IPC Staff ^
Rev. John McCarthy
Staff, Board of Directors
Fr. John hails from Co. Limerick and was appointed Chaplain in October 2005. He was ordained in his home parish of Dromcollogher in 1995 and worked in Limerick City for nine years prior to joining the Irish Pastoral Centre. In Limerick Fr. John was actively involved in setting up two youth clubs in his parish, as well as being involved with the senior citizen program. Fr. John has completed a master’s program at Boston College.
Immigration and Citizenship Advisor
From Co. Kerry, Kieran graduated from Holy Cross College and also holds degrees from Newbury College and the University of Massachusetts. He has worked on immigration issues since 1996 and in 2000 became the first Irish person to represent immigrants before the US Citizenship and Immigration Service.
Deputy Director of Operations
Kathleen has been living in the Boston area for the last 22 years and is originally from Ballinspittle/Kinsale Co. Cork. Kathleen’s role brings on many different responsibilities, from fielding all calls that come into the organization. Calls vary quite a bit, from those looking for employment, those offering employment, legal clinic or legal inquiry calls, apartment & housing needs, inquirying about pre-marriage courses, bereavement support calls, social calls from the Seniors but to name a few. Kathleen has worked in the administrative fields over the past number of years and brings her experience from Real Estate, Construction and Legal firms – always welcoming to a challenge.
Megan became the Executive Director of the Irish Pastoral Center in April 2014. She is a graduate of Boston College and Boston College Law School. She joins us after reporting to the Irish Government and the American Ireland Fund as the Director of Intern Placements for the J-1 Irish Work and Travel Visa Program at the Irish International Immigrant Center. During the two decades prior to this, Megan founded and managed a full-service law and nonprofit consulting firm, taught law at Boston College and at New England School of Law, served as Assistant District Attorney in Middlesex and Norfolk Counties, and clerked for several Massachusetts judges. Megan, who has traveled extensively in Ireland and who has family in Athlone, looks forward to providing strong nonprofit leadership as well as effective fundraising for the long-term success of the IPC. She is fully aligned with the mission and values of the IPC and is enjoying the many common connections between her personal, spiritual, and professional life.