Aileen S. Coccia

  Aileen founded Sedes Sapientiae School in 2013 laying the groundwork for opening our doors in 2015. During this time, she was an Adjunct Professor at County College of Morris, Randolph, NJ, teaching composition. She has also taught Medieval and 16th to 20th Century British and American Literature at the American Christian School in Succasunna, NJ.  Additionally, she home schooled her five children for 14 years.  Her teaching experience includes tutoring writing at Wyoming Catholic College as well as teaching literature to home schooled students.


She, her husband Mario, and family reside in Morris County.

Patricia Puccetti Donahoe

 Patricia has extensive business experience in Catholic institutions. She served as Program Director for Homeland Foundation/ Wethersfield Institute in New York City, NY; as Editor/Assistant to the Officers at Catholics United for the Faith for the monthly publication Laywitness, the yearly religious art calendar, and Ignatius Press’ Faith and Life Series; as a Member of the Holy See Delegation to the United Nations; as a member the Board of Directors for the National Catholic Bioethics Center in Philadelphia and for Catholics United for the Faith; as Teacher and Advisor for the Narnia Clubs, a catechetical program in New York City, NY;  as a Founding Board Member of the New York Catholic Forum; and currently as a Director of the Good Counsel Homes, Inc., in NY and NJ.
 

Patricia, her husband Thomas C. Donahoe, and family reside in Morris County.  She has home schooled for 9 years and was a teacher in the Little Way Homeschool Cooperative in Middlesex, NJ.

Ronald J. Colombo, JD

  Professor Colombo teaches courses in corporate, securities, and contract law at Hofstra University’s Maurice A. Deane School of Law.  His scholarship has focused largely on issues of securities fraud, corporate law, and financial regulation, and has done so via the application of natural law theory, economic theory, moral philosophy, and neuroscience. More recently, his scholarship has addressed the constitutional rights of business entities.  In 2014 he authored a book on the subject, entitled “The First Amendment and the Business Corporation,” published by Oxford University Press.
 

Professor Colombo graduated, magna cum laude, from NYU School of Law. At NYU, Professor Colombo was a member of the NYU Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. Immediately following graduation, Professor Colombo clerked for Judge Jerry E. Smith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Professor Colombo lives in Bergen County, NJ with his wife and five children. 

Joe Eckart

Dr. Eckart holds a PharmD degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  He completed his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from Northwestern University.  

Currently, Dr. Eckart works for Sanofi as a medical writer. Dr. Eckart resides in Hunterdon County with his wife and son.

Kelly M. Eckart

Mrs. Eckart graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with an MS in Cellular and Molecurla Biology.  Her BS in Biology was granted by the University of Notre Dame.  Mrs. Eckart recently taught Biology and Algebra II at Sedes Sapientiae School and middle school science at Our Lady of Mount Carmel School in Boonton before welcoming her and Joe's first child last June. 

Hon. Mr. Frank Bruno

 Mr. Bruno is a Surrogate Judge in Somerset County, holding that office since 2001. During that time, he has also held multiple positions related to county administration, including Chairman of the Governing Officials Association, and on the Somerset County Pollution Control Financing Authority and the Solid Waste Advisory Committee.

Prior to county government, Mr. Bruno was active in municipal government in Bound Brook, NJ, where he served in numerous capacities including being on the Borough Council, and as Commissioner of Police, Fire,& Safety, and of Economic Development. 


He has diverse interests and is active in many cultural and social organizations: He is a member of the NJ Italian-American Heritage Commission Advisory Board; a former Radio Announcer for WDVR FM, host of the Rural Radio Show and Heartlands Hayride; a Board Member of the Bound Brook Arts Theater and of the New Jersey Association of Counties; and a member of the Society for Industrial Archaeology, Crafts of New Jersey, the Society of G.K. Chesterton, the Knights of Columbus (Somerville Council #1432), the Somerville Elks Lodge 1068, and the Federalist Society; and a Past President of the National College of Probate Judges.


Mr. Bruno has served in the United States Navy from 1965-1968 on the USS Randolph. He was a 35-year employee of Union Carbide Corp., Piscataway, working as the Director of the Health, Safety & Environment Committee, Liaison to the Pensions & Health Regulations Committee, and Union Officer for the Oil, Atomic & Chemical Workers union. 


Mr. Bruno is a resident of Branchburg, NJ; he is married and has two children.

Our advisory board

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Luke A. Macik, JD

Headmaster, The Lyceum, So. Euclid, OH 

Mark Randall, CFRE

Executive Director of Advancement, Pontifical North American College, Washington, DC 

Donald R. Rasmusson

CrownPoint Development Group, ​Parsippany, NJ 

Kevin D. Roberts, PhD

Executive Vice President, Texas Public Policy Foundation, Austin TX 

Andrew T. Seeley, PhD

Executive Director, Institute for Catholic Liberal Education, Ventura, CA 

Rev. Glenn Sudano, CFR

New York City, NY