Saint Peter Catholic Academy Governing Boards

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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
Sr. 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.

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

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.


Joanne Fusaro, s.c.
Joanne Fusaro is the Coordinator of Youth Ministry for Saint Frances Cabrini Parish as well as a youth minister on the St. Thomas More youth ministry team in Hauppauge, Long Island. Joanne is a Cooperator for the Salesians of Saint John Bosco and Lady Grand Cross in the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem.