Claire Fraser Bowen '70
Chair of the Board
Retired President and CEO, Valley Regional Healthcare, Inc. and Valley Regional Hospital
Matthew Ginnetty '78
Vice Chair of the Board
Senior Vice President, RBS Asset Finance
Sister Ellen Turner '69, RSM
Secretary of the Board
Mission Service Specialist, Mercy Hospital
Dr. James Dlugos
President, Saint Joseph's College
Sister Joanne Bibeau, RSM
President Emeritus, Marian Court College
Patrick Carey '74/ P'99
Vice President, ADECCO Staffing Services
Patricia Clifford '70
Retired Deputy Commissioner, Georgia Department of Mental Health
Sister Laura Della Santa, RSM
Principal, St. Joseph Regional School
President, E.S. Boulos Company
Dr. Todd Hamilton ’99
Owner/Optometrist, Maine Optometry, P.A.
Joseph R. Hanslip
Retired Police Officer
Vice President of Government Relations, Westfield State University
Sister Joyce Mahany, RSM, (Hon.'09)
Retired Director of Development, Saint Joseph’s College
Matthew Monaghan P'13
Vice President & General Counsel, Closed Block Operations at Unum
Sister Mary Morey, RSM
Local Coordinator, Sisters of Mercy Portland Northeast Community
Vice President & Portfolio Manager, R. M. Davis, Inc.
Dr. Carol Seavor
President Emeritus, Jefferson College of Health Sciences
Michael T. Shea '72/ P'00
President, Webber Energy Fuels
Mary Roche Sullivan (Hon. '12)
Dr. Meredith Tipton
President, Tipton Enterprizes
Garrett VanAtta '08
Vice President, Innovation Engineering, Auburn Manufacturing
Retired Audit Principal, Baker Newman & Noyes
Claire Bowen ’70 served as president and CEO of Valley Regional Healthcare, Inc. and Valley Regional Hospital from 1999 until her retirement in 2013. Valley Regional Hospital is a critical access hospital in Claremont, N.H., that provides a full range of emergency, diagnostic, rehabilitative and surgical services. Valley Regional Healthcare, Inc. operates a home care division that offers visiting nurse, hospice and adult day medical services, and is also a part owner of Summercrest, an independent and assisted living facility.
Prior to joining Valley Regional Healthcare, Inc., Ms. Bowen served as president and CEO at Fairview Hospital in Massachusetts; as senior vice president and COO at Rutland Regional Medical Center in Vermont; as a resident and CEO at Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital in New Hampshire; and as vice president of Clinical Services at Concord Hospital in New Hampshire.
Ms. Bowen is a life fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and is a trustee emeritus of the New Hampshire Hospital Association and the Foundation for Healthy Communities. She is the chair of the board at Saint Joseph’s College and has served on the boards of Summercrest, the Sullivan County Oral Health Collaborative, the Claremont Dental Initiative, Turning Points Network and the Sullivan County United Way.
Ms. Bowen received her bachelor’s degree in social sciences from Saint Joseph’s College and her master’s degree in hospital and health care administration from Xavier University.
Patrick Carey ’74/P’99 is the regional vice president of Northern New England for Adecco Employment Services. He joined Adecco in 1997. The Adecco Group, based in Zurich, Switzerland, is the world’s leading provider of HR solutions. With approximately 32,000 employees and 5,400 branches in over 60 countries and territories around the world, the Adecco Group offers a wide variety of services, connecting close to 700,000 associates with over 100,000 clients every day. The services offered fall into the broad categories of temporary staffing, permanent placement, career transition and talent development, as well as outsourcing and consulting. The Adecco Group is a Fortune Global 500 company.
Prior to joining Adecco, Mr. Carey served for 12 years in regional sales and operations management positions in the airfreight industry for TNT Express Worldwide and Emery Worldwide. Additionally, Mr. Carey worked for 10 years for Fiber Materials, Inc. in various sales and management positions, including a two-year assignment to run a manufacturing plant in Scotland.
Mr. Carey is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Maine Staffing Association, New Hampshire Staffing Association, Vermont Association of Staffing Services and serves as a member of the board and as chairman of the Trustee Committee of Saint Joseph’s College.
Mr. Carey received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Saint Joseph’s College in 1974. He and his wife, Andrea ’71, live in Kennebunk, Maine.
Sister Laura Della Santa is a vowed member of the Sisters of Mercy Northeast Community and is the interim superintendent of Vermont Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Burlington, where she oversees 13 schools, 250 professionals, and 2,300 students. Previously, she served as principal of Saint Joseph Regional School in Keene, New Hampshire, for 11 years.In addition, she has served as president of Walsingham Academy in Williamsburg, Virginia, and as principal of Mater Christi School in Burlington, Vermont. Early in her career, Sr. Laura taught for a number of years at both Milton Elementary School in Milton, Vermont, and Mater Christi School.
