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Board of Governors

Quincy College is a public community college operating under the auspices of the City of Quincy. A board of governors is appointed to oversee and govern Quincy College.

Board Members

Thomas Feenan  Christopher Bell BOG Paul Barbadoro  Eileen Bevivino-Lawton Barbara Clarke

Thomas Fitzgerald Gregory Hanley James Hawker Carolyn O'Toole Joseph Shea

Thomas Feenan

Thomas G. Feenan
Chairman of the Board (September 2014 – Present)
Member of the Board (2007 – Present)

Member, Finance and Facilities Committee
Member, Personnel and Programs Committee
Member, Strategic Planning Committee

Thomas G. Feenan is a principal of the Feenan Financial Group. He has been featured on several radio programs as a resident tax expert. Governor Feenan is a former public school teacher. He is a past member of College Courses Incorporated, a private non-profit organization which began as the “sponsors” of Quincy Junior College which has segued into a significant means of support for student learning at Quincy College through grants and scholarships.

Mr. Feenan is also a member of the Board of Visitors of the University of Mass, Boston and a Past President of the Quincy Rotary Club and the BoSox Fan Club.

Governor Feenan holds a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Master of Education from the University of Massachusetts. He became a Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter through the American Institute and is an Enrolled Agent with the IRS as well as a Registered Financial Consultant.

He is married with two children and one beautiful grandchild and is a Quincy resident.
Employer: ATA Insurance Agency, Inc.

Christopher Bell

Christopher J. Bell
First Vice Chair (September 2016 – Present)
Second Vice Chair (March 2016 – September 2016)
Member of the Board (2010 – Present)

Chairperson, Labor Relations Committee
Member, By-Laws Review Committee
Member, Strategic Planning Committee

Christopher Bell is the Director of Government Affairs for the Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office, and has a strong background in public administration, management, operations, fiscal affairs and public relations. Mr. Bell currently works in the Sheriff’s Executive Office as the chief government contact for all state, local, and county agencies the office interacts with. Chris also oversees the operation of the Office of Community Corrections, the Civil Process Office, the Communications Office, and the Community Programs division at the Sheriff’s Office. Chris served previously as a Director of Government Affairs and Chief of Staff in the State Treasurers Office.

Chris is a former Quincy College student and graduate of UMASS Boston. Additionally, Mr. Bell earned a certificate from the Kennedy School of Government and Graduate Certificate in Public Administration at SNHU. Mr. Bell resides in Quincy with his wife Kathy and their two children.

Barbara Clarke

Barbara Clarke
Second Vice Chair (September 2016 – Present)
Member of the Board (2010 – Present)

Member, Personnel & Programs Committee
Member, By-laws Review Committee


Barbara Clarke brings to the Board of Governors a perspective based on broad experience in both public and private sectors. Ms. Clarke is a Certified Business Continuity Professional consulting on the development and execution of business continuity plans and strategies with businesses worldwide. Previously, Ms. Clarke worked for State Street Corporation. For 16 years she held positions in Continuity Planning and Corporate Training. She chaired North Quincy High School’s Business – School Partnership with State Street and Boston Financial for over 10 of those years. Prior to entering the private sector, Ms. Clarke spent 10 years as a Special Education teacher in the public school systems of Washington and California.

Ms. Clarke holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Pacific Lutheran University, and a Bachelor’s Degree from Whitman College.

BOG Paul Barbadoro

Paul Barbadoro, Esq.
Member of the Board (2010 – Present)

Chairperson, Finance and Facilities Committee
Chairperson, By-Laws Review Committee
Member, Strategic Planning Committee


Paul Barbadoro, Esq. is a member of Quincy College’s Board of Governors. He serves as a partner at Baker, Braverman & Barbadoro, where he has represented clients in the areas of contract disputes, zoning and land use litigation, criminal defense, personal injury, probate litigation and election law for over 25 years. Mr. Barbadoro is a member of the Quincy Bar Association, of which he is a past president, and has previously served as legal counsel for the City of Quincy.

A former Quincy College student, Mr. Barbadoro continued his studies at UMass Boston, where he earned his bachelor’s degree, and later received his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School. Mr. Barbadoro is a former adjunct instructor of business law and paralegal studies at Quincy College.

Eileen Bevivino-Lawton

Eileen Bevivino-Lawton
Member of the Board (2014 – Present)

Member, Finance & Facilities Committee
Member, Strategic Planning Committee



Eileen Bevivino-Lawton joins the Quincy College Board of Governors with a career spanning four decades in the mental health and addictions field. She specializes in forensic assessment, mediation and child custody evaluations, bereavement support and critical stress debriefing/psychiatric emergency services.

A graduate of the Stonehill College and the Northeastern University Graduate School of Education, she is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor / Licensed Certified Social Worker and has held positions with the Massachusetts Department of Corrections and Youth Services, the Plymouth County Court System, the Plymouth School Department and in a private practice.

