The Board of Trustees was founded in 1994, and meets quarterly. Each member serves for three years and is charged with fiduciary responsibilities and planning for the school. The Spring Auction & Benefit event raises money for all scholarships, including the Board of Trustees Scholarship, the most prestigious scholarship offered to an incoming student. This scholarship was established in 1997, following Dominican Academy's Centennial Celebration.
John Cagney is in his third term on Dominican Academy’s Board of Trustees and is currently a member of the Governance Committee. He is a graduate of Regis High School, Boston College, and Fordham Law School. John is a partner at Kramer, Dillof, Livingston & Moore, representing plaintiffs in medical malpractice, negligence, and wrongful death cases. John lives in the city with his wife, Jen, and their three children. Their children attend Saint Stephen of Hungary School, where John and Jen serve on the Steering Committee for the school’s Faithful. Strong. Growing. Capital Campaign.
Sr. Joanne Caniglia O.P. is currently a Professor in the School of Teaching, Leadership, and Curriculum Studies at Kent State University. She taught high school mathematics and K-8 informal mathematics in Akron and Niles, Ohio before earning her doctorate in mathematics education from Kent State University. Her research interests center upon the teaching and learning of mathematics for individuals living on the margins of society. She regularly presents and publishes on innovative and meaningful tasks for teaching and learning mathematics for underrepresented individuals. Some of her work has appeared in the Mathematics Teacher Journal of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, School Science and Mathematics, and the Statistics Teacher. She is the recipient of National Science Foundation, USAID, U.S. Dept. of Education and Ohio Department of Education grants. She very much enjoys teaching mathematics methods for pre-service undergraduate and masters’ pre-service teachers as well as graduate courses in mathematics education.
Virginia Connor, '77 has been an educator in New York City independent schools since 1981 and became head of school at St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s in 1993. Virginia has been a director of lower school, director of middle school, an admission officer, and a director of curriculum development, and she had taught every elementary grade. Virginia has served on the boards of trustees of more than 10 academic institutions, including her undergraduate alma mater, Wheelock College, where she also was a member of the presidential search committee. In addition to Wheelock, she is a proud alumna of Teachers College Columbia University, where she earned her master’s degree, and Dominican Academy, class of 1977.
Daphné Crespo-Helm, '89 is a Trustee of Dominican Academy and serves as Chair of the Buildings & Grounds Committee, Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee and member of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee. During her first term, she served on the Marketing Committee and Capital Campaign Committee. A proud member of the Dominican Academy Class of 1989, Daphné earned a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in Economics and History of Art and an M.B.A. from Columbia University with concentrations in Finance and Entrepreneurship. Daphné’s previous experience includes working in the management consulting practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers as a Principal Consultant in the areas of IT, business process redesign, and strategy. She also worked in the Chairman’s office during the merger of Price Waterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand. Daphné has served on various non-profit committees and boards in the areas of education and health.
Noreen Doyle, '67 earned a BA from Mount St Vincent and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. She spent more than 40 years (30 of them in London) in the banking industry as an executive at Bankers Trust and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and later as a board member for Credit Suisse Group, Zurich and Credit Suisse Int’l, London. She has also served on other corporate boards, including currently Newmont Corporation. Noreen served on the board of Mount St Vincent for ten years (3 years as chair) and Marymount International School (London) for ten years (also serving as chair). Currently Noreen is a member of the board of St Mary’s University, one of the few Catholic universities in the United Kingdom.
Dorothy Christine Filoramo, '58 earned a B.A. at Marymount Manhattan College and did graduate studies in Marketing at Adelphi University. She was a Vice President of the original DA Board of Trustees, founded in 1994, and later served as President. She currently serves on the Executive Board as Chairs of the Development and 125h Anniversary Committees. Dorothy recently retired after 26 years as the Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Dominican College. Prior to that, she had a career in resort marketing. Dorothy has a wide range of leadership on many boards. Currently she serves on the Dominican College Board of Trustees; the Rotary Club of Pearl River, Past President; People to People, President Emerita; and she is an independent member of the Rockland County Executive’s Committee for Tobacco Asset Securitization. Formerly, she chaired Leadership Rockland, and New Directions. She is a founder and past president of two women’s networks. At present, she is co-directing a clean water project in El Salvador.
Glen Gregorio is currently the Head of Trading for Wealthspring Capital LLC, an investment advisor representing more than 300 high net worth individuals and family trusts. He has extensive experience in credit trading and e-commerce business development. Glen spent 15 years as a senior credit derivatives and corporate bond market-maker for Deutsche Bank, BNP Paribas, and Citigroup. After sell-side trading, Glen managed the US electronic execution and risk compression groups of Creditex, a subsidiary of the Intercontinental Exchange. More recently, Glen served as a director of business development and electronic strategy at Fenics, leading the company’s first fully automated bond execution and risk compression trading platform. Glen is serving his first term on the Board of DA. He began his time on the board on the Finance Committee, helping to revise DA’s Investment Policy for better transparency and accountability. He now serves as Chair of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Committee. Glen received his B.S. in Business Administration from Fordham University and graduated from Regis High School.
