This Advisory Board helps the school achieve excellence both institutionally and in its program for students. Comprised of community leaders, clergy members, key parent leaders, and alumni, the Advisory Board provides advice and counsel to the President, carries the school’s message to its many publics, and strengthens the school’s external relationships. Ultimate school governance is vested in the Roman Catholic Bishop of Fall River and his designee, the Superintendent of Schools.

Mr. Paul Birmingham

emeritus

Mr. Paul Birmingham

emeritus

Mrs. Courtney Bridge, P '20

Financial Advisor

Mrs. Courtney Bridge, P '20

Financial Advisor

Advancement Committee Chair

Mrs. Kim Burnieika

ex officio

Mrs. Kim Burnieika

ex officio

Preparatory Division HSA President

Mrs. Jenn Canzano, P '16, '18

Mrs. Jenn Canzano, P '16, '18

Advancement/Admissions Director

Mrs. Jenn Canzano, P '16, '18

Advancement/Admissions Director

Mrs. Jenn Canzano, P '16, '18

Advancement/Admissions Director

Mrs. Canzano holds a B.A. from St. Anselm College and a M. Ed. from Providence College. Mrs. Canzano serves as Director of Admissions and Advancement for St. John Paul II School. She is a member of the school advancement and strategic planning committee.

Dr. Patrick Dillon, P '23, '26, '27

Dr. Patrick Dillon, P '23, '26, '27

Superintendent of Schools

Dr. Patrick Dillon, P '23, '26, '27

Superintendent of Schools

Dr. Patrick Dillon, P '23, '26, '27

Superintendent of Schools

Dr. Dillon is the Superintendent of Schools for the Uxbridge School District. He currently serves as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserves assigned as the Executive Officer for Port Security Unit 301 on Cape Cod. As a visiting Professor at Massachusetts Maritime Academy, he is a Capstone Advisor and Adjunct Professor within the graduate program in Emergency Management. He and his wife Lori live in Falmouth with their 3 children, Riely, Raegan, & Quinn.

Mr. Michael Doyle '13

Mr. Michael Doyle '13

Medical School Student

Mr. Michael Doyle '13

Medical School Student

Mr. Michael Doyle '13

Medical School Student

Michael graduated from JPII in 2013 as a member of the third graduating class where he received the "Spirit of Saint John Paul II" award. As a student at JPII he was active in performing arts, Student Council as well as the soccer and tennis teams. After JPII he attended Assumption College where he graduated with a major in biotechnology and molecular biology. He returned to JPII in 2017 to help create and lead the first year of JPIITV. He is currently a third year medical student at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine where he is pursuing a residency in emergency medicine.

Rev. Michael Fitzpatrick

Rev. Michael Fitzpatrick

Pastor, St. Francis Xavier Parish

Rev. Michael Fitzpatrick

Pastor, St. Francis Xavier Parish

Rev. Michael Fitzpatrick

Pastor, St. Francis Xavier Parish

Mr. John Fulone

Mr. John Fulone

Executive Banker

Mr. John Fulone

Executive Banker

Mr. John Fulone

Executive Banker

Mr. Fulone has worked in the banking industry for over 30 years. His broad experience includes executive and senior leadership positions in strategic planning, operations, marketing, and project management. He is also actively involved in the community, serving on a number of boards including Calmer Choice (Chair), Mashpee Community Television (Treasurer), Mashpee Planning Board (Chair), and the Cape Cod Association (Treasurer). He and his wife Sharon have lived in Mashpee 34 years, where they raised their 3 children.

Mrs. Kathy Griffin-Mayo, P '23

Mrs. Kathy Griffin-Mayo, P '23

Mr. Stephen Hamel, GP '26, '29

Vice-Chairperson

Mr. Stephen Hamel, GP '26, '29

Vice-Chairperson

Mr. Hamel is a graduate of Marian High School, Phillips Exeter Academy, PG and Northeastern University, B.S. After an early career in commercial banking, he has been involved in marine sales management. He is a member of the school advancement committee.

