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.

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
— Mahatma Gandhi

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

Jane Frank

Jane has been a resident of Scituate since 1974 with her husband. Jane has provided over 28 years of service to Scituate Community Christmas, joining first as a volunteer, and later as a member of the board, and currently serving as the Board’s Chairman. 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, Scituate/Cohasset, 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.

Vice Chairman

Kim Stewart

Kim is a lifelong resident of Scituate and is married with an adult son and a rescue dog ‘Charlie’. She is a certified Animal Control Officer and has 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 Vice Chairman 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.

 

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 four grandchildren. Margie 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.

secretary

Jeanine Chisholm

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!

Directors

 

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 in 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 unmeasurable 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.

Caitlin Muro

Caitlin has a long history with Scituate Community Christmas being 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 in 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. 

Rob Cuomo

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 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.

Kaitlyn Oberle

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’ community presence and goals and has demonstrated innovation and creativity while 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 an avid traveler, uses 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.


FOUNDING DIRECTORS

John Y. Brady
Jill Cuomo
Brenda Delaney
Julie Devlin
C. Michele Dorsey
Jane Fallon
Roger Jacobs
Gretchen Mirarchi
Joseph Norton
John Thomas
Sally Thomas
Nancy Murray Young
Harvey Gates (Honorary)
Andrew Zilonis (Honorary)

DIRECTORS EMERITUS

Sally Thomas
Jane Fallon
Geraldine O'Donoghue
Alice Brown
Joseph Norton
Kimberly Peters
Anne Vegnani
Fred Magistro
Katy Falaro
Barbara Shea
Nan Limbacher
Bill Limbacher
Nora Finnegan
Merrilyn O'Brien
Lauren McCarthy
Bill Signorelli
Ross Kiddie
Marla Minier
Kelly Doherty