President

Erin (Ottomaniello Egan) Paul was born and raised in Holyoke, where she attended both Mater Dolorosa and Holyoke Catholic Schools.  She is married to Roger Paul and they have one son, 19 year old Matthew who was diagnosed with autism when he was 2 ½ years old.  

Erin first became involved with JERICHO when Matthew was very little

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Treasurer

Bob Suprenant has been practicing as a certified public accountant for 30 years, is the father of two beautiful college aged daughters and runs a fall youth soccer program in Northampton. Bob also assists as an altar server during Holy Week and is a member of the board of directors because he strongly believes in the mission of Jericho, as all children of God should hear the word and receive the sacraments.

Dan Lawry joined the Jericho Board in 2002. Over the years he has served as a past President, and is the current chair of the Development Committee.  He is the President of Lawry Freight System, Inc. in Westfield, a family owned transportation and warehousing company established in 1978.  A graduate of Suffield Academy and Fordham University, Dan resides in Westfield with his wife Theresa and their four children.  In addition to his volunteering at Jericho, Dan has been a Westfield Youth Lacrosse head coach since 2010. 

Ray Hershel is the dean of Western Massachusetts television journalists.Ray Hershel is the dean of Western Massachusetts television journalists.

After graduating from Emerson College Ray began his career at WHYN radio in Springfield. He then transitioned to TV news where he has served as an anchor/reporter at WGGB TV 40, now Western Mass News for the past 49 years.

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Christine Lefebvre joined the Jericho Board in 2012.  She was born, raised, educated and currently resides in Holyoke. Christine has been in the accounting/finance field for over 25 years – the last 9 years at MassMutual.  She has one daughter, Jennifer who is 18. Prior to joining the Board she attended weekly Mass at Jericho and knew what a great place it was and wanted to get involved.

Tina was born and raised in Holyoke, attending Blessed Sacrament and Holyoke Catholic High School, during those years, she volunteered at Jericho and TEC and attended mass in the Alleluia House with a family who had a boy with special needs. She is a pediatric physical therapist who has been practicing in MA for over 25 years in early intervention, schools, hospital and rehabilitation settings and she has managed and consulted with other clinicians in school districts nationwide.

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Joe O’Hare joined the Board of Directors in May 2020. He was born, raised, educated, and currently resides in Holyoke. After college graduation, Joe worked for 30 years as an Operational Manager for Tyco Healthcare and Health New England. Eight years ago he changed his profession to fulltime teacher working with special needs students in Holyoke.

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