Board Members

Robert C. Betters, 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.

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.

Shawn Costa, Vice President

Shawn Costa is a full time Realtor serving Plymouth and the surrounding communities in RE/MAX Spectrum's Plymouth office. 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.

Paul Vickery

Paul retired from Rockland Trust in 2016 where he was a Senior Vice President – Regional Lending Manager overseeing commercial lending teams based in Plymouth, Raynham, and Brockton. Paul was with Rockland Trust for almost 38 years since entering their management training program in 1979. Paul received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Nasson College in Sanford, Maine in 1979, and in 1987 he graduated “With Distinction” from the National Commercial Lending Graduate School at the University of Oklahoma.

Paul and his wife Laura have lived in Plymouth for over 30 years where they raised their four now adult children. Paul was very actively involved in various youth sports programs in Plymouth during his children’s younger years. Paul also currently serves as a Director of both the Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce and the Plymouth County Development Council.

 

Barrie Young

Barrie was born in Plymouth, but moved to Brockton, graduating from Brockton H.S. and Bentley University. After graduating from college, Barrie worked at Shaw’s and used a cantometer and was in computer programming when it was in its infancy (his computer had 4K of memory). He retired has retired a number of years ago, but has remained active in the community community served as a Director at Pilgrim Hall and is an active Rotarian as well. 

Nancy Ceccerelli, Secretary

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. Paul is an extremely successful businessman who expanded a business begun by his grandfather in 1925. After three generations of operating in North Plymouth, Paul sold his business , in Dec. 2013, to a prospective buyer, who embraced Paul's business ethic, and had a multi-generation background in the drycleaning business. Nancy and Paul have appreciated everything Plymouth haas given them , and are so privileged to be able to give back.

 

Daniel Gorczyca

Daniel Gorczyca is a senior project manager in Real Estate Development 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.

As senior project manager, 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 a year old.

Nancy Franks