Alumnae Board

Laura Dolan Remaker '00, President
Courtney Hain '05, Vice President
Courtney Daly Ferrero '86, Recording Secretary
Erin McClafferty Erfle '96, Immediate Past President

Board Members
  • Bridget Donovan Barton '90
  • Kristyn Pagano Beck '00
  • Ellen Waller Bocklet '83
  • Sharon Branca '85
  • Ellen Rosa-Bian Cericola '82
  • Ashlyn Martin Delson '01
  • Emily DePaul '01
  • Donna Fitzpatrick Dessner '79

  • Katie Gorman Duffy '91
  • Suzanne Fitzmyer Foley '72
  • Katie Griffin '97
  • Janine Guerra '00
  • Tara Hank '12
  • Alyssa Hirst '07
  • Mary Jo Horgan '11
  • Jody Scott Kyle '59
  • Emily Kohler Marbot '04
  • Nicole Pedicino '94
  • Megan Ryan '93
  • Eileen McGinley Tannenbaum '85
  • Mary Pat Tumelty '04

Laura Dolan Remaker '00, Chief People Officer at Spring EQ

Laura is the Chief People Officer at Spring EQ, a high tech loan origination company in Center City, Philadelphia. She is responsible for managing the HR and talent acquisition functions. Laura is focused on creating a culture of innovation, excitement and growth, never forgetting the people component of her title. Laura has fourteen years of progressive HR experience at high-growth companies in the Philadelphia area. Previously, Laura built the HR department at Greenphire, Inc, enabling the company to grow over 300% in revenue and headcount in four years, while retaining its “Best Places to Work” award status throughout her tenure. Prior to Greenphire, Laura held HR or talent acquisition roles at Comcast, Citigroup, and DSG. She graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA and earned her Master's Certification in Human Resources from Villanova University. Laura lives in Fort Washington and enjoys spending time with her husband and daughters. Laura is also an avid golfer, having played Division 1 varsity golf all four years of college. Laura started the golf team at the Mount with the help of her father, Larry Dolan.

Courtney Hain '05, Vice President

Courtney Daly Ferrero '86, Recording Secretary

Erin McClafferty Erfle '96, Director of Practice Development at BBD, LLP

Immediate Past President

Board Members

Bridget Donovan Barton '00

Kristyn Pagano Beck '00

Kristyn earned her B.A. in History and Philosophy from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA. She is currently a Vice President at USI Insurance managing all aspects of her client’s employee benefits and health and welfare plans. She resides with her husband in Downingtown, PA.

Ellen Waller Bocklet '83

Sharon Branca '85

Sharon is a mathematics teacher in the Methacton School District in Eagleville, PA. She has been teaching middle school math for 22 years. Before teaching Sharon worked in banking and sales. After graduating from the Mount, she studied engineering at Drexel University and earned her teaching degree from St. Joseph's University. Sharon also holds a Master's in Education from West Chester University. She lives in Jeffersonville and loves to spend her summers off traveling all over the world. She is an avid Philadelphia sports fan and a Philadelphia Eagles season ticket holder.

Ellen Rosa Bian Cericola '82

Ashlyn Martin Delson '01

Ashlyn is a proud alumna from the class of 2001. She’s currently Director of Communications at Berkadia, a commercial real estate services firm based in Ambler, PA, where she oversees public relations, social media and internal communications strategy for the company. She earned her B.A. in English/Journalism from University of Delaware and is currently pursuing her MBA from Villanova University. Ashlyn resides in Bucks County with her husband and two children.

Emily DePaul '01

Donna Fitzpatrick Dessner '79

Donna, who grew up in Maple Glen, currently lives in Lafayette Hill with her husband Steven and son Matt.

After graduating from the Mount (’79) Donna attended and received degrees from Marymount and Moore College of Art. Donna has worked in Advertising/ Marketing/Events for most of her career. She has spent a significant portion of her profession at the Boeing Company as well as with SAP, where she currently is employed.

