St. Patrick's Board is made up of community members to whom we are deeply grateful that they are offering 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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Joan Perrault (Chair)
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.
Ransford is the proud father of a current St. Patrick’s student and two graduates of St. Patrick’s who are now attending NDA Tyngsboro and Simmons College. He received his bachelor’s degree in his home country of Ghana. He holds a master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Phoenix and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in accounting at Merrimack College. Ransford taught high school in Ghana for 5 years. He then continued his career at Lawrence High School as a math teacher. He now teaches math at Lowell High School. He also serves as the bookkeeper for his church.
Sr.Marietta Brown SNDdeN
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 the 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-profits, 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.
Katie is a proud alumna of Notre Dame Academy in Hingham, MA. It is at NDA Hingham that Katie grew to know, appreciate and love the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. She graduated from Regis College (MA) and then earned her master’s degree from Providence College (RI). She taught history and social studies in Massachusetts and Connecticut public schools for 10 years before returning to her alma mater as Assistant Principal and Principal for 14 years. Additionally, she has also served as an education specialist and Associate Head of School during her career. She is now the Executive Director of Sponsorship for the U.S. East-West Province of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur working with all of the ministry leaders and boards of the sponsored schools and health care centers in an effort to advance and deepen the mission.
Kaelagh Haley is a lifelong Lowell resident and Saint Patrick's Church parishioner. 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.
Amy is an ESOL and U.S. Citizenship Instructor as well as the Development and Social Media Manager at the Notre Dame Education Center in Lawrence. Traveling overseas with her military family set the stage for the trajectory of Amy's education and career. She created and taught ESOL programs in southern New Hampshire, Lawrence and Methuen. She also lived and worked as a consultant in Washington, D.C. Amy holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Suffolk University, and a master’s degree in education, Teaching English as a Second Language from Notre Dame College. It was the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur's mission that brought Amy's professional and personal goals together. A lifelong advocate for children, Amy is excited to join the Board at Saint Patrick School to deepen her work within the Notre Dame de Namur community.
Helen has been a board member since 2023 and looks forward to supporting the St. Patrick's community. Her professional life has been working in Catholic Schools sponsored by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, and she is deeply committed to the mission. Over the years, Helen has taught both elementary and high school. Administratively, she was a Department Chair, Assistant Principal and Principal at the Academy of Notre Dame in Tyngsboro Her interest and experience are primarily in developing curriculum and in supporting professional development Helen has a bachelor's degree in Sociology and Education from Stonehill College.
Alex Mastrilli joined the St. Patrick's Board in September 2023 He currently works at Boston College High School as the Assistant Director of Finance and has worked in the Finance and Accounting offices at various independent schools and non-profits since 2016 Prior to 2016, he spent time in the corporate world working in both Accounting and Operations He received an MBA from Boston College and holds Bachelor's degrees in both Accounting and Communications. Alex currently lives in Dedham with his wife and children.
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 a teacher, Theology chairperson, and campus minister. Kathy first contacted St. Patrick Lowell 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 healthcare 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.
Allison Sullivan (Assistant 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 the University of Maine at Farmington and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business and Economics with a concentration in Human Resources. She resides locally with her three children and husband.
Leslie is a proud former St. Patrick's parent and is excited to join the board to help contribute to the ongoing mission. She believes the school's biggest strength is the outstanding group of educators and staff who commit unequivocally to the success of their students by building strong partnerships with families, providing a stellar educational foundation that lasts a lifetime, and enacting the tenets of social justice, service, and compassion, and uplifting those in need.
Leslie serves as Dean of Equity at UMass Lowell, providing leadership for campus initiatives on inclusive culture and climate. Her background has been in education, bias response, and DEI strategic planning. Leslie holds a master's in Organizational Leadership and a bachelor's degree in Political Science. Leslie joined the board in 2022 and resides locally in Lowell.