School Leadership

Head of School Pamela Juan Hayes ’64

Pamela Juan Hayes ’64 became Head of School for Sacred Heart Greenwich on July 1, 2009. Mrs. Hayes was appointed Head of School beginning with the 2009-2010 academic year. The Board of Trustees reached its unanimous decision following a national search and with the enthusiastic participation of more than 400 parents, alumnae, faculty and staff, students, and friends. 

Mrs. Hayes' experience with Sacred Heart began when she joined the first grade at Sacred Heart Greenwich. After graduation, she pursued a bachelor’s degree at Briarcliff College, and then received her master’s degree in teaching from Manhattanville College. She brings a strong record of experience in the Network of Sacred Heart Schools as a faculty member and administrator for three Sacred Heart schools – Greenwich, New York and San Francisco. 

While at Greenwich, she taught English and drama, served as head of the Middle School, and directed the Middle School’s community service program. In 1996, she became Head of Convent of the Sacred Heart Elementary School at San Francisco. In 2000, Mrs. Hayes was appointed Director of the Schools of the Sacred Heart at San Francisco, a position she held until becoming Greenwich’s Head of School. 

As a member of the Program and Planning Committee of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools (1989-1996), Mrs. Hayes deepened her understanding of Sacred Heart schools as transformational in nature. Her educational philosophy is aligned with St. Madeleine Sophie Barat, the foundress of the Society of the Sacred Heart, who said: “I would have founded the Society for the sake of a single child.” She is dedicated to educating girls and young women to become leaders and play transformative roles in society.

Administrative Team

Jennifer Bensen

Titles: Head of Upper School, Academic Dean Class of 2020

Melissa Canoni

Titles: Director of Advancement

Anthony Costa

Titles: Business Manager

Catherine Cullinane

Titles: Director of Admission and Financial Aid

Christine D'Alessandro

Titles: Head of Lower School

Elizabeth Dennison

Titles: Director of Athletics

David Olson

Titles: Assistant Head of School and Head of Middle School

Linda Vasu

Titles: Assistant Head, PreK-12 Academic Programs and Curriculum

Board of Trustees

Chair: Kathleen Plunkett O'Connor ’89, P’20, ’21, ’22

Kathleen Plunkett O'Connor P '20, '21, '22 is an attorney with AQR Capital Management. O'Connor graduated from Sacred Heart Greenwich in 1989, received a B.A. from Georgetown University, and M.Sc. from the University College of London and a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law.

Mrs. O’Connor has served on the board of many civic and charitable organizations including: Judicial Selection for the State of Connecticut, Heterodox Academy, Malta House of Care, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Connecticut Energy Advisory Commission and Shatterproof.

Mrs. O'Connor and her husband, Kevin, have four children. Their three daughters, Erin '20, Mary '21 and Annie '22, attend Sacred Heart Greenwich. Their son, James, attends Rye Country Day School.

Vice Chair: Lynne Newman P’17, ’21, ’26

Lynne Newman P ’17 ’21 ’26 graduated from Amherst College with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and was a three sport collegiate athlete. After Amherst, she worked in sports marketing developing sponsorships in Major League Baseball and with the US Soccer Federation on behalf of corporate sponsors. She was also a member of the NY Host Committee for the World Cup. Mrs. Newman then received her MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University where she was an FC Austin Scholar.  After receiving her MBA, she spent many years at Dove Consulting, a boutique management consulting firm in Boston, working on strategy and organizational development for multiple Fortune 500 companies. During her time at Dove, Mrs. Newman also led many of the firm's MBA and undergraduate recruiting programs.

Mrs. Newman and her husband, Brian, have been parents at Sacred Heart Greenwich since 2008. Their eldest daughter, Kendall ’17, is now a student at Georgetown University, where Mrs. Newman serves on the Parent Leadership Council. Shay ’21 started at Sacred Heart in the third grade and Finley ’26 has been a student since pre-school. The Newman's son, Conor, attends King School. Mrs. Newman has been a dedicated volunteer at Sacred Heart, with leadership roles such as the Lower School Parents’ Association Representative, Chair of The Fund for Sacred Heart, and Chair of the Senior Class Gift Committee.

