Alumnae Board

Board Members

President–Laura Dolan Remaker ‘00

Current City: Fort Washington, PA

Current Occupation: Global Head of People Operations, gettacar

Education Highlights: Bachelor of Arts, University of Pennsylvania, 2004

MC in HR Management, Villanova University, 2009

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Community/Professional Activities: Nullafi, Board Advisor

AchieveNEXT, Board Advisor

Local Childcare Consultant Volunteer, Au Pair Community

Personal Information: Married to Michael Remaker with two daughters Annie (age 6) and Josie (age 4)

Activities at the Mount: Golf Team

Favorite Mount Memory: Building the Golf team, hanging college rejection letters on Mr. Queen’s wall, pretzel breaks in the morning, having the blue uniform sweater.

Vice President – Courtney Hain ‘05

Current City: Philadelphia, PA

Current Occupation: Director of Alumni Relations, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Education Highlights: Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, University of Pennsylvania

Community/Professional Activities: Group for Institutional Advancement (GIA) in the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), Alumni Relations Advisory Board Member

Personal Hobbies: Philadelphia Sports, golfing (especially the Mount Golf Outing), running, cycling, going down the shore

Activities at the Mount: Varsity Golf, Swimming, Yearbook

Favorite Mount Memory: Mornings in the hallway, catching up with friends, bonding with teammates during Christmas break swim practices, winning the first ever AACA golf championship.

Recording Secretary - Courtney Daly Ferrero ‘86

Current City: Maple Glen, PA

Current Occupation: Helping Hands Catering (Self-Employed)

Education Highlights: Johnson & Wales University, major in Hotel Restaurant Management (1990)

Personal Information: I have four daughters. Two are graduates of the Mount (2016 and 2018) and two are current students at the Mount (2020 and 2022.)

Activities at the Mount: Field Hockey, Tennis, Stage Crew, Student Council

Favorite Mount Memory: Singing the school song at assemblies

Bridget Donovan Barton ‘90

Kristyn Pagano Beck ‘00

Current City: Downingtown, PA

Current Occupation: Vice President, USI Insurance Services

Education Highlights: Bachelor of Arts, History, Saint Joseph’s University, 2004

Community/Professional Activities: West Chester Women’s Connection

Personal Information: Married in 2015

Favorite Mount Memory: My senior year lunch table

Ellen Waller Bocklet ‘83

Sharon Branca ‘85

Current City: Jeffersonville, PA

Current Occupation: 7th Grade Mathematics Teacher, Methacton School District (23 years)

Education Highlights: Bachelor of Science in Education, Saint Joseph’s University

Master’s in Education, West Chester University

Community/Professional Activities: Member of NCTM

Arcola National Junior Honor Society Advisor

7th & 8th Grade Boys’ and Girls’ Tennis Coach

Science Fair Team Sponsor

8th Grade Maine Exchange Cultural Program Coordinator

Personal Hobbies: Travel, Reading, Philadelphia Sports

Activities at the Mount: The Campanile (writer/editor), French Club

Favorite Mount Memory: Math Class with Sister Bill

Lisa Guy-Britt '86

Ellen Rosa-Bian Cericola ‘82

Current City: Warrington, PA

Current Occupation: Network Engineer, Verizon (Retired)

Event Planner/Decorator, Part-Time

Education Highlights: Bachelor of Business Administration, Temple University, 1985

Advanced Technology Innovation Certificate, Carnegie Mellon University, 1990

Project Management Certificate, American Management Association

Community/Professional Activities: EFASCE di Philadelphia, Board Member

The Venetian Corporation, Board Member

Monarch Condominium Association, Inc. (NJ), Board Member

Personal Hobbies: Event Planning & Coordinating, Decorating

Activities at the Mount: Spanish Club, National Honor Society

Emily DePaul ‘01

Current City: Philadelphia, PA

Current Occupation: Lead Clinician, Indian Creek Foundation

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Contract Research

Education Highlights: BS Biology, Villanova University, 2005

MPH, Drexel University, 2007

MA Counseling Psychology, Arcadia Univrsity, 2017

Clinical Counseling License, 2020

Community/Professional Activities: Philadelphia Behavioral Therapy Association

Sisters of Saint Joseph Associate, Social Justice Commission

Activities at the Mount: Glee Club, Tri-M Music Honor Society, Fall Musicals, National Honor Society, Community Service Corps, French Club

Favorite Mount Memory: Being part of the cast of the Fall musicals. I met so many wonderful people and loved performing on the Mount stage!

