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Alumnae Board

2019-2020 Alumnae Board of Directors

Ali Hibbs '08
Annie Bizzarro Pollack '04
Bridget O'Donnell Thompson '02
Brittan Murtagh '01
Caitlin Gamble '06
Cassie Carlile '04
Catherine Hayden '07
Deirdre Cryor '84 Stone Ridge
Jessica Kosloski '07
Katie Birkhead '00
Katie Robinson '06
Kelly Slota Caulfield '08
Kris Kennedy '94
Laura Hibbs McKenzie '06
Lauren Kinslow Finore '02
Liz McCormick '08
Nancy Franz '88
Nicole Pagnoni '08
Caitlin Piotrowski McKeon '08
Stephanie Piraino Davey '02
Suzanne Santora Robinson '76
Vic D'Ascenzo


Meet our Alumnae Board

Ali Hibbs '08

Ali Hibbs graduated from Sacred Heart in 2008. From there, she spent four years studying English at Fordham University, earning her bachelor’s degree in 2012. She lived in Manhattan shortly thereafter, working in television production for ABC’s former talkshow, The Chew. She is currently a photo shoot producer for Anthropologie, which allows her to travel all over the world. Through being on the Alumnae board, Ali hopes to stay closely connected to her SHA family and inspire others to do the same.

Annie Bizarro Pollack '04

Annie graduated from Sacred Heart in 2004 and received her bachelors from Ohio Wesleyan University. After spending 2 years teaching English in Asia, she began her career in medical device sales and currently works in sales for an oncology diagnostics company. Annie lives with her husband, Adam, and her 2 boys (Samson -almost 4 and Alexander-1). She is excited to be back at SHA!

Bridget O'Donnell Thompson '02

Bridget O'Donnell Thompson (President) graduated from Sacred Heart Bryn Mawr in 2002. From there she earned a Bachelor's in Music from the West Chester University of PA, a Masters in Music from Manhattan School of Music, and a Doctorate in Education from Widener University. She is a mother to James, Annabel, and Jonathan. She is still active in the performing arts, participating in community theatre productions, and a volunteering as a member of the music ministry at St. Anastasia in Newtown Square PA.

Brittan Murtagh '01

Brittan Murtagh graduated from Sacred Heart in 2001. From there she attended Marist College for Fashion Design and Merchandising. In 2009, she went back to school for Elementary education and recieved her K-6 certification as well as Masters of Education in 2012. In 2016, she started teaching math and science back at SHA and is still happily teaching there. This is her first year on the alumni board and she couldn't be happier to be more involved on the alumni side and help in keeping old friends and classmates connected.

Caitlin Piotrowski McKeon '08

Caitlin (Piotrowski) McKeon joined the Alumnae Board in 2015 and is the current Treasurer for 2018. Caitlin graduated from Sacred Heart in 2008 (Go Red!) and received her bachelors degree from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC in Finance. After graduation, she began her career in Retail Operations at Anthropolgie and BHLDN and currently works as a Supply Chain Analyst in King of Prussia. Caitlin lives in Conshohocken with her husband, Teddy and remains best freinds with many of her classmates from Sacred Heart.

Cassie Nentwig Carlile '04

Cassie Carlile ’04 is a proud member of the red team. After graduating from Sacred Heart, she went on to earn her bachelor’s degree in Fine and Performing Arts from Saint Joseph’s University ‘08. After completing her studies, she began a career in retail merchandising as a Buyer for Anthropologie and subsequently Five Below. Cassie currently works as a Business Developement Manager for Inter IKEA Group, managing retail procurement in the Americas. She lives in Conshohocken with her husband Joe and her daughters Hattie and Maxine and enjoys spending summers down the shore with family and friends.

Catherine Fox Hayden '07

Catherine Fox Hayden joined the Alumnae Board in 2015 because Sacred Heart holds a very special place in her heart. She wanted to stay connected to other alumni and hopefully strengthen Sacred Heart’s outreach and network. She graduated from Sacred Heart in 2007 and furthered her education at the University of Pittsburgh double majoring in Economics and Communications. She began her career as a Medical Professional Liability Insurance Broker in 2011 and currently resides in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia with her Husband. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, as well as participating in group fitness classes

Katie Ganley Birkhead '00

Katie Ganley Birkhead graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in 2000. She attended Sacred Heart for both the Middle School and the Upper School. Katie received a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from The University of Scranton and then earned a Masters of Education from Saint Joseph’s University. Katie is in her tenth year teaching first grade in the Ridley School District. She lives in Springfield with her husband James and three children, Drew, Owen, and Grace. Katie still maintains close relationships with her Sacred Heart classmates and looks forward to keeping Alumnae connected!