Mr. Daniel Hughes, P '13, '15

Mr. Daniel Hughes, P '13, '15

Senior VP, Facts Mgt

Mr. Daniel Hughes, P '13, '15

Senior VP, Facts Mgt

Mr. Daniel Hughes, P '13, '15

Senior VP, Facts Mgt

Mrs. Elizabeth Kelley

Mrs. Elizabeth Kelley

ex officio, Prep Division Principal

Mrs. Elizabeth Kelley

ex officio, Prep Division Principal

Mrs. Elizabeth Kelley

ex officio, Prep Division Principal

Mrs. Kelley is in her 19th year at the Preparatory Division. A former English teacher, she currently serves as principal and study skills teacher. Mrs. Kelley is a graduate of Regis College and continues to work toward earning her Masters’ Degree in Catholic School Administration through the University of Dayton. She and her family are parishioners of St. Pius X Church.

Mr. Christopher Lawson, P '23

Mr. Christopher Lawson, P '23

Senior VP & CDO Cape Cod Healthcare

Mr. Christopher Lawson, P '23

Senior VP & CDO Cape Cod Healthcare

Mr. Christopher Lawson, P '23

Senior VP & CDO Cape Cod Healthcare

Christopher is the Senior Vice President & Chief Development Officer for Cape Cod Healthcare. He has spent the majority of his career working in non-profit development including high-level and planned giving positions at Curry College, St. Anselm College, Boston College and the University of Colorado Boulder. Chris holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from Bentley University in Waltham, MA. He lives in Sandwich, Massachusetts with his wife Kerry and five children.

Mrs. Pollyanna Lemos, P '15, '20

Mrs. Pollyanna Lemos, P '15, '20

Ms. Kathleen Mason '14

Ms. Kathleen Mason '14

Environmental Analyst

Ms. Kathleen Mason '14

Environmental Analyst

Ms. Kathleen Mason '14

Environmental Analyst

Kathleen graduated from JPII in 2014 before attending Colby College for her B.A., and the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University for her Master of Environmental Management (MEM). She has career experience in water quality management, land conservation, and environmental law and policy. Kathleen has recently returned to the Cape where she works as a Water Resources Analyst with the Cape Cod Commission. Kathleen's positive experience at JPII motivates her to ensure the success of St. John Paul II School, creation of dynamic and holistic students, and connection with alumni.

Mr. James McGrail, P '24

Mr. James McGrail, P '24

Town Administrator (Marion)

Mr. James McGrail, P '24

Town Administrator (Marion)

Mr. James McGrail, P '24

Town Administrator (Marion)

Mr. McGrail is a graduate of Barnstable high school and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He was born and raised on Cape Cod and spends time investing in his community. Currently, Mr. McGrail serves as the Town Manager of the Town of Marion. He was also an elected member of the Sandwich School Committee and served as chair. He is also the proud father of three school-age daughters.

Mr. Lawrence McGrath, Esq., P '25

Mr. Lawrence McGrath, Esq., P '25

A licensed attorney for 28 years and a long time community and government affairs professional. Mr. McGrath served as President of the MA Deputy Sheriffs Association and Chief Deputy Sheriff in Suffolk County for over 10 years.  He also served on the Executive Staff of two Sheriffs and the Massachusetts State Auditor.  McGrath has led community relations efforts on several projects including Cape Cod.   He has served as statewide and Regional Director for political campaigns as well as many local, regional and national campaigns in various capacities.  Married to Mary McGrath and father to Owen currently an 8th-grade student at SFXP.

Mrs. Susan G Niden

Mrs. Susan G Niden

Interim President

Mrs. Susan G Niden

Interim President

Mrs. Susan G Niden

Interim President

An education major, Susan earned her B.A. from SUNY College at New Paltz, M.S. from Syracuse University, and a C.A.S. in Educational Administration from SUNY College at Oswego. She holds K-12 Professional Academic Administrator MA Licensure for Principal/Assistant Principal. As a mission driven Catholic school leader, Mrs. Niden brings  30 years of experience to JPll of building programs and resources to promote student success. Susan is a member of Holy Redeemer Church in Chatham.

Ms. Elizabeth O'Brien, Esq., P '25

Board Chair

Ms. Elizabeth O'Brien, Esq., P '25

Board Chair

Mr. Joseph O'Keefe, P '23, '24

Mr. Joseph O'Keefe, P '23, '24

Joe O’Keefe was raised in Connecticut and attended St. Theresa Elementary School, St. Joseph High School and Sacred Heart University.  Raised by ardent supporters of Catholic education, Joe continues this legacy as the President of the O’Keefe Family Foundation, an organization dedicated to funding Catholic school scholarships and initiatives.

