Connecting Academics to Real-World Experiences

On February 16, 2017, in honor of Presidents’ Day, 25 top senior executives gathered at TCA’s Upper Campus for the First Annual Presidents’ Leadership & Career Day.   Business leaders from the healthcare, financial, and other industries shared their on-the-job experiences during visits to classrooms, giving students the opportunity to discover how their day-to-day learning can make a difference outside the classroom walls. 


Each classroom had two to four leaders speak to students about their job and career while also offering valuable life lessons about education and the world of work.  A sampling of topics covered included:


  • 4th graders learning how to introduce themselves and give a powerful handshake;
  • 7th graders learning about the important role banking and finances play in college and life; and
  • 8th graders learning how to create their own “brand essence” to promote themselves in high school applications and throughout life.


TCA is honored to have had these leaders from the greater Brockton region join us.  We deeply appreciate their time and investment in our students as they reach for their dreams at TCA and beyond.


Thank you for participating in the First Annual Presidents’ Leadership & Career Day!


Event Chairs

James W. Blake, CEO, HarborOne Bank

John A. Jurczyk, President, Good Samaritan Medical Center

Jane Mancini-Puliafico, Senior Vice President, State Street Corp.



Monique Aleman - VP of Women's Health Services & Physician Relations, Good Samaritan Medical Center

Ed Byers - Owner, Cindy’s Kitchen

Jane Callahan - Founder, HR Alternatives

James Christian – Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Boston College

Rev. John Denning, C.S.C. – President, Stonehill College

Dennis P. Gilligan – Senior Vice President, Eastern Insurance

Steve Greene – Chair, W.B. Mason

Keith J. Haberlin – Managing Director, Brown Brothers Harriman

Gregory Hart, CPA – Partner, CohnReznick, LLP

Matthew Hesketh - Vice President of Operations, Good Samaritan Medical Center

Bill Jackson – President, Georgeson LLC and Computershare Fund Services

Athena Lavoie – Director of Programs and Events, Metro South Chamber of Commerce

Hal McNeil - Interim Chief Financial Officer, Good Samaritan Medical Center

Paula Peterson – Executive Director, The Children’s Museum in Easton

Stephen D. Puliafico – Managing Partner and President, LCB Senior Living

Wayne Rustin - VP of Human Resources, Good Samaritan Medical Center

Tom Sands – Chief Operating Officer, Good Samaritan Medical Center

Robert Sullivan – President, Brockton City Council

Thomas J. Sullivan, CFP – Founding Partner, Condon Sullivan Wealth Management

Marquis Taylor, Co-Founder & President, Coaching4Change

Tenny Thomas, MD - Chief Medical Officer, Good Samaritan Medical Center

Edward J. Whelan – Managing Director, Berkshire Partners

Peter Wyman, President, Ocean Spray International

Leo Vercollone, President, VERC Enterprises

Lisa Zani, RN - Chief Nursing Officer, VP of Patient Services, Good Samaritan Medical Center


For photos and more from the First Annual Presidents’ Leadership & Career Day at TCA, visit

Back to School News      Print News Article
Trinity Cahloic Academy Crest
631 North Main Street
Brockton, MA 02301

Ph: (508) 583-6231
Fx: (508) 583-6336
37 Erie Avenue
Brockton, MA 02302

Ph: (508) 583-6225
Fx: (508) 583-6229
NEASC logo