A Diplomate of Clinical Forensic Counseling through the American College of Certified Forensic Counselors, Division of Psychology, she has also been part of the Organized Medical Staff of the Beth Israel Deaconess / Plymouth Hospital since 1985 as an Affiliate in the Department of Psychiatry.

In addition, Governor Bevivino-Lawton is a Justice of the Peace, an award winning Professional Photographer, a Realtor and an Amateur Softball Association Umpire.
Born and raised on the South Shore, she has resided in the town of Plymouth for 30 years.

Thomas Fitzgerald

Thomas E. Fitzgerald, M.D.
Member of the Board (2012 – Present)

Member, Finance and Facilities Committee




Thomas E. Fitzgerald, M.D. was born and raised in Quincy and after completing his education he returned to Quincy to practice surgery. He has been in practice in Quincy for the past thirty years. During this time he has served as President of the Medical Staff at Quincy Medical Center and as a member of the Board of Governors during very tumultuous times in which they successfully secured the future of the hospital. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of a large surgical organization – Specialty Care, LLC.

Governor Fitzgerald is a graduate of the Autonomous University of Guadalajara School of Medicine and was a Fifth Pathway student at Boston University Medical School. After his fifth Pathway year with BU, he completed his surgical internship and residency through Tufts University at the Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA. Governor Fitzgerald also served three years in the US army infantry, from 1969 to 1972. He holds a bachelor’s degree from St. Anselmo College.

Gregory Hanley

Gregory M. Hanley
Member of the Board (2012 – Present)

Chairperson, Strategic Planning Committee
Member, Finance and Facilities Committee
Member, Labor Relations Committee


With over 20 years of experience in Local and State government, Gregory M. Hanley, comes to the Quincy College Board of Governors with a diversified background in business and charitable public service.

A former Quincy City Councilor, Governor Hanley is employed as the General Manager of Commercial Sales for Economy Supply of Mattapan, MA and is a two-term Plymouth County Commissioner. He formerly served as a selectman in the Town of Plymouth and is a former member of the South Shore Work Investment Board, and the Massachusetts Board of Examiners for Plumbers and Gasfitters.

A 1987 graduate of Norwich University, Governor Hanley resides in the Town of Pembroke with his wife, Ann Marie and their 4 children.

James Hawker

Reverend James F. Hawker
Member of the Board (2012 – Present)

Member, Personnel and Programs Committee




Reverend James F. Hawker was born and raised in Boston’s South End. He was ordained a priest at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in 1963. Fr. Hawker was the Director of Religious Education for the 210 schools within the Archdiocese of Boston from 1973 to 1983. He was the Director of Religious Education – CCD for the 400 parishes with the Archdiocese from 1983 to 1993. Fr. Hawker represented the United States as a consultant to the Vatican in the area of education from 1990 to 1995.

He served in the Diocese of North Carolina from 1995 to 2008. During that period as the Diocesan Vicar for Education, Fr. Hawker was responsible for the seven educational agencies in the diocese. Fr. Hawker earned his Master’s Degree in both, Psychology and Theology during his period of formation at St. John’s Seminary in Brighton. He received his third Master’s Degree in Religious Education at Catholic University in Washington.

Presently Fr. Hawker volunteers at the Suffolk County House of Correction, ministers to heroin addicts, is involved in AA’s twelve-step program and assists at Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Parish in Waltham.


Carolyn O'Toole

Carolyn O’Toole, R.N.
Member of the Board (2012 – Present)

Chairperson, Personnel and Programs Committee
Member, By-laws Review Committee



Carolyn O’Toole is a Quincy College graduate, a lifelong resident of Quincy and has an extensive health care background. She has held positions as a PPS/MDS Coordinator, a Charge Nurse and Nursing Supervisor. She has held the position of Director of Nursing Services at Marina Bay Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center in Quincy. She currently holds the position of Corporate Staff Educator for Alliance Health Management Services.

Governor O’Toole is a graduate of the LPN certificate program at Quincy College, and continued her education at Excelsior College in New York where she obtained her RN.

Joseph Shea

Joseph P. Shea
Member of the Board (2010 – Present)

Member, Labor Relations Committee
Member, Personnel and Programs Committee
Member, Strategic Planning Committee


Joseph P. Shea is a Quincy College graduate. Mr. Shea is retired from the City of Quincy with 33 years as City Clerk, Clerk of the City Council, Chair of the Board of License Commissioners, and Chairman of the Board of Registrars. In November 2016, Mr. Shea was elected as a Norfolk County Commissioner for a four-year term. He also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Norfolk County Agricultural High School in Walpole, Massachusetts.

Mr. Shea earned his bachelor’s degree from Suffolk University and is a Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC) having attended the New England Municipal Clerks Institute & Academy at Salve Regina University, Newport, Rhode Island (2000-2003).

List of Board Members by Service Year



Meetings of the Board

An annual meeting of the Board of Governors will be held during the fourth week of September and regular meetings shall be held at least four times annually. Use the links below to view the Board of Governors meeting minutes.

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