Fred Corsentino (Chair)
Fred is extremely happy to be back at Blessed Sacrament, where some of his fondest memories were created. Additionally, Fred strongly believes that the academic foundation and values taught at Blessed Sacrament played a critical role in his life. He is eager to serve the Blessed Sacrament community so that its children can receive those same benefits and blessings that a Catholic education provides. Fred has been a technology executive for his entire career and has a strong management background in the Sales and Marketing functions. Fred is a proud graduate of Bishop Loughlin H.S. in Brooklyn, and he received his MBA from Columbia University in New York. He currently serves as the Board Chairperson and leads the Marketing committee as well.
Alice MacLarty grew up in Cypress Hills and graduated with an outstanding Catholic education from Blessed Sacrament School in the class of ’69. Richmond Hill High School and Queens College followed, and a degree in sociology and history. Her most interesting undergraduate job was at the NYPD Academy where she met her husband, a police officer and instructor. While raising two sons, she taught at St. Thomas the Apostle elementary school in Woodhaven, where she acted as Home School Association president before joining the faculty. A Masters degree in education from Molloy College in 2006 led to her present position teaching history to English language learners at her alma mater, Richmond Hill High School. She has been married for thirty years and lives in a family home in Woodhaven with her parents, sons and several pets. She is a parishioner of the most beautiful church in Brooklyn, Blessed Sacrament. She is honored to serve on the school’s Board of Directors.
Andre Corona is a graduate of Blessed Sacrament School of the class of 1997. After elementary school he attended St. John’s Prep in Astoria for high school, St. Peter’s University in New Jersey for a double Bachelors in Philosophy and Political Science, and Pace University for a Masters in Bilingual Education. Having worked in law and education, he is now currently a sales executive for a major educational publishing company. He continues to be an active participant in parish ministries including lectoring, catechesis and youth mentoring. Andre is the Chair of the Finance Committee and is looking forward to seeing his alma mater continue to succeed.
Ellen Prunella graduated from Blessed Sacrament in 1967. While remembering “BSS” of the past, she feels blessed to be part of the new Academy. Ellen graduated from Queens College-CUNY with a B.A. in English literature. She believes her love of books is the result of the foundation that she received in Blessed Sacrament. Ellen is the grandmother of seven school-aged children. She has been a researcher and writer of nonfiction history books for twenty-five years. She works as a freelance stenographic court reporter.
Sister Pat DeMarco has been involved in formal as well as informal education for approximately 40 years both in the United States and South America. At Blessed Sacrament Parish, Sister Pat serves both as a Pastoral Associate and Director of Religious Education. During her time at Blessed Sacrament, she is proud to have witnessed the Christian values taught in the school and the academic achievements of the students. Sister Pat considers it a privilege to be a member of the Blessed Sacrament Academy Board.