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Michael Girouard '09

October 13, 2020
By St. Dom's

Resident Physician in Internal Medicine/Primary Care
University of California, San Francisco

After St. Dom's, Michael studied chemistry at Université de Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris VI as an exchange student at Hamilton College, then transferred to Williams College to graduate with majors in chemistry and French literature.

He joined Massachusetts General Hospital as a Clinical Research Coordinator in the Cost-Effectivenews of Preventing AIDS Complications (CEPAC) Group.

In 2015 Michael began pursuing his Doctor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. In 2017, he also started on an MBA degree at Harvard Business School, receiving both from Harvard in 2020. 

Dr. Girouard's research in HIV and opioid use in LGBTQ populations are cited below along with other studies.

Publications

  • Shortened Tuberculosis Treatment for People with HIV in South Africa: A Model-based Evaluation and Cost-effectiveness Analysis
  • Understanding and treating opioid use disorders in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer populations
  • Addressing Opioid Use Disorder among LGBTQ Populations
  • Survival benefits of antiretroviral therapy in Brazil: a model-based analysis
  • The Cost-effectiveness and budget impact of 2-drug dolutegravir-lamivudine regimens for the treatment of HIV infection in the United States
  • Cost-Effectiveness of Genotype Testing for Primary Resistance in Brazil
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Raymond Mosca ‘15

September 29, 2020
By St. Dom's

Raymond Mosca ‘15 recently graduated Summa Cum Laude from Saint Joseph’s College.  He is the recipient of the Dr. Stephen Aylward Memorial Political Science Award and the Sister Mary de la Salle O’Donnell History Award for top-ranking student in his area of study. 

While at Saint Joseph’s Raymond served 4 years in various Student Government roles and was President his senior year. 

Raymond has been accepted to Catholic University of America's Columbus School of Law (CUA Law) in Washington D. C.

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Don Dion '72

September 28, 2020
By St. Dom's

Chief Executive Officer, Inland Management
Chief Investment Officer, DRD Investments LLC 
President’s Advisory Board at Massachusetts General Hospital 
Advisory Board Member to Home Base, The Red Sox Foundation and MGH Program 

After graduating from St. Dom's, Don earned a bachelor's degree in economics and business administration from St. Michael's College in Vermont before receiving a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Maine Law School, and a master's of law degree from Boston University Law School. 

He founded Dion Money Management, an investment advisory firm, in 1996; served as the publisher of the Fidelity Independent Advisor; and is the trustee of the Dion Family Foundation, which focuses on helping individuals by offering tuition assistance at Catholic Institutions.   

Don attributes much of his success in his career in finance to the education he received at St. Dom's.  "I was fortunate enough to attend St. Dom's," said Dion.  "Along with the rigorous academics, I learned to work hard, reach for my goals, and value service to others.  I would like to ensure more students are afforded the opportunity of a faith-based college preparatory education." 

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Rebecca Perreault Buckley ‘93

September 25, 2020
By St. Dom's

Rebecca graduated from St. Dom's in 1993. She now resides in Connecticut with her husband, 4 kids and 2 dogs.

After extensively searching, but unsuccessfully finding, a fun, fashionable headband that did not slip, Rebecca received the inspiration to create her own headband line while vacationing in Australia.

She began hand sewing Bondi Band headbands in her hometown of Lewiston, Maine in February 2005.

Her company has expanded to a full line of headwear, compression products and accessories in comfortable, colorful options to fit every lifestyle and personality for active women, men and children. Bondi Band donates 10% of all profits to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts.

The demands of running a growing business and taking care of an also growing family keep her very busy, but in her free time she enjoys traveling. Rebecca loves sweets, which is why she can often be found running on her treadmill — while sporting a Bondi Band, of course.

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Ronald Roy '75

September 24, 2020
By St. Dom's

Professor of Mechanical Engineering (Statutory Chair)
Head of the Department of Engineering Science
University of Oxford

Ronald Roy received a B.S. in engineering physics from the University of Maine, an M.S. in physics from the University of Mississippi, and the M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from Yale University.

