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.

2021-2022 Board of Trustees 

Timothy Archibald 
Paul J. Bartusiak P’13, P’15, P’17, P’19, P’23 
Mary C. Bernstein, RSCJ 
Patricia Colbert ’69 
Niall Cullinane P’20 
Beth Dolack ’82 
Colm Heaney P’20 
Carmen Heredia-Lopez P’24 
Jeffrey Hesse P’20, P’21 
Heather Ann Kotlarz P’14, P’15 
Nancy C. Kehoe, RSCJ 
Hon. Susan Kennedy-Sullivan ’70 
Michael Kerns P’18, Co-Vice-Chair 
Mary Margaret McDonnell, RSCJ 
Thomas P. McMenamin P’14, P’18, Co-Vice-Chair 
Lynda Mooney, Chair of the Board, P’22 
Steve Pace P’23 
Timothy B. Quigley P’21 
Anthony Rettino P’22 
Ennedy Rivera ’93 
Susanne Slaughter P’16, P’17 
Michele M. Sparks P’22 
Aimee G. Walters P’23 
Dr. Dawn Nichols, Head of School 


Leadership Team

Christine Schmidt

Associate Head of School
BA, Northern Illinois University

Rocco Gargiulo

BS, University of San Francisco
BBA, Grand Canyon University
MAT, Grand Canyon University

Brian Gosell

Chief Finance & Resource Officer
BS, Western Governors University

Alexandra Maegdlin

Chief Marketing and Communications Officer
BA, Denison University
MS, Northwestern University

Dr. Dawn Nichols

Head of School

Annie Ross

Director of Admission and Affordability
BA, Cornell University