Fr. Peter G. Gori, O.S.A – Pastor, St. Augustine Parish
Fr. Peter G. Gori, O.S.A. - An Augustinian Friar since 1973, ordained 1979, pastor of St. Augustine Parish since 2009. Fr. Peter also serves on the Boards of Holy Family Hospital in Methuen and Lazarus House Ministries in Lawrence and Villanova University in Pennsylvania. He holds a doctorate in Church Law and serves on the Metropolitan Tribunal and the Presbyteral Council of the Archdiocese of Boston.
He is a graduate of Austin Prep, Villanova University (B.S.), The Washington Theological Union (M.A.), Pontifical University of St. Thomas, (J.C.D.) Including elementary school, that's about 25 years of Catholic education!
Mr. Mark Daley – Principal, St. Augustine School
Mr. Mark Daley is the current principal of St. Augustine School. He began his first year in the summer of 2020.
Mrs. Erin Doherty – Assistant Principal, St. Augustine School
Mrs. Doherty is the current assistant principal of St. Augustine School. This is her first year in this new role after five years teaching middle school Language Arts at St. Augustine School.
Mr. Jason Ek - Chair
Jason and his wife Maggie are St. Augustine's parishioners as well as parents to two alums (now attending Central Catholic) and an 8th grader at St. Augustine School. He graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy and received his master’s degree in Business Ethics from the New England College of Business in Boston.
He is currently the Director of Business Operations at Bishop Fenwick High School in Peabody. Jason and his family reside in Tewksbury.
Ms. Christine Burke
Christine Routhier Burke is a Certified Financial Planner™ & Certified Family Business Specialist. A Senior Partner with Commonwealth Financial Group since 1992 her practice is in Dundee Park. She has been in the investment/insurance industry for over 43 years and works primarily with business owners and professionals, helping them develop and implement wealth and risk management strategies to achieve their financial goals.
Christine is a native of Lawrence, MA and has lived with her husband Tom in Andover and attended St Augustine Parish for the past 35 years. (Tom is an alum as well as his 6 siblings of SAS who also had Sr Kathleen as a teacher!) They have 2 nephews and a niece who are recent grads of SAS. In addition they are Auntie Chris and Uncle Tommy to an additional 30 nieces and nephews. In addition to being on the SAS Advisory Board, Christine is on the St Augustine Pastoral Council, a Certified Spiritual Companion, a member of the Friends of Northern Essex Community College and an Alumna of Up With People.
Mr. David DeFillippo
David DeFillippo is currently the Director of Foundation Giving at Central Catholic High School. Previously, he served as the Principal of Central Catholic for eleven years after working as the Director of College Guidance for nineteen years. Previous to his role in college guidance, he taught Mathematics, English and AP US History at Central Catholic. He earned a BA in Economics from Merrimack College and an MA in Economics from Northeastern University. He has two granddaughters, one is a graduate of St. Augustine School and one is a current middle school student at St. Augustine School. David and his wife, Kathleen, live in Lawrence. Their three children and four grandchildren benefit from the gifts of a Catholic school education.
Dr. Debra Filocoma Falvey
Dr. Debra Falvey grew up in Brooklyn, NY. She moved to the Boston area after dental school to pursue specialty training in pediatric dentistry at Children’s Hospital and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. She has been in private practice since 1990 and became a partner at Portsmouth Pediatric Dentistry in Portsmouth, NH, in 1996. Deb and her husband, Chris, have a daughter and a son who attended St. Augustine School from grades K through 8, and continued with their Catholic secondary education at Portsmouth Abbey School in Rhode Island. Both Deb and Chris are committed to supporting and advancing Catholic education. Deb has been on the St. Augustine Advisory Board since 2008, where she served as chair for four years, and is presently an emeritus member. She also sits on the St. Augustine School Finance Committee, and has been a member of the St. Augustine Parish Council. Deb and Chris chaired the fundraising committee for the parish school gymnasium and have been the parish Catholic Appeal coordinators at St. Augustine Parish for the Archdiocese of Boston. Deb and Chris moved from Andover, and currently live in Plaistow NH, but remain active members of St. Augustine Parish.
Mr. Jamie Fennessy
Jamie and his wife Liz live in North Andover with their 3 daughters–all of whom graduated from St. Augustine School. Jamie is a former Chairperson of the School Board, was the Director of the St. Augustine School Golf Tournament, and coached the girls' basketball team while a parent at the school.
Jamie attended Boston College High School in Dorchester and received his MBA from Boston College.
Mr. David Giangrande
David Giangrande is a North Reading native who has lived with his wife, Karen, in Andover and attended St. Augustine Parish for 36 years. Their four grown children, Kristina, Liza, Peter and Jason, all attended St. Augustine’s school.
David is a registered professional Engineer and holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil engineering and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering with a transportation focus, both from Northeastern University. For the last 25 years David has been President and CEO of Design Consultants Inc,. a multi-disciplined engineering firm.
As a professional, David has supported both the parish and the school on both building committees. David is currently serving the Andover community by sitting on the Andover Town Building Committee. David serves on numerous Greater Merrimack Valley Advisory Boards, including The Lazarus House and the Lawrence Boys and Girls Club as well as holding leadership roles in many New England based Professional Engineering Organizations.
Mr. Bradley MacDougall
Brad and his wife Kristen are St. Augustine’s parishioners as well as the parents of two students at St. Augustine School. Brad currently works as the Director of Consulting Services for CGI, a global management and IT services company.
Brad also serves on the Board of Incompass Human Services in Chelmsford, focused on enhancing the lives of persons with a developmental disability. Brad attended Central Catholic High School in Lawrence, received his BA from Assumption College, and obtained his MBA from Suffolk University. He and his family live in Andover.
Dr. Anthony Straceski
Anthony Straceski, a parent of 2 former St. Augustine's students, is a long time member of the School Board. Dr. Straceski is a cardiologist with New England Cardiology, with an office in Lawrence, MA. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College in 1981 with a B.A. in biochemical sciences, and received his M.D. in 1985 from Columbia University. In the past few years Tony has competed in triathlon, running, and other multi sport events.
He has been a library trustee of MHL in Andover since 2011. Tony and his wife Janine have been communicants at St. Augustine Church since 1993. They have 3 sons and reside in Andover.