He formerly served as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Boston University, as a Senior Physicist at the Applied Physics Laboratory and an Associate Research Professor of Bioengineering, both at the University of Washington, and on the research staff at the National Center for Physical Acoustics. In 2006-2007 he served as the 65th George Eastman Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Oxford.

Trained as a physicist and an engineer, Dr. Roy specializes in the application of physical acoustics principles to problems in biomedical acoustics, industrial ultrasonics, and acoustical oceanography -- however, his true passion is the acoustics of bubbles and bubbly media.

Sonoluminescence (light from sound), acoustic cavitation dynamics, shock-driven cavity collapse physics, and bubble-mediated therapeutic ultrasonics are topics of past and current interest.

Most recently, he joined colleagues in developing new techniques for imaging the optical properties of soft tissues through the nonlinear interaction of light and sound (acousto-optic imaging) and is currently exploring novel ways in which nanoparticles can be used in conjunction with laser illumination and high-intensity focused ultrasound to facilitate both optical imaging and focused ultrasound surgery.

Dr. Roy has served on numerous professional society committees, review panels, editorial boards, and was a past Editor-in-Chief of Acoustics Research Letters On Line (now called JASA Express Letters). He is a Fellow and former Vice President of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) and a recipient of the ASA Helmholtz-Rayleigh Interdisciplinary Silver Medal.

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Jonathan Labonte '98

September 24, 2020
By St. Dom's

Jonathan grew up in Auburn, Maine and attended public schools before transferring to a local parochial school for his last three years of high school.  He earned a full scholarship to the University of Maine in Orono, graduating in 2002 with a B.S. in chemical engineering.  During his time at Orono, he worked two terms of an internship with a specialty chemical company serving Maine’s pulp and paper industry and spent time working in most of Maine’s paper mills at the time.

His first position after college was in the Boston area, working as a consulting engineer.  In that role, he worked to evaluate industrial complexes (pulp and paper mills, electrical and medical equipment fabrication, building materials manufacturers, etc) and commercial locations (high-rise offices, financial data centers) for business exposures arising from deficiencies in fire protection, equipment operation, building construction, or contingency planning.

He returned to Maine in late 2004 to begin taking graduate courses in public administration back at the University of Maine.  He served briefly in a consulting role by developing an analysis of current joint ventures between the Cities of Lewiston and Auburn, Maine for the Mayor’s Commission on Joint Services.  This included an assessment of models of regionalization from across the United States for applicability to current systems in place and public opinion in region.

In December of 2005, he accepted a role in transportation planning and policy in southern Maine, working with appointed and elected government officials regarding public policy and planning.

At present, he is the Executive of the Androscoggin Land Trust, a land conservation organization serving 19 towns and cities, spanning all or part of four counties, within the Androscoggin River watershed.  That work including working with local, state and federal agencies, as well as land owners and other non-profits to build support of conservation projects and the development of recreational assets in the region to promote access to the area’s natural resources.

Jonathan was first elected to office in 2008 as an Androscoggin County Commissioner, representing Auburn, Poland, Minot and Mechanic Falls.  In 2009, he was named to the MaineBiz Next List as someone shaping the future of Maine’s economy.  The Jay, Livermore and Livermore Falls Chamber of Commerce named him businessman of the year in 2010.

He now owns a home in downtown Auburn, four blocks from where he grew up.

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Angela Mickalide '75

September 24, 2020
By Angela Mickalide

Angela Mickalide, PhD, MCHES, is an internationally-lauded researcher and practitioner with more than 30 years’ experience in public health education, injury prevention, and health communication. 

Dr. Mickalide was valedictorian of the Class of 1975 at Saint Dominic Regional High School. She graduated summa cum laude from Colby College in Waterville, Maine swhere she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and Psi Chi, the National Psychology Honor Society.

