School Board Membership
|Saint Mary School Board Membership 2016-2017
Dr. Briean Madden – Chair – Dr. Briean Madden and her family have been members of Our Lady of Peace Parish for eight years. She has been happily married to her husband, Patrick, for 12 years. Together they have three children, Shane, Maura, and Reid, who attend St. Mary’s School. Patrick is also a lector in the parish. Growing up, she attended St Luke School in Stratford (now called John Paul) and completed high school at Camden Catholic in Cherry Hill. Currently, Briean is the Early Childhood Supervisor and K-8 Literacy Specialist for Clayton Public Schools. Prior to joining Clayton, she worked for the New Jersey Department of Education’s Regional Achievement Center in Camden City as the State Elementary Literacy Specialist. Briean began her teaching career at Bonsall Family School in Camden where she taught for seven years. She earned her M.A. in Reading Education and her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Rowan University. She enjoys coaching her children in soccer and staying involved in their school and extra-curricular activities.
Mr. Michael Gerst – Vice Chair – Mr.Gerst, his wife Kyungsook Choi, and his sons Tyler and Eric have been members of OLOPP for 3 years. Prior to St. Mary School, his sons attended Assumption School in Atco and St. Stephen’s School in Pennsauken. He is a graduate of St. Stephen’s in Pennsauken, NJ as well as Camden Catholic High School. Mr. Gerst holds a BS in Accounting from Rutgers University, an MS in Finance from Drexel University and a CPA designation from the state of NJ. He has extensive experience in corporate accounting primarily working for Comcast in PA, DE and CA. Previously, he has volunteered as a Pennsauken school tutor, worked with the youth group at the Korean Catholic Mission in Cherry Hill, volunteer at Comcast Cares Day and has been an usher. Mr. Timothy Guim – Tim and his wife Kelly have been married for over 13 years and are parishioners of Our Lady of Peace Parish. Tim and Kelly have one daughter who currently attends
Mrs. Debbie Gaidis – Debbie takes great pride in having attended Catholic schools her entire life. She attended St. Lawrence School in Lindenwold and is a 1984 graduate of Paul VI High School. Debbie completed her undergraduate studies in Elementary/Special Education at LaSalle University. She is a special education teacher at Williamstown Middle School and has been employed by Monroe Township Public School District since 1996. As a member of Our Lady of Peace Parish, a former CCD teacher, and the parent of three including two teenaged boys, Debbie is passionate not only about education, but the faith and morals that are instilled in our Catholic youth through our Church’s teachings. Debbie and her husband Pete have been married over 20 years and have three children. Their oldest son Peter is a graduate of St. Mary’s School and currently attends Paul VI High School. Brett is a graduate of St. Mary’s School and attends. Sarah Anne is their youngest and she currently attends St. Mary School. Debbie is a former member of the Williamstown Rotary Dinner Club where she was awarded Rotarian of the Year for 1997-1998. Debbie and her husband Pete have also hosted five international exchange students from Belgium, Argentina, Ecuador, Brazil and most recently Italy.
Mr. Matthew Duffy – Matt and his wife Kathy have been married for over 37 years and have been members of St. Mary/Our Lady of Peace parish for over 30 years. Kathy grew up in Williamstown and is a graduate of St Mary School as well as their children Andrea and Matthew. Matt has been a choir member for over 30 years and has previously served on the Parish Council and School Advisory Committee. He also served on the Monroe Township School Board for six years. Matt attended Blessed Virgin Mary School in Darby PA, Msgr. Bonner High School in Drexel Hill PA, Drexel University (BS Mathematics) and Villanova University (MS Computer Science). Professionally Matt has worked in the IT industry for 40 years managing various application development and support departments for Philadelphia area companies.
Mr. Robert Black – Bob and his wife Linda have been married for 20 years and have been members of St. Mary/Our Lady of Peace parish for over 15 years. They have three children, Bridget, Kathleen and Madeline who all attended St. Mary’s. Bob grew up in Upper Darby, PA and is a graduate of Monsignor Bonner High School in Drexel Hill, PA and a graduate of Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA (BS Business Administration). Professionally, Bob has worked for PECO Energy Company for over 33 years as a billing analyst. Bob has previously served as Captain of the PECO Men Of Malvern group. He has also participated in coaching activities for St. Mary’s sports programs.
Mrs. Kelli Walters – Kelli is a 1996 graduate of St. Marys School and has been a parishioner all her life. Kelli attended St. Joseph High School in Hammonton. She attended Gloucester County College, Rutgers University, and Fairleigh Dickinson University. Kelli was a substitute teacher at St. Marys for 3 years and taught at St. John Paul II Regional School in Stratford for 3 more years. Kelli currently teaches at the Vineland Public Charter School. She feels that her Catholic education has enabled her to teach her students the same values and morals that she was brought up with.
Mrs. Annemarie Norton – Annemarie and her husband, Joseph, live in Williamstown with their son, Hunter. Annemarie has been a parishioner at Our Lady of Peace her entire life. She is a graduate of St. Mary School and Paul VI High School. Annemarie continued her education at University of Scranton and graduated in 1999 with a BS in Health Administration and a minor in Business . She then went on to attend Mercer County College for Mortuary Science. In 2001, Annemarie became a licensed funeral director and joined her family’s business. She is the owner of Norton Funeral Home in Williamstown and enjoys being of service to our community. Annemarie is a member of the Williamstown Sunrise Rotary Club and the Williamstown Chamber of Commerce.
Mrs. Andrea Clidy – Andrea has been happily married for over 10 years to her husband, John Clidy. They have 4 children: Milana, Sienna, Natalia and John Howard. They all are students of St. Mary’s School. Andrea and her family have been parishioners of Our Lady of Peace Parish for nearly 12 years. Andrea grew up in South Jersey and is a graduate of Woodstown High School. Andrea earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications with her concentration on Television Broadcasting with Minors in Business and Spanish from Widener University. Andrea had a successful career in Pharmaceutical Sales before becoming a Stay-at-Home Mom, raising her 4 children. She is also involved with helping a local charity that her husband has founded called “Giving Back”. This charity gives to needy individuals in City of Camden.
Mrs. Jennifer Sobieski – Jennifer has been happily married to her husband, John for almost 17 years. She has 5 children Dylan, Emily, Alexandra, Jonathan and Christopher. Dylan was a student of St. Marys now moving on to high school. Emily and Jonathan are current students of St. Marys. We are parishioners of Our Lady of Peace Parish. Jennifer graduated from SUNY Suffolk with her AAS degree with an ABA Certified Paralegal degree. She is now a stay at home mom with her 5 children but does volunteering at St. Mary School as well as her daughter’s Alexandra and Emily’s Girl Scout Troops. She and her husband are small business owners.
Mrs. Linda Macera