The Cape, Islands and Southeast Massachusetts

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Welcome to the Red Cross of The Cape, Islands and Southeast Massachusetts

The Cape, Islands and Southeast Massachusetts Chapter serves a population of more than 1, 273,000 people in the 15 towns of Barnstable County and the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket and Bristol, Plymouth, and Dukes Counties. We are part of the Massachusetts Region of the Red Cross.

Annual Membership Meeting & Reception

Please join us in Buzzards Bay for our annual membership meeting and reception. Details are listed below. The meeting is open to the public.

Come down and see what the Red Cross is doing in your local community!

Thursday, June 16, 2016
Meeting 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Reception immediately following

Keystone Place at Buzzards Bay
218 Main Street
Buzzards Bay, MA 02532

Community Leadership: Rev. Dorothy A. Greene, Tiffany Circle Member
Community Service: Dunkin Donuts, South Dennis
Volunteer Years of Service Awards

Please RSVP by Wednesday, June 1st to 508-775-1540 or

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Take a Class

Hear first-hand about our work from one of our local disaster clients:


hilary greene

Hilary Greene, Executive Director

(508) 534-7087

Cell: (508) 237-7640

Patrick O'Neil, Distaster Program Manager

Patrick O'Neil, Distaster Program Manager

karen whiting

Karen Whiting, PHSS Training Specialist


Paul O’Connell, Elder Services Mature Worker


Angie Patriquin, Executive Coordinator

Board of Directors

The Volunteer Board is the governing body for the Cape, Islands and Southeast Massachusetts and is composed of representatives from many different community sectors. This group develops the vision for our chapter and determines the policies that guide our decisions. The Board ensures that the chapter is an effective steward of our donors’ contributions.

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Barry Rector, Chair (2018)


Barry Rector, R.Ph., ND, is a Pharmacist at Island Pharmacy in Nantucket, Massachusetts. Barry has over 35 years of experience as a Pharmacist in a variety of retail and institutional establishments. He has served 6 years as an Assistant Director of Pharmacy at an 800 bed tertiary care teaching hospital. Barry has over 7 years of experience as a Director of Pharmacy at a community hospital. In many of these settings, he has created new physical plant environments, has beta-tested and implemented new computer systems and software and trained personnel in the same. Barry has extensive expertise and experience as a Holistic Health Practitioner with degrees in Homeopathy, Healing Touch, Herbalism and Naturopathy.

Barry also has significant political and leadership experience on boards such as the Nantucket Planning & Economic Development Commission (Past Chair), Massachusetts Community Preservation Coalition (Vice Chair), and the Nantucket Planning Board (Chair). He also aids his community as the Public Information Officer for the Nantucket HAM Radio Emergency Services and as the Disaster Action Captain for the Red Cross. Barry serves on several philanthropic organizations such as the Masons, International Order of Odd Fellows (Past Grand Master; Grand Representative), Nantucket Center for Elder Affairs (President - Board of Trustees) and the Cape, Islands and Southeast MA Chapter American Red Cross (Chair – Board of Directors) .

Tracy Shaughnessy

Tracy Shaughnessy, Vice-Chair (2016)

Associate Attorney, Nutter McClennen and Fish

Tracy Shaughnessy of Hyannis is an associate attorney in the trusts and estates department of Nutter McClennen and Fish in Hyannis. She is a Cape Cod native, and a young professional who has made the conscious choice to remain on the Cape. Shaughnessy is an active member of the community, providing free legal consultations at WE CAN, is a member of the Cape Cod Chapter of the American Women’s Business Association, a member of the Cape Cod Young Professionals and serves on Alumni Board of UMass Dartmouth School of Law.

Catharie Nass

Catharie Conway Nass, Clerk (2018)

Retired research scientist

Catharie Conway Nass was Managing Director of Donor Management & Research for the Greater Chesapeake & Potomac Red Cross Blood Services before retiring to Wellfleet and joining the Cape Cod & Islands Chapter as a Disaster Services Volunteer. She has a doctorate in Epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health and was previously a Board Member and Chairman of the Board of the American Cancer Society of Baltimore, Maryland and a member of the Health Education Advisory Committee of the Baltimore City Public Schools.

