About us

Site Management

The Paul Revere Heritage Site is managed on behalf of the Town of Canton by the nonprofit Revere and Son Heritage Trust Corporation, created by a Special Act of the Massachusetts State Legislature in August, 2020. The legislation authorizes the Trust’s Board of Directors to control and manage the site’s continuing improvements, performance, events, exhibits, educational activities, programming, and development of the future Paul Revere Museum of Discovery and Innovation, all for the benefit of the site’s visitors and employees.

By law, the responsibility of nominating and appointing new board members is shared by Canton’s Select Board and the current Trust’s Board of Directors.

The Board of Directors

Victor Del Vecchio

Victor (Vic) Del Vecchio is chairman of the board of the Revere and Son Heritage Trust Corporation, and sits on the Treasurer/Finance Committee, the Nominating and Governance Committee, and the Executive Committee. He also chaired the Paul Revere Heritage Commission (PRHC) which led the formative development of the Paul Revere Heritage Site.

Vic is a retired business executive and attorney. Victor finished his career as President, EnergyNorth Natural Gas and Granite State Electric Company with approximately 280 reporting personnel.

Vic has over 35 years of service with the Town of Canton, including its Select Board, Planning Board, Personnel Board, and Paul Revere Heritage Commission. As PRHC’s chair, Vic led the Town’s 2015 negotiations of the Heritage Site Development Agreement, and co-drafted with Canton’s Town Counsel M.G.L. Ch. 150 of the Acts of 2020 creating the Revere and Son Heritage Trust Corporation.

Vic has a B.A. in Political Science from Yale University and a J.D. and M.B.A from the University of Chicago.

Vic moved to Canton in 1984.

George Comeau

George Comeau chairs the Facilities and Land Management Committee, and sits on the Nominating and Governance Committee and the Executive Committee.

In his current position with the Downtown Boston BID, George is responsible for the BID’s brand visibility and awareness, and promoting the BID’s assets to continue to enhance the district as a premier destination for working, living, playing and visiting. George is also a freelance producer, an attorney and a writer.

George serves on the Massachusetts’ Commission of Public Libraries, is currently a Trustee of the Canton Public Library, a member if the Town of Canton’s Community Preservation Committee, a member of the Town of Canton’s Historical Commission, and the Curator of the Canton Historical Society.

George received a B.S. in Communications, an M.P.A. in Public Administration and a Juris Doctorate, all from Suffolk University.

Frederick Fairfield

Frederick (Fred) Fairfield is President and Founder of the Canton Corp., an all-service general construction corporation, much of whose work has involved the renovation and repair of homes in the Roxbury, Dorchester and Mattapan areas (the Boston’s three most economically depressed neighborhoods). The Canton Corp. has received numerous awards, including (among many others) The Citizen’s Bank Neighborhood Pride Award, and The City of Boston Main Streets Outstanding Business Award. The firm has received several letters of commendation from entities such as the Boston Police Department and the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Boston, as well as a Certificate of Appreciation from the Mayor of Boston.

Fred is a long-time board member of the Roxbury Boys & Girls Club, whose annual fundraiser breakfast is named in his honor.

Stuart Gregerman

Stuart (“Stu”) Gregerman is the Business Development Director at Environmental Restorations, Inc. Stu is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Boston, where he earned his BA in History, laying the foundation for a career that spans over three decades in the environmental and historic restoration field.

Stu’s passion for history seamlessly intersects with his commitment to historic restoration and the associated hazmat removal, including asbestos and lead, making him a unique and influential figure in his field as these elements are often found in historic structures.

Throughout his 35-year career, Stu has dedicated himself to the pursuit of sustainable small business practices. Concurrently, he also served on the Board of Directors for both, The Greater Boston Aid to the Blind/The Jewish Guild to the Blind, Manhattan, NY, for 8 years and serving on the board of Preservation Mass for 9 years. He received the Paul E. Tsongas Preservation Award for his excellent work in the historic preservation field.

Stu worked on the development committees and chaired many fund-raising events.

He is currently serving on the Revere and Son Heritage Trust Corporation Development/Marketing/PR Committee.

