Michael Moriarty, Executive Director
Michael Moriarty has served as Executive Director of OneHolyoke CDC since 2013, dedicated to the organization’s mission of transforming distressed neighborhoods and improving lives for residents of the City of Holyoke.
In 2015, Governor Charlie Baker appointed Moriarty to serve on the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. He has spent his career fighting for early literacy success for all children and closing the achievement gap, especially in Gateway Cities. Moriarty was selected as a 2014 Difference Maker by BusinessWest for his commitment to taking on early literacy. Learn more about Moriarty and early literacy.
Moriarty is very active in the Holyoke community. He previously served on the Holyoke School Committee for 13 years, is the founder and past president of Friends of Holyoke Public Schools, an education fund, and is an advocate for the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading in Holyoke. Most recently, Moriarty has been a member of the St. Patrick’s Committee for many years, and recently served as President of the 2017 Holyoke St. Patrick’s Parade.
Moriarty, who formerly operated a private law practice in Holyoke, earned a Bachelor’s degree in History from The Catholic University of America, and a Juris Doctorate degree from Western New England University School of Law.
Our Staff/Board of Directors
Michael J. Moriarty, President
Chris Riffenburg, CFO
Armando Santiago, Clerk
Board of Directors
Walter Nalesnik, Board Chair