Board of Trustees

Ensuring that school activities align with the four pillars of faith, scholarship, leadership and service 

The Board of Trustees is a volunteer board and the governing body for Saint Joseph's Catholic Academy. The BOT meets as a group once per month, and each board member also serves on one additional sub-committee. The BOT’s primary functions are to oversee school finances, approve policy, and support marketing, enrollment and development initiatives. At the highest levels, the BOT ensures that the activities of the school align with the four pillars of faith, scholarship, leadership and service.  You may reach out to the BOT with any questions or concerns by emailing

The following are current members of the Saint Joseph's Catholic Academy Board of Trustees:

Most Rev. Mark Bartchak, JCD
Jo-Ann Semko, Bishop’s Proxy/Curriculum Advisor
Robert Thomas, President
Robert Shearer, Executive Vice President
Jeffrey Dawson, Vice President & Secretary
Jennifer Cross, Trustee
John Pagnotto, D.O., Trustee
Jerry Calistri, Trustee
Joe Rogacs, Trustee
Laurence Thorwart, Trustee

Board of Trustees Newsletter
The BOT distributes a quarterly newsletter, which summarizes BOT activities and ongoing school efforts.  Click on the orange buttons to view recent issues.

BOT Stakeholder
Meeting via Zoom

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 6PM
Saint Joseph's Student Life Center

Contact Ms. Mallett for
Zoom Access Code


Saint Joseph’s Catholic Academy

901 Boalsburg Pike, Boalsburg, PA 16827
(814) 808-6118