- Mark Poletunow, President | (484) 321-2525
- Rev. Msgr. Joseph Marino, Rector | (484) 321-2545
- Geraldine McCann, Assistant to the President | (484) 321-2552
- Joanne Bouvier, Assistant to the Rector
- Jim Hall, Director of Hospitality | (484) 321-2541
- Gerri O’Reilly, Asst. Director of Hospitality & Weekday Retreat Information | (484) 321-2517
- Patrick Benner, Recruitment Manager for Men & Women of Malvern | (484) 321-2521
- Michael Norton, Vice President of Institutional Advancement | (484) 321-2539
- Edie Petillo, Development Assistant | (484) 321-2544
- Mary Rogelstad, Marketing Coordinator | (484) 321-2562
- Tara McCormick, Part-time Institutional Advancement Assistant | (484) 321-2534
- Felicia Green, Director of Fiscal Affairs/Controller | (484) 321-2520
- Barbara Bachand, Accountant | (484) 321-2523
- Catherine Cosgrove, Database Operator | (484) 321-2516
- Martha Quintana, Remembrance Association & Administrative Assistant | (484) 321-2513
- Bernadette DiRita, Weekend Registration Coordinator | (484) 321-2514
- Joanne Manuel & Monica McDowell, Part-time Administrative Assistants | (484) 321-2156
Board of Directors
Joseph M. Nardi III, Chairman
Thirty-three year retreatant with the Epiphany Group; Captain of the Epiphany Group; Past Co-Chair of Annual Appeal; Partner with the Brown & Connery Law Firm, Westmont, NJ; Serves as Solicitor for the Camden County Municipal Joint Insurance Fund, the Borough of Collingswood and the Borough of Mt. Ephraim Planning Board; Graduate of St. Joseph’s University, BA Accounting 1980; Law Degree from Catholic University and L.L.M. in Taxation Temple University School of Law; Member of the American, New Jersey and Camden Bar Associations; Serves on the Board of several organizations including: Salvation Army, Genesis Counseling Centers, St. Joseph’s Pro Cathedral Ministries.
Jacqueline J. Delaney, Vice Chairman
Graduate of St. Joseph University, BS Business Administration; Graduate of Archdiocese of Philadelphia Church Ministry Institute; National Advisory Board member, Catholic Leadership Institute; Board member, Mercy Spiritual Ministries; Executive Committee member, Stewards of St. John Neumann; Barnes Foundation, Arboretum Advisory Committee and Steering Committee Member; Chairperson, Archbishop Christmas Benefit for Children; CYO Hall of Fame, Archdiocese of Philadelphia; Lector and Extraordinary Minister, St. John Vianney, Gladwyne
John J. Kozakowski, Treasurer
Thirty-one year retreatant with the Immaculate Conception Group; Former C. A. Captain of Immaculate Conception Group; Elected to the C. A. Captain’s “Hall of Fame”; Vice-Chairman – Malvern Board of Directors; Chairman – Malvern’s 100th Anniversary Steering Committee; Graduate of University of Pennsylvania – BA Physics, BA Psychology, MS Science; Graduate of Drexel University – BS Electrical Engineering; Former instructor for Philadelphia Electric Company; Former Senior Engineer at Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station; Presently, Senior Engineer for Exelon License Renewal Team; Member of Sacred Heart Church and School Fundraising Committee, Oxford, PA; Married, father of three children; three grandchildren
Stephen L. MacNamee, Jr., Assistant Treasurer
Holy Rosary/West Catholic Group, 30 year retreatant; Founder and Chairman of M.A.I.N. Financial Services, Inc.; Graduate of St. Joseph’s University, BA English, 1965; Member of the Board of Directors-Catholic Leadership Institute (2005-2007); President Brokerage Services (BRAMCO) (1998-2002); National Speaker at Industry Organization Meetings and Company Conventions; Member of SS. Simon & Jude Parish, is a Lector, Usher & Eucharistic Minister; Chaired the SS. Simon & Jude Capital Building Campaign & served on the Parish Council; Chaired the Chester County Catholic Charity Campaign; Personally met with Pope John Paul II after being honored as a Knight of the Holy Sepulcher; Married 40 Years, 4 adult daughters, 5 grandchildren
Michael D. O’Mara, Secretary
Graduate of James Madison University, BS, magna cum laude; J.D., cum laude, Penn State University Dickinson School of Law; Partner, Stradley Ronan Stevens & Young, LLP; Practice areas include Complex Commercial/Class Action Litigation; Serves as counsel to nonprofit organizations, including religious, educational & health care; Member of the American Bar Association, Brehon Law Society, National Diocesan Attorneys; Development Advisory Council, Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth; Secretary, Board of Governors, St. Thomas Moore Society of Philadelphia; Named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyer, guide to the top lawyers in PA
Joseph J. Capista, Sr., At-Large Executive Committee Member
Twenty eight year retreatant with the Six-Three Group; President of Executive Committee of the 6-3; Founder and President of Williamsburg Dental (1976-present); Graduate of LaSalle University 1972, BA Biology; Temple Dental School 1976, Doctor of Dental Surgery; Lecturer and trainer of Principles of Running a Business and; Success in and Out of Your Business; Member of the American Dental Association, PA Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce; Keynote speaker on Men’s Retreat Weekend – “Success and Spirituality”; Started and continues to develop the Pilot Program at Malvern.
