Board of Trustees
The Academy of the Holy Names, Inc. Board of Trustees is the Academy’s governing board. The primary responsibility of the Board of Trustees is to support, develop and strengthen the mission entrusted by the Sisters of the Holy Names. The trustees establish goals and policies pertaining to the operation and development of the educational and financial programs for the school.
- Lance Zingale - Chair
- Nina McGucken Alvarez (A'01) - Vice Chair
- David Jones - Treasurer
- Greta Dupuy (A'97) - Secretary
- Sister Virginia Bonan, SNJM - At-Large
Lance Zingale joined Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated in January 2006 as executive vice president, global sales and client management. Zingale began his career with AT&T, for whom he worked for nearly 20 years. A native of Westfield, N.J., he received his Master of Business Administration with specialization in marketing from Lehigh University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Allegheny College. For almost 10 years, he served as a member of the board of the National Industries for the Blind, a not-for-profit organization focused on working with the blind to create opportunities for economic and personal independence in Washington, D.C. Zingale also serves as executive sponsor of SYKES' U.S. team in the American Heart Association's HeartWalk campaign. Zingale and his wife, Karen, have two children who attended the Academy, Meredith (A’11) and Christopher (A’09).
Nina McGucken Alvarez, a 2001 graduate of the Academy of the Holy Names, attended the Academy from kindergarten through 12th grade. Alvarez went on to attend the University of Florida, where she graduated cum laude and received her undergraduate degree in political science. She then received her juris doctorate from Stetson University College of Law. She is a partner at the law firm of McGucken Alvarez P.A., practicing in the areas of family law, criminal defense, probate and guardianship. Alvarez is a member and past president of the Holy Names Alumni Association Board of Directors and is an active member of the Junior League of Tampa. She and her husband, Aaron, have one daughter, Angela.
David Jones is a certified financial planner and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in business from the University of South Florida. Jones helps create and maintain financial strategies for families, serving as a trusted advisor for the past 29 years. He currently serves on the board of the Gift of Adoption and is a past president of the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce, as well as the Tampa Interbay Rotary Club. He served and continues to serve in a volunteer capacity in several other charity and non-profit groups. Jones and his wife, Theresa, have two daughters, Olivia (A'12) and Madeline (A'14), who are both proud graduates of the Academy.
Greta Dupuy is an alumna of the Academy of the Holy Names. She is the manager of associate services for Publix Super Markets, Inc., where she directs and implements the company-wide United Way program, service awards program, retail operations conference, and manages and supports the associate services staff. Dupuy earned her undergraduate degree from the University of South Florida and currently serves as a board member at the United Way of Central Florida and INROADS. She is actively involved in her community and volunteers for Big Brothers Big Sisters, Junior Achievement and ReadingPals.
Sister Virginia Bonan is a graduate of the Academy of the Holy Names in Silver Spring, Md. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics from Medaille College in Buffalo, N.Y., and a Master of Arts in teaching with an emphasis on early childhood education from Trinity College in Washington, D.C. As an educator, Sister Virginia taught the primary grades in parish elementary schools in New Bedford, Mass., Albany, N.Y., and Washington, D.C. At the Academy of the Holy Names in Albany, she was the coordinator of the non-graded primary and later became the principal of the Lower School.
When serving on Province Leadership Teams of the Sisters of the Holy Names of the former N.Y. Province, Sister Virginia visited AHN Tampa on several occasions and attended Board of Trustee meetings. Over the years, she has been a member of the Board of Trustees of AHN Silver Spring, AHN Albany, and AHN Tampa. Sister Virginia has also served on the Board of the Consultation Center in Albany. While caring for her brother who had Down syndrome, she was on the Board of The Center for the Handicapped with membership on the Human Rights Committee. In recent years, Sister Virginia has been involved in family ministry: aiding two nephews who received heart and kidney transplants and becoming the legal guardian for two grand nephews.
