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Alumni Board of Directors

The Alumni Board of Directors is committed to supporting Alumni Engagement & Philanthropy’s mission of engaging more alumni with Seton Hall in increasingly meaningful ways. An all-volunteer body, the board continues to aim higher and achieve more each year. Its members are inspirational examples of the types of alumni whose involvement continues to move Seton Hall forward. To contact the board, please email alumni@shu.edu or call 1-800-992-4723 (1-800-992-GRAD).


Juan Sebastian Agudelo '07Juan Sebastian Agudelo '07
Juan is a vice president at PGIM Real Estate and a member of the Business Development team serving institutional investors throughout the United States and Latin America.  Based in Madison, New Jersey, Juan is responsible for client relationship management and capital raising for PGIM Real Estate’s global products across real estate, agriculture and impact, as well as the coordination of business development activities between PGIM and Montana Capital Partners – a PGIM-owned global private equity secondaries manager.

Juan joined PGIM Real Estate as part of the Customized Investment Strategies (CIS) group, where he was an asset manager for a series of specialized real estate solutions on behalf of a global institutional client base, including defined benefit and defined contribution plans, sovereign wealth funds and high net worth investors.

Juan earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and economics from Seton Hall University. He also earned a master of business administration with a concentration in real estate and finance from Columbia Business School.


Shahria Boston ’04
Shahria currently owns her own full-service law firm in Massachusetts, which she created in 2010. Her firm specializes in real estate, premises liability/personal injury and employment law, in addition to handling a variety of civil matters. Upon graduating from Seton Hall with her B.A. in Criminal Justice, she attended Northeastern University Law School. While on campus at Seton Hall University, Shahria was involved in the Martin Luther King Scholarship Association and remains connected with the group as an alumna. Shahria also serves as a volunteer on several nonprofit boards.


Louis Capadona '03/M.B.A. '08Louis Capadona '03/M.B.A. '08
Louis is currently Vice President for the General Casualty and Construction Division of Allied World Insurance Company, responsible for a book of business that exceeds $100 million and 24 employees located in 7 offices throughout the country. Louis is an insurance professional with expertise in primary general liability, automobile liability, and excess liability insurance coverages and is a certified Construction Risk Insurance Specialist. Louis graduated magna cum laude at Seton Hall in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts in political science. He is a member of the Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society, former president of Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity, and a Seton Hall Legacy Scholar. Louis received his Master of Business Administration at Seton Hall in 2008. He is also an active member and volunteer for his church and daughters’ school, St Leo the Great of Lincroft. Louis currently resides in Middletown with his wife and two daughters.


Lydiette Diaz ’11Lydiette Diaz ’11
Lydiette Diaz is the Special Projects Manager at LatinoJustice PRLDEF, a leading nonprofit civil rights organization headquartered in New York City. She leads programming that addresses the Latinx law school pipeline, as well as organizes annual fundraising events. She was instrumental in the growth and evolution of the organization's young professionals board. Additionally, Lydiette is a dance educator and choreographer working at the studio where she grew up dancing. Lydiette is married to fellow Seton Hall diplomacy alumnus Mark Loyka. They reside with their two children in Bloomfield, NJ.


Bonnie Evans, M.H.A. '02Bonnie Evans, M.H.A. '02
Bonnie Evans of Piscataway, N.J., graduated Seton Hall University’s School of Health and Medical Sciences in 2002 with a Master’s degree in Health/Health Care Administration/Management (M.H.A.). Prior to Seton Hall, she attended Northeastern University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy/Therapist. She has served as CEO for the West Orange campus of Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation since 2007. Evans has served the Kessler Institute in West Orange, after a long career of more than forty years with the Institute, they named her CEO of the West Orange campus. Not only involved with her work, she has served on a variety of nonprofit boards. The nonprofit boards include: the New Jersey Sharing Network, the Executive Women of New Jersey, the West Orange Chamber of Commerce, Friend’s Health Connection, and the Brain Injury Association of New Jersey. At the 2015, Seton Hall University “Many Are One” Gala, Evans was presented with a service award for her dedication to her community and her consistent leadership within the sector of healthcare. In addition to receiving many awards, and volunteering her time, she is also an active member in her church. She was also honored as the keynote speaker at the graduation for the MHA Online program in 2015.


