MembersAugust 28, 2021 2023-08-29 12:19
Peggy Wilson — Chair of the Board/Chair of the Executive Committee
Mrs. Wilson is a product of 12 years of Catholic education. A graduate of Padua Academy in 1985, she is a strong believer in the importance of a Catholic foundation. She started her professional career working for WBOC-TV, later joining Preston Automotive Group, and is now the Executive VP. Mrs. Wilson oversees Human Resources, Payroll, Expense Control, Contract Negotiations, and Civic Involvement. Mrs. Wilson is also the President of DHW Holdings, where she oversees all properties and multi-million dollar construction projects.
Mrs. Wilson is a member of the Saints Peter and Paul Parish. She and her husband Dave reside in Preston, Maryland. They have five children: Angie, David, Jr., Brittany, Marina, and Daria. Both Marina (Class of 2016) and Daria (Class of 2021) attended SSPP School starting in Pre- K. Mrs. Wilson served as Chair of the SSPP Advisory Board June 2016- 2019.
Wayne Hockmeyer — Vice Chair of the Board/Co-Chair of the
Development and Fundraising Committee
Dr. Hockmeyer is a parishioner of the Saints Peter and Paul Church. He grew up in Evansville, IN, having had the benefit of 12 years of Catholic education prior to attending Purdue University, where he received a Bachelor of Science. Later, he earned a PhD from the University of Florida. He and his late wife Mary were ardent supporters of education, believing it uplifts all people.
Dr. Hockmeyer is a Vietnam veteran and a retired United States Army officer. He has had years of experience in medical research and the biotechnology industry. Following his military service, he founded MedImmune, Inc., which is a publicly traded biotechnology company. He served as its Chairman and CEO until it was acquired by AstraZeneca in 2007.
Dr. Hockmeyer has served on many public companies and not-for-profit boards. He is currently Chair of the Board of Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital. He is privileged to have his son, daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren in our local community.
Jim Farrell — Co-Chair of the Development and Fundraising
Mr. Farrell graduated from the University of Detroit with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He served in the U.S. Army from 1965 to 1967. Mr. Farrell was elected Chairman of Illinois Tool Works, Inc. in May 1996. He was elected President and CEO in September 1995 and prior to that time he was executive vice president of the company. In May 2006, Mr. Farrell retired as Chairman and CEO. He has sat on the Boards of Directors of Abbott, 3M, UAL, Kraft, Quaker Oats, Sears, Morton International, and Allstate. Mr. Farrell also chaired the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
Mr. Farrell is married to his wife Max. Together they have five children and 18 grandchildren. They have maintained a home on the Eastern Shore for 17 years.
Richard Favretto — Chair of the Governance and Nominating
Mr. Favretto, who grew up in New York City, is the product of 19 years of Catholic education, culminating in a law degree from The Catholic University of America. He has lived in the Washington, D.C. area since June 1970.
Mr. Favretto began his professional career as a lawyer in the U.S. Department of Justice, where he spent 15 years as a trial and supervising attorney responsible for civil and criminal antitrust prosecutions, ultimately serving as Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Acting Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Antitrust Division. Thereafter, he became a partner at Mayer Brown LLP, an international law firm representing business clients in antitrust and corporate litigation, mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures. While a partner at Mayer Brown, Mr. Favretto served on the firm’s Management Committee and as Partner-in-Charge of its Washington office. He retired from the partnership in 2018 and currently serves as Senior Counsel at the firm.
Mr. Favretto and his wife, Fran, presently reside in Bethesda, Maryland, but since 2001 have spent increasing time year-round at their home on the Choptank River in Trappe, Maryland. They are blessed with five children and twelve grandchildren who enjoy gathering and sharing family experiences together on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
John Galdieri — Board Member
John is a resident of Grasonville, Maryland with his wife Tina and daughter Gracie (2025). John is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering. After serving 11 years, John left the military to pursue a career in aviation. In 2006, John founded Trident Aircraft, an Easton-based company. Over the past 13 years, Trident Aircraft has grown to a multi-state pilot training and jet charter company that owns, leases, and manages over 40 aircraft. John has been volunteering his time at Saints Peter and Paul Elementary School in capacities ranging from “Room Parent” to Circle Duty and Career Day.
