The Board of Trustees has the responsibility for setting School policy and maintaining the School's financial health, in collaboration with the administration. The Board also employs and evaluates the Head of School. It manages the present needs of the School, while at the same time planning for the future and always remaining faithful to the School's mission, as expressed in the Goals & Criteria for Sacred Heart Schools in the United States. Sacred Heart’s Board of Trustees plays an active, strategic role in the affairs of Sacred Heart, with the School's daily operations in the capable hands of the administrative team.
All trustees have fiduciary obligations to the School; specifically, they have the duties of care, loyalty and obedience. Trustees must have no conflicts of interest. Trustees have an obligation to maintain confidentiality and to publicly support all board decisions. Trustees have an obligation to be informed, to act in good faith and to act in the best interest of the School.
The board operates through a series of standing committees. Occasionally, adhoc committees and task forces are created for particular needs. Each board member serves on at least one board committee and most members serve on more than one. The full board meets six times during the school year and each committee meets approximately six times annually. There are typically at least five trustees on each committee, and some also include administration members, non-trustee parents and others.
The Board of Trustees is composed of no less than 15 members and no more than 25 members, with the Head of School and presiding officers of the alumnae association and Parents' Association included as ex officio members during their respective terms of office. Members serve one or two three-year terms. At least three members of the board must be members of the Society of the Religious of the Sacred Heart. As is customary in independent schools, the board is self-perpetuating. This means that the trustees select their own successors. Criteria to be considered include diversity of talent and background, willingness to serve and perform the duties required, and prior efforts on behalf of Sacred Heart. The board is diverse in terms of talent, background and stage of life. What trustees have in common is a devotion to Sacred Heart and its mission, as expressed through involvement, hard work and generosity.
Paula Tennyson, Board Chair Announcement Letter
|Paula Tennyson, Chair|
Paula Tennyson is a full-time mother and is the past Board Chair of the Sacred Heart school in Bloomfield Hills, MI. She moved back to the Greenwich area, where she and her husband, Christopher, grew up.
Paula holds a B.A. from Newton College of the Sacred Heart (now part of Boston College).
A member of the CSH Board of Trustees since 2007, Paula was chair of the Search Committee. Paula's experience with Sacred Heart education includes nine years of board service at The Academy of the Sacred Heart in Bloomfield Hills, including five years as Board Chair, as well as service on the Membership Committee for the Network of Sacred Heart Schools.
Paula and her husband, Chris, have two children, a son, Christopher, and a daughter, Megan (Bloomfield Hills ’00).
|Imma De Stefanis, RSCJ, Vice Chair|
Imma De Stefanis, RSCJ, Ph.D. is currently on sabbatical working as an educational and leadership development consultant. Former vice president and professor of psychology at Manhattanville College, Sr. De Stefanis has also held many academic positions at all levels of education from teaching in Sacred Heart Network Schools to an assistant professorship at Boston College and a program directorship at Harvard University.
Sr. De Stefanis is a published author with more than 10 highly regarded resource publications in circulation. She serves as consultant in the fields of child psychology and adolescence, as well as grantsmanship. She holds professional memberships in several psychological, education research, and child/adolescent development associations.
Sr. De Stefanis is active in the Society of the Sacred Heart in positions of education to mission, leadership training, long range planning, vocation ministry, international education and service/learning projects in developing nations.
Sr. De Stefanis has served on the Convent of the Sacred Heart Board of Trustees since 2006. She also serves as vice president of the Board of Trustees for Good Counsel Academy High School in White Plains, N.Y.
|Donald E. Foley, Treasurer|
Don was elected Chief Executive Officer of Wilmington Trust in June 2010 and Chairman the following month. He joined the Wilmington Trust Board of Directors in July 2006, and served as Chairman of the Audit Committee for more than three years.
Prior to becoming CEO, Don served as senior vice president and treasurer of ITT Corporation, a supplier of advanced technology products and services. He was responsible for ITT's capital and financing activities, as well as its pension and defined contribution investments. In addition, Don was a member of the company's Executive Council, chairman of ITT Industries of Canada, and served on the boards of several of ITT's other direct investment and international subsidiaries.
Previously, Don was assistant treasurer for International Paper Company and held a progression of capital market, treasury, and tax-related assignments at Mobil Corporation. He began his career at General Electric.