Mrs. Newman is a dual citizen of Ireland and the US and has lived abroad with her family in multiple countries including China, Russia, Spain, Ireland and Canada.

Treasurer: Gregory A. Gilbert P’21

Gregory Gilbert P ’21 is the co-founder and managing partner of Agilic Capital, a boutique investment and advisory firm with portfolio companies focused in consumer and financial technology, based in Greenwich, CT. Prior to founding Agilic, Mr. Gilbert practiced law for almost two decades in large corporate firms of Cravath, Swaine & Moore and O’Melveny & Myers. At O’Melveny, he was a partner and the Global Head of Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity and Venture Capital Groups. Additionally, Mr. Gilbert served on the O’Melveny Policy Committee and the Executive Committee. Prior to O’Melveny, he was an early Silicon Alley entrepreneur, having co-founded, built and sold two technology companies.

Mr. Gilbert received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history with a French minor from Dartmouth College.  He graduated summa cum laude from Boston University School of Law with a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree and edited the Law Review.

Mr. Gilbert grew up in Old Greenwich and attended Greenwich High School. His daughter Piper ’21 attends Sacred Heart; his son attends Brunswick School.

Secretary: Sarah Jorquera ’79, P’17

Sarah Jorquera graduated from Sacred Heart Greenwich in the Class of 1979. Following CSH, she went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wellesley College, graduating cum laude. She received a Juris Doctor from Columbia University School of Law where she was Notes Editor of the Journal of Law and the Arts.

Ms. Jorquera is a member of the law firm Kulowiec Jorquera & Whalen LLP in Pound Ridge, New York. She concentrates her practice on aviation leasing and finance and general corporate work. She started her legal career at a large Wall Street law firm and went on to work in the legal department of a multinational financial services company and at the New York affiliate of a national not-for-profit.

Ms. Jorquera has served on the board of the Greenwich-Maplehurst Alumnae Association since 2011. From 2013-2015, she was treasurer. In July 2015, she became vice president.

Ms. Jorquera and her husband, Dave Kulowiec, have two children, Catherine '17 and Peter.

Emily Bailey Berry P’28

Emily Bailey Berry is Co-Founder & President of GGBAILEY, LLC and Co-Owner and Director of New Business of RACEMARK International, a certified tier-one global OEM supplier of automobile floor mats and interiors. Ms. Bailey manages all OEM Sales and aftermarket activities for GGBAILEY including direct to consumer and B2B sales channels for Amazon, Carmax, Home Depot and Walmart. She is also Founder & CEO of BAILEY BERRY, LLC a children’s brand with distribution online, in department stores, hotels, private clubs, and boutiques. Ms. Bailey serves on the Sacred Heart Greenwich Board of Trustees, as well as on the board of the Double H Ranch, a Paul Newman SeriousFun Camp for seriously ill children. 

Sandra Caruso P’18, ’20, ’23

Sandra Caruso currently serves on Sacred Heart’s Buildings & Ground Committee and as the Upper School Teacher Appreciation Coordinator for the Parents’ Association. In her family’s nine years at Sacred Heart, she has held numerous leadership roles on the Parents’ Association Board along with chairing major fundraising events like the Summer Outreach Golf & Tennis Outing and the 2013 Benefit. 

Mrs. Caruso, a graduate of New York University with a BA in political science and a JD from New York Law School, and her husband Michael have three daughters: Sofia ’18, Emma ’20 and Vivi ’23. 

Erinn Denson '85

Erinn Laragh Denson is a graduate of the Class of 1985 and has actively supported the School for many years, first as a student volunteer and then later as an alumna and parent. 

She entered Sacred Heart Greenwich as an eighth-grader in 1980 after her family moved here from Toronto, Canada. In 1989, she graduated from Providence College, where she met her husband, John. They are the parents of two daughters and a son. Elizabeth graduated from Sacred Heart in the Class of 2015 and Emma attends our Middle School. Their son, Peyton, attends Fairfield College Preparatory School. 