Sr. Laura is very active in her religious community as well as in the greater community. In Keene, she served as a member of the finance committee of the Parish of the Holy Spirit, a member of the Keene Kiwanis, and a board member of the Cedarcrest Center for Children with Disabilities. She is the past president of the Network for Mercy of Education and a past sponsor council liaison to the Academy of Our Lady of Mercy, Lauralton Hall in Milford, Connecticut. In addition, she has served on the boards of the Mercy Education Network Council and the Sisters of Mercy Northeast Community Sponsors Council.
Sr. Laura earned her bachelor’s degree in education from Lyndon State College in Lyndonville, Vermont, and her master’s degree in education from Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont.
As the 14th president of Saint Joseph’s College, Dr. James Dlugos brings decades of experience in the administration of liberal arts higher education and more than 20 years of classroom leadership to the College. Before joining Saint Joseph’s in July of 2012, Dr. Dlugos served for seven years as the vice president and dean of Academic Affairs at the College of Saint Elizabeth in Morristown, New Jersey. Prior to that, Dr. Dlugos served for 16 years at Washington & Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania, in a variety of roles, including vice president for Academic Affairs and dean of the faculty.
At the College of Saint Elizabeth, Dr. Dlugos led a variety of strategic planning, assessment, and other initiatives. Among these was the renovation of the College’s science laboratories, made possible through successful funding drives. Dr. Dlugos also connected the College with the community, utilizing focused partnerships with the community colleges, organizations, and corporations to raise the visibility of the College and increase enrollment.
Dr. Dlugos is an active voice in higher education, authoring numerous scholarly papers and presentations, and providing extensive service to the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
Dr. Dlugos earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English from Boston College, a doctorate in English from the University of Virginia, and has completed the Management Development Program at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. In addition, he completed a presidential vocation and institutional mission program through the Council of Independent Colleges.
Dr. Dlugos has three children and resides with his wife, Melissa, and son, Matthew, in Windham, Maine.
Matt Ginnetty ’78 has worked for more than 30 years in banking, specializing in the area of asset finance/leasing. He currently holds the position of senior vice president/national product manager for RBS Citizens Asset Finance, and is based in Boston. Prior to joining RBS in 2003, he was affiliated with the Bank of New England and the Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi in similar capacities, beginning in 1983. Mr. Ginnetty holds a master’s degree in finance from the Carroll School of Business at Boston College, along with various industry certifications.
Mr. Ginnetty has served on the Board of Trustees at Saint Joseph’s College for 10 years, and presently serves as vice chair of the Board and chair of the Sponsorship and Mission Integration Committee. He served on the Presidential Search Committee for Saint Joseph’s College in 2012. He also currently serves as president of the Benjamin Franklin Educational Foundation and was a co-founder of the Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter School in 1995, a public K-8 charter school currently serving 450 students.
Mr. Ginnetty has been a parishioner at St. Mary Parish in Franklin, Massachusetts, for 25 years, and has served on the Parish Council, is active as a Cantor in the Music Ministry, and has volunteered in numerous areas for the parish. He has been affiliated with the Wrentham Youth Baseball Association for many years, serving as a coach, and is currently active with the Rhode Island Senior Men’s Baseball Association.
Matt Ginnetty received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Saint Joseph’s College in 1978. Mr. Ginnetty resides in Wrentham, Massachusetts, with his wife, Katherine, and their four sons.
A former interim president for Saint Joseph’s College, Kenneth M. Lemanski has been an active member of the board of trustees since 2008. He is currently the vice president of government relations at Westfield State University in Westfield, Mass., where he plays a major role in advancing private, state and federal dollars for university priorities, including $71 million from the Massachusetts State College Building Authority.
Lemanski earned a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Massachusetts; a law degree from Western New England University School of Law; and is a doctoral candidate at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in the area of higher education policy, leadership, and administration. Lemanski served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives in various leadership positions for 13 years from 1976 to 1978 and 1980 to 1991, and has led numerous nonprofit community service efforts. He is a former member of the New England Board of Higher Education. While at the University of Massachusetts in Boston for seven years, he played a key role in city and state government relations as associate chancellor and chief of staff.
Throughout his career, Lemanski has held a diverse set of responsibilities in academics, enrollment, financial aid and strategic planning. While executive director at the Council of Presidents of the Massachusetts State University system, he coordinated the efforts of the campuses in their relations with the state and federal governments, reporting to nine presidents. He was responsible for initiating the legislative designation of those former colleges as universities. At the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, he chaired the successful self-study process leading to the New England Association of Schools and University reaccreditation of the institution.
