Kyle Widmer Cash is an infectious diseases physician at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System in New Orleans, where she is Section Chief. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Classical Latin from Louisiana State University, her Medical Doctorate from Tulane University School of Medicine, and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Tulane. She completed fellowship training in Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt in Nashville, TN, before returning home to New Orleans to practice at the VA. She has been involved in the activation of the new VA hospital and the implementation of numerous initiatives to deliver high quality care to the Veterans of the region. She feels passionate about the success of Cathedral Montessori School because her daughters have been CMS students for the last 7 years (and counting!).
Marques J. Celestine, II
Marques J Celestine, II’s career includes management, analysis, business development and consulting roles across the globe with companies including Merck, Wells Fargo and Cargill. Through the Japanese Cabinet Office, he served as a delegate for cultural and economic exchange. He currently leads Jackson Noble, an Executive Search and Professional Consulting organization. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame with degrees in Finance and Japanese and spent a year of immersive study at Nanzan University in Nagoya, Japan. He has been a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters for over 15 years, was elected as the youngest member on the Cargill Cares Volunteer Council, served as a mentor to college students through the Alan Page Education Foundation and sent numerous inner-city youth on educational trips across the world through the Why Can’t I Go Foundation. He also served on the Board of Directors for San Miguel Middle School in Minneapolis, MN.
Petros Christakis is the Assistant Executive Director for Auxiliary Enterpirses at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. In this role, Petros works to provide a diversity of services directly or by managing vendor contracts to enhance the University experience for students, staff, faculty and campus visitors.
Christina Kogos is the Director of Marketing for Audiosocket, a music licensing company in New Orleans and Seattle, WA. She has over twenty years of marketing experience, primarily focused in the music industry. She began in radio promotions and grew into event production, PR, tour marketing, and artist management with companies such as Clear Channel Radio, Clear Channel Entertainment/Live Nation, and House of Blues. She has a B.A. in Communications from Loyola University, has taught Sunday School at Holy Trinity Cathedral over the last twelve years, and has always been an active member of the community.
Dr. Cornelia Koniditsiotis
Cornelia has loved her career as a speech-language pathologist, specializing in helping preschool and early elementary-aged children. She has taught in universities, been a consultant to our local hospitals, written articles, as well as worked in public and private schools, while also being in private practice. Cornelia is originally from Memphis, TN, has been married to her husband John (from Sparta, Greece) since 1970, and has lived in Metairie ever since. They have two terrific sons, a wonderful daughter-in-law, and three fantastic grandchildren. Cornelia received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Alabama, and her Ph.D. from the University of New Orleans. Her involvement in the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral has included serving on the Board of Trustees as treasurer, Sunday School Director, as well as president of Holy Trinity PTA, Philoptochos, and Daughters of Penelope. Cornelia enjoys participating in the Greek Festival, Cathedral organizations’ pastry workshops and sales, as well as baking Greek pastries at home. You can even find her on YouTube! She adores children.
Gail retired from the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta as a Director for Regional Economic Information Network for monetary policy. She was responsible for gathering economic input from business leaders, community leaders, community groups, and nonprofit organizations from across the Gulf South to paint a broader picture of the economy than can be captured with data and statistics alone. This information provided a more holistic picture of the economy, putting Main Street perspectives on the table during monetary policy conversations. During her tenure at the Federal Reserve, Gail served as Corporate Secretary to the Board of Directors. Gail was part of Alan Greenspan’s team for financial education; after Hurricane Katrina, was a team leader, instrumental in putting together the Bank’s disaster recovery procedures. She served as chairman of the Bank’s art committee. She served on the Board of Directors for the Louisiana Council on Economic Education, and the Mississippi Council on Economic Education. She was trained in economics and monetary policy by the University of Chicago’s Booth School professors on staff at the Federal Reserve. Gail lectured on the Federal Reserve and economics of monetary policy at LSU, Dillard, Xavier, Tulane, Loyola, UNO, Ole Miss, University of So. Mississippi, University of Alabama, Mobile. In her early years, Gail was the lead Montessori Teacher at University Montessori School. She studied early childhood education at Montclair State University and primary education at St. Nicholas Montessori College, London, England. She taught Sunday School for 25 years at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral and has served as co-Chair of the annual Greek Festival for the past 14 years She was a member of the Junior League of New Orleans and served on the executive committee, and the Association of Junior Leagues International. Gail is married, has two Montessori educated sons, two wonderful daughters-in-law and eight terrific grandchildren.
Kyle S. Sclafani
Kyle Sclafani is an attorney and advisor to businesses and individuals in the New Orleans area. Kyle is also a business owner of a neighborhood convenience store/gas station (Lake Terrace Crossing). Kyle graduated from the University of the South (Sewanee) with a degree in Political Science and pursued a musical career (bass) prior to obtaining his law degree from Tulane University in 2002. He is the father of three children who have attended CMS, the youngest of which is currently in her first year.
Barbara Stavis Wolf
Barbara Stavis Wolf is a Louisiana insurance defense litigation attorney and a member of the American, Federal, Louisiana and 22nd Judicial District Bar Associations, Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel and has served on the Louisiana Bar Association House of Delegates. Barbara is a life-long member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral in New Orleans, having served as President of the Community in 2016 and 2017 and served on the Board of Trustees in 2006-07, 2015-2018 and has been re-elected to serve on the Board in 2020, having previously also served as Secretary and Treasurer on the Board. She served as Co-Chairman of the historic 150th Anniversary Celebration of Holy Trinity in 2014. She has been the International President in 2009 of the Daughters of Penelope, affiliate of the Order of AHEPA, served on the Daughters of Penelope National Board 2003-2008, served as Daughters of Penelope District Governor for two terms and local Chapter President 6 different times. She is a current member of the Board of the Philoptochos Elpis Chapter, and has previously served in the Church Choir and as a Youth Advisor. Barbara is a graduate of Newcomb College of Tulane University and Loyola Law School in New Orleans.