Katie Robinson '06

Katie Robinson graduated from Sacred Heart in 2006 and recieved a B.A in Writing from Loyola University Maryland in 2010. She cherishes the relationships she made at Sacred Heart and joined the Alumnae Board in 2015 to help strengthen and engage the alumnae community. In 2018, she served as the chairman of the Heartcoming committee. Katie lives in Philadelphia and works in creative marketing at Anthropologie. 

Kelly Slota Caulfield '08

Kelly Slota Caulfield ‘08 is a SHA Bryn Mawr lifer. She holds a B.A. in Theatre and Film concentrating in Musical Theatre from Saint Joseph’s University. Kelly is a stay-at-home mom to her one year old son, Henry, and serves on the Young Friend’s Committees of the Philadelphia Charity Ball and Philadelphia Academy Ball. She also has assisted with the SHA Spring Musicals for the past 6 years. As a member of the Alumnae Board, Kelly looks forward to helping alums reconnect to the school and each other.

Kris Algeo Kennedy '94

Kristine Algeo Kennedy graduated from SHA in 1994. Kris went on to Ursinus College where she played lacrosse for four years while studying Psychology. Upon graduation in 1998, Kris earned her BS in Psychology. Fate brought her back to SHA as a teacher and coach. Kris taught Religion, Math, and Science in the Lower and Middle Schools and coached lacrosse in the Upper School before she left to raise her two boys. She now lives in Wayne. Because SHA holds a special place in her heart, Kris was excited to become a member of the Alumnae Board in 2018. She is thrilled to be back on campus, absorbing its unique vibe and energy.

Lauren Kinslow Finore '02

Lauren Kinslow Finore (Secretary) is a graduate of Sacred Heart Academy, Bryn Mawr class of 2002. She holds a B.A in English and Theater, with a minor in business from Saint Joseph's University. Additionally, she has earned an M.A. in Religion/Religious Education from Fordham University. Lauren has worked as an educator in the religion department at both SHA, in Bryn Mawr and The Convent of the Sacred Heart, in Manhattan. Lauren is also a holistic health coach and yoga instructor. She currently lives in Bryn Mawr with her husband Jim and two children. She works part-time designing and implementing retreats for the St. Raphaela Center in Haverford. She continues her involvement at Sacred Heart as a Director of the senior Kairos retreat.

Liz McCormick McBride '08

Liz (McCormick) McBride graduated Sacred Heart in 2008. From there she attended The Catholic University of America earning herself a bachelors degree in biomedical engineering with a minor in theological religious studies in 2012. She continued at Catholic University to earn a masters degree in biomedical engineering in 2013. After graduation she worked for the medical device company St. Jude Medical specializing in electrophysiology. In 2016 she began working for the medical device company Boston Scientific continuing her work in electrophysiology.

Nancy Franz '88

Nancy earned a dual bachelor's degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Neumann University and a Master of Education from Cabrini University. She taught for 20 years and was a school administrator for three. Nancy is currently an Education Program Coordinator and Student-Teacher supervisor for Villanova University. Nancy has been an active member of the alumnae board and served as president. Nancy and her husband Andy have four children, Emily’17, Elizabeth ’19, Mary Lauren’21 and Matthew.

Nicole Pagnoni '08

Nicole Pagnoni graduated from Sacred Heart Bryn Mawr in 2008. After graduating from SHA, she earned a two Bachelors degrees in Music and Psychology from Franklin and Marshall College and a MBA from University of the Sciences. She is planning a November 2019 wedding with her fiance, Justin, and working as a Health and Benefits Consultant for Aon in Radnor. This is her first year on the alumni board and she couldn't be happier to be more involved with this wonderful group of women supporting SHA!

Stephanie Piraino Davey '02

Stephanie Piraino Davey graduated from Sacred Heart Bryn Mawr in 2002. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance from The Catholic University of America where she graduated magna cum laude. Stephanie earned her Master of Music degree and Graduate Diploma at the New England Conservatory in Boston. With over ten years of experience as a university student affairs professional, Stephanie most recently served as an Assistant Dean of Students at Catholic University. Since returning to the Philadelphia area in the fall of 2018, Stephanie has enjoyed serving as a cantor at St. Mary Magdalen Parish in Media, PA, spending more time at home with her children and re-connecting with her SHA classmates and friends. Stephanie and her husband Patrick live in Delaware County PA with their three children Charlotte Rose, Patrick James and Anna Grace.



Suzanne Santora Robinson '76 P'06
Alumnae Relations and Annual Fund Coordinator
610-527-3915 ext. 222