Board of Directors

Members

Fr. Mario D'Souza, CSB, Director

Fr. Mario O. D’Souza, CSB, is former Dean of the Faculty of Theology at the University of St. Michael’s College. He continues to teach at the Faculty of Theology, and is cross-appointed to the Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education at OISE/UT. His academic interests include the thought of Jacques Maritain and Bernard Lonergan, as well as the philosophical and theological issues concerning Catholic education. In addition to serving a term on the Basilian General Council, he has held appointments in the Faculty of Education, University of Windsor; St. Joseph’s College, University of Alberta; and Assumption University. He served in the Board of Directors of the Association of Theological Schools. He is the director of the Basilian Network of Education and the New Evangelization.

Fr. Patrick Fulton, CSB, Director

Fr. Patrick Fulton, CSB, graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 1990, with a double honours Bachelor in Arts, specializing in Philosophy and Religious Studies. He completed his Novitiate in Sugarland, Texas, and was then sent to Toronto, Canada, for theological studies, where he was subsequently awarded a Masters of Divinity from the University of St. Michael's College, Toronto, Ontario (1996). Later he attended the University of Alberta where he obtained his Bachelor of Education with honors in 2000.

Fr. Fulton was assigned to St. Michael’s College School until his appointment as principal of St. Thomas High School. At St. Michael’s, Fr. Fulton taught theology, was a club moderator, football and hockey chaplain and coached the swim team to several divisional titles and provincial records.. B.A. Philosophy, B.A. Religious Studies, University of Saskatchewan; Masters of Divinity, University of St. Michael's College; Bachelor of Education, University of Alberta.

Fr. Dennis Noelke, CSB, Director

Fr. Dennis Noelke, CSB, is currently Principal of Detroit Catholic Central High School. Previously, he served as assistant pastor at the St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish, in Rochester, New York. Previously to this appointment, Fr. Noelke served as the Secretary/Treasurer General of the Congregation of St. Basil. He has advanced degrees in Theology and Educational Administration and served as Principal of Aquinas Institute, Rochester, NY and Holy Redeemer High School, Detroit, MI. Fr. Noelke has interest in working with faculties and staffs of Catholic schools in the area of faith formation.

Fr. Norman Tanck, CSB, Director

Fr. Norman Tanck, CSB entered the Basilian Fathers Novitiate in 1967 and was ordained a priest in 1974. He has been a campus minister at St. John Fisher and Nazareth Colleges in Rochester, NY and the University of St. Michaels College in Toronto and served as Dean of Student Life at St. John Fisher. He was elected to two terms as Vicar General of the Basilian Fathers followed by fourteen years as a pastor in Rochester, NY before returning to Toronto as the Basilian Fathers’ Promoter of Vocations and Director Associates. Fr. Tanck has served on the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of Aquinas Institute in Rochester and the Monroe County Catholic School Board of the Diocese of Rochester.

Mr. Nick Di Donato '76, Director

For over two decades, the Liberty Entertainment Group, led by Nick Di Donato has been redefining Toronto’s nightlife experience. The Liberty Entertainment Group has become recognized as one of the most successful and innovative companies in this industry, appreciating a continuous growth and garnering constant media attention. At the heart of this evolving urban development is President and C.E.O., Nick Di Donato.

Di Donato earned his Bachelor of Science and a Professional Engineering degree from the University of Toronto, and is a St. Michael's College School graduate.

Under his leadership, the Liberty Entertainment Group, has gained success and acknowledgment for developing an impressive roster of unique venues. These venues include Casa Loma, the Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex, Toronto’s premier special event facilities; Toronto most prolific restaurants including Rosewater, Spice Route, and Cibo Wine Bar; and three international properties the Coral Gables Country Club and Cibo Wine Bar with locations in Coral Gables and Miami Beach, Florida.

In addition to Nick Di Donato’s success as CEO and President of the Liberty Entertainment Group, he generously shares his time, resources and expertise in a variety of ways to benefit both the hospitality industry and the community at large.

Mr. Michael P. Forsayeth '73, Director

Michael Forsayeth is the Chief Financial Officer of Granite REIT, one of the largest publicly listed industrial real estate investment trusts in Canada. Mr. Forsayeth has over 35 years of experience in financial reporting, capital markets and operating experience in a number of industries. Forsayeth has held senior executive financial and operating positions in several large public and private iconic Canadian organizations, is CPA, CA and spent nine years with Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) in various departments. His board and committee appointments include: Board of Directors and Chair of the Finance Committee for Crescent School (2005 -2010), member of the Audit Committee for St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation, (2013- present) and Board of Directors and member of the Audit Committee for Imvescor Inc., a publically traded restaurant company based in Montreal (2014-present).

Forsayeth graduated from Queen’s University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1977, and from St. Michael’s College School in 1973.

Ms. Nina Perfetto, Director

Nina Perfetto has been a member of the Ontario Bar in good standing since 1987, and has enjoyed a successful career practicing in the areas of Corporate Commercial Litigation, Administrative and Regulatory Law, Estate Litigation and Real Estate Litigation. Her practice is concentrated on complex litigation matters and she has appeared before various levels of the Ontario Court of Justice and the Court of Appeal as well as before various Administrative Boards and Tribunals.

In addition to her professional life, Ms. Perfetto has been a community volunteer since 1989. She is currently the Chair of Villa Charities, which is a culturally sensitive, not-for-profit organization serving the needs of the elderly, the youth and the Italian/Canadian Community.

Ms. Perfetto's accomplishments with Villa Charities include, the completion of a governance restructuring for the Charity, succession planning for the CEO, and the implementation of a redevelopment plan for the Villa Charities campus in conjunction with TDCSB. The proposed joint project between Villa Charities and TDCSB for the development of a new Dante Aleghieri High School and a new Columbus Centre for Villa Charities has required an open mind, and firm negotiations to ensure that the interests of the parties involved are protected.

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