Benedictine Education Foundation Board of Directors    
Kathleen Burke Barrett – Kathleen Burke Barrett has more than 30 years experience as a manager in corporations and nonprofit organizations.  She is an experienced executive and fundraiser with a high level of personal and professional integrity and an understanding of, and commitment to, nonprofit organizations.

Since August 2006, Ms. Barrett has served as Chief Executive Officer of St. Joseph’s Villa, a $10 million nonprofit agency serving the community’s most vulnerable children.  Prior to joining St. Joseph’s Villa, Ms. Barrett served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Richmond Chapter of the American Red Cross.  

Ms. Barrett earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University’s Business School, where she was named Business School Alumni of the Year in 2005. She is past president of the VCU Alumni Association and was president of the Central Virginia Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.  She earned Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) certification.  She earned a certificate in Leadership and Strategic Planning in Non-Profit Organizations from Harvard University in 1998.  She is a member of the Leadership Metro Richmond class of 2003 and the Lead Virginia class of 2005.

In 2005 Kathleen Barrett was named Alumna of the year from the VCU Business School. Ms. Barrett has received several awards from the American Red Cross, including the Tiffany Award for Leadership Excellence (2004), the Spirit of Excellence in Management Award (2001) and the High Performer Award (1999).  She received the Nina Abady Award from the Virginia Association of Fundraising Executives in 2003 for her “outstanding professional and ethical service to the field of development.”  The South African Red Cross Society presented Ms. Barrett with an award in 2001-2002 for “rendering services to prevent and alleviate human suffering and to foster human dignity by addressing the needs of the South African people.”  She currently serves on the Bon Secours Foundation Board and the Finance Committee of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond , Treasurer of the McMahon-Parater Foundation Board and a member of the board of the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce.

In 2009 the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce named Ms. Barrett the Henrico County Community Leader of the Year. Last year she received the 2011Outstanding Woman Award from the YWCA.
Henry Berling '90 -  Mr. Berling is a partner with the investment banking firm Ewing Bemiss and Co. and focuses on the logistics & transportation industry and the firm's alternative energy practice.   Henry began working in the sector over a decade ago and has advised on dozens of merger and acquisition transactions as well as project and company level capital raises.  He began his career as a supervising senior tax consultant in the financial services area with KPMG Peat Marwick, LLP.  He earned a BS in Accountancy from Villanova University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Colette Bernard - Mrs. Bernard has recently been appointed to Benedictine College Preparatory’s Board of Trustees.  She has been an active parent at St. Bridget School, St. Christopher’s School, where she held the PTO treasury position for several years, and most recently involved at Benedictine College Prep.  Colette has been active in community non-profit organizations since her arrival to Richmond 11 years ago.  Colette grew up and was educated in Iowa, married Peter Bernard, and subsequently raised four boys, the youngest one currently a senior at Benedictine College Preparatory.   Colette is passionate about the continual growth of tradition and educational opportunities for the BCP Cadets and is dedicated to contributing her insights to help further the school’s endeavor.

Paul S. (“Chip”) Bliley, Jr. '67 –  Mr. Bliley is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the University of Virginia School of Law.  He is a partner in the Williams Mullen law firm and has been practicing law in the City of Richmond for the past thirty-five years.  Previously, Chip served as a member of the old Benedictine Board of Visitors and served as a Trustee and as President of the original Board of Trustees of Benedictine High School, Inc.   He is married to the former Mary E. Davey, whom he met at Notre Dame.  Chip and Mary’s two sons, Paul and Mark graduated from Benedictine in 2000 and 2002.  He has served as legal counsel to Benedictine on various matters during the past thirty years.

Francis R. (Frank) Boehling '90 - Mr. Boehling was born in Richmond, to Richard “Dick” L. Boehling, Sr. ’49 and Christine “Burnham” Ross Boehling.  He attended St. Edward Epiphany School from K-8 and graduated from BHS in 1990 as a 2nd generation graduate. Frank graduated from VMI in 1994 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. After graduating from VMI he worked full time for Hungerford Mechanical Corp in Richmond and obtained a professional engineering certification in 1998. He married Dori Villalpando in 1998 and now has 3 children; Isabella (12), Frankie (10) and Leo (5). Frank founded eTEC Mechanical Corporation in 1999 and eTEC Fire Protection in 2001.

