THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Bishop McDevitt School Board guides the administration to fulfill the school’s mission and prepare for the future. The board is balanced with pastoral members, alumni, parents, and business professionals with significant ties to Bishop McDevitt and the specific skill sets required to guide all aspects of school operations. The board operates according to its bylaws

 

To communicate with the board, send an email to board@bishopmcdevitt.org 

 

 

 

Michael Modica '70, P '04, '06, '08, '10
President

Michael Modica was born in Harrisburg and currently resides in Susquehanna Township with his wife Mary (Marian 1976). He attended St. Margaret Mary School, Bishop McDevitt High School (1970) and HACC for Police Administration and Paramedic certification. Mike’s three siblings, Linda, Mary Jean and Susan also attended McDevitt, as did his four children, Theresa (2004), Michael II (2006), Rosalie (2008) and Mary Elise (2010). He is the proud grandfather of Adriana and Lennon Ward, Haley and Makenzie Fisher, Anthony Modica and Vincent and Matthew Little. Mike currently is employed as the Vice President- Fleet Services for New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc. and has worked for over forty-five years in the field of construction transportation and heavy equipment management. He serves on the Leadership Roundtable for Command Alkon, Inc. in Birmingham, AL, is a member of NAFA (a worldwide association of equipment management professionals) and a member of the Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association.  Mike has served as the President, Vice President, Board Member and Chairman of the Board in several local emergency response organizations and is a life member at Progress Fire Co., and Mt. Pleasant Fire and Rescue Services. He is a parishioner at the Cathedral Parish of St. Patrick. Mike has served on many different athletic staffs at McDevitt through the years including football, boys’ basketball and girls basketball. 

Robert Pugliese '65 P '89, '93 GP '21, '23
Vice President

Bob was born and raised in Steelton and graduated from Bishop McDevitt in 1965. He and his wife Linda (McDevitt ’66) have two children, Rob (McDevitt ’89) and Laurie (McDevitt ’93), and four grandchildren.  Bob and his wife have been members of the Cathedral Parish in Harrisburg since 1994.

Bob has worked in the Financial Services industry since 1972.  In 1999, he founded Premier Wealth Management® where he serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.  Today the firm has an extensive national footprint with over 60 offices in 14 states, and clients in 48 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.  His goal today is to maintain the trust and confidence of the financial professionals in the Premier Wealth Management® Enterprise Group by helping them attain their professional objectives and remaining relevant, efficient and profitable in their relationships with their clientele.

Bob has been privileged to be affiliated with the top-ranked broker-dealer in the country, and for the past 16 years, his Enterprise Group has been ranked in the top 7 out of 375 such groups at his broker-dealer.

 

Bob has been philanthropically involved with a number of religious, educational and non-profit groups and associations.  He is an avid supporter and has been actively involved with the Central Pennsylvania Friends of Jazz where he has been a member since 1984.  Bob served on the original Bishop McDevitt Capital Campaign and currently serves as a co-chair of the McDevitt Legacy Campaign.  He is also the co-chair of the Capital Campaign for the Cathedral Education Center.  In addition, Bob serves on several boards including the Hershey Theatre Board which is part of the Hershey Foundation, the West Shore Office Park Association and the Development Council at the Cathedral Parish.  He is the Executive Director of the LFA Foundation.

Bob and his wife Linda currently reside in West Hanover Township.

Jay Wrabel ’86, P ’15, ’17, ‘19
Treasurer

Jay attended Holy Name of Jesus School and graduated from Bishop McDevitt in 1986. His brother Jeff ’87 and sister Judy ’83 are also McDevitt graduates. He and his wife Kris are the proud parents of three McDevitt graduates, Joey ’15, Jamie ’17 and Ashley ’19. Jay is currently employed as the Corporate Controller and Treasurer at Cleveland Brothers Holdings, Inc. He has over 25 years of financial management and treasury experience, including prior roles as Director of Finance and Internal Audit Manager in both public and private companies. He is a graduate of St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, with a B.S. in Accounting and earned his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation from the state of Pennsylvania.

He is a member of Holy Name of Jesus parish and is a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus. He has been active in various youth organizations as a volunteer coach for several sports. He has coached baseball at various levels for the past 14 years and spent 4 years as an assistant coach at Bishop McDevitt. He also assists with camps and player development throughout the Harrisburg area. 