Catharie has been Chair of Disaster Services Volunteers for the Chapter and currently represents the Chapter on the Cape Cod Citizens Corps Council. She assists the South Section Manager with administrative tasks and is the designated Red Cross Manager for the Nauset High School shelter operated by the Regional Emergency Planning Committee of Barnstable County.

Denise Johnson

Denise Johnson, Immediate Past Chair (2018)

Marketing consultant

Denise Thorne Johnson has been coming to Cape Cod for over thirty years. She and her husband Bruce became year round residents of Hyannis Port four years ago. Ms. Johnson manages a consulting practice specializing in Branding and Digital Marketing.

Ms. Johnson has had a distinguished career in marketing over the last twenty-five years working for blue-chip companies in financial services, consumer goods and communications. In 2010 she was named by American Banker as one of the top ten financial marketing executives in the U.S. She currently has a consulting practice specializing in branding and digital marketing.

Ms. Johnson was most recently SVP for Marketing Strategy and Digital at SunTrust Bank in Atlanta, GA. She has also held executive marketing positions with PNC Financial Services, Bank of Boston, Chase and Citicorp. She was also an EVP Account Director for Arnold Advertising in Boston. Ms. Johnson majored in English at Hood College in Frederick, MD.

Ms. Johnson has also been actively involved in the communities in which she has lived. Johnson was a Trustee and member of the executive committee of Robert Morris University, served on the board of Girls Hope of Pittsburgh, and the marketing committees of both the Carnegie Museum of art and the Carnegie Science Center.

Dave Bushy

Dave Bushy, Director (2016)

Past President of Cape Air

Dave Bushy of Eastham was President of Cape Air until he retired in May 2013, and has been involved in aviation for 35 years. He is a past president of the Aviation Accreditation Board International, a member of the Aero Club of New England and serves on a variety of university aviation advisory boards. He lives with his wife, Lisa, who is also a pilot.

Thomas Cleary, Director

Thomas Cleary, Director (2018)

Partner in the law firm Cohen Cleary, P.C.

Thomas Cleary is a partner in the law firm Cohen Cleary, P.C. as well as an Adjunct Professor for the University of Massachusetts School of Law and an author of numerous scholarly legal publications. Thomas serves as a member of many legal and charitable organizations and dedicates a substantial portion of his practice to providing pro bono representation to indigent individuals.

Mariana Costa-Brown, Director (2018)

Mariana Costa-Brown, Director (2018)

Owner of DREAM Homes and Estates Team

Mariana is the proud owner of DREAM Homes and Estates Team, part of Keller Williams Realty. She has created a business built by referral - 99% of this year's sales are by referral. Mariana uses her singing talents to raise money for the community and is looking forward to using her connections to benefit the growth and reach for the Red Cross. Mariana says she can't wait to help make a difference in the lives of many people each and every day as a member of the Red Cross board of directors.

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Colonel Ginger Doonan, Director (2016)

Commander of the 102nd Intelligence Group of the Massachusetts Air National Guard

Colonel Ginger Doonan is the Commander of the 102nd Intelligence Group of the Massachusetts Air National Guard at Otis Air National Guard Base. She is a graduate of the Academy of Military Science, served in several operations overseas, is a past president of the National Guard Association of Massachusetts and is a Board member of the Cape Cod Community College Center for Graduate Education. Colonel Doonan lives with her two children.

Bob Eisenstein, Director (2018)

Bob Eisenstein, Director (2018)

Executive Director of Plymouth Crossings

Bob is a graduate of Columbia University, NYC, with a double master's degree in Public Health and Social Work. He is married with two children, Arielle aged 25, and Zachary aged 23. He has lived in Plymouth for the past 23 years, and currently is the Executive Director of Plymouth Crossings, A Benchmark Senior Living Community.

Bob is very pleased to be a new board member for the Red Cross.

