Board of Trustees

Steven M. Hayes, Chair
Steven M. Hayes

Donna Dodge, S.C., Vice Chair
Sisters of Charity of New York
Sr. Donna Dodge is currently the president of the Sisters of Charity of New York. She has held positions in the ministry of education on the elementary level, co-directed the Sisters of Charity Planning and Research Office, and went on to serve in higher education administration for almost 25 years. After a term as Assistant to the President of the Sisters of Charity, Sr. Donna became Executive Director and CEO of the Sisters of Charity Housing Development Corporation. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from the College of Mount Saint Vincent, an M.A. in Religious Studies from Fordham University, and an Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration from Teachers’ College, Columbia University.

Stefano Acunto, Secretary
CINN Group, Inc.
Comm. Stefano Acunto, Hon. Vice Consul of Italy (2002 – 2017) is Chairman of Beacon International Group, a private group of companies in financial services, insurance, and risk management media in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Singapore, Amann, Rome, and London. Additionally, Mr. Acunto serves on several corporate, university, and nonprofit boards. He holds his B.A. and M.A. degrees in classical philology (Latin and Ancient Greek) from New York University and is an active member in the Path to Peace Foundation, directed by the Apostolic Nuncio of the Holy See to the UN, as well as Chairman of the American Society of Friends of La Scala.

Susan R. Burns, President
College of Mount Saint Vincent
Susan Burns, Ph.D. serves as the sixth president of the College of Mount Saint Vincent. Embodying a deep-seated commitment to the liberal arts and its inherent promise to provide access to an authentic, high-quality education to talented students of every background, Dr. Burns has dedicated herself to the common good, Vincentian service, and the Catholic intellectual tradition.

Paula Marie Buley, I.H.M.
Rivier University

John F. Caruso
During his 40-year career at The Walt Disney Company, John Caruso worked his way up to serve as Senior Vice President of Disney ABC Sales after starting as an ABC Page. Leading the strategy and teams for marketing partnerships and sales agreements across various distribution platforms for ABC, Freeform, Disney Channel Worldwide, and Disney Syndication, he built strong relationships with national advertisers and leaders at global agencies. In his role, Mr. Caruso had the opportunity to hire, lead, mentor, and coach many talented people within the company—as Walt Disney said, “…it takes people to make the dream a reality.” Since leaving Disney, he continues to serve organizations that support people with diverse needs as a consultant for media and technology companies, further expanding his passion to help people across levels, functions, career lifecycles, and cultures become their best selves. An alumni, Mr. Caruso has also served as a mentor the College of Mount Saint Vincent for more than 10 years. He earned his MBA from Fordham University and also serves on the Boards of the Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center and the Sisters of Charity Ministry Network.

Vita A. Cassese
Mardon Management Advisors
Vita Cassese has extensive experience as an independent director, having served on the boards of seven corporations since retiring from a 30-year career at Pfizer where she established a history of respected leadership through all stages of Pfizer’s growth from $500M to $62B. At Pfizer, Ms. Cassese served as member of the Worldwide Pharmaceuticals Executive Leadership Team heading the global technology, digital, and analytics organization, consisting of over 2,000 professionals across 100 international locations. She earned a B.A. in mathematics from the College of Mount Saint Vincent and her MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business.

Gail Vance Civille
Sensory Spectrum, Inc.

Gail Vance Civille, Founder of Sensory Spectrum, Inc., has pioneered advanced sensory evaluation approaches for industry, academia, and the government. For more than 40 years, her application of strategic business initiatives, research and development, and marketing projects has impacted sensory science globally. As an expert in the evaluation of sensory properties, Ms. Civille has worked with thousands of food and personal care products using sophisticated sensory techniques, reflected in Sensory Evaluation Techniques, which she coauthored.

Cristóbal Conde
A software entrepreneur and tech investor, Cristóbal Conde has a principal focus on helping software companies scale. Early in his career he started a software company which was acquired by SunGard. He stayed on and was promoted to run SunGard, which he did for 14 years, growing it to be a Fortune 500 company employing 25,000. He graduated from Yale University with a degree in astronomy and physics.

Noreen M. Culhane
Retired, EVP NYSE Euronext
After graduating from the College of Mount Saint Vincent, Noreen Culhane taught first grade for 5 years and then transitioned into a career in business. During her 20 years in sales and client service at IBM, she managed the securities industry business with responsibility for investment banks and brokerages headquartered in New York. At the New York Stock Exchange, she managed the global listings business with offices covering the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Ms. Culhane is also a trustee of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York and is a board member of Mutual of America. In her free time, she enjoys golfing, rowing, reading, and traveling.