- Harold Astorquiza
- Liana Baldor
- Schezy Barbas
- Sister Pat Corbey, SNJM
- Sister Carmella T. DeCosty, SNJM
- Stephanie Smith Leuthauser (A’00)
- Ernie Marquart
- Aileen Martino
- Vivien Oliva (A'63)
- Paola Schifino
- Diana Olmo Sullivan (A'72)
- Ty Trayner
- Raulniña Uzzle-Harris (A’82)
- Chip Yodzis
- Art Raimo, President (ex-officio)
Harold Astorquiza is a senior vice president and resident manager at a major financial services firm. Harold is a graduate of Jesuit High School and earned Bachelor of Arts in finance from the University of South Florida. Over the course of his 30-year career in financial services, he has worked for Merrill Lynch, Smith Barney, UBS Financial and Morgan Stanley. Astorquiza and his wife, Diana, have three children: Sara (A’12) is a graduate student at Florida State University, Rachel (A’14) attends the University of Virginia, and Harrison attends High Point University. Astoriquiza was an active member of the AHN Dads Club and was recently the president of the Jesuit Dads Club. He has served on numerous boards in the past and currently serves on the Tampa Sports Commission, USF Athletic Board and the National Board of the Jack & Jill Foundation. Harold and Diana are also proud members of the Holy Names Legacy Society.
Liana Baldor is the vice president of administration and a principal shareholder of BST Global, based in Tampa, Fla. Baldor directly oversees administration and sets the business strategy for human resources, including recruitment, retention and professional development for BST Global professionals worldwide. She is also a board member and an active participant on the BST Global management team. She is personally involved in several local and national charitable endeavors, including her support of the Salesian Sisters and their academic institutions—namely Villa Madonna in Tampa, Fla., and Mary Help of Christians Academy in North Haledon, N.J. Baldor and her husband, Carlos, have supported the Academy of the Holy Names for many years. Baldor and Carlos’ late daughter, Ana Maria Baldor-Bunn (A’90), and granddaughters, Sophia Nell Baldor (A’12) and Cristina Baldor (A'15), graduated from the Academy, and three other grandchildren currently attend.
Schezy Barbas is director of major gifts at the University of Tampa where she has worked for the past eight years. She has over 25 years of experience in not-for-profit development and administration in social services and higher education. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Mary’s Dominican College and a Master of Arts degree in counseling psychology from the University of West Florida. Prior to joining the University of Tampa, Barbas served as the chief development officer for the American Red Cross, Tampa Bay chapter. Barbas is involved with several local organizations, including the Junior League of Tampa, Leadership Tampa and the Red Cross Angels. She currently serves on the board of Hillsborough Healthy Start Coalition. Barbas and her husband, Steve (former chair and board member of AHN Board of Trustees), have been actively involved with the Academy since 1990 and were supporters of the AHN Bridge to the Future capital campaign. Their daughters, Terin (A’03) and Amy, both attended the Academy.
Born and raised in the Washington, D.C. area, Sister Pat Corbey has served as a Clinical Social worker since 1977. She has provided psychotherapy services for children, adolescents and their families in a variety of settings and currently maintains a private practice. She entered the Sisters of the Holy Names in 1982 and has been a vowed member for 31 years. Sister Pat served on the Board of the Academy of the Holy Names in Silver Spring, MD (her alma mater) before it closed in 1988. A member of the Academy of the Holy Names Tampa board for seven years until 2009, she continued her internal ministry as a member of the Ministry Grant Committee dispersing over $100,000 annually to SNJM projects within the United States for marginalized youth and families. Volunteer work includes 23 years with the Chaplains Ministry within DC Jail at Christmas as well as 16 years of Board service for Nick’s Place, Inc., a sober house for young men, ages 18-26 in Maryland.
