A Leadership Team in an Augustinian School engages in a process of collaboration and collegiality in manners pertaining to the school community. The assumption is that each member of the team has a valued perspective and is genuinely invested in the endeavor which maximizes the efforts of others - faculty, staff, and students, toward the achievement of a greater good, namely, the education of the whole person: mind, body, and spirit. Leadership involves establishing a clear vision, sharing that vision with others and providing the information, knowledge, and methods to realize that vision.
Joining Fr. Reilly on the Leadership Team are the following members of our community.
Rev. Donald F. Reilly, O.S.A.
Head of School
Fr. Reilly began his term as Head of School at Malvern Preparatory School on July 1, 2017. Prior to his role at Malvern, Father was President of St. Augustine Preparatory School. He served as the Prior Provincial of the Province of St. Thomas of Villanova from June 2002 to June 2010 and has an extensive background in education, theological studies, and Institutional Advancement.
Fr. Reilly has provided board leadership to Villanova University and Merrimack College and currently serves on Malvern's board. Fr. Reilly has served on the Member's Cooperation and as Chair of the Prep's Board of Directors for eight years. He is a co-founder of Siloam Ministries in Philadelphia and has been involved in numerous international projects focused on support for the Augustinian ministries. Father has been recognized for his work, including the Faithful Servant Award from St. Patrick's College, the Urban Angel Award from the New York Theological Seminary, and an honorary doctorate in Augustinian Education from Merrimack College.
Mr. Ronald Algeo '87 P'15
Assistant Head of School for Student Leadership
Mr. Algeo ensures a positive and fulfilling student experience outside of the classroom. He oversees and works collaboratively with Athletics, Discipline, School Counseling, Student Life, and Summer and Orientation Programs to ensure student engagement, social development, and overall leadership growth for each of our students.
Mr. Theodore N. Caniglia, Jr. P'03
Director of Financial Affairs
Mr. Caniglia ensures the fiscal health and physical well being of our school by serving as the chief financial and facilities officer. He oversees the operations of our Business Office, Maintenance Department, Dining Hall, Bookstore, Security, and Malvern Swimming Association (MSA) programs.
Rev. Christopher J. Drennen, O.S.A '73
Director of Mission and Ministry
Fr. Drennen oversees the spiritual development of our students, faculty, staff, and parents. He manages Campus Ministry, Christian Service, and the Theology Curriculum to ensure a consistent and fully integrated approach to our Catholic, Augustinian teachings and our Christian Service learning programs.
Mrs. Neha P. Morrison P'24
Director of Human Relations
Mrs. Morrison guides the management of the overall Human Resources policies and programs for our entire community. She is responsible for providing, with the support of appropriate colleagues and external experts, the successful delivery of HR services, while also monitoring the effectiveness of Malvern's inclusive culture, diversity, and engagement programs.
Mr. G. Patrick Sillup
Assistant Head of School for Academics
Leading the academy model approach to academics, Mr. Sillup ensures the continued evolution of our team-based, innovative, student-centered learning program. He works closely with the Academy Leaders, the Dean of Faculty Coaching and Development, the Curriculum Coordinators, the Technology Department, and the College Guidance Office to provide an engaging and experiential learning experience for each of our students.
Ms. Danielle Suber
Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Ms. Danielle Suber is the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Malvern Preparatory School. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Notre Dame of Maryland University in Communication Arts with minors in Advertising and Public Relations. Danielle is also the President and one of the founding members of Higher Level Educational Consulting, Inc.; a non profit organization that helps mentor students of color in their post secondary plans. In her spare time, she volunteers at her church, Shiloh Baptist Church in York, PA. She also works with various community and non-profit organizations in the area educating underrepresented students on the importance of post secondary education as well as diversity, equity and inclusion educational opportunities.