Joe has also volunteered on the Fall River Diocesan Foundation Development Committee and the Diocesan Governance Committee. He is currently a member of the Diocesan Pastoral Council led by Bishop Edgar da Cunha.

Joe graduated from Colorado State University with a BS in Landscape Architecture and worked as a consultant developing Geographic Information Systems for land use decision making. As an Associate Executive Director for the South Shore YMCA, an organization with a $38 million budget, his responsibilities included finance, program development, staff supervision and development, strategic planning, fundraising, property management, and Master Plan development and execution.

Currently, Joe lives on Cape Cod with his wife Wendy and his children Jack, ‘23 and Lulu, ‘24.  He is principal of O’Keefe Property Services, a property management company.

Mr. John P. Redding

Mr. John P. Redding

Mr. Redding graduated from SUNY-Albany with a degree in finance. His investment management career has been centered in Boston and included seven years based in London. Following upon his involvement with FACE, he recently started tutoring at JPII and looks forward to brushing up on his algebra this summer. He is scheduled to become treasurer and a board member of Homeless Prevention Council and resides in Brewster.

Mr. Richard Sullivan, GP '24

Mr. Richard Sullivan, GP '24

CPA, MST - Partner at Piccerelli, Gilstein & Company LLP

Ms. Mona Lisa Valentino, P '11

Ms. Mona Lisa Valentino, P '11

ex officio, HS Division Principal

Ms. Mona Lisa Valentino, P '11

ex officio, HS Division Principal

Ms. Mona Lisa Valentino, P '11

ex officio, HS Division Principal

Ms. Mona Lisa Valentino joined the school's administration team in 2012.

Previously, she taught science for ten years at Mashpee High School, including a summer web-based curriculum for science and English.  Ms. Valentino entered the education field following a career marketing for Digital Equipment Corporation and Compaq Computer Corporation.

She earned her undergraduate degree from Fairfield University and her Master's Degree from Lesley University.  Ms. Valentino and her daughter, a 2011 graduate of Pope John Paul II High School, worship at Christ the King Parish in Mashpee.

Mr. Paul Birmingham

emeritus

Mr. Paul Birmingham

emeritus

Mrs. Courtney Bridge, P '20

Financial Advisor

Mrs. Courtney Bridge, P '20

Financial Advisor

Advancement Committee Chair

Mrs. Kim Burnieika

ex officio

Mrs. Kim Burnieika

ex officio

Preparatory Division HSA President

Mrs. Jenn Canzano, P '16, '18

Mrs. Jenn Canzano, P '16, '18

Advancement/Admissions Director

Mrs. Jenn Canzano, P '16, '18

Advancement/Admissions Director

Mrs. Jenn Canzano, P '16, '18

Advancement/Admissions Director

Mrs. Canzano holds a B.A. from St. Anselm College and a M. Ed. from Providence College. Mrs. Canzano serves as Director of Admissions and Advancement for St. John Paul II School. She is a member of the school advancement and strategic planning committee.

Dr. Patrick Dillon, P '23, '26, '27

Dr. Patrick Dillon, P '23, '26, '27

Superintendent of Schools

Dr. Patrick Dillon, P '23, '26, '27

Superintendent of Schools

Dr. Patrick Dillon, P '23, '26, '27

Superintendent of Schools

Dr. Dillon is the Superintendent of Schools for the Uxbridge School District. He currently serves as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserves assigned as the Executive Officer for Port Security Unit 301 on Cape Cod. As a visiting Professor at Massachusetts Maritime Academy, he is a Capstone Advisor and Adjunct Professor within the graduate program in Emergency Management. He and his wife Lori live in Falmouth with their 3 children, Riely, Raegan, & Quinn.

