Governance

Lacordaire Academy has a two tier board, the Leadership Team comprised of four Dominican Sisters and the Board of Trustees, who are made up of alumnae, parents of alumnae, and former teachers/administration of Lacordaire Academy and/or Dominican sponsored works. Each serve on committees in order to share their expertise in related areas.  The board meets at least five times annually, in addition to the board development conferences.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES  2017-2018

Sr. Bertrand Austin, OP
Sisters of Saint Dominic, Caldwell, NJ
Administrative Assistant to Treasurer (retired), Sisters of Saint Francis of Peace

Lacordaire Board Title: Member at Large
Lacordaire Board Committees: Development Committee

Dr. William C. Hambleton, Ex-officio
Head of School, Lacordaire Academy

Lacordaire Board Title: Ex-Officio, Member at Large
Lacordaire Board Committees: Finance Committee, Development Committee, Plant & Facilities Committee

Mary Elizabeth Hennessy-Shotter, Esq. ‘91
Deputy General Counsel, State of New Jersey PERC

Lacordaire Board Title: Member at Large
Lacordaire Board Committees: Trustee Committee, Development Committee

Sr. Eileen Ivory, OP
Leadership Team Member, Sisters of Saint Dominic, Caldwell, NJ

Lacordaire Board Title: Member of the Executive Committee/Caldwell Dominicans Council Rep.
Lacordaire Board Committees: Trustee Committee, Plant & Facilities Committee

Christine James, ’83, ‘87
Managing Director, Wells Fargo Asset Management

Lacordaire Board Title: President and Chairperson of the Board
Lacordaire Board Committees: Trustee Committee Chair, Development Committee, Finance Committee, Plant & Facilities Committee

Sr. Mary John Kearney, OP
Office of Sponsored Works, Sisters of Saint Dominic, Caldwell, NJ
Former Principal & Teacher, Lacordaire Academy

Lacordaire Board Title: Member at Large
Lacordaire Board Committees: Trustee Committee, Development Committee, Plant & Facilities Committee

Sr. Mary Immaculate McGovern, OP
Sisters of Saint Dominic, Caldwell, NJ
Music Teacher (retired), St. Mary’s Rutherford, Small Blessing Nursery School and Lacordaire Academy

Lacordaire Board Title: Member of the Executive Committee/Plant & Facilities Committee Chair
Lacordaire Board Committees: Plant & Facilities Committee Chair

Anna P. Navatta, OPA, Esq.
Assistant Executive Director, Northeast New Jersey Legal Services

Lacordaire Board Title: Member at Large
Lacordaire Board Committees: Development Committee

Louise M. Palagano, P’05, ‘10
Municipal Clerk, Township of Bloomfield
Adjunct Faculty, Bloomfield College

Lacordaire Board Title: Member at Large
Lacordaire Board Committees: Trustee Committee, Development Committee, Finance Committee

Sr. Luella Ramm, OP
Treasurer, Sisters of Saint Dominic, Caldwell, NJ

Lacordaire Board Title: Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair
Lacordaire Board Committees: Trustee Committee, Finance Committee

Stephanie Russo Fazio, ’83, ’87, P’17, ‘19
Lead Pre-K Teacher, Korporate Kids

Lacordaire Board Title: Secretary
Lacordaire Board Committees: Development Committee

Sr. Patricia Tavis, OP
Leadership Team Member, Sisters of Saint Dominic, Caldwell, NJ
Former Principal, Lacordaire Academy

Lacordaire Board Title: Member of the Executive Committee/Caldwell Dominicans Sponsored Works Rep.
Lacordaire Board Committees: Finance Committee, Plant & Facilities Committee

Anne Utley, P’12
Forensics Moderator & Book Sale Chair Volunteer, Lacordaire Academy
Production Editor (retired), Prentice Hall

Lacordaire Board Title: Member of the Executive Committee/Development Office Chair, Member at Large
Lacordaire Board Committees: Trustee Committee, Development Committee Chair

Caroloyn von Schaumburg Brickner, ‘89
Enrichment Program Director, Tatem Elementary School, Haddonfield, NJ

Lacordaire Board Title: Member at Large
Lacordaire Board Committees: Development Committee Chair

Diane Martin
Business Manager, Lacordaire Academy

Lacordaire Board Title: Lacordaire Staff Representative
Lacordaire Board Committees: Finance Committee

Leadership Team

Sisters St. Dom Leadership Team 2015-2016

From Left to Right: Sr. Patricia Tavis,OP, Sr. Patrice Werner, OP (Prioress), Sr. Elsie Bernauer, OP (Vicaress), and Sr. Eileen Ivory, OP

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