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The Advancement team is here to help if you have questions about fundraising, marketing and communications, social media, or admissions.

Karen Weavill, CFRE

Karen Weavill, CFRE

Director of Advancement and Development

Ms. Weavill holds a B.S. in Business Communications from Bentley University, and earned her CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) credential in 2003. She enjoys the privilege of working with the entire Mercymount community to build philanthropy to the school and its programs, and brings more than 25 years of experience to the role. In her spare time, she serves on the board for School One, volunteers with the performing arts program at Smithfield High School, and loves to read and knit. Someday she will finish the novel she started during NaNoWriMo 2015.

Lisa Paré

Lisa Paré

Director of Admissions, Music Teacher

Mrs. Pare has her B.A. and her Masters in Music Education from University of Massachusetts at Lowell, and has been teaching music at Mercymount since 2003. In addition, Mrs. Pare took on the role of Admissions Director in 2019, bringing her wisdom as a teacher and a parent to the process. She is dedicated to developing her students’ creativity and appreciation for the music around them, while teaching to read rhythms and notes to produce music in accordance with the National Standards of Education in music. When she’s not juggling dual responsibilities at Mercymount, she loves spending time with her family and their pets, watching hockey, and reading.