St. Patrick’s Board is made up eight 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.
Sr. Eileen Burns, SNDdeN
Sr. Eileen 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 a member of the SNDdeN US East West Province Team. She has experience in leading a sponsored non-profit, in education and in pastoral ministry in parishes. She is very familiar with the Merrimack Valley and has lived in Lowell in the past. St. Patrick’s is the longest continuous mission of the Sisters in New England.
Sr. Patricia Chappell, SNDdeN
Sr. Patricia Chappell joined the St. Patrick's Board as an ex officio member in 2019. She is currently 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.
Janis has been a teacher for over 48 years. Most of those years have been in the Acre section of Lowell with students of low income households. This is the area of St Patrick School. Besides being a teacher and identifying with the expectations of that profession, she has also done some fundraising, not on a grand scale, but enough to help with the needs of the school. Janis is part of St Vincent de Paul and helps the St Patrick's Parish group to get financial aid to four students each year
Kathleen Lalli has been the Business Manager for the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Congregational Mission Office for the past 8 years. She is also an Associate of the Sisters of Notre Dame. Previously, she was a Parish and School Business Manager. Kathleen has four adult children who all attended Catholic School from Pre-K through Grade 8. She is excited to be a part of St. Patrick School Community.
Sr. Marietta Brown, SNDdeN
Sister Marietta Brown 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. Sr. Marietta then 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.”
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.
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 and is completing her Master’s Degree at 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, Kaelagh understands and appreciates the value of a Catholic school education. Kaelagh has been on the board for 2 years.