Kay O’Rourke, President & Executive Director
Caroline Hovey, Chair
Kim McGovern, Vice Chair
C. Davis Pearce, Treasurer
Polly Knowles, Clerk
Peter P. Canny, Jr.
Patricia (Trish) Castraberti
A. Lawrence Crimmins, III
Lucy (Jackie) Littlefield
Ellen R. Shain
Mary Jane Steward
Matthew F. Whitlock
Nancy Schwoyer, Pres. Emerita
Rosemary Haughton, Emerita
Mary Jane Veronese, Emerita
Executive Director: Kay O’Rourke
MBA, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
MA Adult Education, Regis College, Denver CO
BS, Delaware Valley College of Science and Agriculture, Doylestown, PA
In Kay’s own words, “Wellspring’s work expresses an understanding that people need a safe place to call home, education that liberates minds, and jobs that pay a living wage to break out of poverty.” Kay O’Rourke was named President and Executive Director of Wellspring House in 2007. She first came to Wellspring in 1982, and over the years has served in various roles including volunteer and staff positions. At Wellspring Kay developed an appreciation for how people and communities shape and change each other. With this understanding Wellspring continues to pioneer innovative work that enables individuals and communities to create new stories, to make real what is possible and grow.
Under her leadership, Wellspring has deepened its commitment to transformative adult education and job training programs in an effort to serve the pressing needs of the community during these troubled economic times. Wellspring has also expanded its basic needs work that includes a robust homeless prevention program, and stabilization work with families who have left shelter. As a community, Wellspring looks forward to continuing to providing excellent services, growing our education programs, and creating the change that encourages the full expression of the human spirit.
Caroline Hovey, Board Chair
Caroline Hovey lives in Gloucester, Massachusetts. She is married to Tom Hovey and has two daughters and one granddaughter. She retired from the investment management business in 2009, having spent the last 16 years at Jennison Associates, a New York-based institutional money management firm. At Jennnison, Caroline was Vice President and Head of Fixed Income Marketing and Sales. She has served on several boards including the North Shore Nursery School and Brookwood School, The Madeira School and St. Lawrence University, the college from which her two daughters were graduated.
Prior to serving as the Chair of the Wellspring House board, Caroline had been a board member for 5 years.
Wellspring House, Inc. | 302 Essex Ave. | Gloucester, MA 01930-2351 | Tel. (978) 281-3558 | Fax (978) 281-6092