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Board of Directors

OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS IS AS FOLLOWS:

  • William E. Lestitian, Esq., '80 - Chair
  • Kevin Boland, CPA - Vice Chair
  • Michael Reinmund - Treasurer
  • John Gargani, '82 - Recording Secretary
  • Jared Aiello, '14
  • Fr. Michael Caridi
  • Keith Creehan, '80
  • Fr. James Farnan, '82
  • Mrs. Nancy Gillespie
  • Mr. Michael P. Kuntz, '90
  • Sr. Donna Leiden
  • Mr. David Stanek, '85
  • John Vogel, Esq., '79
 

Ex Officio:

  • Sr. Patrice Hughes
  • Mrs. Lauren Martin
  • Mrs. Lisa Osterhaus

The board is currently seeking new members from a diverse group of alumni who are willing to share their time and talent with the school. For more information, please contact Bill at welestitian@rothmangordon.com.

GET TO KNOW THEM:

Bill has been with Seton LaSalle from its beginning, having graduated in the first graduating class in 1980. While a student at Seton LaSalle, Bill played on the 1979 WPIAL AA football championship team and was editor of the school newspaper. He has served as Chair of Seton LaSalle’s Board of Directors since 2017. Bill is a 1984 graduate of the University of Notre Dame. After becoming a CPA, Bill earned his Juris Doctor degree cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1990. He has served as Managing Shareholder of Rothman Gordon, P.C., one of Pittsburgh’s largest law firms, since 2007 and is head of its corporate practice group.
 
Bill is a native of Pittsburgh’s Carrick neighborhood. He and his wife Deb are the proud parents of Chloe, '20, and Ryan, '22. The Lestitian Family resides in Brookline and are members of St. Bernard Parish. Bill has served in other leadership positions including as a member of Allegheny County Council, Chair of Achieva’s Board of Trustees, President of the Downtown Pittsburgh Lions Club, and as President of MADD of Allegheny/Westmoreland/Beaver Counties. Bill is honored to be part of an exceptional group of educators, parents, alumni and volunteers devoted to Seton LaSalle.
Kevin Boland, CPA is the Executive Vice President at Donnelly-Boland and Associates and has more than 40 years of accounting experience. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Saint Vincent College and a Master of Science degree in Nonprofit Management from Robert Morris University. Kevin also serves on the Board of Directors at Gateway Rehabilitation Center. He and his wife Fay have been active in a number of local soccer programs, including Seton LaSalle’s. As parents of 10 children who went through the school, Kevin and Fay have been active volunteers, coaches and boosters for over 30 years.
Mike Reinmund has been a Board member since 2019. He previously served on the Board from 2011 to 2016. Mike is a Senior Vice President at PNC Bank. His three children are all graduates of Seton LaSalle.
John Gargani is a retired energy industry executive who recently moved back to Pittsburgh after a career in Texas. John has a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and is active on a number of non-profit boards. John is a 1982 graduate of Seton LaSalle as well as the son of a long time teacher at the school.
Father Michael Caridi holds degrees in both Systematic and Dogmatic Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. Ordained a priest in 1994, he has served as Parochial Vicar of several parishes and Pastor of Saint Joseph Parish, Coraopolis and Saint Louise de Marillac Parish in Upper Saint Clair as well as Vice Rector of Saint Paul Seminary in Pittsburgh.

In July of 2014, Fr. Mike was appointed pastor of Saint Anne Parish and School in Castle Shannon, and most recently guided the merger of Saint Anne and Saint Winifred parishes into the newly formed Saint Paul of the Cross Parish.
Keith P. Creehan is an active advisor and investor, working with companies to launch or significantly grow their business. He retired in 2018 as a Senior Partner from Oliver Wyman, a $2 billion global management consulting firm with over 4,000 professionals worldwide, after a 30-year career. 
 
Keith led Oliver Wyman’s Growth Strategy Practice, was the Pittsburgh office head and contributed in several areas of intellectual capital development. His client work at the firm ranged from starting new businesses based on disruptive technologies to improving the revenue and profit performance of existing businesses. Over his career, Keith worked with clients to create over $10 billion of new growth.

In addition to client engagements, Keith was also a leader in the development of the firm’s intellectual capital in the area of innovation and growth and was a contributor to 8 books on the topic including: How to Grow When Markets Don’t, Demand, How Digital is Your Business? and The Upside.

