Being one of four Catholic Elementary Schools in the Archdiocese, on July 1, 2012, Holy Family Regional Catholic School embarked on a very bold initiative, namely, the establishment of a Board of Limited Jurisdiction.
Proud to be on the "cutting edge" for the future of Catholic education in our local area, with the permission and endorsement of the Archdiocese, and with the concurrence of the pastors of our sponsoring parishes, the Board of Limited Jurisdiction was established for Holy Family Regional Catholic School.
Specifically, the Board is responsible for finance, which includes budgeting, financial reporting, facilities, setting tuition, and strategic planning. The Board is also responsible for enrollment and marketing, as well as development, including fundraising planning. The Board members meet no less than four times a year, and there are several Committees which also meeting on a regular basis. Under the leadership of Board Chairperson, Mr. William Taylor, the Board currently consists of 18 members, including Father Michael Hennelly and Monsignor Michael McCormac. The Board of Limited Jurisdiction is comprised of the following members:
Joseph Adler is the Secretary of the Holy Family Board of Limited Jurisdiction and also a member of its Executive Committee and serves as Chairman of the Finance Committee. Joe was a member of the Steering Committee that led to the formation of HFRCS. He is also a member of the Pastoral Council at Queen of the Universe and Chairman of the its Finance Committee. Professionally, Joe is the retired Vice President and Controller of Pinnacle Foods, Inc., a leading manufacturer and marketer of branded food products, including Birds Eye vegetables, Duncan Hines baking mixes, Vlasic pickles and others. He is a CPA and earned his Bachelor's and MBA degrees from Rider University. Joe and his wife Wendy are life-long members of Queen of the Universe parish and graduates of Queen's elementary school, as are their five children.
Anthony Amato is a General Manager for Wawa, Inc. He has devoted eighteen years to the company and has won the prestigious President's Club Award on four separate occasions. Anthony is Wawa's Voice of the Associate Representative for the Bucks County and Philadelphia regions. Prior to his Wawa career, he owned and operated three successful restaurants in the Lower Bucks County area. Anthony is a 1982 graduate of Pennsbury High School. He attended Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island and graduated in 1986 with an Associates degree in Culinary Arts and a Bachelors degree in Food Service Management. Born and raised in Fairless Hills, he is a life long member of Saint Frances Cabrini Parish. He is an Extraordinary Minister of the Holy Eucharist and a former member of Saint Frances Cabrini's Pastoral Council. Anthony is married to Cynthia and has two children, David and Alexandria. In the fall of 2017, Alex will be entering 8th grade at HFRCS and has attended since the merger.
John, his wife Kathy (Leonard) Chapman, and their three children became members of the Saint Frances Parish Community in 1993. He is an alumnus of Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic School and Kathy is an alumnus of the Queen of the Universe Catholic School. John was a member of the Saint Frances Cabrini School Review Committee. He also served on the Steering and Transition Committees during the development of the HFRCS. Kathy Chapman has been a Catholic School Teacher for twenty-nine years. John has been a member of the Saint Frances Cabrini Pastoral Council for several years and serves as an Extraordinary Minister of the Holy Eucharist. He is the Nursing Home Administrator for Complete Care at Marcella in Burlington, NJ. John also served as Administrator in three of the Philadelphia Archdiocesan Nursing Homes from 1999-2015. He earned his Bachelor's and MBA degrees at Holy Family University, Philadelphia, PA. John is looking forward to working with the members of the Board of Limited Jurisdiction in their mission to provide a strong and viable base for Catholic education both now and in the future at Holy Family Regional Catholic School.
Jenna (Rankin) Clancy presently serves as Associate Director for Development at Princeton University. Prior to Princeton, Jenna served similar capacities at both Stanford and Temple University. Jenna earned her Bachelor's degree in English and Master's Degree in Education from Temple. She is a graduate of Villa Joseph Marie High School (2005) and Saint Frances Cabrini (2001). Jenna and her family, including three siblings, have been members of Saint Frances Cabrini parish for over 25 years and are all graduates of the school. Her brother, Connor Rankin, was a member of the first graduating class at Holy Family Regional Catholic School. While Jenna lived in California, she was involved as a volunteer with the Catholic Community at Stanford University. Jenna, her husband Colin, and their two children live in Washington Crossing, PA
Jennifer, her husband Rob Melling, and their 2 children, Robert and Mila live in Historic Bristol Borough. With strong roots in Catholic education, they joined Holy Family Regional Catholic School when their son Robert began the PreK-3 program in February 2013. Presently, both children are enrolled in Holy Family. Jennifer graduated from St. Ann’s Catholic School (1995) and Conwell-Egan Catholic High School (1999). She earned a Bachelor's degree from Kutztown University (2003) and a Master’s degree in Education from Gratz College (2007). She has been employed by the Bristol Borough School District since 2004, where she teaches kindergarten at Snyder-Girotti Elementary School. Jennifer comes from a long family history of volunteering at St. Ann Parish in Bristol. She continues to volunteer with the merged parishes of St. Ann’s & St. Mark’s. Jennifer serves with other members of the Board of Limited Jurisdiction at Holy Family Regional to foster Catholic education both now and into the future.
