Staff & Board of Directors
Love of T Foundation Staff
Luke Fitzgerald, Founder
Teresa’s baby boy. Luke is the Founder of Love of T. In 2013 Luke received an Associates in Criminal Justice from Berkshire Community College as well as a certificate in Turf Science from The Stockbridge School at University of Massachusetts. Luke struggled through his teens and twenties battling Bipolar Disorder and addiction until getting into recovery in 2017. Since then he has been employed with different human service agencies in the Berkshires such as The Brien Center, BCRHA, and is currently employed as a case manager with The Berkshire County Sheriff’s Office. In his free time, Luke enjoys cooking, cycling, kayaking and golf. Luke loves his family above all else and is always making time to visit his many cousins.
Serena Johnson , Managing Director
Serena joins Love of T with over six years of non-profit experience. A native of Los Angeles, she worked at arts non-profits building out their fundraising infrastructure culminating in a $3 million capital campaign to build a new theater in Glendale, CA. In 2020, she turned her focus towards supporting others on their own mental health journey when we was diagnosed with ADHD and anxiety. As a child of addiction, she understands first hand how a lack of mental health support can impact one’s ability to thrive in this world. She is deeply passionate about connecting people to the services they need in a world where those services are woefully under-provided.
Love of T Foundation Board
Paul Farella, Board Chair
Paul Farella is a highly experienced financial manager and community leader. He holds an MBA in sustainability from Antioch University New England, as well as a BSBA in Economics and Finance from the Barney School of Business at the University of Hartford. As a member of the Stakeholder Council for the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), an international NGO dedicated to promoting responsible business practices, Paul works to help organizations understand and communicate their impacts on important issues such as climate change, human rights, and corruption. In addition, Paul serves on the School Committee for the Central Berkshire Regional School District. As the chairman of the board for The Love of T Foundation, he provides financial guidance and works to achieve positive results for the community.
Timothy Loehr, Treasurer
CPA with 9 years of public accounting experience at Adelson & Company PC. In, 2011 he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts. Since then he has worked extensively with nonprofit organizations by providing accounting, auditing and tax preparation services. Tim is a native of Pittsfield and a lifelong friend of the Fitzgerald’s. An avid sports fan rooting for the Red Sox, Celtics and New York Giants. In his spare time, Tim is very active playing sports with friends and is known for his great poker face.
Justine Dodds, Secretary
Justine is a Pittsfield Native graduating cum laude from University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1992 with a Bachelor’s in English while minoring in Anthropology. After college Justine moved to the San Francisco Bay Area for 12 years before returning to Pittsfield to raise her children, Sabil and Jena, who are now College students. Justine is an avid reader and knitter who also competes in triathlons. Justine currently holds the position of Community Development Program Manager for The
City of Pittsfield.
Roger has become a friend of the Fitzgerald family over the past decade-plus. Roger has extensive accomplishments and brings 45 years of practical and forward-thinking experience as a successful CEO, board member, and senior management leader to Love of T. Roger recently ended his tenure as Chairman of the Executive Committee of American Express National Bank, after serving as Chairman of the Board and chairing all major committees, and retired as Lead Director of a NASDAQ listed community bank. He is currently an executive advisor with multiple companies in industries as diverse as biotech, real estate brokerages, consumer goods, and fintech. Roger is also the founder of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Roger splits his time between Florida, and The Berkshires.
Daniel graduated from Curry College in 2015 with a major in Criminal Justice. He graduated from Massachusetts School of Law in 2018. Daniel joined Martin & Oliveira, LLP in 2017. Daniel is excited to be working in Berkshire County. He lives in Pittsfield with his wife, Nikki, his son Jack, and two dogs, Bailey and Blaze. When not in the office, Daniel can be found golfing, fishing and skiing.
Catherine Burt Cantin
A Pittsfield native who spent many years living in Los Angeles, Catherine is a producer and co-founder of Double Vision Projects, a production company focusing in branding, podcast and video content. Having worked with large film studios and on more intimate productions and with smaller brands, her mission has always remained the same: to tell a story that will inspire and educate the viewer. Having attended the Institute Of Integrative Nutrition, she is passionate about merging the ever-expanding worlds of health & wellness and media. Catherine recently moved back to The Berkshires to raise her family and in her spare time she enjoys cooking, being outdoors and spending quality time with loved ones. Catherine joins The Love Of T Board as a close friend to the Fitzgerald’s and brings her knowledge of purposeful marketing, fundraising, events and community relations to connect our cause to Berkshire County residents.
Dr. Daniel Burt
Dr. Burt grew up in Berkshire County, and though he now lives in Texas, he still thinks of Massachusetts as his home. He is a board-certified physician, specialized in Behavioral Health, as the topic has always been a topic near-and-dear to his heart. Luke has been a great friend throughout his life and the tragic loss of his mother, T, was a heart-wrenching loss for him and many others. Dr. Burt’s family has also had several suicides, and its impact on him growing up has in-part shaped who he is today. Mental health in the medical field is short-staffed and underserved across the country, and groups like the Love of T are so needed in connecting people with treatment and community. If the group prevents one suicide, it is a great win for society. He has served as a board member for the organization since January 2022, and hasn’t looked back! It’s a great honor to be a part of Love of T.