- Joseph H. Davis, Ph.D. '90 P'21, Chair
- Mr. Kevin J. Traynor, Jr. '86 P'14'16'18'21'22, Co-Vice Chair
- Mr. David Frank '91 P'20'25, Co-Vice Chair
- Mr. Brian J. Riley P'21'26, Treasurer
- Mrs. Marissa Cherian P'22, Secretary
Global Chief Economist & Head of the Investment Strategy Group
Audit & Risk Committee, Executive Committee, Finance Committee, Investment Committee, Head of School Support & Evaluation Committee
Mr. Joseph H. Davis is the Global Chief Economist & Head of Investment Strategy Group for Vanguard. His previous roles with Vanguard include Principal, Chief Economist, and Investment Analyst. Prior to working at Vanguard, Mr. Davis was an Economist with Moody's Economy.com. Mr. Davis' area of expertise includes macroeconomics, asset allocation strategies, fixed income strategies, portfolio management, financial simulation, alternative investments, asset-class modeling, public speaking, and economic history.
Mr. Davis also volunteers with the United Way, serving as a fundraiser and participating in the Day of Caring activities.
President and Chief Operating Officer
JGM Fabricators and Constructors
Committee on Trustees, Facilities Committee, Finance Committee
Mr. Kevin Traynor is President, and Chief Operating Officer of JGM Fabricators and Constructors and is responsible for strategically managing JGM’s business operations, recruitment, and training, and apprenticeship programs. JGM is an industrial construction and manufacturing company completing complex projects throughout the United States. Additionally, he is a founder of Eagle Advisors, a specialty consulting firm investing in real estate acquisitions, developments, and operations providing risk-adjusted investment opportunities to private investors.
Before to JGM, he co-founded MVP and Investment Company specializing in investments in veteran-owned business along with former Malvern Prep Board member Steve Cloetingh was principal and partner of a Philadelphia-based full-service real estate investment firm that acquired, developed, and managed over 12 million square feet of commercial and industrial real estate. He was also a founding partner of one of the top hydraulic fracturing proppant companies in the United States.
Mr. Traynor received a Structural and Civil Engineering degree from Drexel University. He is a 1986 graduate of Malvern Prep and resides in Downingtown, PA with his wife Beth and their five sons, Tripp '14, AJ '16, Jack '18, Matthew '21, and Kyle '22. In addition to sitting on the Board of Trustees at Malvern Prep, Mr. Traynor serves as President of his family foundation, the Kevin Traynor, Sr. Foundation, and the President of the Penn State Lacrosse Parents Association.
Audit & Risk Committee
Mr. David Frank is a Managing Director for Marsh, Inc. where he is the Leader of the Philadelphia Office as well as the US Employee Benefits Leader. As the Philadelphia Office Head, Mr. Frank is responsible for ensuring the appropriate resources, services, and solutions are identified and deployed to Marsh's 300+ clients throughout the Greater Philadelphia region. In addition, as the US Employee Benefit Leader, Mr. Frank leads Marsh’s human capital and employee benefits strategy.
He is a graduate of Muhlenberg College and earned his MBA at Saint Joseph’s University. He also currently serves on the boards at The Academy of Notre Dame de Namur and The Academy of Risk Management and Finance at St. Joseph's University. He resides in East Goshen with his wife and three children.
Co-Founder and President
Innate Biologics, LLC
Audit & Risk Committee, Finance Committee, Investment Committee
Mr. Brian Riley is the Co-Founder and President of Innate Biologics, LLC and has over 25 years of investment experience. Mr. Riley is the Managing Member, President, and Chief Investment Officer of JB Investments Management, LLC, the advisor to JB Investments Fund, LP and JB Investments Fund II, LP. From 2005 through 2017, Mr. Riley served as the sole member of the General Partner of JB Investments Fund, LP and JB Investments Fund II, LP. From 1993 to 2004, Mr. Riley was a Senior Vice President and special limited partner of the KPS Special Situations Fund, L.P., ("KPS) a distressed private equity fund specializing in bankruptcies and restructuring and served as a Board Member on several KPS portfolio companies. Mr. Riley was an Analyst at Smith Barney in Mergers and Acquisitions from 1991 to 1993 and graduated cum laude with a BS in Finance and a BA in Economics from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Riley is the chairman of the Board of Limited Jurisdiction for St. Patrick's School in Malvern, PA, is a member of the Executive Committee to the Board of LaSalle Academy in Philadelphia, and is a member of the investment committee for the Academy of Notre Dame de Namur in Villanova, PA. The Riley's founded the Riley Family Foundation, which is focused on Catholic education and support for the disadvantaged through Catholic-based charities. The Foundation also directly supports the Augustinians in their ministries.
