Staff & Board of Directors

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Jill Fearons, Executive Director

Jill Fearons, Executive Director

Jill Fearons, Executive Director

Jill is the founder of the Friends of Jack Foundation. She created the Foundation in 2019. It is named in honor of her son, Jack, who is living with Chiari Malformation, a rare condition in which brain tissue extends into the spinal canal.  

Jill has a Masters Degree in Education. She lives in Mattapoisett with her husband, George. They have six children and two dogs.

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Peter Cohenno, Associate Director

Jill Fearons, Executive Director

Jill Fearons, Executive Director

Peter has served as Associate Director of the Foundation since it was formed in 2019. 

Peter is the Senior Media Relations Specialist for the Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorder Center. In this role, he manages all media relations efforts for the nation’s top ranked pediatric oncology program. He is also the founder of PRC Communications Group.

Peter previously served as the Public Information Officer for Southcoast Health, and spent parts of his career as a member of the media relations staffs of the Boston Red Sox, Boston Bruins, and New England Patriots. Peter also worked for the Massachusetts Amateur Sports Foundation as associate director and is now a board member.

Following graduation from Bowdoin College, where he played varsity football and baseball, Peter was a copy editor and reporter for his hometown newspaper, the Taunton Daily Gazette.

Peter currently lives in Needham with his wife and two children.

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James Holbrook

Christopher Resendes

Corey Lorenco

Corey Lorenco

Christopher Resendes

Corey Lorenco

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Christopher Resendes

Christopher Resendes

Christopher Resendes

After working with the Sheriff's Department, Chris became a Court Services Coordinator with the Massachusetts Trial Court. During that time, Chris supervised coworkers and participants of the Community Service Program. He also was a Defensive Tactics Instructor for the Massachusetts Probation Service.
Chris is currently an Agent with New York Life Insurance Co. who specializes in full financial planning for families and businesses as well as R&D tax credits for all businesses.
As Social Media Manager of the Friends of Jack Foundation, Chris is in charge of bringing to light on social all of the amazing services and programs that the Foundation provides to children with all of the help of our amazing community!
Chris also hosts a show that is featured on the New Bedford Guide. He is responsible for the programming, guest alignment and sales for advertising on the show.

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Michael Rock

Dr. Jessica Slusarski

Christopher Resendes

Michael grew up in Tewksbury, MA.  A high school intern for Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Dale Dorman, Michael cracked his first radio microphone as a freshman at the legendary Z89 at Syracuse University.

Michael has spent 25 years entertaining the SouthCoast on Fun 107.  During his time here on the SouthCoast, Rock has used his platform and voice to do what he can to help improve the lives of local families and children—with a particular focus on children’s healthcare.    

Michael lives in Mattapoisett with his wife and two children.  He enjoys working out at Crossfit Dartmouth, spending time on the practice fields with his son as a Pop Warner Football coach, and watching his daughter play high school volleyball.  He loves traveling the world with his mother.  

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Andrew Silva

Dr. Jessica Slusarski

Dr. Jessica Slusarski

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Dr. Jessica Slusarski

Dr. Jessica Slusarski

Dr. Jessica Slusarski

Shelly Sullivan

Joey Winterhalter

Shelly Sullivan

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Mary Van Pelt

Joey Winterhalter

Shelly Sullivan

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Joey Winterhalter

Joey Winterhalter

Joey Winterhalter

Joey lives in Dartmouth, MA, with wife and two children.