Meet Our Board of Directors
Scituate Community Christmas is made up of a dedicated group of Scituate residents who volunteer their time, talents, and passion to ensure the organization’s mission is met.
Founder: SUSAN PHIPPEN
Community leader, philanthropist, problem solver, team builder—Susan Phippen filled all of those roles, and more. Read more about Susan.
Current Board of Directors
Chairman: KIM STEWART
Kim is a lifelong resident of Scituate and is married with an adult son and a rescue dog, ‘Charlie’. She is retired as the Animal Control Officer and served the Town of Scituate in this capacity for over 23 years. Her charity work includes: past Chairman of the Scituate Animal Shelter, Co-Chair of the Shelter’s Capital Campaign, current Board Member of SANDS (Scituate Alliance of Natural Disaster Services), Scituate CERT Team Member, SMART Team Member, MAC (Massachusetts Animal Coalition) grants committee member and was recently appointed as a member of Scituate Veteran’s Council. Kim was named Scituate’s Citizen of the Year in 2017 and received the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women 2018 Unsung Heroines Award. Kim credits her sense of responsibility to give back to watching her mom give of herself and later in life to her friend and mentor, Susan Phippen. Kim’s personal interests include giving back to the community she loves and cheering on the New England Patriots.
vice chairman: JILL CUOMO
Jill makes her home here in Scituate with her husband, Rob. She is the longest active member of the Scituate Community Christmas Board of Directors having served on the original board back in 1990 after answering an ad in the local paper. Over the years, Jill has served on numerous committees within the organization and is an integral part of its continued success and growth. Jill is a professional photographer who also has a background in TV production and advertising design. She brings a unique balance to our board with her creative skillset. Jill’s enthusiasm for Scituate Community Christmas is unmatched; she epitomizes what it means to make a difference and has made measurable impacts on those in need. Jill enjoys traveling to visit her adult children and taking in all of the natural beauty that Scituate has to offer.
secretary: JANE FRANK
Jane has been a resident of Scituate since 1974 with her husband. She has provided over 28 years of service to Scituate Community Christmas, joining first as a volunteer, and later as a member of the board. Drawing on her professional experience in Human Resources, Senior Management, and extensive non-profit experience, she brings key strategic skills to Scituate Community Christmas. Jane’s community service includes Board of Laity Directors, Scituate Food Pantry – Secretary (Presently), Hatherly Country Club Bi-Centennial Committee, The Wang Center for Performing Arts Volunteer Committee, South Shore Hospital Community Outreach Committee, Director of Events for Scituate Maritime Center Foundation Board, Director of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Boston, Board - Chairman of the Foundation Grants Committee, and Chairman of the Human Resources Committee. In her free time, Jane enjoys boating and gardening.
Treasurer: MARGIE SULLIVAN
Margie has lived in Scituate with her husband, Michael, for over 40 years. Margie raised her four children in Scituate and now has five grandchildren. She is an attorney and tax practitioner with an office in North Scituate making her the perfect fit for the job of treasurer. She started as a shopper for Community Christmas many years ago and is deeply committed to this organization. Her civic service includes terms on the Town's Advisory, Capital Planning and School Boards and Scituate High's SHORE organization. We are exceedingly grateful to her for sharing her time and talents with us and ensuring the success of Scituate Community Christmas. In her spare time, Margie enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and playing golf.
Jeanine lives in Scituate with her husband and three young children. Having been born and raised here, she has a deep love and appreciation for our community and a driving desire to give back. She joined the Board after serving on the North Scituate Playground Design and Fundraising Committees. She currently splits her time working at Scituate Family Dentistry and teaching at Owl's Crossing Preschool. Scituate Community Christmas is fortunate to have Jeanine on the board to share her many talents. Jeanine’s unique perspective on the needs of the community have helped Scituate Community Christmas expand its program offerings and vision for year-round giving. Jeanine encourages and exemplifies the virtue of good citizenship. In her free time, Jeanine enjoys spending time with her family and friends...especially when it can be done on the beach!
Caitlin has a long history with Scituate Community Christmas which has been a part of her life since she was 14, wrapping gifts to fulfill her community service hours. Now, Caitlin is married and a mom of three girls in addition to being a successful small business owner here in Scituate. She has been actively involved with several boards and committees including: Seaside Mothers of Multiples Tag Sale Committee, North Scituate Playground Committee (Design Team and Fundraising), and is currently a member of the North Scituate Merchants Association, S.W.E.L.L. (Scituate Women Entrepreneurs for Lifelong Learning). Caitlin’s contributions to the community exemplify her devotion to sustained and selfless volunteer service. Scituate Community Christmas benefits from her civic and business experiences, her relentless drive for our mission, and her creativity. For fun, Caitlin enjoys sewing, knitting, and household projects.
Kaitlyn is a South Shore native, making Scituate her home since 2013 after falling in love with the charm and calmness of the coastal community. Driven by her dedication to paying it forward, she has served as a driving force for introducing new technology to aid in Scituate Community Christmas’ presence and goals while demonstrating innovation and creativity and delivering lasting results. Kaitlyn has an expansive background in project management, technology, and strategic planning. In addition to running her own consulting business, she is an active real estate agent and member of the South Shore Realtors®. Kaitlyn is an avid traveler, using her frequent flyer miles to experience new cultures around the world, as well as catch her favorite team, the New England Patriots, when they are playing on the road.
Rob resides in Scituate with wife and fellow board member, Jill. Living by the mantra of “happy wife, happy life”, he has an extensive tenure with Scituate Community Christmas, serving in many capacities over the past two decades. Rob has a masters degree in geology, is an abstract painter, and has owned and operated his own wireless communication company, Fastlinks, for the past 20 years. His eclectic background echoes his versatility and he has been a huge asset to Scituate Community Christmas, serving as the property manager of our new home, The Susan Phippen House. In his free time, Rob enjoys painting and watching football.
Suzanne O’Brien, resides in Scituate with her husband and three young children. Suzanne is an attorney and has been practicing for almost 20 years, including more than 15 years as in-house counsel at a global company providing general advice and managing contracts. Suzanne has volunteered her time and talents for many events and programs at her children’s schools and generally in the Scituate community. She brings to the organization her passion to make the world a better place as well as her enthusiasm and attention to detail. In her spare time, Suzanne enjoys traveling, running, reading, and spending time with her family.
John Y. Brady
C. Michele Dorsey
Nancy Murray Young
Harvey Gates (Honorary)
Andrew Zilonis (Honorary)