Parish Council Candidates


Membership in St. Leo Parish (number of years):  5 years
Parish Activities and Committees: Choir Member, Member Fair Committee – Set-up and Breakdown, Chairman, Sausage & Pepper Booth.  Member of Mardi Gras Committee
Why I would like to be on the Parish Council:   I’ve been a parish council member at my previous parish, St. John Vianney in Queens and also a parish council member representing youth of the parish in Queens. Involved in the formation of a building committee for a new church. I feel I can offer much to St. Leo Parish.
Educational Background:  Queens College – 2 1/2 years, Graduated Holy Cross H. S., Queens (Cum Laude)
Occupation:  2010 – Present – Retired, 1976 – 2010 – N.Y.C. Bus Operator

Membership in St. Leo Parish (number of years):   30 years
Parish Activities and Committees:  Parish Eucharistic Minister, Long Ridge Nursing Home – Eucharistic Minister, RCIA team member, Bible Study, St. Leo Friends of Divine Mercy, Cursillo, Team member of Women’s Retreats, CCD teacher
Outside Activities and Committees:   Member Contemplative Outreach of Westchester     Why I would like to be on the Parish Council:  To offer my support to St. Leo’s parish community and assist the parish in any way I can.
Educational Background:   BA in Psychology and BS in Accounting, CPA
Occupation:  Group Controller of Navigators Group Insurance Company, recently acquired by The Hartford

Membership in St. Leo Parish (number of years):      12 years
Parish Activities and Committees:  Help with the setup for our wonderful fair
Outside Activities and Committees:  Cooking for family and friend, loyal New York Mets fan (maybe next year…), Classic car enthusiast
Why I would like to be on the Parish Council:  I have accepted the nomination to run for Parish Council because of my fondness and admiration for the St. Leo Parish community.  Joining the Council is a great opportunity to serve my fellow parishioners and further contribute to an already wonderful culture.  I believe my faith, education and experience will allow me to provide a practical and informed perspective on matters of the parish and diocese.  It would be an honor and privilege for me to be a part of this group.
Educational Background:   MBA Financial Management, Pace University – Lubin School of Business (White Plains, NY) BA Finance, Mercy College (Yorktown, NY)
Occupation:  Director, Financial Planning & Analysis for Direct Wines, Inc. (South Norwalk, CT)

Membership in St. Leo Parish (number of years):     33 years
Parish Activities and Committees:  3rd Thursday Soup Kitchen, Fair Volunteer
Outside Activities and Committees:  Mentor and Elementary Team Leader for Starfish Connection
Why I would like to be on the Parish Council:  I have enjoyed volunteering at St. Leo’s for many years.  This is a natural extension of my involvement in various activities of our parish.
Educational Background:  Attended Indiana University,  University of Connecticut (Paralegal Certificate)
Occupation: Paralegal

Membership in St. Leo Parish (number of years):  11 years
Parish Activities and Committees: Parish Council (2016 – present; Chair, 2018 – present); Parish Finance Committee (2018 – present; ex officio); Eucharistic Minister, Fair volunteer.
Outside Activities and Committees: Various professional associations; Alumni Interviewer, Georgetown University, Recent Community Affiliations: Past Board Member – Stamford National Little League and predecessor National Lione Little League (Past President of each league) 2010 – 2017, Manager/Coach 2006 – 2016
Why I would like to be on the Parish Council:  I would appreciate an opportunity to serve the Parish Community for a second term on the Council where I will continue to lend my enthusiasm and judgment based on many years of professional and volunteer experience.
Educational Background: Georgetown University – A.B., Georgetown University – J.D.
Occupation: Attorney

Membership in St. Leo Parish (number of years): 25 years
Parish Activities and Committees:  Previous: Catechist for 10 years, Holy Communion and Confirmation Catechist, Substitute catechist, Current: Women’s Advent/Lenten Retreat Coordinator, Walking With Purpose participant and table leader, Fair volunteer
Outside Activities and Committees:  I’m very active with the Cursillo movement of Fairfield County.
Why I would like to be on the Parish Council:  Our parish offers so much to its members, all with the goal of building the body of Christ in our corner of the world.  I have benefitted greatly from being a member of our beautiful parish. If I can add anything to the parish as a council member, I would humbly welcome such an opportunity.
Educational Background:  Fordham University, BA, Columbia University, Teachers College, MA, University of Scranton, MS
Occupation: Stamford Public Schools, Teacher on Special Assignment/Professional Development