Achieving Your Enrollment Goals
November 8, 2017
Elizabeth Alfonsi serves as the first Director of Advancement at the Glen Mills Schools (GMS) in Concordville, PA. GMS is the oldest existing school of its type in the United States, continuously providing services to troubled youth for 190 years. GMS is modeled after a private preparatory school. It provides students with the opportunity to see life in a different way, take another path and have a second chance.
Prior to GMS, Beth was Vice President of Operations at the Healey Education Foundation, Mt. Laurel, New Jersey. The Foundation works to empower Catholic schools in the areas of enrollment management, development, and governance. During her ten years with the foundation, she played a key role in the creation of the Foundation’s methodology and worked expand the program from New Jersey to Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Minnesota.
Before joining the Healey Education Foundation, Beth served as Director of Alumni Relations and Special Programs at Neumann University, where she was previously Assistant Director of Admissions.
Beth currently sits on the board of Saints Neumann Goretti High School in Philadelphia, PA and serves as their development committee chair.
Beth has a breadth of experience in both the strategic and tactical essentials for nonprofit sustainability, including development, board development, strategic planning, and marketing for recruitment and retention. She has provided leadership and coaching in changing cultures, implementing change, and beginning strategic initiatives.
Beth holds an M.S. in strategic leadership from Neumann University and a B.A. in public relations from Temple University.
KRISTIN BARSTOW MELLEY
Kristin Barstow Melley is the Director of Professional Development for the Roche Center for Catholic Education. She develops professional learning opportunities for Catholic educational leaders working in PK-12 schools.
Her current projects include the Two-Way Immersion Network for Catholic Schools (TWIN-CS) and the Emmaus Series: A Leadership Advancement Program for Catholic School Leaders. Kristin presents nationally on Faculty and Student Faith Formation, Catholic Identity, Managing School Change, School Board Development, Marketing Catholic Schools and Whole-school Teacher Collaboration. She is a contributor to the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools implementation resources. She serves as liaison for the Catholic School Office of the Archdiocese of Boston and the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. Formerly, Kristin served as Associate Superintendent of Catholic high schools in the Diocese of Worcester and as the Director of the National Catholic Center for Student Aspirations at Assumption College. She was a high school teacher of history, art history, literature, and writing, and a soccer and basketball coach. She taught world religions, ethics, and writing at Endicott College. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College in Norton, MA and a Masters in Theology from Harvard University.