Mr. Riley and his wife Barbara live on a farm in Phoenixville with their five children.
Marissa Cherian, LLC
Committee on Trustees
Mrs. Marissa Cherian is a trusted advisor to leaders. Driven by a passion to help individuals and organizations thrive, she works closely with CEOs and managing partners to maximize individual and organizational growth, performance, and wellbeing.
She has two decades of experience as a talent management professional – both as a management consultant and leader of recruiting and professional development teams. Previously, she led talent acquisition for Accenture’s Management Consulting business globally as well as the Northeast Office of McKinsey & Company, where she launched her management consulting career.
A Summa Cum Laude graduate of Lehigh University, Mrs. Cherian earned a MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, where she was one of 12 Leadership Fellows.
Marissa serves as Secretary of the Board of Trustees at Malvern Preparatory school, a private, Catholic college preparatory academic institution rooted in Augustinian values of truth, unity and love and as a trustee on the Board of Trustees at the Academy of Notre Dame de Namur, a private, Catholic college preparatory school that has been inspiring young women to inquire, explore, imagine and innovate since 1856.
Marissa lives in Ardmore, Pennsylvania with her husband Saj and their two children, Cole, MP’22 and Alessandra, NDA ’24.
- Mr. Miguel Alban P'23'27
- Mr. Joseph L. Carlini P'13'10
- Mr. Bryan Carter
- Mr. Louis B. Colameco III '77
- Mr. Ben Davis '95 P'24
- Rev. Louis DelFra, CSC '88
- Rev. Michael F. Di Gregorio, O.S.A.
- Rev. Peter M. Donohue, O.S.A., Ph.D.
- Ms. Kathleen E. Duffy
- Rev. Rob Hagan, O.S.A.
- Mrs. Shonda Little P'23
- Mr. Joseph J. McLaughlin, Jr. P'12'14'18
- Brian McTear, Esq. '93 P'24'25'25
- Michael Meehan, Esq. '03
- Rev. Robert J. Murray, O.S.A.
- Moira A. Murphy, Esq. P'11'14
- Mrs. Katherine Richman Oates P'18
- Rev. James D. Paradis, O.S.A., D.Min.
- Rev. Donald F. Reilly, O.S.A., D.Min.
- Sister Stephen Anne Roderiguez, IHM, Ed.D.
Senior Vice President, Director of Multicultural Banking
Mr. Alban also serves as the Honorary Consul of Peru in Philadelphia and Vice President of the Consular Corps Association of Philadelphia. Mr. Alban earned his Law degree from the University of Piura, Peru and is a lawyer in Peru. He earned his Master’s Degree in International Law from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law and he is a Graduate from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, Stonier School of Banking.
Prior to Customers Bank, Mr. Alban served as a Vice President of Multicultural Banking for Bryn Mawr Trust and has also served as Director of Hispanic Banking for Susquehanna Bank (Former First National Bank of Chester County). Mr. Alban was the Founder of The Hispanic Approach and the Hola Magazines, marketing agencies focused on multicultural markets.
Mr. Alban currently serves and has served as a board member for many organizations across the greater Philadelphia region, including: Congreso de Latinos Unidos, the YMCA of the Greater Brandywine, Baker Industries, Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce, and La Comunidad Hispana.
Mr. Alban was the recipient of the “40 under 40’ award in 2020 by the Philadelphia Business Journal and the “Thanks for Caring” award in 2014 for his community involvement and numerous contributions by the Chester County Community Foundation.
Mr. Alban has been an Adjunct Professor of Spanish at several Philadelphia-area Universities, including Villanova University, Cabrini University, and Immaculata University.
He currently resides in Malvern with his wife and three children.
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
McKean Defense Group, Inc.
