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OLOH School Board Report

Our Lady of Hope Regional School is proud to announce that a Board of Limited Jurisdiction has been established and 13 members have been appointed to the Board.  The board meets at least 4x a year. If you have a topic you would like to bring to the boards attention please submit in writing to the Advancement Director, Jennifer Van Es and she will submit to the board prior to the meeting.

2013/14 Board Members

  • Mr. Joe Angeloni
  • Dr. Tami Bach-Slonis
  • Mr. Dan Bellopede
  • Father Mark Cavagnaro
  • Mr. Vince Cieslik
  • Mrs. Gina Cotton
  • Mrs. Lisa DiMaio
  • Mr. Anthony D’Orazio
  • Mr. Greg Froio
  • Ms. Barbara Gevard
  • Mr. Joe Martarano
  • Dr. Nicole Mantuano
  • Mr. Charles Rizzi

Executive Committee

  • Charles Rizzi - Chair
  • Greg Froio – Vice Chair
  • Gina Cotton – Secretary

Finance

  • Joseph Angeloni
  • Anthony D’Orazio
  • Charles Rizzi

Advancement

  • Jenn Van Es
  • Lisa DiMaio
  • Nicole Mantuano
  • Charles Rizzi
  • Barbara Geverd
  • Margie Rocco
  • Tom Shovlin

Board Membership

  • Gina Cotton
  • Vince Cieslik
  • Barbara Geverd

Facilities

  • Joseph Angeloni
  • Gregg Froio
  • Joseph Martorano

Educational Policy & Programs

  • Joseph Martorano
  • Dan Bellopede
  • Gregg Froio
  • Tami Bach-Slonis
  • Vince Cieslik
  • Nicole Mantuano

Board Member Biographies

CHARLES A. RIZZI – Executive Committee Chair, Finance Committee

Charlie is a business attorney with Capehart and Scatchard, P.A. in Mt Laurel. He has been School Board attorney for Berlin Township Board of Ed and a longtime member of St. Andrews the Apostle (Voorhees) parish council and finance committee. Charlie is involved with numerous non-profit boards of trustees and is the proud grandfather of three OLOH students.

GREG FROIO – Executive Committee Vice Chair, Facilities Committee

Greg has been an Our Lady of Hope parent since 2001 when his daughter transferred into the school for 4th grade.  His son has been a student since Kindergarten and is currently in 8th grade.  During this timeframe Gregg has served on the Athletic Board, School Board (pre merger) and on the Cluster Committee charged with merging St. Jude’s and St. Agnes schools.  He is currently serving a two year term on the newly constituted Our Lady of Hope School Board.  Greg has been happily married to Paula since 1989 and is an IT Consultant specializing in Project Management.  He has a Catholic school background attending both St. Frances De Sales grade school and Paul VI High School.  Gregg’s collegiate achievements include a BS and MBA from Widener University.

GINA COTTON – Executive Committee Secretary, Board Membership Committee

Gina is the Vice President and Controller for a private equity real estate company with over a billion dollars of assets under management.  She spent eight years with one of the big 4 accounting firms.  She is a CPA and obtained an MBA from Saint Joseph’s University. Gina is the parent of 2 students at Our Lady of Hope School, Michael (8th grade) and Emma (4th grade).

TONY D’ORAZIO – Finance Committee

Tony grew up in South Philadelphia and attended 12 years of Catholic school. In 1964 he founded and still owns and runs, along with his wife and two children, an Italian frozen food business, now located in Bellmawr, NJ. Tony has been a parishioner of St. Agnes church since 1972 and presently serves on the finance council of Our Lady of Hope Parish in addition to the OLOH School Board.

JOSEPH ANGELONI – Facilities Committee

Joe is a 40+ year resident of Gloucester Township and a Certified Public Accountant and CFO of Stanker & Galetto, Inc., a commercial general construction & R. E. development firm out of Vineland, NJ. He is also the President of the Gloucester Township Economic Development Corp., and a member of the Gloucester Township Lions Club.

VINCENT “Vince” CIESLIK – Board Membership Committee

Vince is married to Alison Cieslik and has three daughters Morgan, Madison, and Kamryn who all attend OLOH.  Vince is a partner at Conrad O’Brien with offices in Cherry Hill, NJ and Philadelphia, PA where he specializes in business law, business litigation, and representing financial institutions.  Vince also coaches cross country, basketball, track and soccer at OLOH.  Vince previously served on the St. Jude School Board and currently works with the Board Membership and Education Policy and Program Committees of the OLOH School Board.

JOSEPH F. MARTORANO P.E. – Educational Policy & Programs Committee

Joe currently holds the position of President of eco.nomiks.  Eco.nomiks is a specialty “green” consulting firm that works with clients to improve their environmental footprint and develop projects that reduce energy costs.  For eleven years, Martorano worked with Exelon Corporation (formerly PECO Energy), a Fortune 500 company and the third largest energy utility in the nation. Joe is married with 3 children, 2 who currently attend OLOH and one who attends Gloucester Catholic High School.

FATHER MARK CAVAGNARO -  Pastor

Father Mark was born and raised in Vineland NJ.  He was ordained a priest in December 1970 and assigned to St. Agnes Parish in 2005. Father Mark was the convenor for the merger of the parishes of St. Jude’s and St. Agnes, Blackwood, into the parish of Our Lady of Hope in May 2010.

Dr. NICOLE C. MANTUANO

Dr. Nicole C. Mantuano is a doctor of education (Ed.D., Rutgers University-NB, 2011), experienced teacher and mother of two.  Dr. Mantuano has taught English/Language Arts for seven years and also taught writing for three years at Rutgers University.  She is an active member and Eucharistic Minister at St. Charles Borromeo Parish.  Her oldest daughter, Giovanna, is entering Kindergarten at Our Lady of Hope Regional School in September 2013.

DAN BELLOPEDE

Dan is married to Kim Bellopede and has two daughters (Nia and Emily) that attend OLOH and a son (Nicholas) that will soon be attending. Dan is a technology professional that has been working with Corporations, Law Firms and Government entities on complex technology initiatives for 14 years. Currently, Dan is leading a sales team for a technology company specializing in data management.

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