Board of Directors

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Matthew J. Bresette

CCCD Board Chair

Resident of: Barnstable

Occupation:  Partner, Nutter, McClennen & Fish, LLP

Civic Groups/Community Affiliations:

  • Barnstable County Bar Association, Past -President
  • Cape Cod Foundation, Board Member/Clerk
  • The Needy Fund, Board Member
  • South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Board Member
  • Mary’s Episcopal Church, Board Chair

Matt concentrates his law practice in the area of sophisticated estate planning, estate and trust administration, and guardianship and conservatorship matters. They try to spend as much time as possible on the waters of Barnstable Harbor and Cape Cod Bay.

“Cape Cod Child Development is an organization that strengthens and supports the very core of our society – families.   Our teachers, counselors, therapists and staff are having a real and lasting impact in our community every day, particularly in the lives of those barely “getting by” day to day.   To the extent that my comparatively small commitment as a Board Member can assist in those efforts, I am proud to serve CCCD and the families in our programs.”



Christine Johnson-Staub

Resident of: Sandwich, MA

Occupation: Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Law and Social Policy

 Civic Groups/Community Affiliations: National Association for the Education of Young Children, National Association for Regulatory Administration, Sturgis Charter Public School Parent Association

As a senior policy analyst on the Child Care and Early Education team at CLASP, Christine’s expertise is in the areas of early childhood systems building, design and implementation of quality rating systems, child care subsidy programs and policy and technical assistance. During her 20 years in the early childhood policy field, Christine has worked with state and federal legislative offices as well as a variety of public, private, and non-profit agencies. She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from The George Washington University, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Christine lives in Sandwich with her husband Peter and their two children.

 Board Service: Vice Chair, Public Policy, Finance and Governance

“I spend most my professional life focused on the state and federal policies that impact the most vulnerable children and their families. I support CCCDP because it embodies best practices in supporting child development, strong parenting, and healthy families. Seeing children and families thrive at CCCDP brings the policy work to life and shows me that we can in fact make very real and lasting impact for at-risk children and families.”


Sheryl Walsh

CCCD Treasurer and Past Board President

Resident of: Centerville

Occupation: Sr. Vice President, The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod

Civic Groups/Community Affiliations: Board member of the Hyannis Area Chamber of Commerce

Occupation: Sr. Vice President, Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod

She carries expertise in directing long-term vision/strategy for business growth. She is currently a Sr. Vice President with The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod. Her role is as Chief Consumer and Business Banker driving he goals and objectives of the branch delivery system within the organization. Over the many years Sheryl has sat on numerous boards with business and non-profit organizations. Currently Sheryl is a board member of the Hyannis Area Chamber of Commerce along with her responsibilities as a board member of Cape Cod Child Development. Her hobbies are running, reading and gardening. Sheryl and her two daughters, Jennifer and Samantha live in Centerville. She recently welcomed a new member of the family—a golden retriever puppy.

“The core of my life is family. Cape Cod Child Development Program cares for each child as an individual, but they also support their families. I am convinced that CCCDP’s child-centered, family approach is the reason we see such tremendous impact on the children we serve.”



Matt Quitmeyer

Resident of: Barnstable

Occupation: Financial Advisor at Northwestern Mutual

Board Service: Technology Committee Board Liaison

Civic Groups/Community Affiliations:  Chair of the Finance Committee at Osterville United Methodist Church

Together, Matt and his wife Robyn  have three terrific, active children. As a family, they are most apt to be found outdoors in some form of physical activity. Matt is avid mountain biker. In addition,  they love to ski as a family which surely helps the long New England winters.

“Cape Cod Child Development Program helps children and families get a healthy start in life and that makes our community a better place for all us. I am proud to serve on the board of directors and help in some way to support our mission of providing exceptional care for children and families across the Cape.”

Dave Chase

Resident of : Marstons Mills

Occupation: Chase Solutions Inc., CEO and Casual Gourmet Inc., Partner

Board Service: New England Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (Past Secretary), New England Development Research Association (Past Treasurer), Former President, Hyannis Youth & Community Center Foundation Inc.

Civic Groups/Community Affiliations: Association of Fundraising Professionals and Former Founding Chairman, Community Advisory Board, Sturgis Charter Public School

A native Cape Codder, Dave has been very active in community affairs. When Dave is not working, he enjoys watching his beloved Patriots with his wife and partner at the Casual Gourmet, Olive.

“For me, it’s all about the kids. Cape Cod Child Development provides a desperately needed safety net for at risk children and families in need of support. I can’t imagine a world where we do not take care of our most vulnerable children – or of a Cape Cod without Cape Cod Child Development. Deal me in!”

Sharon Hawkins

Occupation: President, Cape Cod Charitable Funraisers

“Early Intervention programs run by Cape Cod Child Development Program are proven to help children at risk of developmental delays or disabilities to grow into more confident, successful children, and reach their full potential—that benefits the children, their families, and our whole community.”

Robert J. Rice

Occupation: Vice President/Senior Financial Advisor, THE DRG GROUP
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc.

“I’m proud to support Cape Cod Child Development Program in helping families navigate the critical challenges of raising emotionally and physically healthy children.”

Marissa Noble 

Occupation: emBargo and The West End, Proprietor

“The early intervention team at Cape Cod Child Development Program has been so helpful to me and my children, and I know to so many families as well. Often early intervention staff are the first people to reach out a hand to parents who may not know how to best support their child with a disability or delay. I’m happy to help keep the organization strong so we can be there for children and families into the future. “

Michael Pierce

Resident of: West Barnstable

Occupation:  Attorney at Pierce Law, P.C.

Board Service:  Thornton W. Burgess Society, Barnstable Bar Association, Cape Cod Young Professionals, and Cape Cod Academy

Civic Groups/Community Affiliations:  Cotuit Athletic Association

Michael grew up on Cape Cod, graduated from Cape Cod Academy, and attended Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida where he obtained a B.A. in Environmental Studies.

Michael graduated from Vermont Law School and began his legal career in Florida.   In 2013, Michael excitedly returned home to Cape Cod to establish his own law practice Pierce Law, and to raise his young family.  Michael’s firm is predominately litigation based with a focus in commercial and business disputes and collections, construction, residential and commercial landlord/tenant, and personal injury.

Michael is committed to the Cape Cod community, and is excited to join the Cape Cod Child Development Board.  He and his wife Emalee, with their children Luke and Betsy enjoy spending time together as a family, especially outdoors.

“Cape Cod Child Development is an incredible, necessary, and highly influential Cape wide organization.  This organization is dedicated to providing children and families with endless support in the areas of education, child-care, social and family skills, and emotional development.  It is an honor to support Cape Cod Child Development and to observe its wonderful impact and effect on our Cape Cod family communities. “


Sally Fogerty 

Resident Of: South Yarmouth

Occupation: Independent Consultant

“I began to work with children and families over 50 years ago, first as an obstetrical nurse and then with the Mass. Department of Public Health. Being involved in the development, implementation and evaluation of early childhood programs including Early Intervention I knew the importance of strong, community services for young children and their families. As a long time, Cape resident, I was aware of the important role that Cape Cod Child Development program played in assuring families and children had access to critical services such as Head Start, Child Care, and Early Intervention.  When I retired I was delighted to be able to provide leadership as an interim Director of Early Intervention and then to join the board so that we can continue to make sure this organization retains and continues to enhance its strong programs and services into the future to meet the needs of the Cape and Islands infants, children and adolescents and families. “


Other Board Members

Bill Pane- Partner and Co-owner of Colombo’s Café Hyannis