Advancement Committee, Executive Committee, Finance Committee, Head of School Support & Evaluation Committee
Advancement Committee, Executive Committee, Finance Committee, Head of School Support & Evaluation Committee
Mr. Joseph L. Carlini is the retired Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of McKean Defense, an engineering and technology solutions firm that provides life cycle engineering, sustainment, and modernization support and information technology/enterprise transformation services to the U.S. Navy and other federal customers. Prior to his current position, Mr. Carlini was a Group Senior Vice President for Science Application International Corporation (SAIC), managing the $1 billion Naval Engineering and Technology Solutions Group.
Mr. Carlini is on the Board of Directors of SSI Inc, ICON GPHS, Inc, the Philadelphia Police Foundation, and the Philadelphia Police Athletic League. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Catholic University of America and is a member of the American Society of Naval Engineers, and the Surface Navy Association. He currently resides in Naples, Florida with his wife.
President & CEO
Bryan Carter is the President of Gesu School, the nationally renowned independent Catholic school serving North Philadelphia’s children. As someone who credits his Catholic grade school and Jesuit high school education with helping him face the challenges of growing up with five brothers in a single-parent household in the heart of Cleveland, he knows first-hand the incredible power a quality education can have for children living in the inner city.
In June 2011, Carter became Gesu School’s 3rd president and CEO since the school became independent in 1993. Prior to joining Gesu School, Carter served as Resource and Community Development Director for the national adoption agency, The Cradle. Through his position with The Cradle, which has placed more than 14,000 children into permanent homes since its founding in 1923, Carter increased the number of donors by 67 percent, increased the number of dollars raised by 86 percent, and achieved goals set for encouraging African-American individuals to become adoptive parents. Carter believes the work was a wonderful way to apply the business skills he developed as an entrepreneur and Pharmaceutical Manager with Johnson & Johnson, Abbott Laboratories, and Pfizer towards a valuable cause while giving back to the community — and he looks at his position at Gesu as an extension of that privilege. Additionally, Carter serves on the Diversity Committee at Waldron Mercy Academy, the Equity and Justice Committee at Merion Mercy Academy, the Board of Trustees at the Shipley School, and the Board of Directors for the SpeakUp! organization.
Carter holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Business Management from Case Western Reserve University. He and his wife, Joan Roebuck-Carter, reside in Chestnut Hill with their daughter, Elaina.
Colameco Brothers, Inc.
Committee on Trustees
Mr. Louis B. Colameco III is the founder and former President of Wellshire Family of All Natural Products (1996-2018). The company is the largest further processor of smoked and cooked meats to Whole Foods Market. Wellshire Inc, along with its five other brands, is one of the largest all-natural meat companies in North America. In 2010, Mr. Colameco was named Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce's Business Person of the Year. A graduate of Malvern Prep, Mr. Colameco was honored by Malvern Preparatory School, receiving the Alumni Loyalty Award and the St. Augustine Alumni Award, in 2007 and 2011, respectively. In 2016, he and his wife Ginny were honored by the Pathway School with its Apple Award.
Mr. Colameco spends his time serving on many academic and charitable advisory boards. From 2009-2019, he served on the Board of Goodwill Industries of Southern NJ and Philadelphia, serving as Chairman from 2016 to 2018. He has founded many academic scholarships including The Wellshire/Colameco Family Scholarship at Malvern Prep, The Wellshire/Colameco Family Scholarship at St. Edmund's Academy, The Barbara A. Colameco Scholarship at Gloucester County, NJ's 4H Club. One of his proudest accomplishments has been the formation of The Barbara A. Colameco Cancer Transportation Fund, which has helped countless people on their "Ride to Remission." To date, the Fund has raised over $1,000,000 and has provided over 50,000 rides to individuals in need of transportation to their treatment appointments.
Philadelphia Phillies Color Commentator
Mr. Ben Davis is in his 7th year working for NBC Sports Philadelphia as the Philadelphia Phillies in game Color Commentator and in studio pre and postgame analyst.
Ben played in the Big Leagues from 1998 to 2005; however, his professional baseball career lasted over 16 years. Mr. Davis retired from professional baseball in 2010 after playing for the San Diego Padres, Seattle Mariners, and Chicago White Sox.
Mr. Davis and his wife Megan have four children, two boys and two girls. Mr. Davis has a son in the Class of 2024.
