Board of Directors

Bergen Catholic High School is a private, four-year (9-12) college preparatory school that delivers a traditional, value-centered Catholic education in a 21st Century learning environment and utilizes technology to better prepare students to lead in life and service to others. Bergen Catholic educates the whole person – mind, body, and spirit – by deepening religious faith, developing academic excellence, and strengthening social consciousness and responsibility in young men.

Executive Team

Kevin Rigby
Chairman

Kevin Rigby ’72 lives in Wyckoff with his wife, Mary. Their sons, Daniel ’01 and Patrick ’05, are alumni of Bergen Catholic. Their daughter, Katherine ’08, attended IHA and is

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Thomas Hogan
Vice–Chairman

Thomas is a 1975 Bergen Catholic graduate and Montclair State University graduate with a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant and,

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James Dowling
Secretary

James J. (Jim) Dowling, Class of ’64, joined the Bergen Catholic Board in July 2020 and was appointed co-chair of the Advancement Committee. Over the previous five years, Jim had

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Members

Patrick Daniello

Mr. Daniello is the President of Daniello Associates, an advisory firm providing wholesale restructuring and workout advice, portfolio management, and case management to credit investors. Prior, Mr. Daniello worked at

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Michael Janson

Michael Janson ’65 grew up in New Milford. He earned an undergraduate degree from Fairfield University and a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from Johns Hopkins University. His career began at

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Susan LaMonica

Susan is the Chief Human Resource Officer for Citizens Financial Group, overseeing a team of professionals responsible for organizational development and culture, talent acquisition, leadership and talent development, learning, DE&I,

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Patrick Maron

For the last three years, Patrick has worked as the Administrative Director for the Villa Marie Claire Hospice in Saddle River, NJ. The Villa Marie Claire is a 20-bed inpatient

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Brian Mahoney

Brian was appointed President of Bergen Catholic High School in December 2017 and began his tenure on July 1, 2018. He has over twenty years of experience working in private

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Holly Manuelian

Holly joins the Board as an alum parent of 2 sons. She graduated from Seton Hall University and Quinnipiac University School of Law. Holly practiced law as an Assistant District

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James Muting

Mr. Jim Muting, Principal of St. Laurence High School in Burbank, Illinois, from 2005-2021. Jim resides in Evergreen Park, Illinois, with his wife, Elaine. Jim retired after 44 years in

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Edward Okuniewski

Edward Okuniewski is the Principal of Brother Rice High School, Bloomfield Hills, MI. Ed is married to Suzanne and resides in Bloomfield Hills, MI. They have three children, Kristen, Eddie,

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Ronald Schutte

Ron Schutté joined Bergen Catholic’s Board of Directors in August 2017. He serves as the President of All Hallows High School in the Bronx. All Hallows was the first school founded

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