A highly seasoned executive and skillful professional manager with extensive experience in financial services and asset management, Don has served on the advisory boards of Northern Trust's and Goldman Sachs' asset management groups. He has won numerous awards, including Institutional Investor's Corporate Pension Fund of the Year Award for Excellence in Investment Management; Money Management Letter's Corporate Award for Excellence; and Alternative Investment News' Institutional Investor of the Year award.
Don is chairman of the Board of Directors of the Burke Rehabilitation Center in White Plains, New York and a trustee of the Burke Foundation and the Convent of the Sacred Heart, an independent day school for girls in Greenwich, Connecticut.
He earned an MBA with honors from New York University and graduated cum laude from Union College in Schenectady, New York.
Don has served on the Board of Trustees of Convent of the Sacred Heart since 2005. Don is Treasurer of the Board and is the Chair of the Finance Committee. Don’s volunteer service to Sacred Heart has included chairing the Annual Giving campaign from 2002 through 2005.
Don and his wife, Barbara, have two children: a son, Christopher, and a daughter, Kate ’09.
|William D. Hirshorn, Assistant Treasurer|
William D. Hirshorn serves as Global Head of Clearing Operations and Regional Head of Operations for the Americas at Morgan Stanley.
Mr. Hirshorn began his career at Morgan Stanley in 1986 as an information technology trainee in New York. Over the years, he gradually transitioned to leadership roles, leading teams in technology, internal consulting, global custody risk management and product development, enterprise projects, and commodities and listed derivatives operations. He assumed responsibility for Americas Regional Operations in 2010 and Global Institutional Securities Clearing Operations in 2011.
He also serves as vice chair of the board for The Children’s Village and is actively involved with a number of other organizations including Oberlin College and Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital.
Mr. Hirshorn and his wife, Hope (Convent of the Sacred Heart ’82, Ph.D. Fordham ’12, and a Sacred Heart alumnae board member), are parents of six children, three Sacred Heart “lifers,” Grace ’11, Sarah ’13, Emily ’15, and three boys, Joseph, Daniel and Brendan.
Mr. Hirshorn received a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from Oberlin College (Phi Beta Kappa) and an M.B.A. with honors from New York University’s Stern School of Business (Beta Gamma Sigma.)
|Joseph N. Walsh, III, Secretary|
Joseph Walsh has worked in the financial services business for more than 20 years. He is currently the President of Amherst Securities Group a fixed-income broker dealer located in New York. Previously he was a managing director and partner in the Private Equity Business of Fortress Investment Group and a managing director and member of the Board of Directors of RBS Greenwich Capital.
Joe graduated from Princeton University in 1986 with an A.B. degree in biology.
Joe joined the CSH Board of Trustees in 2008. He is active in several Lyme Disease and epilepsy-related charities.
He and his wife, Barbara, have three children, a son and two daughters, both of whom are students at Sacred Heart.
|Neil A. Augustine|
Neil A. Augustine is a senior managing director and the co-head of America Debt Advisory and Restructuring group at Rothschild, Inc.
Mr. Augustine has experience both investing in and advising troubled companies and their creditors. Over the last 21 years, Mr. Augustine’s transactions experience has ranged from out-of-court restructurings to in-court insolvencies in the U.S., Europe, Canada and Mexico.
Prior to joining Rothschild, Mr. Augustine was the group portfolio manager for the Distressed Debt Group of Morgens, Waterfall, Vintiadis & Company, Inc. While at the company, he was actively involved in the acquisition of United Artists Theatre Company by The Anschutz Companies and the restructuring of Safeguard Business Systems, Inc., among others. Previously, Mr. Augustine was the director of Distressed Debt Research at Lehman Brothers, Inc. and the director of research at Whippoorwill Associates, Inc.
Mr. Augustine began his career at Chemical Bank, where he was actively involved in advising both debtors and creditors, as well as providing debtor-in-possession financing. Prior to entering the principal business, Mr. Augustine was one of the founding members of The Blackstone Group’s Restructuring and Reorganization Financial Advisory Department.
Mr. Augustine holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and an M.B.A. from the University of Rochester. He currently serves on the board of directors of Cotton Holdings, Inc. and previously served on the boards of United Artists, Safeguard Business Systems, The Grand Union Company and American Blind and Wallpaper Factory, Inc. He also serves as co-chair of the Investment Committee on the Board of Trustees of Convent of Sacred Heart.
|Bridget Bearss, RSCJ|
Rooted in her two life-long passions, love of God and love for the work of education, Bridget Bearss, RSCJ, began her journey as a Religious of the Sacred Heart in 1985. Following in the footsteps of Madeleine Sophie Barat, foundress of the Society of the Sacred Heart, Sr. Bearss joins the world-wide Network of Sacred Heart Schools in a commitment to educate to faith, intellectual growth, service, the building of community and leadership. She has served in a variety of capacities from classroom teacher to Dean of Students and a variety of administrative positions, always seeking to educate leaders of conscience and hope for the future.