Mrs. Denson began her professional career in development and membership at The Paley Center for Media in New York City. She then spent many years working in early childhood education. 

In 2012, she was elected to the board of the Greenwich-Maplehurst Alumnae Association and in 2014 was named treasurer. In this capacity, she serves on the School’s Institutional Advancement Committee and is co-chair of the Parents of Alumnae Committee. She has been active as a class parent for both her daughters’ grades. She served as co-chair of the Father-Daughter Dinner Dance. Her leadership extends to the Annual Giving campaign, where she served on the class committees. 

Mrs. Denson’s connections to Sacred Heart are numerous. Her father served as a trustee of Sacred Heart Greenwich (1983-84) and her sister, Darcie Laragh, is a graduate of the Class of 1988. Mrs. Denson’s grandmother graduated from the Sacred Heart School of Montreal in 1924.

Michael R. Denvir P’26, ’29

Michael R. Denvir is a partner at The Jordan Company, a New York based middle-market private equity firm. Mike joined the firm in 1998 and is a member of the firm’s Partnership Board and Executive Committee.  Mike sits on the board of several companies managed by The Jordan Company.

Mike is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics. While at Notre Dame, Mike was a member of the football team where he earned two monogram letters.

Mike lives in Rye with his wife and four children. His wife Nikki was a “lifer” at the Academy of Sacred Heart (Bloomfield Hills) and his mother graduated from Barat College in Lake Forest.  Mike and Nikki have two daughters at Sacred Heart, Kathleen ’26 and Rose ’29, and two sons, Luke and Emmett.

Christine Di Capua P’23

Christine Di Capua is the proud mother of four children, John, Jr., Julia, Christopher and Jennifer ’23. Married to her high school sweetheart, John, for 30 years, she resides in Armonk, New York, where she is a member of St. Patrick’s Parish and the Walking with Purpose Bible Studies Program for Women.

A graduate of Long Island University with a degree in political science, she was class Valedictorian and subsequently worked as a paralegal before taking time off to raise her family.

Mrs. Di Capua remains committed to empowering all young people to become educated and vital members of the community. To that end, she has volunteered in Girls Scouts of America, Boy Scouts of America and Sacred Heart’s Saturday Outreach program for middle school students and has taught CCD.  She has also supported literacy programs in area elementary schools.  

A member of Sacred Heart’s Education to Mission Committee as well as the Institutional Advancement Committee, Mrs. Di Capua has served as Class Parent and Middle School New Parent Hospitality Coordinator, chaired Come Home for Christmas and will be the Heart to Heart Coordinator in 2019, in addition to her Board of Trustee role.

Mrs. Di Capua enjoys boating, hiking, entertaining, and traveling. She is devoted to her family and, together with her husband, carries on family traditions through specialty cooking and winemaking.

Jan Dunn, RSCJ

A native of Houston, Texas, Jan Dunn entered the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1969. She attended Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart in Houston, and graduated from Maryville College in St. Louis, Missouri. She received her master’s degree in English from St. Louis University and a master’s in Administration from the University of Houston. 

Sr. Dunn has served the Network of Sacred Heart Schools since 1969. She has been an English teacher and dean of students at three Sacred Heart schools, the Academy of the Sacred Heart in Grand Coteau, Louisiana; Academy of the Sacred Heart in New Orleans; and Villa Duchesne in St. Louis. She served as headmistress of Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart in Omaha, Nebraska and of Duchesne Academy in Houston, Texas. 

Jan Dunn, RSCJ has served as the interim executive director for the Network of Sacred Heart Schools. 

Sister Dunn teaches a course in creative writing at the Academy of the Sacred Heart, in New Orleans, where she is the chair of the Bicentennial Committee and moderator of the Children of Mary. In 2016, she served at Schools of the Sacred Heart, in Grand Coteau, Louisiana, where she was a member of the Formation to Mission Committee, a position she earlier held at Convent of the Sacred Heart, 91st Street, in New York City. 

Sr. Dunn has written a biography of Ursula McAghon, RSCJ and is presently writing the life of Catherine Collins, RSCJ who started the Network. She also wrote a book for children about St. Philippine Duchesne, entitled Under the Pear Tree.

