They begin their term alongside new board chair Armando Nuñez, GABELLI ’82, who took office on July 1.
Read more about our new trustees below.
Donald “Don” Almeida, GABELLI ’73
Retired Vice Chairman, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC
At PwC, Almeida was responsible for the firm’s global clients, markets, and industries. In addition to serving as a vice chairman, he worked as the client service vice chairman for the U.S. firm, a managing partner for several U.S. industry groups, and a member of the U.S. Board of Partners and PwC Global Board of Partners. In a career spanning four decades, he has served in several market-facing leadership roles with large multinational companies. He sits on the boards of multiple organizations, including WellDoc and Cardinal Hayes High School.
Decades after graduating from the Gabelli School of Business with his bachelor’s degree in accounting, Almeida has continued to pay it forward at Fordham. He previously served as vice chairman of the Board of Trustees and is now a trustee, a member of the Gabelli School Advisory Board and Cura Personalis campaign cabinet, and a Gabelli School adjunct instructor. Almeida is also related to three Rams: his twin brother, David, GABELLI ’73; his nephew, David Almeida Jr., GABELLI ’03; and his cousin, Victor Frazao, FCRH ’70.
Almeida lives in Armonk, New York, with his wife, Gail. They have two children, Gabriella and Matthew.
Mandell L. Crawley, GABELLI ’09
Executive Vice President/Chief Human Resources Officer, Morgan Stanley
Crawley began his nearly 30-year career at Morgan Stanley when he was 17 years old. He rose in the ranks from a high school intern to a senior leader, in company positions that range from head of private wealth management and international wealth management, to global chief marketing officer, to head of U.S. fixed income sales and distribution for wealth management. Today he serves as Morgan Stanley’s chief human resources officer and as a member of several company committees and boards. In addition, he serves on the board of the national Boys and Girls Club and previously served on the board of Covenant House New York, an organization that helps youth experiencing homelessness.
Crawley earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Northeastern Illinois University and an M.B.A. with honors from Fordham. Over the past decade, he has given back to the Fordham community in many ways—as a motivational speaker to student-athletes; as a special adviser for diversity, equity, and inclusion planning and programming at the Gabelli School of Business; and as a member of the Gabelli School’s centennial working committee, among other roles. In 2022, he served as a speaker at the Gabelli School’s graduate diploma ceremony, where he received an honorary doctor of humane letters.
Crawley, who is originally from Chicago, now lives in New Rochelle, New York, with his wife, Allison, and their twin daughters, Jaedyn and Jordyn.
Sheryl M. Sillery Dellapina,
FCRH ’87, PAR ’24
Officer, Dellapina Family Foundation
After an early career in media production at Grey Advertising, Dellapina raised three children in London. Dellapina is now engaged in philanthropic work through the Dellapina Family Foundation.
Dellapina earned her bachelor’s degree in communications from Fordham. She now serves on Fordham College at Rose Hill’s Board of Visitors. She and her husband, Jeffrey, are also members of the Cura Personalis campaign cabinet and the Parents’ Leadership Council. Her husband, Jeffrey, is the chief financial officer of Vitol Group, a multinational energy and commodity trading organization.
The couple have three sons: Spencer; Connor; and Ian, a senior at Fordham College at Rose Hill who plays club rugby.
Dellapina and her family split their time between England, New Jersey, and Florida, but she is a Fordham Ram at heart. Last year, instead of staying in London to attend the Platinum Jubilee celebrations honoring Queen Elizabeth II, she decided to attend her 35th Fordham Jubilee reunion.
Lori Cruz Doty, PAR ’20, ’21, ’23, ’26
Secretary and Treasurer, Doty Family Foundation
Doty is secretary and treasurer of the Doty Family Foundation, a civic activist, and a California rancher who grows coffee beans, avocados, and grapes.
She and her husband, Steve, are proud Fordham parents. They have four daughters, including three who have either graduated from or currently attend Fordham: Tara, FCRH ’20, GABELLI ’21; Jessica, who graduated from the Gabelli School of Business this year; and Gabrielle, a sophomore at Fordham College at Lincoln Center. At Fordham, Doty serves as a member of the Cura Personalis campaign cabinet and the executive committee of the President’s Council. She and her husband serve as vice chairs of the Parents’ Leadership Council. The couple has also hosted a summer send-off reception in their Southern California home.
Doty is originally from California and graduated from the University of La Verne. She and her family split their time between California and New York City.
Father Marina has served as president of The University of Scranton since 2021. He was previously the provost and vice president for academic affairs and professor of education at Le Moyne College (where he also briefly served as acting president), dean of Providence College’s School of Continuing Education, assistant dean at Montclair State University’s College of Science and Mathematics, and an assistant dean at St. John’s University, among other positions. He has also served on the boards of multiple institutions, including St. Thomas Aquinas College, Regis University, Canisius College, Canisius High School, Xavier High School, Le Moyne College, and St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse, New York.
Father Marina holds five degrees: a Ph.D. in administration and supervision from Fordham’s Graduate School of Education, a Master of Divinity and a master’s degree in theology from Boston College, and a master’s degree in secondary education and bachelor’s degree in physical sciences from St. John’s University. His research interests include leadership and organizational change, as well as scripture and the question of non-belief. Father Marina entered the Society of Jesus in 2004 and was ordained to the priesthood in 2012.
Thomas J. Scirghi, S.J., GSAS ’80
Associate Professor of Theology at Fordham
Father Scirghi is an associate professor of theology at Fordham, where he specializes in the theology of sacraments and liturgy, as well as the theory and practice of preaching. He has taught courses and workshops on preaching for priests, deacons, and lay ecclesial ministers in locations around the world, including Africa, Asia, and Australia. He has taught at the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, California, and the Jesuit College of Theology in Melbourne, Australia. He also served as the Thomas More Chair of Catholic Studies, in a joint appointment between the University of Western Australia and the University of Notre Dame Australia. In addition, he has published several texts, including Everything Is Sacred: An Introduction to the Sacrament of Baptism (Paraclete Press, 2012) and Living Beauty: The Art of Liturgy (Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2007) with his colleague Alejandro Garcia-Rivera. He holds five degrees, including a master’s degree in philosophy from Fordham; a Master of Divinity degree from the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, California; an S.T.L. from the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, formerly known as the Weston Jesuit School of Theology; a doctor of theology from Boston University; and a bachelor’s degree from Le Moyne College.
Tanen is a co-founder and partner of Two River, a New York-based venture capital firm focused on creating, financing, and operating development stage life sciences companies. In addition, he is a co-founder of a number of biotechnology companies, including Kite Pharma, Inc., where he served as corporate secretary and general counsel until its acquisition by Gilead Sciences in 2017. Tanen also serves on the board of directors of Kronos Bio, Inc., and as corporate secretary of Allogene Therapeutics, Inc., each a publicly traded life science company. Tanen also serves as an officer and director of several privately-held biotechnology companies and as an adviser to Vida Ventures, LLC, a life science investment firm.
Tanen earned his J.D. from Fordham’s School of Law. He now serves on the school’s Dean’s Planning Council and the Entrepreneurial Law Advisory Council. Tanen, who is originally from Massachusetts, earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from George Washington University. He now lives in New Jersey and has three children.