Keith graduated cum laude from the University of Notre Dame in 1984 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering. He received his Master’s in Business Administration with distinction from Carnegie Mellon University in 1988.
Keith and his wife, Yvonne, have been married for over 30 years and have two adult sons who both graduated from SLS. Keith actively volunteers his time with charitable organizations, many focusing on Catholic education, and has served as Board Chair of Seton LaSalle Catholic High School, is on the Innovation Advisory Board at the University of Notre Dame, and is a founder of the Pittsburgh Independent Catholic Academy Foundation and South Hills Catholic Academy.
Reverend James B. Farnan, BS, STL began high school at South Hills Catholic and is a 1982 graduate of Seton LaSalle. He graduated from the University of Dayton with a Bachelor of Science in business in 1987, studied philosophy at Duquesne University, received an STB from the Gregorian University in Rome in 1999, and an STL from the Gregorian in 2001. He was ordained a priest in 2000 and has served the Diocese of Pittsburgh in many different capacities. He has many family members that have gone to school at Seton LaSalle and has been a long time board member.
Nancy Gillespie is Interim VP of Operations for Comprehensive Care Associates, a company offering innovative alternative solutions to the mental health industry. Her expertise is in strategic planning, training and leadership. Her daughter is a 2020 graduate of Seton LaSalle. Nancy has volunteered and served on the board in many capacities at SLS including organizing events such as Rebelfest, numerous galas, golf outings, open houses, career days and more. Nancy strongly believes in the Catholic formation of young adults and would like to continue to assist in having Seton LaSalle thrive as a Catholic school entity to watch these young adults have the skills and tenacity to strongly influence their communities and country in a positive and honorable way.
Michael "Mike" Kuntz is a 1990 graduate of Seton LaSalle. He earned his BS in Accounting from Pennsylvania State University and earned his MBA from Duquesne University. Mike has worked in a variety of Accounting and Finance roles at companies such as UPMC, Human Genome Sciences and FedEx. He currently serves as the Managing Director, Finance at FedEx Supply Chain and is responsible for all aspects of the planning, forecasting and pricing functions for the subsidiary headquartered in Cranberry Township, PA. He serves on the boards of directors for Seton LaSalle High School and the Bethel Park Soccer Association. He currently resides in Bethel Park with his wife and three children (Logan, ’21, Nathan, ‘22, and Mallory). In his spare time, he keeps busy volunteering his time and serving as a youth basketball coach for St. Louise de Marillac and Bethel Park travel.
Sr. Donna Marie Leiden was on the original committee to coordinate the union of Elizabeth Seton High School and South Hills Catholic High School to create Seton LaSalle High School. She holds a School Counselor Certification from Duquesne University, a Pastoral Ministry Certification from Loyola University, LA, a Principal Certification from California University, a MEd in Secondary Education from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Bachelor of Liberal Arts from Seton Hill University. She served in a variety of positions including Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Altoona-Johnstown Diocese, Principal at Bishop McCort Catholic High School, Greensburg Central Catholic High School and Elizabeth Seton High School, Vice Principal at Seton LaSalle Catholic High School, Mathematics/Science/Religion Teacher and School Counselor. Sister was also on the Council of the Sisters of Charity in Greensburg PA. Presently, she is the Administrator of Caritas Christi, the Sisters of Charity Motherhouse.
David P. Stanek is a 1985 Seton LaSalle Catholic High School graduate. He has been a sales executive in the medical device business for the past 25 years. Dave has served on the board of Seton LaSalle since 2015. Serving on the board has been his way of giving back to Seton LaSalle and help to ensure a Catholic education for future generations.
John T. Vogel, Esquire, is a resident of Mt. Lebanon and a member of St. Michael the Archangel Parish. John is a shareholder at the Downtown Pittsburgh law firm, Tucker Arensberg, P.C. He practices in the fields of education, municipal, real estate and business law. John was born and raised in Brentwood, where he was a member of St. Sylvester Parish and where he served as a lector through his teenage years. John has a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and a law degree from Vanderbilt University. While at both institutions, John was an active member of the Newman Club.
John's wife, Judith Benson Vogel, grew up in Brookline and was a member of Resurrection Parish. They have three adult children: Hanna, Christian and Jacob, all of whom graduated from St. Bernard grade school. John has participated extensively in church and community affairs. He had been a lector for St. Bernard (now part of St. Michael the Archangel Parish) for over 20 years, has been in the Church choir, and served as a member of the Parish Council there. John has also served on several boards for the Municipality of Mt. Lebanon, including the Parks Advisory Board, and currently, its Economic Development Council, where he is now President. He is also President of the University of Pennsylvania Alumni Club and is on the Executive Board for the Urban Land Institute of Pittsburgh. Foremost, John is a proud graduate of South Hills Catholic High School (Class of 1979 –– the last graduating class of SHC). His son, Christian, graduated from Seton LaSalle in 2014.