board of trustees
Stepinac High School is governed by a Board of Trustees who oversee the school’s operations. The formation of the Board followed the approval in 2009 by the New York State Board of Regents of Stepinac’s charter as an independent high school within the Archdiocese of New York. The Archdiocese continues to own the school properties and buildings and provide financial support for major capital repairs.
Kevin J. Keane of White Plains, Chairman of the Board. He is Managing Partner of O’Conner, Davies, Munns & Dobbins, LLP, a leading accounting firm in the New York metropolitan area. A 1974 graduate of Stepinac, he is a certified public accountant with extensive experience in all areas of accounting and tax planning services. He specializes in dealing with closely held businesses and their owners. He is active in numerous business and community organizations.
Thomas B. Martin of Scarsdale, Vice Chairman. A 1965 Stepinac graduate, he is a registered Investment Advisor and owner of Circle Advisors, a diversified wealth advisory and financial services firm, and is managing director of Circle Consulting Group Inc. He is experienced in executive compensation planning and employment contract negotiations.
Jim Scully of White Plains, Secretary. A 1980 Stepinac graduate, he is a partner of Scully Construction LLC, a leading provider of general contracting services in the tri-state area. He is active in numerous trade and community organizations and is a member of Stepinac’s Alumni Association.
Christopher L. Daly of Rye, a 1989 Stepinac graduate, is a Managing Director at BTIG, a leading agency-focused execution firm. BTIG specializes in global trading and fund services for hedge funds, mutual funds, separate accounts and family offices. He is active in numerous community organizations.
Sister Anne Massell, PBVM, is the Principal of Resurrection School in Rye, New York, and has an extensive background in Catholic school education. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from St. John’s University and received certifications in School Administration and Supervision from Manhattan College, Fordham University, as well as the New York State Education Department. Sr. Anne is state-certified in Identification and Reporting Child Abuse and Maltreatment. Her professional background in education includes the following: Assistant Principal at St. Brendan School, Bronx, New York (1986-1988); Principal at Annunciation School, Crestwood, New York (1988-1995); Vocation Director at Sisters of the Presentation, New Windsor, New York (1995-1997), where she later became Principal (1997-2009); and Associate Superintendent for Teacher Personnel for the Archdiocese of New York (2009-2012).
Thomas J Ulrich of White Plains, a 1982 Stepinac graduate, is the Vice President, Sales for Axispoint Technology Solutions Group. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College in 1986. Thomas has a 25 year career in technology having worked for Xerox, AT&T and Cisco Systems. Tom has extensive experience working with K-12 and Higher Education clients. He is active in numerous community organizations, including the CT Challenge where his team raises funds for all cancer survivors.
John Cahill, a graduate of the Class of 1977, is Co-Founder and CEO of the Pataki-Cahill Group, LLC. From 2002 through 2006, John served as the Chief of Staff to the Governor of New York State. In this role, he was responsible for running all aspects of the state government and was the highest ranking appointed official in New York State Government. Prior to this, John served as the principal advisor to the Governor as Senior Policy Advisor. John served as the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation where he led the State agency with 3,000 employees and a $500 million annual budget. Prior to this, Mr. Cahill was the General Counsel to the Department of Environmental Conservation and previously was a partner at the law firm of Plunkett & Jaffe, P.C., a firm focused on environmental and government law. Mr. Cahill completed his undergraduate degree at Fordham University, and attended Pace University School of Law where he received both a J.D. and Master’s Degree in Environmental Law. John has received numerous awards for his dedicated service to New York and the community. John resides in Yonkers, NY with his wife and children where he enjoys completing Iron Man competitions, triathlons, and marathons.
William F. Plunkett Jr. of Tarrytown, Chairman Emeritus. A prominent attorney, Mr. Plunkett is a graduate of Stepinac’s class of 1958 and is a founding partner of the Plunkett & Jaffe law firm that in 2006 merged to become the Plunkett & Jaffe Group of the law firm of McKenna, Long & Aldridge. He is well known for his work with numerous government and not-for-profit agencies and groups. He has been honored by many organizations including the National Conference of Christians and Jews and is a recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.