Suffolk Family was established to serve as a proactive and on-going link between Suffolk University and the family members of our current students. The Suffolk Family Leadership Council is a voluntary group of engaged family members who advocate for the needs of families/students, assist the University with advancement efforts that enable the institution to provide the services and resources which support student success, and serve as a sounding board when the University seeks family input regarding decisions that will share the student experience. 

Suffolk Family Leadership Council members are not employees of Suffolk University, but can still serve as a valuable resource for other families who need advice, support or encouragement during their Suffolk University journey.

Suffolk Family Leadership Council:

Mrs. Lisa Marie Barocas of San Antonio, TX
Student: Megan, Class of 2019

Mrs. Paula Carafotes of Sutton, MA
Student: Anastasia, Class of 2019

Mrs. Nicole Casale of Warwick, RI
Student: Louis, Class of 2019

Mr. Marc Dicciani of Lansdale, PA
Student: Alexandra, Class of 2019

Mrs. Catherine Kirk of Clinton Township, MI
Student: Brendan, Class of 2017
Student: Justin, Class of 2018

Mrs. Claire LeTard Heap of Abita Springs, LA

Student: Robert, Class of 2016

Ms. Kristin Laskin of Monmouth Junction, NJ
Student: Matthew, Class of 2019

Mrs. Mary Lavado of Durham, CT
Student: Erin, Class of 2019

Mr. Sean Randall of Sagamore Beach, MA
Student: Margaret, Class of 2019

The Suffolk Family Leadership Council's membership welcomes new family members annually. Applications can be submitted online by family members of current undergraduate students. Inquiries by email can be directed to