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

Rick Crowley
MANAGEMENT CONSULTING

Finance, Governance & Strategic Planning 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.

Vice President

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

Finance & Strategic Planning Committees
Joined 2019

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.

Treasurer

Steve Normandin
PRODUCT MANAGER, VENA, BURLINGTON

Chair of Finance Committee
Joined 2016

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

Anne Sisto
ADVERTISING, ASSOCIATE CREATIVE DIRECTOR, GEORGE P JOHNSON EXPERIENCE, BOSTON

Co-Chair of Next Generation Committee
Joined 2016

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

President
President

Rick Crowley
MANAGEMENT CONSULTING

Finance, Governance and Strategic Planning 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.

Vice President
Vice President

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

Finance and Strategic Planning Committees
Joined 2019

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.

Treasurer
Treasurer

Steve Normandin
PRODUCT MANAGER, VENA, BURLINGTON

Chair of Finance Committee
Joined 2016

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

Anne Sisto
ADVERTISING, ASSOCIATE CREATIVE DIRECTOR, GEORGE P JOHNSON EXPERIENCE, BOSTON

Co-Chair of Next Generation Committee
Joined 2016

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

Board Members

Andrew Armata
ENTREPRENEUR & BUSINESS STRATEGIST
Facilities Committee, Joined 2016

Anyone who has two shirts should share with the one who has none, and anyone who has food should do the same.
- Luke 3:11

Todd Johnson
INSURANCE EXECUTIVE/ATTORNEY, TEWKSBURY
Development Committee, Joined 2021

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

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.

Paul MacDonald
INSURANCE & RISK MANAGEMENT FOR 35 YEARS. PARTNER, MTM INSURANCE ASSOCIATES, LLC, NORTH ANDOVER
Past Board President, Joined 1991

I was drawn to the Lazarus House back in the early 1990s after having moved back to the area and witnessing the assistance Lazarus House provided for the poorest of poor, along with the passion that the Staff, Volunteers and Board Members administered to our Guests.

Attorney Andrew Botti
ATTORNEY, MCLANE MIDDLETON, WOBURN
 Joined 2015

Lazarus House does God’s work.

Rabbi Howard Mandell
RABBI, CONGREGATION BETH ISRAEL, ANDOVER
Joined 2019

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

Tom Burkardt
CONSULTANT
Finance & Strategic Planning, 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.

Olivia Rosa
RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT & MARKETING
Next Generation Committee, 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

Doug Cook
FINANCIAL ADVISOR, MORGAN STANLEY, MIDDLETON
Chair of Development Committee, Finance 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!

O. Emelissa Sacchetti
CLINICAL PHARMACIST, PHARMD, LAWRENCE GENERAL HOSPITAL, LAWRENCE, MA
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.

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.

Arthur Durkin
REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL/AGENT/CONSULTANT, KELLER WILLIAMS, ANDOVER
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

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.

Jesús 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.

Robin Gorski-Routhier
CPA & TAX DIRECTOR, HELFRICH BROS. BOILER WORKS, INC. LAWRENCE
Immediate Past President of the Board; Finance, Governance, Facilities, 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.

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!