Paula Gruner, RSCJ

Paula S. Gruner, RSCJ is a member of the Society of the Sacred Heart with a ministry in higher education and professional experience in both finance and education. 

She has been a member of the Board of Trustees at Maryville University in St. Louis, Missouri since 2003, where she is a member of the Audit and Finance Committee. Sr. Gruner is employed by Sprout Creek Farm in Poughkeepsie, New York as the business manager. 

Sr. Gruner served as assistant to the Provincial Bursar for the Society of the Sacred Heart’s Uganda-Kenya Province from 2010-2013. Before that, Sr. Gruner served for 11 years as assistant treasurer and accounting manager for the Society of the Sacred Heart’s U.S. Province (1997-2008). She has held a number of other positions with Sacred Heart Schools, including Josephinum High School in Chicago, Schools of the Sacred Heart in San Francisco, and Doane Stuart School in Albany. 

A graduate of Capital University in Bexley, Ohio, she went on to receive a master of divinity degree from the Methodist Theological School in Delaware, Ohio. In 1995, she received a master of business administration with a concentration in management accounting from DePaul University in Chicago. She joined the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1980.

Karen Finneran Hamilton P’19, ’22, ’27

Karen Finneran Hamilton P ’19 ’22 ’27 graduated from Boston College with a Bachelor of Science degree in finance. She received her MBA from the Yale School of Management. Mrs. Hamilton went on to work for Coach, Inc. and Prada in business development before deciding to stay home with her children full-time.

Mrs. Hamilton and her husband, Tom, have three daughters: Catherine ’19, Anne ’22 and Mary Grace ’27. Their son, Tommy, attends Fordham Preparatory School. She and her husband have been very involved in the Sacred Heart Greenwich community since their eldest daughter started at the school in 2006. Mrs. Hamilton has served as either a class parent or on the Parents’ Association Board each year. She has also served on several fundraising committees and worked with The Fund for Sacred Heart on annual giving. Mr. Hamilton also served on the “Framing Our Future” capital campaign steering committee.

In addition to her involvement at Sacred Heart, Mrs. Hamilton also devotes her time to the CureFA Foundation, which she co-founded with her husband, to help find treatments for their daughter Anne, who has a rare disease.

Pamela Juan Hayes ’64

Pamela Juan Hayes ’64 became Head of School for Convent of the Sacred Heart on July 1, 2009. Mrs. Hayes was appointed Head of School beginning with the 2009-2010 academic year. The Board of Trustees reached its unanimous decision following a national search and with the enthusiastic participation of more than 400 parents, alumnae, faculty and staff, students, and friends.

Katherine Lavin ’98

Kate Lavin ’98 is a managing director at Hall Capital Partners LLC and a member of the firm's portfolio management practice in New York City. She is responsible for developing investment strategy and constructing, monitoring and rebalancing client investment portfolios. 

Prior to joining the firm in 2010, Ms. Lavin was a vice president in the private equity group at Fortress Investment Group, where she focused primarily on transportation and infrastructure investments. Previously, Ms. Lavin was a senior analyst in investment banking at Morgan Stanley in San Francisco. She started her career as an analyst in Morgan Stanley's Public Finance Department in New York. She is a board member of the non-profit Summer Search in New York City. 

At Sacred Heart Greenwich, she serves on the Board of Trustees’ Investment Committee. 

Ms. Lavin entered Sacred Heart Greenwich in first grade and graduated in 1998. She graduated from Princeton University with an A.B. in Political Economy and from Harvard University Business School with an M.B.A. 

Her sisters, Margaret ’00 and Jane ’08, graduated from Sacred Heart Greenwich and her mother is an alumna of Sacred Heart 91st Street.

