David Wilson, President, 2016
After earning a B.S. and MBA from Northeastern University, David embarked on a 30-year career with Verizon Communications serving in a number of middle and senior management positions across New England and New York. David began a second career with Spaulding and Sly, Colliers, a National Real Estate Development Company where he served as the Vice President for Facility and Property management services before retiring.
Following his retirement, David and his husband, Rob Compton moved to Provincetown where David joined The Provincetown Theater Board. He was elected President of the Board in 2017. In addition, David has served in leadership positions on The Human Rights Campaign, MassEquality, and the GLAD board.
In 2003 David and his husband earned the right to marry in Massachusetts as one of seven same-sex plaintiff couples in the Goodridge vs. The Commonwealth of MA law suit. David and his husband are the proud parents of five adult children, twelve grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Dan Schreiner, Treasurer, 2016
Dan is the Founder and CEO of Equality Senior Living, focused on assisting LGBT seniors find inclusive Assisted Living, Continuing Care Retirement Communities, and senior living homes nationally; in additional to creating and building LGBT friendly senior Co-Housing developments. Dan served for 9 years as the federal Medicare Beneficiary Ombudsman with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services under the Bush and the Obama Administrations. He has his Masters in Health Policy and Management from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Dan sits on the Council on Aging board in Truro, MA, and recently began working with the Truro grade school to play an active role in children’s lives as he considers adoption.
Fermin Rojas, Assistant Treasurer, 2018
A native Cuban who immigrated to the United States as a young child, Fermin attended Florida International University and Miami-Dade Community College. After a long career in finance, theater production, and music, Fermin’s experience and love for all three, as well as his reacquaintance with his home country, led him into filmmaking, producing his first documentary. He made Alumbrones (illuminations), a critically lauded documentary about twelve contemporary Cuban artists. The project was completely filmed on location in Cuba.
This led to the founding of DKR Films in 2013, with an eye on content that is socially relevant. He has written and directed numerous projects for the Wampanoag Tribal Council. With his team at DKR, Fermin produced a six-part docu-series Africa: Untold about community leaders in South Africa. “The Black Mambas,” episode 1 of the docu-series, is currently in film festivals. His next film, Revolutions, the story of Cuba’s first gay men’s singing group is presently in post-production.
Catherine Lewis, Clerk and Chair, Governance Committee, 2019
Cathy Lewis fulfilled a lifelong dream in 2017 moving to Provincetown from Rochester, NY after a 32-year career in information technology leadership at Xerox.
Cathy’s career included senior leadership positions in Business Application Delivery, Contract Negotiation and Management, Strategic Planning, Data Architecture, and Business Process Re-design and improvement. Cathy holds a BS and an MBA from Syracuse University.
While at Xerox, Cathy led the LGBTQ Employee Resource Group and was instrumental in advancing rights for transgender employees in the workplace. Over the past several years, Cathy and her wife Angela Bonazinga have been actively engaged in leadership roles with many
LGBTQ and performing arts organizations, including Garth Fagan Dance, Eastman School of Music, and BOA Editions. Cathy and Angela enjoy theater, opera, art, literature, nature and cultural travels.
Cathy is thrilled to be part of the Provincetown Theater Board and looks forward to supporting the continued success and growth of this incredible asset in our community.
Richard D. McCarthy, Chair, Development Committee, 2019
A native of Boston, Richard “Rick” McCarthy is a veteran of the banking industry with 37 years of banking and financial services experience. Currently Rick is a Senior Vice President for Commercial Real Estate at U.S. Bank and has responsibility for growth in non-credit revenue for the Commercial Real Estate markets on the East Coast.
Rick has always been involved in the community. As past President of GLAD (GLBTBQ Legal Advocates and Defenders), Rick McCarthy spearheaded many civil rights struggles in Massachusetts and nationally. In 2008, then-Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick appointed him to the Governor’s Diversity Advisory Council.
Rick is active in the Provincetown Film Society and most recently was President of the Board of Directors. Having had the pleasure of working in the Ptown community, Rick was most recently honored to become a new Board member of the Provincetown Theater.
Rick’s volunteer opportunities have added to the many leadership skills learned in the banking industry. Rick lives with his husband, Franc Castro, in Boston’s South End and Provincetown, MA.
Hilary McHugh, 2019
Hilary graduated with a BFA and a Graduate Teaching Certificate from the Massachusetts College of Art.
Her professional experience includes teaching at The Massachusetts College of Art, Diablo Glass and Metal, Public Glass of San Francisco, and The Crucible in Oakland.
Hilary has dedicated most of her life to helping others. She has worked for many non-profits including Perkins School For The Blind, Victory Programs, AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod, and The Soup Kitchen in Provincetown. She currently serves on the Board of The Provincetown Theater and recently joined the committee on Art 2020 Provincetown.
Donald Vaughan, 2013
Donald Vaughan is Partner and Co-Chair of the Real Estate Group for the Boston-based law firm Burns & Levinson LLP. Donald focuses his practice on the representation of parties, including non-profits, in commercial office and retail leases and subleases. He also represents lenders and borrowers in permanent, construction and leasehold financing transactions, many involving tax credits and public or quasi-public financing sources.
Donald’s experience includes commercial/investment real estate sales, acquisitions and like-kind exchanges; commercial mortgage-backed securities transactions; residential real estate sales, acquisitions and development; and estate planning and administration, primarily with real estate as a major asset. Donald has also successfully overseen several difficult and highly visible development projects and foreclosure actions.