Chairman of the Board, Faculty Member, Director of Pastoral Life
University of Notre Dame's Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE)
Rev. Louis A. DelFra, C.S.C., serves as the Chairman of the Board, as well as a faculty member and Director of Pastoral Life, for the University of Notre Dame's Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE). ACE is a national, and increasingly international, K-12 Catholic school teacher training M.Ed. program that places recent highly talented college graduates in under-resourced K-12 Catholic schools around the country.
A 1988 graduate of Malvern Prep, he returned to Malvern as a teacher and coach in both the Middle School and High School from 1992-1995. He then returned to the University of Notre Dame, where he entered the Congregation of Holy Cross and was ordained a priest in 2004. He currently publishes in the fields of teacher education, Catholic character in K-12 Catholic schools, and the spirituality and vocation of teaching. He gives retreats and workshops throughout the country on the intersection of faith and education, including "Creating a Catholic School Culture on the Pillars of Discipleship, Community, and Prayer." His publications include, "Teaching Theology through Literature: A Justification and Proposed Curriculum for Teachers" in Catholic Education: A Journal in Inquiry and Practice, as well as a popular series of daily spiritual reflections for teachers, 5 Minutes with Christ; 5 Minutes with Saints; and 5 Minutes with the Psalms: Spiritual Nourishment for Busy Teachers. He is the recipient of the University of Notre Dame's William A. Toohey Award for Preaching.
The Augustinian Order
On Monday, June 9, 2014, Augustinians of the Province of St. Thomas of Villanova, along with family, friends, and benefactors, witnessed as Father Michael F. DiGregorio, O.S.A. was installed as the 39th Prior Provincial of the Province of St. Thomas of Villanova. Alejandro Moral Anton, O.S.A., Prior General of the Order of St. Augustine, presided over the Mass of Installation at St. Thomas of Villanova Church, Villanova, PA. Fr. Michael, the former Vicar General of the Augustinian Order, completed his term in September of 2013 and was elected on February 7, 2014, to succeed Anthony M. Genovese, O.S.A. as Prior Provincial. The June 9th Installation began Fr. Michael's four-year term as Prior Provincial.
As Vicar General and a member of the General Council of the Order of the General Council of the Order, Fr. Michael worked at the General Curia of the Order in Rome from 2007 to 2013. Prior to his election to the General Curia, Fr. Michael was assigned to parishes in Philadelphia, New York, and Massachusetts. He directed novice and pre-novice formation programs in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. In 1990, he was assigned to the General Curia of the Order in Rome as the Director of Communications for the Order. In 1992, he returned to the U.S. and was assigned as the Director of the National Shrine of Saint Rita of Cascia in Philadelphia, PA. In 1995 he was named Pastor of St. Rita's as well.
Committee on Trustees, Facilities Committee
Rev. Peter Donohue serves as the President of Villanova University, located in Radnor, Pa. Father Donohue has a rich background in education and theatre and served as the University’s Chair of the Theatre Department from 1992 to 2006. He annually directed musical theatre productions on campus, earning six Barrymore Award nominations and one Barrymore Award for Outstanding Direction of a Musical from the Theatre Alliance of Greater Philadelphia.
Father Donohue serves on the Board of Trustees for Villanova University, Merrimack College, Malvern Preparatory School, St. Augustine Preparatory School, the Greater Chamber of Commerce, the Association of Catholic College and Universities and the Association of Independent College and Universities in Pennsylvania. Father Donohue currently resides in Radnor, Pa. will the Augustinian Order.
Founder and President
Independence Wealth Advisors, Inc.
Ms. Kathleen Duffy is the founder and President of Independence Wealth Advisors, Inc. Ms. Duffy established the business, an independent Investment Advisory firm with Fiduciary management, in January 2007. Ms. Duffy holds the following certifications: CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®), Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®) and Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst® (AIFA®).
Senior Associate Athletics for Student-Athlete Welfare
Advancement Committee, Executive Committee, Head of School Support & Evaluation Committee
Rev. Rob Hagan serves as the Senior Associate Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Welfare at Villanova University. As part of this role, Father Rob oversees the areas of Sports Medicine and Strength and Conditioning, as well as the administrator for the golf program, and serving as the chaplain for the Villanova men's basketball and football teams. Prior to his current role at Villanova, Father Rob was the Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance.