Bridget Bearss, RSCJ is the youngest of the five children of Jim and Eileen Bearss of Omaha, Nebraska. She was raised in an agriculture family who knew well both the bounty of the land and the power of nature, and never tires of proclaiming the beauty of a wheat field ready for harvest. Sr. Bearss joined her two aunts, Rosemary and Eileen Bearss, who are also members of the Religious of the Sacred Heart. While distance and her commitment to mission make the gatherings far too infrequent, Sr. Bearss delights in the company of her nieces, nephews and their children.
Sr. Bearss first arrived in the archdiocese of Detroit in 1988, following her first vows and has served for 19 years at the Academy of the Sacred Heart in Bloomfield Hills. From 1988-1994, Sr. Bearss was a classroom teacher, Dean of Students and directed the After School Learning Center, the outreach program between the Academy and the Pontiac Lighthouse. There, Sr. Bearss discovered the power of connection, as a host of volunteers and the needs of children from Pontiac public schools formed relationships that changed hearts and minds and educated children in need.
Following final vows and an additional ministry experience, Sr. Bearss returned “home” to the Academy of the Sacred Heart in 1998 where she has served as Head of School for the last ten years. She believes in the power of education rooted in faith, in the formation of a community that transforms students into leaders and the necessity of our shared commitment for the sake of our children. Sr. Bearss speaks passionately of the challenges and opportunities that children face and the tools they need to lead lives of hope, faith, strength and success.
|James T. Bretzke, S.J.|
Rev. James T. Bretzke, S.J., is professor of Moral Theology at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. Prior to coming to BC in 2008, he served as chair of the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of San Francisco.
He previously taught in Rome, Seoul, Berkeley, Manila and Milwaukee. Likewise his work with the Religious of the Sacred Heart has spanned three decades and three continents, as he has worked with the RSCJs in Korea, Rome, and, more recently, at the Schools of the Sacred Heart in San Francisco, where he served for 14 years as “Family Mass Children” and as a trustee during the first six years of Pam Hayes’ tenure as Director of Schools there.
He is the author of more than 70 scholarly articles and reviews, and five books, including A Morally Complex World: Engaging Contemporary Moral Theology (Liturgical Press, 2004). On weekends he helps at St. Michael’s Parish in Bedford, MA.
|Joseph J. Ciancaglini|
Joseph Ciancaglini is currently the Head of School at Convent of the Sacred Heart, 91st Street. Previously, he had served as Director of Schools for the Sacred Heart Schools in Atherton, CA from 2000 to 2007. Prior to that, he served as Headmaster of Gonzaga College High School, Washington, D.C., and taught classic literature and AP Psychology for 13 years, beginning in 1987. From 1980 to 1987, he was the Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at Gonzaga and a teaching assistant, Department of Theology, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. from 1982 to 1986. Prior to that, he was Chairman of the Community Service Department and a teacher at Loyola High School, Towson, MD.
Joe holds an A.B. in philosophy from Georgetown University, where he was a recipient of the Spronck and Coakley medals. He also holds an M.A. in Philosophy from Georgetown. Joe also holds an Ed.M. in Counseling Psychology from Boston University and an Ed.D. in Educational Administration from the Teachers College of Columbia University. He was nominated the Outstanding Secondary School Principal by the Archdiocese of Washington at the 1995 NCEA Convention. He also was Chairman of the Jesuit Administrators Group from 1987 to 1995 and President of the Washington Metropolitan Athletic Conference in 1991 and 1997. Joe was President of the D.C. Principal's Association from 1989 to 1991 and from 1998 to 1999. He also was a member of the Convocation of 100, sponsored by the National Policy Review Board in Charlottesville, VA in 1989. He also held a Bard Fellowship in the Humanities, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY in 1983.
