Leadership

Our team is committed to providing your student with a nurturing community, personalized support and, of course, an exemplary all-girls, independent Catholic education. The team behind Merion Mercy Academy consists of our Head of School, administrative staff, faculty, and Board of Trustees.

Head of School

Marianne Grace

“It is an honor and a privilege to lead Merion Mercy Academy where we take seriously our commitment to empowering students to lead, learn and serve. Grounded in spiritual development and academic and personal excellence, a Merion Mercy education graduates exceptional young women who are prepared to change the world.” 

Our Head of School, Mrs. Marianne Grace, possesses decades of mission-driven leadership experience and an impressive professional background. In addition to being a past Merion Mercy parent (daughter Kelly ‘04), former chair of the Board of Trustees, and previous Director of Operations, Mrs. Grace spent 20 years as Executive Director of Delaware County. In that role, she managed a total budget of approximately $600 million, as well as 50-plus departments and 20 direct reports. Dedicated to her Catholic faith and active in her community, she has served on the boards of Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic Region, Mercy Health System, Mercy Catholic Medical Center, Community YMCA and Holy Child Academy. 

Mrs. Grace holds a bachelor’s degree in History from Temple University, a master’s in Health Education from Saint Joseph’s University, and a master’s in Public Administration from Widener University. 

Administrative Team

Kristina Cawley

Kristina Cawley

Associate Director of Development
Paul Clementi

Paul Clementi

Director of Student Programs
Shannon Fisher

Shannon Fisher

Director of Athletics
Danielle Gagnon, RSM

Danielle Gagnon, RSM

Assistant Head of School for Mission Integration
Stacy Gallagher

Stacy Gallagher

Director of Development
Diane Greenwood

Diane Greenwood

Director of Enrollment Management
Anne Gregg

Anne Gregg

Executive Assistant to the Head of School
Maya Johnson '12,

Maya Johnson '12,

Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging
Eileen Killeen '68

Eileen Killeen '68

Director of External Relations
Kimberly Shimer

Kimberly Shimer

Director of Communications
Philip Vinogradov

Philip Vinogradov

Interim Assistant Head of School for Academics

Board of Trustees

We are privileged to have a dedicated Board of Trustees serving the interests of MMA. The Board is involved with advising the Head of School and school administrators in areas such as sustainability, fiduciary responsibility, and institutional planning. 

This esteemed group of leaders includes Sisters of Mercy, alumnae, past parents, and respected members of the community.