Tommy's Place in Falmouth is a vacation home for kids fighting cancer

Tommy's Place Board of Directors

Tim O’Connell

A Quincy, MA and Falmouth resident, Tim is the founder and president of Tommy’s Place Foundation, Inc. a home for kids fighting cancer, which is being developed into a former historic inn in Falmouth, MA.  In addition to being a lifelong entrepreneur, he is also a real estate investor and developer who has been buying, selling, building and rehabilitating single and multi-family properties in the Boston and Martha's Vineyard markets since 1996.  Tim has extensive experience with rehabilitating 100+ year old buildings as well as building and restoring homes within historic districts.

Current Affiliations:

President of MV35, LLC

Founder and President, Tommy’s Place Foundation, Inc.


Guy Morse

Guy Morse is an accomplished executive and recognized leader with more than 40 years in sports direction and special event management. He was the Executive Director of the Boston Athletic Association (BAA) and the Boston Marathon for nearly 30 years, and is widely credited with leading the marathon's rebirth and resurgence to world-wide prominence. Under his strong and compassionate leadership, he helped chart the dramatic growth of the BAA, and was responsible for the creation and activation of several industry-leading programs at the Boston Marathon, most notably the institution of equal prize money for men and women, the development of groundbreaking new long term corporate sponsorships, and the wildly successful marathon charity fundraising program. 

Guy is also the founder of the innovative World Marathon Majors, a strategic partnership of the world's largest and most influential marathons, as well as the Boston Marathon and Jimmy Fund Walk, which has raised tens of millions of dollars for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. In addition, Guy's extensive travel to many parts of the world and his wide-ranging body of work, from his well-documented success at the Boston Marathon, to his support of several Olympic Games, and his orchestration of the City of Boston's Prudential Center Tree Lighting Ceremonies, have provided him an unusually broad and dynamic perspective and respect for tradition.

A graduate of Northeastern University and a recipient of many local and national industry awards, Guy has now turned his attention to working strategically with local events and organizations, and he is also an active member of several Boston and Cape Cod area boards and community associations. 

Current Affiliations:

Board of Governors, Boston Athletic Association/Boston Marathon

Vice President, Cape Cod Charitable Fundraisers

Owner/Principal, GLM Consulting


Timothy F. Hagan, CPA 

Tim has over thirty years of experience in auditing commercial and not-for-profit concerns throughout New England; servicing a variety of regional nonprofit agencies such as Boston neighborhood health centers, social service agencies, HUD-assisted multifamily residential developments and private foundations. He has also served the AICPA in conducting on-site and off-site peer reviews of member firms. In addition, Tim has authored various technical articles for regional publications, and has organized Boston Herald Tax Days - a day-long symposium for tax questions and answers available to the readers of the publication. He is a Board Advisor to the Scleroderma Foundation and the United Way and Treasurer of Masconomet Regional Scholarship Foundation. Tim holds a B.S from Bentley University and maintains various security licenses. He serves the profession as a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants, where he has chaired several committees.

Current Affiliations:

Managing General Partner, Bernard, Johnson, Hagan, Couto & CO PC

(Certified Public Accountants and Business Advisors)


Kristen Benjamin

A Tyngsboro, MA resident who now resides in Chelmsford, MA.  Kristen has spent much of her adult life giving of herself, not only taking care of her two young children, Logan 7 and Paisley 4 (whom was recently diagnosed with pediatric cancer and is currently being treated at Tufts Floating Hospital for Children in Boston), she also has over 8+ years doing municipal work.  As well as giving her time to volunteer for the Billerica, MA section of Toys for Tots.  Kristen has been volunteering for Toys for Tots for over 10 years. Also included in her volunteering she has enjoyed over 3 years being a volunteer cheer coach for Pop Warner! 


Special Advisor


Deborah Dougherty, CFRE

Director of Major Gifts Officer

Cape Cod Healthcare Foundation