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Meet the Alumni Board

In 2014, Kellenberg Memorial established its first official Alumni Association Board, the mission of which is to provide opportunities for Firebird alumni to maintain contact with each other and the school. The officers of the first board served for two years, with new board officers having been named this fall. The new board officers, as well as past officers who have agreed to continue to serve in an advisory role, are below. We thank them all for their continued support of Kellenberg Memorial. 

 

Andrea (Licari) Petrosky ’91, P’22 – President

Professional background in marketing, currently a homemaker

Villanova University, Bachelor of Science in Marketing

“The next chapter in my life has proudly led me to become a Kellenberg parent and I am thrilled to see so many alumni now sending their children to Kellenberg Memorial.  It affirms what we all know… this is a school that truly educates both the heart and mind. I encourage all Firebirds to return to campus. Celebrate a reunion, reconnect with various former alums at annual socials, network, or launch your career at an industry presentation.  Visit Kellenberg Memorial just to see the amazing growth of the campus or to give back. As we rise from the ashes, watch us soar!” #ForeverFirebirds

Anthony Cantelmo ’97

Finance Director, American Express

St. John’s University, Bachelor of Science in Finance

“Kellenberg  Memorial is a place that shaped who I am today.  It strengthened my faith and developed my morals and my values.  It truly set me up for success in life and I want to ensure that continues for future generations of Firebirds.”

Jenny Delaleu ’94, P’21

Family Nurse Practitioner 

Stony Book University, Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing

Columbia University, Master’s degree in Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner with a Minor in Nursing Informatics) 

“I chose to give back to the Alumni Board because my high school experience was truly special.  Much of my character, spirituality, and interests in humanitarianism has been fostered by my experience at Kellenberg.  I only regret that I didn’t take full advantage of all the activities that were available to me at that time. I guess I’m hoping to make up for a little bit of lost time.”

Tara (Fitzgerald) Fuentes ’89, P’22,’24,’26

Owner/Operator, Rialto Restaurant

Queens College, Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition 

“I chose to serve on the Alumni Board for a multitude of reasons… but first and foremost is the gratitude I have for the cherished connections and lifelong friendships that I found within the halls of Kellenberg Memorial High School.  From my first encounter as a student to this day as a parent of three Firebirds currently enrolled in the school, I felt a deep sense of community and of belonging to something much greater than self.”

Tom Nasso ’99, P’24,’26

Ascot Insurance Company, Senior Vice President

Binghamton University School of Management, Marketing

“The commitment and dedication Kellenberg Memorial High School provided not only to me, but also my wife, Shane Wehrum ’98, and all of our siblings, both while we were at the school and after graduating, is inspiring.  To see the school continue its commitment to achieving greatness for its current students and alumni is the reason I have elected to send my children to the school and become involved with the Alumni Board.”

Jerry Silecchia ’88, P’20,’24

Regional Director of Engineering, ISS Facility Services

New York Institute of Technology, Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanic Engineering

“As a graduate of the inaugural class of Kellenberg Memorial High School, I’m proud to be included on this Board.  After graduating in 1988, and while attending college, I volunteered as a football coach at KMHS during the 1990-1992 seasons.  During the first five years of this school’s existence, it was easy to recognize the incredible transformation occurring on the campus, and the vision that the administration had for the future.  After marrying my wife, Eileen ’90, and adding two incredible children to our family, Thomas ’20 and Isabelle ’24, I was pleased to be reintroduced to the KMHS family when our son was enrolled in the Latin School in 2013.  I’ve been fortunate to experience, firsthand, the tremendous growth that has occurred over the past 30+ years, and am excited for what the future will bring as well.  It is my hope that my involvement on this Alumni Board will bring a better awareness of KMHS’s future plans to the many graduates I’m in communication with, and that this message will be shared with many others, as well.”

Past Alumni Board Members

Kelly (Agostinacchio) Forquignon ’99, Advisor

CPA/Assistant Chief Financial Officer of a law firm

Boston College, Bachelor of Science in Accounting and English

Patricia Kearney ’97, Advisor

Manager of Rehabilitation Services at Glen Cove Hospital

University of Scranton, Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy

Hofstra University, Master of Business Administration in Health Services Management

Christine (Carroll) Krisch ’02, Advisor

Critical Care Nurse at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

The College of the Holy Cross, Bachelor of Arts in English and Premedical Studies

Stony Brook University, Bachelor of Nursing

James McBrien, MD ’89 (Past President), Advisor

Site Medical Director at CityMD

Manhattan College (cum laude), Bachelor of Science in Biology

SUNY Downstate, Doctor of Medicine

St. Vincent’s Hospital, Residency in combined Medicine and Pediatrics

Hilary (Cunningham) McDevitt ’93, (Past President), Advisor 

Speech pathologist at Malverne Center for Play and Development

Loyola University Maryland, Bachelor of Science in Speech Language Pathology

CW Post, Master of Arts in Speech Language Pathology

John Muenzen ’97, Advisor

Manager of Facility Projects, LaGuardia Airport – The Port Authority of NY & NJ

Manhattan College, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with Mathematics Minor

James Scahill ’08, Advisor 

Assistant District Attorney, Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office

Marist College, Bachelor of Arts in History

St. John’s University School of Law, Juris Doctor

John Scatamacchia ’02, Advisor

Senior Industrial Engineer for Stratasys Ltd.

University of Michigan, Bachelor of Science and Engineering

St. John’s University, Master of Business Administration