Mr. Michael Doyle '13

Mr. Michael Doyle '13

Medical School Student

Mr. Michael Doyle '13

Medical School Student

Mr. Michael Doyle '13

Medical School Student

Michael graduated from JPII in 2013 as a member of the third graduating class where he received the "Spirit of Saint John Paul II" award. As a student at JPII he was active in performing arts, Student Council as well as the soccer and tennis teams. After JPII he attended Assumption College where he graduated with a major in biotechnology and molecular biology. He returned to JPII in 2017 to help create and lead the first year of JPIITV. He is currently a third year medical student at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine where he is pursuing a residency in emergency medicine.

Rev. Michael Fitzpatrick

Rev. Michael Fitzpatrick

Pastor, St. Francis Xavier Parish

Rev. Michael Fitzpatrick

Pastor, St. Francis Xavier Parish

Rev. Michael Fitzpatrick

Pastor, St. Francis Xavier Parish

Mr. John Fulone

Mr. John Fulone

Executive Banker

Mr. John Fulone

Executive Banker

Mr. John Fulone

Executive Banker

Mr. Fulone has worked in the banking industry for over 30 years. His broad experience includes executive and senior leadership positions in strategic planning, operations, marketing, and project management. He is also actively involved in the community, serving on a number of boards including Calmer Choice (Chair), Mashpee Community Television (Treasurer), Mashpee Planning Board (Chair), and the Cape Cod Association (Treasurer). He and his wife Sharon have lived in Mashpee 34 years, where they raised their 3 children.

Mrs. Kathy Griffin-Mayo, P '23

Mrs. Kathy Griffin-Mayo, P '23

Mr. Stephen Hamel, GP '26, '29

Vice-Chairperson

Mr. Stephen Hamel, GP '26, '29

Vice-Chairperson

Mr. Hamel is a graduate of Marian High School, Phillips Exeter Academy, PG and Northeastern University, B.S. After an early career in commercial banking, he has been involved in marine sales management. He is a member of the school advancement committee.

Mr. Daniel Hughes, P '13, '15

Mr. Daniel Hughes, P '13, '15

Senior VP, Facts Mgt

Mr. Daniel Hughes, P '13, '15

Senior VP, Facts Mgt

Mr. Daniel Hughes, P '13, '15

Senior VP, Facts Mgt

Mrs. Elizabeth Kelley

Mrs. Elizabeth Kelley

ex officio, Prep Division Principal

Mrs. Elizabeth Kelley

ex officio, Prep Division Principal

Mrs. Elizabeth Kelley

ex officio, Prep Division Principal

Mrs. Kelley is in her 19th year at the Preparatory Division. A former English teacher, she currently serves as principal and study skills teacher. Mrs. Kelley is a graduate of Regis College and continues to work toward earning her Masters’ Degree in Catholic School Administration through the University of Dayton. She and her family are parishioners of St. Pius X Church.

Mr. Christopher Lawson, P '23

Mr. Christopher Lawson, P '23

Senior VP & CDO Cape Cod Healthcare

Mr. Christopher Lawson, P '23

Senior VP & CDO Cape Cod Healthcare

Mr. Christopher Lawson, P '23

Senior VP & CDO Cape Cod Healthcare

Christopher is the Senior Vice President & Chief Development Officer for Cape Cod Healthcare. He has spent the majority of his career working in non-profit development including high-level and planned giving positions at Curry College, St. Anselm College, Boston College and the University of Colorado Boulder. Chris holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from Bentley University in Waltham, MA. He lives in Sandwich, Massachusetts with his wife Kerry and five children.

Mrs. Pollyanna Lemos, P '15, '20

Mrs. Pollyanna Lemos, P '15, '20

Ms. Kathleen Mason '14

Ms. Kathleen Mason '14

Environmental Analyst

Ms. Kathleen Mason '14

Environmental Analyst

Ms. Kathleen Mason '14

Environmental Analyst

Kathleen graduated from JPII in 2014 before attending Colby College for her B.A., and the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University for her Master of Environmental Management (MEM). She has career experience in water quality management, land conservation, and environmental law and policy. Kathleen has recently returned to the Cape where she works as a Water Resources Analyst with the Cape Cod Commission. Kathleen's positive experience at JPII motivates her to ensure the success of St. John Paul II School, creation of dynamic and holistic students, and connection with alumni.