Mr. Joseph R. Conte - Mr. Conte, President and Owner of Diamond Springs Water, was born and raised in Pittsburg, PA, where he learned about his family business of water bottling and distribution.  Joe is a graduate of the College of William and Mary and has been in the bottled water business for over 30 years.  Joe and his wife Cindy have raised three sons and a daughter.  All three sons, Michael, Matthew and Nicholas, are graduates of Benedictine and their daughter, Samantha is a graduate of Saint Gertrude.

Mr. Troy L. Flinn ‘81 - Mr. Flinn was born in Richmond, VA.  He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1985, where he received a B.S. in Finance. In 1991, he received the Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) designation from the American College. Currently, he is a financial advisor with Chartered Financial Planning Associates, LTD.  He was recognized by Richmond Magazine in July 2003 as Richmond’s best financial advisor and again in November 2011 as a 5 Star Wealth Manager.  Troy is a former Benedictine Board member and Executive Committee member. He helped start the Benedictine Middies 7th and 8th Grade football program and has been the head coach of the 7th grade team since its inception in 2006.  He is also a former Board member of the Tuckahoe Little League and a former member of St. Bridget Parish Council.  Troy is married to Denise and has a daughter and two sons. His oldest son is a Junior at Benedictine College Preparatory.

David A. Gallagher '92 - Mr. Gallagher is the Founder and CEO of Dominion Payroll Services (DPS). After passing the CPA exam, David began his career at Coopers & Lybrand and worked in the audit department. Before starting DPS, he was an executive with Automatic Data Processing (ADP) and ultimately managed the West Coast and Asia Pacific teams as an expatriate in Sydney, Australia. Feeling the need for a local payroll processing firm, David moved his family back to Richmond and founded DPS in 2002 which now serves over 1,500 clients from 4 offices. DPS has been named to the INC5000 for outstanding growth for two consecutive years and has won the payroll industry’s Platinum award for growth and customer service excellence for 5 consecutive years.  He sits as a trustee on Richmond Center Stage, Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce, The Children’s Museum, The Virginia Council of CEO’s, Longwood Business School, and the Venture Forum.  David and his wife Grace (Saint Gertrude High School, 1992) have 5 children: Andrew (BCP 2014), Cameron, Reilly, Sydney and Mitchell.

