The Members of the Board

GSC Board of Limited Jurisdiction

Father Lawrence F. Crehan – Pastor

Sister Helen Thomas, IHM – Principal

Charles (Charlie) Bennett – Chair


Michael (Mike) Breslin, Esq.

Patrick Bryson

Sister Anne Veronica Burrows, IHM

Salvatore (Sal) DiNenna

Abby Grasso

Timothy (Tim) Hagarty

Anne Lyons

William (Bill) Marchese

Thomas (Tom) McDonald

Sheila Mennis

Maria Della Monica

Julie Schuck

Christopher (Chris) Seifert

James (Jim) Templeton, Jr.

Board Member Position Description

Position Summary
Board members actively support and promote the school’s mission, vision, and strategic goals. Board members bring varying expertise, knowledge and skills as they create policy in the areas of: finance, enrollment, development, board membership, facilities and other committees as deemed necessary.

Position Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Ensures future sustainability of the school
  • Leads school community in gifts of time, talent and treasure
  • Understands what is and is not within their jurisdiction
  • Acts with school’s interest as top priority
  • Makes early contributions to annual and capital fundraisers (preferably at lead gift level)
  • Accepts and supports board decisions; once a decision has been made, the board speaks with one voice
  • Has responsibility for sound financial management
  • Acts as ambassador for the school in areas of enrollment and development
  • Supports the principal’s implementation of policy
  • Actively serves on appropriate committees (at least one)
  • Fully participates by attending meetings and coming well prepared for all matters
  • Engages in productive, open, honest debate and discussion while respecting confidentiality
  • Asks difficult questions and finds answers
  • Participates in principal evaluation, self-assessment of board
  • Participates in the life of the school community (including: attending school events, graduation, etc.)
  • Promotes the school’s academic program and ensures that it responds to the needs of the school community
  • Ensures development and succession of the board


  • Ability to bring a level of expertise in a given area needed by the school
  • Separate the interests of the school from those of a child or constituency
  • Ability to keep all board deliberations confidential
  • Ability to guard against conflict of interest, whether personal or business related