The Board of Trustees is comprised of 13 elected officials and a representative from the BFCCPS Faculty and Staff, 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.

During the June Meeting of the Board of Trustees elections were held for the 2021-2022 school year. Thank you to Beth O’Toole for her six years of service and Charlie Kennedy for his three years of service. Also, congratulations to Lawrence Shum on his re-election to the BOT for another three year term. We are excited to welcome to four new board members (denoted with a *) who join us this year on the Board.
Meetings for the school year will be set during the July meeting. Congratulations to next year’s trustees as follows:
President – Eric Scansen
VP – April Grudier
Treasurer – Neerav Jain
Clerk – Nicole Harter
Faculty Rep – Anne Marie Palmer
Charlene Gay
Deirdre Munley 
John Murphy 
Lawrence Shum
Sean Cunniffe *
Jacque Cutillo *
Kerry Fanning *
Jen Welch *

The BFCCPS Board of Trustees:

Eric Scansen, President 

Eric and his wife Gianna have lived in Medway since 2011. They have a son, Lucca, entering 3rd grade, and a daughter, Clara, entering kindergarten, in Fall 2018 at BFCCPS. Eric volunteered on the BFCCPS Governance and Facilities Committees during the 2015-2017 school years and became a member of the Board in July 2017. After graduating from Western Washington University with a BS in Chemistry, Eric supervised radioactive waste clean-up efforts at Superfund sites in Denver and St. Louis. He currently leverages 17 years of experience in program management for the US Department of Defense to oversee Navy Medical Research & Development Programs for Leidos, a defense contracting firm. Eric can be reached via e-mail at

April Grudier, Vice President

April and her husband Patrick have lived in Bellingham, MA since 2011.  Their son Benjamin will be entering 3rd grade in the Fall of 2020.  After graduating from Regis College in Weston, MA with a BA in English and Secondary Education, April held marketing leadership positions at BJ’s Wholesale Club, Staples, Inc, andrecently served as Vice President of Brand Marketing at TSYS.  Currently April is Vice President of Marketing & Global Partnership Strategy for BlueSnap, a payment technology company in Waltham, MA.  Prior to joining the Board of Trustees, April was a long-time volunteer for the Read-to-A-Child program. April can be reached by email at

Neerav Jain, Treasurer 

Neerav and his wife Sandhya have lived in Franklin since 2010. They have two children, Anushkaa and Aayush. Anushkaa started as a kindergartner at BFCCPS in 2013 and Aayush will be following her in the Fall of 2017. Neerav is currently a Consultant, Product Analysis at Liberty Mutual Insurance, where he has worked for the past 14 years. Neerav received his Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting from Delhi University, and migrated to the US to pursue an MBA in Finance from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Neerav can be reached via e-mail at

Nicole Harter, LCSW, Clerk

Nicole (she/her/hers) and her spouse Tim, have lived in Franklin since 2008 and have been part of the BFCCPS community since fall 2009. They have a son entering 5th grade and a daughter entering 3rd grade at BFCCPS, and their oldest son is a 2017 BFCCPS alumnus. Nicole became a board member in summer 2020. Nicole is an alumnae of Bentley University with BS in Information Design and Corporate Communications and MS in Human Factors of Information Design, and Bridgewater State University with a Masters in Social Work. Nicole is a Licensed Certified Social Worker and currently provides mental health services at Framingham State University’s Counseling Center to university students. Nicole has a background in research, social justice, and community coalition work. Nicole enjoys reading, hiking, and baking. Nicole can be reached at

Anne Marie Palmer, Faculty Representative 

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

Sean Cunniffe  – Trustee 
New member, bio to be provided
Jacque Cutillo  – Trustee
New member, bio to be provided
Kerry Fanning  – Trustee
New member, bio to be provided

Charlene Gay – Trustee

Charlene and her husband Bob Collins live in Wrentham MA and joined the BFCCPS community in 2016 when their son Logan enrolled in kindergarten. She holds a BA in English and Psychology from Merrimack College, but her career path led her to the Department of Population Medicine (HMS) at the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute where she spent 10+ years in project management of pediatric health services and epidemiologic research projects, as well as decision analytic programming. Charlene is currently the Business Operations Administrator in the Division of Emergency Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital, responsible for financial management and administrative policy/procedural development. Charlene can be reached via email at

Deirdre Munley, Trustee

Deirdre and her husband Steve live in Upton.  They have two children, the older entered BFCCPS as a kindergartner in 2019 and the younger will be starting in the fall of 2021.  Deirdre has previously served as a volunteer on the Boards of the Medway Community Farm and Growing Places Garden Project, and has led committees including strategic planning, fundraising, governance, and finance.  Professionally Deirdre works in non-profit management, currently as Chief Operating Officer at Gateways: Access to Jewish Education, which seeks to ensure that Jewish children with diverse learning needs are able to succeed in Jewish educational settings and participate meaningfully in Jewish life.  Deirdre holds a Masters of Public Administration with a concentration in Non-Profit Management, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology with a concentration in Race and Ethnic Relations, both from Clark University.

John Murphy, P.E., RCDD – Trustee

John and his wife Andrea have lived in Wrentham since 2014.  They have one son who will be entering first grade at BFCCPS in the fall of 2020.  John is a registered professional engineer and Master Electrician and owns an electrical construction and engineering company. He also retired as a Major in the Massachusetts Air National Guard after almost 26 years at Otis Air National Guard Base holding positions of Aircraft Maintenance Officer and Communications Officer.  In addition, he is an approved National Electric Code instructor in five New England States.  He has taught electrical code and continuing education classes to hundreds of electricians with an emphasis on safe work practices.  

John holds an AS in Avionic System Technology from Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell Air Force Base,  AS in  Electrical Engineering Technology from Franklin Institute of Boston and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology.  He is involved in the community by volunteering with Special Olympics, the Pan Mass Challenge, and an advisor with Tri-County and South Shore Vocational High Schools.  He is also a Den Leader for Wrentham Cub Scouts Pack 131.  


Lawrence Shum,  Trustee

Lawrence and his wife, Cindy, have lived in Franklin  since 2007.  They have a daughter, Zoe, who will be entering 1st grade at the BFCCPS in the fall of 2017 and a son, Zachary, who will be starting in the fall of 2019.  Lawrence volunteered in the BFCCPS Governance committee before becoming a Board of Trustee in 2018.

Lawrence graduated with a BA in chemistry from Boston University and received his MBA from Boston College.  He’s currently working as a senior chemist at Liberty Mutual Insurance at Hopkinton, MA.

Jen Welch  – Trustee 

New Member, bio to be provided