Allow yourself to be led by the Lord. He will direct all things through you. Trust him and following his example, always act humbly, gently and in good faith.
- St. Vincent de Paul
Sean FlynnBoard Chair, President of the Flynn & O'Hara Company **Bio coming soon**
Mike ClarkDevelopment Director, The DePaul Catholic School Mike is in his second year at DePaul Catholic. Prior to this position, Mike was our fifth-grade teacher. He has also served two years as a youth development volunteer with the United States Peace Corps in Bulgaria. He is a graduate of Father Judge High School, The University of Scranton, and recently finished his master’s degree in Public Administration at the Fels Institute of Government, University of Pennsylvania.
Ernie CovingtonReal Estate Developer **Bio coming soon**
Sam DeitchIgnatian Service Director, St. Joseph Preparatory School **Bio coming soon**
Kevin Dolan, Esq.Lavin, O'Neil, Ricci, Cedrone & DiSipio **Bio coming soon**
John FiggePresident, JOF Investments John served as the first Board Chair for The DePaul Catholic School **Bio coming soon**
Sister Maggie Gannon, OSFPresident, Drexel Neumann Academy **Bio coming soon**
Theresa Gillespie, EsqObermayer, Rebmann, Maxwell, & Hibbel Terri first learned about DePaul Catholic from the Vice Principal and Board member, Steve Janczewski, who she has known for many years. Terri has not worked at DePaul in any other capacity, but was interested in joining the Advisory Board because she is a firm believer in the importance of providing a quality Catholic education to children in the City of Philadelphia. Terri is an attorney in the Labor and Employment department at Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP in Philadelphia. She is a 2002 graduate of Boston College and graduated from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law in 2006. Prior to attending law school, Terri served as a volunteer at St. Malachy School in Philadelphia with the Notre Dame Mission Volunteers division of the Americorps.
Bill GreenleePhiladelphia City Council **Bio coming soon**
Mary GrzywinskiMary currently serves on the Governance Committee of the DePaul Catholic Advisory Board. Mary has been active in helping to plan and organize the silent auction for the annual DePaul Catholic Gala in the past couple of years. Mary was born and raised in Germantown, attending St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church. Through her involvement with St. Vincent's she became involved with DePaul Catholic School. As a homeschooling mother, she is comm`itted to education in all its forms, especially an education that honors each child's gifts, as DePaul Catholic does. Mary works part-time as a Perinatal Homecare Nurse. She is married to Steven. They live in Mt. Airy with their three teenage sons.
Sister Cheryl Ann Hillig, DCPrincipal, The DePaul Catholic School Sister Cheryl, a native of New York and a member of the religious community of the Daughters of Charity, has been the Principal at The DePaul Catholic School since 2006. Sister Cheryl made it her personal mission to ensure that the children of Germantown have the option of receiving a quality Catholic education in the Vincentian tradition.
Steve JanczewskiVice Principal, The DePaul Catholic School Steve Janczewski, or "Mr. J", is the Vice Principal of The DePaul Catholic School. A graduate of Father Judge High School in Northeast Philadelphia and Fordham University in New York City, Mr. J has been a faithful employee of this wonderful school since 2000. While at DC, Mr. J has taught 6,7, and 8th grade Social Studies and was the Director of the Vincentian Academy. As Vice Principal, Mr. J oversees the discipline throughout the school. He also assists Sister Cheryl in the many administrative duties at school.
Carol JohnsonDirector of Client Relations, Tabas and Rosen Carol Howard Johnson is an active member of St. Francis of Assisi Parish where she serves on the Finance and the Pastoral Planning Committees. It is through this association that she became involved with DePaul Catholic. Ms. Johnson was an original member of the school’s finance committee and now serves on the DePaul Catholic Advisory Board as a member of the governance committee. She has a strong commitment to education and has served on the Finance Committee and chaired the Academic Affairs Committee at other schools in the city. She is a graduate of Villanova University with a degree in psychology. She is employed at Tabas & Rosen, PC, a law firm that is a leader in the field of Health Care. She is the Director, Client Relations for the firm and interacts with financial managers at hospitals in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. She is a member of the American Association of Health Administrative Management and the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association.