Anastasia Formica Cole '80, P '12, '13, '17

Secretary

Anastasia Formica Cole, better known as Stacey, is a proud Bishop McDevitt High School (McD) Graduate. I was born into the McD family, literally at birth, by way of my father, Deacon Al Formica who spent 32 years working as an educator and ultimately Director of Studies at McD. I sent my three children to McD. I spent most of my professional career working for Health Insurance Carriers, Capital Blue Cross, Highmark BCBS, and the UPMC Health Plan in various roles, Director, Senior Manager and Manager of Sales, Client Management, Marketing, Product Development, and Marketing Research and Insights. I volunteered on many committees, personal and professional, including a term on the Parish Council for St. Catherine Laboure, Harrisburg, PA.


My proudest accomplishments are my 33-year marriage to my husband Lee, and my three adult children Alex, Daniel and Benjamin. I am a Harrisburg resident, member of St. Catherine Laboure Parish, and a McD graduate. I look forward to serving as a director on the School Board for Bishop McDevitt High School.

 

Carmen Finestra '65

Carmen Finestra has been a writer and producer for over 30 years. He is best known as the Supervising Producer of “The Cosby Show” for five-and-a-half seasons, and as the co-creator and Executive Producer of the sitcom “Home Improvement”, starring Tim Allen.  In film, he was Executive Producer of “Where The Heart Is”, starring Ashley Judd and Natalie Portman, and “What Women Want”, with Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt. During his career, Finestra has won three Writers Guild of America Awards, and in 1987 shared a Peabody Award with the other Cosby writers for outstanding achievement in television writing.  Carmen has also been nominated for six Emmys and two Golden Globes.

Carmen serves on several Boards, including Harrisburg University, the State Street Academy of Music, and the LFA Foundation.

 

He and his wife Tonia are both graduates of Bishop McDevitt High School and Penn State University.

Malcolm Jackson

Malcolm Jackson is currently serving as the Assistant Director of Development at Penn State Harrisburg. Prior to this role,  Malcolm served as the Head Coach of Men's and Women's Golf at Penn State Harrisburg. In addition, he is a managing partner in several privately owned entities that span the arenas of real estate, business consulting and construction management. Before becoming an entrepreneur Malcolm served as the finance and program manager at the United Way of Pennsylvania. In that role, he participated in a team that obtained several large grants and match funding by soliciting resources from both public and private entities for workforce development projects across the commonwealth. The common thread within his various roles and professional ventures is the intentional pursuit of advancing the common good efficient;y and in ways that assure sustainability. Malcolm has shown the ability to build networks of people quickly and efficiently over his professional career. He takes great pride in building relationships and matching great people with great causes. Malcolm earned a Business Administration degree from Elizabethtown College in 2014.

Stephanie Minnaugh Libhart '95


Stephanie S. (Minnaugh) Libhart (Class of 1995) is the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Interest on Lawyer Trust Accounts (PA IOLTA) Board, a statewide non-profit organization under the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. In this role, she leads a small professional staff responsible for administering a multi-million dollar grant program that finances the delivery of civil legal aid to low-income Pennsylvanians by 35 non-profit poverty law firms and Pennsylvania's nine law schools. She is also responsible for monitoring and providing technical assistance to Pennsylvania's legal and financial communities for compliance with Court Rules related to the IOLTA Program. She serves as the Vice-President of the National Association of IOLTA Programs. Stephanie graduated from Bloomsburg University in 1999 with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and a minor in Women's Studies. She earned a Masters degree in the study of law (MSL) from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 2003.

While a student at Bishop McDevitt, she was honored to serve as President of her senior class. She feels privileged to represent McDevitt gradates from the 1990s on the Board and dedicates her Board service to the memory of her uncle, Doug Verbos (Class of 1976) who loved Bishop McDevitt, especially the football program. 

Stephanie lives in Lower Paxton Township with her husband, Stephen, and their daughters, Leah and Lauren. They are parishioners of St. Catherine Laboure Church. Leah and Lauren attend St. Joan of Arc School and will be fourth generation Bishop McDevitt students.

 

Mr. Edward Marsico, P ’13, ’16

Ed was sworn in as a Judge of the Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas in January, 2018. Previously, he was the longest-serving District Attorney in Dauphin County history as he held that position from 2000-2018.  He first joined the Dauphin County District Attorney’s Office in 1988. As the District Attorney for Dauphin County, Mr. Marsico implemented a Drug and Veterans Court, created the Dauphin County Crimewatch website, started the Child Abduction Response Team, and oversaw 30 attorneys, 12 detectives, and 22 support staff. Previously an Assistant District Attorney, he handled many homicide and drug prosecutions. Mr. Marsico’s trial experience includes approximately 100 jury trials and countless appearances in non-jury proceedings.

