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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.



Thomas G. Feenan
Chairman of the Board
Member, Finance and Facilities Committee
Member, Personnel and Programs 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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Mary Jo Brogna
First Vice Chair of the Board
Member, Finance and Facilities 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, Esq.
Second Vice Chair of the Board
Chair, By-Laws Committee
Member, Personnel and Programs Committee

imageMaureen Glynn, Esq. has served as a government relations consultant and executive and legislative agent for more than 20 years. She is currently at Partner at Murphy Donoghue Partners in Boston. She brings her expertise in state legislative and administrative procedure and public policy relating to health care, technology and environmental regulations to Quincy College. Ms. Glynn is also a member of the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus.

A graduate of Suffolk University Law School, Ms. Glynn 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 on the research staff for many years, including three years as research director. Originally from Braintree, Ms. Glynn has resided in Quincy for the past 15 years.


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Paul Barbadoro, Esq.
Member, Finance and Facilities Committee
Member, By-Laws Review 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, By-Laws Review Committee

imageChristopher Bell is the Director of Government Affairs for the Norfolk County Sheriff's Office, and has a strong background in public administration, management, operations, policy and procedural development, budget administration and public relations. Mr. Bell currently works in the Sheriff’s Executive Office as the chief government contact for all state, local, and county agencies the office interacts with. Chris also oversees the operation of the Civil Process Office at the Sheriff's Office and is responsible for all related business matters and staff in the Civil Process office. Chris served previously as a Director of Government Affairs and Chief of Staff in the State Treasurers Office. Mr. Bell is an active member of the Quincy community through his involvement with his local neighborhood association and as a youth softball and hockey coach in his free time. Chris is a former Quincy College student and graduate of UMASS Boston. Additionally, Mr. Bell earned a certificate from the Kennedy School of Government. Mr. Bell resides in Quincy with his wife Kathy and their two daughters Kailin and Hannah.

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Eileen Bevivino-Lawton
Member, Finance & Facilities Committee

Eileen Bevivino-Lawton joins the Quincy College Board of Governors with a career spanning four decades in the mental health and addictions field. She specializes in forensic assessment, mediation and child custody evaluations, bereavement support and critical stress debriefing/psychiatric emergency services.

A graduate of the Stonehill College and the Northeastern University Graduate School of Education, she is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor / Licensed Certified Social Worker and has held positions with the Massachusetts Department of Corrections and Youth Services, the Plymouth County Court System, the Plymouth School Department and in a private practice.

A Diplomate of Clinical Forensic Counseling through the American College of Certified Forensic Counselors, Division of Psychology, she has also been part of the Organized Medical Staff of the Beth Israel Deaconess / Plymouth Hospital since 1985 as an Affiliate in the Department of Psychiatry.

In addition, Governor Bevivino-Lawton is a Justice of the Peace, an award winning Professional Photographer, a Realtor and an Amateur Softball Association Umpire.

Born and raised on the South Shore, she has resided in the town of Plymouth for 30 years.

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William Boozang
Member, Personnel and Programs Committee

imageBill Boozang is the Dean & Associate Vice President of Online and Continuing Education at Newbury College in Brookline, having previously served in administrative roles at Northeastern University and Eastern Nazarene College. Having taught English Composition and Literature in secondary and college classrooms for the last twenty years, Mr. Boozang currently works to provide better access to higher education through online and hybrid course formats. Bill is an EdD candidate at Northeastern University, and also serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of Continuing Higher Education.

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Barbara Clarke
Chair, Personnel & Programs Committee
Member, By-laws Review Committee
Member, Labor Relations Committee

imageBarbara Clarke brings to the Board of Governors a perspective based on 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 Corporate Training. She chaired North Quincy High School’s Business – School Partnership with State Street and Boston Financial for over 10 of those years. 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 E. Fitzgerald, M.D.
Member, Finance and Facilities 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, Labor Relations 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

imageReverend James F. Hawker was born and raised in Boston’s South End. He was ordained a priest at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in 1963. Fr. Hawker was the Director of Religious Education for the 210 schools within the Archdiocese of Boston from 1973 to 1983. He was the Director of Religious Education – CCD for the 400 parishes with the Archdiocese from 1983 to 1993. Fr. Hawker represented the United States as a consultant to the Vatican in the area of education from 1990 to 1995.

He served in the Diocese of North Carolina from 1995 to 2008. During that period as the Diocesan Vicar for Education, Fr. Hawker was responsible for the seven educational agencies in the diocese. Fr. Hawker earned his Master’s Degree in psychology and theology during his period of formation at St. John’s Seminary in Brighton. He received his third Master’s Degree in religious education at Catholic University in Washington.

Presently Fr. Hawker volunteers at the Suffolk County House of Correction, ministers to heroin addicts, is involved in AA’s twelve step program and assists at Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Parish in Waltham.

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Carolyn O'Toole, R.N.
Member, Finance & Facilities 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 Marina Bay Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center in Quincy.
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, Personnel and Programs Committee

imageJoseph Shea is a Quincy College graduate and has worked for the city of Quincy for almost 30 years, as clerk of the city council, chairman board of license commissioners, and chairman board of registrars. Mr. Shea earned his bachelor’s degree 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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