Our Board of Trustees
Members of the Board of Trustees provide invaluable support as leaders and ambassadors of the Children's Advocacy Center of Suffolk county's mission.
Jay Bisognano, Co-President
Jay Bisognano was elected to the Board of Trustees in March 2014. He is the President of Torrington Properties. Jay was previously the Executive Vice President at the Mt. Vernon Company. In that role he was responsible for identifying and managing new real estate acquisitions and developments throughout eastern Massachusetts, including the development of "The Allston Green District" in Allston, MA. Jay has been active in charitable work and lives in Newton with his wife and son.
Jack Harrington, Co-President
Jack Harrington was elected to the Board of Trustees in November 2012. Currently a partner at New Boston Strategies, Jack was the Founding Co-Principal of Atlantic Associates with more than 25 years’ experience in the recruiting and information technology fields. Jack has been active in local and state politics for over 20 years as an advocate and volunteer for a wide range of charitable and civic projects.
Peter Flaherty, Vice President
Peter Flaherty was elected to the Board of Trustees in September 2009. Peter is a Political Advisor who served as Governor Mitt Romney’s Deputy Chief of Staff and Romney’s Presidential Campaign. Peter is a former Assistant District Attorney for Suffolk County and also served as Vice President of Walden Media
Meredith Weenick, Treasurer
Meredith Weenick was elected to the Board of Trustees in July 2014. Meredith is the Vice President for Campus Services at Harvard University. Prior to joining Harvard, Meredith served as a policy advisor to former Mayor Thomas M. Menino and most recently as the Chief Financial Officer for the City of Boston. In earlier years, she served as the director of operations at City Year Boston and the deputy director of the Massachusetts Service Alliance, where she was responsible for the daily operations of the Massachusetts Governor’s Commission on National and Community Service.
Kimberly Henry Quagliaroli, Secretary
Kimberly Henry Quagliaroli was elected to the Board of Trustees in October 2015. Kim was a consultant to the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center and also served as Director of the Interagency Human Trafficking Policy Task Force at the MA Attorney General's Office and a Marketing Manager at Fidelity Investments. Kim is a resident of Boston's South End.
Zach Canter was elected to the Board of Trustees in March 2017. Zach is a Vice President of Technology Investment Banking at J.P. Morgan. He holds an MBA from the S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University and lives in Boston with his wife and son.
Metin Celebi was elected to the Board of Trustees in March 2017. Metin is a Principal at The Brattle Group, an economic consulting firm based in Boston. He has been bringing expertise in electricity markets and analysis of environmental and climate policy to his clients for more than 15 years. He holds a PhD degree in Economics from Boston College and lives with his family in Lexington, MA.
Daniel Cence was elected to the Board of Trustees in September 2009. Daniel is a Senior Vice President at Solomon McCown, running their government relations practice. His areas of expertise include digital PR and social media marketing, as well as crisis management. Daniel's previous experience includes founding Cence Cinotti Strategies, and serving as Government & Community Affairs Director for District Attorney Daniel Conley.
Michael Fish was elected to the Board of Trustees in November 2018. He is the President & CEO of Delbrook | JKS, a construction management leader in Boston and Greater New England. In this role, he defines the company’s mission, provides strategic direction and leadership. A 2010 Boston Business Journal “Forty Under Forty” top business leader in Boston, Mike is also a member of the board of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Boston and a member of the YPO Organization. a global community of top leaders committed to the shared mission of becoming better leaders through learning and idea exchanges.
Keith McDermott was elected to the Board of Trustees in January 2015. Keith was the Director of the Reggie Lewis Center & Intercollegiate Athletics at Roxbury Community College (a position he held since 1998). Keith's commitment to aligning community organizations, education and athletics is central to his professional efforts. He has served or is currently serving on several boards and committees supporting youth and the community and served as a member of Mayor Martin J. Walsh's transition committee.
Matt Morgan was elected to the Board of Trustees in March 2016. Matt is a Partner at Torrington Properties, a Boston-based real estate investment, development and management firm. Prior to joining Torrington, Matt was a Managing Director at Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF), a Director at Cushman & Wakefield, and a Vice President at Parsons Commercial Group. Matt and his wife and daughter reside in South Boston.
John P. Pappas, ex officio
John P. Pappas was appointed Suffolk County District Attorney in September 2018. A Suffolk County prosecutor for nearly 25 years, DA Pappas most recently served as chief trial counsel. Under his leadership, the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office is a critical partner to the CAC, pursuing safety and justice for child victims and their families.
Suzanne Rothschild was elected to the Board of Trustees in September 2009. Suzanne is a freelance producer who for many years has been involved with Families First Parenting Programs. Her experience includes producing various news magazine programs and specials at WBZ-TV, WHDH and WGBH as well as involvement with the Max Warburg Courage Curriculum for the Boston Public Schools.
Elisabeth Schadae Percelay
Elisabeth Schadae Percelay was elected to the Board of Trustees in November 2016. Elisabeth has worked as an international tax lawyer, most recently as executive director at Ernst & Young LLP in Boston and New York. She is currently an arbitrator at FINRA (financial industry regulatory authority) and also teaches at Boston University's Questrom School of Business. She serves on several boards including the First Dutch School in Boston and the Nantucket Cottage Hospital. Elisabeth and her husband, Bruce, reside in Boston.
Marie St. Fleur
Marie St. Fleur was elected to the Board of Trustees in March 2017. Marie is a Principal at St. Fleur Communications. Prior to launching her consultant practice, she led a Boston area nonprofit, served as Chief of Advocacy and Strategic Investment for the City of Boston, was a MA State Representative for 11 years, and served as both an Assistant District Attorney and Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth. She received her law degree from Boston College and is active in protecting under- served communities in the areas of criminal justice, human services and civil rights.
Gary Graham, Trustee Emeritus
Gary Graham was elected to the Board of Trustees in 1996, served as its President from 2009-2012 and was elected as a Trustee Emeritus in January 2013. Gary is an Associate Professor of Architecture, Roger Williams University and Founding Principal at Graham/Meus Architects. Gary is an acknowledged leader in the New England Architectural Community as a well-recognized architect, educator and facilitator.