Board of Directors

Bergen Catholic High School is a private, four-year (9-12) college preparatory school that delivers a traditional, value-centered Catholic education in a 21st Century learning environment and utilizes technology to better prepare students to lead in life and service to others. Bergen Catholic educates the whole person – mind, body, and spirit – by deepening religious faith, developing academic excellence, and strengthening social consciousness and responsibility in young men.


Thomas Hogan

Thomas is a 1975 Bergen Catholic graduate and Montclair State University graduate with a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. He is a CPA and, currently,

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James Dowling

James J. (Jim) Dowling, Class of ’64, joined the Bergen Catholic Board in July 2020 and was appointed co-chair of the Advancement Committee. Over the previous five years, Jim had

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Denise Ball

An award-winning educator, Denise has served as a Catholic school teacher and principal in the Archdiocese of Detroit and as an Associate Superintendent of Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of

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Patrick Daniello

Mr. Daniello is the President of Daniello Associates, an advisory firm providing wholesale restructuring and workout advice, portfolio management, and case management to credit investors. Prior, Mr. Daniello worked at

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Michael Janson

Michael Janson ’65 grew up in New Milford. He earned an undergraduate degree from Fairfield University and a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from Johns Hopkins University. His career began at

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Brian Mahoney

Brian was appointed President of Bergen Catholic High School in December 2017 and began his tenure on July 1, 2018. He has over twenty years of experience working in private

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Holly Manuelian

Holly joins the Board as an alum parent of 2 sons. She graduated from Seton Hall University and Quinnipiac University School of Law. Holly practiced law as an Assistant District

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Michael Marcon

Michael Marcon, class of 1982, resides in Fish Creek, WI, and Palm Desert, CA, with his wife Mary.  Together, they have two sons, Keaton, who resides in Reno, NV, with

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Patrick Maron

For the last three years, Patrick has worked as the Administrative Director for the Villa Marie Claire Hospice in Saddle River, NJ. The Villa Marie Claire is a 20-bed inpatient

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Conor McManus

Conor is a Partner at PwC, based in Florham Park, NJ. Over his career, Conor has served a wide range of companies in the health industries, managing global service teams

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Edward Okuniewski

Edward Okuniewski is the Principal of Brother Rice High School, Bloomfield Hills, MI. Ed is married to Suzanne and resides in Bloomfield Hills, MI. They have three children, Kristen, Eddie,

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Br. Gregory Timothy Smyth, CFC

Brother Gregory Timothy Smyth, CFC, recently celebrated his sixtieth year as a Brother. As a graduate of Iona College (University) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, he started his teaching

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