- Mr. Edward Haley
- Fr. Bob Pecoraro, SJ
- Mr. Geoffrey Baur
- Mr. Peter Bearor '68
- Mr. Nathan Brawn '02
- Mr. Derek Broaddus '92
- Mr. Benjamin Buxton '00
- Ms. Peggy Cianchette
- Dr. Mark DiFabio, Ed. D.
- Fr. John Fagan, S.J.
- Dr. Patricia Kirby, Ph.D.
- Mr. Peter B. LaMontangne '84
- Ms. Vicki Mann
- Mr. John Marr '79
- Ms. Anne O'Brien
- Mr. Walter Pochebit '77
- Mr. Michael Royer
- Mr. Michael Sheehan
- Mr. Jonathan Smith '86
- Mr. Spencer Thibodeau '06
- Fr. John Wronski, SJ
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Cape Elizabeth, ME
B.S. Plymouth State University
Mr. Haley returned to the Board in 2013 having completed a six-year term (2005-2011) during which he served four years as Board Chair (2007-2011). A graduate of Plymouth State University, Mr. Haley is an Account Manager for Hewlett Packard Enterprise covering the Boston area. He and his wife Judy are the parents of three Cheverus graduates – Patrick ’05 and his wife Kim Jordan ‘05, and Katherine ‘10. Mr. Haley is a past president of Cheverus’ Purple and Gold organization and has volunteered in a number of community organizations in his current hometown of Cape Elizabeth.
B.S. State University College At Buffalo
M.A. University Of San Francisco
M.A. Loyola University Chicago
M.Div. Santa Clara University
Th.M. Santa Clara University
Fr. Bob Pecoraro S.J. entered the Society of Jesus in 2000 at the age of 33. He holds masters degrees in Applied Philosophy, Divinity, Spirituality, and Educational Leadership. Fr. Pecoraro has spent much of his time working in secondary education as Vice-President of Mission and Identity at Canisius High School and President of Xavier High School in Chuuk, Micronesia. Since 2001 Fr. Pecoraro has been a spiritual director focusing on Ignatian Spirituality and directing various retreats. Before arriving at Cheverus, Fr. Pecoraro was an adjunct faculty member teaching a course entitled Transformative Leadership for the 21st Century Church and on the Spiritual Direction Team at Christ the King Seminary, the major seminary for the Diocese of Buffalo.
Senior Director, Finance
IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (Westbrook, ME)
B.S. LeMoyne College
Mr. Baur serves as a Senior Director in the Finance department at IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (Westbrook, ME). He is currently serving as the head of IDEXX’s global tax function which includes responsibility for tax planning and compliance, audit defense and government relations. Originally from Missouri, Mr. Baur is a graduate of St. Louis Prep Seminary High School and holds a B.S. in Accounting from LeMoyne College (Syracuse, NY). He is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Maine and serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Goodwill of northern New England. He lives with his three sons in Portland, Maine.
Global Payments Consulting Executive
IBM Global Financial Markets
Cape Porpoise, Maine and Wellesley, Massachusetts
B.A. Northeastern University
M.B.A. Babson College - Franklin W. Olin Graduate School of Business Finance
A technology industry veteran, Mr. Bearor is an executive at IBM where he leads a global team working with financial services clients around the world. During his career at IBM he has worked in over 100 countries, advising banks, central banks, and governments on emerging payment trends and technology. He has also spent several years as a Managing Director with Accenture, and prior to joining IBM led a treasury consulting practice with KPMG in Boston. He started his career with Chase Manhattan Bank after graduating from Northeastern University in Boston. Mr. Bearor splits his time between Cape Porpoise Maine and Wellesley Massachusetts.
Principal Investment Professional
MatlinPatterson Global Advisers
New York, New York
B.S. Babson College
Mr. Brawn is a Principal investment professional for MatlinPatterson Global Advisers, a private equity firm located in New York City. In his role at MatlinPatterson, he engages in all aspects of the investment process, including idea generation, due diligence, financial modeling, deal structuring, operational improvement and portfolio company management. Since joining MatlinPatterson in early 2009, Mr. Brawn has focused on investment opportunities involving companies experiencing financial distress across a wide array of geographies and industries.
