The Fitzpatrick Collaborative was founded by Craig Hansen and Amanda Huntington in June 2018 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to develop the former Peter Fitzpatrick School property into a thriving community center providing arts, education, and recreation programs for all ages. Our vision is to enable Pepperell residents to remain local for programs, while attracting people from surrounding communities, supporting our local businesses. A sense of community will be realized through a vibrant, multi-generational hub of activity – with something for everyone!

Board of Directors

Craig R. Hansen
Co-Founder, President
Craig brings over 20 years of business management experience, having led a range of operations from finance, marketing, technical services, and program management. Currently, he is the Director of the Project Management Office at Aspen Technology, leading complex projects to success. Craig and his wife Leanne have lived in Pepperell for over 15 years and have two boys. He serves his community as chair of the School Committee, is on the board for Pepperell Youth Soccer and Cub Scout Pack 1455, is on the High School Building Committee, and previously served on the board for Oxbow Schoolhouse.

Steve Temple
Steve is a founder, Executive Board Member and Secretary of Pepperell Community Arts (PCA). Involved in supporting STEM Education as volunteer with the Lemelson-MIT Program providing grants and mentoring to High School InvenTeams throughout the US. Prior to retiring in 2015, was Raytheon Vice President of Integrated Operations leading a 1000 person organization responsible for worldwide Operations including Facilities, Manufacturing, Quality, Mission Assurance and Environmental Health and Safety in the US and 80 Countries. Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.

Steven Lurvey
Steve joined us in November 2022 and we’re super excited. His bio is coming soon!

Deanna Christie
Deanna joined us in December 2022 and we’re super excited. Her bio is coming soon!


Leanne Hansen
Payroll and Accounting

Andrew Maniscalco

Catherine Sinclair
Community Center Administrator

Jill Twigg
Programs Manager


“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.