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. He lives in Barnstable Village with his wife, Allison, and three children, Isabelle (12), Thomas (10) and John (10). 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.”
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
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
Sheryl Walsh is a senior-level executive with 20 plus years in the financial services industry. 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.
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.