Father Rob graduated from Villanova with a Bachelors of Arts in 1987. He earned a J.D. from Widener University School of Law in 1990 and spent seven years as an attorney with Gillin and Associates, where he also served as Criminal Defense Counsel. He also served as assistant counsel to the Solicitor for the Delaware County Solid Waste Authority and the Delaware County Register of Wills.
Father Rob entered the Order of St. Augustine in 1997. He served as Chaplain at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia and at the University of Maryland, College Park, and received a Masters in Theology from the Washington Theological Union in 2003. He is a past member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Delaware County Bar Association, and the Delaware County Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys.
Senior Director, Clinical Project Scientist Leader
Johnson & Johnson/Janssen Oncology
Ms. Shonda Little, a West Philadelphia native, was educated in the Philadelphia parochial and public-school system. After graduating from the nationally-ranked Central High School of Philadelphia, Ms. Little attended The University of Pennsylvania on a full academic scholarship as a Mayor’s Scholar, where she earned an undergraduate degree in neuroscience. She later earned a graduate degree in cancer epidemiology from Drexel University School of Public Health. Additionally, she is a Certified Personal and Executive Coach.
Ms. Little has over 22 years of pharmaceutical industry experience in clinical research and development. As a Lead Scientist, she has successfully led the development of several oncology drugs resulting in accelerated approval from FDA and various other health authorities. She has co-authored numerous scientific publications and collaborated with top cancer researchers across the globe. Ms. Little currently works at Johnson & Johnson/Janssen Oncology as a Senior Director, Clinical Project Scientist Head where she oversees a global team of clinical scientists who design and execute oncology clinical trials. Outside of work, Ms. Little gives back to the community as a member of the Chester County Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. and enjoys reading, exercising, and traveling with her son, Alexander.
Chairman and CEO
Haverford Trust Company
Finance Committee, Investment Committee
Mr. Joseph McLaughlin is the Chairman and CEO of Haverford Trust Company. He has been with the company since 1992 and has worked in the investment industry since 1984. Previously, he was Vice President of J.P. Morgan and Company and a Certified Public Accountant/Manager at Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Co.
He serves on Haverford Trust’s Board of Directors, is a member of the Executive Committee, and a voting member of the Investment Selection Committee. He also serves as the Vice-Chairman on the Board of Trustees for the Paoli Memorial Hospital Foundation, sits on the Board of Advisors, Nerney Leadership Institute at Cabrini College, on the Investment Committee of Main Line Health, and on the nominating committee of the Phila Federal Reserve Board. He was previously Vice Chairman of the Board of St. Joe’s University and Chapter Chairman of Phila YPO Gold.
Audit & Risk Committee, Committee on Trustees
Mr. Brian McTear is the President of Crumdale Partners, an innovative insurance business headquartered in Radnor, PA where he is primarily responsible for new product development and sales and marketing. Brian was previously Senior Vice President at Preferred Sands, a diversified business in the oil & gas industry where he led corporate development and new product development for Preferred’s technology business. Prior to that, Brian was a Partner at Blank Rome, LLP, where he advised public and private companies as well as private equity firms and their portfolio companies on business, corporate, and transactional matters.
Brian earned a B.S. in Psychology at Ursinus College and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Widener University School of Law, where he was the editor-in-chief of the law review. He has served as a guest lecturer at Temple University and Drexel University on entrepreneurism, has numerous legal publications, and was named to SmartCEO Magazine's Legal Elite list and recognized as a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers Magazine. He is the immediate past chair of the Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees and was a past Vice Chairman of the imPACT venture capital conference.
Brian and his wife Allyson currently reside in Newtown Square with their four children. Brian has a son in the class of 2024 and twins in the class of 2025.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Michael Meehan is a partner at the law firm Fox Rothschild, LLP. Based in the firm’s Chester County office, Michael primarily represents emerging and middle market companies in a variety of business matters, including mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance issues. Michael also represents financial institutions and counsels landlords, property owners/developers, and tenants on transactional real estate matters, including leases and sale agreements. Prior to joining Fox Rothschild, Michael worked at Blank Rome LLP in Philadelphia, PA.
