Officers and Board Members

Hingham CARES Officers

Kristen Arute
President

Kristen grew up in Norwell and has lived in Hingham for close to 30 years.  She raised her two children here, both of whom went through the Hingham school system.  Kristen's background is in education and small business management.

Pam Johnson
Treasurer

Pam grew up in Hingham and returned 26 years ago to raise her three children here.  Pam’s background is in Math and Computer Science, and she worked in software development before starting a family.  More recently, Pam has been providing administrative support and doing bookkeeping at Herren Wellness Center, a holistic-based wellness recovery program in Seekonk.

Lori McCarthy
Vice President

Lori, a lifelong resident of Hingham, is a licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, a Certified Interventionist and co-founder of Herren Wellness Center in Seekonk, MA.  Lori has vast experience working to support prevention, treatment and recovery management. 

Libby Claypoole
Clerk

Libby is a lifelong resident of Hingham.  She is a Financial Planner and Consultant with over 30 years of finance and business systems experience.  Libby was formerly CFO and VP of Business Systems for two public companies and is a Certified Public Accountant with a BA in Economics and Accounting from the College of the Holy Cross.  Libby also holds a Certificate in Financial Planning from Boston University.

Hingham CARES Board Members

Rev. Steven Aucella

Rev. Aucella is a 2013 graduate of Andover Newton Theological School and is ordained in the United Church of Christ. Steve has also served as a guest preacher in the UCC, mostly covering the South Shore and Cape Cod, with occasional trips north of Boston, and as co-pastor at Promise Church in Weymouth. Steve also serves on the Southeast Area Missions team for the Southern New England Conference of the United Church of Christ. Steve is also a member of the Hingham Hull Interfaith Religious Leaders Association.

Lisa Battista

Lisa is a lifelong resident of Hingham-for 5 generations! She and her husband of 42 years Brian, raised their 3 sons here-all of whom went through the Hingham School system. Now she is a professional volunteer! She volunteers at South Shore Hospital as a Pastoral Assistant and as a Hospice visitor in the NODA program.( No One Dies Alone). She is a member of the Hingham CERT (Community Emergency Response Team), and the CPAA (Citizens Police Academy Alumni). She is an active member in the music ministry at Resurrection Church and longtime volunteer for Hingham's Cabaret, raising money for the Hingham Community center.

Libby Claypoole

Libby is a lifelong resident of Hingham.  She is a Financial Planner and Consultant with over 30 years of finance and business systems experience.  Libby was formerly CFO and VP of Business Systems for two public companies and is a Certified Public Accountant with a BA in Economics and Accounting from the College of the Holy Cross.  Libby also holds a Certificate in Financial Planning from Boston University.

Lynn Adams, BSN, RN

Lynn has been a nurse in Pediatrics for over 20 years. In recent years she has practiced School Nursing at the primary, middle and high school level.  Her  interests include supporting the families and youth of Hingham in the area of substance abuse and prevention.

Mary Ann Blackmur

Mary Ann lives in Hingham and has a professional background in publishing and community building and outreach. She is also a dedicated volunteer that is involved in a wide variety of community organizations in addition to Hingham CARES. 

Rick Linehan

Rick grew up in Weymouth and has lived in Hingham for 30 years. He has been an active board member and past president of Hingham Little League, served on the board of Hingham Community Access and most recently the Hingham Sports Partnership. Both of Rick's children attended Hingham Public Schools and graduated from Hingham High. Rick is an attorney and practiced primarily criminal defense in Plymouth County courts for 12 years prior to joining the Plymouth County District Attorney's Office were he prosecuted criminal cases for the past 17 years. Rick currently supervises all of the District Courts in Plymouth County for the District Attorney's Office.

Deb Hoffman, R.N.

Deb is a longtime Hingham resident who raised her children here. She serves on the Council on Aging and has been a nurse her entire career. She now works for the Norwell VNA.

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Hingham CARES  P.O. Box 512  Hingham, MA 02043

hinghamcaresboard@gmail.com

Hingham CARES, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) organization.

EIN #: 82-5244135