Our Board

JOHN H. SPURR, JR., Chairman

Jack is President of A.W. Perry, Inc., a real estate management, development and investment company. He is a Director of Independent Bank Corp. and its banking subsidiary, Rockland Trust Company. He is also Chairman of the Downtown Boston Business Improvement District, a director of the Boston Municipal Research Bureau and a trustee of the South Shore Hospital Charitable Foundation. Jack served as the 2011 Chairman of the South Shore Chamber of Commerce and past president of both the Greater Boston Real Estate Board and the Building Owners and Managers Association of Boston. Jack has been on the Friendship Home Board since 1999, and he also serves on our Finance and Development Committees. Jack and his wife Kay live in Scituate and have two married daughters and five grandchildren.

K. DOUGLAS BRIGGS, CPA, CPCU, Treasurer

Doug has served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Quincy Mutual Fire Insurance Company since 1985 after previously holding the positions of vice president, secretary and treasurer. Doug is a Board member at Quincy Mutual, Patron’s Oxford Insurance, Burgin Platner Hurley Insurance Agency, South Shore YMCA and a Trustee of Eastern Bank. Doug has a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Cornell University and an M.B.A. in accounting from Babson College. He joined the Friendship Home Board of Directors in 2013 and serves on the Finance Committee. Doug and his wife Claudia reside in Hingham and have two children. Doug enjoys hockey, travel and spending time with his family and grandchildren.

MEG DOHERTY

Meg has previously served as CEO of Norwell VNA (NVNA) and Hospice for nearly 30 years.  Leading the agency from a single-town operation to a multi-million dollar organization encompassing five nonprofit entities that cover more than 27 communities on the South Shore, Meg has been cited by The Commonwealth Institute and The Boston Globe for its Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts. She has also been featured as one of five inspiring leaders by South Shore Living magazine. Her leadership has netted ten consecutive HomeCare Elite awards, including the last two as one of the Top 100 agencies in the country. A nurse practitioner, teacher, Massachusetts Public Health Council appointee, author and national advocate for home care, Meg Doherty is a visionary and leader in health care today. Meg lives in Norwell and is the mother of 2 adult children.

ROBERT J. FRASER

Robert is President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of MountainOne Financial, MHC, and its subsidiary, MountainOne Bank.  Bob is also CEO of MountainOne’s insurance subsidiary MountainOne Insurance Agency.  Bob holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and earned an MBA from Northeastern University. He is on the board of directors of the Massachusetts Bankers Association, T&K Asphalt Services, Inc. and C. N. Wood Co., Inc. He is an active community partner serving as a Board member of the North Adams Partnership and a member of the South Shore Hospital President’s Circle. His former Board positions include Chairman of the Board of Directors of the South Shore Chamber of Commerce in 2010.   Bob and his wife Mary reside in Marshfield and his son participates in Friendship Home's Friendship Club.

ROBERT B. HAWK

Bob is a retired senior executive with S&D Coffee, Inc. In this position, he was responsible for national and international sales and served on numerous national boards and committees, including the National Restaurant Association, Massachusetts Restaurant Association and National Association of Automatic Merchandisers. Bob earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics from Lebanon Valley College and an MBA from the University of Utah. He was active in the early days of Friendship Home, serving on the Leadership Committee, Golf Committee and as auctioneer at many of the golf tournaments. Bob is active at the United Church of Christ in Norwell. He is the former Church Moderator and is currently the Treasurer and a member of the Finance Committee and Pastoral Search Ministry Team. A longtime resident of Norwell, Bob recently moved to Scituate. He has two married sons living in the area and four grandchildren. Bob enjoys playing golf, travel, spending time with friends and family.

PAUL JEVNE

Paul joined the Friendship Home Board of Directors in 2010 and currently serves on the Development and Governance committees.  Paul is head of The Jevne Team at Coldwell Banker Realty in Norwell and works with his daughter Lindsey and son Christian who represent the 3rd generation of Realtors in the Jevne family.  A lifelong Norwell resident, Paul attended Norwell schools and is a graduate of Babson College.  An active community volunteer, Paul has hosted the Labor Day Picnic on the Common in Norwell to help celebrate the holiday, raise awareness and support local charities.  Paul is a past President of the Norwell Chamber of Commerce, the Plymouth County Board of Realtors, and has been recognized as Realtor of the Year. He has also been honored by the Norwell Chamber of Commerce as Norwell’s Citizen of the Year. Paul currently serves as a director of the First Parish Cemetery Corporation.  Paul and his wife Beth have two daughters and one son.

KAREN MCARDLE

Karen has been a champion for nonprofit organizations in the South Shore area of Massachusetts for more than 20 years, holding several volunteer leadership positions. She has been a member of Friendship Home’s Board for four years. On the Board of Directors for the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra, she has connected the Phil with the Talking Information Center in Marshfield to provide live broadcasts to the blind and other shut-ins. Karen served on the Strategic Planning Committee of the TIC from January to June 2017. She is the organizer of the Phil’s Summer Concert Series at Laura’s Center for the Arts at the Emilson YMCA in Hanover. For the past 7 years, Karen has been involved with the Laura’s Love tournament at the Emilson YMCA, a fundraiser for its tennis program for people with developmental disabilities. She is a Member of the Corporation of the Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield and the founder of Advanced Business Services, LLC, the first Executive Center on the South Shore, which provided business services, payroll and accounting to 24 in-house clients and several off-site small businesses. She previously volunteered on the Foundation Board of the South Shore Hospital, acting as chair of the Walk for Hospice for 2 years. A lover of dogs, Karen has served as Treasurer and Board member of N.E. Old English Sheepdog Rescue since 2000. She and her sheepdog held weekly Pet Therapy sessions at the Boys and Girls Club in Marshfield for many years. She graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in business. Karen and her husband Doug live in North Marshfield.