Donna’s hobbies include cooking, entertaining & outdoor activities. She spend a significant amount of time in Southern Maine, where many friends and family members gather often to enjoy themselves and each other along the Maine coastline.

Donna always cherishes the opportunities to get together with her Mountie classmates!

Katie Gorman Duffy '91

Suzanne Fitzmyer Foley '72

Suzanne Fitzmyer Foley, Class Agent ’72 hopes to help represent the older Mounties on the Alumnae Board. She has worked primarily in obstetrical nursing and is a women’s health nurse practitioner, most recently working as a faculty member. She has a ministry at her parish in support of new mothers. Her interests and research are with the postpartum mother.

Katie Griffin '97

Janine Guerra '00

Janine Guerra, Esq. is currently a visiting faculty member at Saint Joseph’s University’s Erivan K. Haub School of Business in the Decision & Systems Sciences department. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, she is also the secondary faculty advisor for Beta Gamma Sigma, SJU’s chapter of the International AACSB Business Honor Society and Alpha Iota Delta, the Decision Sciences Honor Society. Before joining the University’s faculty, Janine served over 10 years in various admissions and advising-related capacities including as Director of the continuing education program and Associate Director of the MBA program. After the Mount, Janine graduated from Saint Joseph’s with a Bachelor’s in Management Information Systems, an MBA degree and Post-MBA Certificate in Management and Marketing, and a Master’s of Science in Education. She also holds a Juris Doctorate degree from Temple University and is admitted to the state bars of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Florida as well as the United States Supreme Court. Janine participated in all aspects of the performing arts during her time at the Mount.

Tara Hank '12

Tara is the Manager of the Development Office at Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School. Her experience includes working on a $40 million capital campaign, managing Cristo Rey's transition to the new seven-acre campus and working closely with the Board of Trustees.

Tara graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts in 2016 with a B.A. in Spanish and Sociology. She became fluent in Spanish while studying abroad her junior year at the University of León in Spain. In her free time, Tara loves to run and can be seen working out with free fitness groups within Philadelphia.

Alyssa Hirst '07

Alyssa Hirst is an internal sales manager for Hartford Funds. She actively coaches and
mentors our consultants to be resources for financial advisors regarding the financial markets,
investment products, longevity management content, and other information related to their
clients’ needs on the west coast. Alyssa also recruits, hires, trains, and develops talented
individuals for our firm.
Alyssa joined the organization as a senior internal advisor consultant in 2016. Prior to joining the
company, she worked for RS Investments and SEI Investments Company. Alyssa is a registered
representative of Hartford Funds Distributors and is FINRA Series 7, 63, and 24 registered. She is
currently pursuing Chartered Mutual Fund Counselor® (CMFC®) designation.
Originally from Ambler, Pennsylvania, Alyssa attended St. Joseph’s University where she received
a bachelor’s degree in finance. She currently lives in West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania.

Mary Jo Horgan '11

After graduating from the Mount in 2011, Mary Jo attended Villanova University where she obtained her Bachelor's and Master's degrees both in Accountancy. Upon graduation she started her career at Deloitte as an Auditor in the Financial Services Industry. Mary Jo recently transitioned into Human Resources and is currently a Resource Management Specialist at Deloitte and is responsible for executing all staffing processes required to optimize deployment for the business and clients within the New York City Market Circle. Mary Jo lives in Lansdale, PA and enjoys trying new restaurants in Philadelphia, playing in various sports leagues as well as attending Philadelphia sporting events. Mary Jo is excited to be joining the Mount Alumnae Board as she had an absolutely wonderful experience at the Mount, especially being part of the Basketball and Field Hockey teams.