John Fanta '17John Fanta '17
John Fanta is currently a commentator, host and reporter with FOX Sports and the BIG EAST Digital Network. He has covered a wide variety of events as the voice of the BIG EAST Conference since 2017, from the conference's legendary tournament at Madison Square Garden to multiple NCAA Tournament Final Fours. A 2017 Seton Hall School of Communication and the Arts graduate, Fanta earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism. While at The Hall, Fanta, a native of Cleveland, OH, felt truly at home and made his mark in coverage of Pirate Athletics. As the voice of the Pirate Sports Network, a fixture on 89.5 FM WSOU and a contributor to The Setonian and Pirate Television, Fanta was seen and heard covering Seton Hall sports teams and traveled over half the country covering teams throughout his four years. Because of his work, he became the first non-student athlete to receive the Seton Hall Most Valuable Pirate Award, typically given to a student-athlete who had gone above and beyond in their respective sport. Today, Fanta calls Hoboken, NJ home. He can still be seen at Seton Hall Basketball games covering the latest across BIG EAST Hoops and The Hall. His work has also been seen on ESPN's family of networks, NBA TV and more.


Dr. Charles Farmer ’12 Dr. Charles Farmer ’12
Dr. Charles Farmer is an Emergency Medicine attending physician at University Hospital in Newark, NJ. In addition to his clinical responsibilities, he is actively involved in medical student and resident education. He graduated from Seton Hall in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology.  While at Seton Hall, he was a member of the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Association and served as a Resident Assistant. After graduation, he attended The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and obtained his M.D. in 2016. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at New York University in 2020. He recently moved back to his hometown of Colonia where he lives with his wife, Delores Sarfo-Darko ’13, Ed.D.


Dalai Fazio M.A. ’06Dalai Fazio M.A. ’06
Dalai Fazio, is a Senior Manager and Global Client Relationship Executive with Deloitte. He is a leader in its multilateral finance and development banking practice, supporting projects and teams in over 40 countries. His portfolio includes international financial audit and advisory services, as well as fit-for-purpose energy, infrastructure, and digital development projects in emerging markets. Before joining Deloitte in 2010, Dalai started his career with the United Nations Secretariat in New York. His work focused on advocacy programs that sought to prevent future intra-state and ethnic conflicts, as well as helping publish the UN Chronicle. He holds an additional M.B.A. in global strategy and a B.A. in political science from Rutgers University. Previously, he was the President of the School of Diplomacy and International Relations’ alumni board from 2019-2021. Dalai lives in New Jersey with his wife and four children.


Darlene Flagg ’90/M.A. ’08
Darlene is a Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at National Life Group leading their marketing and brand efforts for both life and annuity. Flagg has over 20 years of senior management experience and 27 years of financial services and marketing experience. In her role, Flagg creates and oversees the execution of Marketing Strategies that help Middle Americans understand life and annuity solutions should they become ill, live too long, or die too soon.

Prior to joining National Life in 2015, she worked at AIG VALIC, where she last served as Vice President of Institutional Marketing. Flagg currently serves on the Women in Insurance and Financial Services (WIFS) National Board as President. She is also the Immediate Past President of the National Tax-Deferred Savings Association (NTSA), one of the Executive Sponsors for the Women’s Insight Network (WIN) at National Life, and a founding member of BUILD, a National Life Community.

Flagg received her B.A. in Communications and her M.A. in Strategic Communications. She lives by her personal motto—mother and mentor to many. As an ally for youth and the LGBT community, she takes pride in mentoring others to maximize their true potential.


Bill Furmanski '90Bill Furmanski '90
Bill Furmanski leads communications at the nonprofit Fair Labor Association, an initiative that brings together global apparel and agriculture companies, universities, and civil society organizations to protect factory and farm workers. For nearly two decades, Bill worked in public health communications, leading media relations, editorial strategy, and strategic partnerships to prevent teen smoking and help adults quit smoking. Bill played a lead role in the launch of several national anti-tobacco marketing campaigns, including the award-winning truth teen tobacco prevention campaign. At the American Cancer Society, he coordinated advocacy communications for a national tobacco cessation policy project. Bill began his nonprofit career at a national association of consumer credit counseling agencies, managing public relations and marketing to promote personal financial literacy to help families budget and use credit wisely.


Catherine Alicia Georges '65, Ph.D.Catherine Alicia Georges '65, Ph.D.
Dr. Catherine Alicia Georges is a leader in academic nursing, health policy development, community engagement, organizational development and healthy aging. Her leadership in these areas is known nationally and internationally through her service as a member of health policy boards, health care delivery boards, professional organizations, governmental boards and the world’s largest consumer organization board of directors. Dr. Georges is a proven leader in academic nursing with forty years of teaching nursing in undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in the United States. On June 6th, 2020 Dr. Georges was named Seton Hall University Most Distinguished Alumna for 2020.


