Board

MICHAEL L. DETWEILER

Board Chair and President

Attorney
Michael L. Detweiler is a member of the Professional Liability Department at Marshall Dennehey where he has successfully defended clients in numerous professional liability and casualty matters.  Michael's past and present clients include construction companies, tour operators, travel agents, resorts, local municipalities, governmental transportation agencies, medical device manufacturers, and numerous other individuals and entities. He has also successfully defended entities and individuals in commercial and breach of contract disputes.
 
In his career, Michael has obtained numerous defense verdicts and summary judgments in the state and Federal courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  Prior to joining Marshall Dennehey, Michael was Assistant City Solicitor with the City of Philadelphia Law Department for two years. He defended police officers, corrections officers and various City of Philadelphia employees and agencies in civil lawsuits. Michael graduated magna cum laude from Dickinson College in 1998 and from Boston College Law School in 2002. He is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Massachusetts.
 
Michael and his wife Alexandra are parents of two children, Charles and Gisele. 

RICHARD AUTIERI
President
Anesthesia Services and Products 
Parent ’18 and ’19   
Rich Autieri is currently president of a regional medical distribution firm. Prior, he held leadership positions within Market Development at Motorola Semiconductor Inc. after a twelve-year engineering career architecting/designing Mainframe computers.  

His recent community contributions include co-chairing St. Mary School's annual Walkathon, raising tens of thousands per year for its arts programs.  As President, Palumbo Soccer Club Rich contributed business structure, improved coaching acumen, and marketed the club to bring quality instruction to hundreds of young players. Rich holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.  He currently resides in Philadelphia with his wife Toni and their two children.

Christian Aument

Principal 
Christian Aument serves as the Principal at Mercy Career and Technical High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Mr. Aument previously served as Vice Principal for Academics.  Before joining the administrative team of Mercy Career and Technical School in January 2013, Mr. Aument was the English Department Chair and an English and world history teacher. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Delaware and a Master of Education degree from Temple University.

Suzy Davis

Board Secretary

Development Consultant

After living in Latin America where Suzy’s  two children were born, she returned to the Philadelphia area in 1972.  Soon thereafter, Suzy started working at Friends School Haverford teaching physical education to all grades and working on an ad hoc basis in most of the classrooms.  In 1984, in preparation for the Centennial of the School, she started a Development program and was instrumental in organizing the events as well as opening the office, setting up the database and initiating an annual fund, a capital fund, planned giving instruments, and an alumni program.  Mrs. Davis served as an ad hoc member of the School Committee (Board).  

In 1998 she started working for Doorways, Ltd., a villa rental company.  She was responsible for the Spanish program as well as sales in Italy and France.  While there, she also served as a member of the Advisory Board.

Suzy has served on the Boards of the Agnes Irwin School, the Friends of the Ixchel Museum (a Guatemalan textile museum), Singing City Choir and The Courts.  Suzy is married with two adult children and four grandchildren.  

Regina Griffin-Kelly

Senior Financial Analyst
Parent, '08 and '13
Regina Griffin-Kelly is a Senior Financial Analyst at John F. Kennedy Behavioral Health Center.  She is responsible for all financial reporting which includes Quarterly and Annual Profit and Loss Statements as well as Monthly and Quarterly Expenditure Reports as required by the City of Philadelphia. She previously held the position of Accounting Manager at the center.  She graduated from Saint Leonard’s Academy and received a BS degree in Finance at Philadelphia University.  She resides in South Philadelphia with her husband, Fran, and children, Brighid, (Class of 2008) and Franny (Class of 2013).

Tanya Little
Public Information Officer
Parent, 14 and '18
Tanya has been in law enforcement since 1997.She began her career in the 25th District and currently is assigned as a Public Information Officer for the Philadelphia Police Department where she provides senior level work flow. She’s responsible for providing pertinent, factual information to the public and media on matters of the public and their safety. Tanya has been F.E.M.A. (Federal Emergency Management Agency) certified since 2008 by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Command & General Staff Functions for Local Incident Management Teams. In 2008, Tanya began working as a Resident Security Agent (RSA) with Major League Baseball. She works many Major League Baseball events; in 2009 through 2015, she worked during the World Series and the All-Star games with the RBI program. Tanya now lives in Southwest Philadelphia with her husband and three children.
 

Fr. Edward O'Donnell, S.J.

Parochial Vicar
Father O’Donnell became the Parochial Vicar at Old St. Joseph’s in July 2010 after previously serving in that capacity at a diocesan parish, St. Teresa in Runnemede, New Jersey, and at St. Ignatius, the Jesuit parish in Baltimore. He spent many years in higher education: teaching at the University of Scranton (where he regularly assisted at the downtown Cathedral parish) and as an administrator at Xavier University in Cincinnati. He has M.Div. and S.T.L. degrees in theology from Regis College, the Jesuit Faculty in the Toronto School of Theology. A native Philadelphian, and a graduate of St. Joseph’s Prep, he majored in English at Fordham University. Father O’Donnell enjoys movies, Blue Jays and Phillies baseball, walking, reading (biography, history, theology) and listening to classical music.

Kristin Ricchiuti

Annual Giving Chair 

Parent, '21 and '25
Kristin Ricchiuti is the current Chair of St. Mary’s Annual Giving Campaign, and serves as a Steering Committee member for the Harvest Hoedown.  Mrs. Ricchiuti is also the creator and instructor of the Junior Explorers Club for grades K-4.  Joining the St. Mary community in 2012, Mrs. Ricchiuti is parent, and fourth year classroom captain.  Prior to working with St. Mary’s, Mrs. Ricchiuti held various Research Leadership positions at the University of Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson University.  Additionally, Mrs. Ricchiuti was honored for her services at PAWS as a volunteer for animal welfare.  Mrs. Ricchiuti earned her Bachelor’s degree from West Chester University and resides in Philadelphia with her husband and two children.  

