Class of 1958
Members of the class of 1958 gathered for a holiday luncheon, celebrating over 60 years of friendship!
Ruth Dyer, Class of 1973
Ruth has served a Lutheran congregation in Michigan, working with youth as a consecrated deaconess. She taught children with special needs, those with learning and emotional disabilities.
Kirsten Keefe, Esq. Class of 1985
Kirsten was recently honored by the Troy Rehabilitation and Improvement Program (TRIP) as an influential housing and community development leader through her work at the Empire Justice Center. She was recognized for anchoring the Homeowner Protection Program (HOPP). “The HomeSave Network coalition is funded and supported through HOPP and ensures homeowners connect with qualified mortgage-assistance relief across New York State. Kirsten Keefe’s continued dedication and guidance has secured these programs and services for the last 12 years.”
Christine Teta Foster, Class of 1991
Christine just returned to the area after 26 years in California. She is currently the Director of Sustainability for Stanford Children’s Health, and has also started her own business growing cut flowers and selling seasonal fresh flower arrangements.
Kristen Hans Curran, Class of 2004
Kristen is an experienced lobbyist and government affairs professional in Albany. She has recently been appointed Director of Government Relations for the New York State Catholic Conference, a role she will step into on January 1, 2022.
Katie Picchione, Class of 2012
Katie studied engineering and technology policy at College. After completing her Master’s degree, she moved to Washington DC and worked at the Federal Emergency Management Agency from 2018-2021. In 2021 Katie accepted a technical position with MIT Lincoln Laboratory’s Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Systems Group. She works on technology that helps federal agencies like FEMA and the US Agency for International Development carry out their missions. Katie’s work spans disaster response and recovery, humanitarian assistance, conflict prevention, and economic development.
Kathleen McGinnis-Lamb ‘66
Kathleen has lived in Colorado, California, Arkansas, and now Texas. She has pursued two professions in her life: special education teacher, and hospice chaplain and bereavement counselor. Kathleen lost her beloved husband John to cancer in 2008, and she retired in 2016.
Susan Sochocki Thiede ‘75
We are welcoming Susan back to the Capital Region! She just relocated to Latham after living in New Jersey for many years, and would love to connect with her classmates.
Kate McKone-Sweet ‘85
In 2018, Kate retired as a Professor of Technology and Operations Management at Babson College. She is currently spending more time with her teenagers and is volunteering at her church and Interfaith Community Services.
Maria Ella Olimpo Caiola ‘85
After graduating from SUNY Albany Business School in 1989, Maria moved to the Mohawk Valley and New Hampshire. After 23 years in a successful career in broadcast sales, she decided to retire and stay home with her daughter. She returned to the workforce fulltime in 2018 as a LTA to help her husband and his cousin in growing their new franchise - Nothing Bundt Cakes. In October 2019, they opened the 2nd Nothing Bundt Cakes in New York State. Nothing Bundt Cakes has continued to stay open during the pandemic and we have learned the importance of staying connected and bringing JOY to people's lives "one bundt cake at a time!"
Kelly Casey Tynan ‘91
After graduation, Kelly attended Oneonta State and College of Saint Rose, where she studied education and played basketball. After college, Kelly worked at AHN teaching Spanish and coaching basketball before she took a teaching job as a Special Education teacher. For the past 8 years she has been at Guilderland High School, continuing to teach Special Education as well as coach Unified Basketball and Unified Bowling! Kelly is married, and has three beautiful children and two dogs.
Dierdre Callanan ‘91
Dierdre recently graduated from Mildred Elley College with a Degree in Business Management. She’s been enjoying life with her wonderful man for 8 years!
Anne Weber Carroll ‘91
Anne has been married for 21 years, and they have three children. Anne has been a Chemistry teacher at Albany High School for 23 years!
Holly Cerasano ‘09
Holly attended the University of Richmond in Virginia and Georgetown University Law Center. She is now a practicing corporate attorney in Richmond, Virginia.
Nicole DeLucia ‘12
Nicole currently works in insurance and hosts EDM shows. She’s also performed at Imagine Festival.
Alli Barranca ‘13
Alli is currently earning her Master’s Degree in Education.
Meghan Bennison ‘13
Meghan went to college at Keene State in New Hampshire and graduated in 2017. When the pandemic started, Meghan was working on a COVID unit; she is now a Care Coordinator at St Peter’s Hospital.
Hannah Conroy ‘13
Hannah is currently working full-time as a medical speech pathologist. She recently got engaged, and is in the process of planning a wedding in the midst of a pandemic with her fiancé!
Morgan Cooper ‘13
After graduating from Holy Names, Morgan attended college at Cornell University in Ithaca NY. Between school years, she interned for a nonprofit in Albany supporting Public Defenders. Soon after graduating, Morgan moved to the DC area to work for a nonprofit focused on police reform and accountability. She returned to Albany in the spring of 2019 to work for a healthcare consulting firm and has been here ever since.
