Saint Peter Catholic Academy Governing Boards

Board of Members

Rev. Fr. Michael L. Gelfant
Rev. Fr. Guy Sbordone
Rev. Msgr. Andrew Vaccari

Board of Directors

Siobhan Deasy
Board Chairperson, Treasurer and Chairperson of the Tuition Committee
Siobhan has almost 30 years experience in the securities and financial services industries. She is currently the director of a Private Foundation. She graduated Magna Cum Laude St. Joseph College Brooklyn ’14, with a B.Sc. in Organizational Management, and is currently pursuing an EMBA at St. Joseph’s College ’17. She is a former member of the boards of the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) St. Joseph’s College Chapter, St Joseph’s College School of Professional and Graduate Students (PGS) Advisory Council, and is currently the Treasurer of the Board of Bay Parkway Coop Corporation.   She has been an active   member of St. Mary Mother of Jesus Parish for 17 years, and a former member of the Parish Council. 

Sister Thomasine Stagnitta, CSJ
Vice Chairperson and Chairperson of the Nominating Committee

S. Thomasine Stagnitta, is a member of the finance office at Bishop Kearney High School where she previously served as Principal from 2003-2014. She also was principal of SS Peter and Paul and St. Mary, Mother of Jesus elementary schools. She also serves on the board of Sacred Heart Academy in Hempstead. 

Mary Wilkinson
Secretary and Member of the Tuition Committee

Mary, Retired former business banker at Citibank. A graduate of Long Island University with a degree in Management. Mary has been a member of St. Mary Mother of Jesus Parish for more than 30 years. She currently serves on the board of Bay Parkway Coop Corporation. 

Judy P. Chiarchiaro

Judy, a graduate of Packer Collegiate Institute and attended St. John’s University.   She is currently a Lady Grand Cross, of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem and the diocesan coordinator for Brooklyn. She is a former teacher. She is a Lay Pastoral Minister and a Bereavement Ministry. A former member of the Bishop’s Diocesan Pastoral Council and the Strategic Planning Commission. She is an active member at St. Ephrem’s Parish.

Geraldine Lippman

Geraldine is a Vice President and Relationship Manager for a financial services firm. She has over thirty years’ experience in the financial and securities industry. Geraldine is a lifelong active parishioner of Saint Finbar Church and currently serves as Vice President of the Parish Pastoral Council.   She has been a catechist with Saint Finbar Religious Education School for over 27 years and currently teaches the seventh grade. She also serves as a lector.   Geraldine has been involved with various parish events and fundraisers

John Manning

John is currently the President of John Manning Inc. He has worked as a licensed Real Estate salesperson and Mortgage broker for more than 30 years.

Madeleine Montuori


Kathy Samaris

Kathy Samaris is a member of the Saint Finbar Parish Pastoral Council, and recently appointed to the Board of Directors of St. Peter’s Catholic Academy.     Kathy is a lifetime parishioner of Saint Finbar’s Church. She has been a Real Estate Broker for more than 20 years at Pecoraro Realty.


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