Susan, her husband Sal and their three children became members of the Queen of the Universe Parish in 1998. Susan and Sal are both alumni of the Queen of the Universe School and have always been strong supporters of Catholic education. Susan was a PREP teacher for many years at Queen and has been involved in various parish activities. She has recently become a member of the Pastoral Council, and as a representative of the Danaher Lynch Family Foundation, Susan is looking forward to working with the members of the Board of Limited Jurisdiction in their mission to provide a strong and viable base for Catholic education both now and in the future at Holy Family Regional Catholic School.
Matthew Dunn comes from an Irish Catholic Family raised in Levittown, PA. He is a graduate of Bishop Egan High School and earned an MBA from the University of Ohio. He began his professional career in the computer industry advancing to management positions in accounting and information system operations in various industries. After many years in corporate America, he pursued a career change in education. He has completed his sixteenth year as a high school teacher. During that time, he earned a MA degree in education from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. He is the proud father of three children and seven grandchildren. He is a member of Saint Frances Cabrini Parish in Fairless Hills, Pa. He believes in the importance of Catholic education and joined the Board of Holy Family Regional Catholic School. Through his working with other Board Members, he hopes to promote Catholic education in the community by passing on our Catholic faith and traditions to future generations.
Kara is a native Lancastrian, having moved to Bucks County in 1991. She graduated from Immaculata University with a degree in Music and has certifications in Music Education and Music Therapy. She later received her certification in Special Education and her Masters in Educational Leadership, also through Immaculata. Kara has taught in the archdiocesan schools of special education at Queen of the Universe Day Center and Our Lady of Confidence Day School. She came to Holy Family Regional Catholic School at its inception in 2010 as the assistant principal, and now has assumed the role of principal as the school enters its eighth year. Kara is married and has two daughters, Erin and Kerrie, both graduates of HFRCS and also Conwell-Egan Catholic. They are both now in college. In her spare time, Kara enjoys baking, cross stitching and reading. She is a parishioner at St. Frances Cabrini parish.
Theresa Levitsky is currently employed at St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton, NJ, where she has been the Program Director of the School of Radiography for more than 24 years. After completing a certification program in Radiography, Theresa graduated from the College of New Jersey with a Bachelor's in Business Administration Management. Her graduate studies were completed at LaSalle University where she earned a Master of Arts in Education. Theresa is a member of several professional organizations and serves as the Vice President of the Auxiliary at St. Francis. She has been a lifelong resident of Levittown, having attended St. Michael the Archangel grade school and Bishop Conwell HS. She is a member of St. Frances Cabrini parish and lives in Thornridge with her husband, Robert, and their two daughters, Madison and Rebecca.
Monsignor Michael McCormac is pastor of St. Frances Cabrini Parish, Fairless Hills, a graduate of St. Joseph's University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, Certified Public Accountant, graduate of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree, ordained to the priesthood in 1980 and former Director of the Office for Financial Affairs of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
Robert Moore is first and foremost the proud parent of two girls currently attending Holy Family Regional Catholic School. Rob is an alumnus of St. Joseph the Worker School and hold a Bachelor's of Business Administration from Rider University and a Master's of Science in Computer Information Science from LaSalle University. For over 16 years, Rob has worked for Ingredion Incorporate (formerly National Starch) in Information Technology, with a current title of Sr. Network Engineer. Rob and his wife Jen, along with their two daughters reside in Yardley and are members of St. Frances Cabrini Parish. Rob currently chairs the Board's Information Technology committee at Holy Family Regional Catholic School.