Andrew Foss

Andrew Foss, Director (2017)

Assistant Vice President/Commercial Loan Officer at Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank

Andrew Was born and raised on Cape Cod and graduated from D-Y High. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree from the US Military Academy at West Point and served 5 years in the Army with overseas deployments to Kosovo and Iraq. After completing his military service, Andrew relocated to New York City and worked for an investment bank. IN 2011 Andrew returned to Cape Cod and joined the Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank. He lives in Dennis with his wife, Susan, and daughter Emma. In his spare time he enjoys playing sports and participating in the Cape Cod Young Professionals Organization.

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John Levin, Director (2010)

Retired, AT & T Engineer

John joined the Cape Cod and Islands Board in 2010 and has served as Vice-Chair for three years. He has also served on the American Red Cross of Greater NY, as chair of the Putnam County Chapter and was a member of the Eastern Massachusetts Regional Board. He is also a disaster volunteer for the Lower Cape area. John has also served on the board for the Alzheimer’s Association of the Hudson Valley/Rockland/Westchester NY Chapter. For 20 years John worked at AT & T as a lead engineer for high speed products. Before that, John was a stock trader OTC Market. John is very active in his faith communities here and in New York.

Lisa Maiden

Lisa Maiden, Director (2017)

Marketing Consultant

Lisa has lived on Cape Cod for almost 24 years. Her professional work experience has always been in advertising sales, working for radio stations in Boston and Cape Cod and has spent the past 18+ years at the Cape Cod Media Group. She served 9 years on the Duffy Health Center Board, chairing their advancement committee and co-chairing their Annual Night of Stars Gala. Lisa is also a past Red Cross Hero from 2011 and has participated in our Disaster 5k too. She resides in Centerville with her two dogs Georgia and Scout.

She resides in Centerville with her two dogs, Georgia and Scout, and her boyfriend, Stephen Mazzoni.

Ken McGuire, Director (2017)

Ken McGuire, Director (2017)

President, McGuire Financial Services

Kenneth J. McGuire is the President and Founder of McGuire Financial Services, an independent financial advisory firm focused on serving the retired and soon-to-be retired residents of Cape Cod and Southeastern MA for over 26 years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in science from Bridgewater State University and an associate’s degree in science from Cape Cod Community College. He is a Registered Financial Consultant with the International Association of Registered Financial Consultants. Ken has always been an active member of his community, serving in a multitude of roles and organizations, such as past elected member of the D-Y School Committee, coach to youth soccer teams in Yarmouth and currently with the Red Cross board and Hope Dementia & Alzheimer’s committee. Ken resides in West Yarmouth with his wife, Beth.

Tony Schiavi

Gen. Tony Schiavi, Director (2018)

Brigadier General (Retired)

Anthony Schiavi is the Chief Administrative Officer reporting to the Board of Selectman in the Town of Ashland for the proper operation of town affairs under the authority of the Town's Charter, which includes the supervision and direction of all town employees and departments. Ensures the full and complete accuracy of town records for the financial and administrative activities of the town. Administers all general and special laws applicable to the town, all by-laws and all regulations established by the Board of Selectman. Serves as the Appointing Authority for all town employees, including serving as the Police Commissioner for the town having general oversight of the Ashland Police Department.

Brigadier General Schiavi retired from the United States Air Force and Massachusetts Air National Guard in September 2013 after 30 years of service as an F-15 pilot, Commander of the 102d Fighter Wing, 102d Intelligence Wing and the first Executive Director of the former Massachusetts Military Reservation, which was renamed Joint Base Cape Cod by Governor Deval Patrick.

Linda Sheldon, Director (2018)

Linda Sheldon, Director (2018)

Senior Move and Well-being Consultant

Linda Sheldon, of Sagamore Beach, is a graduate of Barnard College and earned Masters' Degrees from the New School of Social Research (Psychology) and the University of Southern California (Public Administration). Most recently she has developed a service for Seniors: Shifting Sands Transitions. Many of her classes are designed for Seniors including a program called Meaningful Journeys for residents in Assisted Living Centers who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and Dementia.