Matthew Loughlin '79Matthew Loughlin '79
Matt Loughlin is an American sportscaster who is the radio play-by-play voice of the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League on WFAN, where he is partnered with former goaltender and former Devils TV color commentator Chico Resch. Loughlin attended St. Mary's High School. A 1979 graduate of Seton Hall University, Loughlin worked as a sideline reporter and pre- and post-game show host for Devils' telecasts on Fox Sports Net New York from 1997 to 2006. He also hosted intermission reports, where he was often paired with Stan Fischler for a question-and-answer feature called "Matt and the Maven". Loughlin substituted for play-by-play announcer Mike Emrick on occasion, often due to Emrick's conflicting national broadcast assignments. He served a similar role on New York Mets telecasts from 1996 to 2005. He is a resident of Westfield, New Jersey.


Erin Miu ’11
Erin is a recent MBA graduate of Syracuse’s Whitman School of Management and has been an accountant at her family’s firm, Miu & Company, for over eight years. Miu consults with business and individual clients primarily in tax and financial planning. Prior to that, she has experience in the fashion industry, as she managed global designer, Vivienne Tam’s, flagship boutique and helped host events and fashion shows during New York’s biannual Fashion Week event. A 2011 graduate of Stillman, she holds a B.S. in Management with a concentration in Entrepreneurship and a minor in French. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, watching Formula 1 racing, lifting, and is currently pursuing an M.S. in Accounting at Syracuse University.


Leah Murphy ’12Leah Murphy ’12
Leah graduated from Seton Hall in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a minor in Communications, and from Notre Dame of Maryland in 2015 with a Master of Arts degree in Contemporary Communications. During her time at Seton Hall, Leah was a four-year member of the cheerleading team, a member of the Italian Club, and participated in numerous service events. She is currently the Associate Director of Alumni Relations at Johns Hopkins University, where she plans and executes alumni events in 15+ cities across the country. In her free time, Leah serves as a wedding coordinator at St. Mary’s Seminary & University and privately for local couples. She lives in the suburbs of Baltimore with her husband, Kieran ’11, and son, Keegan.


Laurel Murray ’17/M.S. ’19Laurel Murray ’17/M.S. ’19
Laurel Murray was born and raised in Princeton, NJ. She graduated Seton Hall University 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcasting and Visual Media, Television Production. Laurel then continued her studies at SHU, graduating in May 2019 with a M.A. in Strategic Communication. She currently is employed at Verizon Communications Inc. in Basking Ridge, New Jersey as a Communications Analyst in Information Security. During her undergraduate time at Seton Hall, Laurel was very involved. She was a Peer Adviser, Cheer Leader and was a part of the Student Alumni Association. Prior to graduation in 2017, she was awarded the Community Impact award and the Coaches Award for her leadership in peer advising and cheer leading respectively.


Joe Nuss ’84/M.A. ’93
Joe earned a B.S. in Business Administration (Computer Science) in 1984, and an M.A. in Elementary Education with Teacher Certification in 1993. Born and raised in Woodbridge, NJ, Nuss has resided in Omaha, NE with his wife, Suzanne (M.S. ‘88), for the past 26 years. Their son, Josh, continued the legacy and graduated from Seton Hall in 2016. Nuss retired from the teaching profession in 2019 after 24 years of teaching sixth grade for the Omaha Public Schools. He is active as a substitute teacher, tax preparer, and educational consultant for an Omaha tech company. He and his wife, Sue, are enthusiastic supporters of the University and established a nursing scholarship in 2021.


Christos Paizis ’13/M.B.A ’15Christos Paizis ’13/M.B.A ’15
Christos Paizis graduated Seton Hall University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sport Management and a minor in Broadcast and Visual Media. In 2015, Christos graduated with his Master’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. While at Seton Hall, he was actively involved with Seton Hall Athletics in various roles and served as a lead play-by-play broadcaster for 89.5 FM WSOU. Christos currently works at The Topps Company as the Associate Brand Manager, eCommerce. Christos is currently the Seton Hall University Young Alumni Club President, Digital and Philanthropic Engagement and a member of the New York Mets Fan Advisory Board.


Monsignor John RadanoMonsignor John Radano
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Christina Riso ’04/ J.D. ’08Christina Riso ’04/ J.D. ’08
Christina Riso, J.D. currently serves as the Senior Director of Capital Projects and Gift Planning at The Pennington School, an independent grades 6-12 day and boarding school in Pennington, NJ. In this role, Christina manages the school’s major gift and planned giving programs, securing philanthropic support to advance Pennington’s mission and strategic priorities. Christina has extensive experience within the non-profit educational sector in key fundraising and constituent engagement roles including within comprehensive campaigns. Prior to joining Pennington, Christina served as the Director of Alumni Engagement at Delaware Valley University, overseeing the University’s alumni relations programs.

