Board Members


President – Kira McDonnell
Kira has 3 children at BSS (7th, 6th and 4th) and has served on the PTO Board for 5 years. She was the BSS building representative for the 2014 RCCSD Operating Referendum and has been the Yearbook Advisor since Spring 2014. Kira is a board member of St. Patrick’s Day Society for St. Patrick’s Center in Wilmington and serves on the board of Prevent Child Abuse Delaware.  Kira was a Delaware Rush Travel Team Manager for the past 5 years and a Fundraising Co-Chair for the last 2 years.  She is also an Executive Consultant for Rodan + Fields skincare.
Vice President, Elementary Liaison – Lisa Vanderslice
Vice President, Middle School Liaison – Andrea Ziegler
Andrea has 1 child currently at BSS (7th) as well as a Bobcat alumni that will be a sophomore at DMA.  This is Andrea’s third year on the PTO Board.  Andrea works at AstraZeneca.
Secretary – Cindy Dikeman
Cindy has 2 daughters at BSS (8th & 5th) as well as a Bobcat alumni entering her freshman year at Wilmington Charter.  This is Cindy’s 4th year on the PTO Board.  Cindy has worked at Bank of America for the past 23 years, and is the co-executive sponsor for the Delaware chapter of LEAD for Women, a global network of Bank of America employees dedicated to creating leadership development, education and networking opportunities for women.  Since 2013 she has also served on the board of Jobs for Delaware Graduates, a private, non-profit corporation designed to prepare highly at-risk middle and high school students for transition from school to work.  She is an active volunteer for St. John the Beloved’s athletic and religious education programs.
Treasurer – Kristen Salfas
Kristen has a 4th grader and a Kindergartner at BSS.  Kristen works as an accountant and this is her 4th year on the Board.
Director of Fundraising – Katy Richardson
Katy has 3 children at BSS (5th, 2nd, 2nd).  Katy works as a pediatric nurse at A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children.  Katy has previously served as the chair for our Leave Winter Behind event and this is her 2nd year on the Board.
Director of Communications – Cathryn Farwell
Cathryn has 2 children at BSS (5th, 3rd) and works as a paralegal.  This is Cathryn’s 3rd year on the Board.
Director of Volunteers – Lisa Capretto
Lisa has 2 children at BSS (8th, 5th) and works at Chatham Financial.  Lisa is a third year Board member.
Director of Grants – Jessica Benoit
Jess has 2 children at BSS and a pre-schooler. Jess works for US Bank in Risk and Controls. She has participated in several BSS volunteer opportunities, including the BSS Directory and as an assistant coach for our Girls on the Run program.  This is her 2nd year on the Board.
Teacher Liaisons:
Laura Milligan – 1st grade teacher
Kara Bencrowsky – 4th grade teacher
Megan Hagedorn – 7th grade teacher
Amy Archer – Nurse
David Kelleher – Art teacher


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