 

Mr. Marsico served as President of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association and received the Pa. District Attorneys Institute’s Distinguished Faculty Award. He also received the Linda K.M. Ludgate CJAB Excellence in Leadership Award as well as the Children’s Resource Center’s Children’s Hero Award. He is an adjunct professor at Widener University School of Law and Harrisburg Area Community College. Mr. Marsico received his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, and his J.D. from The Dickinson School of Law. Mr. Marsico is a member and past president of the Notre Dame Club of Harrisburg and is a member of the Dauphin County Bar Association and past president of that association’s Young Lawyers Division. He resides in Lower Paxton Township with his wife, Jodi, and their four sons.

Michael Perloski, P.E.  ’86, P ’14, ‘17

Mike was born in Harrisburg. He and his wife Denise Good ’86 Perloski graduated from Bishop McDevitt in 1986.  They have two sons that also graduated from McDevitt, Michael ’14 (Princeton University ’18) and Jacob ‘17–(currently enrolled at Franklin and Marshall College). He is a member of Holy Name of Jesus Parish.   Mike earned his Bachelor of Science in Structural Design and Construction Engineering Technology from Penn State University in 1991 and is a licensed professional engineer. He is currently Vice President at J.D. Eckman, Inc., a bridge and highway contractor in eastern Pennsylvania.  Mike is a Past President of ASHE – American Society of Highway Engineers and is a current member of APC – Associated Pennsylvania Contractors.  Mike has been actively involved with McDevitt since graduating high school including coaching, advancement, alumni, fundraising, and a member of the Building Committee for the new Bishop McDevitt High School. He resides in Lower Paxton Township.

 

Lisa Wiedeman ’87

Lisa grew up in Steelton and currently resides in Derry Township, attended Bishop Neumann grade school and graduated from Bishop McDevitt High School in 1987. She completed her undergraduate work at Elizabethtown College (graduated in 1991), Majoring in Business Administration with a Concentration in Marketing and furthered her education at the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and became a Pennsylvania Licensed Funeral Director in 2007. In 2014, she received her Pennsylvania Life Insurance License.

Lisa is employed as a Funeral Director and Marketing Director with the family owned and operated Wiedeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. with locations in Steelton and Harrisburg.

 

Lisa is currently a Board Member of the World Surgical Foundation, serves as Chairperson of the Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association Annual Golf Classic which Benefits the Highmark Caring Place, member of the National Funeral Directors Association, Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association, Dauphin County Funeral Directors Association. She is a member of Prince of Peace Roman Catholic Parish, Steelton and served 3 terms on the Church Advisory Council. She was the President of the former Steelton Business Association, served on Steelton Borough Council and also served on the Steelton Senior Center Advisory Committee. She was president of the Steelton Community Development Foundation and is a life member of the Steelton Volunteer Fire Department. Lisa resides in Hershey with her son, Cooper.

Pastoral Members:

 

Rev. Alfred Sceski

Father Al Sceski is pastor of Saint Joan of Arc in Hershey.  Ordained in 1991, Father has been pastor of Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, Elysburg; campus minister at Bloomsburg University and Administrator of Christ the King, Benton; and parochial vicar at Good Shepherd, Camp Hill, Holy Name of Jesus, Harrisburg, and Saint Rose of Lima, York.  Father Sceski has served on many diocesan boards including the College of Consultors, Presbyteral Council, and Priest Personnel Board.  Father Al is originally from Danville and is one of seven children of Eileen and the late Alfred A. Sceski.

 

Reverend James Lease

Fr. James E. Lease is Pastor of St. Catherine Labouré Church in Harrisburg, PA. He is a graduate of the Penn State Schreyer Honors College and has earned a B.S. and M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Penn State and the University of Delaware, respectively. He holds a Bachelor’s in Theology and a License in Biblical Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. He has served as parochial vicar at Sacred Heart Parish in Lewistown, St. Theresa Parish in New Cumberland, and St. Joseph Parish in Hanover. He has served as Pastor at Sacred Heart Basilica in Hanover and St. Joseph Parish in Danville. All of the parishes where he has served have had Catholic Schools. He has served as the chaplain of three Diocesan High Schools. He also serves as the Director for the Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs and is a member of the Diocesan Presbyteral Council and College of Consultors. He is the Chaplain of the Harrisburg Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. He is active in the Boy Scouts of America and serves on the Executive Board of the Columbia-Montour Council. Fr. Lease is blessed to serve the Bishop McDevitt High School Family.

Very Reverend Edward J. Quinlan

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