Alumni Class Notes, August 2022

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Alumni Class Notes, August 2022

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Daniel J. Herman, M.D. ’82, Seattle, Washington, associate clinical professor of Family Medicine, was named the 2022 Attending of the Year at the University of Washington/Valley Family Medicine Residency where he has helped train over 160 Family Medicine Physicians since the year 2000.

Carol Peters ’82, Scranton, celebrated 42 years as vice president of Peters Design Group, Architectural Engineering.

Richard J. Scalione ’81, Franklin, Tennessee, has written his first children’s book entitled “The Mean, Hungry Washing Machine,” which is available on Amazon.

Ellen T. Wayne, Ed.D. ’89, Florida, is the CEO and executive director of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach.

Ron Prislupski ’95, Moosic, was recently named President of the Nativity Miguel School of Scranton.

Heather Rowan-Kenyon, Ph.D. '95, West Roxbury, Massachusetts, was promoted to full professor and department chair of Education Leadership and Higher Education in the Lynch School of Higher Education and Human Development at Boston College.

Samuel J. Denisco ’98, Harrisburg, has joined Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies in its government relations practice. Denisco joins Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies as a principal and will work out of its Harrisburg office.

Davina Capik, Ed.D. G’08, Windsor, received the Samuel T. Gladding Unsung Heroes Award presented by the American Counseling Association (ACA) at the 2022 ACA Conference in Atlanta GA.

Mary Desmarais ’10, Arlington, Virginia, started Catholic Inclusion, LLC, a consulting company which works with Catholic schools to help them become accessible and inclusive to students with intellectual disabilities.

Laura Romanovich ’18, Peckville, began a full-time science instructor position at Johnson College in Scranton.

Olivia Borges ’22, Bethlehem, is a research technician level 2 in the Han Lab at Duke University. Borges will be working alongside Dr. Han studying how gut microbiota regulate host aging. On top of doing research, she also has lab manager duties to help get the lab up and running and be the “PI for the day” whenever she is away.



A daughter, Adeline, to Will and Tracey Moller ’07, Summit, New Jersey

A daughter, Everly Gassert, to Grif and Jennifer Gentile Gassert ’09, Alpharetta, Georgia

A son, Leo James Nebzydoski, to Meghan and John Nebzydoski ’10, G’12, Pleasant Mount

A daughter, Charlotte Elizabeth Sachs, to Brice ’11 and Jasmine Santiago Sachs ’11, Morristown, New Jersey

A son, Anthony Thomas Santino, Jr., to Thomas and Kaylee Hatfield Santino ’13, Delran, New Jersey



Donald J. Kemple ’56, Syracuse, New York       

Bernard Troy ’65, Scranton

Hon. Robert P. Meehan ’69, Freedom

Ronald E. LeKarz ’78, Ellicott City, Maryland

Thomas J. Simrell, D.M.D. ’81, Greenfield Township

Brian L. Carpenter ’87, Olyphant

William F. Holmes, Ph.D. ’94, G’96, Worcester, Massachusetts



William Mangan, husband of Wendy Yeager Mangan '94

Doris J. Pierce, mother of Thomas M. Pierce ’87

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