Christina earned her J.D. from Seton Hall University’s School of Law in 2008 and her B.S. in Business Administration majoring in Sports Management from Seton Hall in 2004. Christina also earned a M.S. in Higher Education from the University of Pennsylvania. Christina has volunteered as a SHU regional ambassador and a SHARP volunteer.  She is actively engaged with the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, serving in various leadership roles for its District II annual conference and is also a member of the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners and New Jersey Charitable Gift Planners.

A first-generation college student and a native of North Jersey, Christina currently resides in Bucks County, PA with her husband, Andrew Riso, J.D. ’07, a fellow Seton Hall Law alumnus, and her two children.


Stephanie Rozalski '12Stephanie Rozalski '12
Stephanie is President of ZIANE Activewear (SychoFit Athletic Apparel) and is an Attorney with Rozalski & Associates LLC. SychoFit is a fashionable fitness apparel line for women. The brand aims to empower women to feel confident and healthy at any size. The company was founded by Stephanie and her two sisters, Michelle and Kasia. Previously, Stephanie served in NCAA Compliance at Seton Hall University from May 2014 to December 2014 and as a summer associate at Jackson Lewis LLP from June 2013 to August 2013. She served as an intern at CBS News from 2011 to 2012. Stephanie was Owner of World Boxing and Fitness Center in Jersey City from 2007 to 2012. From 2009 to 2011, she was a model for Abercombie & Fitch. Stephanie was one of six winners of the 2015 Annual Meyer Innovation and Creative Excellence (ICE) Awards bestowed by The Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship at Villanova University. She was recognized for developing a sports apparel business, Sychofit, with her sisters. This award recognized her work and accomplishment in creating an innovative business with growth potential. An accomplished track and field athlete, Stephanie was inspired to pursue this entrepreneurial opportunity full-time. Stephanie received her B.A. ‘12 in Journalism; Legal Studies of Business from Seton Hall University. She was a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. She received her J.D. ’15, Sports and Entertainment, from Villanova University School of Law.


Philip Sanford '05Philip Sanford '05
Philip Sanford is a 2005 graduate of Seton Hall University, majoring in finance with a minor in communication. He has been an Alumni Ambassador since graduating, organizing alumni events and engaging with potential students in Ohio through 2008 and in North Carolina for the past 12 years. Philip was awarded the Alumni Impact Award at the 2015 Many Are One gala. Professionally, Philip has worked in benefits administration and human resource management for ADP since Sept. 2008 after working for independent financial advisors for three years. Outside of work, he has capitalized on his love for running and community building. A certified coach with the Road Runners Club of America, Philip is on the board of directors for the Charlotte Running Club, coaches grade school boys in the Let Me Run program, helps lead the largest organized weekly run club in Charlotte, and is the event director for the Get Your Rear In Gear 5k in Charlotte. His sister, Rachel, is a 2007 graduate of Seton Hall University and former member of the Seton Hall Board of Regents. Philip is married to Jessica Lackey and they live in Charlotte with their dog and cat.


Vincent Santore ’17
Vincent is a systems engineer, data scientist, and researcher at Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, continuing his tenure from his undergraduate internships. With multiple peer-reviewed papers in the field of data analytics, he continues to find new ways to leverage data for the greater good. As a student at Seton Hall, he was a proud member of the University’s Honors Program while obtaining both a B.S. in Business IT Management and a B.A. in Catholic Studies. Shortly after graduation, he became the founder and CEO of The Burr Project, a non-partisan political data analytics organization. He additionally holds an M.S. in Data Analytics from Rowan University. Currently, he continues his education at Ball State University for his M.B.A. in IT leadership while residing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Cheryl Stallings M.B.A. ’20Cheryl Stallings M.B.A. ’20
Cheryl Stallings is the Associate Vice President of Content for the National Basketball Association (NBA), with global responsibility for overseeing digital and sports content for development, production and programming in international markets. She recently returned from five years abroad in India and Asia, where she directs the NBA Global team and collaborates with television and digital partners in both regions to evaluate, filter and recommend region-specific, innovative and locally relevant content to engage audiences. Now, after building, developing and transitioning remarkably high-performing teams in Asia and India, she is uniquely able to effectively distance-lead from NBA’s headquarters in New Jersey. Cheryl also lends her considerable international expertise to offer strategic advice and guidance to colleagues for global NBA regions including Mexico, Brazil, Africa, Latin America and China.

