Members of the Board
Mark Polivka '70
Board Member & Charger Nation Pillar
Mark is a proud member of the St. Joseph High School Board of Directors and an alumnus of the class of 1970. Mark is the Vice-President & Director of Willow Farms Properties, Inc. Mark coordinates the Charger Nation campaign, forming a group of committed benefactors who contribute $1,000 to $9,999 annually for three to five years.
John J. Vosicky '66
Board Member & Major Gift Pillar
John is a proud member of the St. Joseph High School Board of Directors and an alumnus of the class of 1966. Before retiring, John was the Chief Financial Officer of BFG Technology. John solicits major gifts or unrestricted donations of $10,000 or more.
St. Joseph High School Staff
Executive Director of Finance & Advancement
Phone: 708-562-4433 ext. 166
John has served as the Director of Finance and a member of the faculty since arriving at the school in 2014. John now brings his incredible skill set to the Advancement team as he guides the school well into the future.
Robert Stapleton '70
Director of Development
Phone: 708-562-7488 ext. 153
Bob is a proud member of the St. Joseph High School graduating class of 1970 and St. Mary's University, Winona, MN. Bob served on St. Mary's alumni board from 2015 to 2017 and has served in leadership roles on various committees at St. Joseph HS, including the recent Brothers Challenge. Bob brings a wealth of business experience, including 3M (1975 - 1996), Vice-President Emerging Technologies SAC Wireless (1996-2008) and, most recently, CEO National Wireless Ventures II, LLC (2008 - present).
Director of Alumni Relations
Phone: 708-562-7488 ext. 119
Tony works with alumni and friends in support of the mission of St. Joseph High School. His primary focus is working with individuals and groups to foster the Charger experience through a variety of activities, including volunteering, mentoring, fund-raising, and developing events specific to alumni.
“St. Joe’s has changed in many ways during my 37 years here but meeting an alum from the 60s has great similarities to graduating a student in 2019. There is an espirit de corp that resonates through the classrooms and the hallways that are distinctly Lasallian. Behind the words we all remember … Live Jesus in Our Hearts, Forever … is the feeling of family and the memories of Christian Brothers and colleagues who sincerely cared for their students yesterday and today, from ages 14 to 74. I look forward to seeing you soon!”
Manager of Development Operations
Phone: 630-564-3435 (cell) or 708-562-7488 ext. 148
Stephanie is responsible for the implementation of development and fundraising programs. She also helps manage communication materials (alumni & friends electronic newsletters, mailings, and marketing materials) to alumni, friends, and the local community in support of the mission of St. Joseph High School.
“St. Joe’s is one of those places that you have to visit to truly understand what makes it so special. I have had the privilege of assisting in the Development Office for nine years now and I continue to want to support the school's mission because of the amazing students, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the community that I have come to know and respect. Our school's motto, "Vincit Qui Laborat - He Conquers, Who Labors" is the cornerstone of all the success surrounding our community. I began my time at St. Joe's during their 50th Anniversary and I am honored to be part of the 60th!"
Development Administrative Assistant
Gift & Data Coordinator
Phone: 708-562-7488, ext. 118
Kathy works to support the mission of St. Joseph High School by managing the donor database records. She processes and records all donations and generates donor tax acknowledgment letters. Kathy is responsible for the development office reception duties, reporting needs, and assists with all other development information and fundraising programs.
“I have been with St. Joe's since July 2010. I remember my first day working at the 34th Annual St. Joseph Alumni Golf Outing. Wow, I thought, this is going to be great - golf on the first day of work. I was amazed that first day as I met so many St. Joseph alumni & friends and witness the camaraderie they shared. They all had respect for one another that only Chargers do!
I also have had the privilege of working side-by-side with Coach Gene Pingatore and learned from him the importance of the mission to help every student receive a meaningful Christian education. He truly was a perfect example of "Vincit Qui Laborat - He Conquers, Who Labors"
I welcome a conversation with alumni, parents, and friends alike to hear their story of how St. Joseph High School made a difference in their lives."
It is with much sadness that we inform you that Paul Remack, SJHS alumnus and board member, passed away on February 5, 2021.Paul, a 1967 SJ graduate, recently joined the board of directors following his success in helping the school raise $1 million dollars in the fall of 2019. He was appointed Director of Foundations and Large Gifts in March 2020 and joined the board soon after. The impact Paul had on the success of the St. Joseph High School Development program in just a short time is nothing short of remarkable. In less than a year, Paul nearly doubled the Foundation and Grant income for the Chargers. Paul was incredibly hard-working, professional, and beyond generous. His role as Director of Foundations and Large Gifts was on a volunteer basis. His sudden passing is being felt by many in the school community.A life well lived"A life well lived" describes the too-short life of Paul Theodore Remack, age 71, who passed away on February 5, 2021, with his loving wife Linda Theuriet at his side.Paul, the son of Theodore and Cecilia Remack (both deceased), was born on August 30, 1949, in Chicago, Illinois. He grew up in Berwyn, Illinois, attending St. Leonard's Grammar School and St. Joseph's High School in Westchester. He attributed much of his success in life to the disciplined learning environment he experienced at St. Joe's.Always the industrious worker, one of Paul's boyhood jobs was that of caddy at Riverside Golf Club where his love of the game of golf began. Paul took pride in his putting ability, especially when playing on team scramble tournaments.Paul graduated with honors from Bradley University, earning a bachelor's degree in history. The highlights of his years at Bradley included making lifelong friends, serving as Vice-President of the Student Body at Large, and earning a seat on Bradley's undefeated GE College Bowl Team of 1969, the last undefeated team of the nationally televised show's history.Paul's love of education then led him to the University of Southern California to pursue a master's degree in Renaissance History. It was during this time that Paul fell in love with California and made it his home. He resided in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and many other Bay area communities until finally settling in Walnut Creek.As a Certified Financial Planner, Paul was co-founder of RG Financial Partners, Inc. and founder and owner of Summit Wealth and Retirement Partners, Inc., and Remack Associates, Inc. Paul’s professional expertise, high standards and sound ethics were greatly appreciated by his clients, many of whom were to become some of Paul’s most valued friends.During semi-retirement, Paul finally found the time he needed to put together and publish Playing the Game: Create Your Legacy and Preserve Your Estate for Future Generations (Morgan James, 2018), a nonfiction work in which Paul’s genuine concern for the welfare and financial well-being of others shines through.Paul enjoyed life and the fruits of his success, taking trips to Europe and traveling throughout the U.S., showcasing the wineries of Napa Valley to visitors, enjoying delicious wine and great food, planning and preparing feasts for family and friends, cheering on CAL football and basketball teams, basking in his backyard swimming pool and, most of all, spending time with his "sweetie" Linda.Paul will be dearly missed also by his sister Marilyn Matuszak and her husband Steven, Will Theuriet, Zach Theuriet Howe, and countless other family members and friends.