Archdiocesan Finance Council

The Archdiocese of Boston Finance Council is one of the three consultative councils of the Archdiocese, along with the Pastoral Council and the Presbyteral Council.  It is a required canonical body, established by the Archbishop for the purpose of advising and assisting him in financial matters in accord with the norms of canon law. 

The Finance Council is responsible for (i) advising the Archbishop on the development and implementation of strategies designed to assure the financial soundness of the Archdiocese, (ii) overseeing (but not managing) Archdiocesan financial operations and condition, and (iii) assisting the Archbishop in achieving openness and transparency in Archdiocesan financial reporting.  Consistent with these responsibilities, the Finance Council will make specific recommendations to the Archbishop on policies, procedures and actions, and will monitor the implementation of recommendations that have been accepted by the Archbishop.  The Archbishop will fully inform the Finance Council on matters on which it is to vote, to oversee or to provide consultation.  The Archbishop will also seek the approval of the Finance Council on matters on which its vote is required and will seek the counsel or oversight of the Finance Council on those matters on which they are to be provided as specified in the Finance Council Charter.

Finance Council Charter

Finance Council Members
His Eminence Seán P. Cardinal O’Malley, OFM, Cap., Chair
John H. McCarthy, Vice Chair
    Retired PWC Partner; Retired Northeastern University Sr. VP Administration & Finance
Fr. Shawn Allen
Paul Hanley, CPA
    Partner, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, LLC 
Kimberly Y. Jones, Esq.
    Athena Legal Strategies Group    
John Mahoney
Robert M. Mahoney
Sean P. McGrath
   Stonegate Group, LLC
Robert J. Morrissey, Esquire
   Partner, Morrissey, Hawkins & Lynch
Kevin C. Phelan
   Co-Chairman, Colliers International
Mary L. Ryan
   CEO, Thompson Steel Company
Paul W. Sandman, Esquire
   Board of Directors, PDL BioPharma
John E. Straub
   Chief Financial Officer & Chancellor, RCAB
Most Reverend Peter J. Uglietto, V.G.
   Vicar General, Moderator of the Curia  

Life Members
William F. McCall, Jr.
   President, McCall & Almy Inc.

Audit Committee
Paul Hanley, CPA Chair
    Partner, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, LLC
Kimberly Y. Jones, Esq.
    Athena Legal Strategies Group
John H. McCarthy
    Retired PWC Partner; Retired Northeastern University Sr. VP Administration & Finance
Mary L. Ryan
   CEO, Thompson Steel Company 
John M. Redmond, CPA
     CFO, Yawkey Foundation
John E. Straub
     Chief Financial Officer & Chancellor, RCAB  
Maureen Creedon, CPA
    Executive Director and Treasurer of Finance, RCAB
Rev. Peter DeFazio
    Pastor, St. Monica-St. Augustine; St. Vincent

Compensation Committee
Mary L. Ryan, Chair
   CEO, Thompson Steel Company    
Brian Concannon
John H. McCarthy, Vice Chair
   Retired PWC Partner; Retired Northeastern University Sr. VP Administration & Finance
Reverend Michael Drea
   Pastor, St. Paul Parish, Cambridge
Reverend James J. Ronan
   Pastor, St. Mary – St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Boston
Paul W. Sandman, Esquire
   Board of Directors, PDL BioPharma 
Leo Sullivan
   Vice President of Human Resources, Boston College   
John E. Straub
   Chief Financial Officer & Chancellor, RCAB 

Financial Services Committee
Robert M. Mahoney, Chair
Kevin Malone
   Commercial Banking Executive
Edward Katersky
    Katersky Consulting
Rev. Thomas Mahoney
    Pastor, New Roads Catholic Community, St. Luke Parish, Lexington
John Zawilinski
    HUB International
John E. Straub
    Chief Financial Officer & Chancellor, RCAB
Maureen Creedon, CPA
    Executive Director and Treasurer of Finance, RCAB
Denise McKinnon-Biernat
    Director of Parish Financial Services
Joseph McEnness
    Executive Director, Risk Management and Insurance, RCAB
Deborah Dillon
     Director of Property Management & Facilities, RCAB
Martha Hultzman
     Associate Superintendent of School Finance & Operations, RCAB

Institutional Advancement Committee
John E. Straub
    Chief Financial Officer & Chancellor, RCAB

Investment Committee
Robert J. Morrissey, Esquire, Chair
   Partner, Morrissey, Hawkins & Lynch
Charles Clough, Jr.
   Chairman & CEO, Clough Global
Stephen M. Dufour
    Fidelity Investments
Michelle A. Knight
   Chief Investment Officer and Chief Economist, Ropes Wealth Advisors LLC
James J. Mahoney, Jr.
   Mahoney Investments
Frederick Weiss
   MPC Capital Advisors, LLC
John E. Straub
   Chief Financial Officer & Chancellor, RCAB 
Maureen Creedon, CPA
   Executive Director and Treasurer of Finance, RCAB
John Zona, Ph.D.  
   Chief Investment Officer, Boston College 

Legal Committee
Paul W. Sandman, Esquire, Chair
   Board of Directors, PDL BioPharma
Kimberly Y. Jones, Esq
    Athena Legal Strategies Group
Francis J. O'Connor, Esq.
    General Counsel, RCAB
Joseph McEnness
    Executive Director, Risk Management and Insurance, RCAB
Br. James Peterson
   Assistant to the Moderator of the Curia for Canonical Affairs 
Frank Morrissey

Real Estate Committee
Kevin C. Phelan
    Colliers International, Chair
 James A. Canfield
   Executive Vice-President, McCall & Almy, Inc.
Marci Griffith-Loeber
   Griffith Properties
Frances X. Hogan, Esq.
   Lyne, Woodworth, and Evarts, LLP
Sean P. McGrath
   Stonegate Group, LLC 
Deborah Dillon
   Director of Property Management & Facilities, RCAB
Dennis Donovan
   Senior Asset Manager, RCAB 
Michael Roberts
   Senior V.P., Avalon Bay Communities, Inc. 
John Straub
    Chief Financial Officer & Chancellor, RCAB

Steering Committee
John H. McCarthy, Chair
   Retired PWC Partner; Retired Northeastern University Sr. VP Administration & Finance
Paul Hanley, CPA
    Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP
Robert M. Mahoney
Robert J. Morrissey, Esquire
   Partner, Morrissey, Hawkins & Lynch
Kevin C. Phelan
   Co-Chairman, Colliers International
Mary L. Ryan
   Thompson Steel Company
Paul W. Sandman, Esquire
   Board of Directors, PDL BioPharma 
John  E. Straub
    Chief Financial Officer & Chancellor, RCAB