Meet Our Alumnae

For over 160 years, the Academy of Saint Elizabeth has formed and taught thousands of young women who have become leaders in their respective fields of employment.
The various fields our graduates explore after studying at the Academy are vast, significant, and even ground-breaking. We take pride in the countless achievements of our SEAsters since their successes not only speak to their character, but also to the integrity of the education they received from their alma mater.

The foundational element to encourage these successful women to explore different career paths can be found in the Academy's crest. The pelican symbolically gives of itself to her children, pouring forth its own life in service and love. So, too, have these women performed in their respective fields, using their God-given talents for the betterment of our world.

Lawrence Summers

“Investment in girls' education may well be the highest-return investment available in the developing world.”

List of 9 items.

  • Attorney

    Lisa Lomelo '96 is an attorney primarily working in the field of commercial litigation including land use, zoning, redevelopment, and litigation. After graduating from the Academy, Ms. Lomelo received her BS in Biochemical Engineering from Rutgers University and her JD from Seton Hall University. She became a LEED Accredited Professional in 2008, making her the first female attorney to receive this accreditation in the State of New Jersey. 
  • Chief Technology Officer

    Kelly Hering '10 is the CTO and Co-Founder at Charm Industrial, a company whose mission is to return the atmosphere to 280ppm, or back to Pre-Industrial Era levels. Ms. Hering earned her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Brown University in 2014. She leads the engineering team in developing pyrolysis and gasification systems to increase carbon removal and decarbonization of heavy industry.
  • Endocrinologist

    Anne Marie Van Hoven '91 is an Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Specialist at Hackensack University Medical Center. Dr. Van Hoven attended Seton Hall University, followed by graduating from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in 1999. Dr. Van Hoven performed her Internal Medicine Residency at New York University and her fellowship in Endocrinology at Robert Wood Johnson. She worked in residency at Bellevue Hospital in New York City and at Saint Peter's University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ for 14 years.
  • Entrepreneur & Influencer

    Karen Cayetano-Leano '97 is an entrepreneur, lifestyle blogger, and jewelry designer.  She currently works as a lifestyle blogger for Paris and a Latte. Mrs. Cayetano-Leano graduated from Seton Hall University with a B.A. in Management Information Systems. She worked as a production manager for major retail companies including Tommy Hilfiger and L'occitaine. She created a family jewelry line which is sold online and in Bloomingdales across the nation.
  • Neuroscientist

    Helen Genova '96 is the associate director of the Center for Autism Research at Kessler Foundation and director of the Social Cognition and Neuroscience Laboratory. Dr. Genova received her B.A. in Psychology from Seton Hall University, followed by her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Currently, Dr. Genova is performing research on social cognition and emotional processing issues in those living with autism, multiple sclerosis, and traumatic brain injury so as to explore assessment and treatment.
  • Nurse Practitioner

    Suzanne Bartsch Casana '69 is a Nurse Practitioner that has worked in various aspects of the healthcare industry throughout her career. Ms. Bartsch Casana, C-ANP worked in neurology for five years, during which time she studied and treated multiple sclerosis, migraines, Parkinson's Diseases, and more. Following her work in neurology, she entered into the orthopedics field where she has worked for eighteen years, assisting spine surgeons and helping treat neck and low back surgery patients.
  • Principal

    Kimberly Hutchinson '97 is the Principal of Jefferson Middle School in Maplewood, NJ. Ms. Hutchinson received her B.A. in Sociology and Elementary Education from Fordham University, M.A. in Learning Disabilities from Teachers College, Columbia University, and M.A.Ed. in Organizational Leadership from Teachers College, Columbia University. A former Board of Trustee Secretary for the Academy of Saint Elizabeth, Ms. Hutchinson also worked as a Special Education Teacher, Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant, and Vice Principal.
  • Science Policy Maker

    Cara Cavanaugh '12 is a law student as The George Washington University Law School, where she is pursuing a career in space law after spending three years working in space policy in Washington, D.C. She graduated from Princeton University in 2016 with a B.A. in History of Science. She subsequently received a Fulbright Award to go to Dublin, Ireland and complete her Master's Degree in Science Communication.
  • Television Producer

    Kelly Landrigan '11 is a television producer for ABC's World News Tonight with David Muir. Ms. Landrigan earned her B.S. in Journalism with a minor in Public Relations from Boston University in 2015. During summer 2014, Ms. Landrigan interned at ABC News, which began her pathway forward in the industry. After graduating from Boston University, she worked as an Associate Producer for ABS's Good Morning America, helping earn two daytime Emmy Awards for the show.