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Advisory Board

Norwood-Fontbonne Academy, as a sponsored work of the Sisters of St. Joseph, has an established Advisory Board to help further the vision and mission of the Academy. In their deliberations, the Board reviews current and future trends for Catholic/independent schools, studies subcommittee input, and makes formal recommendations to the Academy’s Head of School and through her to the General Council of the Sisters of St. Joseph.

The full Board, comprised of alumni, current NFAPA president(s), parents of alumni, and community members, convenes four times annually. Three subcommittees (facilities, finance, and institutional advancement) meet regularly– often monthly– to study and prepare proposals for the full Board. Subcommittees include board members and members-at-large drawn from the broader community; they bring additional expertise and perspectives to the goals/topics per committee.

2017-2018 Advisory Board Members

Mrs. Rebecca Southwell (Chair)
Parent of alum Maura’05
Development Manager
Devereux Foundation
Sister Deborah Hughes
Sisters of St. Joseph / Sponsorship Coordinator
Mrs. Beth Bailey
Parent of Joe – Joe ‘04, Jeremy ‘06
Sister Regina Bell
Sisters of St Joseph / General Councillor
Mr. James Brehony, CPA
Parent of Douglas’03 and Jack’10
Methodist Home for Children / Controller
Mrs. Taunya Cossetti
Parent of Alums: Andrew ’14/ Anthony ‘14
McCausland, Inc.
Mr. Robert Juliano
Beneficial Bank
Vice President/ Community Development Officer
Mrs. Terri Hutsell
NFA Director of Development
Mr. Christopher McDermott ’71
Centric Bank
Teddy McKeon ‘03
CEG Construction Equipment Guide (CEG)
Mr Terry Merkle
Parent of Devon ‘08, Ariene ‘10, Taylor ‘12
Mrs. Nancy Nadler
NFA Dir. Of Business Operation
Mr. William Murphy ‘92
Senior Vice President
TriState Capital
Sister Marie O’Brien
Sisters of St. Joseph / Treasurer
Mr. Peter Rotelle
Parent of Alum: Morgan ‘15
President of Rotelle Development Corp.
Mr. John Schmidt
Parent of Alums: Krista ’00/ Regina ’02/ Dona ‘11
Upper Darby Bell Telco FCU
Mrs. Audrey Schwenger
Parent of Alums: Michael ‘12/ Abigail ‘14
Mr. Napoleon Stephenson, Jr.
Parent of Alums: Cameron ‘11/
Carson ‘14/ Conner ’14/ Casey ‘16
Logan Capital Management
Mr. Robert Walter
Parent of Alums: Sara ‘07/ Catherine ‘15

Ex-Officio Members

Sister Mary Helen Beirne,
NFA Head of School

Representatives of the Sisters of St. Joseph Administration

Sister Regina Bell, Councillor for Ministry
Sister Marie O’Brien, Congregational Treasurer

Representatives of the Norwood-Fontbonne Academy Parent Association (NFAPA)

Mrs. Chrissy Oldt
Mrs. Sue Quirk