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Class Notes

August 2020 to March 2021

Andrew J. Dolce ’57, ‘19H was named vice chair of the Stockton University board of trustees.

David Rogers ’57 published “CHARLESTON: The Antebellum Neighborhoods and Buildings” in October 2020.

Harold J. Hochstein ’67 will be ordained as a permanent deacon for the archdiocese by Cardinal Dolan at a mass on Oct. 31 at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

John W. Diercksen ’71 was named as an independent board director for Accedian, a company that focuses on performance analytics and end user experience solutions.

Steven E. Gallotta ’75 was appointed to the board of directors of Sterling Bancorp Inc. and Sterling Bank and Trust, FSB, Southfield, Michigan in Sept. 2020.

Robert M. Hoatson, Ed.D., Ph.D., ’75 will be inducted into the Essex Catholic High School Hall of Fame.

Timothy C. Idoni ’77, ’97H is running for reelection for a record-breaking fifth term as Westchester County Clerk.

Marie Louise McClure ‘77MBA is retiring from her position of treasurer for the Village of Scarsdale after 16 years.

John M. Tolomer ’77 has joined the board of directors for the Westchester Community Foundation.

Dr. Milagros Pena ’78, President of Purchase College, spoke in the KeyBank Speaker Series – Education From a SUNY Perspective During COVID – presented by the Business Council of Westchester.

Brian J. Smith ’79 was elected registrar of voters for the Republican Town Committee in Norwalk, CT.

Joseph J. Schena ’80, ’84MBA has been nominated to the board of directors by The Simply Good Foods Company.

Joseph Maffia, CPA, ‘81 was appointed by the University of New York to the State Board of Public Accountancy as a board member for a 5-year term ending in March 2026.

Valerie T. (Didamo) Maldonado ’83 has joined the Olinsky Law Group as a Social Security Disability Hearing attorney.

Nicholas C. Vece, DMD, ’83 was spotlighted by the Pro News Report for his dentistry practice in Mount Kisco, New York.

Jane E. Chero ’84 was appointed as the senior vice president and leader of the Home Furnishings Practice for Steinreich Communications Group, Inc., an international PR firm based in Hackensack, NJ.

Sharon L. Zanzano ’85 is the new manager of the Yonkers Brokerage of Houlihan Lawrence.

Antoinette Di Guglielmo Boncardo ’86 retired from the New Rochelle Public School System after nearly 33 years.

Joseph J. Kelly ’86 ran for election to the Connecticut House of Representatives to represent District 150. His message reflected the need to motivate others to bridge the gap between party divides and work towards common goals like improving education and stimulating the economy. He lost in the general election to the Democratic incumbent Steve Meskers on November 3, 2020.

Raymond Marten ’86 was inducted into the Iona College Rugby Hall of Fame in the fall of 2020.

Joe Jelly ’87 and John McCann ’88 are also Iona Rugby Hall of Fame inductees.

Teresa M. (Killeen) Kenny, Esq. ’87 was recognized for International Women’s Day by the Rockland Report as the first female town supervisor elected in Rockland County.

Thomas P. Davis ’88 joins AKHAN Semiconductor, a tech company specializing in the fabrication and application of lab-grown, electronic-grade diamonds, as its new Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).

Richard H. Ferrari ’88MBA was promoted to to senior vice president, group manager of Community Bank N.A. in Rochester, New York.

Kevin P. Ford ’88, retired chief of operations for the Yonkers Fire Department in New York, was sworn in as interim chief of the Danbury Fire Department in Connecticut.

Nunzio J. Raimo III ’88, ‘95MBA was named director of financial operations at Nathaniel Witherell after serving as manager of finance at White Plains Hospital.

Michael G. Rufino ’88, ’93MBA was named by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as an Associate Director of the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) Broker-Dealer Examination Program in the New York Regional Office.

Craig T. Beazer, Esq., ’89 has been named executive vice president and general counsel by the Lincoln Financial Group in Radnor, PA.

Gregory S. Morelli ’89 has been named Global Director of Distributor & VAR for OneStream Networks, a global cloud communications service provider.

Christopher J. O’Connor ’89, ‘91MBA, ‘94MC shared his insights on the effect that Covid-19 has had on the health care supply chain and the need for companies to prioritize the functions of the supply chain in critical health care functions.

Annmarie Emanuelo ’90MSEd is serving as the Director of Operations for New York State Senator Elijah Reichlin-Melnick for the 38th District.

Lisa M. DeSchamps ’92 has been named a Non-Executive Director on the board of Verona Pharma, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on respiratory diseases.

Raymond F. Kerins Jr. ’92, ‘94MS, Senior Vice President of corporate affairs for Bayer U.S., was interviewed by PRvoke and talked about the importance of reputation building during a crisis and the new role of communications.

Gerald O. McClease ’92 was acknowledged for his family’s legacy on the boys’ basketball team at Wilber Cross High School, where he and his son are both assistant coaches, and his grandson currently plays on the team.

