The Fitzpatrick Collaborative was founded in June 2018 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit with a mission to develop the former Peter Fitzpatrick School property in Pepperell, MA into a thriving community center providing arts, education, and recreation programs for all ages. Our vision from the start has been to enable residents to remain local for programs, while attracting people from surrounding communities and supporting our local businesses. We are creating a sense of community in a vibrant, multi-generational hub of activity – with something for everyone!

Board of Directors

Craig Hansen
Co-Founder and President

Steve Temple

Steve Lurvey
Project Manager

Amie Lake
Programs Director

Cathy Lundeen


Melissa Griffin
Programs Administrator

Leanne Hansen
Payroll and Accounting

Bernadette Keegan
Camp and School Programs Director

John Lamphier

Andrew Maniscalco

Catherine Sinclair
Special Projects

Sharon Shaw
Marketing Administrator

Matthew Slocombe
Culinary Program Director


“It takes a village.” We rely heavily on volunteers to help fulfill our mission, from ideas to execution and everything in-between. Our village consists of community members who provide regular support and expertise to The Fitzpatrick Collaborative.

We have earned Candid’s Gold seal of transparency.