Sister Carmella DeCosty has ministered in Florida since 1969. In addition to serving in the Archdiocese of Miami and the Diocese of Venice, Sister Carmella also held assignments in the Dioceses of Albany, New York and Richmond, Virginia. In her career, Sister Carmella taught elementary school in Virginia and New York, served as principal at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Elementary School in Opa Locka, Fla. She also served as associate superintendent of schools for Archdiocese of Miami and the director of education for the Diocese of Venice, and was the executive assistant to Bishop John J. Nevins. Concurrent with her ministry in the Diocese, Sister Carmella was a member of the SNJM leadership team in the former New York Province. Upon completion of her term on the leadership team and her responsibilities in the Bishop’s office, she began a full-time ministry as administrator of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Retreat and Spirituality Center, a position she held until her retirement in 2013. Currently, Sister Carmella serves as the director for religious in the Diocese of Venice.
Stephanie Leuthauser was born and raised in Tampa, where she attended the Academy of the Holy Names (A’00). After high school, Leuthauser attended undergraduate and law school at the University of Florida, where she was a member of Florida Blue Key. Leuthauser is a commercial litigation attorney at Trenam Kemker, handling a range of matters, including business disputes, commercial landlord/tenant actions and intellectual property matters.
Ernie Marquart was raised in South Florida and attended Boston University and the University of Florida College of Law, after which he joined Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP. He has practiced business litigation with the firm for 25 years, and served as the Tampa office managing partner and as a member of the firm’s management committee. Marquart has served his community as a board member for a number of organizations, including the New Tampa Family YMCA, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel Foundation and the Hillsborough County Consumer Protection Board. He is also a Leadership Tampa alumnus, Class of 2008.
Marquart and his wife, Amy, were high school chairs of AHN’s 2013-14 and 2014-15 Parent Annual Fund Programs and parent chairs of AHN’s Class of 2016 Senior Endowment. Their daughter, Maggie (A’16), is a proud Academy graduate who attends Villanova University, and their sons, Matt and Will, attend Jesuit High School.
Aileen Oliva Martino is a Tampa native who graduated from the University of South Florida in 1968 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and library science. Martino worked as a librarian at Leto High School. She was employed as a librarian for the Kansas City Public Library System while her husband attended medical school in Kansas City, Mo. The Martinos have three daughters who are Academy graduates: Emily Pfau (A’89), Andrea Accardi (A’93) and Erin Politis (A’97). Martino was a 12-year member of the Mothers Association, serving as president in 1995-96. She was also the Mothers Association representative to the AHN board in 1995. Mrs. Martino taught photography in the Academy High School Art Department for the 1997-1998 school year. The Martinos have seven grandchildren; John (A’15) is a grad, and three granddaughters currently attend the Academy of the Holy Names.
Vivien Oliva was born and raised in Tampa, where she attended the Academy of the Holy Names high school. She earned Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees at Florida State University, Master of Education degree at Loyola University New Orleans, and her PhD at the University of New Orleans.
A lifelong educator, Ms. Oliva enjoyed 43 years as a high school classroom teacher (Spanish and social studies), counselor and bilingual/multicultural district counselor. She developed the district bilingual/multicultural counselor program both in Jefferson Parish/NOLA and Hillsborough County Public Schools to serve the diverse and other language populations in both of the school systems. She has also worked as a consultant to various school districts in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Colorado in the areas of working with at-risk students and other language populations.
Oliva returned to Tampa in 1988, and in 1991 was invited to serve on the Latino Community Advisory Committee (Latino Scholarship Program) for the University of South Florida, a position she continues to hold. She is a charter member of Women in Leadership and Philanthropy at USF, and served on the USF Board of Trustees until 2010.
Oliva has always remained connected with her alma mater and believes that an Academy education is “unbeatable.” She has a number of friends and family members who either graduated from the Academy, or whose children and/or grandchildren currently attend.