Michael Joyce, CFA, CFP - Mr. Joyce is President and Founder of Joyce Payne Partners, a fee-only financial management firm with offices in Richmond, Virginia and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.  Michael is the recipient of a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Drexel University.  He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Certified Financial Planner. Michael has over 29 years of experience in the financial industry and was named as one of the Top 100 wealth advisors in the US by Worth Magazine, one of the 150 best financial advisors for doctors by Medical Economics and was recently listed as one of the top 100 independent financial advisors in the US by Barron’s.  Michael is former Chairman of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors and former Chairman of the NAPFA Consumer Education Foundation. In 2005, Governor Mark R. Warner appointed him to the Board of Directors of the Virginia Small Business Financing Authority.  He was re-appointed to a four year term by Governor Timothy M. Kaine in 2009 and currently serves as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Authority.  Michael is a member of the Innsbrook Rotary Club in Richmond, Virginia.
William F. (Rick) Kastelberg, IV '70 - Mr. Kastelberg attended VMI, graduating in the Class of 1974 with a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering, after high school. Rick went to work for Daniel Construction as a staff engineer from 1974 – 1975, then Froehling & Robertson as a staff engineer from 1975 – 1977, before starting his own company, Mako Builders, Inc. Rick has been married to Page Archer Kastelberg for 34 years and they have three children: Carrington K.Gilliss, William F. (Bill) Kastelberg, V (BHS 2000), Ellen Kastelberg; and one granddaughter, Mary Archer Gilliss. Bill was member and Vice President of the BHS Board of Trustees from 1992 to 1998, member and past President of VMI's Keydet Club 1990 to the present, member of the St. Gertrude High School (SGHS) Board of Visitors 2011 to present, member of the SGHS Capital Project Funding Committee 2009 to present, and member of St. Bridget Church Building Committee 2005 to present.
Michelle Ouellette Mosier - Mrs. Mosier is the Controller for Reynolds Group Holdings Limited, a global manufacturer and supplier of consumer food and beverage packaging and storage products.  Prior to assuming responsibilities as Controller, Michelle was the Chief Financial Officer for Reynolds Consumer Products.  Michelle began her career in the audit practice of Coopers & Lybrand, now Pricewaterhouse Coopers, where she was admitted into the partnership in 1998.  After leaving PricewaterhouseCoopers, Michelle served as the Controller for Tredegar Corporation and then Vice President Controller for Circuit City Stores, Inc. where she ultimately led the liquidation and wind down process.  Michelle and her husband, Don, have two children; Ashley is a teacher at St. Gertrude High School and John is a member of Benedictine’s class of 2012.   They are active at Benedictine, serving as class ambassadors for the Class of 2012, and Don serving as president of the PTO.  Michelle is a graduate of the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce and of St. Gertrude High School.
Drew Mugford '86 - Mr. Mugford is a 1990 Graduate of The University of Virginia.  He was raised in Goochland County and attended Saint Mary’s Catholic School for Elementary and Middle School prior to attending Benedictine.  Drew is President of Royal Chevrolet which he runs with his brother Del who is a 1981 graduate of Benedictine.  He currently serves as Chairman of the Greater Richmond New Car Dealers Association and has served in various volunteer positions over the years.  He has served as Facilities Chair, Secretary, and School Board Chair for Saint Mary’s School. In addition, he served as Grand Knight for the church’s Knights of Columbus council during 2010-2011 fraternal years.  Drew and his wife Sharon reside in Goochland and have three daughters and a son.  Their oldest daughter is a junior at Saint Gertrude and their three other children attend Saint Mary’s.
Edwin (Del) W. Mugford, III ‘81
Mr. Mugford graduated from Benedictine College Preparatory in 1981, and subsequently graduated from VCU with a degree in Business Administration in 1985.  Del has been married to the former Wendy Lynne Thompson for 25 years.  They have two daughters, Bailey, St Gertrude class of 2009, and Madison, St Gertrude class of 2013.  Del has been in the car business since his graduation from college and is co-owner of Royal Chevrolet with his brother Drew.  Del is a staunch supporter of Benedictine and the future path that the school leaders are proposing for the school to ensure its success and legacy.  He truly believes that the success in his business and personal life is attributed to the education and discipline he received while attending Benedictine.
Stephen G. Reardon '80 – Mr. Reardon was born in Richmond VA. He graduated from Benedictine (1980) and the Virginia Military Institute (1984), where he received a B.A. in Economics. He served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from 1984-1985 and remained in the U.S. Army Reserve until 1994. He attended the T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond where he received his J.D. degree in 1988.  Mr. Reardon is a partner in the law firm of Spotts Fain PC in Richmond.

Mr. Reardon serves as the Chairman of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond Advisory School Board and serves on the Leadership Council for the Mid-Atlantic Catholic Schools Consortium.  He also serves as counsel to the McMahon-Parater Foundation founded by the Bishop of Richmond in 2007 for the advancement of all Catholic Schools in the Diocese. He also serves on the Bishop’s Leadership Gift Committee for the Diocese of Richmond’s Campaign for Catholic Schools and  is a past Chairman of the St. Bridget School Board.

Mr. Reardon is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association; Virginia Association of Nonprofit Homes for the Aging, serving on the Public Policy Committee; the Virginia State Bar; and the Richmond Bar Association.  He also was appointed by the Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates to the Commonwealth Council on Aging for a 4-year term in 2006. Mr. Reardon is married to Denise and has a son and four daughters. 
Keith M. Nichols ’77 – Mr. Nichols was born in Richmond, Va. to John A. Nichols ’42 and Margaret Marrin Nichols.  He joined Hand Craft Cleaners and Launderers Inc. in 1978.  In 1995, he was named president of Hand Craft Services Inc. and continues to serve in that position. Currently, Mr. Nichols also serves on the board of RICHCLEAN as its chairman. He is married to Sue “Ragland” Nichols SGHS ’78. They have three children: Kattie and Maggie SGHS ’09 and Jake BCP ‘15. 
 Abbot Placid Solari, OSB – Abbot Placid currently serves as Vice President of the Board of Trustees. Abbot Placid was born in Richmond and graduated from Benedictine in 1970.  He received his bachelor's degree in history from Bellarmine College, KY in 1974. He became a monk at Belmont Abbey shortly afterwards and was ordained in 1980. In 1999, he was elected the 8th Abbot of Belmont Abbey. Prior to this, Abbot Placid had served as the President of Belmont Abbey College, and was its Academic Dean from 1996 until his election as abbot. Abbot Placid currently serves as the Chancellor of Belmont Abbey College and sometimes still teaches there.