Sr. Joyce received her bachelor’s degree from Husson University and her M.S. in business education from Boston University. She taught fourth grade for four years, high school for twelve years and was then appointed the first director of development at Saint Joseph’s College in 1970. While director, Sr. Joyce furthered her education by attending many workshops and seminars, including those at University of Notre Dame and Harvard University. She also served as both a member and president of the Windham Chamber of Commerce.
In 1993, Sr. Joyce left Saint Joseph’s to care for ailing Maine Senator Margaret Chase Smith, until the senator’s death in 1995. At that time, Sr. Joyce became the director of development at Catherine McAuley High School, until her retirement in 2008.
Sr. Joyce has served on the board of the Visiting Nurses Association since 2007. She received an honorary doctorate from Saint Joseph’s College in 2009. In 2010, she was invited to join the College’s board of trustees and was inducted into the Saint Joseph’s Athletic Hall of Fame that same year.
Matt Monaghan P’13 serves as vice president & general counsel, closed block operations at Unum, a leading provider of financial protection benefits in the United States and the United Kingdom. In this capacity, he is responsible for managing and providing counsel, representation and advocacy on key business, financial, legal and regulatory issues impacting Unum's Closed Block business unit; leading related strategic and tactical initiatives; and representing Unum before stakeholders, including through regulatory outreach and advocacy.
Prior to joining Unum, Mr. Monaghan was a partner in the Portland, Maine, law firm of Monaghan Leahy, LLP, where he worked for 12 years, specializing in insurance defense litigation.
Mr. Monaghan is a member of the Maine, First Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court bars and a member of the Maine State Bar Association and the American Bar Association. Additionally, Mr. Monaghan has served on the Greater Portland boards of the American Heart Association and the American Red Cross; on the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine; and is the former chair of the Maine State Bar Association’s Legal Education and Admissions Committee.
Mr. Monaghan received his B.A. in English and in government & legal studies from Bowdoin College and his J.D. from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College.
Peter Richardson is vice president and portfolio manager at R. M. Davis, Inc. in Portland. Prior to joining the firm in 2006, he served at KeyBank and its affiliates for 22 years, most recently as senior vice president and senior portfolio manager for the bank’s East Region Trust and Investment Group.
Mr. Richardson is an active member of the greater Portland community. In addition to his service on the Saint Joseph’s College Board of Trustees, he is a trustee of the Portland Public Library, a director and former board president of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine, and president of the Cumberland County Beekeepers Association. In the past, he has served on boards or committees of United Way, the Gulf of Maine Aquarium, St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, the Cathedral Church of St. Luke, and the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust.
Mr. Richardson graduated from Bowdoin College magna cum laude in 1979. He is a Certified Financial Planner™ .
Born and raised in Portland, Maine, Mr. Richardson currently resides in his hometown with his wife, Beth. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, travel, and beekeeping. He has two grown sons.
Dr. Carol Seavor has held many positions in nursing education administration, and is the author of numerous articles on nursing education and practice. Seavor retired in 2010 after serving as president of Jefferson College of Health Sciences in Roanoke, Va., for eight years. During her tenure at Jefferson, she led the college through significant growth in enrollment and program offerings. She holds a B.S. in nursing from Fitchburg State College, a master's degree from Boston University College of Nursing, and a Doctor of Education from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
From 1996 to 2002, Dr. Seavor was professor and associate dean for academic affairs at the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She was also the dean of nursing at Charleston Southern University in Charleston, S.C., from 1994 to 1996. Prior to that she taught nursing at Fitchburg State College for nine years and was a practicing nurse for 17 years. She also served as the nursing department chair at Saint Joseph's College from 1986 to 1994 and 2011 to 2012.
Michael Shea ’72, P’00 is the president and chief executive officer of The Webber Group of Companies (Webber), which is a private company headquartered in Bangor, Maine, involved in commercial real estate, insurance, and wholesale distribution of heating and plumbing supplies. Webber divested its 78-year-old petroleum businesses, including retail and wholesale heating oil, propane, and gasoline, prior to 2014. Mr. Shea joined Webber in 1996 after a 20-year career with major wholesalers of petroleum products in Boston.
Mr. Shea currently serves as a trustee and chair of the board of Acadia Hospital in Bangor. Previously, he served on the board and as chair of the board of the United Way of Eastern Maine. He has served multiple terms on the Saint Joseph’s College Board of Trustees since 1975. Mr. Shea and his wife, Nancy (Brembs) ’74, have three children and four grandchildren. There are currently eight members of the extended Shea family who have graduated from Saint Joseph’s College.
A native of Massachusetts, Mary Sullivan graduated valedictorian of her class at Mount Saint Joseph Academy and cum laude from Regis College in Weston, Mass., where she earned a bachelor’s degree in economics. She holds a master’s degree in economics from Boston College, where she served as the first female graduate assistant in the Economics Department.