Joe joined has been a member of the CSH Board of Trustees since 2008. He is chair of the board of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools. He also serves on the board of Convent of the Sacred Heart 91st Street. Previous board service includes St. Martin de Porres School, Oakland, CA, Peninsula Bridge Program, Palo Alto, CA, TutorWorks, Palo Alto, CA, Oakwood Retirement Community, Atherton, CA., Loyola High School, Towson, MD, Loyola Retreat House, Faulkner, MA, Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington, DC and the Jesuit Secondary Education Association.
|Dreux Dubin Claiden ’77|
Dreux Dubin Claiden ’77 is an active parent and alumna of Convent of the Sacred and alumnus of Georgetown University.
Mrs. Claiden graduated from Convent of the Sacred Heart, Greenwich in 1977 and from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in 1981.
Following her college graduation, she worked in New York City as a buyer for Macy’s. She joined the Associated Merchandising Corporation where she was a product manager, helping to develop private labels for major U.S. department stores.
Currently, Mrs. Claiden serves on the library board at Georgetown University. As a Georgetown alumnus, she interviews prospective students. At Convent of the Sacred Heart, Mrs. Claiden serves as a class parent for the eleventh grade. Since 2010, she has been an active member of the School’s alumnae board.
Mrs. Claiden and her husband, Richard, have two daughters, Schuyler, who is in the Class of 2013 at Georgetown, and Sydney, a member of the Class of 2013 at Convent of the Sacred Heart.
|Patreece Williams Creegan ’84, Alumnae President|
Patreece Williams Creegan graduated from Convent of the Sacred Heart, Greenwich in the Class of 1984. She has served the Greenwich-Maplehurst Alumnae Association since 2006 as a board member and currently holds the position of president. Mrs. Williams Creegan has been a member of the School’s Board of Trustees since 2009. She currently works for Emdeon as the Director of Strategic Initiatives - Payment Integrity Services.
Mrs. Williams Creegan graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology and then from Yale University Medical School with a master’s degree in public health in healthcare management. She holds a Juris Doctor degree in health law and policy from The University of Houston Law Center.
She has more than 20 years of experience in the field of healthcare, having begun her career at Rockefeller University, where she conducted breast cancer research. Mrs. Williams Creegan’s work in healthcare includes strategy, regulatory compliance and consulting. Her work spans the pharmaceutical, provider and payer areas. In addition to Rockefeller University, she has worked for General Electric, IBM, MetLife, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Towers Perrin.
She and her husband are the proud parents of two children, a daughter, Paige, and a son, Paul.
|Lenore de Csepel|
Lenore de Csepel is a former music teacher and head of the Arts Department at Convent of the Sacred Heart. She served for more than 20 years, retiring in 2003.
Lennie is a graduate of Convent of the Sacred Heart 91st Street and Newton College of the Sacred Heart. She holds an MAT from Manhattanville College. Lennie is a 2002 recipient of Convent of the Sacred Heart, Greenwich’s honorary alumna award in recognition of her many years of dedicated service at Greenwich.
Lennie has served on the CSH Board of Trustees since 2005 and is currently chair of Strategic Planning. She is also the vice president of Meals On Wheels of Greenwich and is secretary of the Greenwich Symphony Orchestra.
She and her husband, John, are the proud parents of three grown children, Cathy, John and David.
|Frances de La Chapelle, RSCJ|
Frances de La Chapelle, RSCJ graduated from Maryville University where she received a bachelor of arts in education and philosophy. She has a master’s degree in education from Catholic University and an MSA/MBA in administration from the University of Notre Dame.
Sr. de La Chapelle has served on the U.S. Provincial Team of the Society of the Sacred Heart, the board of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools and the Sacred Heart Committee on Goals and Criteria. She has served as a trustee at 15 Sacred Heart schools and helped found Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart, a junior kindergarten through eighth-grade school for boys in Princeton, NJ. In addition, she has been a member of the faculty and administration at four Sacred Heart Schools and served as dean of students at the former Newton College of the Sacred Heart (now part of Boston College).
Sr. de La Chapelle was headmistress at Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart in Princeton, NJ for 17 years.
|Lisa Burke Fallon ’89|
Elizabeth Fallon, known as Lisa, spent seven wonderful years at the Convent of the Sacred Heart, Greenwich and graduated in the Class of 1989. She has served on the Greenwich-Maplehurst Alumnae Association board since 2007.
Currently, Mrs. Fallon is a full-time mother of three children and lives in Rye, N.Y. with her husband, Bill. She holds a Master of Arts degree in elementary education from Columbia University’s Teachers College and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Georgetown University.
