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Advisory Structure


St. Peter School is operated as part of St. Peter Parish within the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston. 


The Pastor (or Administrator) delegates responsibility to the Principal for oversight of the daily operation of our school, its faculty and staff, and its academic offerings. The Pastor (or Administrator) and Principal avail themselves of the counsel and resources of the parish staff, applicable Archdiocesan offices, and the St. Peter School Consultative Board.  The Consultative Board advises the Pastor (or Administrator) and Principal in the governance of the school. Governance is concerned with overall strategy and institutional policy and is distinct from “Ownership” and “Administration” which are roles fulfilled by the Archbishop of Boston (through his appointed representative) and the Principal, respectively.


The Consultative Board is a volunteer body of at least nine members from the school and parish communities as well as from the general community.  It offers its counsel in areas of planning and policy, development, finances, marketing/communication, and mission effectiveness to support the viability and success of our school.  Consultative Board members are appointed by the Pastor (or Administrator) and Principal to serve up to two consecutive three year terms and meet approximately eight times per school year. Through its counsel, committee work, and active participation in school-sponsored activities, the Consultative Board promotes, supports, and champions St. Peter School to the fullest extent possible.

2021 – 2022 Consultative Board Members



Mr. Daniel Appugliese, ‘92

Vice President, Digital Workplace, Fidelity Investments. 



Mrs. Wendy Burns

Professional Photographer

Parent Association Co-Chair (2019-2021)



Mr. Philip Cooper 

Former parent


Dr. Guillermo Garcia-Cardena

Secretary of the Consultative Board

Associate Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School

Director, Laboratory for Systems Mechanobiology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital.  


Dr. Thomas Haferd 

Principal, St. Paul’s Choir School

Former parent



Dr. Eirene Kontopoulos

Chair of the Consultative Board

Portfolio Manager, Fidelity Investments



Mrs. Kathleen O’Connell 

Former Advancement Officer

Former parent



Mrs. Kathyr Ranger 

Human Resource Business Partner

Parent Association Co-Chair (2019-2021)



Mr. Michael Reidy

Leadership Consultant

Former parent



Mr. John Sortino




Mrs. Rebecca Susi 

Restaurant owner, Former Parent Association Co-Chair



Ex-Officio Members (serving because of their official positions, on a non-voting basis)

Mr. Thomas W. Carroll

Administrator, St. Peter Parish



Mr. Patrick Boyden

Principal, St. Peter School



Mr. Mark Smith

Dean of Student Life, St. Peter School



Mrs. Eve Encinas-Loncar

Director of Advancement, St. Peter School


St. Peter School
96 Concord Ave
Cambridge, MA 


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