Frank Nash serves as a SANDS Board Member and Chairman and is a lifelong resident of Scituate, making his home in Minot with his wife, 3 sons and his dog, Buddy. Frank holds degrees in Electrical/Biomedical Engineering –Software and Control Systems. He is also a Massachusetts Licensed Professional Engineer and a Senior/Life member of the National Ski Patrol Systems where he served as the Patrol Director from 1981 –1990. Additionally, Frank is an American Heart Association CPR – BLS and Heart Saver Instructor and an AHA/Red Cross/NSP Outdoor Emergency Care First Aid Instructor. To top it off, he is a member of the 10th Mountain Association, the American Legion (Sons of the American Legion), the Scituate Capital Planning Board and the Scituate CERT team. Keeping Frank on your good side is key: he holds Black Belts in Several Karate Styles plus Okinawan Weapons since 1969. In his free time, he enjoys the Scituate Harbor Summer Car Show Series as a fellow Hot Rod and Custom Car owner/builder/fabricator.
Kathleen McCarthy serves as a SANDS Board Member and Vice Chairman. She is a lifelong Scituate Resident and along with her husband they share their home with their special pet Dooley. Kathleen has been a beloved Scituate Public School Teacher for 23 years, currently teaching Physical Education at SHS and Adapted Physical Education/ Health. Kathleen is the Cross Country/ Track Coach and has worked for Scituate Recreation for 15 years as the Little People Summer Program Director. Further she is a CORSE instructor, a Co-Teacher for the Traveling Tuesday program, a Scituate CERT Team Member, and is First Aid/CPR certified. Kathleen is an avid walker and can be seen walking around Scituate in all kinds of weather.
John F. Gallagher serves as the SANDS Board Treasurer and has been a full time resident of Scituate since 1984. John is married with 2 children. He holds a Business degree in Finance from UMass Amherst; Masters degree in Tax from Bentley University and is currently a Massachusetts licensed Real Estate agent; active full-time since 1985. John’s charity work is extensive as a Massachusetts Freemason; member of Satuit Lodge, Scituate and Konohasset Lodge, Cohasset. For fun, John is an avid baseball fan and a Member of Bosox Club founded in 1967.
Katina Bentley serves as the SANDS Board Secretary and has lived in Scituate since 2008 along with her husband, two children and rescue dog, George. Prior to living in Scituate, she was self-employed as a human resources consultant and also worked in sales at EF Education. After moving to Scituate, Katina combined her business knowledge and her favorite hobby to start a photography business. Since 2008 she has been photographing newborns, families, and graduating seniors to capture some of the most important moments in life, while taking advantage of the beautiful landscapes in and around the South Shore. Katina has been actively engaged in numerous causes related to the Scituate Education Foundation, Cushing Elementary School, Erdman Preschool, Gates Middle School, the Pan Mass Challenge and 12 Women Care. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of New Hampshire.
Kim Stewart serves as a SANDS Board Member. Kim is married with an adult son and a rescue dog Charlie. She is a certified Animal Control Officer and has served the Town of Scituate for 22 years. Her charity work includes: past Chairman of the Scituate Animal Shelter, Co-Chair of the Shelter’s Capital Campaign, Board Member of Scituate Community Christmas since 1995 (serving as Vice President with the organization since 2014), Scituate CERT Team Member, SMART Team Member and was recently appointed Member of the Scituate Veteran’s Council. In her spare time she enjoys giving back to the community and is loves to watch the New England Patriots.
Kaitlyn Oberle serves as a SANDS Board Member and is a South Shore native, making Scituate her home since 2013 after falling in love with the charm and calmness of the coastal community. Driven by her dedication to paying it forward, she has served as a driving force for introducing new technology to aid in Scituate Community Christmas’ community presence and goals and has demonstrated innovation and creativity while delivering lasting results. Kaitlyn has an expansive background in project management, technology, and strategic planning. In addition to running her own consulting business, she is an active real estate agent and member of the South Shore Realtors®. Kaitlyn an avid traveler, uses her frequent flyer miles to experience new cultures around the world, as well as catch her favorite team, the New England Patriots, when they are playing on the road.
Tracy Harrington Kiddie serves as a SANDS Board Member and is a Scituate native. She is married and has 3 daughters. Tracy has been active in the community her entire life from starting the Scituate High School (SHS) newspaper, “The Chimes Times”, to running the SHS All Night Graduation Party for several years. She is a videographer and over the years has produced many videos for the town including subjects like: the overrides, varsity girls basketball games and highlights, and the promotional video for the outside basketball courts at SHS. As a member of the Board of Directors for SANDS, she is responsible for signing up volunteers, keeping them active, and being available to assist in any way during some sort of an emergency. She is presently also a substitute teacher for Scituate Public Schools. Tracy is an avid tennis player and enjoys playing as much as she can.
Bill Schmid serves as a SANDS Honorary Board Member and is the Division Supervisor for the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA Operations) where his most recent deployment sent him to Texas to help residents recover from Hurricane Harvey. Locally, Bill serves as a Board Member on both the Scituate Conservation Commission and the Scituate Beach Commission where he is tasked with helping to protect some of our most valuable natural resources. Additionally, he is the Vice Chair of the Waterways Commission and part of the Storm Team for MEMA. Bill grew up on the South Shore of Boston and has lived in Scituate for over 25 years. He attended The University of Massachusetts where he met his wife, Joan. Graduating with a degree in Political Science, Bill had an extensive career in the hospitality/technology field before joining FEMA and working in disaster response. In addition to his passion for sailing, Bill continues to enjoy his volunteer efforts with the Town of Scituate and is a former Commodore of the Hull Yacht Club. He shares his sincere love for animals with Joan including their 2 rescue dogs Jib and Genny.