Leslie Piper – Vice President
Leslie Piper is the Director of Music at St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church in Marion, MA, and
the Founder and Artistic Director of the SouthCoast Children's Chorus. She received her
BA in Religion from Hamilton College (NY), and her MA in Historical Musicology from
Smith College (MA). She has taught music at all levels, from preschool through college,
and was Director of Vocal Music in the Bloomfield Hills School District (Michigan) for ten
years. She and her husband Geoffrey are the proud parents of Benjamin, Nathaniel and Katie, all of whom have spent time working with aid organizations both in the U.S. and abroad, and share her passion for service. She has served on the Board of the Marion Art Center, and is currently a member of the Rochester Cultural Council.
Brigette Benoit – Secretary
Brigette works in the building and construction field and has a Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from New England Institute of Technology. She, along with her husband and their three children, have always tried to provide service to those in need. As a family they have worked to raise money, volunteer, and always offer a hand to others. “BBAHFH was the perfect place for me to set roots and help others because it incorporates three of the priorities in my own life: home, family, and service.”
Patricia A. McArdle – Land Aquisition
Patricia is an attorney who owns and operates the law office of Patricia A. McArdle & Associates, PC in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts. She obtained her license to practice law in Massachusetts and Rhode Island in 2003. Her practice consists mostly of real estate acquisitions and development. She served on the Marion Planning Board for 6 years, and as the Marion Town Moderator for one year, before moving to Mattapoisett. In December 2017, she was appointed by Governor Charlie Baker to the Board of Directors for Mass Housing Finance Agency.
Joe Damasio – ReStore
Joe serves as the Vice President of Finance and CFO for Pressure BioSciences, Inc. Joe has over 20 years of finance and accounting experience. Joe mentors starting entrepreneurs for the EforAll program, held in the SouthCoast. He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting, with honors, from the University of Massachusetts. He holds an MBA and MSF from Boston College, and is a Certified Public Accountant in Massachusetts. Joe also served in the US Navy and Naval Reserves.