The intention of Sacred Heart education is to address the whole person. You come as you are and are cared for with great love. The hope is to implant you a sacred love for yourself, to challenge you to be more honest, to lead you along the road of integrity.

- Life at the Sacred Heart

School Leadership

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is a self-perpetuating body composed of members of the larger community, past and current parents, alumnae, and Religious of the Sacred Heart (RSCJ). The Board holds in trust the mission of the school and bears particular responsibility for the school’s fiduciary policies.

In collaboration with the educational mission of the Society of the Sacred Heart, the Board sets policy and hires the Head of School. Primary among the Board of Trustees’ leadership responsibilities is long-term planning for the school and its future.

2022-2023 Board of Trustees 

Bridget Egan Albertson '79, P'19
Mary C. Bernstein, RSCJ 
Patricia Colbert ’69 
Niall Cullinane P’20 
Colm Heaney P’20 
Carmen Heredia-Lopez P’24 
Nancy C. Kehoe, RSCJ 
Hon. Susan Kennedy-Sullivan ’70
Michael Kerns P’18, Vice-Chair
Heather Ann Kotlarz P’14, P’15  
Thomas P. McMenamin P’14, P’18
Lynda Mooney P’22, Chair of the Board
Steve Pace P’23 
Timothy B. Quigley P’21 
Anthony Rettino P’22 
Ennedy Rivera ’93 
Tami Hoekstra Rocha '80 P'05
Michele M. Sparks P’22
Kathryn Talty P’24
Aimee G. Walters P’23
Dr. Susan Dempf, Head of School 


Leadership Team

Dr. Susan Tyree Dempf

Head of School
Bachelor of Arts, Economics, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Master of Physical Education, Administration, Springfield College
Doctor of Philosophy, Teaching and Curriculum, Syracuse University

Rocco Gargiulo

Principal, Mathematics Teacher
Bachelor of Science, University of San Francisco
Master of Arts in Teaching, Education, Grand Canyon University
MAT, Grand Canyon University

Mary Kelly

Chief Development Officer
Master of Business Administration, General Management, Lake Forest Graduate School of Management
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, News-Editorial, Marquette University

Gregory Lobe

Director of Admission
Bachelor of Arts, International Studies, Miami University

Alexandra Maegdlin

Chief Marketing and Communications Officer
Master of Science, Communications, Northwestern University
Bachelor of Arts, English Literature, Denison University

Christine Schmidt

Associate Head of School, Director of the Center for Global Studies
Bachelor of Arts, History, Northern Illinois University

Geraldine White

Chief Finance and Resource Officer
Master in Business Administration, Finance & International Business, University of Chicago
Bachelor of Arts, American Studies, Knox College