Our Team

Our Staff

James Walsh


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.

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.

Elizabeth Cunningham

Development Officer     

Liz joined CCS in 2020 after serving as a development officer for the Archdiocese of Boston since 2017. For 10 years prior to that, Liz served as associate director of advancement for the New England Province of Jesuits.

Liz holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management from St. John’s University.

Board of Trustees

Jack Connors, Jr.


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

Robert G. Atchinson


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

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.

Brendan J. Swords

President and CEO – MFS Investment Management Company

Herbert S. Wagner III

Managing Partner – Finepoint Capital

James M. Walsh

President – Campaign for Catholic Schools

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


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

Ex Officio
John E. Straub


Chief Financial Officer and Chancellor – Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston

Our Team

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 

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