Dr. Mickalide earned her PhD degree at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, specializing in public health, psychology, and health education. Upon graduation, she was selected for membership in the Alpha Chapter of Delta Omega, the Public Health Honorary Society. Dr. Mickalide is also a master certified health education specialist (MCHES) and a graduated scholar in the Public Health Education Leadership Institute.

She is the Immediate-Past President of the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) is a nonprofit, independent professional association that represents a diverse membership of nearly 4,000 health education professionals and students in the US and 25 international countries. SOPHE members work in schools, universities, voluntary organizations, health care settings, worksites, and in local, state and federal government agencies.

At Safe Kids Worldwide and the Home Safety Council, Dr. Mickalide served in several senior management roles in research, programming and outreach.  She was most recently principal investigator and program director of the Emergency Medical Services for Children National Resource Center based at Children’s National Health System in Washington, DC. Her duties included: providing fiscal oversight of a four-year, $6 million-dollar cooperative agreement from the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau; leading a staff of nine employees; and developing and implementing the annual work plan. 

Despite a career based in the non-profit sector, Dr. Mickalide has maintained strong roots in the scholarly arena. She has published more than 90 articles, book chapters, research reports, and editorials as well as delivered nearly 400 conference presentations over the past three decades. Dr. Mickalide has held academic appointments in public health at both Johns Hopkins and George Washington Universities, and has mentored approximately 30 graduate students during their internships and capstone experiences. She also served on several peer-reviewed journal editorial boards, including Health Education and Behavior, Health Promotion Practice, Injury Prevention and the International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion.

Angela has held leadership positions on many non-profit boards including the Kensington Historical Society, the American Association of University Women, the Montgomery County Maryland Commission on Children and Youth and Noyes Children’s Library.  She is a music lover and serves on the Board of Directors of the South County Concert Association.

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Joseph Bosse '11

September 24, 2020
By Joseph Bosse

The United States Military Academy at West Point prepared me for the Army, but St. Dominic Academy prepared me for life.  After graduation, I served as an enlisted Infantryman and went on to attend officer training at the United States Military Academy at West Point where I earned a B.S in Industrial Engineering / Farsi.  The Army has taken me from Northern Africa to Southwest Asia, and the lessons from St. Dom’s have undoubtedly remained throughout.
       
Although I graduated nearly a decade ago, I find myself constantly drawing on the lessons learned from my time at Saint Dominic Academy. Whether it is training the next generation of America's sons and daughters or helping our Afghan partners at their point of need-St. Dom’s has taught me the most about the meaning of service.

The holistic approach to education provided at St. Dom’s allowed me to learn the values of teamwork and discipline, rise to common challenges, and discover who I was as a young leader. St. Dom’s builds leaders of character that are in the highest demand in our military and civilians sectors.

Programs like Mission to Mississippi, Senior Capstone, sports, and daily interactions with the Saint's community all help us learn what it means to give back as young leaders.
       
The St. Dom’s education inculcates a yearning to help others and give back to a greater good. Instead of having to learn these lessons for the first time during training or combat, I am grateful I learned them at St. Dom’s.
 
 

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Claire Morissette Girardin '90

September 24, 2020
By Claire Morissette Girardin
Claire Morissette Girardin

Saint Dom's provided me with an amazing supportive place to build a strong foundation and become a well-rounded person and develop the skills I needed to succeed.  

Ever since I can remember, my career goal had always been to become a veterinarian.  I worked really hard in high school to get good grades and was really involved in sports and extracurricular activities.  I was able to keep building on that at the University of Maine and then realize my dream by graduating with my VMD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1999.  For the past 20 years I have had a very fulfilling and rewarding career, doing something I love as a small animal veterinarian.   

My Dad attended Saint Dom's as well and my parents put all six of us through Saint Dom's.  My Dad was a founding member of the Key Club, and I was lucky enough to be a senior the year that girls were allowed to join.  It is really rewarding to be able to see my children also participating in something at Saint Dom's that their Pepere helped to start. 


Dr. Claire Morissette Girardin '90 featured in the May/June 2020 Issue of Harvest Magazine My Catholic Education Cover Story

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