Holly Doherty-Lemoine, CFRE was appointed Executive Director for Foundations in Education in December 2016, tasked with overseeing efforts to transform diocesan Catholic schools through support of student scholarship and faculty professional development grants in innovation and leadership. Previously she was a consultant providing strategic philanthropic coaching and services to individuals and non-profits. Prior to consulting, she served as Chief Development Officer with Inspirica, Inc one of Connecticut’s largest homeless services agency. Before joining Inspirica’s executive team, she was Executive Director/Director of Development with Arts For Healing (AFH), a Connecticut non-profit providing integrated music and art therapy to individuals with special needs. Doherty-Lemoine also served as the Director of Institutional Advancement with Webb Institute, a tuition free specialty College on Long Island. She served as Director of Advancement with several CT independent schools and began her career in institutional advancement as a student with her alma mater, Boston College. After graduating she spent two years at BC’s Alumni Association as the Assistant Director for Classes. Holly also worked in corporate marketing and received her CFRE in 2006. She resides in New Canaan with her family and is a member of St. Aloysius Parish.

Diane Canevari

Assistant to the Executive Director

Diane joined Foundations in Education as Assistant to the Executive Director, tasked with the administrative support of Holly Doherty-Lemoine as well as other initiatives that advance the organization’s mission of strengthening and transforming Catholic education. Previously, Diane worked as Development Associate at New Beginnings Family Academy in Bridgeport where she spent five years researching and writing grants and planning fundraising activities and events. Before becoming Development Associate, she spent six years as Executive Assistant to both the Development Director and the Executive Director of New Beginnings Family Academy. Diane holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in English with a Minor in Business from Sacred Heart University. She resides in Stratford with her family and is a member of St. James Parish where she volunteers with their women’s and music ministries.

Email: Diane.Canevari@diobpt.org

Emily Carriero

Assistant Director of Development

Emily Carriero was appointed Assistant Director of Development in August 2022.

Emily is passionate about working to educate youth in their faith journey. Emily has worked at nonprofit organizations for more than seven years, where she organized events, created content, and managed multiple social media platforms, one with over 1 million followers. She is eager to bring her knowledge and skillset to Foundations In Education, Inc. to broaden our friend and donor base, oversee annual fundraising initiatives, manage fundraising events so as to contribute to help educate youth and empower them in their faith journey. Emily is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Manhattanville College.  In her spare time, Emily serves as an elder at Rye Presbyterian Church, a role she has held for six years. She enjoys dance and continues in this hobby as her schedule permits.

Theresa Sciallo

Associate Director for Scholarship and Grants

Theresa Sciallo was appointed Associate Director for Scholarship and Grants in September 2017. Her new role will be to manage programs including scholarship and grants for Foundations in Education.

During her seven years with the Diocese of Bridgeport Catholic Schools, Theresa held various positions in the Office of the Superintendent. Most recently she was the Director of Community Engagement where she engaged diverse populations, particularly those that are underrepresented in Catholic Schools. She was instrumental in coordinating strategic enrollment management initiatives in the recent consolidation on seven schools into two academies. Prior to that role, she was the Assistant Director of Marketing and Enrollment for Catholic Schools, where she advanced the mission of our schools through annual giving campaigns, digital marketing, constituent relations and special events. She came to the Diocese of Bridgeport through the Catholic Alumni Project, aimed at reconnecting elementary schools with their alumni and developed a strategic annual giving program across all schools. Theresa holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing from St. John’s University. She is a passionate and self-motivated advocate for Catholic education, professionally and personally. While her everyday role is centered in strengthening the mission of Catholic education, her home life is as well, with three daughters in Catholic schools. Theresa resides in Stratford with her husband, children and boxer puppy. She is a member of St. Mark Parish.

Email: TSciallo@diobpt.org