Our Board Of Advisors

Mary Pat Tranter, PhD
President, Coyle and Cassidy High School
Taunton, Massachusetts

Mary Pat brings a wealth of executive level experience in both education and health care to our organization. After receiving her PhD in Medical Science from Harvard University, she made the decision to pursue her passion to educate young people. The President of Coyle and Cassidy High School, she is also a member of the Board of Directors at Morton Hospital and Medical Center and Good Samaritan Medical Center where she has served on the Ethics Committee for the last 10 years. Mary Pat’s knowledge and guidance has been invaluable in helping to shape our program. She has been instrumental in ensuring that we maintain the highest ethical values, and that our services are aligned with those values. Mary Pat is one of our first advocates.

Anne Marie Pavao, RN
Emergency Department, Southcoast Hospitals Group
Fall River Massachusetts

Anne Marie has had a dual career path that includes both nursing and education. Anne Marie brings the unique perspective of having both worked directly with young people as an educator, and as an emergency care nurse. In her capacity as an advisor, Anne Marie has been a principal in defining our advocate services and crafting the corresponding training programs. Anne Marie is one of our original advocates.

Shawna Murray
Director of Benefits And Compensation, Five Star Senior Living
Newton, Massachusetts

Shawna is a career human resource professional in the health care environment. She provides guidance and advice on all of our human resource issues. People are at the heart of our company. Being of service to others is what we do. Shawna has been instrumental in ensuring that we build our company around those values. That they are woven throughout our job descriptions, hiring, training, compensation, benefit and performance processes.   

Andrea Savisky, RN
Regional Vice President of Community Engagement, Arthritis Foundation
Newton, Massachusetts

Andrea has spent her career as a leader, organizer and motivator advocating for patients suffering from chronic diseases.  As our advisor, she brings her nursing background and her formidable program management skills to both collaborate on our training program and help shape our field operations.  Andrea is one of our original advocates.