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Board of Directors

Maarten Hemsley (Founder, Board Chair & President) is a semi-retired financial executive with many years’ experience managing public companies.

Rick Catino (Treasurer) is a businessman and CEO of Clear Point Partners LLC. Prior to Clear Point, Rick was a longtime executive at HP. He and his family reside in Medford.

Jennifer Corcoran is a Project Director for Joseph J. Corcoran Company and volunteers with many organizations, including the Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester and Charlestown Lacrosse & Learning Center.

Shawn Goldrick is Patient Support Services Director at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Rebecca Hemsley  is Director of Marketing & Advertising at South Coast Almanac LLC, and serves as President for the Foundation for Wareham Education.

Joanne Massaro is newly retired after working for the City of Boston for almost 20 years, most recently as the Commissioner of Public Works.

Barry Nelson is currently an independent fundraising consultant, with extensive experience in radio production and public radio fundraising.

Sheila Peterson is a strategic collaboration and philanthropy consultant serving the funding, non-profit, and public/private partnership sectors.  As a former VP of the State Street Foundation, Sheila managed strategic grant-making efforts, including support of NECAT.

Mike Rothschild is a principal of Abbott Realty LLC and President of the Newmarket Business Association.

Dan Scully is the President and CEO of Hotel California Tequila. His work, prior to the sprits business, was in such diverse fields as hotel management, media management, and consulting.

William (Bill) Strickland is founder and CEO of Manchester Bidwell, and is the inspiration for NECAT.

Sue Sullivan is the Executive Director of the Newmarket Business Association.


Advisory Board

NECAT’s Advisory Board includes individuals from all segments of the community who have an interest in supporting our mission, and reflects the ethnic diversity of the population that we serve.   If you have an interest in joining our Advisory Board, or know someone who may be interested, please contact us HERE.

Rob Baker Steward Partners
Eddie Barbosa NECAT Culinary Arts graduate
Marlissa Briggett Counsel, O’Connor, Carnathan & Mack LLC
Michael Douvadjian UBS Financial Services; co-founder EdVestors
Jeanne DuBois Former ED, Dorchester Bay EDC
Milly Espinal Senior Manager, Marcum LLP
Jon Feinman Founder, Inner City Weightlifting
Mark Frank Founder, Akko Center for Arts & Technology (ACAT)
Will Gilson Chef and restaurateur, Puritan & Company
Jarvis Green Oceans 97 Inc. / Ocean’s Bounty; Former NE Patriot
Stephanie Greene NECAT Culinary Arts graduate
Fulani Haynes NECAT Culinary Arts graduate
Russell Holmes MA State Representative
Karen Holmes Ward Director of Public Affairs and Community Services, executive producer, CityLine, WCVB-TV
Jean Horstman CEO, Interise
Andy Husbands Chef and Restaurateur, Tremont 647
Lee Kennedy President, Lee Kennedy Company
John Larivee CEO, Community Resources for Justice
Robert Lewis Jr Founder, The BASE, formerly VP of Program, The Boston Foundation
Bill Linehan Boston City Councilor
John Marston Senior VP, Community Development Lending, Eastern Bank
Jim Marten Retired businessman; Philanthropist
Shirley Marten Philanthropist
Neil McCullagh Director, Corcoran Center for Real Estate and Urban Action at Boston College
Mark McGonagle Director of Community Affairs at the Boston Planning and Development Agency
Renita Mendonca Executive Chef, Seasoned & Spice
Andre Porter Former ED, MA Office of Small Business & Entrepreneurship
Tracie Rankin CEO, Rank-n-File
Loris Rockette NECAT Culinary Arts graduate
Jesus Rosa Chairman, Hispanic American Chamber of Commerce
Harry Rubash Chief of Orthopedic Surgery, Mass General Hospital
Darryl Settles President, Catalyst Ventures; Proprietor Darryl’s Corner Bar
David Steadman Semi-retired businessman
Bob Summersgill Retired, formerly Bank of Boston and Director Business Development, TPI
Steve Tompkins Suffolk County Sheriff
Pat Whitley The Pat Whitley Restaurant Show and Wicked Bites