FSC Board of Directors
The Board of Directors of the Falmouth Service Center have come together to support the mission of the Falmouth Service Center. Through their work on the Board and out in the greater Falmouth community, they support and promote our mission which is to ease stress, reduce hunger and improve the quality of life for our neighbors in need.
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Larry has retired as the Senior Vice President in the Non Profit & Healthcare Division of Citizens Bank, developing new banking relationships with non-profits throughout Northern New England. Larry has served on the Boards of several non-profits and he currently is a member of the Cape & Islands United Way Board. Larry is a member of the FSC Finance Committee.
Beverly Costa-Ciavola is the Director at Cape Cod Neighborhood Support Coalition, an organization that works to strengthen families and the resources that support them in order to help prevent child abuse and neglect. Prior to this Beverly worked in the field of domestic and sexual violence prevention for nearly 20 years. In her current position Beverly sits on a number of boards, councils and working groups to help area providers better understand how their clients can utilize and navigate social services on Cape Cod. She is an active volunteer for the Samaritans and is a suicide prevention/intervention trainer, as well as a child sexual abuse prevention trainer.
Betsy is a retired high school English teacher and a long time social services volunteer at agencies that include the Misericordia Home in Chicago, IL, Mission House and Habitat for Humanity in Jacksonville, FLA. She has volunteered at the Service Center since 2002 and is responsible for both the bi-weekly Budget Management Classes and the weekly Financial Assistance appointments with Service Center clients. Betsy currently serves on the Developement Committee.
Rita is a former co-director of Falmouth Service Center and is currently a long-time volunteer here at the Service Center. From 1993 to 2002, she shared the directorship of FSC with Patti Haney and briefly with William Levi. Her professional experience includes working for the Executive Director of Sea Education Association and for the Assistant Principal of Falmouth High School. Community involvements include membership in the Women’s Healthcare Task Force, the Business and Professional Women’s Club, and Woods Hole Community Association.
Prior to moving to Falmouth in 2002, Maureen spent 20 years in the role of chief human resource officer in both state government and institutions of higher education, the most recent being Brandeis University. During that time she was also actively involved in a wide range of volunteer endeavors including local and state politics as well as social service outreach efforts. In her capacity as a weekly volunteer at the Service Center, she performs a variety of tasks including phone coverage and meeting with clients requesting financial assistance. As a member of the Board, she is the Chair of the Governance Committee.
Brian is a retired consumer packaged goods and retail senior executive. Prior to moving to Falmouth in 2015, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer for ConAgra Foods, and previously, was President and Chief Operating Officer for Macy's Midwest division. Brian has been a lifelong active volunteer and a board member for several non-profits. Currently, he is serving on the Development Committee of the Falmouth Service Center and the Falmouth Fund Grant Committee.
Catherine is an attorney who practices family law. She also has a Masters Degree in Public Administration. She has served on various boards of non profits as well as town government committees. As a member of the Board, Cathy is the Vice President of the Board and she serves as a member of the Governance Committee.
Don and his wife Carol retired in Falmouth about 15 years ago. Don was COO of BNSF Railway Co. when he retired after thirty years in the railroad business. During those thirty years, living in many locations from Chicago to CA, Don has always felt it was important to give back to the community and has over those years volunteered with United Way, Jr. Achievement, the John L West Alzheimer’s Center, Fort Worth, a number of churches among other organizations. Since settling in Falmouth, Don has been on the Board of Highfield Hall, Heritage Museums and Gardens (Chairman of Board 2003 to 2010) and volunteered at the Falmouth Service Center and Falmouth Hospital ER. He also has served on the Board of Vermont Academy since 1998.
Debbie has worked as a cardiac technician at Falmouth Hospital for 33 years. She and her husband have been involved as volunteers at the Falmouth Service Center for over 15 years. She and her husband John organized the Falmouth community wide Thanksgiving Dinner for ten years. Debbie serves on the Facilities Management Committee of the Falmouth Service Center board.
Jackie has lived and worked on the Upper Cape for over twenty years. Currently, she serves as a Vice President for Rockland Trust. She has been involved with a number of organizations here on the Cape, including the Cape Cod Community College Foundation, the Woods Hole Foundation and Heritage Museum. Jackie is on the Development Committee of the Board.
Jeffrey W. Oppenheim
Jeffrey has practiced law for over 32 years in Falmouth. His practice focuses on estate planning and administration, business and real estate law and assisting non-profit corporations. He has been a mediator for over 20 years. He has served or is serving on the Board of Directors of the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce, Inc., Falmouth Housing Trust, Inc., Marine Biological Laboratory Associates, Inc., Falmouth Community Television,Inc., Friends of Falmouth Bikeways, Inc., Falmouth Free Clinic, Inc. and the Falmouth Jewish Congregation, Inc. Jeffrey is the President of the Board.
Laura Lorusso Peterson
Laura Lorusso Peterson is a 4th generation member of the family that owns and operates Cape Cod Aggregates Corp (CCA), a sand and gravel business. She started out "wanting to work with her dad" and over time carved out a place for herself now serving as CEO. In this role, Laura is committed to maintaining a corporate culture where everyone, employees and customers alike, are treated with respect and where their commitment to CCA is valued. Laura serves as a member of Falmouth Town Meeting, the Falmouth School Committee, and of the Board of the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce. She is also a Corporator at Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank where she serves on the CC5's Charitable Foundation Trusts, Human Needs and Economic Development Donation Advisory Committee.
Richard Sperduto lives in Mashpee but spends his working hours working in Falmouth where he serves as facility manager at Falmouth Academy, a position he has held since 1989. In this capacity he is responsible for buildings, grounds, vehicles, maintenance of athletic fields, repairs and improvements. In addition, he teaches classes at the Academy in farm and garden arts and woodworking. He has served as a member of the 300 Committee Land Management board, the town of Falmouth’s Land Management committee and the Town of Falmouth Waste Management advisory committee. In 2008 he was recognized as an Environment Champion award from the Association to Preserve Cape Cod. Richard is the Chair of the Facilities Management Committee on the Board.
Crickett currently works at Sea Education Association in Woods Hole, MA as Development Associate. Prior to SEA, she worked in development for Penikese Island School, happily raised three sons, served on the Boards of the Woods Hole Child Center, Woods Hole Kindergarten, the Children’s School of Science, and the Woods Hole School Committee as well as volunteering with Falmouth Public Schools and serving as a community member of the Women’s Healthcare Task Force. In 2009, Crickett attended the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and is a Certified Health Coach, educating clients about the relationship between food and health. Crickett has the unusual perspective of being involved with the Falmouth Service Center as a long-time supporter, volunteer, and for a brief stressful time in her life, an immensely grateful client.
The Rev. Deborah M. Warner
Deborah currently serves as the Rector of the Church of the Messiah in Woods Hole, MA. Having a long commitment to community social service programs and outreach to the community, The Rev. Warner will be focusing her work with the Service Center by reaching out to the religious communities in Falmouth to identify ways they can further the work of the Falmouth Service Center and use their services in reaching out to neighbors in need. She is serving on the Development Committee of the Service Center.
FSC Staff & Board members along with the Director of Distribution Services from the Greater Boston Food Bank sporting orange for Hunger Action Month.