Currently, he serves on the board of directors of FXI, Inc., Oceanus LLC and Spoke Resources Ltd. Prior to joining MatlinPatterson in March 2009, he was an Analyst and Associate in the Recapitalization and Restructuring advisory group of Jefferies & Company focusing on in-court and out-of-court restructuring transactions. Mr. Brawn holds a BS in Business Administration from Babson College (2006) and is a proud member of the Cheverus High School class of 2002. Natives of Topsham and Bowdoin, respectively, Nathan and his wife Amanda regularly return to Maine to vacation, visit family and friends, and support the Cheverus community.
Senior Vice President and National Excess Casualty Manage
Allied World Assurance Company
Westfield, New Jersey
B.S. Fairfield University
Mr. Broaddus is a 1992 graduate of Cheverus High School, where he was a member of the Varsity Ice Hockey Team and President of the “Best Buddies” community service program. He currently serves as Senior Vice President and National Excess Casualty Manager for Allied World Assurance Company in New York City with whom he has been associated since 2005 and where he manages accounts totaling more than $75 million. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing from Fairfield University (1996) and CPCU and ALSI certification through the St. John’s School of Insurance. He lives in northern New Jersey with his wife Maria and their three young children.
Mass Ave. LLC
B.A., Fordham University
J.D., University of Maine School of Law
Mr. Buxton graduated from Cheverus in 2000 before earning a B.A. in Communications (Concentration in Writing for the Media) from Fordham University in 2004 and a J.D. from the University of Maine School of Law in 2011.
An experienced political fundraiser, Mr. Buxton served as Assistant Finance Director for Maine Victory 2006 (2006) and Hillary Clinton's presidential primary campaign (2007) and as the Campaign Director for the Ethan Strimling for Mayor campaign (2011). He served as a summer associate at Fairfield and Associates while completing his law degree and is a self-employed as a property manager with Mass Ave. LLC.
Portland Regency Hotel
Ms. Cianchette served two consecutive three-year terms (2006-2012), during which time she sat on both the Facilities and Advancement Committees.
A native of Michigan, Peggy and her husband Eric own the Portland Regency Hotel in Portland's Old Port District as well as numerous other property management ventures in Maine and Florida. Peggy is the mother of four Cheverus alumni Michael '02, Kenneth '06, Erica '07, and Emily '10, as well as aunt to several other former and current Cheverus students.
DiFabio Consulting, LLC
B.A. St. John’s Seminary
S.T.L, Gregorian University (Rome)
S.T.B, Gregorian University (Rome)
Ed.D, Boston College, Lynch School of Education
Dr. DiFabio is the founding President/CEO of DiFabio Consulting, LLC, an agency that offers curricular and pedagogical analysis with a focus on educational institutions in Southeast Asia.
As an educational practitioner, Dr. DiFabio has served as the Assistant Head of School and Principal at St. Mary's (Lynn, MA), the Assistant Principal (Freshmen and Sophomores) at St. John's Preparatory School (Danvers, MA) and as a member of the Theology Department at Cheverus High School (1999-2007). He served as a member of the NEASC Visiting Team that recommended Cheverus' re-accreditation in 2013.
Dr. DiFabio holds degrees from Boston College/Lynch School of Education (Ed.D. with a dissertation entitled Leading and Learning: Leadership, Change and Challenge in a Professional Development Initiative) and several Theology degrees (S.T.L. and S.T.B.) from the Gregorian University (Rome) and a B.A. from St. John's Seminary (Boston, MA). He and his family currently reside in New Hampshire.
Superior of the Jesuits of Maine
B.A. Boston College
M.A. The Catholic University of America
M.Div. Jesuit School of Theology, Berkeley
Fr. Fagan is an ex-officio member in his role as religious superior of the Jesuits of Maine. A native of Boston, Fr. Fagan is a graduate of Boston College. He has spent most of his years as a priest ministering with Spanish-speaking communities, working in parishes in Boston and Holyoke, MA., as well as in Honduras, Central America. He has also spent time promoting Ignatian spirituality retreats in Spanish, based at the University of Notre Dame and in New York City. Before arriving in Portland three years ago, he worked at Nativity School, a Jesuit middle school for urban boys in Worcester MA
Executive Management Consultant
Data Analytics, Cyber Security, Growth Investment
Long Island, Maine
B.A. Bowdoin College
Mr. LaMontagne is an accomplished private equity sponsored technology company executive with more than 27 of experience in the national security technology market. Most recently, he served as the CEO of Novetta, a national security advanced analytics technology firm with approximately 700 employees. Mr. LaMontagne led Novetta’s strategic sale process in 2016, whereupon he transitioned his duties as CEO in March 2017; he remains as an advisor to the company. Prior to his career in the technology industry, Mr. LaMontagne served as a U.S. Foreign Service Officer specializing in China and East Asia political and economic affairs with a posting at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, China from 1993 to 1996. Mr. LaMontagne is a Mandarin linguist and graduated magna cum laude from Bowdoin College majoring in Government/Legal Studies and Classics. Committed to service to his community, he served on the Board of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, DC, and has been active in supporting his college alma mater, Bowdoin.
