Sacred Heart School names Emily Pina to position of Chief Financial Officer
Sacred Heart School (www.sacredheartkingston.com), a private, Catholic, co-educational school for students in preschool through grade 12, announced today that East Bridgewater, MA resident Emily Pina has been selected as the school’s new Chief Financial Officer.
In this role, Pina, a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) will lead the school’s Finance Office. She comes to Sacred Heart from the Norwell, MA CPA firm Lynch, Malloy and Marini, where she was employed for the past ten years, most recently as Accountant and Audit Manager.
She earned her Master’s Degree, with a concentration in Accounting, from Bridgewater State College. She also holds a Bachelor of Science, with a major in Accounting and Finance, from the same school.
Pina brings significant experience in working with nonprofit accounting to her new role with Sacred Heart School; she has worked closely with numerous school districts and departments.
The Hanson, MA native is a member of the Massachusetts Society of CPAs, and was named to the industry award of Rising Star in that organization. She has also served on the Board of the Massachusetts Society of CPAs Community Service Committee. Outside of her work in the field of accounting, she has been a volunteer for the South Shore Habitat for Humanity.
Pina and her family recently relocated to East Bridgewater, and she says that they are looking forward to getting involved with their new community. While she lists basketball as one of her keen interests, she said that what she most enjoys doing when not working is spending time with her family, which includes her husband Ray and their 15 month old daughter, Charlotte.
Of her new position at Sacred Heart, she said, “I am excited for the opportunity to be a part of such a prestigious organization and to assist in the continued growth and development of the School." She noted that she actually went to school with Sacred Heart’s former CFO, and said, “I am eager to pick up where he left off.”
Pamela Desmarais, President of Sacred Heart School, said, “We are thrilled to welcome Emily to our Sacred Heart family. She is extremely well-qualified for this role with her strong background in accounting and finance, and we look forward to her being part of this great team that we have here.” She added, “We also offer our special thanks to Dottie Parker and Debbie Barry who have managed the Finance Department during the transition period this summer.”
About Sacred Heart School
Sacred Heart is a private, co-educational Catholic school system, which provides educational opportunities for students throughout southeastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod, from preschool through grade 12. As a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Divine Providence, Sacred Heart School strives to inspire minds, define character and encourage responsible leadership through a curriculum that prepares students to pursue knowledge throughout their lives. The school provides students with a strong liberal arts curriculum, and integrates technology into the hands of students with its One to One iPad Program. Sacred Heart also offers extensive athletic, arts and extra-curricular activities for students. Founded in 1947, the school underwent a governance change in July 2011, incorporating the Sacred Heart Schools in Kingston, MA as Sacred Heart School System, Inc. This new structure was implemented to assure the continuation of academic excellence of the Sacred Heart Schools for the future, as well as the Catholic mission and the religious community traditions. The school system serves students on a beautiful, expansive campus on Route 80 that includes three school buildings, a central administrative office, and athletic fields and facilities. Sacred Heart School welcomes students of all faiths and diverse backgrounds. The school prides itself in a commitment to developing the whole student, offering an independent school atmosphere and top-tier academics. Pamela Desmarais serves as the school’s President. The Sacred Heart campus is located at 251-399 Bishops Highway, Kingston, MA 02364. For additional information about the school, please visit www.sacredheartkingston.com or call 781-585-7511.