Board of Directors


2023-2024 Board of Directors (with parish representation)

The Board is responsible for the educational, financial, personnel and maintenance policies of the Elk County Catholic School System. The Board oversees and manages the affairs of ECCSS subject to the limitations imposed by the articles and bylaws, and the laws of the Roman Catholic Church, including those issued for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie. All directors serve without compensation. Parish representatives serve a term of office of three years, which coincides with ECCSS’s fiscal year.


Rob Wortman, Chair: Queen of the World Parish

Mike Buchheit, Vice Chair: St. Marys Parish

Shawn Geci, Treasurer: St. Leo Parish

Mary Lynn Carnovale, Board Secretary: Queen of the World Parish

Voting Members:

Fr. Justin Pino: ECCSS Vice President of Catholic Mission and Pastor of St. Leo Parish

Julie Miller: Sacred Heart Parish

Tim Smith: St. Mary’s Parish

Shawn Geci: St. Leo Parish

Mike Buchheit: St. Marys Parish

Dan Wortman: Sacred Heart Parish

Josh Morgan: St. Mark’s Parish

Susan Dixon: St. Boniface Parish

Pat Struble: Queen of the World Parish 

Jude Viglione: St. Boniface Parish 

Non-Voting Members:

Fr. Thomas Curry, O.S.B., Pastor, Sacred Heart Parish

Fr. Kevin Holland, Pastor, St. Boniface Parish

Fr. Jeff Noble, Pastor, Queen of the World Parish

Fr. Thomas Moore Sikora, Pastor, St. Mary’s Parish

John Schneider, Principal, ECCHS and SMCMS

Debbie Slay, Principal, SMCES

Bob Breindel, ECCSS Director of Finance

Franchesca Herzing, ECCSS Director of Advancement

Jessica Fritz, ECCSS Director of Marketing and Communication

Lynne Kucenski, Principal, St. Leo School

Sam MacDonald, ECCSS President