Known for her extraordinary ability to forge and steward relationships with NBA leadership, domestic and international partners, high-profile players, influencers, celebrities and various other internal and external stakeholders, Cheryl inaugurates ground-breaking games and programming, develops innovative initiatives and serves as Subject Matter Committee on topics including social justice and DEI.

A Brooklyn, New York native, Cheryl holds an M.B.A. in Sports Management, Interdisciplinary Business and a BA in Mass & Media Communications. In her spare time, she enjoys excellent books, intriguing travel and volunteering for causes that matter.


Sam Stoia '86Sam Stoia '86
Born and raised in Newark, NJ, Sam attended Seton Hall Prep, then Seton Hall University where he earned his B.S. in Business Administration, with a major in Accounting. After college he worked in public accounting for approximately four years before starting law school at Ohio Northern University. Upon graduating from law school, Sam clerked for the now retired Hon. Robert L. Penza, J.S.C. of the Superior Court of New Jersey. After working in a business litigation firm in New York City for several years, in 1999, he went to work at West, a Thomson Reuters Business, selling software to large international law firms headquartered in New York City. In 2012 he started his own law practice concentrating on litigation, largely family law matters. As a resident of Jersey City, NJ he was the president of the Hamilton Park Neighborhood Association, and in that capacity led the renovation of historic Hamilton Park. He also began the Seton Hall Prep Alumni Networking breakfast. Sam is presently on the board of the Griffin Bridges Foundation of Seton Hall Prep, which provides scholarship for academically qualified inner-city students.


Jennifer Taboada ’05Jennifer Taboada ’05
Jennifer Taboada has been in the financial services industry for over 10 years and has deep experience creating, implementing and presenting educational programs on financial planning topics. Currently, she leads the Social Security Consulting team at BlackRock and serves as a national specialist on the topic of Social Security. Jennifer is an active member of BlackRock’s Women’s Initiative Network and believes that engaging and fostering the full potential of women is key to financial planning success. Jennifer was raised in Ocean Township, New Jersey where she now lives with her husband Michael and daughter Isabella. She attended Seton Hall University where she received a BS in International Economics and a BA in Modern Languages with a specialization in Spanish and Italian in 2005.


Paul Tyahla '03Paul Tyahla '03
Paul Tyahla is Vice President at SmithSolve, a communications consulting firm, where he provides support for life science companies developing treatments for patients with rare diseases. Prior to joining SmithSolve, Tyahla was a senior strategist in reputation and risk management for Syneos Health Communications. Previously, he was Vice President of Government Affairs at the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey. Paul graduated from Seton Hall in 2003 with a B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy and is currently an MBA candidate at Seton Hall’s Stillman School of Business. He lives in Cranford, NJ with his wife, Shannon, M.A. ’17, and their three children.


Kyle D. Warren, ’04/M.A.E. ’07/Ph.D. ’20Kyle D. Warren, ’04/M.A.E. ’07/Ph.D. ’20
Dr. Kyle D. Warren is the senior vice dean for the School of Nursing at Rutgers University.  In that role, he serves as the dean of students and as the dean of administration.  Dr. Warren has worked in higher education administration and student affairs throughout his entire career at institutions including Seton Hall University where he worked in various roles within Student Affairs. A forever pirate, Dr. Warren completed all of his formal education at Seton Hall University to include a Ph.D. in education leadership, management, and policy; a master’s degree in higher education and student affairs; and a bachelor’s degree in public relations and advertising.  In addition, he completed the Management Development Program within the School of Education at Harvard University. Dr. Warren is a resident of Bloomfield, NJ.


Mary Williams ’89Mary Williams ’89
Mary (Christiano) Williams graduated from Seton Hall in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and minor in computer science. She has since made a career as a computer programmer/analyst first at IBM and then at Lincoln Investment. While working at Lincoln, she attained a FINRA Series 6 License.

Mary met her husband Greg on their second day of freshman year at Seton Hall. They began volunteering in 2006 with the Seton Hall Alumni Recruitment Program (SHARP). Since then, Mary has enjoyed meeting prospective Pirates at numerous open houses, college fairs and recruitment events. In 2014, Mary and Greg were honored to receive the Alumni Impact Award at the Many Are One Alumni Award Gala. They have established The Williams & Christiano Memorial Endowed Scholarship which will assist freshman who plan to study mathematics or computer science in the College of Arts and Sciences or who plan to study at the Stillman School of Business. Mary also enjoys volunteering with the St. Vincent de Paul Conference at her parish. She is a founding member of the conference and has served as the President and Treasurer. Mary and Greg live in Bordentown, NJ where they are happy to be close to family, friends, Seton Hall and the Jersey shore.