As the President of Erie Catholic School System, Bridge Philip oversees the Erie Catholic School System. Philip joined Erie Catholic in 2019 as VP of Enrollment Management and then accepted the president position in 2021. Philip 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. Philip 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.
Director of Technology
Jeff Martin joined Erie Catholic School System in 2020 after a 15 year career in education with at the Fairview School District where he served as elementary teacher and Professional Development teacher for instructional technology. Martin received a Bachelors in Elementary Education from Gannon University in 2004, a Masters in Educational Leadership in 2008 from Edinboro University and a Principal Certification from Edinboro University.