Stefan Jordan**Bio coming soon**
Dr. Kevin KellyDr. Kelly is a pediatrician by training and I am committed to the health and well-being of children. He has always also had a special interest in the children of the poor and indigent. He is the owner of a solo, private, subspecialty practice in Willow Grove, but still also regularly sees patients of the indigent of North Philadelphia and the Northeast section of Philadelphia at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. Dr. Kelly learned of the DePaul School gradually over time through my interactions with Pat McKenzie. Pat and one of his son’s have been close friends for many years. Dr. Kelly knew of his commitment to Campus Ministry and learned that he was working at the DePaul School in Germantown. Dr. Kelly was formally introduced when Pat invited him to a social reception for the faculty at DePaul, where he experienced personally how many other like minded individuals were also working at the school. He was very impressed with each of these young people. My thought was that they could all, most likely, be working in other, higher-paying jobs, but their choices to dedicate themselves to the mission of the DePaul School made a vivid impression on me. I was particularly moved that each of these young professionals had chosen this school. I decided then that I would like to try and support their exemplary efforts. Pat then approached me to consider a place on the Advisory Committee for the school and I was very excited to offer what ever help I could to Sister Cheryl and her faculty. I look forward to serving.
Bro. Mike McGinnis, F.S.C.President, LaSalle University **Bio coming soon**
Rita McGovernAssistant Principal for Academic Affairs, Little Flower High School Rita is currently the Assistant Principal for Academic Affairs at Little Flower High School for Girls, where she supervises the general academic program and maintains dialogue with students, parents, and faculty in regards to the Academic Progam. She is a graduate of LaSalle University and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in History and Secondary Education and a Master’s Degree in Education. Rita has been impressed with the graduates of DePaul Catholic who have attended Littler Flower. She is impressed with their confidence and their commitment to the community. to She has served as a board member at The DePaul Catholic School since its inception in 2009.
Sister Cathy McGowen, SSJPrincipal, Drexel Neumann Academy **Bio coming soon**
Patrick McKenzieCampus Minister, The DePaul Catholic School Pat McKenzie, a graduate of Saint Joseph's Preparatory School and The University of Scranton, came to DePaul Catholic in the fall of 2007. As Campus Minister, Mr. McKenzie coordinators service projects, liturgies, and prayer services for the students, as well as coordinates service groups from outside of our school. If you are interested in tutoring, or sharing any other gifts or talents you may have, please contact Mr. McKenzie.
Laura MellyConsultant Laura has served as a facilitator, committee/board member or administrator in Quaker (a.k.a. the Religious Society of Friends) nonprofit organizations since 1990. As Executive Director of Friends Board Consulting, she consulted with and trained numerous Friends congregations and the schools under their care. When employed at Pendle Hill, a Quaker retreat and conference center in Delaware County, Laura taught adult religious education courses and provided spiritual direction in addition to various administrative responsibilities. Prior to 1990, she held professional positions in corporate banking at JPMorgan, strategic planning at Bristol-Myers Squibb, and in management consulting with Riverview Research. Laura received an M.B.A. from Wharton in marketing and entrepreneurship.
Katie MoranoKatie was introduced to DePaul Catholic at the recommendation of Sam Deitch. She is a Team Manager, US Marketing, Aberdeen Asset Management; Vice President, Public Relations, Nationwide Funds Group; Public Communications Manager, Gartmore Global Investments. She is a graduate of The Catholic University of America and attended Scranton Preparatory School.
Julie O'ConnellAide to Councilman Bill Greenlee **Bio coming soon**
Father Richard Rock, CMPastor of St. Vincent de Paul Parish, President of The DePaul Promise, Inc. **Bio coming soon**
John Roken**Bio coming soon**
Diane ScuttiController, Cabrini College Diane currently serves on the De Paul Catholic School Governance Committee. This is her first direct involvement with the school. As a member of St. Vincent de Paul Church for more than 20 years; she has followed the school’s history and development. This past year she attended the De Paul Catholic annual auction and was impressed with the students, staff and educational outcomes of the school and wanted to become more involved and lend support to their mission. Diane has worked in higher education for 22 years and currently is the Controller of Cabrini College in Radnor, PA.
Father Eugene Sheridan, CMPastor, St. Francis of Assisi Parish
Jerry SzucsPresident, MARSCare Jerry currently serves on the De Paul Catholic School Governance Committee as its point person. He previously served on its Finance Committee. Jerry became involved with the school while serving on the Parish Council at Germantown’s St Vincent de Paul Church. This relationship was fostered by his strong belief and support of a school that would provide quality education in a depressed neighborhood and with children of limited means. Jerry is President of MARSCare, a large Philadelphia based home health agency serving the needs of all people but especially the poor. The agency serves the elderly as well as a large pediatric population of special needs children. He is also President of MARS, Inc which is both a staffing agency and operates addiction treatment programs in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Jerry is the Founder and Board member of the Frankie’s World Foundation, a nonprofit organization serving special needs kids in a medical day care center. The Foundation has a special relationship with the De Paul Catholic School where students from the school interact with the special needs children at the medical day care center.
Father Bernie Tracey, CMSuperior, St. Vincent de Paul Seminary **Bio coming soon**
Brother Joseph Willard, F.S.C.Executive Assistant to the President, LaSalle University **Bio coming soon**