Our Team

Our Staff

James Walsh

President     

An executive leader with proven management experience, Jim has worked at the highest levels of Archdiocesan leadership in furthering strategic initiatives and improving systems of governance, transparency, academics, financial reporting, budget, planning, employee benefits and risk management.  Jim was named president of CCS in 2020 after serving as its executive director since 2017.

In addition to his work as a CCS Corporate Member and ex-officio trustee of TCA and SJPIICA, Jim has served as a Corporate Member for Xaverian Brothers Sponsored Schools, Corporate Member for The Planning Office of Urban Affairs Inc., Vice Chair of Lowell Catholic High School, Inc., Trustee of Xaverian Brothers High School Inc. and provides voluntary consulting assistance to Catholic Archdioceses across the nation. He has also served as a coach for new principal leaders for the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Jim is a graduate of Stonehill College and has a master’s degree in business administration from Bentley College.

Mary Flynn Myers

Vice President of Development and Strategy

Co-founder of the Campaign for Catholic Schools in 2007, Mary has had an extensive career in development and non-profit management, focusing on fundraising start-ups. Most recently executive director of the Boston Public Library Fund, a new organization charged with raising significant philanthropy for the country’s oldest public library, Mary has spent over three decades advancing the work of education, equity, and biomedical science.

During her career, Mary has held leadership development positions at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, UMass Medical School, United Way of America, and United Way of Central Maryland.

Mary was previously President of the Campaign for Catholic Schools and is excited to return to CCS to lead new fundraising initiatives as the organization celebrates its 15th Anniversary this year. She can think of no better way to serve than helping provide resources for children in Boston’s urban Catholic schools receive an education that’s as exceptional as they are.

Arthur Boyle

Senior Development Officer     

Artie has served as a development officer for the Archdiocese of Boston since 2010.  Prior to that, he held sales management, director-level, and ownership positions with various companies and industries. 

Artie attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and is very active in church and local school activities and leads numerous prayer groups.  An inspirational speaker on hope and author of the book, “Six Months to Live,” he has been invited to speak across the U.S and in other countries, including Bosnia and Ireland.  He and his wife, Judy, are the parents of thirteen children.

Katie Iskra

Senior Development Associate    

Katie joined the CCS team in the Summer of 2022. Katie comes to us from Beth Israel Lahey HealthCare, where she spent the last four years supporting patients as a Community Health Worker, developing the Social Determinants of Health Program, which provides patients access to necessary and vital community-based resources. With a background in working directly with patients in mental health and primary care settings, Katie has spent all her career serving those in her community. She is a strong proponent of helping the people she works with feel empowered to participate in all their life’s experiences. She brings a strong commitment to Catholic education and the opportunities it provides for children.

Katie is a graduate of Millsaps College in Jackson, MS, where she played on the Women’s Lacrosse team and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Anthropology.

Board of Trustees

Jack Connors, Jr.

Chair

Chairman Emeritus and Co-Founder – Hill, Holliday, Connors & Cosmopulos, Inc.

Robert G. Atchinson

Vice-Chair

Managing Director – Adage Capital Management

Kathleen F. Driscoll

Senior Vice President, Chief of Philanthropy – UMass Memorial Health Care

Reverend William P. Leahy, S.J.

President – Boston College

Travis M. Rhodes

President – Abrams Capital

Michael W. Roberge

President and CEO – MFS Investment Management Company

Jack A. Sebastian

Managing Director – Goldman Sachs

Gerald V. Sheehan

President and Owner – Knife and Son, Inc.

Ex Officio
John E. Straub

Treasurer

Chief Financial Officer and Chancellor – Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston

Brendan J. Swords

(Retired) Chairman and CEO – Wellington Management Company

Rev. Dr. Ingrid W. Tucker

Deputy Director – Madison Park Development Corporation

Ex Officio
Most Reverend Peter J. Uglietto, S.T.D.

Secretary

Auxiliary Bishop of Boston, Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia – Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston

Herbert S. Wagner III

Managing Partner – Finepoint Capital

James M. Walsh

President – Campaign for Catholic Schools

Campaign for Catholic Schools welcomes Ingrid Tucker and Travis Rhodes, the two newest members to the Board of Trustees at a June 7 luncheon at the BC Club in Boston. Pictured from Left to Right: Jack Connors, Eileen Connors, Mickey Atchinson, SJPIICA 8TH grade student Maliyah, Ingrid Tucker, Travis Rhodes, Robert Atchinson.

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Endowment Funds

Robert G. and Michelle Cooke Atchinson Fund for Teacher Support 

Artie and Judy Boyle Scholarship Fund 

Nellie M. Brownell Scholarship Fund 

Cameron Family Scholarship Fund

Paula Crook Clifford Annual Scholarship 

Dorothy Holt Connolly Endowed Scholarship 

Jack Connors Jr. Scholarship Fund

Doris B. Cooke Scholarship Fund

Susan E. Dawley Endowment for Teaching Excellence and Scholarship Support

Vernon F. DeGabriele & Mary A. Orton Memorial Scholarship Fund 

M. Christine Driscoll Scholarship Fund 

Thomas F. and Gertrude C. Flynn Scholarship Fund 

Corey C. Griffin Scholarship Fund 

F. Beirne Lovely, Jr. Scholarship Fund

Edward T. Mulkern Scholarship Fund

Sister Cecilia Leonor Navas, O.P. Scholarship Fund 

Pero Family Fund for Catholic Education 

Rose M. Pesce Scholarship Fund 

Lawrence Eugene Sullivan Scholarship Fund 

James T. A. Vanderslice Scholarship Fund 

Mary Cullen Walsh Endowment for Capital Improvements

Richard and Margaret Walsh Scholarship Fund