Chuck Mangold, Jr. — Board Member
Chuck Mangold, Jr. has been a Talbot County resident since the age of eight. He attended Saints Peter & Paul School (Elementary through High School) and is an alumnus of the Class of 1989. Chuck went on to receive an associate degree from Chesapeake College. He later attended Loyola College in Baltimore. Chuck joined Benson & Mangold in 2001 after a 13-year career in the retail automobile business as a salesman, finance manager, and various management positions at one of our local automobile dealerships. Chuck serves or has served on the Boards of Directors for several local organizations, including the MidShore Board of Realtors, The Country School, Academy Art Museum, Habitat Choptank, The United Fund of Talbot County, and the Talbot County Chamber of Commerce. Chuck, his wife of over twenty-five years, Lauren, and their three sons Charlie, Robbie, and Peter reside in Easton.
Chuck serves on the Development Committee and Facilities Committee.
Fr. James Nash — Ex-officio/Pastor
Fr. Nash was raised in Newark, Delaware and attended St. Marks High School. He then went to the University of Delaware and obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. After working for nearly five years in the accounting field, he entered St. Mary’s Seminary and University and was ordained to the priesthood in 1994. He was assigned to Saints Peter and Paul Parish in 2014. Fr. Nash established the Saints Peter and Paul Advisory Board about three years ago and is very excited that we have moved to a Board of Specified Jurisdiction.
Fr. Nash is a staunch advocate of Catholic education. While he did not attend Catholic school in his elementary school years, he was a student at a Catholic high school. During that time, Fr. Nash recalls not only receiving a fine education of the mind but also a growth in his faith and love for God and church. Catholic education continues to offer that opportunity and he looks forward to an amazingly bright future for Saints Peter and Paul School.
Scott Pastrick — Governance Committee and Finance Committee
R. Scott Pastrick was born in East Chicago, Indiana where he attended Assumption Catholic grade school and then went on to Campion Jesuit College High School in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. He is a graduate of Wabash College and did graduate studies at George Washington University and Indiana University School of Law.
Mr. Pastrick recently retired as President & CEO of the company he helped start, Prime Policy Group, a global public affairs communications firm that is a WPP Group Company, London, England.
Outside of his professional career Mr. Pastrick served on numerous boards and organizations in the Catholic community including: Chairman of the Board of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington D.C., Chairman of the Board Gonzaga College High School, Board Member of the Consortium for Catholic Academies, Board Member of the Washington Jesuit Academy, Board of Georgetown University Woodstock Foundation, Chairman of the Kennedy Center Fortes Trust Board and Board member of the Archdiocese of Washington Foundation.
Mr. Pastrick and his wife, Courtney Clark Pastrick reside in Easton, Maryland and have three children and four grandchildren.
Carol Ripken — Ex-Officio/Diocesan Representative
Carol Ripken benefited from 16 years of Catholic education and has been a Catholic school educator for more than 40 years. She holds a bachelor’s degree in secondary education and a master’s degree in educational administration. She currently serves as the Associate Superintendent for the Diocese of Wilmington. Prior to this role, Ms. Ripken served as a high school English and Social Studies teacher, Dean of Students, Assistant Principal, Principal of three high schools in both urban and suburban areas, and the Associate Superintendent for the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
Ms. Ripken currently serves as a Board member for both the Maryland Catholic Conference and for the Center for Catholic Schools Excellence of Mount St. Mary’s College in Emmitsburg, Maryland. She has led and served on both district and school accreditation teams as well as operational viability teams throughout the United States.
Teresa Snyder — Secretary of the Board/Chair of the Marketing and
Teresa Snyder is a Class of 2012 alumnus of Saints Peter and Paul School, and was enrolled as a student from Pre-K through 12th grade. Her older brother, Dorian Mitchell, also graduated from Saints Peter and Paul in 2008. In 2016, Teresa graduated from Mount St. Mary’s University with a bachelor’s degree in Business, and is currently pursuing her Master in Business Administration at the University of Baltimore. Teresa currently serves on the Board for Delmarva Real Estate Management Group, LLC.
Teresa and her husband, Curtis, have a Vizsla dog, Temi, whom they love to bring along on adventures. Teresa currently lives in Baltimore while Curtis finishes law school, but frequently travels back to Easton, Maryland to help take care of her mother, Maria, who has Alzheimer’s Disease.