Administration / Board


Head of School
Joseph J. Ciancaglini
Director of Admissions
Elizabeth Santini
Head of Lower School
Patricia Hult
Director of Institutional Advancement
Craig MacPherson
Head of Middle School
Catherine Hubacz
Chief Administrative Officer
Jamie Bowen
Head of Upper School
Margaret Savino
Director of Athletics and Wellness
Jacqueline Schuman

Board of Trustees, 2014 - 2015

The Board of Trustees has the responsibility, in consultation with the Administration, for setting school policy, maintaining the school's financial health and selecting the Head of School. Its ongoing challenge is to manage the present needs of the school while at the same time planning for the future and remaining faithful to the school's mission as expressed in the Goals and Criteria for Sacred Heart Schools in the United States.

While 91st Street's Board of Trustees plays an active, strategic role in the affairs of Sacred Heart, the school's daily operations are in the capable hands of the administrative team.The board can sometimes provide a means of liaison to the administration or answer policy questions, but board members are not the appropriate resource to resolve operational matters.The board operates through a series of standing committees, and occasionally, ad-hoc committees are created for particular needs. Each board member serves on at least one board committee and most members serve on more than one. The full board meets five times during the school year and each committee meets at least three times per year, but most meet more frequently. There are typically at least five trustees on each committee, and some also include administration members, non-trustee parents and others.

The board of trustees is composed of no less than fifteen members, with the Head of School and presiding officers of the Alumnae Association and Parents Association included as ex officio members during their respective terms of office. Members serve one or two three-year terms. At least three members of the board must be members of the Society of the Religious of the Sacred Heart. As is usual in independent schools, the board is self-perpetuating. This means that the trustees select their own successors. Criteria to be considered includes diversity of talent and background, willingness to serve and perform the duties required, prior efforts on behalf of Sacred Heart and conformance to the guidelines for makeup of the board as set forthin the bylaws. The board is diverse in terms of talent, background and stage of life. What trustees have in common is a devotion to Sacred Heart and its mission as expressed through hard work and generosity.

Veronica Bennett
Michael Esposito
Kevin Sheridan
Valerie Rodriguez McMurray '87
Alisa Amarosa Wood '97
Head of School
Joseph J. Ciancaglini
James W. Burns  Edward Kehoe
Thomas Purcell
Curt E. Burwell Sacha Lainovic
Brian Riano
Andrew Conner Pierre Lapeyre
Bradley Robins
Margaret Crotty '90
Scott Lindsay
Mike Rosenwasser
Catherine Curry '70
Tarek Meguid
Paula Toner
Frances de la Chapelle, RSCJ Cecile Meijer, RSCJ
Richard Thornburgh
Renata Figueiredo  Jacqueline Mitchell
Joseph Wilson
Judith Garson '53, RSCJ
Maureen O'Leary '59

Rita A. Hernandez '74
James Parsons

Ex Officio
President, Alumnae Board
Melanie McEvoy-Quirke
President, Parents Association
Michelle Thompson
Honorary Trustees
Mary Ann Boyd
Mimi O'Hagan, Eden Hall '47
Joan C. Kirby, RSCJ Emily K. Rafferty '67
Barbaree Meaney Winthrop Rutherfurd, Jr.
Alfred Y. Morgan III John W. Townsend
Crocker Nevin Richard N. Winfield