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 Head of School, 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.

Paul Birmingham
Emeritus
Jenn Canzano, P '16, '18
Admissions/Advancement Director
Paula Daly
Ex Officio
Assistant Head of School, Grades 5-8
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Michael Doyle '13
Michael graduated from JPII in 2013 as a member of the third graduating class where he received the "Spirit of Saint 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.
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Fr. Michael Fitzpatrick
Ex Officio
Pastor of St. Francis Xavier Parish, Hyannis
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Stephen Hamel, GP '26, '29
Advisory Board Vice Chair
Advancement Committee Chair. 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.
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Fr. Chris Hughes '13
Chaplain
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Daniel Hughes, P '13, '15
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Kathy Griffin-Mayo, P '22, '27
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Christopher Lawson, P '23, '25
Chris is the Senior Vice President and 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.
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Kathleen Mason '14
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 Saint John Paul II Schools, creation of dynamic and holistic students, and connection with alumni.
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James McGrail, P '24, '27
Jay 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. “I am also the proud father of three school-age daughters."
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Lawrence McGrath Esq., P '25
A licensed attorney fir 28 years and a long time community and government affairs professional. I served as President of the MA Deputy Sheriffs Association and Chief Deputy Sheriff in Suffolk County for over 10 years. I also served on the Executive Staff of two Sheriffs and the Massachusetts State Auditor. I have led community relations efforts on several projects including Cape Cod. 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.
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John Milligan '13
Alumni Outreach
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Elizabeth O'Brien Esq., P '25
Advisory Board Chair
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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 (SJP ‘23) and Lulu (SJP ‘24). He is principal of O’Keefe Property Services, a property management company."
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Danielle Siscoe, P '28, '30
Ex Officio
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Valerie Smith, P '25
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Richard Sullivan, GP '24
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Mona Lisa Valentino, P '11
Ex Officio
Assistant Head of School, Grades 9-12
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Phillip VanDenBrink, P '24, 25
Head of School
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