Our Distinguished Alumni

State Representative Jeffrey Sanchez, Class of 2006, spoke at a CPCS Alumni event about health disparities in our communities

It’s the classic question—Where are they now?  Well, we can tell you. They are serving in elective office at the state and local levels, running nonprofit agencies, and working in union, education, public-health, social-work, and public-policy positions.

Alumni Profiles

Kathy Foley, Bachelor of Arts, 2006  Gerontology; Executive Director, Springhouse Senior Living Community, Boston, MA; Kathy Foley has been the Executive Director of Springhouse Senior Living in Jamaica Plain since August, 2008. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Gerontology and completed the Frank J. Manning Gerontology Certificate Program. She has extensive HR, facility management, real estate management, supervisory, budget development and marketing experience. Prior to working at Springhouse, Kathy was the Executive Director at Youville House in Cambridge and previously was the Assistant Executive Director at Goddard House in Brookline where she began her career in gerontology by starting as their Business Manager in 2002.

Bishop Dan G. Hayes, LICSW, Bachelor of Arts, 1993, Human Services; Supervisor, Massachusetts Department of Children & Families; Bishop Dan Hayes has worked at the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families for 26 years and currently supervises a social work unit. The unit consists of 5-6 employees who provide ongoing protective services to over 120 families in neighborhoods surrounding the Hyde Park neighborhood of Boston. He completed two graduate programs at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (MDiv) and Simmons College (MSW). Bishop Hayes serves as the Senior Pastor of Zion Tabernacle Church, in Dorchester, MA, after serving on the ministerial staff at the church for more than 25 years.

John Dolan, Bachelor of Arts, 2000, Human Services; Treatment Supervisor, Suffolk County House of Corrections, Boston; John Dolan served in the United States Marine Corps and with the aid of veteran's benefits, he attended Boston State College and later earned an associate's degree from North Shore Community College before coming to CPCS. Throughout his professional career he has worked for the Somerville Homeless Coalition, as a case worker at the Suffolk County (Nashua Street) Jail; then an HIV-AIDS counselor and educator. After completing the Sheriff's Correctional Officer Academy in 2001, he was appointed as Supervisor for Men's Programming at Suffolk County House of Corrections and conducts quarterly men's health care meetings.

Ronnie Millar, Bachelor of Arts,1999, Human Services and Community Planning; Executive Director, Irish International Immigrant Center; Ronnie Millar is the Executive Director of the Irish International Immigrant Center (IIIC), Boston. IIIC assists immigrants from Ireland and from around the world as they integrate into American society. Along with partner organizations they aim to promote reconciliation in Ireland. IIIC provides legal, wellness and education services, advocate for systemic change, and facilitate cross-cultural community building. An immigrant from County Antrim, Northern Ireland, Ronnie has also served as Center Director at the Corrymeela Center for Peace-Building and Reconciliation in Northern Ireland.  He came to community work after a 16 year career in the technology sector.

CPCS has more than 5,000 graduates contributing to the livelihood of the Commonwealth and beyond, including:

• Joseph P. Kennedy ’76 – CEO, Citizens Energy Corp.; Former Congressman
• David A. Tibbits ’80 – President, Merrimack Valley Economic Council
• Thomas M. Menino ’88 –Mayor, City of Boston
• Janice Fine ’89 – Associate Professor of Labor Studies and Employment Relations, Rutgers University
• Jeffrey Crosby ’91 – President, North Shore Labor Council
• Noreen Burke ’92 – Public Health Director, City of Gloucester, MA
• Kevin Barboza ’93 – Agency Ombudsman, Mass. Department of Children and Families
• Lawrence Chenier ’93 – Lieutenant, Mass. Environmental Police
• Bishop Dan G. Hayes ’93 – Supervisor, Massachusetts Department of Children & Families
• Jack Cole ’94 – Board Chair, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP)
• Ronald Fredey ’95 – Program Coordinator, Greater Brockton Center for Dispute Resolution
• Charlotte Yacker ’97 – Chair, Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging
• Kathleen Casavant ’98 – Director, Women’s Institute for Leadership Development
• Nancy Mahan ’98 – Sr. Vice President, Program Services - Bay Cove Human Services
• Deborah Gray ’98 – Professional Development Coordinator, Office of Family and Student Engagement at Boston Public Schools
• Ronnie Millar ’99 – Executive Director, Irish International Immigrant Center
• Kenneth Donnelly ’99 – Massachusetts State Senator
• Stephen Tolman ’00 – President, Massachusetts AFL/CIO, Former Massachusetts State Senator
• John F. Dolan ’00 – Supervisor of Men’s Treatment Programs, Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department
• Ernest Best ’01 – Executive Director, Mass. Alliance for Adult Literacy
• Kathy Foley ’06 – Executive Director, Springhouse Senior Living Community
• Rick Pittman ’06 – Executive Director, Vantage Group, Inc.
• Jeffrey Sanchez ’06 – Massachusetts State Representative, Chairman, Ways and Means Committee (pictured above)
• Sherri Sore ’06 – Field Services Coordinator, Mass. Executive Office of Elder Affairs
• Donna Kelly-Williams ’07 – President, Massachusetts Nurses Association
• Rochelle Phillips ’08 – Program Specialist, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services
• Wanjiku DePina ’10 – Program Manager, Wingate at Silver Lake
• Sokheang S. Hong ’11 – Rehabilitation Counselor, Salem Area Office, Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
• Maureen Feeney ’10 – Boston City Clerk, Past City Council President
• Rashaan Allen '11 – Headstart Case Manager, Action for Boston Community Development
• Martin Callaghan ‘12 – Commissioner, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service


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