Meredith Corsi ‘13
Meredith graduated from Cornell University in 2017 with a degree in Policy Analysis & Management. She then went on to get her Masters of Public Health at Yale University, graduating in 2019. Since then, she has moved to Boston where she’s been working for Clarion, a pharmaceutical and biotech strategy consulting firm.
Dominique Coyle ‘13
Dominique has been working on earning her Associates degree in Business Administration, with the goal of owning her own business in order to balance work and personal life on her own terms.
She recently got engaged and is extremely excited to start her own family!
Jennifer DuMond ‘13
Jennifer graduated from Fairfield University in 2017 with her Bachelor's of Science in Nursing. While currently working in the Cardiovascular ICU at Albany Med, she is also in the process of earning a Master's degree from SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s Family Nurse Practitioner program.
MiKaila Ford Espera ‘13
MiKaila has started modeling, and has thankfully been able to continue working during the pandemic. She also recently got married to her amazing husband!
Hannah Haggerty ‘13
Hannah has been living in Nashville since she moved there for college, and has been working in the music business since 2017 while studying for her certified financial planner license.
Amy Fredette Hollner ‘13
After graduating from Holy Names, Amy pursued her Bachelor's of Science in Nursing degree at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, NY, graduating in 2017 and going on to work as a Registered Nurse at Albany Medical Center. Amy worked in the pediatric float pool until November 2018 before transferring to the General Pediatrics Clinic, and is now Lead Coordinator of the Eastern Counties of NYS. In October 2019, Amy got married at Franklin Plaza Ballroom; she and her family, including new baby Danielle, reside close to AHN in Albany. Amy began graduate school through Duke University in January 2019 and will complete her degree as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in May of 2021!
Allison House ‘13
After graduation, Allison earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, and went on to work as an elementary Special Education teaching assistant in the City School District of Albany, while simultaneously working towards her Master's degree in Social Work at The College of Saint Rose.
Amanda Pentak ‘13
Since graduating from Holy Names Amanda has gone on to complete her Bachelor's degree at SUNY Oneonta, where she majored in Psychology and had a double minor in Sociology and Criminal Justice. After graduation she moved back to the Albany area to begin her Master's in Education at The College of Saint Rose. While attending graduate school Amanda had the privilege of returning to Holy Names for a year as a substitute teacher, which she loved. After graduating from Saint Rose in May 2020 she moved to the Rochester area and has been working full time as an Elementary School Counselor at a charter school in the city of Rochester and loving it!
Jacqueline-Ann Willsey Dobbs ‘17
After graduating Holy Names, Jacqueline-Ann attended Fairfield University in Connecticut on a Cross Country scholarship, where she majored in Management with a concentration in Human Resources and a Minor in Marketing. Jacqueline-Ann worked for numerous Fortune 500’s and 250’s during and after college before relocating to Sarasota, Florida and accepting an offer at a Commercial and Multi-Family Property Management Company as the Director of Marketing.
Margaret Carciobolo ‘82
Nicole’s Restaurant in Albany, NY, founded and owned by Margaret, is celebrating 35 years in business!
Patricia Riley ‘82
The past year and a half Patricia has been involved with the COVID pandemic. She opened Javits field hospital and Javits mass vaccination site that vaccinated 700,000 New Yorkers and supplied the vaccine to NY vaccination sites.
Maureen E. O’Brien ‘85
Maureen was recently recognized as a 2021 Woman Who Means Business by the Albany Business Review for her leadership of the NYS Industries for the Disabled (NYSID), where she serves as President and CEO.
Jennifer Snyder Cappione ‘92
Jennifer has a PhD in Immunology and teaches at Boston University while running a lab there as well. Her research focus is infectious diseases, and she has been studying COVID-19 throughout the pandemic.
Aaren Hatarsky Harris ‘95
Aaern, who has lived with her family on a 20-acre farm for 14 years, opened Little Wings Farm School on that property this fall, the realization of a years-long dream to offer young students a chance to learn in and around nature and the day-to-day life of a working farm. Read more about the program here and click here to see pictures.
Patricia Erickson ‘11
Patricia obtained her MPH in Epidemiology from George Washington University in December of 2017, followed by two years working as an ORISE fellow at the Army Public Health Center. In 2019, she began her doctoral studies (in Epidemiology) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and is now working as a pre-doctoral fellow at the National Cancer Institute.
Kayla J.D. Ford ‘15
Since graduation from Holy Names, Kayla completed her Bachelor of Science degree at Hofstra University. Thereafter, she enrolled at The College of Malloy for and graduated with her nursing degree in May of 2021. Kayla is studying for the RN NYS board test while pursuing clinical studies at NY Presbyterian Hospital in Long Island, NY. Her plan is to work as an RN or a traveling RN for a year, then go to school part time to get her Nurse Practitioner license. Kayla’s goal is to open a Medical Spa that offers a variety of health and cosmetic services.