Monica O’Brien ‘92MSEd was named the 2021 Connecticut Mother of the Year by American Mothers, Inc. (AMI)

Kyle J. Flood ’93 joined the Texas Longhorns Football staff as the Offensive Coordinator and Offensive Line Coach. During the 2020-2021 season, Flood was a part of the Alabama Crimson Tide coaching staff that won the 2021 College Football Playoff National Championship (Offensive Line).

Peter J. Gennuso, Esq., ’93 has joined New York law firm McCarter & English, LLP as a partner in its corporate practice.

Michael A. Baston, JD, Ed.D., ’94 will be leading a SUNY-wide Keynote discussion on supporting education by streamlining a student’s journey through college by providing structured choice, revamped support and clear learning outcomes. The discussion, “Beginning with the End in Mind” will be a free, virtual event open to any members of a SUNY institution on Oct. 21.

Camille A. Osborne ’94 is the new administrative assistant to the dean of faculty and the dean of academic affairs at the Pennington School in New Jersey.

Steve I. Chaplain ’95 has been named the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the National Health Council (NHC) in Washington D.C.

Matthew Frattura ’95 joins Global Media as executive vice president.

Michael A. Gillin ’96 was highlighted by Long Island Press for his work as the Director of Information Services at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital.

Clemente Sosa ’96 was named head coach at the Texas Rangers MLB Youth Academy in Dallas.

Lina E. Pasquale ’97 was named the director of the Contemplative-Based Resilience Project – which provides resilience trainings for healthcare professionals, social workers, humanitarian aid workers, first responders and other frontline workers exposed to chronic stress – at the Garrison Institute in Garrison, NY.

Charles McGair ’98 has been named the Outstanding First Principal for 2021 by the Rhode Island Association for School Principals. McGair is currently the principal of the South Kingstown High School.

Christa M. (Palmieri) Sorensen ’00 is running for a position on the Sparta Board of Education in Sparta, New Jersey.

Kerri A. Horgan ’01, ‘09MST, executive chef at Morgan’s Publick House in Tappan NY, was interviewed by The Journal News in a feature highlighting challenges faced by female chefs in Rockland and Westchester county restaurants.

Damon I. Newman ’01 discusses his history with water polo on the Oct. 20th episode of the podcast “That’s A Foul!”.

Seneca M. Turner ’02 has completed her most recent book “Gammy: A Story about Alzheimer’s Disease”, a children’s story about a young girl who is taught a lesson about Alzheimer’s and how it affects her grandmother.

Michael A. Perrota ’03MS has written his debut novel “The Ragnarok Vaults” about Nazis who, 20 years after the end of World War II, attempt to restart the Third Reich by opening a series of vaults based on Norse mythology.

John M. Khinda ’05 recently updated his website with links to his top performances, in addition to his YouTube page.

Matt Rizzetata ’05 led negotiations for an exclusive partnership between Italian soccer club S.S. Campobasso and Italian Football TV, an online video channel and social media content service for North American fans of Italian soccer. Rizzetta has an ownership stake in S.S. Campobosso.

Anthony R. Hoffmann ’06 was named the new chief of the Carmel Police Department.

Eleri H. Earnshaw ’07, assistant coach for women’s soccer at Fordham University, was named to the MAAC 40th Anniversary Women’s Soccer team.

Jennifer Flynn ’07, ’10MS, Section Manager for the Office of Diversity & Inclusion at Consolidated Edison Company of New York, was recognized by the Irish Echo’s 40 Under 40 Awards and was a speaker for the event.

Jonathan Riddle ’11 ran in the 4th Congressional House District in Connecticut and lost the election to incumbent Jim Himes.

Paul J. Noto, Esq., ’11MA has been named a partner at Dorf & Nelson LLP, a private practice law firm headquartered in Rye, NY.

Leonard E. Korir ’12 is one of many Kenyan athletes whose athletics careers have been put on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Korir will be part of the marathon team for the Tokyo Olympics in 2021.

Scott Machado ’12, point guard NBL Cairns Taipans in Australia, was highlighted by The Cairns Post for his rivalry with Casper Ware, point guard for the Sydney Kings.

Sean P. O’Shea ’13, the founder of the digital product studio Majestyk, sat down with The Silicon Review for an interview about his company’s goal and vision to shape industries through digital transformation.

Mariano Rivera III ’15 opened an auto-body shop in Chester, New York.

Luke Timothy Riordan ’16 received his M.D. from St. George’s University and is currently doing his residency in Internal Medicine at Stony Brook University Hospital on Long Island.

Aaron Z. Potter ’17, ’18MBA has been promoted to Director of ESG with UMH Properties, Inc.

Sean M. Brew ’19, Sergeant in NY National Guard, 69th Infantry, was stationed at the US Capital building pre-inauguration deployment.

Brianna M. Tagliamonte ’20, ‘21MBA was acknowledged by New York US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand for her work as a Covid Angel assisting people in making vaccine appointments.

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