Kevin T. Brady, Ph.D.
President, The American Institute for History Education, LLC, Swedesboro, NJ. Conducts over 400 days of History Education Professional Development annually, conducts over 150 days of teacher field studies, annually, operates 110 educational websites, operates the CODiE award-winning CICERO; History Beyond the Textbook web resource; operates the Sojourner History: African American History: Past, Present, & Beyond web resource.
Ph.D. History, Temple University, January 1999; Ph.D. Exam Areas, completed January 1994: Specialist area: Irish/Irish American History; Generalist areas: American Immigration History, U. S. Military History, and Modern European History. M. A. History, Temple University, 1994; B. A. History, University of Scranton, 1989; Minors: Theology, Philosophy, magna cum laude.
Member of the Holy Family Group, 36 year retreatant; Graduate of Delaware Valley College, BS Science 1977, Ornamental Horticulture; Self-employed 1980-1985 – J. E. Cattie Landscapes; L. F. Driscoll Co, Construction Management (1988-present); Lead Project Manager, Westin Mount Laurel, Moss Rehab Hospital and Homewood Suites; Presently, Project Manager on the Milton S. Hershey Penn St. Univ. Children’s Hospital; Next project will be at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Married, father of three adult children
Rev. Msgr. Ralph Chieffo
Entered St. Charles Seminary in 1966 and was ordained in 1975; Masters Degree in English Literature from Villanova University – 1974; Masters Degree in Religious Studies – 2000; Honored by Pope Benedict as a Monsignor in 2011; Served in several parishes including St. Patrick, Malvern and pastor of King of Peace; Presently, pastor of St. Mary Magdalen in Media since 2000; Served as leader for Charismatic Groups, and St. Charles Seminary Board; Presently, serves the Archdiocesan Men’s Conference; Board member for the Little Sisters of the Poor
Graduate of Gordon College, B. A. English Literature; St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, studying for Masters in Theology; Adjunct Faculty for Scripture at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary;
Co-developer, executive editor, advisor, program director for The Great Adventure
Catholic Bible Study Program, Ascension Press; Author & Freelance Editor;
Author of annual 90-day Bible reading challenge for Ascension Press; Public speaker on topics related to Scripture and the Catholic faith; Bible study teacher and leader
Pat Ciarrocchi Fineman
CBS 3 co-host of Talk Philly, news and lifestyle program, anchor and reporter; Evening Magazine Co-host 1991-1992, medical reporter for five years; Reported live at the canonization of St. Katherine Drexel and the funeral of Pope John Paul II; Has earned multiple Philadelphia Emmy Awards including recognition for individual achievement in News Writing, Recipient of two Gabriel Awards for the National Catholic Association; Inducted in 2000 to the Philadelphia Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame; Former Board Member for Easter Seals of Southeastern PA and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Breast Cancer Foundation; Graduate of Rosemont College 1974, BA American Studies; Awarded honorary doctorate degrees from Neumann College, Cabrini College, Rosemont College and La Salle University
Michael T. Gillespie, Jr.
