Our Board of Directors

The Lazarus House Ministries Board of Directors is a group of volunteers with exceptional leadership and diverse talents who are dedicated to serving our community with compassion.

They are the governing body that guides our faith-based mission of serving people experiencing material poverty, homelessness and food insecurity with dignity and respect. They work closely with executive staff to deliver effective programs that help those in need of physical, emotional and spiritual support.

Executive Committee

President

Riley Quinn Doherty
VICE PRESIDENT & GENERAL MANAGER, STAPLES, INC.

Finance, Next Generation and Strategic Planning Committees
Joined 2018

Lazarus House has granted me the opportunity to impact my community on a deep level as we work together to empower individuals to break the cycle of poverty. My experiences with Lazarus House have had a significant impact on my life and have taught me the importance of giving back and learning from others.

Vice President

Todd Johnson
INSURANCE EXECUTIVE/ATTORNEY, TEWKSBURY

Governance Committee
Joined 2021

Lazarus House is a critical player in the fight against homelessness and food insecurity; I’m honored to be a part of the effort to serve those in need.

Treasurer

Steve Normandin
PRODUCT MANAGER, VENA, BURLINGTON

Chair of Finance Committee
Joined 2013

I am proud to be a part of this great organization. Everyone at Lazarus House works hard to improve the lives of all of your Guests and to do so with the utmost respect.

Clerk

Jesús Suriel
REGIONAL BUSINESS ADVISOR, ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT, ENTERPRISE BANK, LAWRENCE

Co-Chair of Next Generation Committee, Development Committee
Joined 2021

The fight against poverty and hunger must be fought constantly and on many fronts, especially in its causes.

President
President

Riley Quinn Doherty
VICE PRESIDENT & GENERAL MANAGER, STAPLES, INC.

Finance, Next Generation and Strategic Planning Committees
Joined 2018

Lazarus House has granted me the opportunity to impact my community on a deep level as we work together to empower individuals to break the cycle of poverty. My experiences with Lazarus House have had a significant impact on my life and have taught me the importance of giving back and learning from others.

Vice President
Vice President

Todd Johnson
INSURANCE EXECUTIVE/ATTORNEY, TEWKSBURY

Governance Committee
Joined 2021

Lazarus House is a critical player in the fight against homelessness and food insecurity; I’m honored to be a part of the effort to serve those in need.

Treasurer
Treasurer

Steve Normandin
PRODUCT MANAGER, VENA, BURLINGTON

Chair of Finance Committee
Joined 2013

I am proud to be a part of this great organization. Everyone at Lazarus House works hard to improve the lives of all of your Guests and to do so with the utmost respect.

Clerk
Clerk

Jesus Suriel
REGIONAL BUSINESS ADVISOR, ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT, ENTERPRISE BANK, LAWRENCE

Development and Next Generation Committees

Joined 2021

The fight against poverty and hunger must be fought constantly and on many fronts, especially in its causes.

Board Members

Linda Benjamin
CONSULTANT, MARKETING AND PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
Co-Chair of Governance Committee, Joined 2017

It has been an honor and privilege for me to serve through Lazarus House Ministries to help those who need a hand.

Robin Gorski-Routhier
CPA & TAX DIRECTOR, HELFRICH BROS. BOILER WORKS, INC. LAWRENCE
Past President of the Board; Finance, Governance and Gala Committees, Joined 2009

In 1 Corinthians 13 we learn the importance love and integrity of our heart in our life. When we share the gifts that God has given us and do it with love, we help our neighbors to find trust in God, hope and the strength to persevere. This is the heart of Lazarus House and I am humbled to serve this community.

Lindsay Shaheen Boddy
ATTORNEY, SHAHEEN, GUERRERA & O’LEARY, LLC, NORTH ANDOVER
Next Generation Committee, Joined 2018

It is a privilege to be part of a community that provides Guests with support and opportunities to help build confidence in themselves.

Rabbi Howard Mandell
RABBI, CONGREGATION BETH ISRAEL, ANDOVER
Co-Chair of Strategic Planning Committee, Joined 2018

This the fast I desire….Share your bread with the hungry, and welcome the homeless into your home; when you see one naked, clothe him; all people are your kin; do not ignore their needs.
- Isaiah 58

Attorney Andrew Botti
ATTORNEY, BOTTI LAW
Facilities Committee, Joined 2015

Lazarus House does God’s work.

Hazel Navarro, LICSW
THERAPIST AND RELATIONSHIP WELLNESS COACH, PRIVATE PRACTICE OWNER
Co-Chair of Strategic Planning Committee, Joined 2022

Lazarus House Ministries is aligned with a spirit of love, faith, hope and kindness. You can feel it flowing through interactions with the Guests, donors, volunteers, and staff. It is what inspired me when I worked here as a staff person. It is what calls me to serve as a Board member.

Tom Burkardt
CONSULTANT
Finance and Strategic Planning Committees, Joined 2015

Lazarus House offers more than food and shelter. It is a welcoming home, offering hope and opportunity, treating all Guests with dignity. It is an honor to be associated with this wonderful organization.

John O’Connor
RETIRED EXECUTIVE
Development Committee, Joined 2022

I love my involvement with Lazarus House. It is a place filled with love, where people show up every day to help their brother or sister in need.

Doug Cook
FINANCIAL ADVISOR, MORGAN STANLEY, MIDDLETON
Past President of the Board; Co-Chair of Development Committee, Joined 2016

I love Lazarus House Ministries, and I have yet to meet anyone who was unmoved to help this beautiful ministry after touring the facilities with our wonderful staff!

Olivia Rosa
RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT & MARKETING
Next Generation and Strategic Planning Committees, Joined 2021

The trees act not as individuals, but as a collective. Exactly how they do this, we don’t yet know. But what we see is the power of unity. What happens to one happens to us all. We can starve together or feast together.
- Robin Wall Kimmerer

Rick Crowley
MANAGEMENT CONSULTING
Immediate Past President of the Board; Finance and Governance Committees, Joined 2016

It has been over 35 years of blessings for my family to be involved in serving the Guests of Lazarus House, a truly exceptional Gospel based ministry.

O. Emelissa Sacchetti
CLINICAL PHARMACIST, PHARMD, LAWRENCE GENERAL HOSPITAL, LAWRENCE
Strategic Planning Committee, Joined 2014

It is an honor to serve the Guests at Lazarus House Ministries, in my hometown among my brothers and sisters striving towards economic stability and equality.

Deacon Mike Curren
NON-PROFIT MANAGER; ORDER OF THE DIACONATE, ST. AUGUSTINE PARISH, ANDOVER
Development Committee, Joined 2021

The Gospel message we refer to in our mission statement is clearest to me in Matt. 25 – to see the Christ in those around us who are most in need. This is our call, this is our vocation. This is our identity.

Anne Sisto
ADVERTISING, ASSOCIATE CREATIVE DIRECTOR, GEORGE P JOHNSON EXPERIENCE, BOSTON
Co-Chair of Next Generation Committee, Development Committee, Joined 2018

Lazarus House is more than an organization helping those struggling with food insecurity and homelessness. It is a community dedicated to upholding dignity.

Arthur Durkin
REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL/AGENT/CONSULTANT, KELLER WILLIAMS, ANDOVER
Co-Chair of Development Committee, Facilities Committee, Joined 2021

Home is where somebody notices your absence.

Maureen Smith
MISSION & COMMUNITY SERVICE DIRECTOR, FREE CHRISTIAN CHURCH, ANDOVER
Co-Chair of Governance Committee, Joined 2013

What does the LORD require of you but to do justice, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.
- Micah 6:8

Pastor Joe Garon
CAMPUS PASTOR, GRANITE UNITED CHURCH, LAWRENCE
Development and Facilities Committees, Joined 2022

I love the work of Lazarus House Ministries because what the world, and the city of Lawrence, needs most is HOPE. And the way Lazarus House meets need while providing dignity, is the way we can do that.

Gregory Spurr
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, COMMERCIAL LENDING, ROCKLAND TRUST COMPANY
Finance Committee, Joined 2022

It is an honor and a privilege to be part of an organization that is dedicated to serving people in our community struggling with poverty, homelessness and food insecurity.

Father Peter Gori, OSA
PRIEST & PASTOR, ST. AUGUSTINE PARISH, ANDOVER
Chair of Facilities Committee, Joined 2006

Lazarus House is here to serve our brothers and sisters in need right on our very doorstep. We offer the opportunity to open the door and when we do that people on both sides of that door benefit.

Paula Zavrl
VOLUNTEER
Governance & Development Committees, Joined 2016

My true vocation is volunteering to help people.

Board Member Emeritus

In Memoriam
James “Jimmy” Kasouf
1930 – 2021

In Memoriam
James “Jimmy” Kasouf
1930 – 2021

Board Members Talk!