Retirement System

Board Members and Staff

Board Members

Andris J. Silins

Chairman and Ex-Officio Member
General Secretary-Treasurer, United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners of America

Michael J. Dirrane

Appointed Member
Sr. Managing Director and Chief Sales Officer, National MI Holdings

Michael T. Fitzmaurice

Elected Member
Director of Finance, Rhode Island Housing.  Retired as CFO of MassHousing after more than 35 years of service.

Antonio J. Torres

Elected Member
Relationship Manager, Rental Lending Department, MassHousing

Paul T. Hynes, Attorney

5th Member
Attorney,  Angoff, Goldman, Manning, Wanger & Hynes, P.C.

Staff

Joseph M. Petty

Executive Secretary
Responsible for the overall administration of the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency Employees' Retirement System,  including private retirement counseling sessions, employer group retirement education seminars, annual reporting to state and federal agencies, assist in the processing of all accidental, ordinary disability and survivor/beneficiary benefits. Responsible for the oversight of general investment practices, management and performance.  Responsible for the implementation of M.G.L. c. 32 and 840 CMR Rules & Regulations

Direct Line:  617-854-1871
Fax: 617-624-9469
Email:  jpetty@masshousing.com

Michelle M. Shinnick

Retirement Analyst
Michelle joined the Retirement Office in March, 2016.  Prior to the Retirement office Michelle worked for MassHousing  for over 28 years.

Responsible for the monthly accounting, monthly reporting to P.E.R.A.C., Annual Report, monthly processing of pension payments, federal tax, direct deposits and annual benefit verification forms.  Other responsibilities include general membership information and assisting in the day-to-day operations. Available to answer calls concerning general membership.

Direct Line:  617-854-1123
Fax: 617-624-9419
Email:  mshinnick@masshousing.com