The Board of Trustees is comprised of nine, elected individuals, who bring a variety of experiences and skills to their work in benefit of our school. The following are brief biographies and contact information for each board member.

Typically, the Board of Trustees meets on the second Thursday of the month at 7:00PM unless otherwise noted. Meeting agendas are posted in advance of the meetings and are on our Board of Trustees page.


The BFCCPS Board of Trustees:

Jason Fine, President →

Jason and his wife Jennifer have lived in Franklin since 2011 and joined the BFCCPS community in 2012 when their son Brody entered kindergarten. In addition to Brody, they are looking forward to their younger son Wyatt joining the BFCCPS family in the Fall of 2016. After receiving a BS degree in American Labor History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Masters degree in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, Jason spent the first part of his career in the accounting & finance field before transitioning into human resources in 2000. Jason is currently an Assistant Director with Ernst & Young where he recruits management consultants for their M&A practice.Jason can be reached via e-mail at jfine@bfccps.org.

Edward Basile, Vice-President →

Ted and his wife Joanne have lived in Franklin since 2001. Their two sons, Jack and Sam, have been part of the BFCCPS community since 2007. In addition to serving on the Board of Trustees, Ted is actively involved in the Franklin Youth Soccer Association, coaching at the Travel, Academy, and Instructional levels.For the past 15-years, Ted’s professional focus has been within the IT industry at EMC Corporation. Ted’s area of expertise is strategic alliances, go2market planning, messaging/communications and marketing.

Ted graduated from Bentley University with a B.S. in Marketing and Communications.

In his spare time, Ted enjoys planning family adventures, exposing Jack and Sam to the diversities of foreign places and cultures.

Edward can be reached via e-mail at ebasile@bfccps.org.

Tom Pacheco, Treasurer →

Tom and his wife Tracey have lived in Franklin since 2006. They have two sons Will and Sam, and a daughter Sophie (3rd grade at BFCCPS). Tom joined the BFCCPS Finance Committee in 2014 and became a member of the Board of Trustees in 2015. Tom is currently the Chief Accounting Officer at EMC, where he has worked for the past 10 years. Prior to joining EMC, Tom held a variety of senior finance and business development roles in both large and small technology companies including Raytheon, Intel and Shiva. Additionally, Tom spent 5 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC (formerly Coopers & Lybrand), primarily in the firm’s Assurance practice with a strong focus on audits of technology companies, initial public offerings and mergers and acquisitions. Tom is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a BS in Accounting from Providence College and a MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler School of Business.

Tom can be reached via e-mail at tpacheco@bfccps.org.

Crossan Barnes, Trustee →

Crossan (Cross) and his wife Emily have lived in Franklin since 2004. They have two children, Ethan and Shannon. Ethan started at BFCCPS as a kindergartener in 2013 and Shannon has followed in 2015. Cross joined the BFCCPS Finance Committee in 2013 and expanded his involvement in the BFCCPS community by joining the Board of Trustees in 2014. He currently works for Forrester Research in Cambridge as an Account Manager. Cross received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Trinity College.Cross can be reached via e-mail at cbarnes@bfccps.org

Renée Blaine, Trustee →

Renee and her family have been part of the BFCCPS community since the fall of 2015. Renee lives in Franklin along with her husband Louie and their son Finn. Renee volunteered on the BFCCPS HR Committee during 2015-2016 academic year and became a member of the Board of Trustees in July 2016.
Renee is the owner of E Squared HR Solutions. As an HR Consultant, Renee works with small and mid-sized businesses across a variety of industries to design and implement comprehensive compensation, benefits and HR solutions.Renee has 18 years of experience as a human resources professional with progressive experience in corporate environments for public companies, most often technology companies. Her experience includes compensation and human resources roles at PTC, Genuity, Cambridge Technology Partners and USTrust Bank where she gained extensive experience with both domestic and international organizations.

Renee received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Suffolk University.