Stu trained as a Docent for Boston By Foot.

Originally from Milton,Stu has been a resident of Canton for the last 20 years.

Alan Hines

Alan Hines is the Finance Director. Alan is a retired Property & Casualty Actuary and Managing Director at Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) with more than 30 years of insurance industry experience. In his role at PwC, Alan provided actuarial and risk management consulting services to insurance companies, health care organizations, self-insured corporations and captive insurers.

Alan has a B.S. and an M.S. in Actuarial Science from the University of Connecticut.

Alan has resided in Canton for over 25 years. He served on Canton Finance Committee from 2007 to 2012, chaired the All Town Meeting in 2011 and 2012, and moderated All Town Meetings in 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021 and 2023.

Matthew MacDonald

Matthew (Matt) MacDonald chairs the Nominating and Governance Committee and sits on the Executive Committee.

Matt is the managing principal of The Simoni Companies, a commercial real estate firm which develops and operates retail, residential, industrial, and golf properties in New England.

Matt is chair of The Frank R. and Elizabeth Simoni Foundation, which funds educational, healthcare, and civic institutions in the Greater Boston area. He is also a member of the Presidential Visiting Committee for Institute Initiatives at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Matt received a J.D. summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was awarded the Barenkopf Prize for Academic Excellence. He received an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was awarded Director’s List honors, and completed his bachelor’s degree cum laude from Princeton University. He is a member of the bar of Massachusetts and New York, and is a licensed Massachusetts real estate broker.

Stephen Schottenfeld

Stephen Schottenfeld chairs the Development/Marketing/PR Committee, heads the IT Advisory Group, and sits on the Collections/Exhibits/Education Committee.

Steve is the retired, former business owner of Focus Apps, LLC, a data analytics company he founded in 2008. In prior corporate positions, he managed large domestic and international software development teams and headed the IT Department of a mid-tier accounting firm.

Steve received his B.S. in Systems Engineering from the Boston University College of Engineering, graduating summa cum laude and college valedictorian. He received an M.S. in Computer Engineering from Boston University.

Steve and his family moved to Canton in 1989, where his two daughters received outstanding educations in the town’s public school system.

Joyce Stenmon

Joyce Stenmon chairs the Committee on Collections, Exhibits and Education.

Joyce is a retired employee of the Canton Public Schools. Joyce taught all aspects of Visual Art for 40 years. For 25 of those 40 years Joyce also served as the Pre K-12 Visual Arts Coordinator for the district. Joyce worked with art educators in all schools and initiated numerous opportunities for all students to share their artwork within the community. Currently, she is a part time program supervisor working with Art Educators at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Joyce provides observation and evaluation of the teaching process in host towns during teacher candidate practicum experiences.

Joyce holds a dual major BFA in Art Education & Metalsmithing and Jewelry, Highest Honors with Distinction, from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, an MA from University of Massachusetts Boston in Critical and Creative Thinking, and a Director of Fine Arts Certificate from University of Massachusetts Fitchburg.

Joyce continues to serve as a volunteer at the Paul Revere Heritage Site working with all aspects of operations. She also serves on the Canton Cultural Council.

Joyce has lived in Canton for over 62 years, attending all of the towns’ public schools. She and her family reside in Canton.

Elizabeth Sugameli

Elizabeth (Betsy) Sugameli is a retired employee of Needham High School where she taught all levels of Economics, US and World History. She is a former Museum Teacher at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum having attended the year-long Museum Teacher Training Program. She designed and gave educational tours specializing in Visual Thinking Strategies as part of Thinking through Art school program, and custom designed tours for VIPs and Museum Membership.

Betsy has a B.A., cum laude, from Trinity College, D.C., an M.B.A. from Babson College as a member of Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society, an M.Ed. from Boston College and attended the Postbaccalaureate Study Program at Wellesley College.

As a volunteer, Betsy has served on Canton’s Conservation Committee and the Finance Committee as Chair. Betsy recently relocated to Plymouth, MA.

Meet Our Staff

Kristen Phelps

Executive Assistant

Allison Neff

Event and Program Coordinator