Michael graduated from Malvern Prep in 2003. After Malvern, Michael attended Princeton University, where he played football and earned a degree in political economics in 2007. He then earned his law degree at Villanova University School of Law, graduating cum laude in 2010. Michael has served on Malvern Prep’s Alumni Board since 2012 and begins a three-year term as Alumni Board President in 2021.
Michael lives in Glenmoore with his wife and two sons.
Head of School
St. Augustine Preparatory School
Committee on Trustees
Rev. Robert J. Murray, O.S.A. currently serves as the Head of School at St. Augustine Preparatory School. He has been a member of St. Augustine's Board of Directors since January 2010 and has served as Chair of the Mission, Governance, and Planning Committee as well as a member of the Institutional Effectiveness Committee.
Fr. Murray entered the Augustinian Novitiate in August 1975, making his first profession of vows on August 28, 1976, and then attended Villanova University. He went to Washington Theological Union to complete his theological studies. His first assignment was a Theology teacher at Msgr. Bonner High School in Drexel Hill, PA. He completed additional studies at Villanova University gaining an MS in Counseling. He completed his doctoral studies at Temple University and earned his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology. He completed his Post Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Fr. Murray has taught in both the Education and Human Science Department and the Department of Education and Counseling at Villanova University. A highly regarded tenured professor, widely published author, and international presenter on counseling and mission effectiveness in Catholic schools, he has served in various leadership roles at Msgr. Bonner High School and on several boards of independent schools including St. Augustine Preparatory School in Richland, NJ, Academy of Notre Dame in Villanova, PA, and Merrimack College in Andover, MA. He has also served on the Board of Governors while representing Villanova University and as an advisor on both the Augustinian Provincial Council and the Augustinian Vocation Board.
Fr. Murray has also provided sacramental ministry for several parishes, includes St. Augustine Parish in Bridgeport, PA, St. John Eugene Parish in Bryn Mawr, PA, and St. John Neumann Parish in Bryn Mawr, PA.
Augustinian Mission Committee, Executive Committee, Head of School Support & Evaluation Committee
Mrs. Moira Murphy, Esq. is currently self-employed as a legacy coach, partnering with individuals and families as they seek to align their living and giving with their values, passions, and dreams for a better world. Previously she served as the Stewardship Development Coordinator at St. Norbert's Parish (Paoli, Pa.), where she continues to volunteer in a variety of roles. She is the retired General Counsel, Mid-Atlantic Region of Mellon Financial Corporation, where she worked for 18 years as a consumer banking attorney.
Mrs. Murphy resides in Malvern with her husband and enjoys visits from her two sons.
Vice President, Human Resources, Medicine, Science & Technology (MST)
GSK Research & Development
Audit & Risk Committee, Head of School Support & Evaluation Committee
Mrs. Katherine (Kathy) Oates is the Head of Global Talent & Leadership Development for GlaxoSmithKline R&D and acting Head of Global Talent for GSK. She is responsible for improving the quality, depth, and breadth of talent across the organization. Prior to her current role, Mrs. Oates spent 15 years in the US commercial organization, most recently as the Vice President of the US Pharmaceuticals Transformation Office.
Prior to working at GlaxoSmithKline, Mrs. Oates was a consulting manager for Accenture. She resides in Downingtown with her husband and 2 children.
St. Augustine Parish
Augustinian Mission Committee
A Friar for over 30 years, Fr. Jim Paradis is Prior of the local community of Friars at St. Augustine Parish. Originally from Michigan, he graduated in 1977 with a BA in Advertising Management from Michigan State University. Fr. Paradis came to know the Augustinians in his late 20’s through parish involvement while working in marketing/advertising management for several years in Philadelphia. At age 31, he entered religious life. In 1991 he completed a Master of Arts, Theology from Washington Theological Union, in Silver Springs, Maryland and was ordained. He received a Doctor of Ministry, with honors in 2001, Clinical Pastoral Psychology Andover-Newtown Theological, New Center, MA.