Thomas D. Lehrman P’22, '32

Thomas D. Lehrman P ’22 is Managing Partner of Teamworthy Ventures, a seed and early growth stage venture investment firm focused on finding and helping great teams build mission-oriented software and software-enabled services companies. Mr. Lehrman is the Co-Founder and former Co-Chief Executive Officer of Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG) and has been involved as a board member of numerous early and growth stage ventures. Mr. Lehrman previously served in government as a Special Assistant to the Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security and as the Director of the Office of WMD Terrorism at the U.S. Department of State, and also as a member of the professional staff on the President’s WMD Commission. Earlier in his career, he worked as a financial analyst at Tiger Management.

Mr. Lehrman has served as a board member of several educational institutions including KIPP NYC Public Charter Schools, Achievement First Public Charter Schools, The Montfort Academy, The Buckley School (NYC), Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, and the Gilder Lehrman Institute for American History, and he was a co-founder and trustee of Brooklyn Excelsior Charter School, the first public charter school in Brooklyn. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. 

Mr. Lehrman graduated with a B.A. from Duke University and a J.D. from Yale University, where he served as a teaching assistant to Professor John Lewis Gaddis in the Department of History, and his writings have appeared in the Wall Street JournalThe New York Times, as well as several law and policy journals.

Mr. Lehrman and his wife, Mara, have five children. Their daughter Isabel '22 is an Upper School student and their daughter Caroline will be joining Sacred Heart Greenwich for the 2019-2020 school year in kindergarten. Their sons, Peter, James, and Lawrence, attend the Brunswick School.

Peter A. Marshall P’22

Peter A. Marshall P’22 is a managing director of the Risk Strategies Corporation, which is the nineteenth largest insurance brokerage in the United States. In the 118 year-old DeWitt Stern section of the firm, Mr. Marshall heads the company’s national practice serving motion pictures, television, and new media for their cyber, security and production risks covering 60-80 films and hundreds of hours of television produced globally per year. 

Prior to relocating to New York from Los Angeles and joining DeWitt Stern in 2005, Mr. Marshall held senior production executive titles at Lionsgate Films and Trimark Pictures Television, and produced both television and film projects prior to and after those positions. 

He attended Yale University and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He earned an M.F.A. from the Yale School of Drama, and attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. 

As the father of Alexandra ’22, he has been an active parent volunteer. He has served on the Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees of Sacred Heart Greenwich for the past two years, and he is delighted to deepen his commitment to the School with his service as a member of the Board of Trustees, commencing as of July 1, 2017. 

Mr. Marshall and his daughter regularly volunteer in their community, providing service at at the Ronald McDonald House, in Valhalla, N.Y. In addition, he continues to stay active as a Yale alumnus and guides the Yale Club of New York City and the Yale Water Polo Association. He is active in the Phelps Association of New Haven, CT.

Dolly Mayer P’22

Dolly Mayer P’22 is a member of the Board of Trustees and chair of the Institutional Advancement Committee. She served as co-chair of the parent division for the School’s capital campaign and has been active in the Parents’ Association. Mrs. Mayer served as co-chair of the Come Home for Christmas holiday boutique, a major fundraiser in support of professional development for faculty and staff. 

Mrs. Mayer’s philanthropic work includes volunteering at the Parkway School in northern Greenwich where her son was in attendance for six years. During that time, she served as a member of the annual benefit committee and parent-teacher association. 

Mrs. Mayer philanthropic support includes the American Ballet Theatre, Bruce Museum, Metropolitan Opera, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Natural History, New York Botanical Garden, St. Vincent’s Hospital of Westchester, and the Westchester Country Club. 

Mrs. Mayer holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from New York University’s School of Continuing Education. She worked for Goldman Sachs as a member of their IT Market Data Analytical team. She supported the firm by delivering real time market data to both trading and sales. Along with this endeavor, she maintained a close relationship with their accounting and legal departments, while managing the market data budget and associated contracts. Prior to her role as a market data analyst, Mrs. Mayer held an operations analyst position at Goldman Sachs Asset Management division. Here, she liaised with business leaders and computer programmers to assist in maintaining the systems for the division. 

Mrs. Mayer resides in Greenwich with her husband, Charles, and their two children, Nicole, a student at Sacred Heart Greenwich, and a son, Andrew.

