BOD Kelley

Monsignor Frank Kelley, Pastor

My family raised me in Roslindale and in Canton MA. I went to Boston College High School (1959), the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester for an AB in History, (1963).  I then studied for the priesthood at St John’s Seminary, Brighton, MA and was ordained in 1968 by Cardinal Cushing.  I received a Masters in Pastoral Theology at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, (1976).

I have been the pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Roslindale since 1991.  Prior to that I had ministered in parishes in Roxbury, Dorchester, Peabody, and Quincy since 1968.  During these times I have ministered at Catholic schools here in Roslindale and in St John’s in Peabody and Saint Ambrose in Dorchester.

I serve on the Catholic School Council (2011to present) for the Archdiocese.  As well, I am a member of the Board of Trustees of the Catholic Schools Foundation (2006-present). And I am a member of the Board of Directors of the Pine Street Inn (1969 to present), a shelter for homeless men and women in Boston.

I believe that Catholic education is a necessary and integral part education in America. Just as public education is essential to a republic, so also is Catholic education essential to a faithful citizenry.

BOD Rooney

Ms. Joan Rooney - Chair

Joan Rooney is Vice President for Instruction at, a national, online, on-demand tutoring service. Joan manages about 3400 online tutors who provide academic help in all subjects for students of all ages, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.  Joan is a former high school foreign language teacher who spent many years managing various operations within city government.  She is looking forward to sharing the passion about high-quality education and the skills and experience in operations management that she was able to develop after sixteen years of Catholic education with the scholars, their families and the faculty and staff at Sacred Heart.

BOD Amenta

Mr. Dominic Amenta

Dominic Amenta is a marketing communications veteran with more than 16 years of experience handling a range of clients in the consumer, special event, hospitality, lifestyle, sports, technology, business, and philanthropic sectors. He spent nearly a decade with Regan Communications Group handling marquee clients including Mohegan Sun, Dunkin Donuts, New Balance, The Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers, Cask ‘n’ Flagon, Boston Wine Expo, Ace Ticket the Extreme Sailing Series in conjunction with Boston Harborfest’s 30th anniversary and a dozen other prominent restaurants in and around the city.  Mr. Amenta was featured as an industry expert or quoted on behalf of clients in the Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Boston Business Journal, PR Week, Bay State Banner, Patriot Ledger and WFXT-TV Channel 25. He also was a mentor at Fairmount Innovation Lab; Member of Blue Hill Business Group; Event Committee Member at Veterans Legal Services; Partners with revered restaurant critic Mat Schaffer at Mat Schaffer Consulting; Bryant University Graduate 2001.

BOD Baronas

Mrs. Jane Baronas

Jane Baronas has been a member of Sacred Heart Parish since moving to Roslindale in 1993.  Since then, she has served on Parish Council, been a Pre-Cana team leader with her husband, Matt (since 2001), and was an active parent volunteer for the Youth Choir for 10 years.  Both her children attended Sacred Heart School (2000-2009), where she spent lots of time as a chaperone and as part of Home and School.  Jane has been employed at Brigham and Women’s Hospital since 1977, serving as Technical Director of the Tissue Typing Laboratory/New England Organ Bank for 12 years; she currently is Informatics Manager at the lab.  As a 12-year veteran of Catholic schools herself, she is committed to ensuring that Sacred Heart School remains a healthy and vibrant force in the community, providing area children with a welcoming and enriching educational experience.

BOD Byrne

Dr. Patrick Byrne

Dr. Patrick Byrne is a Professor of Philosophy at Boston College, where he also served as Department Chairperson. He is the founder of Boston College PULSE Program for Service Learning, and continues to teach and write about service learning, as well as Christian faith in higher education, the relationships between science and religion, and ethics. He has been involved with RCIA preparation at Sacred Heart Parish and adolescent confirmation preparation at the Paulist Fathers Center for many years.

Mrs. Bernadette Cantave

Bernadette Quessa Cantave is a Business Manager for Catholic Charities of Greater Boston. She is responsible for overseeing the operations of several sites in the greater Boston area. Prior to joining Catholic Charities, Bernadette was Senior Accountant at Urban Edge Housing Corporation. She also served as an accountant at the Children Trust in Miami, FL.  Bernadette is the mother of two boys, who both attended Sacred Heart School from 1998-2002. She has been a long time member of Sacred Heart Parish and also served on the Parish Council from 2010 to 2012. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in accounting from the University of Massachusetts Boston, and a Certificate in Non-Profit Management from Northeastern University, Boston.  She is very passionate about social justice work in the United States and in Haiti.

Mr. Paschal Chukwu

Mr. Stephen Connolly

Ms. Kerry Cronin

Mr. David Fannon


Ms. Elizabeth Stow Fennell

Elizabeth Stowe Fennell is a passionate advocate for Catholic schools.  Having received a Catholic education from kindergarten through her master’s degree, Liz enjoys giving back to the institutions that formed her.  Liz is a former Catholic school teacher and has taught at the elementary, middle, high school, and graduate levels.  Currently, Liz is the co-chair of the University of Notre Dame’s Boston Advocates for Catholic Education (BACE), and serves on the Catholic Schools Foundation’s Allocations Committee, which supports primary and secondary schools in the Archdiocese of Boston.  Liz is also an active member of the Boston College Alumni Association.  Liz joined Sacred Heart’s Board in 2014 and is thrilled to work to advance the school’s mission.  Liz received her B.A. in psychology and theology from Boston College in 2005, and her MEd from the University of Notre Dame in 2007 through the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) program.  Liz, her husband Mark, and three children live in West Roxbury.