Paul Arenburg, Chairperson

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Paul Arenburg has served on the Board since 2008 and is active on the Quality and Finance Committees, and is currently the Chair of the Board. He is also a member of the Covenant Health’s Providentia Prima Board of Directors. Paul, a Brockton native, and graduate of Providence College and Suffolk University is a retired teacher who taught business and computer studies. At Milton High School Paul served as team leader for the School-to-Careers Program, was a member of the Massachusetts Council for Economic Education’s Teachers’ Advisory Committee, and coached the LifeSmarts academic quiz bowl team to three state championships. Paul was founder and been director of Hull High School’s WAVE Publishing, an innovative school- to-work program.

Paul and his wife, Mary Jane, reside in Hingham and are parishioners at St. Paul’s Church.

Claire Wheeler, Vice Chairperson

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Claire Wheeler is a registered nurse and is currently the Vice-Chair of the Board. She is a graduate of Whidden Memorial Hospital School of Nursing and Springfield College. She has more than 35 years of experience in healthcare service and leadership. Her career has included maternal and child health care, cardiac care, staff development and geriatrics as well as general medicine and surgical aftercare. Claire has held positions as Chief Clinical Officer and Director of Operations for clinical and operational oversight to multiple independent, regional and national companies providing long term care and rehabilitative services. She was the Vice President of Clinical affairs for a Massachusetts organization representing long term care providers in the state. She is currently a member of the board of Directors at St. Joseph Manor Healthcare and the chairman of their Quality Committee.

John Drusinskas, Clerk

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John Drusinskas, a retired retail store manager, has been a member of the Board of Trustees since 2008. Though not having a background in the medical field, he brings a unique perspective to the Board since both his parents were residents at different times and he has experienced first-hand the services available at the Manor.

A lifelong resident and homeowner in the City of Brockton, John has an extensive record of volunteerism in the community, working with organizations such as the Knights of Columbus, Knights of Lithuania, Keep Brockton Beautiful Program, Brockton VA Medical Center, as well as helping the residents and clients of St. Joseph Manor Health Care.

He is currently a member of the Parish Council at St. Michael’s Church in Avon and Chairman of the Annual Great Brockton Lithuanian Heritage Day. Formerly he was the Chairman of the Labor Day Picnic in Brockton and President of the Parish Council of St. Casimir’s Church in Brockton. Most recently he ran for a local political office.

John services as the Clerk for the Full Board and is a member of the Board’s Executive Committee, Chairman of the Board Development Committee and a former member of the Finance Committee.

In his spare time, John enjoys reading, gardening, history, home repairs and watching sports. He lives with his long-time girlfriend Sherylee and their 4-legged child, Midnight, who keeps both of them active and alert.

Angela Cardoso-Fontes

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Angela Cardoso-Fontes, MSW, LICSW is a Cape Verde native. She earned her master degree in social work from Bridgewater state university in 2008. She is a licensed independent clinical social worker from the licensure board of Massachusetts. She has been working in the human service field for 20 years serving the south shore community. She is also a recipient of the 2003 and 2010 excellence in Human service award from the Greater Brockton Community Service organization. Since 2007 she has been working in the mental health field. Currently employed at BAMSI a non- profit organization serving children and their families with mental health challenges. Throughout her professional career Angela has been utilizing her experiences, multilingual skills and her knowledge of the mental health to better assist the Cape Verdean community in the Brockton area.

Rev. Richard Crowley

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Father Richard Crowley has served on the Board of Trustees of St. Joseph Manor since 1996. Born Sept. 12, 1937 in Lowell, Father Crowley’s family moved to Milton when he was four. He and his family immersed themselves in St. Mary of the Hills Parish in Milton.

He was ordained Feb. 6, 1964 at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross by Cardinal Richard Cushing.

His first assignment was to Holy Family Parish in Duxbury, where he remained for only six weeks before he was moved to St. Joseph Parish in Holbrook. Father Crowley remained at St. Joseph Parish in Holbrook until 1973. He then became a hospital chaplain, serving Brockton Hospital, Quincy Adams Nursing Home and Embassy House Nursing Home.

In 1983, Father Crowley returned to St. Joseph Parish in Holbrook, where he remained four years. In 1987, he was made pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Braintree. He served that parish until 1998, when he was moved to Sacred Heart Parish in Middleborough.

Sr. Ruth Dauginikas

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Sr. Ruth Dauginikas, CJC is an educator. She earned her B.S. in education from Boston University. Sr. Ruth taught for 20 years before being elected to Community leadership more than 40 years ago. Sr. Ruth has served as the President of the Board of Directors of St. Joseph Manor Nursing Home, St. Mary’s Villa Nursing Home and the Congregational Corporation. Currently Sister is on the Board of Directors of St. Joseph Manor and St. Mary’s Villa Nursing Home and resides at Our Lady of Sorrows Convent in Brockton.

Peg Feodoroff

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Peg Feodoroff closed out her successful, 25-year interior design firm, Inspired Interiors, to start Spirited Sisters in 2005 and its Healing Threads patient clothing line, which she is President.. Today, Spirited Sisters’ revolutionary “accessible” clothing offers dignity and confidence to people undergoing any medical treatments, including but certainly not limited to, cancer treatments. The pull down front panels offer medical professionals easy access to patients post surgery while maintaining patient modesty rather than patient exposure.

In 2006, she received the Hall of Fame Start-Up award from Boston Women’s Business Journal. She is also the recipient of the 2007 Courage Award /New England Women’s Leadership Award presented by the Daniel J Marr Boys and Girls Club, Dorchester, MA. She was honored as an exceptional woman at the 2008 “Exceptional Women” Celebration hosted by Magic 106.7, WMJX, Boston, MA. Peg actively participates in fashion shows for the American Cancer Society and other charitable organizations on a volunteer basis. She is also on the Board of Trustees at St. Joseph Manor, a long-term care and short-term rehab facility in Brockton, MA.

Peg began her career as a fifth grade teacher in her native Randolph, MA. She is a graduate of Archbishop Williams High School and Boston State College. She is married with two married adult children, 5 cherished grandchildren, and resides in North Easton, MA with her husband of 44 years.

Sr. Mary Valliere

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Sr. Mary Valliere, CJC is a lifelong resident of Brockton.   She graduated from the Mater Dei Academy operated by the Poor Sisters of Jesus Crucified and the Sorrowful Mother (CJC). Sr. Mary earned her R.N. from Luzerne Community College, a B.S. from St. Joseph College and an M.S. from New Hampshire College. She was the Director of Nursing at St. Joseph Manor before being elected the General Superior of her community.