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Board of Governors


Quincy College is a public community college operating under the auspices of the City of Quincy. A board of governors, consisting of twelve members, is appointed to oversee and govern Quincy College. Below you will find information about our Board of Governors, their meeting dates, sub-committee appointments and how you may contact our board members.




Meetings of the Board
An annual meeting of the Board of Governors will be held during the fourth week of September and regular meetings shall be held at least four times annually. Use the links below to view the Board of Governors meeting dates and times, as well as the conduct of these meetings according to the State Open Meeting Law.



William S. Grindlay
Chairman of the Board
Member, Finance and Facilities Committee
Separation and Governance Committee

imageThe expertise in Finance and Accounting that Governor Grindlay brings to the board has been instrumental in decision making since his appointment to the Board in 2002. That year was significant for the Governor. Having retired from a career in government service that spanned almost thirty years, he found himself driven by his civic responsibilities.

He earned a certificate, and Associate’s Degree and a Bachelor’s Degree from Bentley College and Northeastern University, respectively, while he worked full time for the City of Quincy and the Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office. Much like some Quincy College students, Mr. Grindlay understood first hand the sacrifices some are forced to make in order to better themselves. This sparked a course of action to provide opportunity to area residents who did not have the educational or financial faculties to attend other institutions. As a resident of Quincy, he knew of Quincy College and heard testimony as to how it changes lives. Dividing his time between his home and a residence in Florida, Mr. Grindlay dedicated much of his newly found ‘free time’ to the college. He serves soundly, as one of the Board’s financial advisors while he continues lending his expertise to a self-run tax preparation and small accounting business.

Employer: William S. Grindlay, Tax Consultant

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Mary Jo Brogna
First Vice Chair of the Board
Chair, Personnel and Programs Committee
Member, Downtown Development Committee

imageMary Jo Brogna has joined the Board of Governors bringing over 20 years in nursing and nurse management experience. She is currently the Director of Throughput at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA. Her expertise is in ambulatory, emergency and critical care settings.

Governor Brogna holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Southeastern Massachusetts University and a Master of Science in Nursing Administration from the University of Massachusetts. She is a lifelong Quincy resident and has two daughters who have attended Quincy College.

Employer: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

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Maureen Glynn Carroll, Esq.
Second Vice Chair of the Board
Chair, Separation and Governance Committee
Member, Personnel and Programs Committee
Member, Downtown Development Committee

imageMaureen Glynn Carroll, Esq. has served as a government relations consultant and executive and legislative agent for Issues Management Group for 18 years. She brings her expertise in state legislative and administrative procedure and public policy relating to health care, technology and environmental regulations to Quincy College.

A graduate of Suffolk University Law School, Ms. Glynn Carroll was admitted to the MA Bar in 1993 and has worked for the MA House of Representatives’ Joint Committee on Government Regulations, where she was the research director for three years. Originally from Braintree, Ms. Glynn Carroll has resided in Quincy for the past 15 years.

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Paul Barbadoro, Esq.
Member, Downtown Development Committee
Member, Finance and Facilities Committee

imagePaul Barbadoro, Esq. is a member of Quincy College’s Board of Governors. He serves as a partner at Baker, Braverman & Barbadoro, where he has represented clients in the areas of contract disputes, zoning and land use litigation, criminal defense, personal injury, probate litigation and election law for over 25 years. Mr. Barbadoro is a member of the Quincy Bar Association, of which he is a past president, and has previously served as legal counsel for the City of Quincy. A former Quincy College student, Mr. Barbadoro continued his studies at UMass Boston, where he earned his bachelor’s degree, and later received his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School. Mr. Barbadoro is a former adjunct instructor of business law and paralegal studies at Quincy College.

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Christopher J. Bell
Chair, Finance and Facilities Committee
Member, Downtown Development Committee

imageChristopher Bell is the CFO/Budget Director for the Norfolk County Sheriff's Office, and has a strong background in management, operations, policy and procedural development, budget administration and public relations. Mr. Bell currently oversees and maintains operation of the Fiscal Office at the Sheriff's Office and is responsible for all procurement associated with the operation of the Sheriff's Office and its budget. He also has over 20 years experience in all facets of state and local government and served previously as a Director of Government Affairs and Chief of Staff in the State Treasurers Office. Mr. Bell is a active member of the Quincy community through his involvement with his local neighborhood association, and as a member of the Quincy Youth Softball and Baseball Board of Directors. Chris is a former Quincy College student and graduate of UMASS Boston. Additionally, Mr. Bell earned a certificate from the Kennedy School of Government in the Executives in State and Local Government Program. Mr. Bell resides in Quincy with his wife Kathy and their two daughters Kailin and Hannah.

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William Boozang
Member, Personnel and Programs Committee
Member, Separation and Governance Committee

imageBill Boozang is the Executive Director of Regional Campuses & Quality Assurance at Northeastern University, and joins the Board equipped with a substantial background in higher education. He has previously held positions in Adult and Graduate Studies, Academic Services, and as an Assistant Professor of English and Developmental Education at Eastern Nazarene College. Mr. Boozang has also taught at Bay Path College and Quincy College, and currently serves as a Lecturer in English at Northeastern University. He is currently pursuing his Ed.D. in higher education administration at Northeastern University.