Sadhvee S. Hansraj, JD, '86 is a business executive who has developed and operated business units for global financial service companies as well as for startup entities. She launched her professional career at Prudential Securities in New York as part of a select inaugural startup team that worked with arbitrators and claimants on the Limited Partnership settlements. She spent most of her Prudential Financial corporate career within the Group Insurance Division in Livingston, NJ and the Policyowner Relations Department in Newark, NJ, where she shepherded a settlement team that handled one of the largest investor class action settlements in financial services history at that time. Since leaving Prudential, Sadhvee founded Lynwold Marketing, LLC where she is currently the Managing Principal & COO, providing varied advisory services to fintech and other companies on strategic initiatives and business development & preservation projects. Lynwold Marketing, LLC also assists companies gain access to capital funding sources. After graduating Dominican Academy, Sadhvee earned her BA in English from Barnard College, Columbia University and a JD from City University of New York (CUNY) Law School. She has served on various educational and fundraising committees and currently resides in Palm Beach County, Florida.
Mary Jane Higgins, '84 has worked as a teacher in various grades in Manhattan private and parochial elementary schools. She has served as the Curriculum Coordinator at The Epiphany School and is currently an Assistant Principal in Epiphany’s Lower School. Mary Jane received a Bachelor of Arts in English from College of the Holy Cross and a Master of Science in Elementary Education from Hunter College. She completed postgraduate work at Teachers College and St. John’s University.
Fr. Philip Judge, S.J. currently serves as President of McQuaid Jesuit in Rochester, New York. He has been a long-time educator, serving previously as President of Regis High School (2005-2015), Principal of McQuaid Jesuit (2000-2005), and Assistant Principal at Fordham Prep (1997-2000). He has served on many boards, most recently America Magazine, Georgetown Prep, and the University of Scranton.
Diane Kenney, '66 received her BA from St. John’s University and Masters in Human Resource Management and Development from the New School in NY. She has also attended numerous Executive Leadership and Development programs at Harvard and IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland during her career. Diane’s corporate career spanned over 35 years and began in Human Resources at the Consulting firm of Booz Allen, then Gulf & Western/Paramount Communications where she rose to the top Human Resources position. She then joined Time Warner’s Warner Music Group as Senior Vice President of Human Resources. Subsequently, she was Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Random House Publishing Group. Diane is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Professional Children’s School and a member of the Board of Directors of the Bottomless Closet, a nonprofit serving women transitioning back to the workforce by providing job assistance skills and clothing, where she held positions of President and Chair in addition to chairing various Committees.
Mary Ann (Missy) O’Toole Long, '82 earned a B.A. in Classics from College of the Holy Cross in 1986. Missy is serving her second term on the DA Board of Trustees and is currently on the Finance and Building and Grounds Committees. Prior board experience includes two four-year terms on the Board of Trustees of St. Ann’s Home for the Aged (now Peace Care St. Ann’s) in Jersey City, NJ. After starting her career in 1990 at Merrill Lynch as a Financial Adviser, Missy and her team moved to Morgan Stanley in March of 2017.
Sister Valerie Shaul, O.P. is the Delegate to the Dominican Academy Board from the Dominican Sisters of Peace. She served in education for 42 years, 31 of which were in administration, including 4 years as the Assistant Principal at Dominican Academy. For the last 13 years, she has been a Mission Group Coordinator for the congregation, providing pastoral care for the Sisters. Currently, she is working as Coordinator of the Motherhouse in Akron, Ohio.
Kristin Shea ’82, P’19 is serving her third six-year term on the DA Board of Trustees. Over the years, she has held numerous positions on the Board including chair, assistant chair, and chair of the President Search, Strategic Planning, and Development Committees. She was also president of the DA Parents’ Association during her daughter’s time at DA. She practiced law as a litigator for Conway, Farrell, Curtin & Kelly for twenty years before transitioning to a stay-at-home mom. She was previously president of the Defense Association of New York, and an Epiphany School Foundation Trustee chairing its Alumni Committee. She presently serves on the Board of St. John’s Cemetery.
Sara Fay Snider is the Program Director at the William E. Simon Foundation. The Foundation is committed to supporting private and charter K-12 schools, family strengthening programs, and faith institutions through direct giving in Jersey City, NJ, the South Bronx, NY and Morristown, NJ, as well as policy efforts. She is a proud graduate of The Loyola School and Colgate University (where she double majored in History and Education). She is a candidate for a M.A. in Education at NYU.
Mary Sullivan is the Chair of the Board of Trustees for Dominican Academy. As a parent of a DA alum, Mary has served on the Dominican Academy Board for over eight years. She has previously served on the Board of Directors of her family business Dot Foods, served as a Trustee on the Tracy Family Foundation, and currently serves on the Covenant House International Board.
Alison Andrews Weber ’97 is a first term Trustee of Dominican Academy. Alison began her career as a New York City prosecutor, serving as Chief of the Child Abuse Unit within the Major Crimes Division of the Queens County District Attorney’s Office for the last several years. She recently transitioned to academia and is now an adjunct professor of law at Fordham University School of Law. Alison is a member of the President’s Council of Fordham University and has served on the Auction Committee of Brooklyn Jesuit Prep. Alison was honored to be named to Dominican Academy’s Board of Trustees, where she is particularly proud to serve on the inaugural Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.