Photo credit: Shana Sureck
Myrna Maloney Flynn serves as MCFL's president and chief executive officer.
Professionally, Flynn is a skilled and creative communications practitioner with leadership experience in marketing, broadcasting, account management, teaching and, currently, higher education. She earned a B.A. in mass communications and political science from Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, an M.A.T. in English from Smith College and is presently enrolled in an M.B.A. program at the University of Massachusetts’ Isenberg School of Management. Flynn’s long-held beliefs, and recent challenges to defend them, inform her willful commitment to saving lives of the unborn through education, dialogue and outreach to populations that are both demographically and politically diverse.
In her free time, Flynn enjoys travel, historic fiction, and running. A native Minnesotan, she’s resided in Northampton for 15 years with her husband and four children.
Kerry Pound, M.D. serves as MCFL's vice president, and provides an integral supportive knowledge of current medical practice, and the science behind human development.
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J. David Franks, Ph.D. serves as Chairman of the Board of Mass. Citizens for Life. An intellectual as well as an activist, David received his Ph.D. in systematic theology from Boston College, and was professor of sacred theology for almost a decade at St. John’s Seminary, where he co-founded the Theological Institute for the New Evangelization and its Catechetical Certificate program. Born in Taiwan and raised by a widowed mother in Arkansas poverty, David has always fixed his lot with the marginalized. He is a doting and devoted father of six children.
C.J (right) and Michelle (of Students for Life, left) at the National March for Life. Photo credit: Michelle Hendrickson
C.J. Williams serves MCFL as Director of Community Engagement & Digital Media Strategist. A lifelong community organizer, she has advocated for the preborn, the vulnerable, and the marginalized in multiple countries. She served as a PR specialist for human rights campaigns in Ireland, working with Life Institute, The Pro-Life Campaign, Youth Defence, and the Christian Defense Coalition. Back in the States, she took a position with Students for Life, developing their young adult program & national network, Pro-Life Future. Her undergraduate studies at Catholic University were in Comparative Literature and Philosophy, and she recently wrapped up graduate work at Boston College.
In her free time, she enjoys fencing, escapades in foreign languages and multiple countries, and playing with poetry and film.
Catherine Roman (photo credit: Catherine Roman)
Catherine Roman is a longtime advocate for women's resources, and chairperson of the board for Abundant Hope Women's Center in Attleboro. She currently serves as MCFL's treasurer and chief financial officer of development.
Board Member Madeline McComish (left) with Maria Arias. Photo credit: MCFL
Maria Arias hails from Colombia and became a naturalized United States citizen in 2017. As MCFL's Manager of Operations, Ms. Arias oversees all development relations, office management and compliance, and logistics for the organization. Fluent in both her native Spanish and English, Maria has recently completed her M.A. She currently provides the operations support for all of MCFL's office, events, and internal communication.