Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

The ultimate authority for the administration of the University is vested in the Board of Trustees. The principal role of the trustees is to preserve and protect the mission of the institution whose assets, operations and reputation they hold in trust. The charter of the University calls for a self-perpetuating board of up to 35 members. The first meeting of the Board of Trustees was December 17, 1918, with Bishop Charles E. McDonnell, D.D., presiding.

Christopher R. Carroll ’88, Esq.
Partner, Kennedys LLP

Mary Ellen Dubiel Freeley '67, Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Education at St. John's University (Retired)
Vice Chair

Peter M. Meyer ’87
Market President, Central Florida Market, TD Bank


Matthew J. Barbis ’94, CFS, CTS
Chief Operating Officer, Matthew Barbis & Co.
Founder & Chairman, The Rose Brucia Educational Foundation

Neal F. Bermas, Ph.D.
Founder and Chairperson, Streets International 

Donald R. Boomgaarden, Ph.D.
President, St. Joseph's University
Ex Officio

Mary Butz ’69
Independent Consultant, Edspiration Enterprises LLC

W. Christian Drewes, Esq.
Partner, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

Sister Angela Gannon, C.S.J.
Coordinator of Sponsored Educational Ministries, Sisters of St. Joseph

Sister Helen Kearney ’67, C.S.J., Ph.D.
President, Sisters of St. Joseph (Retired)

Brennin J. Kroog, '09
Managing Director, Investment Banking, Lazard Frères & Co.

Dennis McCarthy
President, Wilcom Inc.

Sister Kathleen McKinney ’71, C.S.J., Ed.D.
Principal, The Mary Lewis Academy (Retired)

Margaret Mohan Meegan ’69

Michael W. Meyers '08, Esq.
Partner, Petroske Riezenman & Meyers, P.C.

Raymond Morales ’12, D.P.M., AACFAS
Attending Physician, New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Hospital 

Dr. Latoya O’Gere '11 '18, DNP, RN, FACHE, NE-BC 
Director Optum Advisory Services, UnitedHealth Group | OptumInsight 

Susan Somerville ’90, R.N., M.A.
Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Eastern Region, Northwell Health

Judith Campbell Stearns ’67  MDP
Fundraising/Board Consultant, President, Refine It Today

Leonard Stekol
Chairman, President and CEO, Ridgewood Savings Bank 


Sheila Baird
Trustee Emeritus

Stephen Hochberg, Esq
Trustee Emeritus

N. Hilton Rosen, Esq.
Trustee Emeritus