Dr. Recupero holds doctoral degrees in medicine and law. She is the former President/CEO of Butler Hospital in Providence; the Executive Vice President of Behavioral Health at Care New England; and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Brown University Medical School. Now retired, she is Care New England’s senior Vice-President for Education and Training. She has served on our school board since 2012.
Dr. Badre is a retired Professor in the College of Computing and the School of Psychology at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has an extensive background in teaching, publication and research in the fields of human-computer interaction, computer software usability and human interface design. He is also a faithful volunteer for the St. Patrick Parish soup kitchen.
Mrs. Patricia Baumgartel
Mrs. Baumgartel has worked in Catholic education for many years. She was a teacher at Bishop McVinney School, Providence; a teacher/administrator at the Community Prep School, Providence; and the Principal at St. Mary School, Pawtucket. She served for two years on the original school board and then as the first Director of Guidance at St. Patrick Academy, 2011-2013, where she continues to serve as a volunteer. Now retired, Mrs. Baumgartel was named the New England Region’s “Principal of the Year” for 2006 by the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA).
Mr. James Donohue
Mr. Donohue began his career in education as a teacher at Bishop McVinney School, Providence, and later at Community Prep, also in Providence. He was one of the founders of the Highlander Charter School, now located in Providence and Warren. He has also served as a member of the Cranston City Council. Currently, he is the executive director of Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, MA.
Mr. Maurice Guernon
Mr. Guernon worked as an English and social studies teacher at King Philip Jr.-Sr. High School for more than 30 years. He has also served as a member of the Glocester School Committee and worked for many years as a political consultant for local, state and national candidates. He has written numerous articles and columns on education, politics and religion, and is a founding member of the Pope John Paul I Association headquartered in New York City. Mr. Guernon is currently writing a biography of Pope John Paul I and works as an educational consultant.
Mr. Michael Speidel
Mr. Speidel is currently a self-employed investment consultant. He previously worked as an investment manager at Morgan Stanley and as a managing director in the Brown University Investment Office. He is a member of the board of governors of the Catholic Foundation of Rhode Island, the investment advisory committee of the Diocese of Providence, and the executive committee of the Anchor of Hope scholarship fund.
Mrs. Barbara Wright
Mrs. Wright is the former executive assistant to the Governor’s director of administration. She is a long-time parishioner of St. Patrick Parish and is the parish representative on the school board. She is a parish trustee, member of the parish finance council, a youth ministry adult leader, lector, Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, retreat leader, and spiritual director.