About Our Staff

Deacon Vito S. Piazza, Sr.


Deacon Vito Piazza, Sr.

Deacon Vito S. Piazza, Sr.

Vito is the Director of Saint Mary’s Spiritual Center and Historic Site. His responsibilities at Saint Mary’s include: direction of docents, curating  museum exhibits, development of historical and spiritual programming, facilitation of retreats and days of reflection, and maintenance of the historical buildings and property. He earned a B.A in Religious Studies with minors in Latin American Studies and Philosophy from Notre Dame of Maryland University. He holds two masters degrees from Saint Mary’s Seminary & University Ecumenical Institute of Theology, an M.A. in Theology and an M.A. in Church Ministries with a concentration in Pastoral Care.

Blaine Carvalho


Blaine Carvalho

Blaine Carvalho joined the staff of St. Mary’s Spiritual Center and Historic Site in early April 2014. Prior to his appointment to this position, Blaine worked in the international diplomatic field for nearly a decade within the embassy of the Republic of Estonia in Washington, DC. He holds dual B.S. degrees in Business Management and Communications from Bryant University in Rhode Island and a Master of Arts in Global Affairs and Human Security from the University of Baltimore. Following his undergraduate graduation, he joined the U.S. Peace Corps as an economic advisor within the Republic of Estonia, staying on within the country to do research via a grant from the World Trade Institute, which led to his embassy career in the United States.

Jennifer Santos, B.F.A.

Visitor Center Associate

Jennifer Santos

Jennifer Santos is the Visitor Center Associate at St. Mary’s Spiritual Center and Historic Site. Jennifer has worked in the Departments of Education, Development and Events at institutions including The Walter’s Art Museum, The Maryland Historical Society and The Maryland Science Center since 1998. Jennifer has a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Visual Communications, Illustration from The Maryland Institute College of Art, also known as MICA.

Board Members:

Very Rev. John C. Kemper, P.S.S. Chairman
Deacon Vito S. Piazza, Sr. President
Rev. Richard Gula, P.S.S. Vice President
Ms. Carolyn Troy Donohue, Vice Chair
Ms. Ann Lesini, Treasurer
Mr. Nicholas Blendy
Mr. Stephen Cohen
The Honorable Eric T. Costello
Sr. Suzanne Delaney, I.H.M.
Rev. Donald Grzymski, O.F.M. Conv.
Mr. Jeremy Joseph
Ms. Sharon Knecht
Rev. Leo Larrivee, P.S.S.

Adjunct Staff/Spiritual Directors:

Mrs. Jacqueline Antkowiak
Mr. Francis T. Gollery, M.S.
Father Paul Henry, M.A.
Sr. Pamela Jablon, S.S.N.D.
Deacon Vito S. Piazza, Sr., M.A.