Alumnae Association President Margot Kearney Navins ’02

Margot Navins is vice president and charitable planning consultant for Fidelity Charitable®, an independent public charity. She is responsible for building awareness of Fidelity Charitable’s donor-advised fund program and sharing ways to incorporate charitable giving strategies into clients' overall financial and wealth management plans. She is a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP).

In addition to her previous roles at Fidelity Charitable as regional vice president and charitable planning associate, Mrs. Navins was a client relations associate with Windward Investment Management in Boston.

Mrs. Navins entered Sacred Heart in sixth grade and graduated in 2002. She graduated from Trinity College with a B.A. in Political Science and captained both the varsity field hockey and squash teams.

Mrs. Navins is the current president of the board of the Greenwich-Maplehurst Alumnae Association. She joined the board in 2015, serving as treasurer in 2017.

Mrs. Navins and her husband, Lee were married at Sacred Heart and have two children. Their son Casey is 3 and daughter Claire is 1. Her father coaches squash and golf at Sacred Heart and her mother attended Sacred Heart as well.

Barbara Quinn, RSCJ

Barbara Quinn, RSCJ is associate director of spiritual formation at the School of Theology and Ministry (STM) of Boston College. She has served in this position since February 2011. 

Sister Quinn coordinates all aspects of spiritual formation at STM, facilitating the Spiritual Formation for Ministry seminar and other spiritual formation programs. She serves on the Formation to Mission Committee and the Advancement Committee.

A member of the Society of the Sacred Heart, Sister Quinn joined Boston College from the University of San Diego, where she was the founding director of the Center for Christian Spirituality. She has previously served in a variety of ministerial roles as formation director, campus minister, pastoral associate and religious educator. She has also served as a trustee at Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart, in Lake Forest, Illinois, and The Schools of the Sacred Heart, in San Francisco. 

Sister Quinn earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Rosemont College, in Rosemont, PA, a Master of Divinity degree from Weston Jesuit School of Theology, in Cambridge, MA, and a Doctor of Ministry from the Catholic Theological Union, in Chicago.

Ryan P. Sfreddo P’24, ’25

Ryan P. Sfreddo is a Principal and Managing Director of Investor Relations for Red Stone Equity Partners, where he is responsible for the marketing and distribution of the firm's tax credit investment funds.  He is also a member of the firm’s executive and investment committees.  Prior to joining Red Stone in 2011, Ryan was a Managing Director of Centerline Capital Group (f/k/a Related Capital Company) where he oversaw its tax credit fund management business and was also responsible for the acquisition of multifamily properties financed with Low Income Housing Tax Credits and/or Historic Tax Credits. 

Ryan is a current board member of the Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition, the Boston College Alumni Association, and the Church of the Resurrection Catholic Youth Organization (CYO).  He is a past board member of Manursing Island Club.   

Ryan is a graduate of Boston College with a Bachelor of Science degree, summa cum laude, with concentrations in both Finance and Pre-Medical studies. He and his wife, Jennifer, have lived in Rye, New York since 2004. They have four children, including two daughters who currently attend Sacred Heart Greenwich; Payton '24 and Morgan '25.

Thomas Simisky, S.J.

Father Tom Simisky, S.J., president of Fairfield College Preparatory School (Fairfield Prep) , is a Jesuit priest originally from Worcester, Massachusetts. He attended St. John’ High School and went on to graduate cum laude from Assumption College with a bachelor’s degree in politics. 

Fr. Simisky's life has included many journeys marked by teaching, leadership and a global perspective. After college, he served as an artillery officer in the Marine Corps in the Persian Gulf and Western Pacific, attaining the rank of captain. He then transitioned into a job as a district sales manager for a manufacturer of overhead cranes before returning to school and earning a master’s degree in economics from Boston College (BC). BC is where he first met Jesuits and experienced Ignatian spirituality. Inspired by the Jesuits there and awakened to a potential vocation in teaching and religious life, he taught Spanish and coached football at Catholic Memorial High School in Boston while discerning to enter the Society of Jesus. 

