Archdiocesan School Board

Mission of the Archdiocesan School Board

In conjunction with the Office of Education, Evangelization and Catechesis (OEEC), the mission of the Archdiocesan School Board is to further the advancement of excellence in Catholic education for students in the Archdiocese of Hartford by providing leadership, direction, and support to the Archbishop and the Superintendent of Catholic Schools.


Elected Officers (2017-2018)

Robert J. O'Hara, Esq., Chair
Second Term Ends 2018

Benjamin T. Peters, Ph.D, Vice Chair
Second Term Ends 2019
(West Hartford)

Current Membership

Mark Adams (Oxford) Second term ends 2020
Theresa N. Becker (Farmington) First term ends 2018
Amy Flynn Boucher (West Hartford) Second term ends 2019
Kenneth L. Boudreau (Farmington) First term ends 2018
Constance J. Cyr (Meriden) Second term ends 2018
Msgr. Thomas M. Ginty (Forestville) Second term ends 2020
Keith J. Hubert, CPA (Southington) First term ends 2019
Karen M. Leary, PT, DPT (Southington)
First term ends 2020
Fay Lenz (Simsbury)
First term ends 2020
Rev. Michael A. Santiago (Oakville)
First term ends 2018
James P. Thomas (Cheshire) Second term ends 2019
Rev. Michael G. Whyte (West Simsbury) First term ends 2018



NCEA.png Recognized and Awarded in 2008 as an Outstanding School Board by the National Catholic Educational Association


Inquiries on becoming a member of the Archdiocesan School Board

The Archdiocesan School Board is seeking nominations of individuals who meet the qualifications as outlined in the by-laws for a three year term, with a possible additional term. Please contact Robert J. O'Hara, Chair of the Nominating Committee, at if you are interested in more information about the Archdiocesan School Board. Recommendation for Archdiocesan School Board form.

Standing Committees (2015-2016)

Executive Committee

      • Robert J. O'Hara, Esq., Chair
      • Ben T. Peters, Ph.D., Vice-Chair
      • Michael S. Griffin, Ph.D., Superintendent of Catholic Schools

Nominating Committee:

Goal: Recruit 2 - 4 new members to serve on the Archdiocesan School Board beginning July 2016.

      • Robert J. O'Hara, Esq.
      • Ben T. Peter, Ph.D.
      • Michael S. Griffin, Ph.D., Superintendent of Catholic Schools

Community Outreach Committee (Local School Boards)

Goal: Increase the purposefulness of the visits to the local boards by using the Leadership Manual of Catholic School Boards (2015) as a tool, and provide feedback to the OEEC following local board visits to improve local school board development.

      • Ben T. Peter, Ph.D., Chair
      • Lay Members of the Archdiocesan School Board
      • Maria Maynard, Member at Large

Community Outreach Committee (Pastors)

Goal: Provide support to and build relationships with pastors, particularly those with no school experience and/or with complex school issues.

      • Msgr. Thomas Ginty, Chair
      • Fr. Michael A. Santiago
      • Fr. Michael G. Whyte
      • Amy Flynn Boucher
      • Constance J. Cyr

Planning Committee and Pastoral Planning AD HOC Committee (in collaboration with the Office of Pastoral Planning)

Goal: Continue to cooperate and collaborate with the vision of the pastoral planning committee

      • Robert J. O'Hara, Esq., Chair of Pastoral Planning AD Hoc
      • Mark Adams
      • Theresa N. Becker
      • Kenneth L. Boudreau
      • James P. Thomas