St. Patrick’s Board is made up community members who are deeply grateful to volunteer their leadership and time to the school community. The members of the board provide consultation and advisory services, strategic vision and fiduciary oversight that strengthens St. Patrick’s for current and future students.
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Allison Sullivan (Chair)
Allison joined St. Patrick’s board in 2015. She currently works at Enterprise Bank in the Human Resources team as a Human Resources Business Partner. She has been in the Human Resources field since 2003, and has experience with recruiting, employee relations and performance management. Allison is a Cum Laude graduate of University of Maine at Farmington, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business and Economics with a concentration in Human Resources. She resides in locally with her three children and husband.
Sister Marietta Brown SND, is a Sister of Notre Dame of the East West Province.
Sister Marietta’s Notre Dame ministry opportunities began in 1969. She taught in several Boston Parish Schools with Sisters of Notre Dame and with the Sisters of St. Joseph in their Montessori Schools. Then she went to St. Peter Claver School in South Africa for 8 years working as an Educational Consultant and Teacher-Trainer.
Over the years, while doing a full-time ministry, some summers’ allowed Sister Marietta to extend her services teaching catechetics and teacher training in Alabama, California, Chicago, Maine, West Virginia, and the Ebeye Island,(South Pacific).
Presently, Sister happily serves on St. Patrick Board of Education, tutors adults seeking citizenship in the United States, and does catechetics via zoom lessons for young and “not so young.”
Sr. Eileen Burns, SNDdeN
Sr. Eileen Burns joined St. Patrick board in 2019 as an ex officio member. Our corporation has 2 parts: members and board with each having legal reserved powers. Sr. Eileen is the President of the members. She currently is on SNDdeN US East West Province Leadership Team. She has experience in leading a sponsored non-profit, education, administration and pastoral ministry in parishes. She is very familiar with the Merrimack Valley, currently lives in Lawrence and has lived and served in Lowell in the past. St. Patrick’s is the longest continuous mission of the sisters in New England.
Sr. Patricia Chappell, SNDdeN joined the St. Patrick's Board as an ex officio member in 2019. She is currently is a member of the SNDdeN East West Province Team. Sister Patty is the Clerk of the Members corporation. She has experience in leading a national Catholic non-profit; facilitating anti-racism and equity trainings and a practitioner in the field of social work. She is pleased to share her gifts and skills with the St. Patrick School community.
Kaelagh Haley is a lifelong Lowell resident, and parishioner of Saint Patrick’s Church. She is employed as a Mortgage Loan Officer at Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union in Lowell. Kaelagh holds a Master of Science in Marketing from Southern New Hampshire University. Kaelagh enjoys volunteering her time to various organizations, and has a great passion for creating fundraising activities. Having attended Catholic schools from kindergarten through high school, she understands and appreciates the value of a Catholic school education. Kaelagh has been on the board since 2018.
Joan Perrault most recently served as principal at Notre Dame Academy in Hingham, MA. Prior to that she held the position of Director of Guidance and College Counseling at NDA Hingham and was the first Director of Admission at the Academy. Joan began her career at Stonehill College and was Associate Director of Admission before transitioning to NDA. Joan has a bachelor’s degree in English from the College of the Holy Cross and a master’s degree from Indiana University.
Kathleen K Sennott
Kathleen (Kathy) Sennott joined the St. Patrick Board in 2021 and has a long history with the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. She was in ministry at the Academy of Notre Dame, Tyngsboro for over thirty years as teacher, Theology chairperson and campus minister. Kathy’s first contact with St. Patrick, Lowell was when she initiated a monthly after school program with ND campus ministry students who prepared activities for second and third graders at St. Pat’s.
After retiring from the Academy, Kathy again worked for the SNDdeN in Ipswich for nine years as their Northeast Director of Mission Integration. The focus of her position was to further the Notre Dame mission by meeting with newly appointed presidents, principals and CEOs to ensure their understanding and living out of the mission and the Hallmarks of a Notre Dame learning community. Kathy began annual “Mission Integration Gatherings” to enable administrators, faculty and health care personnel to have the opportunity to gather with colleagues and to attend keynote presentations on mission and related issues.
Kathy received her B.A. degree from Russell Sage College and her advanced degrees from Boston University and Boston College. Kathy looks forward to working on the St Patrick Board with special attention to the Notre Dame mission.