Upon graduation from Teacher’s College she was a substitute teacher at Convent of the Sacred Heart, 91st Street in New York City. Before obtaining her master’s degree, Mrs. Fallon was a recruiter with Heidrick & Struggles, the executive search firm, where she served clients in the financial services industry. Prior to Heidrick & Struggles, she managed the campus recruiting process for the investment banking divisions of both Salomon Smith Barney and Lazard Fréres. She began her career as a licensing coordinator for Jim Henson Productions.
Previously, she served on the board of Catholic Big Sisters and Big Brothers.
Lorena is a full-time mother and has always been involved in school-related activities. In Mexico, she was president of the Parent’s Association at the American School Foundation of Monterrey and volunteered in several local organizations. At Convent of the Sacred Heart, she has been active for the past 11 years. As an avid photographer she has captured thousands of Sacred Heart “moments” throughout the years.
She served on the board of the CSH Parents’ Association Board as chair of the Community Building Committee. Since September 2009, she has been the parent representative on the Sacred Heart Commission on Goals Steering Committee. In March 2010, she joined the the Strategic Planning Committee of the Board of Trustees.
Lorena received a B.A. in computer science from Instituto Tecnológico deEstudios Superiores de Monterrey, in Mexico. She worked for several years in the automation of the ATM banking system for a major bank in Mexico City.
Lorena and her husband, Juan, moved from Monterrey, Mexico to Greenwich in 1999. They have four children, Lorena ’04, Dan, Alejandra ’09 and Regina ’14, a CSH lifer.
|Charles A. Fishkin|
Charles A. Fishkin is an adjunct professor in the graduate financial engineering program of Baruch College of The City University of New York. His teaching and research interests include financial risk management, enterprise risk management and corporate governance.
During a 30-year career in finance, he has held senior leadership positions across the spectrum of financial services, including risk management, asset management, investment banking and trading. From 2004 to 2007, he served as the first director of the Office of Risk Assessment for the United States Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, DC. He is the author of the book The Shape of Risk: A New Look at Risk Management, published by Palgrave in 2006. He has a B.A. in economics, awarded with general honors, from The University of Chicago.
Charles has served on Convent of the Sacred Heart's Board of Trustees since 2011. He has served on the Investment Committee since 2009 and the Buildings and Grounds Committee since 2012.
He is married to Suzanne Tinley, a graduate of Duchesne Academy, a Sacred Heart school in Omaha, Nebraska. They have two children: Henry, a member of the Class of 2016 of the University of Michigan; and Jeanne Marie ’13, representing the third consecutive generation of Suzanne's family to attend a Sacred Heart school.
|Pamela Juan Hayes ’64, Head of School|
Pamela Juan Hayes ’64 became Head of School for Convent of the Sacred Heart on July 1. Mrs. Hayes was appointed Head of School beginning with the 2009-2010 academic year. The Board of Trustees reached its unanimous decision following a national search and with the enthusiastic participation of more than 400 parents, alumnae, faculty and staff, students, and friends.
Mrs. Hayes' experience with Sacred Heart began when she joined the first grade at Convent of the Sacred Heart. After graduation, she pursued a bachelor’s degree at Briarcliff College, and then received her master’s degree in teaching from Manhattanville College. She brings a strong record of experience in the Network of Sacred Heart Schools as a faculty member and administrator for three Sacred Heart schools – Greenwich, New York and San Francisco.
While at Greenwich, she taught English and drama, served as head of the Middle School, and directed the Middle School’s community service program. In 1996, she became Head of Convent of the Sacred Heart Elementary School at San Francisco. In 2000, Mrs. Hayes was appointed Director of the Schools of the Sacred Heart at San Francisco, a position she held until becoming Greenwich’s Head of School.
As a member of the Program and Planning Committee of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools (1989-1996), Mrs. Hayes deepened her understanding of Sacred Heart schools as transformational in nature. Her educational philosophy is aligned with St. Madeleine Sophie Barat, the foundress of the Society of the Sacred Heart, who said: “I would have founded the Society for the sake of a single child.” She is dedicated to educating girls and young women to become leaders and play transformative roles in society.
|Kimberly J. Huchro|
Kimberly J. Huchro is an attorney in private practice, specializing in residential real estate. Previously, she served as counsel to a general practice firm in White Plains, New York and was a litigation associate at Herrick, Feinstein in New York City. Earlier in her career, Kim held positions as a marketing consultant and account supervisor in support of numerous major sporting events.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. John’s University in New York and a Juris Doctor degree from the university’s School of Law.