Judge Timothy savage

United States District Court

Judge Timothy Savage graduated from Assumption College in 1968 and from Temple Law School in 1971. He was an editor of the Temple Law Review. Upon graduation, he joined MacCoy, Evans and Lewis as a litigation associate. In 1974, he opened his own practice concentrating on criminal and civil litigation in the federal and state courts. In addition to his trial practice, he served as a hearing examiner for the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board. Judge Savage was appointed by President George W. Bush to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on August 2, 2002.

Judge Savage has served on the boards of directors as a member and officer of the Metropolitan (Northeast) Boys and Girls Clubs, the Northeast Community Center for Mental Health/Mental Retardation, the Frankford Special Services District and the Frankford Economic Revitalization Committee. He also served as president of St. Joachim Parish Council. He is currently on the Green Byrne Child Care Center Board. He was a member of the Philadelphia County Democratic Executive Committee from 1975-2002.  

Steve Sims
Superintendent
Valley Forge National Historical Park
Parent, '18
Steve Sims works for the Northeast Region of the National Park Service as the Chief of Facility Management since 2014.  In his position he is responsible for functional programs of Asset Management, Environmental Programs, Capital Investment Programs/Strategy, Fleet and Facility Management for over 90 Park units.  From 2011-2014 he was the Facility Manager for Independence National Historical Park and 2007-2011 he was Civil Engineer and Facility Manager for the National Mall and Memorial Parks in Washington DC.  Prior to working for the National Park Service he served as a consultant engineer and Army Engineer.  He holds certifications as a registered professional engineer, certified facility manager and project management professional.  He earned a BS Civil Engineering from the United States Military Academy, MS Engineering Management from the University of Missouri and an MBA from Norwich University.

Joann Sullivan

Consultant

Joann Sullivan is a retired consultant for the School District of Philadelphia in the Title I Office of Nonpublic Programs. She was previously an elementary classroom teacher and reading resource teacher in private, parochial and public schools throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania. She has focused her career on the implementation of teacher training programs, including programs for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Diocese of Allentown.  She has served as the faculty liaison to the Parent Advisory Board of Saint Aloysius Academy in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, and was a member of the Foundations Board of Our Lady of Lourdes School in Philadelphia.  Joann Sullivan has also served as a Teacher Consultant for the Philadelphia Writing Project, a program of the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education.

Maria Walker
Project Manager
Parent, ‘08 and ‘12
For more than 15 years, Maria Walker has worked in non-profit management and government. Currently Project Manager for Drexel University’s Office of University and Community Partnerships, her portfolio of grant oversight totals more than $5 million. For Drexel, Walker has coordinated several programs to improve educational outcomes for youth and adults, including the West Philadelphia Action for Early Learning Initiative, the Promise Zone Education Committee, out-of-school time activities, and Drexel’s KEYSPOT, a citywide program to bridge the digital divide among low-income Philadelphians. Previously, Walker was executive director of After School Activities Partnerships, an organization serving 6,000 youth annually with the mission to keep Philadelphia youth in grades K–12 safe and active after school. She has worked as a newspaper journalist and editor, and as a special assistant to a United States congressman with the focus of work on base closure reuse and environmental issues. Her experience also includes advocacy and training to support women on welfare. Walker has a B.A. in English with a Classics minor from Temple University, and a Certificate in Non-Profit Executive Leadership from Bryn Mawr College’s Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. Walker sits on the School District of Philadelphia’s Head Start Policy Council and the Philadelphia Read By Fourth Campaign. Her three sons are SMIPS and Roman Catholic High School alumni.
 

Dean Weisman

Senior Application Developer
Parent, '11

Dean Weisman is a Senior Application Developer for Soliant Consulting. He develops custom database solutions for a variety of businesses and industries, including an application to help St. Mary's track students and advancement. He studied Mechanical Engineering at Lehigh University. He has previously served on the boards of Taney Youth Baseball Association and the Green/Byrne Child Care Center. His daughter Melissa (class of 2011) currently attends West Chester University.

Ad Hoc Members

 

Rev. John Large
Pastor Delegate St. Mary Interparochial School
Pastor, St. Paul’s Parish
 
JAYDA PUGLIESE
Principal
Alumna '01, 
Parent '27 
Jayda Pugliese is serving her first year as principal of St. Mary Interparochial School. She is the 2016 recipient of the prestigious Milken Educator Award and was one of ten nationally recognized teachers for the Best in Education Award. Jayda graduated from St. Mary Interparochial School in 2001 and Saints John Neumann and Maria Goretti High School in 2005. She holds a B.A. in Special Education and Elementary Education,a M.Ed in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and Literacy, and is currently pursuing a doctorate in Educational Leadership and Administration; all from Holy Family University. Jayda Pugliese is well-known for her innovative and differentiated teaching styles as well as her integration of various technologies. Outside of her role as principal, Jayda serves as a member on the Pennsylvania Teachers Advisory Council to the PA Secretary of Education, and is the Vice President of Pennsylvania TESOL.

Christina Haciski
Director of Advancement
Christina Haciski is serving in her ninth year as Director of Advancement at St. Mary Interparochial School. Ms. Haciski oversees the development, admissions, marketing, communications and strategic planning initiatives for St. Mary School. She also provides key administrative support to the Board of Limited Jurisdiction. Prior to this role, Ms. Haciski was a classroom teacher at St. Mary Interparochial School and an instructor in the afterschool program.  As a Big Ten student athlete, she earned a B.A.in Communication from Michigan State University. She currently resides in Haddonfield, NJ with her three daughters.