Board Members

Daniel Gorczyca, Vice President

Daniel Gorczyca is a Vice President for the A.D. Makepeace Company, the world's largest cranberry grower and the largest private property owner in eastern Massachusetts. Mr. Gorczyca is currently responsible for the large mixed-use development project known as Redbrook, located in South Plymouth. He is responsible for managing and implementing the design, permitting, and construction of roadways, utilities, residential and commercial buildings. Dan also serves as a mentor to project staff, is a liaison to the marketing teams and builders, and is an integral part of the implementation of special events and festivals. 

Previously, Dan was a senior project engineer at VHB in Watertown, MA. 

He is a lifelong resident of Plymouth. He is an elected Town Meeting member, serving in that capacity since 2017. Dan served on the Board of Directors of the Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce from 2016 to 2019. Dan holds a BS in civil engineering technology from Wentworth Institute of Technology and was educated in the Plymouth Public School system. He still resides in Plymouth with his wife and four children, three of whom are currently enrolled in the Plymouth Public Schools; his youngest son is just three years old. 

Catherine Lapsley, Treasurer

Catherine has a Bachelors of Science with a Concentration in Accounting from UMass Lowell and a Masters degree in Taxation from Northeastern University. She has over 16 years of experience guiding business owners and individuals through their accounting and tax reporting needs and helping them make good financial decisions. Prior to forming Condon & Lapsley LLC she ran her practice, M. Catherine Lapsley CPA, out of Quincy MA. Catherine is a member of the MA Society of Public Accountants and the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce.

Catherine resides in Plymouth with her husband Julio and their daughter Evelyn. 

Lauri Reid, Secretary

Shawn Costa, President

Shawn Costa is a Vice President and full time Realtor serving Plymouth and the surrounding communities in the Plymouth office of Compass. Prior to his real estate career Shawn had extensive non profit leadership experience. Locally Shawn served as the Executive Director and the Director of Development at the Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield. During his time at the Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield. Shawn led the club's Build the Future Capital Campaign, which culminated with the groundbreaking of a new Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield. Shawn previously held positions with The Sage School, Providence College and the Boys and Girls Club of Plymouth.

Shawn has a B.A. in Business Administration from The George Washington University and an M.B.A. from Providence College. He is a lifelong Plymouth resident who was educated in the Plymouth Public school system. His wife Rebecca is a kindergarten teacher in the district.  

Robert C. Betters, Immediate Past President

Robert C. Betters has been practicing conveyancing and land use law for more than thirty (30) years. He has extensive experience in title examination and conveyancing matters, and is title agent for a number of title insurance companies, including Fidelity National Title Insurance Company, Chicago Title Insurance Company and First American Title Insurance Company. Attorney Betters represents developers, businesses and residential and commercial lenders in conveyancing, permitting, siting and lending matters in the Plymouth, Massachusetts, area. The development projects he has been responsible for orchestrating include residential and commercial subdivisions, commercial buildings and planned shopping centers. Attorney Betters graduated cum laude from St. Anselm College in 1974, and earned his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School in 1977. He is also President and Director of the Plymouth Education Foundation, Inc., a member of the Nye Scholarship Committee and a Director of the Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce. 

Nancy Ceccerelli

Anne B. “Nancy” Ceccarelli is a retired early childhood educator who has greatly impacted the lives of many children during her successful career. Nancy began her professional life as the Director of Headstart at Columbia Point in Boston. From there she became a second grade classroom teacher at Kingston Elementary School, a Researcher at Temple University, Teacher at Berrybrook School, and finished her career as the Director of Magic Dragon Children's Center/Duxbury Public Schools. Nancy is a graduate of Mt. St. Joseph Academy in Hartford, CT and Wheelock College in Boston. 

Nancy's resides with her husband Paul in Plymouth. After three generations of operating The Cleanest in North Plymouth, Paul sold his business in Dec. 2013, and retired. Nancy and Paul have appreciated everything Plymouth haas given them , and are so privileged to be able to give back.

 

Nancy Franks

Kathleen Babini

Kathleen Babini taught middle school for 20 years and retired in 2017 after serving 17 years as the Social Studies Coordinator for the Plymouth Public Schools.  She holds a B.A. in Sociology/Secondary Education from Stonehill College, a Master of Science in Public Affairs from the McCormick Institute at UMASS/Boston, a C.A.G.S. in Reading from Bridgewater State University and received her Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Northeastern University in 2013. Kathleen facilitated the Kids Voting Program and was fortunate to be a recipient of a Plymouth Educational Foundation Grant to fund that program.  She was a member of the Plymouth 400th Board and developed lessons for the Class of 2020, which began when they were first graders and ended at graduation.  Kathleen was also the founder of the Plymouth Public Schools Staff Back to School Food Drive on Opening Day.  She was awarded the Lela Ray President’s Award for Outstanding Community Service in 2014 at the South Shore Community Action Council’s Local Heroes Award Night.

Kathleen is currently the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Council for the Social Studies and lives in Plymouth with her husband Michael. He is a life-long Plymouth resident and active in local government, in addition to, currently serving on the Board of Directors of BID-Plymouth.  Their granddaughter is an elementary student and the 4th generation Babini in the Plymouth Public Schools.

Susan Page

Colleen Somich

Colleen Somich is the Head of Training America for Ruth Miskin Literacy Inc. She trains and coaches schools around the world to teach every child to read and write with Read Write Inc.
 
Colleen began her career as a first-grade teacher in Saint Louis, MO. Teach For America recognized her teaching with a national finalist Sue Lehmann Award. She continued teaching and leading in Brooklyn, NY and London,
England.
 
From 2017-2021 Colleen was an Adjunct Professor at New York University Steinhardt Graduate School, teaching Facilitating School Literacy Reform.
 
Plymouth is Colleen’s hometown where she attended Plymouth Public Schools. She received her undergraduate degree from Wake Forest
University in North Carolina and Masters in Elementary Education from University of Missouri – Saint Louis.
 
In 2020, Colleen returned to Plymouth with her husband, Phil, and their dog, Lincoln.
Colleen is excited to support lifelong education in Plymouth.