President of Hyde Park Historical Society

Tom Sullivan – President

Tom Sullivan almost grew up in Jamaica Plain. He has been a resident of Roslindale since 1956. He graduated from Roslindale High School in 1960, barely. His wife Donna is a graduate of Hyde Park High School. They met on the George Wright Golf Course in November 1981. Through his research on the golf course, Tom was introduced to the Archives of the Historical Society by Barbara Wicker. During that time he developed an interest in the work of local artist John Joseph Enneking, which interest is shared by Donna. Tom has also prepared profiles for the Historical Society of Gen. Henry B. Carrington and Col. John B. Bachelder.


Mimi Turchinetz – Vice President







Denise Dodds – Secretary

Denise Dodds, a lifelong Boston resident, lives in Hyde Park with her wife, Mary. She graduated from Saint Anne School in Readville and Saint Clare’s in Roslindale. Denise worked for the City of Boston for over 30 years as Director of Youth Services and Adult Skills Training then as Director of Evaluation at the Boston Public Health Commission. Denise has evaluated a variety of public health programs and written reports on the health of Boston neighborhoods. She has led workshop on racial justice and health equity and developed tools to help healthcare institutions assess their adherence to racial justice policies and procedures. Denise received a BA from Regis College, a Masters in City Regional Planning from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, an MEd from Antioch/New England, and a PhD in Public Policy from UMass/Boston. She has a certificate in Genealogical Studies from Boston University and has conducted genealogical research for 30 years. Denise is an avid golfer, currently serving as VP/Tournament Chairperson for the Fairway Ladies of Franklin Park. Good weather and bad, she can be found on the links at George Wright and Franklin Park.


Patrice Gattozi – Treasurer







The Society Board of Directors and Curators:

Sylvie Agudelo
Elisa Birdseye
Peter T. Brown
Trudy Creedon
Denise Dodds
Vicky Gall
Patrice Gattozzi
Michael G. King
Frank O’Brien
Bob Smith
Darlene Smith
Janet Smith
Tom Sullivan
Mimi Turchinetz
Barbara Wicker