Donna Fitzpatrick Dessner ‘79

Current City: Lafayette Hill, PA

Current Occupation: Advertising/Marketing/Events, SAP

Advertising/Marketing/Events, Boeing (previously)

Education Highlights: AA, Marymount University

BFA in Advertising/Graphic Design, Moore College of Art

Personal Information: Married to husband Steve with one son, Matthew

Personal Hobbies: Cooking, Entertaining, Photography, Golf, Hiking

Activities at the Mount: Athletic Association, Tennis, Intramurals, Art Club, Junior Historians

Katie Gorman Duffy ‘91

Katie Griffin ‘97

Janine Guerra ‘00

Current City: Philadelphia, PA

Current Occupation: Visiting Faculty, Decision & Systems Sciences, Saint Joseph’s University

Program Director, Saint Joseph’s University (previously)

Education Highlights: Bachelor of Science, Management Information Systems, Saint Joseph’s University, 2004

MBA, Saint Joseph’s University, 2007

Juris Doctorate, Temple University, 2008

Masters of Science in Education, Saint Joseph’s University, 2019

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Community/Professional Activities: Parish Cantor, Saint Albert the Great Parish

Upper Room Charismatic Group, Our Lady of Czestochowa Shrine

Alpha Phi International Fraternity

Personal Hobbies: Singing, Sewing, Furniture Rehab, Crafting, Data Visualization, Spoiling her bichon frise Brigid

Activities at the Mount: Glee Club, Fall Musicals, The Campanile (editor/writer), Computer Club. Greenhouse Club, Community Service Corps, Madrigals, Handbell Choir

Favorite Mount Memory: To this day the most memorable Mount memory I have is the sophomore year formal assembly where our class decided to embellish the alma mater with a few chants and cheers – much to the chagrin of Sister Kathleen Brabson!

Tara Hank ‘12

Current City: State College, PA

Current Occupation: MBA Candidate, Penn State University

Commercial Leadership Development Intern, AstraZeneca

Education Highlights: Bachelor of Arts, Spanish & Sociology, College of the Holy Cross (2016)

MBA, Penn State University Smeal College of Business (Expected 2022)

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Community/Professional Activities: November Project Philly

Personal Information: While working at Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School, I worked closely with the Board of Trustees, the Friends of Cristo Rey and helped to establish the Alumni Association.

Personal Hobbies: I am a long distance runner. I have run a marathon, but my favorite distance is the half marathon and my favorite race is the Broad Street Run.

Activities at the Mount: Firebirds Robotics, Cross Country, Community Service Corps

Favorite Mount Memory: I loved Founders’ Day, especially the all-girls dance party

Alyssa Hirst ‘07

Current City: Conshohocken, PA

Current Occupation: Internal Sales Manager, Hartford Funds

Education Highlights: Bachelor of Science in Finance, Saint Joseph’s University (2011)

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Activities at the Mount: Operation Smile, Tennis Team

Favorite Mount Memory: Volleyball marathon for Operation Smile

Mary Jo Horgan ‘11

Current City: Lansdale, PA

Current Occupation: Resource Management Specialist, Deloitte (Tax Practice)

Education Highlights: Bachelor of Accountancy, Villanova University, 2015

Masters of Accountancy, Villanova University, 2015

Personal Hobbies: Trying new restaurants, Philadelphia Sports, Long walks with her poodle Lily

Activities at the Mount: Basketball, Field Hockey

Favorite Mount Memory: Founders Day and Charity Day

Emily Kohler Marbot ‘04

Current City: North Wales, PA

Current Occupation: Director of Talent Management, University Advancement, Villanova University

Education Highlights: Marist College, major in International Business & Spanish (2008)

Yale School of Management, Fostering Inclusion & Diversity

SHRM-CP Certification

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Personal Information: Married to Jessica Marbot with two sons – Chase (18) and Nolan (6 months.) Oldest of four sisters that matriculated through the Mount!

Activities at the Mount: Spanish Honor Society (Vice President), Crew, Glee Club, Fall Musical

Favorite Mount Memory: Participating in the school musical (Les Miserables) in my senior year. I still come back to the Mount to see the musicals each year and am amazed at the talent level.

Nicole Pedicino ‘94

Current City: Philadelphia, PA

Current Occupation: Assistant Chief Counsel for Immigration & Customs Enforcement, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Assistant District Attorney, Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office (previously)

Teacher, Merion Mercy Academy (previously)

Education Highlights: Bachelor of Science, Saint Joseph’s University, 1998

Master’s in Secondary Education, Saint Joseph’s University, 2003

Juris Doctorate, Temple University, 2008

Personal Information: Proud aunt to three!

Personal Hobbies: Ben to Shore 65 mile bike ride to benefit Families Behind the Badge Children’s Foundation

Activities at the Mount: Mathletes, National Honor Society

Favorite Mount Memory: It’s too hard to pick just one!