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Barbara Clarke
Member, Personnel and Programs Committee
Member, Separation and Governance Committee
Member, Finance and Facilities Committee

imageBarbara Clarke brings to the Board of Governors a perspective based on her broad experience in both public and private sectors. Ms. Clarke is a Certified Business Continuity Professional, working with Interactive Data Corporation where she supports the development and execution of business continuity strategies for the firm’s offices worldwide. Previously, Ms. Clarke worked for State Street Corporation. For 16 years she held positions in Continuity Planning and in Corporate Training, and she chaired North Quincy High School’s Business – School Partnership with State Street and Boston Financial. Prior to entering the private sector, Ms. Clarke spent 10 years as a Special Education teacher in the public school systems of Washington and California. Ms. Clarke holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Pacific Lutheran University, and a Bachelor’s Degree from Whitman College.

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Thomas G. Feenan
Chair, Downtown Development Committee
Vice Chair, Finance and Facilities Committee

imageThomas G. Feenan joined the Board of Governors as the current owner of Feenan Financial Group. He is also the President of ATA Insurance Agency, Inc. He has been featured on several radio programs as a resident tax expert. Governor Feenan is a former public school teacher. He is a present member of College Courses Incorporated, a private non-profit organization which began as the “sponsors” of Quincy Junior College and has segued into a significant means of support for student learning at Quincy College through grants and scholarships.

Governor Feenan holds a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Master of Education from the University of Massachusetts. He became a Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter through the American Institute and is an Enrolled Agent with the IRS. He is married with two children and a Quincy resident.

Employer: ATA Insurance Agency, INC

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Thomas E. Fitzgerald, M.D.
Member, Finance and Facilities Committee
Member, Separation and Governance Committee

imageThomas E. Fitzgerald, M.D. was born and raised in Quincy and after completing his education he returned to Quincy to practice surgery. He has been in practice in Quincy for the past thirty years. During this time he has served as President of the Medical Staff at Quincy Medical Center and as a member of the Board of Governors during very tumultuous times in which they successfully secured the future of the hospital. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of a large surgical organization - Specialty Care, LLC.
Governor Fitzgerald is a graduate of the Autonomous University of Guadalajara School of Medicine and was a Fifth Pathway student at Boston University Medical School. After his fifth Pathway year with BU, he completed his surgical internship and residency through Tufts University at the Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA. Governor Fitzgerald also served three years in the US army infantry, from 1969 to 1972. He holds a bachelors degree from St. Anselms College.


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Gregory M. Hanley
Member, Personnel and Programs Committee
Member, Downtown Development Committee

imageWith over 20 years of experience in Local and State government, Gregory M. Hanley, comes to the Quincy College Board of Governors with a diversified background in business and charitable public service. A former Quincy City Councilor, Governor Hanley is employed as a Vice-President at P.V. Supply Company of Quincy, MA and is Chairman of the Board of Selectmen for the Town of Pembroke, MA. He serves on the Pembroke Housing Authority, the South Shore Work Investment Board, and the Massachusetts Board of Examiners for Plumbers and Gasfitters. A 1987 graduate of Norwich University, Governor Hanley resides in the Town of Pembroke with his wife, AnnMarie and their 4 children.

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Reverend James F. Hawker
Member, Personnel and Programs Committee
Member, Separation and Governance Committee

imageReverend James F. Hawker was born and raised in the South End in Boston, MA. He has represented the United States as an education consultant to the Vatican in Rome between the years of 1990 and 1995. Governor Hawker spent many years as an educator and administrator in Charlotte, NC, where he resided for 13 years and worked as a vicar in charge of seven educational agencies. He currently resides in Quincy and volunteers at parishes in Waltham and Quincy.
Governor Hawker received his education St. John’s Seminary in Boston, where he earned two masters degrees in theology and psychology. He also spent time at Boston University, studying behavioral sciences for two years. He received his third masters in religious education at Catholic University.


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Carolyn O'Toole, R.N.
Member, Personnel and Programs Committee
Member, Separation and Governance Committee

imageCarolyn O’Toole is a Quincy College graduate, a lifelong resident of Quincy and has an extensive health care background. She has held positions as a PPS/MDS Coordinator, a Charge Nurse and Nursing Supervisor. She is currently the Director of Nursing Services at the Bostonian Nursing Care and Rehabilitation Center in Dorchester.
Governor O’Toole is a graduate of the LPN certificate program at Quincy College, and continued her education at Excelsior College in New York where she obtained her RN.



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Joseph P. Shea
Member, Finance and Facilities Committee
Member, Personnel and Programs Committee
Member, Downtown Development Committee

imageJoseph Shea is a Quincy College graduate and has worked for the city of Quincy for almost 20 years, as clerk of the city council, chairman board of license commissioners, and chairman board of registrars. Mr. Shea earned his bachelor’s degree and his master’s in public administration from Suffolk University. He has previously worked for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Time Mirror Cable Vision, and The Manufacturer’s Life Insurance Company.



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