Mr. James McGrail, P '24

Mr. James McGrail, P '24

Town Administrator (Marion)

Mr. James McGrail, P '24

Town Administrator (Marion)

Mr. James McGrail, P '24

Town Administrator (Marion)

Mr. McGrail is a graduate of Barnstable high school and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He was born and raised on Cape Cod and spends time investing in his community. Currently, Mr. McGrail serves as the Town Manager of the Town of Marion. He was also an elected member of the Sandwich School Committee and served as chair. He is also the proud father of three school-age daughters.

Mr. Lawrence McGrath, Esq., P '25

Mr. Lawrence McGrath, Esq., P '25

A licensed attorney for 28 years and a long time community and government affairs professional. Mr. McGrath served as President of the MA Deputy Sheriffs Association and Chief Deputy Sheriff in Suffolk County for over 10 years.  He also served on the Executive Staff of two Sheriffs and the Massachusetts State Auditor.  McGrath has led community relations efforts on several projects including Cape Cod.   He has served as statewide and Regional Director for political campaigns as well as many local, regional and national campaigns in various capacities.  Married to Mary McGrath and father to Owen currently an 8th-grade student at SFXP.

Mrs. Susan G Niden

Mrs. Susan G Niden

Interim President

Mrs. Susan G Niden

Interim President

Mrs. Susan G Niden

Interim President

An education major, Susan earned her B.A. from SUNY College at New Paltz, M.S. from Syracuse University, and a C.A.S. in Educational Administration from SUNY College at Oswego. She holds K-12 Professional Academic Administrator MA Licensure for Principal/Assistant Principal. As a mission driven Catholic school leader, Mrs. Niden brings  30 years of experience to JPll of building programs and resources to promote student success. Susan is a member of Holy Redeemer Church in Chatham.

Ms. Elizabeth O'Brien, Esq., P '25

Board Chair

Ms. Elizabeth O'Brien, Esq., P '25

Board Chair

Mr. Joseph O'Keefe, P '23, '24

Mr. Joseph O'Keefe, P '23, '24

Joe O’Keefe was raised in Connecticut and attended St. Theresa Elementary School, St. Joseph High School and Sacred Heart University.  Raised by ardent supporters of Catholic education, Joe continues this legacy as the President of the O’Keefe Family Foundation, an organization dedicated to funding Catholic school scholarships and initiatives.

Joe has also volunteered on the Fall River Diocesan Foundation Development Committee and the Diocesan Governance Committee. He is currently a member of the Diocesan Pastoral Council led by Bishop Edgar da Cunha.

Joe graduated from Colorado State University with a BS in Landscape Architecture and worked as a consultant developing Geographic Information Systems for land use decision making. As an Associate Executive Director for the South Shore YMCA, an organization with a $38 million budget, his responsibilities included finance, program development, staff supervision and development, strategic planning, fundraising, property management, and Master Plan development and execution.

Currently, Joe lives on Cape Cod with his wife Wendy and his children Jack, ‘23 and Lulu, ‘24.  He is principal of O’Keefe Property Services, a property management company.

Mr. John P. Redding

Mr. John P. Redding

Mr. Redding graduated from SUNY-Albany with a degree in finance. His investment management career has been centered in Boston and included seven years based in London. Following upon his involvement with FACE, he recently started tutoring at JPII and looks forward to brushing up on his algebra this summer. He is scheduled to become treasurer and a board member of Homeless Prevention Council and resides in Brewster.

Mr. Richard Sullivan, GP '24

Mr. Richard Sullivan, GP '24

CPA, MST - Partner at Piccerelli, Gilstein & Company LLP

Ms. Mona Lisa Valentino, P '11

Ms. Mona Lisa Valentino, P '11

ex officio, HS Division Principal

Ms. Mona Lisa Valentino, P '11

ex officio, HS Division Principal

Ms. Mona Lisa Valentino, P '11

ex officio, HS Division Principal

Ms. Mona Lisa Valentino joined the school's administration team in 2012.

Previously, she taught science for ten years at Mashpee High School, including a summer web-based curriculum for science and English.  Ms. Valentino entered the education field following a career marketing for Digital Equipment Corporation and Compaq Computer Corporation.

She earned her undergraduate degree from Fairfield University and her Master's Degree from Lesley University.  Ms. Valentino and her daughter, a 2011 graduate of Pope John Paul II High School, worship at Christ the King Parish in Mashpee.