He also serves as a member of the finance committee supporting the Board of Selectmen for the Town of Long Island, ME. Mr. LaMontagne and his wife, Lynn, have raised five children on Long Island.
Chief Financial Officer
Lee Auto Malls
B.S. University of Southern Maine
Ms. Mann currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer for Lee Auto Malls (Auburn, ME). She has held similar senior financial positions for both Barber Foods (Portland, ME), GH Bass & Co (South Portland, ME), a division of Phillips van Heusen, and Stride Rite Corporation (Cambridge, MA).
Ms. Mann holds a B.S. Degree in Accounting from the University of Southern Maine. She has served as a member of the Board of Directors for Mercy Hospital (Portland, ME), Maine Employers Mutual Insurance Company (MEMIC) and the Maine Health Management Coalition. She is a member of FEI (Financial Executive Institute), AMA (American Management Association) and co-founder of the Women's Executive Forum. She is the mother of Cheverus alum Kelsey '06 and currently lives in Windham, ME.
President/ Chief Executive Officer
B.A. University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Mr. Marr, a 1979 graduate of Cheverus High School, has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Tyler Technologies (Falmouth, ME), the largest company in the United States focused exclusively on public sector software.
He had been President of MUNIS until it was acquired by Tyler Technologies in 1999. He currently sits on the Board of Trustees for Tyler Technologies (NYSE: TYL) and previously sat on the Board of Trustees for Mercy Hospital (Portland, ME). He holds a B.A. Degree in Accounting and Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst, MA). He and his wife Becky have three daughters and live in Falmouth, ME.
Fifth Grade Teacher
St. Brigid School
Cape Elizabeth, ME
B.A. Fairfield University
Mrs. O’Brien is a catholic school educator and currently serves as a fifth-grade teacher at St. Brigid’s School in Portland, Maine. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Fairfield University (1988) and a Maine State Certification for K-8. She has been involved in religious education at St. Bartholomew’s Church, with Boy Scouts Troop 30 in Cape Elizabeth, and with the Salvation Army of Portland. Mrs. O'Brien and her husband Michael are the parents of two alums, Elizabeth '15 and Michael '17. Mrs. O’Brien also served on the Board of Directors for the Cheverus Purple and Gold.
VP, Facilities and Engineering
Maine Medical Center
B.S. Boston College
Mr. Pochebit is a 1977 graduate of Cheverus High School. He was inducted into the CHS Athletic Hall of Fame in 2008 for his accomplishments on the Track Team, a sport he pursued while earning a B.S. in Strategic Planning and Operations through the School of Business Management at Boston College. Mr. Pochebit currently serves as Director of Construction and Property Management for Maine Medical Center, overseeing 2.2 million square feet of facilities.
Prior to joining the MMC leadership team, he was President and Founding Owner of the Pochebit Co. Inc., a design-build commercial construction firm based in Portland for more than twenty-five years. Several members of Mr. Pochebit family are graduates of Cheverus: brothers Steve ’74 and Mark ’75 and sons John ’03, Andrew ’07 and Topher ’08.
President and Managing Partner
Berry Talbot Royer (BTR)
B.A. Stephen F. Austen State University
M.S. Bentley College
Mr. Royer currently serves a President and Managing Partner of Berry Talbot Royer (BTR), a Certified Public Accounting firm located in Falmouth. He began his career with the international accounting firm of Arthur Anderson and Co before relocating to Maine in 1986. He holds degrees from Stephen F. Austen State University in Texas (B.A. in Business Administration) and Bentley College in Massachusetts (M.S. in Taxation). A member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts and the Construction Finance Management Association, Michael has served as a member of the Board of Trustees (or Board of Advisors) for Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Lives in the Balance and Kennebec Technologies. Mr. Royer is the father of two Cheverus alumnae -- Christine ‘05 and Amanda '10 and uncle to Joseph '11. He and his wife live in Falmouth.