Paola Schifino is president and co-founder of Schifino Lee, a full-service strategic marketing firm that delivers evocative advertising, branding, social media communications and integrated digital campaigns for national and global clients, including AT&T, Gerdau and WellCare. Schifino grew up on the Caribbean island of Curaçao and speaks English, Spanish, Dutch, and Papiamento fluently, and is conversational in Italian. She received a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Florida and a Master of Business Administration in international marketing from the University of South Florida. Schifino has been named to the “Tampa Bay Business Journal’s” 40 Under 40 list and was a finalist for the “Tampa Bay Business Journal’s” Business Woman of the Year in 2008 and 2013. Schifino Lee was the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year in 2007.
Shifino currently serves on the advisory boards of the Zimmerman Advertising Program at USF and Academy Prep Centers for Education. She and her husband, Bill (B’74), are parents to Amanda (A’13), Julia (A’15) and Will (A’15). While her children were at AHN, Schifino was involved with the auction committee, and she and Bill served on the Parent Annual Fund committee. The Schifino family has a longstanding history of service to the Academy. William J. Schifino, Sr. and wife Lois are both former trustees. The Schifinos generously supported the Bridge to the Future campaign, the high school softball program, and continue to support the Link Scholarship Program.
Diana Sullivan is an alumna of the Academy of the Holy Names. She received her degree in accounting from the University of South Florida and worked as a certified public accountant before taking a break to become a stay-at-home mom for her three sons: Christopher, David and Kevin--all graduates of Jesuit High School. She has been the accountant and chief information officer for the law firm of Ogden & Sullivan, P.A., where her husband, Tim, is a senior partner for the past 25 years. Sullivan was active in the Christ the King School Parents Club and Jesuit High School Mothers Club for many years and served as treasurer for both. She is a former board member of Tampa Day Pre-School, a United Way Agency now known as A Brighter Community. Currently, she is a Junior League sustainer, an organization in which she has been involved since 1984. She’s held numerous volunteer and leadership positions benefiting The Junior League of Tampa, Tampa Preservation and Habitat for Humanity, among others.
Ty Trayner is a partner specializing in criminal defense at the law firm of Williams & Trayner. Trayner was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1977 after receiving his undergraduate and juris doctorate degrees from Mercer University. He and his wife, Brenda, have a son, Spencer, who graduated from the Academy in 2009 and attended The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on a baseball scholarship. Their daughter, Taylor, graduated from the Academy in 2011 and the University of San Diego. While their children attended the Academy of the Holy Names, they were active as a couple serving on the Parent Annual Fund committee. Trayner and Brenda were major supporters of the Bridge to the Future capital campaign and served as lead parent chairs of the Class of 2011 Senior Endowment.
Niña Uzzle-Harris is the chief medical officer at Oakhurst Medical Centers, which provides quality, affordable and comprehensive health care to the under-served and marginalized population of the Atlanta area. The center offers family medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, behavioral health, podiatry, and dentistry. Uzzle-Harris earned a Bachelor of Science from Furman University and then continued her education at University of South Florida Medical School. She has received leadership and management training at Harvard University, George Washington University, American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Association for Physician Leadership. Uzzle-Harris strongly supports the Academy’s Link Scholarship Program, especially through mentorship. She is also a member of the Holy Names Legacy Society. As a young woman she attended St. Peter Claver Catholic School and completed her education at the Academy of the Holy Names. While at AHN, she was very active in academic, athletic and community service activities. Uzzle-Harris attributes her personal and professional mission, vision and values to the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. She lives in Atlanta with her husband, Rodney Harris.
Chip Yodzis is the president and CEO of two family-owned companies, DOW Electronics and Digital Reception Services, both headquartered in Tampa. He actively manages these businesses along with his wife, Carol, and adult children, Sarah Yodzis Audibert (A’00) and John Yodzis (A’99). Yodzis began his career with Procter & Gamble and then joined DOW Electronics in 1982, serving in various capacities over this time. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Merrimack College and his MBA with a concentration in finance from Bowling Green State University. Yodzis has served on various industry association boards as well as the board of H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center. He and Carol have been residents of Tampa since 1984. Their granddaughter currently attends the Academy.