The Board of Directors consists of an appointed member from each of the six religious communities and dedicated men and women who believe in the mission of Mother Seton Academy.


Sister Mary Frances Hildenberger, DC is currently a member of the Advancement Team at Elizabeth Seton High School in Bladensburg, MD. Previously Sister Mary Frances taught mathematics and served as an administrator at the high school level in the Archdioceses of Baltimore and Washington, DC.  She also ministered with the Daughters of Charity in initial formation and in the Finance Office. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from St. Joseph College (closed in 1973) and a Masters of Arts in Mathematics from University of Detroit (now University of Detroit Mercy).


Rhonda Tully is currently Chief Financial Officer for the Xaverian Brothers in Baltimore Maryland.  Prior to her work for the Xaverian Brothers, Rhonda served as business manager for Cardinal Gibbons High School and taught in the middle school there.   Rhonda has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Loyola University in Maryland and Master of Leadership in Teaching degree from Notre Dame of Maryland University. She is a licensed by the state of Maryland for certified public accounting and secondary education instruction in business and technology.  Mrs. Tully is a native of Baltimore and lives in Bethany Beach, Delaware.


Eric graduated from University of Delaware, where he earned a dual BS degree in Finance and Marketing. Mr. Bland later earned his MBA in Finance at Wilmington University.  Eric is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) charter holder, a member of The CFA Institute, and the Baltimore CFA Society.


Christine Burnett is currently Head of Credit Strategy for PNC Capital Advisors, LLC, a fixed income asset management firm devoted to helping solve the investment needs of institutional clients.  She previously worked as Team Lead for the Global Financial Sector and as a Senior Credit Analyst for Aegon USA Investment Management, LLC, a division of Aegon, N.V.  She is a graduate of the University of Louisville with an MBA in Finance from Bellarmine University.  Christine also serves on the Board of the Downtown Sailing Center in Baltimore.


Sister Suzanne Delaney, IHM is currently communications assistant for the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), a national organization, in Silver Spring MD. Previously Sister Suzanne served as program coordination for clinical and research services in the Pastoral Counseling Department at Loyola University. She also ministered at the archdiocesan Catholic Center, St. Mary’s Spiritual Center and Historical Site at Paca Street, Bon Secours Retreat and Conference Center and taught secondary education in the dioceses of Pittsburgh and Scranton. She has a Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts in English from Marywood College (now university), Scranton PA. She is a native of Baltimore and currently lives in Woodstock MD.


Elizabeth Góral-Makowski currently serves as the director of development at SOAR! (Support Our Aging Religious) in Washington, DC. Elizabeth directs, manages, and executes the development strategies of the organization. She works closely with the president to ensure the success of the mission. 

Prior to joining SOAR! in 2013, Elizabeth was director of development for the Redemptorists of the Baltimore Province. Before becoming a development professional, Elizabeth worked in higher education and student affairs administration at the Johns Hopkins University for almost 20 years. 

Born and bred in Baltimore, she received a bachelor of fine arts degree from Towson State University and holds a master’s degree in Church Ministry from St. Mary’s Seminary and University’s Ecumenical Institute of Theology. Elizabeth serves as a lector and as a corporator for her parish. Additionally, she is part of her pastorate’s collaborative committee. 


Sr. Ann Patrice earned her Bachelor of Art degree from Neumann University and her Master of Science degree from St. Bonaventure University. She is also a proud graduate of Catholic High. She currently works as Director of Mission at The Catholic High School of Baltimore and serve as Associate Director of the Sisters of St. Francis Foundation. In her years of ministry she has worked in both education and healthcare. At each Mother Seton Board Meeting she especially enjoys hearing the accomplishments of the students and talking with the students is an added bonus.

Jared received his BS in Construction from the Pennsylvania College of Technology. He is currently working on his 22nd year in the construction industry with 15 of those years spent with the Whiting-Turner Contracting Company as both a Project Manager and a Superintendent managing a variety of construction projects. These projects range from Higher Education to Athletics and Sr. Living.


Brother Frank O’Donnell is a Marianist Brother who began his ministry at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Baltimore in 1964. He served there as a faculty member and then principal (1969-1975). He served as Vocation Director for the Marianists for 11 years and then attended Law School at the University of Maryland. He worked in public interest law for several years, served as a legislative aide in Annapolis and worked in the Department of Juvenile Services and the Governor’s Office for Children, Youth and Families. He now serves as a staff attorney at the Office of Administrative Hearings in Hunt Valley, MD. He has been active on many boards, locally and nationally.


Michael is a graduate of Calvert Hall College High School and the University of Delaware earning a BS degree in Finance.  Michael is the President of Vend Lease Company, Inc., a nationwide commercial equipment finance company.  In addition to business, Michael enjoys spending time with his wife and four boys, giving back to the community, golf and following the Orioles and Ravens.

Ernesto Rivera is a retired OB/gyn doctor from University Hospital and Mercy Medical Center. He is also retired from the teaching faculty of Franklin Square Hospital. Ernesto is active in his parish (Immaculate Conception, Towson) with the Catholic Men’s Fellowship of Maryland, as Deputy Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus Council, in the contemporary music ministry of the parish and on the Editorial Board of the University of Maryland Medical Alumni Association Bulletin.

Sister Josephann Wagoner is a School Sister of Notre Dame who was professed in 1965. A BS degree in Elementary Education from Notre Dame of Maryland University and a Master’s Degree from Villanova University in Administration. I taught primary grades for about 10 years before being principal for 35 years. My last years as principal was at the School of the Cathedral (2002 t0 2011). I served as Provincial Councilor from (2011-2014). I have had opportunities in Cross Cultural living and studying in Honduras and Guatemala. I am presently the Local Leader for our sisters in Maria Health Care assistant living. I have served on the Mother Seton Academy Board for numerous years as a representative for the School Sisters of Notre Dame.

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