Chair of the Business Law Group
B.S. New Jersey Institute of Technology
J.D. University of Maine School of Law
Mr. Sheehan is the parent of a Cheverus alumnus Justin M. Sheehan 09’, and is Chair of the Business Law Group at a Preti Flaherty. He is the firm's lead attorney in tax matters, bringing a broad spectrum of practical business and tax advice to his clients. He advises clients on federal income, gift and estate tax matters as well as Maine and New Hampshire income, sales and property tax issues.
On the commercial side, he negotiates documents and consummates business acquisitions and dispositions, complicated loan and equity arrangements, real estate sales and leases, major equipment purchases and leases and contracts covering a variety of subjects.
Mr. Sheehan also maintains an active affordable housing practice and has represented developers and investors on transactions in Maine, New Hampshire, Delaware, Georgia, Colorado, New York, New Jersey and Missouri.
While in law school, he served as law clerk to the Honorable Thomas J. Lydon, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Washington, D.C. He joined Preti Flaherty in 1986.
Mr. Sheehan is co-author of the Maine chapter of the American Bar Association's Sales and Use Tax Desk Book, first published in 1988, and continues to update its annual editions. He is listed in Woodward/White's The Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA America's Leading Business Lawyers for Business. He is a speaker on sales tax, business tax planning and probate and estate planning.
President and Founder
Great Falls Construction
A.A. Southern Maine Vocational and Technical Institute
Mr. Smith established Great Falls Construction in 1988 after graduating from Cheverus High School and receiving his Associates Degree in Building Construction from Southern Maine Vocational and Technical Institute in South Portland, Maine. With more than 30 years of experience in the industry, he has extensive knowledge in all aspects of construction including company oversight, staff management, and project operations. In recent years, that experience and insight have led him to expand his business into real estate development and the purchase and management of several commercial properties.
This devotion to service is the very foundation upon which Mr. Smith built his business. Mr. Smith married his wife Cindy in 1989. They, along with their five children -- four of which graduated from Cheverus -- are life-long residents of the Town of Gorham and all share a deep commitment and dedication to serving their community. When away from his desk, Mr. Smith can be found participating in benefit 5K races, traveling with Cindy in their motorhome, or participating in his favorite activity -- having fun with his family.
Verrill Dana, LLP
B.A., Fairfield University
J.D., Northeastern University School of Law
Mr. Thibodeau, a 2006 alumnus of Cheverus High School, received his J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law (Boston, MA). He also holds a B.A. in Political Science (with a double major in Economics and Black Studies) from Fairfield University (Fairfield, CT).
He has served as a Legal Intern or Seasonal Associate for the Conservative Law Foundation (Portland, ME), the U.S. District Attorney's Office (Portland, ME) and at the law firm of Verrill Dana, LLP (Portland, ME). Additionally, he has served as a Judicial Intern for the Massachusetts Land Court (Boston, MA) and an Intern for Maine’s Representative Chellie Pingree in her Washington, D.C., office.
While at Northeastern, he served as on the Executive Board of the Black Law Student Association and as a Governing Council Representative to the Student Bar Association.
Mr. Thibodeau currently serves on the Portland City Council.
Provincial Assistant for Formation
Maryland & USA Northeast Provinces of the Society of Jesus
New York, New York
B.A. College of Holy Cross
M.T.S. Weston Jesuit School of Philosophy
M. Div. Loyola University, Chicago
S.T.L. Jesuit School of Theology Berkeley
Fr. Wronski grew up in Chelsea Massachusetts. He attended Malden Catholic High School where he was taught by the Xavierian Brothers. Fr. Wronski went on to meet the Jesuits of the Society of Jesus when he attended the College of Holy Cross in Worcester, MA.
Fr. Wronski entered the Society of Jesus in August 1994 and recently completed a 10-year tenure as the President of Nativity Preparatory School in Boston. Nativity is an accredited, tuition-free, Jesuit middle school serving boys of all faiths from low-income families residing in Boston. He is currently based in New York as the Provincial Assistant for Formation for the Maryland & USA Northeast Provinces of the Society of Jesus.