Fr. Paradis was the Director of Novices, Federation Of Augustinians of North American Augustinian Novitiate in Racine, Wisconsin where he was responsible for formation work in preparing men for living an Augustinian religious life. Prior to that, he was the Director of Cascia Center Ministries, National Shrine of St. Rita, Philadelphia where he spearheaded counseling, outreach, and new urban ministry initiatives. Fr. Paradis has held many different positions including Director of Personnel, Augustinian Friars, Province of St. Thomas of Villanova assisting Prior Provincial in all matters pertaining to personnel, ongoing education, and formation: planning, assignments, health and wellness, community life issues; and weekend sacramental ministry at Our Mother of Good Counsel Parish Bryn Mawr, Holy Cross Church and St. Augustine Church in Philadelphia; Associate Pastor at St. Denis in Havertown.
Fr. Paradis is a certified pastoral counselor and holds a Doctor of Ministry degree in Clinical Pastoral Psychology. Over the years he has worked with individuals, couples, and groups, including those who have suffered trauma and great loss, to find wholeness and new life.
Fr. Paradis has been a Member of Provincial Counsel, Augustinian Friars of Villanova Province; Villanova University Board Member, Member of the Board of Director, Siloam Ministries in Philadelphia, Advisory Board Member, The Austin Center for Counseling in New Rochelle NY, recipient of the Henry C. Brooks Award for achievement in the field of psychology and religion.
Head of School
Malvern Preparatory School
Ex-Officio Member of all the committees of the Board of Trustees (with exception of Head of School Support & Evaluation Committee)
Rev. Donald Reilly, O.S.A. is the current Head of School at Malvern Preparatory School. Previously, he served as President of St. Augustine Preparatory School. Prior to that appointment, he served as the Prior Provincial of the Province of St. Thomas of Villanova from June 2002 to June 2010. He has an extensive background in education, theological studies, and Institutional Advancement.
He has provided board leadership to Malvern Prep, Villanova University, and Merrimack College. Currently, he is serving on the boards of the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools and Malvern Prep. Fr. Reilly has served on the Member's Corporation and as Chair of the Prep’s Board of Directors for eight years. He is a co-founder of Siloam Ministries in Philadelphia and has been involved in numerous international projects focused on support for the Augustinian ministries. He has been recognized for his work including the Faithful Servant Award from St. Patrick’s College, the Urban Angel Award from the New York Theological Seminary and an honorary doctorate in Augustinian Education from Merrimack College.
IHM Congregational Leadership Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Augustinian Mission Committee
Sister Stephen Anne Roderiguez serves on the Immaculata IHM Congregation's Leadership Council. She has spent nearly 20 years teaching elementary school for the dioceses of Philadelphia, Metuchen and Camden, NJ., Allentown, PA., and Raleigh, NC. Prior to her present role, Sister Stephen Anne was the Principal of St. Aloysius Academy for nine years. She also has served as the Assistant Principal of Villa Maria Academy Lower School and as principal at Immaculate Heart Catholic Elementary (Girardville, PA), St. Martin of Tours Catholic Elementary School (Philadelphia), and Queen of Heaven School (Cherry Hill, NJ).
Sister Stephen Anne holds memberships in a number of professional organizations to keep current in the educational field. She is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Gesu School in Philadelphia and for the past six years she has served as a consultant for Liguori Academy, an urban high school for at-risk students in Philadelphia. Sister Stephen Anne also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees at Immaculata University, Villa Maria Academy High School, Cristo Rey High School, and St. Francis de Sales School in Philadelphia. In 2007 she received her Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Organization from the University of Pennsylvania. In 2016 she was recognized with the Educator of the Year Award at the St. Martin of Tours School GALA and in 2017 became the recipient of the Lead.Learn.Proclaim Award from the National Catholic Education Association.
Mrs. Margaret S. Boova P'98
Mr. Charles P. Connolly, Jr. '66 P'01
Mr. Richard E. Devine, Jr. '76 P'03
Paul J. Kennedy, Esq. '74 P'08'10
Mr. Victor J. Maggitti, Jr. P'02 GP'13'15'17
Mr. Donald F. O'Neill '57
Mr. William P. O'Neill, Jr. '63 P'00'04
Mr. John Toland '63 P'90'94
Mr. Douglas O'Tozour P'90