Advisory Council

The Sacred Heart Academy Advisory Council's purpose is to promote the school's Mission by offering expertise and support in the areas of the various standing and ad hoc committees.

The council is comprised of a diverse group of professionals who represent Sacred Heart Academy's core values. 

The Council provides assistance as requested to the administration of Sacred Heart Academy, including but not limited to financial, long range planning, plant and maintenance activities, and all other matters that the administration may request.

2020 - 2021 Advisory Council

Tara Cocchiarella Barreira ’02
Director, CMC Operations
Gemini Therapeutics
Chair, Executive Committee

Jamie Z. Boussicot, MBA '99
Assistant Director of College Success
Achievement First

John F. Buckley, Jr., Esq., P’12
Attorney at Law
Buckley Wynne & Parese
Mary T. Buckley, P’18
Executive Director, IT Program Delivery
Mary Pat Caputo, P’08
Director of Marketing and Publications,
Office of Integrated Communications and Marketing
Southern Connecticut State University

Louise Rosarbo Dinsmore ’86
Partners in Philanthropy, LLC
Dolores DeFonzo Ennico ’70
Corporate Vice President of Human Resources
Olin Corporation

Kimberly Jones, J.D ’96
Executive Vice President 
The Council For Opportunity In Education 

JoMichelle Corrales-Kean ’93
Senior Vice President & Medical Director
BioMed Communications Partners 

Kevin P. Lawlor, P'13, '15
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Fairfield University

Cynthia Mariani
Director of Stewardship/Recording Secretary
Yale University
Chair, Advancement Committee

Thomas J. McKiernan, GP’18
Abercrombie, Burns, McKiernan & Company Insurance, Inc.

Robert McMahon, P’16, ’17
Chief Operating Officer
Encina Capital Partners
Chair, Finance Committee
Nancy Cavallero McNamara ’80
Assistant Director, Supervisory Special Agent
Mary Brunell Pursell ’82, P’12, ’13
Managing Director
Aon Corporation

Dr. Joseph Quaranta, P’22
Quinnipiac Medical 

Paula Rice, P’18, ’21
Director, Diversity & Equity Programs 
Southern Connecticut State University 
Chair, Diversity Committee 

Peter J. Schommer, P’16, ’18, ’20
Sr. Director, Marketing
Timothy M. Shannon, M.D., P’21
General Partner
Canaan Partners
Administration & Leadership

Sr. Sheila M. O’Neill, ASCJ, PhD, ’71
Sacred Heart Academy
Sr. Kathleen Mary Coonan, ASCJ, ’76
Sacred Heart Academy

Maria Cammarota
Business Manager
Sacred Heart Academy

Edlira Curis, P'23
Director of Institutional Advancement
Sacred Heart Academy

Pascha McTyson
Director of Diversity Equity & Inclusion
Sacred Heart Academy

Kara M. Redente '99
Director of Communications & Enrollment
Sacred Heart Academy