Board of Directors

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Dr. William J. Murphy

Dr. William J. Murphy is the founder and president of Good Government Now.  He is active with several advocacy and policy research organizations including service as a Policy Advisor to the Center for Constitutional Reform at the Heartland Institute and a Co-Chair of Physicians Against Drug Shortages, an advocacy group dedicated to promoting competition in the pharmaceutical and medical product markets.

He is an Associate Professor of Social Science at the New England Institute of Technology in East Greenwich, RI where he teaches American government, economics, and U.S. national security policy.  Dr. Murphy holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania as well as an A.B. in Government from Harvard College.  Dr. Murphy is also a veteran of enlisted and officer service in the armor branch of the United States Army from 1988-1991, including assignments as a tank platoon leader and battalion staff officer with the 2nd Infantry Division in Korea.

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Matthew L. Fabisch, Esq.

Matthew Fabisch is a distinguished attorney, judge, and policy advocate who is devoted to promoting the fundamental political and civil rights espoused in the federal and state constitutions.  He serves as President and General Counsel of the Stephen Hopkins Center for Civil Rights, a public interest law firm dedicated to defending the rights of citizens. His public interest work includes assignments as a probate court judge,  Policy Director for a campaign for state Attorney General, and Executive Director and General Counsel of the Rhode Island Republican Party.

His  private practice experience includes service as managing partner of Fabisch Law, an associate at  Cicione and Associates, and an associate at Smith and Brink. Mr. Fabisch assists clients and their children with a full range of elder law services including estate planning, wills, trusts, probate, medicaid planning, disability planning, and tax planning. He also practices in the areas of Bankruptcy and Appellate matters.

Mr. Fabisch attended Roger Williams University Law School where he was the Editor-In-Chief of the Roger Williams University Law Review and President of the Federalist Society.  He also served as a law clerk for the Rhode Island Superior Court and a law clerk at the Institute of Justice. Mr. Fabisch is a founding board member of Good Government Now.

G.E. Cregan

G.E. Cregan is an accounting, management, and business operations expert with extensive experience advising large corporations, small businesses, and non-profit organizations.  Cregan’s professional experience includes assignments as an auditor, finance director, budget director, controller, CFO, and consultant at Price Waterhouse, CVS Caremark Corporation, and GTECH Corporation in addition to advising small businesses in the retail, wholesale, real estate and communications industries as well as selected non-profit organizations on financial management issues.

Cregan is a Certified Public Accountant who holds a B.A. in American Civilization from Brown University and Master of Science in Accounting from the University of Rhode Island.