Being one of four Catholic Elementary Schools in the Archdiocese, and being the only Regional School within 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.
Prior to the establishment of the Board of Limited Jurisdiction, beginning in the 2011-2012 school year and continuing through to the conclusion of the 2013-2014 school year, our School Administrators were mentored by the Healey Education Foundation. With funding provided by both the Healy Educational Foundation and the Connelly Foundation for three years, professional consultants mentored our Administrators with regard to best practices in furthering our mission as a Catholic School. Specifically, the professional consultants guide the School’s Administration with regard to strategies in the areas of development, marketing and enrollment as we further strengthened the foundation of our Regional School
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. Mrs. Linda Robinson is an ex-officio, non-voting member. The Board of Limited Jurisdiction is comprised of the following members:
The Holy Family Regional Catholic School Staff includes:
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 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.
Eleanor (Ellie) Burns is a member of The Holy Family Regional Catholic School Board and serves on the Development Committee. Ellie is a retired school teacher having taught at Immaculate Conception School, Levittown, for twenty-two years where she was also Coordinator of Religious Education in the school. She received the Distinguished Catholic Educator Award from the Archdiocese in 1988. Ellie also taught Special Education CCD at St. Frances Cabrini. Ellie has been a member of Queen of the Universe Parish for 56 years and was awarded CYO Woman of the Year for her many contributions to the CYO. Her five children and three grandchildren attended Queen of the Universe School. Ellie attended Immaculate Conception Elementary School in Jenkintown, Jenkintown HS, and Beaver College where she majored in Elementary Education.
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
Father Michael F. Hennelly
Father Michael F. Hennelly is the fourth pastor of Queen of the Universe Parish, Levittown. Father Hennelly was ordained in 1991 and graduated from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary with the Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Divinity degrees. Following ordination, Father Hennelly graduated from Neumann University in Aston, PA with a Master of Science, Pastoral Care and Counseling degree. Father Hennelly has also served in suburban and city parishes, high school campus ministry, a hospital for priests and religious, and in the Office for Clergy.
Theresa Levitsky is currently employed at St. Francis Medical Center is 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 of 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.
Gregory Lucidi is currently employed by the NJ Office of the Attorney General and serves as the Department’s Deputy Director of Information Technology. He is also employed by Holy Family University and is serving as an adjunct faculty member at the University in the School of Business. Gregory graduated summa cum laude from Holy Family University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Computer Management Information Systems and has earned a Master of Science Degree in Information Systems Management from Holy Family. He had served for 8 years on the Pennsbury School Board of Directors, five of which had been in the capacity of School Board President. In addition to his full time employment, Greg had also worked for 23 years as the Parish bookkeeper at St. Joseph the Worker until the merger with the St. Frances Cabrini Parish. Greg is the Vice Chairperson for the HFRCS Board for the 2015-2016 school year
Monsignor Michael McCormac
Monsignor Michael McCormac is pastor of St. Frances Cabrini parish, Fairless Hills, a graduate of St. Joseph’s University, Certified Public Accountant, ordained 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.
For the past six years, Mark Perotti has held the position of Process Control & Information Specialist at SWM International, a specialty paper manufacturer. After earning a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, he changed careers in 1999 to Information Technology. Mark lives in his hometown of Levittown with his wife, Kimberly, and his three daughters. His daughters were enrolled at Holy Family Regional Catholic School in 2012, the oldest currently attending Villa Joseph Marie High School. Mark himself is an alumnus of Queen of the Universe where he and his family currently belong.
Tom J. Profy, IV
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.
Linda K. Robinson
Linda K. Robinson was appointed as the second Principal of Holy Family Regional Catholic School in July, 2013. She holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from St. Joseph’s University, a Master’s degree from LaSalle University, and a certificate from Chestnut Hill College. As principal, Linda serves an ex-officio member of the Board of Limited Jurisdiction and its Executive Committee. She is a member of Old St. Joseph’s parish and lives in Langhorne with her husband, Mike.
Born and raised in Levittown, Greg Schweiker is a 1969 graduate of Queen of the Universe School, along with sisters Mary and Karen and brother Stephen.
His career in educational publishing spans 37 years and is currently Vice President of Sales for William H. Sadlier Publishing Atlantic- Midwest region, where he oversees all sales and marketing in the K-12 marketplace.
He has served as board member and president of the National Catholic Educational Association’s Educational Exhibitors Association, and now serves on the planning committee of the Annual East Coast Conference for Religious Education.
Greg and his wife and daughter reside in Monmouth County NJ.
William Taylor serves as the Chair of the Holy Family Regional Catholic School includes participation on the Executive Committee. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from The College of New Finance from Philadelphia University. Bill and his wife, Diane, have been members of St. Frances Cabrini parish for over 25 years. Bill is a life long resident of Lower Bucks County, and a graduate of and Bishop Egan High School. Bill and Diane’s two children are graduates of Conwell Egan Catholic High School. Bill is serving as President-Elect of The Pennsylvania and Delaware Compensation Ratings Bureaus. He will assume his duties as President in late August, 2015.
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.
Candidates for the Board of Limited Jurisdiction can be made to the Board’s membership Committee Chairperson, Mrs. Theresa Levitsky. More information can be found in the Family Handbook regarding the overall purpose and function of the Board of Limited Jurisdiction.
Board Member Qualifications
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.
Criteria for Membership/Code of Ethics
Members should be 21 years of age or older.
Members should have a genuine interest in Catholic school education, the Mission of the School and the Archdiocesan and Parishes’ Vision.
Members should have an ability to work with others.
Members should maintain high levels of integrity and confidentiality.
Members should be objective and free of self-interest.
Members should actively and generously support the programs and operations of the school with all available personal resources.
Members should support Board decisions even if they do not fully agree with them.
Members should not be salaried employees of the parishes or school.
Members should have the ability to understand and accept the parameters of the Board as directed by the Board’s Operating Principles.
Members should give witness to Catholic teachings and moral values.
Members should maintain regular attendance at Board meetings. Any Board member absent from two (2) regular meetings of the Board during one (1) year (July 1 to June 30) shall, unless excused by action of the Board, ceases to be a member.
Members should abide by the Operating Principles and Policies of the Board and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
Members should deliberate on all matters before the Board in good faith and for the common good of the School, the Parishes, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, and the Roman Catholic Church.
(Source: “Operating Principles of the Holy Family Regional Catholic School Board.” Catholic School Development Program, September 2010: Board of Limited Jurisdiction Operating Principles)