Our Leadership

Maggie Gannon, OSF

President

 

Cathy McGowan, SSJ
Principal

 

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


Lawrence A. James
Connexus Technology


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

 
Monsignor Joseph McLoone
Saint Jospeph Parish, Downingtown, PA

Ernest J. Menold
Ernest D. Menold, Inc.


Cathy McGowan, SSJ
Principal, Drexel Neumann Academy

 

Marguerite O’Beirne, OSF
Vice President, Neumann University



Ruth Bernadete O'Connor, OSF 
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

 

Sister Dorita Slaughter, OSF
Retired Educator


John Swanick
Partner, Grant Thorton LLP

D. Daniel Woody, Esq.
Woody Law Offices, P.C.

 

 

 
 

 

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

http://www.osfphila.org

 

Archdiocese of Philadelphia

http://www.archdiocese-phl.org

 

Neumann University

http://www.neumann.edu

 

Saint Katharine Drexel Parish

http://www.stkatharinedrexelparish.org 

 

2015 Robert Moleyneux SJ Award

 

At an event on January 22, 2015, Saint Joseph's University honored visionary leaders in Catholic Education as part of their annual celebration of Catholic Schools Week.  Sister Maggie, Gannon, OSF and Sister Cathy McGowan, SSJ were recipients of the 2015 Robert Moleyneux SJ Award.  The Robert Melyneux S.J. Award is given each year "to a Philadelphia educator who has made exceptional advances in innovation and efficacy for Catholic schools".  

 

This year's award was presented to Sister Maggie and Sister Cathy, recognizing their sustained commitment to providing a Quality Catholic education in a Franciscan tradition to the children of Chester.   H. Edward Hanway, Drexel Neumann Academy, Chairman of the Board and Dr. Rosalie Mirenda, President of Neumann University addressed those gathered at this wonderful event and acknowledged their accomplishments and their endless dedication to the students of Drexel Neumann Academy.   

 

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