Renée can be reached via e-mail at rblaine@bfccps.org

Ian MacDonald, Trustee →

Ian and his wife Caitlin have lived in Franklin since 2010. They have three daughters, Riley, Lilly and Violet. Riley and Lilly are both students at BFCCPS.Originally from New Hampshire, Ian has worked in marketing within the banking industry for the past 18 years. He is currently an account director at EMI Strategic Marketing, a marketing consulting firm in Boston that specializes in the financial services sector. Ian holds a BS in business administration from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, and an MBA from the University of New Hampshire.He enjoys family music time (playing, singing, listening), cheering for the New England Patriots and going to the beach.

Ian can be reached by email at imacdonald@bfccps.org.

Ursula McCarthy, Trustee →

Ursula and her husband Adam moved to Franklin in 2002 into an old fixer upper downtown. Together with friends and family they gutted and redid portions of the home and enjoy being able to walk with their son, Oliver and dog Wesley, to the library and participate in the various events the town offers. Ursula worked her way through college and earned a paralegal degree and has been in the legal field for over 20 years. She began her career at EMC in 2004 in the legal department and is currently the senior compliance paralegal.Their son, Oliver, started kindergarten at BFCCPS in 2013 and he, along with his parents, have made great friends in the BFCCPS community. Whenever possible, Ursula volunteers at the school, including joining the Governance Committee in early 2015.Ursula can be reached by email at umccarthy@bfccps.org.

Joseph Mullen, Trustee →

Joe and his wife Nancy have recently returned to Massachusetts after 10 years out of state, pursuing various career opportunities. Currently living in Franklin they feel strongly about giving back to the community. Joe’s niece Isabella is a 2012 graduate of BFCCPS and nephew Oliver is a seventh grader.Joe is managing partner of Li Moran International; a New York based Management Consulting Co. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors for Steel Partners Holding Co., a NYSE corporation and is chairman of the Compensation committee as well as serving on the Audit committee. As senior executive of Li Moran, Joe has overseen the management, development, marketing and rightsizing of multiple companies. Including Leeward Crafts, Office Depot of Warsaw Poland, Roses Department Stores, United Bank of Pakistan, Retail Exchange.com, and Teachnology. His previous career was at Hills Deptartment Stores, in Canton (for 2 decades) serving as Vice President of Hardlines Merchandising. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from York College in Pennsylvania.Since 2008 Joe has actively pursued volunteerism and is or has been affiliated with United Way; Framingham Food Pantry, Friends of Franklin Library Board member, Franklin Senior Center, Franklin Meals on Wheels, American Cancer Society, United Way of Portsmouth, NH and RSVP of Berkshire County MA.

Joseph can be reached via e-mail at jmullen@bfccps.org.

Beth O’Toole, Trustee →

Beth and her husband Tim have lived in Franklin since 2004. They have been a part of the BFCCPS community since 2012 when their oldest son, Patrick, entered Kindergarten. Patrick has two younger brothers, Colin and Liam, who are excited join him at BFCCPS in 2015 and 2017, respectively. Beth earned her undergraduate degree in Accounting from UMass Amherst and a Master’s Degree in Taxation from Bentley University. She started her career in the Financial Services practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers and is currently a Tax Manager at Talbots’ corporate headquarters in Hingham, MA. In her spare time Beth enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, and running obstacle course races (mud runs!) with her husband.Beth can be reached via e-mail at botoole@bfccps.org.

Anne Marie Palmer, Trustee →

Anne Marie is the Faculty Representative on the Board of Trustees. Anne Marie joined the BFCCPS faculty as a 3rd grade teacher in August of 2011, and became the Faculty Representative on the Board of Trustees in February of 2016. She has many years of teaching experience in grades K-5, and is very happy now teaching at BFCCPS.

Residing in Mansfield, she has two college-attending daughters, as well as two dogs to keep her busy. In her free time she enjoys running, hiking, reading, and relaxing at the beach.

Anne Marie can be reached by email at apalmer@bfccps.org.