Since entering the Jesuits in 2003, Father Simisky has lived in Jamaica, Bolivia, Chile, Russia, and Kyrgyzstan. He speaks Spanish and Russian. He received a degree in philosophy from the Universidad Alberto Hurtado in Chile, as well as masters’ degrees in divinity and theology from Boston College. He also worked as a campus minister at Boston College High School, taught theology at Cheverus High School, and has served on the boards of Cheverus and Regis High Schools. 

Father Simisky was ordained priest in 2014 and became the president of Fairfield Prep in 2015. In addition to his work at Fairfield Prep, he enjoys celebrating Masses in Spanish at St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Bridgeport, swimming and tennis.

Parents' Association President Siobhan Toohey P’22, ’24, ’25

Siobhan Toohey P ’22, ’24, ’25 graduated from Williams College with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology. After Williams, she attended graduate school at New York University receiving a Master of Arts in psychology and a Master of Arts in math education.  

Prior to NYU, Ms. Toohey worked as a research assistant at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. During graduate school, she was a teaching assistant and summer instructor of undergraduate psychological statistics at NYU. More recently, she was a test prep tutor for Collegewise and currently works as an independent test prep and math tutor for students at various private and public schools in the area.

Ms. Toohey and her husband, Chris Marangi, have been parents at Sacred Heart since 2014. Prior to that, their children attended Resurrection Grammar School in Rye where Ms. Toohey served in numerous roles on the PTO including as co-President for two years. She is also on the Parish Council at Church of the Resurrection. Ms. Toohey has been a dedicated volunteer at Sacred Heart as a Class Parent, Nominations Chair, Vice-President and now President.

The Toohey/Marangi family currently lives in Harrison, NY with their four daughters.

Cynthia van Eck

Cynthia Lynch van Eck is a dedicated volunteer who actively serves several schools and charities in New York and Connecticut. 

She graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Science in finance. After college, she worked for First Boston, The Boston Company and Ray Bloch Productions, before becoming a full-time mother. Cynthia and her husband, Jan, are the parents of four children. 

In addition to her work for Sacred Heart’s capital campaign, Mrs. van Eck has been active at the schools of her other children. At Choate Rosemary Hall, she is a member of the Leadership Committee and co-chair of the annual fund. At The Hackley School, she was secretary of the Parents’ Association and a class captain for the annual fund. 

At her alma mater, the University of Southern California, she serves on the Leadership Council for the Marshall School of Business. She is a member of the Giving Committee for the Class of 1986 Reunion. 

In addition to her philanthropic work in education, Mrs. van Eck is active in many organizations, including the Boys Club of New York, where she is a trustee, and the London Philharmonic Orchestra. She served on the Advisory board for The Arnhold Global Health Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital until 2017. She is active in both her community and church, the Church of the Resurrection, in Rye, New York, where she has taught catechism.

Abbas "Eddy" Zuaiter P’18

Mr. Zuaiter is co-founder and managing member of Zuaiter Capital Holdings, LLC (ZCH), a Greenwich-based private investment firm established in 2013. 

ZCH was formed as Mr. Zuaiter’s family’s principal investment arm after leaving Soros Fund Management, LLC (“SFM”). During his tenure at SFM (2002-2013), Mr. Zuaiter served in various capacities, including the role of Chief Operating Officer, a member of the SFM’s Executive, Investment Management, Capital Allocation and Risk Committees. SFM is a private investment firm founded by George Soros.

Mr. Zuaiter graduated with a BSBA in finance and accounting from Georgetown University, where he currently serves on the University’s Board of Advisors for the McDonough School of Business, and the University’s Board of Regents. 

Mr. Zuaiter is on the Board of Directors at The Arab Bank plc, The Capital Holdings Funds plc, Ossia Inc and Trine Acquisition Corp.  Previously he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors at Adecoagro, SA,.   He is also a Board of Advisors Board Member to iMena Group, Novus, Alcazar Capital, Invstr, and EuroMena.

In addition, Mr. Zuaiter serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors and on the Investment Committee at Taawon, as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors at ABANA, and on the Investment Advisory Committee at MEI.

Mr. Zuaiter and his wife Samar are the proud parents of three accomplished young women.