A Director and a Board of Directors carry out the Administration of the school. The Board meets on a monthly basis, with emergency meetings scheduled as necessary. Decisions concerning strategic planning, school policy, financial reviews and fundraising projects require a majority vote of the Board of Directors. The day to day functioning of the school is the province of the Director. Please send Board related inquiries to: mchboardcontact@gmail.com.



Mary Therese Martinez

Mary Therese Martinez is an educator who teaches music, pastoral liturgy, and English as a Foreign Language. Two of her three daughter graduated from MCH. She was also the interim music teacher at MCH for one year. She holds a B.A.from Barat College, and an M.A. in English from the University of Chicago. Mary Therese has worked as a fund raiser, event planner, treasurer and public relations writer for a number of institutions of higher education, arts organizations and schools.

Lee Kossin

Lee Kossin is Secretary on the MCH Board. Two of her three daughters graduated from MCH. She has a B.A. from SUNY Albany, an M.A. in anthropology from Brown University and an M.A. in Counseling and Educational Psychology from Rhode Island College. She has been a member of the PTA at Nathanael Greene Middle School and of the Board of The Women of Brown, as well as a volunteer in the public schools and adult literacy programs. Lee is an artist in ceramics and portraiture.

Lance Pryor

Lance Pryor is a retired management consultant. His two daughters graduated from MCH. During his professional career, Lance consulted with many of the world’s leading companies on business strategy, sales and marketing, and business process (“best practices”) improvement. His clients included 30 of the Fortune 100 companies. He has also conducted numerous corporate education and training programs, both for individual client companies and in public forums. Lance holds a law degree from Stanford Law School and a B.A. in economics from Harvard College.

Alice O'Neill
Board Member

Alice O’Neill is an Adjunct Lecturer at the Rhode Island School of Design. Alice received an M.F.A from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an M.A. from the University of Brighton, in the United Kingdom, and a B.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design. She also runs her own Pilates studio on the East side of Providence and leads international wellness retreats. As daughter of MCH founder Mary Jane O’Neill, Alice is committed to MCH’s bright future.

Philip Leis
Board Member

Philip Leis had two of his three daughters graduated from MCH. He is professor emeritus at Brown University where he helped found, develop, and chair the department of anthropology. With foundation grants, he conducted research in several countries in Africa on topics that pertained to education and cultural change. Phil holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from Northwestern University. He has also been a volunteer in the AARP free tax preparation program for the elderly.