"Camden Catholic has taught us how to be successful scholars and responsible people- wherever we may find ourselves "

~ Erika Ward '14


The Board of Trustees, in formation since March 24, 2003 has formed a powerful partnership with the school that will help to shape and secure the future of Camden Catholic for generations to come. The board has four standing committees: Buildings and Grounds, Finance, Academic Policy and Programs, and Advancement and Marketing. The members include:

Interim President: Mrs. Mary Whipkey

Chairperson: Rev. Scott Pilarz, S.J. '77

Robert DiStanislao '78

George Hutchinson III

Joseph T. Kenney '76 

Beth Tirrell Mazzeo '77 

Msgr. Robert McDermott '60 

Dean Ragone '76

Colleen Ready '77 

Linda Schilling '70 

Frank V. Tedesco '66 

Mary Boyle, Superintend
ent, Diocese of Camden, Diocesan Representative

Board of Trustees Biographies

Robert DiStanislao '78

Bob graduated from Rutgers University in 1983 with a BA in biology. He currently is president of Porsche of the Main Line, a Porsche Premier Dealer, located in Newtown Square, PA. He also is a guest professor at Rutgers University, and is a member of the Dean's Advisory Board for UMDNJ. Bob serves the board as Chair of the  Finance Committee. 

George Hutchinson III

George Hutchinson is the president of Hutchinson Business Solutions (HBS), which reviews and validates specific business costs and provides opportunities for savings and increased profits. He is the father of four Camden Catholic graduates. 

Since graduating from the University of Dayton, George has worked in his family's plumbing and heating/cooling businesses, helping grow the Hutchinson name from a small local plumbing outfit to a national contracting company. 

At HBS, George's service is concentrated in the areas of Deregulated Utilities (Natural Gas and Electric), Alternative Energy , Voice & Data,  Payroll Tax, Sales Tax, Business Insurance and Employee Benefits.

George is the founder of the American Heart Association Heart Run, established the Christ the King "Kings Run 5K", and has served on the Board of Hopeworks, Durand Academy Financial Advisory Board, Archway Programs Financial Advisory Board.

Joseph Kenney '76

Joe is a shareholder in the law firm, Kulzer & DiPadova with an expertise in estate planning, estate administration, corporate tax planning, commercial transactions and tax planning for business owners. After CCHS, Joe graduated from La Salle University in ’82 and Rutgers University in ’87 with a J.D. He earned his LL.M. in Taxation at New York University. He is a member of the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Florida Bar Associations as welll as a Certified Public Accountant. He presently serves as President of the Southwest Jersey Chapter of Certified Public Accountants. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter and the Girls Scouts of Camden County, New Jersey, Inc. Joe and his wife Karen have four children. 

Beth Mazzeo '77

Beth Mazzeo is Chief Operating Officer and a member of Bloomberg's management committee. Ms. Mazzeo is responsible for the Company’s enterprise groups, including Operations, Professional Development, Career Development, Facilities, Real Estate, Purchasing, and Supply Chain, as well as integration of new businesses. At Bloomberg since 1986, Ms. Mazzeo was instrumental in developing Bloomberg's trading system, Bloomberg Tradebook, and additional trading applications.  She helped build Bloomberg's contributed pricing product, then headed the global data department, where she revolutionized the methods and technology Bloomberg uses for processing data.  In 2008, she was made head of all Bloomberg data products globally. Prior to joining Bloomberg, Ms. Mazzeo worked for financial services firm Integrated Resources.  She began her career on the syndicate desk of CM&M Securities, a division of Carroll, McEntee and McGinley. Ms. Mazzeo holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the Villanova School of Business and serves on the university's Dean's Advisory Council.  

Msgr. Robert McDermott '60

Since 1985 Msgr. McDermott has been pastor of St. Joseph’s Pro-Cathedral Parish in Camden and has recently been named Vicar General of the Diocese. He served as Episcopal Vicar of the city of Camden for 18 years, responsible for all parishes of the city in their relationship with the Diocese. Monsignor serves as Chairman of the Board of the St. Joseph’s Society, which addresses the housing crisis in Camden. In 1998, he opened an urban retreat center for justice education, The Romero Center. Previously, Monsignor has been pastor at St. Vincent Pallotti Church and St. Luke’s Church as well as Department Chairperson and teacher of Theology at Camden Catholic High School. 

