. Evans

Sakina E. G. Evans is the Founder and President of EvansOne, an Executive Search and HR Consultancy firm in Boston, Ma.  

Sakina has a 25+ year career in Human Resources and Talent Management spanning a multitude of positions of varying and increasing responsibility. She has expertise in both the non-profit and corporate space, leading organizations, building teams, and personally identifying, hiring, developing, and mentoring some of the best talent available. She has always placed an emphasis on the importance of creating the right culture and environment for employees and meeting them where they are, while keeping an eye toward where they may be in future. Sakina knows that an effective business strategy starts and ends with leadership and a well-engaged team.

Recognizing that everyone in a company has a critical role to play, Sakina has grown talent from interns to executives, helping each of them along the way develop their own voice, recognize their opportunities for growth, and help to affirm their value as individuals and as employees. Sakina is a strategic partner, who focuses on the broad organizational goals and has a proven record of assisting leaders in tackling organizational challenges that hinder performance and growth. Her years of experience has secured her place as a trusted adviser to C-suite executives and Board Directors.

Sakina is a graduate of the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology & Sociology. She is a SHRM-certified human resource professional and a certified Leadership Coach. She lives in the greater Boston area with her husband and teenage son.


Hadley Harris

Harris is a seasoned entrepreneur and investor with 20 years’ experience working in the high tech industry.  He is the Founding General Partner of Eniac Ventures — one of the world’s leading seed funds with over $175 Million under management.  Eniac invests in a number of successful startups such as Airbnb and Boxed. Harris’ brother, Traves, is a graduate of Cushing’s school program and is currently receiving supports from Cushing’s programs for adults with disabilities.


Joanne Jaxtimer

Joanne is the founder of Joanne Jaxtimer Consulting, a small firm that focuses on providing non-profit organizations with fund development, relationship management, and stakeholder engagement services. She is also a Founding Partner of CJR Strategic Transition Partners, a consulting firm that specializes in assisting non-profits with executive leadership transitions, organizational and development assessments, strategic planning, and executive search. Jaxtimer most recently served as BNY Mellon’s Co-Head of Global Philanthropy. She is a Trustee of the Mabel Louise Riley Foundation, a member of the Governor’s Commission on Intellectual Disabilities, and the Massachusetts Women’s Forum. She was featured in the book Boston Inspirational Women. Joanne’s son, Michael, participated in Cushing’s culinary training program.


Kimberly Kroha

Kroha is a Partner at Baker, Braverman & Barbadoro, PC where she represents clients proposing development projects and in legal disputes involving land, including appearances with local zoning and planning boards, various courts including Land Court, Superior Court, and the Appeals Court, and state agencies including the Housing Appeals Court and MassDEP. In this role, Kroha’s legal experience is supported by more than 10 years’ experience as project and leasing manager for a commercial real estate company before she graduated valedictorian of her evening class at New England Law. Kroha is active in her Braintree community as a member of the Planning Board and former chair of the Braintree Chamber of Commerce. 


Meg Kelleher

Kelleher, a Marshfield native, has over 40 years of experience in financial services with extensive experience in P&L management, setting strategic direction, and leading national and international teams of professionals. She currently serves as Managing Director at The Collaborative in Boston, consulting for investment advisors, banks, asset managers, broker dealers, wirehouses and insurance companies. Her previous experience includes tenures at Fidelity Investments and State Street Bank.

Kelleher’s community involvement includes serving on the Board of Alice’s House, serving in many capacities at Cardinal Cushing Centers, receiving the Boston College John J. Griffin Award for Distinguished Volunteerism, and holding several positions on Boards for Boston College, including the Council for Women of Boston College.


Jeremy Maturi

Jeremy is a CPA who brings a wide range of accounting and finance experience gained through his 13+ years in public accounting at RSM US in Boston.  In his current role as a Director in Risk Consulting, Jeremy primarily works to support clients in the life science industry.  He has a passion for people and previously served on the regional board for Easter Seals.



Sr. Helene Mertes, OSF

Sr. Helene has served as a member of the Board of Directors for the St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care. She has also served as a cook at the Motherhouse, Cardinal Stritch University, and as a food service director at the St. John Villa Restaurant, where she was also a director of vocational services. She is part of the Land Use Committee at St. Francis Convent that is working on building a bio-diverse Urban Forest, larger garden areas, establishment of bees, and in particular the restoration of 2.5 acres of wetlands. Sr. Helene helps Cardinal Cushing Centers stay connected to its Franciscan roots.


Jonathan D. Siegel

Jonathan D. Siegel manages the Taft-Hartley trust fund business for Loomis, Sayles & Co, LP.  Loomis is a Boston based investment management firm with over $350 Billion in global assets under management (AUM).  The Loomis Taft-Hartley team is the largest active manager of Taft-Hartley trust fund assets in the US, with over $22 Billion in AUM.

Jonathan and his wife, Lisa, have a son, Jack, who has been a residential student at the Hanover school of Cardinal Cushing Centers since 2014.


Jacob Simmons

Simmons took ownership of Delphi Construction in 2001, then still a small firm focusing primarily on healthcare construction. Under his direction, Delphi has grown to become a visible leader in multiple construction markets with more than 80 full time employees. Simmons now serves as CEO/Executive Chairman of the firm which was recently named one of the 25 largest General Contractors in the state by The Boston Business Journal.

Dave Traggorth

David Traggorth is Principal of Causeway Development LLC, a real estate development and advisory firm, with particular emphasis on overseeing acquisition opportunities, permitting, and construction. Since Causeway Development LLC began in 2012, he has consulted with numerous non-profits on complex real estate challenges and has directly overseen a wide variety of complex mixed-income, mixed-use development projects that leverage a wide variety of public and private financing. In addition to being an Associate Member of the Town of Hanover Planning Board, he is a member of the Urban Land Institute, American Planning Association, and Citizens Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA). He is a graduate of Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, and earned his Master’s in Urban Planning and Community Development at the University of Maryland School of Architecture. David lives in Hanover near the Cardinal Cushing campus with his wife Julia and three kids.


Gerard A. Vitti

Vitti is the founder and CEO of Healthcare Financial, Inc., a Quincy-based company that assists individuals in obtaining health care benefits, and the parent of a current Cushing student, Frankie. A devoted entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience, Vitti is a nationally recognized expert on healthcare reform, revenue enhancement, and Medicaid and SSI/SSDI eligibility and enrollment.



Name of Leader: Michelle Markowitz, President & CEO

OSF Liaison to Corporate Ministries: Joanne Schatzlein, OSF

•    Sheila Smolak, Assistant Clerk

Board of Overseers

•    John Boucher
•    Paul Butka
•    Dolly Di Pesa
•    Ted English
•    Philip Harris
•    Rick Roche
•    Laura Sen
•    Michael Sheehan
•    David Smith
•    Paul Sullivan