Board of Directors

Ruth Raichle

 

    .  President and Co-Founder of Bethany House Ministries

    .  Catholic Chaplain with the Massachusetts Department of Corrections (30yrs)

    .  Former membeer of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary

    .  Former member of the Dominican Sisters of Bethany

    .  Founder and member of Our Lady of Mercy Lay Dominican Chapter at Norfolk

       State Prison.

.   .  Recipient of the Peace Abbey Foundation Courage of Conscience Award (2017)

    .  Recipient of the Prisoner Legal Services The Paul McDevitt Humanitarian of the

       Year award. (2017)

 

Sr. Kathleen Denevan

 

    .  Co-Founder of Bethany House Ministries

    .   Catholic Chaplain with the Massachusetts Department of Corrections (23 yrs)

    .   Member, Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi, Milwaukee, WI

    .   Former therapist at Family Counseling, Framingham, MA

    .   Former Board member, Cardinal Cushing School and Training Center

    .   Recipient of the Peace Abbey Foundation Courage of Conscience Award (2017)

    .   Recipient of the Prisoner Legal Services The Paul McDevitt Humanitarian of the

        Year award. (2017)

 

Paul Minear

 

      .  Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bethany House Ministries

      .  Bethany volunteer and active in prison ministry for 18 years.

      .  Graduate of St. John's Seminary Masters in Ministry Program 2014

      .  Executive Sales Representative at Liberty Mutual Insurance Company (Retired)

     

 

Ed Poole

 

  • Treasurer of Bethany House Ministries.
  • Active in Prison Ministries and volunteer at South Middlesex Correctional Center.
  • REC team member at SMCC & Bridgewater State Hospital.
  • Speaker at various churches and facilities focusing on  re-entry.
  • Assisting new releases with tax preparation.

 

Jane Hanson

 

      .  Clerk of Bethany House Ministries Board of Directors

       .  Personal mentor to formerly incarcerated individuals, supporting their

          reintegration through financial literacy training, vocational development,

          and life coaching.

 

Attorney Ted Harrington

 

      . Former District Attorney, Suffolk County, 1991-1996.  Assistant General Counsel, 

         Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), 1996-2005

       . Specializes in criminal defense and civil trials.

       . Practice areas are Assault, Criminal Defense, Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, 

         Domestic Violence, Drivers License SuspensionDUI/DWI, White Collar Crime,

         Internet Crime, Sex Crimes, Immigration Law, Parole and Probation, Railroad

         Accidents, Railroad Law, Traffic Violations.

       . Member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, National Association of Railroad 

         Trial Counsel (NARTC)

       . Graduated Suffolk University Law School

       

 

Sr. Sara Bohmer

 

       .  Member of the Dominican Sisters of Bethany of Venlo

       .  Former General Prioress of the Dominican Sisters of Bethany (2005-2017)

       .  General Bursar and Secretary of the Dominican Sisters of Bethany

       .  Studies in theology, social work and economics.

       .  Spiritual guide to the members of Our Lady of Mercy Dominican Lay Chapter

          at Norfolk State Prison

       .  Resides in the Netherlands

 

Fr. Wayne Cavalier O.P. Ph.D

 

       .   Ordained Dominican Friar (Southern Province)

       .   Founding Director of the Congar Institute for Ministry Development 

       .   M.A. (ecclesiology) and M.Div. (Dominican School of Philosophy and 

           Theology. Berkeley, CA, 1990)

       .   Ph.D in theology and education (Boston College 2005)  Dissertation focused

           on lay ecclesial ministry formation.

        .  Recipient of the Juan Diego Award by the National Association for Lay Ministry

           for his outstanding witness to the spirit and values embodied in the life of the lay

           minister, San Juan Diego.

        .  Spiritual Director for Our Lady of Mercy Lay Dominicans at Norfolk State Prison.

 

 

Lisa Jackson

 

  • Retired Superintendent of South Middlesex Correctional Center
  • Board Member RIA House, a program that supports women in their recovery from commercial sexual exploitation.
  • Case Manager at one of three Safe Houses in New England for women seeking safety from human trafficking.

 

 

Kurt Hanson

 

       Senior Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager in the Non Profit Banking Group

          group at People's United Bank.

       .  20 years experience working exclusively with nonprofit organizations and institutions, 

          providing custimized financial services and solutions.

       .  Board member and treasurer of Roxbury Home, Sophia Snow House, Inc. and Sophia

          Snow Independent Living, as treasurer of Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic    

          Association, and as vice chair of the board of Forest Hills Cemetary.

       .  Serves on the Business Advisory Board of Dean College.

       .  20 years experience in active prison ministry programs in Massachusetts.

       .  Volunteers as a personal mentor to returning citizens, supporting their integration

          through financial literacy training, vocational development, and life coaching.

 

William "DOC" Miller

 

       .  Educator for over 45 years. 

       .  Taught social studies in NYC, Boston and Concord, MA for 30 years.                                        .  Worked with  research for Better Teaching for 10 years and has taught in Europe, Latin             America, and the Middle East.                                                                                                    .  Served as the Senior Associate for Staff Development at Facing History and

          ourselves.

        . Prison Volunteer at MCI Norfolk facilitating groups with BC Professor Steve Pope.         

         

         

          

 

 

 

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Bethany House Ministries

1049 Main St

Millis, MA 02054  

Please call us at: 

508-376-9923

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The Hope Chest  Address:
1134 Main St
Millis, MA 02054-1473

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(508) 376-0824

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