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Mary M. Piecewicz, MBA, MSPC, PMP

Mary M. Piecewicz, MBA, MSPC, PMP

Professor of the Practice, MPA for Senior Leadership

Mary joined the Clark University School of Professional Studies as an adjunct faculty member in 2010. In 2015, she joined the School of Professional Studies fulltime and held positions as the Program Lead for both the Professional Leadership and the Masters of Public Administration program. Mary became an Associate Dean in the School of Professional Studies in 2018 and retired in 2021. Currently, she is a Professor of Practice for the MPA Senior Leadership Program and continues to teach in the School of Professional Studies.

Mary has over 25 years of experience in the high-tech industry as a senior manager in the areas of global operations, policy, and people management. A certified Project Manager and Certified Quality Six Sigma instructor, she has worked closely with global and regional teams on corporate wide compliance projects. She holds a BA in Sociology from Boston College, an MBA from Babson College, and a Master of Professional Communication from Clark University.

Stephanie Marchetti, MS, EdD

Stephanie Marchetti, MS, Ed

Stephanie Marchetti demonstrates a history of advanced leadership throughout both public and private institutions as well as a sincere dedication to public service and the enrichment of the Central Massachusetts community. She is the Executive Director of the Montachusett Veterans Outreach Center (MVOC) which is a private non-profit organization that has provided housing and support services to homeless and high risk veterans throughout North Central Mass for over 40 years.

In addition to her position at MVOC, she also serves on the Board of Directors for several other area nonprofits: the Gardner Community Action Committee, RCAP Solutions, and Fitchburg State University Alumni. Stephanie received her BS and MS in Communications from Fitchburg State University and her EdD from Maryville University of Saint Louis.

Darryll McCall

Darryll McCall, M.Ed

With over 30 years of experience in the field of education, Darryll has been a longtime advocate of education and the educational workforce in Central Massachusetts. Darryll began his career as a classroom teacher in New Hampshire and transitioned into administration while working on his doctorate. He has served as an Assistant Principal, Principal, Director of Operations, Deputy Superintendent, and Superintendent. As superintendent, he worked closely with town managers, select boards, financial committees, first responders, and was the lead negotiator with 8 unions while supporting a school system of five unique towns. After retiring from leading the largest regional school district in Massachusetts, Darryll has been teaching in the Clark MSC and MPA programs, focusing on courses such as Crisis Communication and also Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining.

Darryll holds both a BA and M.Ed. from the University of New Hampshire and a Doctorate in Education Policy, Research, and Administration from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Kerry Morris, MPA

Kerry Morris, MPA

Kerry Morris is the Senior Manager of Government & Regulatory Affairs at Comcast Corporation, and she has served as an Adjunct Professor at Clark University for the past three years in the School of Professional Studies. She is passionate about mentoring students and believes that it is best to learn the professional goals and interests of her students in order to engage them directly based on their passions in conjunction with the course content.

Kerry brings over twelve years of experience in legislative affairs, regulatory compliance, public safety, and program management. She has worked in various roles involving government affairs, public relations, community engagement, as well as transportation and public utilities management in state government. She believes that there is no other higher calling than to serve the public through strategic leadership, accountability, transparency, and multifaceted communication. Kerry received her BS in Political Science and her MPA from Suffolk University.

Joe O’Brien

Joe O’Brien, MPA

Joe O’Brien is a driven advocate for social change who has spent four decades working in the government, community organizing, and non-profit sectors to advance the public interest. Joe currently works as the Political and Legislative Director of the North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters, and he has been an adjunct faculty member at Clark University for more than a decade teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses on public policy and public administration. Joe was the first director of Clark’s Senior Leadership MPA program and continues to serve as an instructor and advisor to the program. At the Carpenters, Joe works to advance pro-worker policies and programs for the union’s 34,000 members and for all working families in New England and New York. Prior to his coming to the Carpenters, Joe was the founding Executive Director of the Environmental League of Massachusetts Action Fund where he worked to advance renewable energy and sustainability policies. He also served for three years as a District Director for Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern. Through the early part of his career, he also spent 20 years working part-time as an EMS Paramedic and writer.

Joe has extensive experience in politics and has advised, assisted, or led more than 40 local, state, and federal campaigns. Highlights of this work include participating in the campaign teams of President Obama, former Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Tim Murray, and California Congressman Juan Vargas. He is also a former elected leader and served as a member of the Worcester School Committee, the Worcester City Council, and as the city’s Mayor.

Joe earned his BA in Urban Studies from Fordham University and his MPA from the JFK School of Government at Harvard University.