Our Leadership

Maggie Gannon, OSF



Cathy McGowan, SSJ


Board of Members


Bishop Michael Fitzgerald

Bishop of Philadelphia


Rev. Scott Brockson

Pastor, Saint Katharine Drexel Parish


Dr. Rosalie Mirenda

President, Neumann University


Esther Anderson, OSF

General Minister, Sisters of Saint Francis


Board of Directors


H. Edward Hanway

Retired CEO, Cigna Corporation


Gerard P. O'Sullivan, Ph.D.,

Vice President for Academic Affairs, Neumann University


Mary Vandergeest, OSF

Director, Franciscan Ministries Foundation


Jonathan Peri, Esq.

Legal Counsel, Neumann University


Steven Burman

Owner, Burman Pharmaceutical


Timothy Davidson

Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Inc.


Michael T. Dolan

Real Estate Advisor


Maggie Gannon, OSF

President, Drexel Neumann Academy


Leo A. Hackett, Esq.

Law Offices of Leo A. Hacket


Daniel J. Hilferty

President and CEO, Independence Blue Cross


Jack Holefelder

Chairman, Iron Workers Bank

Kyle Keating

Nurse, Bryn Mawr Hospital


Robert Keyes
Vice President, Enterprise Holdings

Raymond Jackson
CFA, Franklin Park Associates


Gary McCarthy, Esq.

Eizen, Fineburg & McCarthy


Brian McCloskey

Admissions Officer, Saint Joseph Preparatory School

Ernest J. Menold
Ernest D. Menold, Inc.

Cathy McGowan, SSJ

Principal, Drexel Neumann Academy


Marguerite O’Beirne, OSF

Vice President, Neumann University


Ruth Bernadette O’Connor, OSF

Administrator, Our Lady of Angels Convent

Steven Pahides, Esq.

McCausland, Keen and Buckman

Rev. Msgr. John Savinski

Pastor, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish


James Scanlan

Vice President, PriceWaterhouseCooper


John Swanick
Partner, Grant Thorton LLP


Welcome to the Drexel Neumann Academy Development Website



Empowered by the witness and lives of St. Katharine Drexel and St. John Neumann, we are committed to providing a Catholic elementary school education in a multicultural environment to the children of Chester.  Franciscan spirituality and diversified instruction will promote an environment, which recognizes the giftedness of each child.



Sponsoring Institutions

Drexel Neumann Academy Founders


We are grateful for the leadership and support of Neumann University, the

Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Saint Katharine Drexel Parish, and the Sisters

of Saint Francis of Philadelphia who founded Drexel Neumann Academy in 2005. 

DNA continues to serve as a model of collaboration and success in the

Archdiocese of Philadelphia and across the country!


Sisters of Saint Francis of Philadelphia



Archdiocese of Philadelphia



Neumann University



Saint Katharine Drexel Parish



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