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Monday, September 26, 2022

Catholic Charities Boston Appoints Three Members to Board of Trustees

New Board Appointments Strengthen Catholic Charities, Advance Strategic Plans and Position the Organization for Future Growth

BOSTON, September 26, 2022Today, Catholic Charities Boston [CCAB], announced the appointment of three new members to its Board of Trustees: Lisa Alberghini, Executive Vice President of the Housing Partnership Network; John Barros, Managing Principal of Cushman & Wakefield’s Boston market; and Gonzague de Montrichard, equity analyst at the Lynch Foundation and Family Office in Boston.

“We are excited to welcome Lisa, John, and Gonzague to our Board,” said Kevin M. MacKenzie, Chair of the Board and CEO. “They join us at a very exciting time as we continue to advance our strategic vision to expand and enhance the impact we have on caring for the most vulnerable in the communities we serve throughout Greater Boston. Their leadership, experience and expertise complement our Board and will provide tremendous value as we position Catholic Charities for the future.” Each of these new Board members brings with them a unique perspective and an unyielding drive to help CCAB in its mission to welcome and serve, with compassion and respect, all those in need by providing life’s necessities, education, and advocacy to move families toward self-sufficiency.

Lisa Alberghini, Executive Vice President of the Housing Partnership Network

Lisa B. Alberghini is EVP of the Housing Partnership Network, a national network of 100+ of the country’s top performing high-capacity housing non-profits. She has nearly 40 years of experience developing affordable and mixed-income housing, during which she oversaw the development of more than 3,000 units of housing. Prior to joining HPN, Ms. Alberghini was the President of the Planning Office for Urban Affairs, Inc. (POUA), a Boston-based non-profit developer affiliated with the Archdiocese of Boston, where she led the organization’s housing and community development work, advocacy efforts and social justice initiatives, and played a significant role in Federal, State and local affordable housing policy.

Ms. Alberghini has extensive experience combining multiple financing resources to accomplish both feasibility and mission objectives and is committed to increasing the influence of the non-profit development sector in the United States. She currently serves on the MassHousing Multi-Family Advisory Committee as an appointee of the Governor of Massachusetts, and previously served on the Mayor of Boston’s Housing Task Force, the Board of New Lease for Homeless Families, and several other notable housing and social advocacy boards.

John Barros, Managing Principal of Cushman & Wakefield’s Boston Market

John F. Barros is the Managing Principal of Cushman & Wakefield’s Boston market. In this role, John leads all market activities and drives growth and business performance across a team of more than 180 professionals in Boston, MA and Manchester, NH.

Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, John was appointed by the Mayor of Boston to serve as Chief of Economic Development from 2014 to 2021. In this role, John brought with him a passion for sustainable community development while fostering economic inclusion and equity for all Bostonians. Prior to his appointment, John served 13 years as Executive Director of the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI), where he successfully led a neighborhood revitalization focused on community wealth creation, producing permanent affordable housing and establishing the largest urban community land trust in the country. John has also held positions at the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, providing insurance for initial public offerings for dot-com startups.

Gonzague de Montrichard, equity analyst at the Lynch Foundation and Family Office in Boston

Gonzague de Montrichard is an equity analyst at the Lynch Foundation and Family Office in Boston with over decade of experience in investing in public equities. Before joining the Lynch Foundation in 2012, Gonzague was a corporate lawyer in Paris with a focus on banking and financing. He holds a JD from the Univeristé Paris II Pantheon-Assas, and master’s in business administration from Harvard Business School. Gonzague also serves on the board of trustees of the French Library, and the Esplanade Association in Boston, and as an Advisor at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Gonzague grew up in France and lives in Boston with his wife and 4 children.

To learn more about CCAB’s Board of Trustees, visit

About Catholic Charities Boston
As one of Massachusetts’s largest social service organizations, Catholic Charities Boston serves our most vulnerable neighbors each year, regardless of religion, race, gender, age, disability, or ethnicity. Catholic Charities has five hub locations in Dorchester, Lynn, Brockton, Lowell, and South Boston, with 23 program locations supporting families across Eastern Massachusetts. The agency’s four core services assist clients with Basic Needs, Family & Youth Services, Adult Education & Workforce Development, and Refugee & Immigrant Services. We help our clients move from crisis to stability to self-sufficiency.

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