Msgr. McDermott received a B.A. from St. Mary’s Seminary and University, a B.S. and M.A. from The Catholic University of America. He has served on various Boards such as World Wide Marriage Encounter, Delaware Valley Together, Cooper Ferry Redevelopment Association, Catholic Charities, Hispanic Family Center of Southern New Jersey, and Lourdes Hospital’s Camden Learning Collaborative. In his spare time Monsignor enjoys being the assistant boys’ basketball coach at Camden Catholic High School.

Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J. '77

Former president of Marquette University, Fr. Pilarz  earned his A.B. in English from Georgetown University followed by an MA in Philosophy from Fordham University, an MDiv and ThM from Weston Jesuit School of Theology, and his PhD in English from City University of New York in 1996. Until his recent appointment he was president of The University of Scranton. In addition he was previously an assistant professor of English at Georgetown, and has served as a member of the board of directors of both The University of Scranton and Georgetown Preparatory School and the Georgetown Alumni Association board of governors. Scott serves on the Academic Policy and Programs and Advancement and Marketing Committees. 

Dean A. Ragone '76

Dean is a graduate of Rutgers University and is owner and principal of allRisk Property Damage Experts. He shares his leadership skills with several initiatives focused on improving the quality of life for Camden city residents. As a board member of the Camden Angels, Dean’s efforts help to meet the Angels’ mission of providing charitable gifts to over 2500 Camden families. Dean has also lent his personal expertise and business talents to many boards and organizations including The Goodwill Industries(2006), Thomas Jefferson University, Board of Spinal Chord Research(’86-’96), Big Brothers/Big Sisters (’86-’96), Harvest Village Assisted Living Community(’95-’01), and Bancroft Neurohealth(’00-’02). Lastly, Dean was the co-founder and team spokesman for the first quad rugby team, The Magee Rehab Rolling Eagles, hosted a local radio show entitled “Disability Roundtable” and he was a contributing author for a book on spinal cord injuries. 

Colleen Ready '77

Colleen graduated Cum Laude from Boston College with a BA in 1981, and received her Juris Doctorate (Cum Laude) from Boston College in 1984. She is a partner with the law firm of Margolis Edelstein. Colleen specializes in the litigation of such areas as dram shop liability, product liability, podiatric malpractice, and construction defects. She is also responsible for the supervision of all law firm associates, including performance evaluations. She is a member of the New Jersey Bar Association, American Bar Association and the Camden County Bar Association. Colleen and husband James Wallace reside in Cherry Hill, and are the parents of Megan.

Linda Schilling '70 
Linda is chief administrative officer for Ironbound Capital Management LP located in Princeton. She previously was a partner at DeAngelis, Golubieski and Schilling, CPA's, was senior manager of the audit department and director of administrative services for KPMG, and served as executive assistant for Peoples National Bank of Central Jersey. Linda earned her BS in accounting from Rutgers Universityin 1978, and is a CPA in the state of New Jersey. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants. Linda is also active in her parish, Nativity of Our Lord, located in Monroe Township. She serves as chair of the parish finance council and is president of the St. Vincent de Paul Conference. She and husband James Golubieski are the parents of Laura, Theresa and Matthew.

Frank V. Tedesco '66

Frank is the managing partner of the New Jersey office for Dilworth Paxson, LLP. He has extensive experience in the acquisition and development of residential and commercial real estate. Mr. Tedesco served as bond counsel to the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, counsel to underwriters, trustees, and bond purchasers and borrowers in various tax exempt financing. He served as the solicitor for the Borough of Merchantville for 20 years and the Oaklyn Planning Board for 5 years. He is a proud alumnus of Camden Catholic High School, University of Maryland ’70, and Villanova University School of Law ’73.

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