As the President of Erie Catholic School System, Bridget Philip oversees the Erie Catholic School System. Bridget joined Erie Catholic in 2019 as VP of Enrollment Management and then accepted the president position in 2021. Bridget spent 17 years at Gannon University in enrollment management. In 2016 she successfully completed her certificate in Leadership in Enrollment Management through the University of Southern California. Bridget is a graduate of St. Mary’s School in Nanty Glo, PA, Bishop Carroll High School in Ebensburg, PA and Gannon University in Erie, PA.
Donald P. Smith
Director of Finance
Donald P. Smith, LTC - US Army (retired), MBA, oversees financial management operations and develops business plans and strategies to support the mission of Catholic education in concert with the President and the Board of Directors. A 23 year Army veteran, he has extensive financial management and organizational leadership experience, most notably as the Commander of the 33rd Financial Management Support Unit, and the Deputy Controller for both the U.S. Army’s 10th “Mountain” Division at Fort Drum, NY and U.S. Forces – Afghanistan. Don earned his Master of Business Administration from Webster University in St. Louis, MO.
Lori Suprynowicz Human Resources Manager
Lori joined Erie Catholic School System as Human Resources Manager in February of 2023. She is an Erie native and has an extensive Human Resources background with over 25 years’ experience skilled in leadership, labor laws and compliance, training, recruitment, administering benefits and leave, payroll, and enforcing company policies and practices. Lori is a graduate of Technical Memorial High School and Erie Business Center. She has served on the Safety Risk Management Committee as well as the HR Roundtable at Manufacturer Business Association. She looks forward to continuous professional development in her role at Erie Catholic.
Director of Athletics
Mike Doyle joined Erie Catholic in 2022 after nearly two decades of aquatics management and coaching Erie youth. A graduate of John Carroll University, Mr. Doyle is an avid swimmer and water polo coach. Mr. Doyle is a lifelong Erie resident. He looks forward to growing the athletics program at Erie Catholic.