Board of Directors

P. Gleeson

Chair Paul Gleason '64 is an alumnus of Notre Dame High School and the University of Bridgeport. He is the retired vice president of world-wide marketing for office products at Xerox Corporation. He and his wife, Maryann, are members of St. Pius X Parish in Fairfield where Paul is a Eucharistic Minister. They have four grown children who each received 16 years of Catholic education.


Dr. Steven Cheeseman P'17,'19, ex officio, is the superintendent of schools for the Diocese of Bridgeport. Dr. Cheeseman was associate superintendent for the Diocese of Rockville Centre, and holds a doctorate in educational leadership and technology. Dr. Cheeseman, his wife Danielle, and their three children are parishioners of St. Catherine of Sienna in Trumbull. 


Father Peter Cipriani is pastor of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish in Fairfield. He holds degrees from Fordham and Clemson Colleges, as well as from the Gregorian College in Rome. Fr. Cipriani previously served at Notre Dame as a Theology teacher and Chaplain.


Rudolph Costello '92 has twenty years of experience in the beverage alcohol industry and he is currently serving as president and chief sales officer at The Long Drink Company. Previously, Rudy spent ten years at Beam Suntory where he held several senior level positions across both finance and sales and played a key role in developing their overall commercial strategy. His start in the spirits industry began at Allied Domecq followed by a period at Heineken, USA. Prior to that, Rudy spent three years at KPMG.  He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Fairfield University, and is a certified public accountant.


George Estrada '79, P'98,'05 serves as the director of Public Works for the Town of Trumbull. Prior to that, he was vice president for facilities planning and construction at the University of Bridgeport. George also worked as director of public facilities for the City of Bridgeport. A lifelong Bridgeport resident, George is highly regarded for directing numerous successful campaigns to promote economic development, improve public safety, and preserve environmental resources in the region.


Christine M. Hughes is an alumna of Notre Dame’s Class of 1971. She graduated from Providence College and worked as an educator for many years before devoting her time to her four children. Christine and her husband, James, are members of St. Pius X Parish in Fairfield. She is an active volunteer at several area non-profits.


A graduate of American University, Kathlene Makara '06 is director and senior relationship manager at Capital One’s Middle Market Financial Sponsor Group. She is responsible for managing investment opportunities with private equity firms. Prior to that, Kathlene held roles with GE Capital and Antares Capital. A Southport, CT native, she is a member of Fairfield’s St. Thomas Aquinas Parish.


Anne McCrory, ESQ is chief legal and real estate officer for the Diocese of Bridgeport. She and her husband, Hugh, reside in Fairfield, CT and are parishioners of Our Lady of the Assumption Church. Anne obtained her undergraduate and law degrees from Boston College. She is an active leader on several local non-profit boards.


Linda Cronin McCloat P'08, ESQ is a partner of Cronin & Byczek, LLP. She is an alumna of St. John’s University and the University of San Diego. Linda is a resident of Easton, CT and a parishioner of Our Lady of the Assumption in Fairfield. She is an active member of local non-profits. 


Eileen M. More '64 is a retired partner of Oak Investment Partners. She is the proud parent of two children and currently enjoys spending time with her six grandchildren. A resident of Weston, CT, Eileen is a parishioner of St Francis Parish. She earned her degree at the University of Bridgeport and started her professional career as a chartered financial analyst. 


Joseph Palsa '64 is co-founder of the accounting firm, Palsa & Palsa LLC. Joe and his wife of 47 years, Vivian, are members of Christ the King Church. Joe graduated from Fairfield University after serving in the U.S. Army.


Pamela Pillo '03 serves as the assistant vice president of undergraduate admissions at Sacred Heart University. A proud Notre Dame alumna and a member of the school’s Hall of Fame, Pam holds degrees from the University of New Haven and Sacred Heart University.


Edward Wetmore '74 is the retired vice president, secretary and general counsel of Amphenol Corporation. Ed and his wife, Lynn, are parishioners of Christ the King in Trumbull and Our Lady of Peace in Stratford. They are the proud parents of three children. Ed obtained degrees from Fairfield University, the University of Bridgeport and New York University. 


PeJay Lucky holds a Bachelor's Degree in Audio Engineering Technology from the University of Hartford and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Saint Josephs. Currently pursuing a master's degree in Religious Education at Fordham University, PeJay serves as the Assistant Dean for Student Success at Fairfield University's Bellarmine Campus, focusing on co-curricular activities, student retention, and overall success. He's also a proud 2003 graduate of Notre Dame.


Stacie Stueber P'19, '21, '23 is a career-long Catholic educator who currently serves as Deputy Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Bridgeport.  Prior to that she worked in the Diocese of Rockville Centre as a teacher for both elementary and high school levels as well as principal of a PK-8 school.  She received her BA from Sacred Heart University, a MA from SUNY Stony Brook, a MS from Fordham University in Catholic School Leadership, and an Advanced Certificate from Fordham University in School District Leadership.