Megan Ryan ‘93

Current City: Philadelphia, PA

Current Occupation: Director of Communications at Gesu School, a Catholic school in North Philadelphia. I devise strategic communications for marketing and development purposes, including publications, website content and management, email marketing, and social media. I have worked in education for 23 years - from teaching writing at the college level and managing writing centers, to educational publishing. I also previously worked at Chestnut Hill College as Director of the Writing Center and a professor in the English department.

Education Highlights: Bachelor of Arts in American Studies & Spanish, University of Notre Dame (1997)

Master of Arts in English, Boston College (2004)

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Community/Professional Activities: Board Member, University of Notre Dame Alumni Club of Philadelphia

Chair, Notre Dame Women Connect (Philadelphia Chapter)

Personal Hobbies: I'm grateful for my Catholic education and the opportunity to serve the Mount, especially the Class Agent program. In my free time, I enjoy dancing ballet, traveling (especially in Maine), volunteer work, and spending time with family and friends. I'm an avid reader and sports fan.

Activities at the Mount: Student Council (Class Rep for 3 years, Treasurer for 1 year), Community Service Corps, Field Hockey, National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society

Favorite Mount Memory: Charity Day and door decorating to celebrate Christmas and birthdays

Chantel N. Sanford, DPM, MS.Ed ‘94

Current City: Pikesville, MD

Current Occupation: CEO & Podiatrist, SoleCare (mobile podiatrist)

Education Highlights: University of Pennsylvania, English, 1998

University of Pennsylvania, English Education, 1999

Temple University, Podiatric Medicine, 2008

Community/Professional Activities: Jack & Jill of America Baltimore Chapter, Sergeant at Arms

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

American Association of Wound Care Professionals

American Academy of Home Care Medicine

Personal Information: Married to loving husband with one son

Activities at the Mount: Cheerleading, Senior class Vice President, The Campanile (Entertainment Editor)

Favorite Mount Memory: Cheerleading competitions

Eileen McGinley Tannenbaum ‘85

Current City: Plymouth Meeting, PA

Current Occupation: Attorney at the Tannenbaum Law Group with my husband. The practice focuses on estate planning and counseling businesses. The first 20 years of my career I served as a litigator specializing in various insurance issues. I also previously served as associate general counsel for a firm that runs clinical trials for small biotech companies.

Education Highlights: Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Villanova University (1989)

Juris Doctorate, Dickinson School of Law (1992)

Community/Professional Activities: Co-Founder, Steven’s Supporters. (This is a charity formed in honor of our son to raise awareness, research, and treatment for autism)

Corresponding Secretary, Saint Joseph’s Prep Mothers’ Club

Personal Information: I have been married to my husband Gary for 19 years. We have two children – Steven (a junior at Saint Joseph’s Prep) and Kate (a freshman at the Mount.)

Personal Hobbies: I love escape rooms and eating at great restaurants

Activities at the Mount: Campanile, National Honor Society, National Latin Honor Society, Handbell Choir

Favorite Mount Memory: French fries at lunch; making a ceramic fish named "Eggroll" in Art class; learning Basic and Pascal programming languages; doing makeup for the musical.

Mary Pat Tumelty ‘04

Current City: Philadelphia, PA

Current Occupation: Civil Engineer (Transportation, Multimodal, Utility Infrastructure), Pennoni

Education Highlights: Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Drexel University (2009)

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Community/Professional Activities: Treasurer, Engineer’s Club of Philadelphia (ECP)

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS)

Powelton Village Civic Association (PVCA)

Personal Information: I currently live in Philadelphia with my dog, Ginger. We enjoy long walks and finding new places to explore throughout Philly's many parks and outdoor spaces.

Personal Hobbies: I love going on road trips and finding paths less traveled. I have a 50 by 50 goal to see all the states by the time I'm 50. I live for live music and can't wait to go to more concerts.

Activities at the Mount: Firebirds Robotics, Art Club, Golf Team, Charity Day Host

Favorite Mount Memory: Many of my memories involve the dusty convent basement on the robotics team. I loved the moon set piece that was left down there from stage crew, and we used it to collect buttons from other robotics teams. We slowly took over the basement to the displeasure of Sr. Pat Krochmal who would come down and yell at us for making too much noise. (Not too many people can say they've seen a sister in her night robe!) When sorting through some of Sr. Cathy Meighan’s artwork that was left in the basement, I found the original charter for the Alumni Association, which now hangs in its proper place outside the Alumni Room.

Honorary Board MEMBERS

Mary Merz Berko ’48, Erin McClafferty Erfle ‘96, Madge Mansell Keehn ’50, Jody Scott Kyle ‘59