Amy Naylor chairs our Marketing Committee. She is a graduate of Nazareth Academy and Temple University where she received her Bachelor’s in Business Administration. She has worked for Donaldson Co. Inc. located in Ivyland, PA for the past 22 years and has been in her current role as Supply Chain Manager for the past 15 years. Amy is also an independent consultant with Arbonne International and enjoys sharing the benefits of a health and wellness mindset with others. Amy enjoys her volunteer work and has served on the Home and School Board at Holy Family and the LACE board at Conwell-Egan. She also has participated as a “Blue Mom” supporting CEC Spirit Night. Amy has been married to her husband Gary for 25 years and they have 2 children, Matthew, and Megan who both attended Holy Family. They live in Fairless Hills and are members of St. Frances Cabrini Parish.
Thomas J. Profy, IV has been an Attorney with Begley, Carlin & Mandio, LLP in Langhorne, PA since 1987. Additionally, he serves as a solicitor for the Bucks County Treasurer's Office since 2005 and has been a member of the MileStone Bank Board of Directors since 2007. Tom completed his undergraduate degree in American Studies at the University of Notre Dame. He then attended the Dickinson School of Law where he completed his Juris Doctor Degree in 1986. Additionally, Tom holds a Masters of Taxation degree from Temple School of Law.Tom is an alumnus of Queen of the Universe grade school. He currently resides in Newtown with his wife Lee and his children Patrick, Luke and Grace. Tom is a member of Saint Andrew's parish.
Tom Roder is a retired IT professional, having served more than 40 years in corporate application development. Tom has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from St. Joseph's University. Prior to being appointed to the HFRCS Board in 2019, Tom volunteered his time in technology support at Holy Family Regional Catholic School for nine years. Tom is the proud parent of two St. Francis Cabrini School graduates and the proud grandparent of Jocelyn Mulcahy, a HFRCS student. Tom and his family are members of St. Francis Cabrini parish and currently reside in Morrisville, PA.
John was an inaugural member of the Board and is currently serving his second tour as a member of the Finance and Development Committees. He is a retired accounting professional with over 30 years of auditing/finance/sales experience in the electronic security/retail/engineered valve businesses. John is a product of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia's elementary/secondary education system and is extremely grateful for the sacrifices made by his parents to provide this gift. He earned his Bachelor of Science - Business Administration degree from Drexel University. He is an active member of Saint Frances Cabrini Parish and currently serves on the Parish Finance Council. John and his wife, Kim, are proud parents of three daughters, who graduated from Queen of the Universe/St. Frances Cabrini elementary schools.
William (Bill) Taylor presently serves as the Vice-Chair of the Holy Family Regional Catholic School Board and is also a member of its Executive Committee. Bill was an inaugural member of the Board, and served as its Chair from inception until the 2017/2018 school year. Bill earned his Bachelor's degree in Marketing from The College of New Jersey. He also has an MBA in Finance from Philadelphia University. Bill and his wife, Diane, have been members of St. Frances Cabrini parish for over 30 years. He is a lifelong resident of Lower Bucks County, a graduate of Bishop Egan High School and an alumnus of Immaculate Conception Catholic School. Their two children are also graduates of Conwell Egan Catholic High School and St. Frances Cabrini Catholic School. Bill presently works as the President of The Pennsylvania and Delaware Compensation Rating Bureaus (PCRB/DCRB).
Father John Wackerman grew up in Wyncote, Pa and is the oldest of seven children, having two brothers and four sisters. Father Wackerman went to Immaculate Conception grade school and is a 1975 graduate of Bishop McDevitt High School. Father graduated in 1983 from Scranton University with a Marketing degree and worked mostly in sales for 9 years. Father entered St. Charles Seminary in 1993 and states that "the call to the priesthood was very strong about a year or two before entering the Seminary." Father John Wackerman was ordained on May 16, 1998 at the age of 36 and has been a priest for 19 years. In Father's words "It's been a wonderful experience." Father currently serves as the Pastor of Queen of the Universe Parish.
Primarily through the Principal, Advancement Director, and the Business manager, the School's Administration works very closely in partnership with the Board of Limited Jurisdiction with the expressed intention to provide the long term viability and sustainability of our School.
While the Board of Limited Jurisdiction provides invaluable service to the School, specifically in the area of strategic planning for finances, enrollment and development, and provides opportunities for consultation in these areas of expertise, the Principal is the chief administrator of the School, implements policies and planning goals, and oversees personnel as well as curriculum.
Board members are nominated, approved by the Pastors Governing Board, interviewed by the Board's Interview Team and ultimately approved by the full Board. Board members commit to a term of three (3) years. Interested person(s) should contact the Pastor of his or her parish for possible consideration.
(Source: "Operating Principles of the Holy Family Regional Catholic School Board." Catholic School Development Program, September 2010: Board of Limited Jurisdiction Operating Principles)
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