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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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. 

Prior to joining the Board of Directors in 2005 Martie and her husband Robert and their 3 children had been active members within the Jericho Community.  When their youngest son was diagnosed with autism at the age of two they found great support and encouragement from Fr. Wagner, Sr. Joan Magnani and Jericho.

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Nicholle joined the Board of Directors in June 2017. She is a life long resident of Holyoke and attended Holyoke Public Schools. She resides in Holyoke with her husband Gregg and son, Owen (2), who was diagnosed with Autism in October 2016. In joining the board she hopes to gain support and acceptance for Owen.


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Steve joined the Board of Directors in the fall of 2016. He was born, raised and educated in Holyoke. Steve has worked in the plumbing trade for over 40 years – the last 23 at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. 

Steve is a father to four daughters. He resides in South Hadley with his wife Erin and youngest daughter Anna. 

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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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Sylvia joined Jericho in 2015. Sylvia was born and raised in Puerto Rico, and came from the University of Puerto Rico to Umass Amherst, graduating with a B.A. in Sociology in 1993.

Sylvia has worked as a Spanish Interpreter at the Springfield Hall of Justice for over 15 years.

She lives in Amherst and has a son named Samuel who was diagnosed within the Autism Spectrum at the age of 2.

Kelley is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) who is dedicated to supporting individuals of all abilities and their families achieve their full potential and live satisfying, successful lives. Kelley also has many years of experience working as a behavioral therapist, teacher, and special education advocate for children with Autism and other special needs. She has been a Jericho board member and an active volunteer

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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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