Holy Name School hires part-time director of Advancement/Alumni


FALL RIVER, Mass. — Holy Name School has hired Dr. Jana McHenry to join the administration in a part-time capacity as director of Advancement/Alumni. She will work to advance the mission of the school in the areas of donor management, alumni relations and marketing. 

Father Jay Maddock, pastor of Holy Name Parish and director of Holy Name School, and the school’s principal Dr. Patricia Wardell are looking forward to working together with McHenry to advance the mission of Holy Name School and the school’s newest Strategic Planning goals. 

McHenry is an alumnae of Holy Name School (1982) and Bishop Connolly (1986). She started her career as a teacher at St. Jean Baptiste School (now Holy Trinity). More recently she was assistant superintendent of Dartmouth Public Schools and director of Advancement at Bishop Stang High School.

McHenry and her husband, Michael, primarily reside in Fall River, with a secondary residence in Hales Location, N.H. They are parishioners of Holy Name Church and serve the diocese as the lead couple for the Greater New Bedford Marriage Preparation Program. Jana and Michael have two children — Jillian, 24, and Caitlin, 19.

McHenry shared, “I feel blessed to have returned home to Holy Name. I look forward to advancing our mission of ‘Academic Excellence rooted in Catholic Values’ by supporting our students — past, present and future, our parish, and our community.”

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