Mia Grogan, Ph.D., [President, Executive Committee; Co-Chair Catholic Identity Committee] is an Assistant Professor of English at Chestnut Hill College with over thirty years of teaching experience at the elementary, secondary and college levels. Mia specializes in teaching writing and her primary scholarly interest is in medieval literature. She and her husband John are the parents of three OMC Parish School grads (Jack ’11, Isobel ’13, Catherine ’16); she served for many years on the OMC Home and School Board and is a member of OMC parish.
Sean Vereen, Ed.D. [Vice President, Executive Committee; Co-Chair, Enrollment Committee] is the President of Steppingstone Scholars, Inc. Steppingstone works with families, students, partner schools, universities, and sister nonprofits to create pathways for educationally underserved students to college completion and career. Under Sean’s leadership, Steppingstone has launched a number of new pioneering programs that have increased the organization’s impact and scope. Sean and his wife Beth are members of OMC Parish and have two children, Xavier and Abigail, in OMC school.
Scott Inglis, CFA, [Co-Chair, Finance Committee; Executive Committee member ex officio] is a Portfolio Manager at Carnegie Investment Counsel in Center City. Scott has a finance and economics background, and he has over 25 years of investment experience, including for non-profits as well as individuals. At Carnegie, Scott works with clients to make effective decisions with their financial resources, from funding education to saving for long-term goals. Scott served for many years on the Finance Committee for his home parish, St. Mary Magdalen, Media, where his three children attended school, and he is happy to bring this experience and perspective to OMC Parish School.
Kevin Dolan [Secretary, Executive Committee; Membership Committee] is Vice President and General Counsel at La Salle University. Prior to his time at La Salle, Kevin was in private practice for five years, and before his work as an attorney he spent six years as a sixth grade teacher and Development Director at DePaul Catholic in Germantown. Kevin is the proud father of three (soon to be four) OMC students, and lives with his children and wife Allie in East Falls.
Juliet Curci, Ph.D. [Co-Chair, Enrollment Committee] Juliet Curci, is the Senior Director of School and Community Partnerships for Temple University’s College of Education. Juliet has extensive teaching and leadership experience in Philadelphia district and charter schools as well as at institutions of higher education such as Temple, U Penn GSE, and Delaware Valley University. Juliet was born and raised in New Orleans, LA and attended Catholic schools K-12. She currently resides in the Wissahickon neighborhood of Philadelphia with her husband, Chris, 5-year old son, Ben, and 1-year old daughter, Genevieve. The Curcis are members of St. Philip Neri Parish.
Sister Madeline Franze SSJ, CFRE, [Co-Chair, Development Committee] is a full-time fund development consultant with over 30 years experience in the ministry of fund development. She was a member of the OMC Strategic Planning Committee and has lived in the parish convent for 19 years. Previous to her work in fund development, Sister Madeline was a principal and teacher in elementary schools for 20 years.
Amy Giddings, PhD, [Chair, Enrollment Committee; Diversity Committee] is an Associate Professor & Academic Director of Sport Business at Temple University. Her research and clinical work is in the field of sport coaching leadership, sport management, and sport entrepreneurship. An accomplished rower at the national and international levels, Dr. Giddings has also coached rowing for over 20 years in the Philadelphia area for a number of schools and programs. She and her husband, Paul Coomes, reside in East Falls with their three children – all students here at Our Mother of Consolation Parish School.
Valerie Lee Jeter [Catholic Identity Committee] is a Theology teacher at Mercy Career and Technical High School. She is also the Director of the Music Ministry at St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Germantown. Valerie is a long time friend of OMC who served as our music teacher some years ago. Valerie is an educator with years of experience teaching theology and/or music at all levels: elementary, high school, college, and graduate. In addition to her familiarity with our school, Valerie brings to our Board her deep commitment to Catholic education, her long experience in various ministries of the Archdiocese, and her work over the years with the Archdiocesan Office for Black Catholics and the National Black Catholic Congress.
Susan C. Oleszewski, OD, MA [Co-Chair, Development Committee] Dr. Oleszewski, an optometrist by profession, had a forty year career at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO ) and Salus University (www.salus.edu). During her time at PCO/Salus she served in numerous academic roles including clinical and classroom teacher, Associate Dean for the Optometry Program, Vice-President for Clinical Operations, University Chief of Staff and Compliance Officer, and most recently Vice-President for Institutional Advancement. She has recently left the University after a distinguished 40 year career and plans to pursue consulting opportunities, volunteering, and well deserved time with family and friends.
Margaret M. Toth [Catholic Identity Committee] has been teaching technology applications at Mount St. Joseph Academy in Flourtown, PA, since 1999. Over the years she has taught a Visual Basic, web design with HTML/CSS, photo-editing, movie-making, sound editing, applications with the Office suite she is currently teaching the new AP Computer Science Principles and Intro to Java Programming. Previously she taught introductory computer/information systems at Montgomery County Community College for nine years. Margaret holds an M.Ed. in Instructional Systems from Penn State and a B.S. in Business Education from Gwynedd-Mercy College. She has recently become a consultant for the National Math and Science Initiative.