Abbot Placid holds a doctorate in theology and patristic sciences (the study of the theologians of the early Church),and has translated major works of scholarship in his field. In the monastery, Abbot Placid instructs the youngest monks in the Rule of Saint Benedict and serves as Director of Formation and Vocations, reviewing and guiding potential candidates for the monastic life at Belmont.
Mr. Jesse Grapes - Mr. Grapes serves as the headmaster of Benedictine College Preparatory.  He earned his B.S. in Information Sciences from Carnegie Mellon University. Prior to joining Benedictine, Mr. Grapes served for five years as a Principal and Regional Director for a highly-awarded, innovative and for-profit 7,000 student school system in the California Bay Area.  Before becoming an educator, Mr. Grapes served his country as an infantry platoon commander in the United States Marine Corps, which he joined the day after 9/11. During his time as a Marine officer, Mr. Grapes deployed for three combat tours of duty in Iraq, and received numerous awards, including the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. Mr. Grapes’ military accolades have been featured in the History Channel documentary, Shootout, and the motion picture film, The Last 600 Meters. Mr. Grapes and his wife, Elizabeth, have three young children and are active members of Saint Benedict parish.

Fr. Adrian Harmening, O.S.B. -  Fr. Adrian was born in Defiance, Ohio.  He made his profession of vows as a Benedictine monk on July 11, 1949 and was ordained a priest on June 17, 1955. On July 11, 2009, Fr Adrian celebrated his 60th year as a professed monastic.  Fr. Adrian has degrees in Theology, Classical Languages, and Chemistry as well as in Counseling, Administration and Supervision.  For 23 years, he served Benedictine College Preparatory in various capacities includin teacher, Dean of Students, Principal, and President.  He is currently the Chaplain Emeritus at Benedictine, where he continues to actively fulfill his long-standing roles of providing counseling and spiritual guidance to the school community.  At Mary Mother of the Church Abbey, Fr. Adrian has served as Procurator, Novice Master, Vocations Director, and Subprior.  His ministries also extend to the Diocese of Richmond, having served as Scouting Chaplain for the Diocese of Richmond. He is the founding Pastor of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Bon Air, and Chaplain for Knights of Columbus Councils 12525 and 395 and the Navy League Richmond Council.  Fr. Adrian serves as the Vice-President of the BCP Board of Trustees.
Fr. James Glass, OSB - Fr. James was born in Dayton, Ohio. He graduated from Midlothian High School (Richmond) in 1979 and received a B.S. in Engineering Science and Mechanics from Virginia Tech in 1984. Before discovering his vocation to the priesthood, he worked for nine years as a Research Engineer specializing in the industrial applications of lasers. He was baptized as a young adult in the Southern Baptist church and was very active in an evangelical non-denominational church before being received into the Roman Catholic Church in 1993. In 1995, he began seminary studies for the Diocese of Arlington, then in 1999 discerned a calling to return to the Richmond Diocese and join the Benedictine community, which is his “home.” He completed his Master of Divinity Degree at Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, MD in 2002 and received his M.A. in Systematic Theology from St. Vincent Seminary in 2003. Fr. James taught senior and sophomore theology classes at Benedictine High School for three years. He spent his diaconate year at St. Ann’s parish in Ashland before his ordination to the priesthood on May 22, 2004. Fr. James served for one year as Associate Pastor at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, then for two years as Parochial Vicar at St. Bridget’s Parish in Richmond before being assigned as Pastor of St. Theresa Parish in Farmville, as well as the mission parishes of Immaculate Heart of Mary in Blackstone, and Sacred Heart of Jesus in Meherrin. Fr. James is a member of  the chaplaincy team at Benedictine. 

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