Kim has served on the Board of Trustees of Convent of the Sacred Heart since 2006. She also serves as co-chair of the Development Committee on the Board of Trustees. She is a past member of the board’s Long-Range Planning Committee. Previously, she served as president of the Parents’ Association at CSH.
Kim and her husband, Paul, have three daughters, Alexandra ’11, Victoria and Christina, all of whom have been attended or are current students at Convent of the Sacred Heart.
|Kevin A. Knight|
Kevin Knight is the President of K Group in Norwalk, Connecticut, a market research consulting company that provides qualitative and quantitative research, as well as marketing consulting, for a variety of clients. Prior to that, Kevin held various management positions at Procter and Gamble and Richardson Vicks.
Kevin is a graduate of Archbishop Molloy High School. He also holds a B.S. from SUNY Oneonta with a dual major in Math and Statistics. He also holds an M.S. in Statistics from Bowling Green State University.
Kevin has served on the CSH Board of Trustees since 2004. Other volunteer work for Sacred Heart includes chairing the diversity task force, pro bono marketing and branding consulting as well as leading the diversity book club.
Kevin and his wife, Terri (a former Parent’s Association president and past trustee), have three children, daughters Alessandra ’09 and India ’12, and a son, Johanan.
|Mandy Dawson Murphy ’85|
Mandy Dawson Murphy is a proud graduate of the Class of 1985 of Convent of the Sacred Heart, Greenwich. She came to CSH in 1978 in sixth grade, and has remained close to the Sacred Heart community ever since.
Mandy graduated from Williams College in 1989 and is vice president of her family’s marketing company, Dearfield Associates. After graduating from Williams, Mandy worked in publishing and magazines in New York City, and was a marketing director at Seventeen Magazine.
Mandy was elected onto the Board of Trustees in 2011 and currently serves as chair of the Committee on Trustees. Prior to this, Mandy served for six years on the board of the School’s alumnae association, the Greenwich-Maplehurst Alumnae Association. She was alumnae president from 2008-2011 and during that time served ex-officio on the Board of Trustees.
Mandy’s family has ties to our School and to the Sacred Heart network that span several generations. Her mother served as a CSH trustee; her great, great aunt was a religious of the Society of the Sacred Heart and a surveillante (academic dean) at the former Overbrook School of the Sacred Heart, which had been located in Philadelphia, PA. Mandy and her husband, Tim, are the parents of two daughters who attend CSH, Marion ’17 and Robin ’23.
|Bernadette Prato, Parents' Association President|
Bernadette Prato is serving as president of the Parents’ Association of Convent of the Sacred for the 2012-13 school year. Mrs. Prato and her husband, Gregory, are the parents of three children, Juliette, a student in the Middle School at Convent of the Sacred Heart, and Dominique, a student in our Lower School. Their son, Christian, 14, is a freshman at Archbishop Stepniac High School in White Plains, N.Y.
Mrs. Prato is a graduate of Molloy College in Rockville Centre, N.Y., where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. Upon graduation, she worked as a nurse in the coronary intensive care unit at Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Conn. After five years in hospital nursing, she transitioned to medical sales and spent the next 10 years specializing in the area of craniofacial implants at two firms, Synthes Maxillofacial and Stryker Leibinger. Midway through her 10-year career as a top ranking sales representative, she worked as a product development manager for Synthes Maxilofacial at their research and development center in Paoli, Pa.
Mrs. Prato is active in her community of White Plains, N.Y., where she has served as co-president of the Woman's Club of White Plains.
|Joseph A. Tranfo|
Joseph A. Tranfo is the founder and managing principal of Benedict Capital, LLC, a family office located in Greenwich, CT.
Joe was raised in Greenwich and is a graduate of the Brunswick School (1981), University of Pennsylvania (1985) and Fordham University School of Law (1989). Joe and his wife, Jane, have been Convent of the Sacred Heart parents since 1996, when their oldest daughter, Olivia ’10, enrolled in the Early Childhood Program. They are also the parents of CSH lifer Sarah ’11, current CSH student Mary Jane ’18, and a son, Thomas, a member of the Class of 2014 at Brunswick.
Joe is a past chairman and current trustee of the Henry Viscardi School on Long Island, the nation’s leading K – 12 school for children with severe physical disabilities, including cerebral palsy, spina bifida and similar conditions. Joe chairs the Viscardi School Audit and Finance Committee and is a member of the Investment Committee. He is also chairman of Greenwich Green and Clean, a volunteer organization devoted to community beautification and civic improvement.
Joe, Jane and their family reside in Greenwich.