Vice President of Client Services, Gillespie Group Marketing and Advertising; Board Chair, Our Lady of Hope Regional Catholic School; Board Member, Police Athletic League; Committee Member, Mercy Vocation High School; Former Chair, current Board Member, Philadelphia Children’s Alliance; Board Member, The Neumann Forum; March of Dimes Ambassador Father; Council Member and Volunteer Lector, Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church
John F. Givnish
Member of the Immaculate Conception Group, 31 year retreatant; Member of the Retreat Committee; Member of the Good Shepherd Club; President and CEO of Life Celebration By Givnish; Graduate of the American Academy-McAllister Institute of Funeral Service; Member of the Holy Name Society; Member of the Catholic Philopatrian Literary Institute; Past President of the Northeast Philadelphia Lions Club; Funeral Director and Insurance Licenses in PA and NY
James P. Lake, Jr.
Member of the Pius XII Group, 5 year retreatant; Graduate of St. Thomas University, BA in Communications; National Sales Manager for The Guardian Retirement Income Sales Team; Certified Annuity Specialist, Retirement Income Certified Professional; St. Anastasia Parish Council; Fighting Back Charity, fund raising committee; Newtown Republican Asst Committeeman for 10 years; Married father of three children
Patrick R. Laphen
Eleven year retreatant with the St Blaise-Curran Memorial Group; Finance Committee Member, Recruiter, Promoter and Parish Rep for the Malvern Retreat House; Executive Vice President, Corporate Development for Lionheart Industrial Group, LLC; Current President of Little Smiles of Philadelphia Board; Current President of St. Anastasia School CYO Board; Former Chairman of local Philadelphia chapter of American Ireland Fund; Active Member of ACG Philadelphia (former member of event planning Committee); Graduate of Philadelphia University, B.S. in Marketing, M.B.A in Finance
Thomas J. Lopez, Ph.D.
Member of the Knights of the Immaculata Group, 3 year retreatant; Graduate of Penn State University, Ph.D., Biology; Graduate of St. Vincent College, BA, cum laude; Sales Executive, Mid-Atlantic Region, BIOPAC Systems; Knight, Order of Malta; Knight Grand Cross, Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem; Author or Co-author of multiple, international reference journal articles; Member of the Pre-Jordan team & adult choir, St. Eleanor Church
James R. Molinari
Member of the Caenaculum Group, 35 year retreatant; Associate Captain/Recruiter for the Caenaculum Group, 25 years; Sullivan Award recipient; Widener University School of Law, JD, Villanova University, BA; Owns, manages, and operates private law practice based in Philadelphia; General Counsel, PRA Development and Management Corporation; Full-time Clerk to the Honorable Daniel D. McCaffrey; Admission to the PA Supreme Court, U.S. District Court, NJ Supreme Court, NJ District Court; Member of the PA and NJ Bar; Active member of the St. Joseph’s Prep Alumni, Lupus Foundation; Member of the Huntingdon’s Disease Foundation
Member of the St. Joseph’s Group, 9 year retreatant; Member of the Finance Committee; Graduate of Boston University School of Management, BS, magna cum laude; Principal of the Valley Forge Financial Group, King of Prussia, PA; Series 6, 22, 63, Life, Accident, Health, & Long Term Care Insurance Licenses; Formerly, Finance Manager, WP Realty; Formerly, Senior Finance Analyst, GE Energy Services
Co-captain of the SS. Peter and Paul Group, 23 year retreatant; Chairman’s Award – 2009; Master of Business Administration, Rider University; Graduate Drexel University, BS; General Manager of Marlane Graphics, Inc.; Eucharistic Minister, Mary Mother of the Redeemer Parish; Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America, 25 year member; Coach for Lansdale Catholic High School Varsity Girls Soccer; Member of the Knights of Columbus; Serves on multiple boards at Mary Mother of the Redeemer Parish
Michael T. Rigolizzo
Thirty-four year retreatant with the Ave Maria Group; Captain of the Ave Maria Group since 2007; Partner of Cedar Lane Construction, LLC; Founder and President of Green Power Corporation; Pioneer in both the sustainable and renewable energy resource technology; Juris Doctor from Delaware Law School of Widener University; BA of Science, Bio-Physics with minors in Finance and Management from Fairleigh Dickinson University
Albert W. Tegler
Member of Board of Trustees, Holy Family University; Catholic Leadership Institute, Former Board Member; St. Joseph’s University, President’s Council, Shield of Loyola Committee; Main Financial Services, Board of Directors; Former Board Member, Lincoln Bank; Former Chairman, Board of Advisors, Mercy Vocational School; Board of Governors, St. Joseph Prep Alumni Association; Member of Board of Advisors, Mother of Sorrows and St. Ignatius School; Member of SS Simon & Jude Parish, Extraordinary Minister