Regina Cunningham
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Peter DeNunzio
The Dwight Company
Peter DeNunzio is a long-time CEO of several marketing, advertising, and digital strategy organizations. His experience has coincided with seismic changes in marketing driven by technology and data advancements that have changed the way people communicate, transact, and form relationships. He is a passionate supporter of education, serving not only on the College’s board, but also that of Deerfield Academy and the Advertising Educational Foundation.

Susan Chiaviello DiDonato
A talent professional with more than 30 years of successful leadership experience, Susan DiDonato is an accomplished marketer and communicator. Ms. DiDonato is a trusted advisor and indispensable business partner in the area of Talent Management and, most recently, Business Integrity at WPP, the world’s largest communications organization.

Cathy-Ann Martine Dolecki
Retired, AT&T

Cathy-Ann Martine Dolecki possesses more than three decades in the rapidly changing telecommunications industry. In addition to her work with the College of Mount Saint Vincent, Ms. Dolecki is a also board member for public company and SPAC.

Kelvin Gentles
Archdiocese of New York

Deborah J. Hamilton
Hamilton Advisors, Inc.
Deborah Hamilton is the founder and CEO of Hamilton Advisors, a wealth management firm with an emphasis on family office management. Hamilton Advisors is based in Greenwich, Conn. and has been in business since 1980. Additionally, she serves as the Executive Director of the Business Insurance Foundation, which focuses on the recruitment and betterment of individuals in the insurance industry. Ms. Hamilton has served on many nonprofit boards over the years and continues to do so in her own community and internationally.

Maureen A. Henegan
Henegan Construction

Anita Kerr

I. Dolly Lenz
Dolly Lenz Real Estate

Robert Lorenzo
Eden Roc Capital
With more than 20 years of experience, Robert Lorenzo is currently Managing Director of Eden Roc Capital, a U.S.-based private equity firm. Since 2019, he has lead Eden Roc’s initiative into Health Care and Technology, including interests in BioTech, MedTech, Diagnostics & Imaging, Life Sciences, Healthcare IT, and Care Services, as well as FinTech and InsuranceTech. Earlier in his career, Mr. Lorenzo held senior positions at Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers, and Chase Manhattan Bank—both in New York and Europe. He earned a B.S., summa cum laude, from Fairleigh Dickinson University and received his MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business.

Mary Beth Malone
JP Morgan Chase Bank

Stephen A. Manzi
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Maura Markus

Steven M. Menzies
Applied Underwriters

Paul W. Mourning
Crowell & Moring LLP
Paul Mourning is a partner in the New York office of Crowell & Moring and co-chair of the firm’s Health Care Group. His multidimensional practice is focused on health care and nonprofit organizations, particularly relating to corporate, regulatory, and transactional matters. Mr. Mourning also serves as National Legal Counsel to The Salvation Army for many years and advises a variety of tax-exempt clients in a number of service areas, including religious organizations, foundations, educational institutions, museums, social service agencies, and trade associations. He received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and his A.B., magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Dartmouth College. He is admitted to practice in the State of New York and is a member of the New York State Bar Association and American Bar Association.

Pamela Newman
PJN Strategies LLC

Margaret M. O’Brien, S.C.
Sisters of Charity of New York

Dominica Rocchio, S.C.
Sisters of Charity of New York

Elizabeth Vermaelen, S.C.

Joan D. Walsh
Kashbox Coaching
Joan Walsh has been a coach for more than 30 years. Currently residing in Charleston, S.C., Ms. Walsh has two sons, loves to workout, and is very active in her church with bible studies, prayer shawl ministry, and as an extraordinary minister. Additionally, she is a trustee at the Robert and Joan Dircks Foundation, a family foundation, and is on the advisory board at S&T Bank, as well as being a member of the Philanthropic Educational Organization in Mount Pleasant, S.C.

Susan L. Whitney
Retired, IBM
Susan Whitney is a retired IT professional and a graduate of the College of Mount Saint Vincent. She had a 35 year career with IBM, living various places around the world. She concluded her responsibilities managing the PC Server division. Ms. Whitney has also served on multiple boards in the semiconductor industry.

Trustees Emeriti
Rosemary T. Berkery
James J. Campbell
Patrick Grace
Jane Iannucelli, S.C.
Valerie E. Mastronadi
Deryck Palmer
Raul Rivera
H. Gerard Seitz
Joan M. Squires