MISSION DRIVEN FINANCES
January 15, 2014
KRISTIN BARSTOW MELLEY
Kristin Barstow Melley is the Director for Professional Development for the Roche Center for Catholic Education. She develops professional learning opportunities for Catholic educational leaders working in PK-12 schools. Her current projects include the Two-Way Immersion Network for Catholic Schools (TWIN-CS) and the Emmaus Series: A Leadership Advancement Program for Catholic School Leaders. Kristin presents nationally on Faculty and Student Faith Formation, Catholic Identity, Managing School Change, School Board Development, Marketing Catholic Schools and Whole-school Teacher Collaboration. She is a contributor to the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools implementation resources. She serves as liaison for the Catholic School Office of the Archdiocese of Boston and the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. Formerly, Kristin served as Associate Superintendent of Catholic high schools in the Diocese of Worcester and as the Director of the National Catholic Center for Student Aspirations at Assumption College. She was a high school teacher of history, art history, literature, and writing, and a soccer and basketball coach. She taught world religions, ethics, and writing at Endicott College. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College in Norton, MA and a Masters in Theology from Harvard University.
Nathan serves as the Chief Operating Officer at Teach Plus, leading the finance, operations, and IT strategies. Prior to this position, he was an economic consultant at Analysis Group in Boston and also consulted on corporate development strategies for Unis-Cité, a national service organization in Paris, France. While earning his M.B.A. at Boston College, Nathan conducted research on corporate volunteering and philanthropy at the Center for Corporate Citizenship. He has also managed City Year’s national corporate partnerships and developed Care Force, a community service model at City Year, which earns over $1 million annually. Nathan has spent time as a teacher in an urban classroom and worked for after school organizations such as Citizen Schools and BELL. Additionally, he is currently an adjunct professor teaching non-profit management at the Carroll School of Management at Boston College.
Adam Krueckeberg serves as the Associate Dean for Finance and Administration for Boston College’s School of Theology and Ministry, and has been working with BC’s Roche Center for Catholic Education for the past three years. He holds Master’s degrees in Business and Pastoral Ministry from Boston College, and did his undergraduate work in Religion at Princeton University. Prior to transitioning into education, Mr. Krueckeberg worked in the technology and finance sectors for fourteen years, most recently as a Vice President with Fidelity Investments in Boston.
MARY ELLEN FULTON
Mary Ellen has served as the Associate Dean for Finance, Research, and Administration of the Lynch School of Education at Boston College for over 15 years. In her role, she is responsible for the development and implementation of financial and administrative policies and the oversight of the Lynch School’s budgeting activities. During her time as Associate Dean, she has been the University Harassment Counselor and an adjunct faculty member at the Carroll School of Management. Prior to joining the Lynch School, she held a number of positions in both higher education and business. She has over thirty years of professional experience in management, marketing, strategic planning, and administrative roles. Mary Ellen holds both a B.A. and M.B.A. from Boston College. She is also an alumna of the HERS Wellesley College Management Institute for Women in Higher Education and currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Trustees at Saint Joseph Preparatory High School in Brighton, Massachusetts.
GRACE COTTER REGAN
A lifelong learner and leader committed to Catholic Education, Grace has been the Head of School at St. Mary's High School in Lynn, MA since June 2012. She has nearly 30 years of experience working in education and institutional advancement offices, including 23 years at Catholic institutions. Before joining St. Mary's, Grace served the New England Province of Jesuits as the Executive Director of Advancement, the Executive Director of the Boston College Alumni Association, and the Vice-President of the Boston Public Library Association. After college, Grace volunteered with the Jesuit International Volunteer Corps in Belize, Central America, an area through which she continues to travel extensively. She received an M.A. in Pastoral Ministry and Spirituality from the School of Theology and Ministry of Boston College, an M.Ed. from the University of Vermont, and her B.A. from Boston College.