Jody Scott Kyle '59, retired

Emily Kohler Marbot '04

Emily is the Director of Talent Management for University Advancement at Villanova University. She is responsible for a 5-year staffing plan to grow the current team of 100 by an additional 80-90 people to support the school's next Capital Campaign which will run parallel with the newly released 10-year Strategic Plan. Emily's areas of focus are: recruitment, on-boarding, training, employee engagement, professional development and retention. Prior to Villanova, Emily served for over five years as the Regional Human Resources Manager for the Northeast for Envision Physician Services in Horsham, with its headquarters being in Nashville and Plantation. Envision Physician Services is a multispecialty medical group and healthcare management team providing anesthesiology, emergency medicine, hospital medicine, radiology, surgical services, and women’s and children’s health services with more than 25,000 physicians and advanced practice providers. Emily supported six offices comprised of over 1,300 corporate employees and managed a team of four. Prior to Envision, Emily worked as a HR Specialist in Rockville, Maryland at a continuing care retirement community (CCRC), Ingleside at King Farm. Emily was brought to Washington, DC by her career with ARAMARK where she went from a College Relations (Corporate HR) intern, to the HR Representative Program (accelerated 9-month management training), and finally served as the Assistant HR Manager at the Verizon Center for three hockey seasons. Emily is excited to share her expertise on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion on the inaugural Alumnae Board committee of its same name. Emily received a certification on “Fostering Inclusion and Diversity” from Yale University. After graduating from the Mount in 2004 where Emily sang in the musicals and participated on the Crew team, she went on to row at Marist College and double major in International Business and Spanish, and made time to keep singing. Emily is also involved in the Faculty and Staff choir at Villanova University. Emily resides in North Wales with her wife Jessica, their 17-year old son, Chase, and a whole bunch of tiny dogs.

Nicole Pedicino '94

Nicole is currently Assistant Chief Counsel at ICE, litigating immigration court proceedings. Nicole served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office for 10 years after graduating from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law in 2008. After graduating from the Mount, Nicole attended St. Joseph’s University as a Biology Major. Nicole taught math and science at Merion Mercy Academy for seven years before attending law school. While teaching at MMA, Nicole received a Master’s Degree in Secondary Education at SJU.

Nicole currently lives in South Philadelphia and enjoys running, biking and summer weekends in Sea Isle. Ever summer Nicole rides in the Families Behind the Badge Ben to the Shore 65 mile bike ride which raises money to support families of fallen officers and first responders.

Megan Ryan '93

Megan Ryan brings more than 20 years of experience in the education sector. As Director of Communications at Gesu School in Philadelphia, she manages content strategy for print and digital assets in support of marketing and development initiatives. Her background also includes college-level teaching and academic program management, as well as secondary-level publishing and college access programming. She is a board member of the Notre Dame Alumni Club of Philadelphia and Chair of ND Women Connect Philadelphia. She graduated cum laude from the University of Notre Dame with a BA in American Studies and Spanish, and holds an MA in English from Boston College. She is grateful for her Catholic education and the opportunity to serve the Mount. In her free time, she enjoys dancing ballet, traveling (especially in Maine), and spending time with family and friends. She is an avid reader and sports fan.

Eileen McGinley Tannenbaum '85

Eileen is a proud member of the class of 1985. When she’s not driving kids (Steven ’22 and Kate ’24), Eileen is an attorney in a trusts and estates/business law practice with her husband. She is a member of the Villiger Executive Council and the Mothers’ Club Board at St. Joseph’s Prep. Eileen is also a co-founder of a charitable foundation dedicated to raising money for awareness, research, and treatment of autism.

Mary Pat Tumelty '04, Staff Engineer at Pennoni

Mary Pat (MP) Tumelty, PE is a Staff Engineer at Pennoni, a large regional engineering firm headquartered in Philadelphia, in their Transportation Division where she designs a variety of highway, utility, and green street infrastructure projects throughout Philadelphia and Southeast PA. After graduating from the Mount in 2004, she attended Drexel University where she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering with a focus on sustainability and water resources. One of her biggest professional accomplishments is obtaining her Professional Engineer’s License (PE) in the state of Pennsylvania. In addition to serving on the Mount’s Alumnae Board, she is an active member of professional societies including American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Engineers' Club of Philadelphia, Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) Partners - a Sustainable Business Network (SBN) Initiative, and Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS).

Honorary Board Members

Mary Merz Berko ’48
Madge Mansell Keehn '50