Meet the College Counseling Staff
Ms. Amy DiGiovanni, Director of Counseling
Ms. Amy DiGiovanni holds a Master’s degree in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Chestnut Hill College. She joined Mount Saint Joseph Academy in 2009 and became Director of Counseling in 2012. As Director, Amy oversees the overall advisement of students freshman through senior years, as well as the Mount’s standardized testing programs. Amy has a passion for working with young adults and assisting them in the college process as well as educational and personal goal setting. Amy is a member of NACAC, PACAC, ASCA, and has traveled both nationally and internationally visiting a wide range of colleges and universities. Her most recent professional development includes being a member of both The University of Pittsburgh and Furman University High School Advisory Boards. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her children Isabella, Jesse Jr., and Angelina.
Mrs. Lisa Boyle, College Counselor/College Counseling Coordinator
Lisa Boyle joined the MSJA Counseling team as a school counselor in 2013 and assumed the role of College Counselor/College Counseling Coordinator in 2022. During her tenure as a school counselor, Mrs. Boyle supported students in the college process as part of her primary role. She is passionate about the college and career planning process, and working directly with students to help them find their best fit. Prior to Mount, Mrs. Boyle gained nine years of experience in higher education with background from several local universities in admissions & financial aid, residence life, academic advising and career counseling. Mrs. Boyle holds a M.S. in Post-Secondary Counseling with PA Secondary School Counseling certification from West Chester University. In addition to working closely with students on college planning and the application process, Mrs. Boyle teaches the College & Career Exploration sophomore rotation course, and advises students on course selection each year. Mrs. Boyle greatly enjoys getting to know each of her students, while working with families to support next steps in educational and personal growth.
Ms. Mary-Kate Kaminski, College Counselor
Mary-Kate Kaminski joined the Mount Saint Joseph Academy College Counseling team in 2022. Ms. Kaminski has worked in admissions and enrollment management across secondary and higher education for nearly a decade. She believes that the college admissions process is an opportunity for every student to embrace their individual story, strengths, talents and desires for growth in finding the best fit for the next step in their educational journey. Ms. Kaminski is passionate about all-girls education. She is a member of PACAC, NACAC, and collaborates with colleagues across educational organizations such as ICGS. Ms. Kaminski received her BA in History from St. Joseph's University and an MFA in Creative Writing from Rosemont College. Fun fact, after graduating college, Ms. Kaminski spent six months working at The Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World®.
Mrs. Ellen Potter, Administrative Assistant/College Essay Editor
Ellen Potter holds a B.A. in English from Mount Holyoke College. Prior to joining the Mount Saint Joseph Academy Counseling Team in 2020, Ellen worked in academic book publishing at the University of Pennsylvania Press. Ellen also has experience working in student support at the Villanova University Writing Center, as well as the summer bridge program at Saint Joseph’s University.