Acting President of Hyde Park Historical Society

Mimi Turchinetz – Acting 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:

Sylvie Agudelo
Elisa Birdseye
Bethany Czeny
Denise Dodds
Vicky Gall
Patrice Gattozzi
Jaquelyn Jones
Michael G. King
Frank O’Brien
Joseph Okafor
Darlene Smith
Janet Smith
Mimi Turchinetz
Barbara Wicker