DONALD SPRADLIN

DONALD W. SPRADLIN served as Chief Executive Officer of the US Subsidiary of PIAB Vacuum Products in Hingham until his retirement. He has been active in the Fluid Power Industry and for the last 26 years has served on several boards and committees of the National Fluid Power Association, the Fluid Power Distributor Association and the National Association of Wholesalers. Don is President of the First Parish Cemetery Association in Norwell, Ambassador Chairman for the 18th Masonic District of MA and recipient of the Joseph Warren award, the highest award bestowed on a freemason for selfless contribution to the Phoenix Lodge in Hanover. Don is a charter member of the United Church of Christ, Norwell, and serves as a regular Friendship Club volunteer. Don has served as a Board member at Friendship Home since 2010.

PAUL SULLIVAN

Paul is Vice President and Director of Marketing of Sullivan Tire Company, which is a family-owned business.  Sullivan Tire was started in Rockland, Massachusetts in 1955 by Paul’s late father, Robert Sullivan.  Paul oversees advertising, marketing, promotions, internet activity, public relations, and family-related foundations for the company.  Paul serves on the Board of Directors at Sullivan Tire, Abington Bank, Home Town Bank, Wellspring Foundation Board and is an Overseer for Cardinal Cushing Centers.  He has served on the Friendship Home Board of Directors since 2013.  Paul attended Whitman-Hanson High School, Northeastern University, and many career-related advertising symposiums.  One of a family of ten children, Paul is a proud father of two sons, Mark, and the late Paul.  A Veteran of the U.S. Army, his hobbies and interests include spending time with his grandchild, traveling, playing racquetball, and helping the less fortunate with a special fondness for Germantown Neighborhood Center in Quincy.  He resides in Plymouth, MA

PAUL SULLIVAN

Paul is the Vice President and Director of Marketing of Sullivan Tire Company, which is a family-owned business.   Sullivan Tire was started in Rockland, Mass., in 1955 by Paul’s late father, Robert J. Sullivan.  Paul oversees advertising, marketing, promotions, Internet activity, public relations and family-related foundations for the company. Paul serves on the Board of Directors at Sullivan Tire, Abington Bank, The South Shore Chamber of Commerce and South Shore Coastal Workforce.  He has served on the Friendship Home Board of Directors since 2013. Paul attended Whitman-Hanson High School, Northeastern University and many career-related advertising symposiums. One of a family of ten children, Paul is the proud father of two sons, Mark and the late Paul. A veteran of the U. S. Army, his hobbies and interests include spending time with his grandchild, traveling, playing racquetball and helping the less fortunate. He resides in Plymouth, MA.

PETER D. TEDESCHI, Secretary

Peter is the former President and CEO of Tedeschi Food Shops, which was sold to 7-Eleven in 2015. Under his leadership, Tedeschi’s was recognized as “The Convenience Store Chain of the Year” in 2012. Prior to this role, Peter owned and operated Computer Concepts for 10 years before serving as a Vice President at Wellington Management for 5 years and as Senior Vice President and Director of Operations at Putnam Investments for 11 years. His former leadership positions include Vice Chairman and Treasurer for The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), Chief Strategic Officer for the Midwest Retail Group LLC and member of the Executive Board of the South Shore Chamber of Commerce.  In addition to Friendship Home, Peter also serves on the Boards of Lil’ Drug Store Products and VERC Enterprises. He is a Corporator for Mountain One Bank and serves on the Board of Advisors for the North & South River Watershed Association. Peter is a graduate of Stonehill College. He and his wife Katherine live in Marshfield and have three adult children and two grandchildren.  Peter enjoys boating, golfing and traveling with friends and family.

JOHN M. TURCO, JR.

John is a Senior Vice President of RogersGray.  He is a longtime supporter of Friendship Home, co-chairing and serving on our Golf Classic Committee, Development Committee and the Gala Host Committee.  John has served as our auctioneer at several events and has emceed our Friendship Home Follies and our Circle of Friends Gala.  John is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Emilson YMCA, the Giving Tree Foundation and Scituate Little League.  He also serves on the South Shore YMCA’s Medical Wellness Advisory Board.  A graduate of the University of Georgia, John enjoys boating, biking, lending a hand and stand-up comedy.

OUR FOUNDERS

WILMA R. GOODHUE, Co-founder

Wilma has served on the Board of Directors since 1999. Wilma is an active member of the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services Regional and South Coastal Area Citizen Advisory Boards, a Trustee of the Edwin Phillips Trust of Marshfield, MA, and a member of the South Shore Mothers Support Group.   Wilma and Joan Mullare were named Citizens of the Year in 2006 by the Norwell Chamber of Commerce and were awarded a certificate of Community Recognition by the Department of Developmental Services at the State House in 2001. Wilma resides in Norwell and has two sons. Her son Michael has Down syndrome and has been a Friendship Club member since 1999.

JOAN M. MULLARE, Co-founder

Joan has served on the Friendship Home Board of Directors since 1999. She also serves on the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services Regional and South Coastal Area Citizen Advisory Boards and the Residential Committee of New England Village. She is also active in several mother’s support groups.  Joan and Wilma Goodhue were named Citizens of the Year in 2006 by the Norwell Chamber of Commerce and were awarded a certificate of Community Recognition by the Department of Developmental Services at the State House in 2011. Joan resides in Norwell and is the mother of four daughters. Her daughter Meg has developmental disabilities.