In 1966, Ms. Sullivan began her teaching career in statistics at Bentley College alongside her late husband, Dr. Charles Sullivan, a lawyer and economist who served on the faculty there. In 1972, she and her family moved to Bangor, Maine, where she and Dr. Sullivan again served as a powerful team, as parents, as administrators and faculty members at Husson College, and as noted public servants in the community. Their six children graduated from John Bapst Memorial High School in Bangor.
Beginning in 1981, Ms. Sullivan taught mathematics at John Bapst, and she remained on the teaching staff for 17 years. From 1985 to 1991, she served as an elected member of Bangor’s City Council, and in 1988, she became the first female mayor of Bangor in 154 years. When Dr. Sullivan followed in her footsteps as mayor, the couple earned the distinction of being the first married couple to hold the office of mayor. From 1992 to 1994, Ms. Sullivan served as an elected representative to the 116th Maine state legislature.
In 1995, Boston College’s Alumni Association honored Dr. and Ms. Sullivan with an award for outstanding excellence in public service, citing the couple’s “tireless pursuit of excellence in political life and inexhaustible enthusiasm for Jesuit education.”
Ms. Sullivan served St. Mary’s Parish in Bangor as a member of the school board and as a Eucharistic minister, and both she and her husband were members of the Bishop’s Family Advisory Commission. Between 1979 and 1985, she was a member of the Diocesan Board of Education, serving for one year as its first female chair. She is currently a member of the board of trustees at Saint Joseph’s College.
Sister Ellen Turner ’69 is a human resource specialist at Mercy Hospital in Portland, Maine. Previously, she served at Mercy Hospital as the vice president for mission effectiveness and in other mission services roles for 22 years. Prior to that, Sr. Ellen worked for a number of years in primary and secondary school education in Maine. She served as a teacher or as a principal in Bangor, East Corinth, Portland, and on the Passamaquoddy Indian Township and Pleasant Point reservations.
In addition to her service as secretary of the Board at Saint Joseph's College, Sr. Ellen has served in Portland on the Board of Directors of Catholic Charities, the Institutional Review Board of Mercy Hospital, and on the Advisory Committee of Gary’s House, a home-away-from-home for families and individuals with loved ones receiving medical treatment in a Portland-area hospital.
Sr. Ellen earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Saint Joseph’s College and her master’s degree in special education from Fordham University in New York.
Garrett VanAtta ’08 is currently the vice president of innovation engineering at Auburn Manufacturing, Inc. (AMI), in Auburn, Maine. AMI is the industry’s leading expert in the manufacture of high performance textiles for extreme temperature protection. For decades, AMI textile solutions have been applied around the world in the manufacture of metals, petroleum, chemicals, glass, paper and anywhere flames and extreme heat can be a danger.
Prior to joining AMI, Mr. VanAtta served as president of SPX Communication Technology, an engineered solutions manufacturer of television, radio and wireless antenna systems and aviation obstruction lighting and monitoring equipment. This organization provided 70 percent of the U.S. television broadcast market with technology for the analog to digital conversion, and was awarded a Technology and Engineering Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in 2009. In addition, SPX provided broadcast and wireless equipment to most regions of the world. Mr. VanAtta’s background also includes roles in industrial engineering and operations management in the automotive and paper industries.
Mr. VanAtta currently serves on the board at Saint Joseph’s College and also develops and facilitates MBA and undergraduate business courses for the College as an adjunct faculty member. Additionally, he has served on several committees for the town of Standish, Maine.
Mr. VanAtta received his bachelor’s degree in industrial technology from Keene State College in Keene, N.H., and his leadership MBA from Saint Joseph’s College.
Marty White began his career in public accounting immediately after receiving his B.S. from the University of Maine. In 1974, he joined the auditing department of the Portland office of Arthur Young & Company, then one of the “Big Eight” worldwide accounting firms, and was promoted to partner in 1986. He later became a partner at Ernst & Young, following the merger of Arthur Young and Ernst & Whinney. In 1992, Mr. White and other Portland office partners purchased the Ernst & Young Portland practice and, in 1995, founded Baker Newman & Noyes, where Mr. White served as an audit principal until his retirement in 2013. Mr. White was that firm’s first director of audit and served on its Management Committee and Quality Control Committee for several years. His clients included several of the firm’s largest commercial entities and financial institutions. Mr. White was also in charge of the audit of the financial statements for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland for several years.
Mr. White is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Maine Society of Certified Public Accountants. He has served several not-for-profit entities, including as chairman of the St. Jude’s Parish Council in Freeport and chairman of the board of 75 State Street in Portland. He was also the first treasurer of Shalom House in Portland, and he is a board member at Saint Joseph’s College.