Meet the School Board

David Malt ’75 is currently serving in his fifth year as a member of the School Board. David is President, Owner and Managing Partner of numerous real estate companies. He has been actively engaged in real estate development, acquisition, construction, management, leasing and sales in Florida for nearly 30 years. David is a 1979 graduate of Florida Atlantic University with a degree in Business Administration. David and his wife, Lisa, have two children, Chase ’11 and Connor ’15. 

Robert Puls ’78 is in his fifth year serving on the Bishop Verot School Board and chairs the finance committee. Robert is a Certified Pension Consultant and is the President and Owner of Progressive Pension Administrators, Inc., with more than 25 years of experience. Robert is a graduate of Florida State University. He and his wife, Lisa, have three children - Ryan ’05, Danielle ’08, and Taylor ’11.

Vicki Parks, Ed. D. is in her fifth year on the Bishop Verot School Board and currently serves as Chairman of the Academic Affairs Committee. Vicki received both her undergraduate and Master’s degree from the University of Akron and her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Miami. Vicki is a Principal for the Lee County Schools and prior to that was an elementary and middle school teacher. Vicki and her husband, Norman, have one grown daughter and daughter, Alexis ’13

Mary Vlasak Snell is in her second year as a School Board member at Bishop Verot, and is a partner in the Pavese Law Firm in Fort Myers and has been a member of the firm since 1987. Her law practice concentrates in the area of Estate Planning, and Trust and Probate Administration, with a secondary concentration on Taxation and Corporate Law.  Mary is the product of Catholic schools as a graduate of St. Joseph Academy in St. Augustine, the oldest Catholic high school in Florida. Mary and her husband, Reginald, have two daughters, Emily ’13 and Caroline ’17.  

Ken Kavanagh is in his third year as a School Board member at Bishop Verot. Ken is now in his fourth year as Director of Athletics at Florida Gulf Coast University.  Prior to FGCU, Kavanagh served as Athletic Director at Bradley University for 13 years and rising from assistant athletic director to senior associate athletic director during his nine years at Bowling Green State University. He also worked at Yale University for three years, as well as two years at the University of Notre Dame where he earned his MBA.  He received his bachelors in finance from Boston College.  Ken and his wife, Mary, have five children, the late Megan, Rose, Mitchell ’11, and twins Jack ’15 and Quinn ’15.

Scott Gregory is in his third year as a School Board member at Bishop Verot, and chairs the marketing committee. Scott graduated from Marist College and entered active service with the Army serving in various overseas and stateside locations over a nine year period.  In 1995, Scott received a Masters of Arts Degree in Management from Webster University. Scott relocated to Southwest Florida in 1995 and joined BB&T - Oswald Trippe and Company, specializing in commercial insurance. Scott and his wife, Brenda, have three children, Tyler ‘11, Lindsey ‘13, and Connor ‘15.   

Steve Niehaus is in his third year as a School Board member at Bishop Verot.  Steve is the General Manager of GE Corporate Payables Solutions operation. His shared services organization supports the GE Business units across various global financial services, including Buy-to-Pay, Freight Audit and Payment, and Trade Payables. Steve graduated from the University of Kentucky and earned an MBA from Arizona State University. Steve and his wife, Sharon, have seven children - Amanda, Greg, Brett, Mary ‘11, Paul ‘14, Teresa '16, and Bernadette, and two grandchildren.

Robert Graettinger is in his fifth year as a School Board member at Bishop Verot, and chairs the development committee.  A Senior Vice President at Wells Fargo Advisors, Robert has been assisting clients as a Financial Advisor the past 19 years. A graduate of the University of South Florida with a degree in Business Administration, Robert and his wife, Robyn, have one daughter, Reanna class of 2013, and two grown step-sons.

Adam Hall '94
is in his third year as a School Board member. Adam has an active career in the educational technology industry serving most recently as the President of SkillsTutor, a division of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HHM). Adam co-founded Impact Education in 2000 that was acquired by HHM in 2010. Adam received his B.A. in Economics from Columbia University in New York City, and worked at JP Morgan Chase on Wall Street prior to the creation of Impact Education. Adam and his wife, Angie, have three children: Chloe Grace (4), Charlotte Rose (Charlee) (2), and Cooper Fox (just born, October 10, 2012).

  Constantine Mantz, MD Constantine Mantz MD is serving in his second year as a member of the School Board.  Constantine graduated from the University Of Chicago School Of Medicine in 1995, completed a residency in radiation oncology in 2000, and currently is Chief Medical Officer for 21st Century Oncology.  Constantine and his wife, Christina, have three boys, Alex ’15, Nicholas ’18, and Andreas ’21.
Brett Shannon, MD  is in his secondt year as a School Board member at Bishop Verot. Brett and his family moved to Fort Myers 20 years ago to create  a pediatric orthopedic medical practice in the newly established Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida . He and his wife of 32 years, Toni Shannon, have 3 children, all of whom are BVHS graduates – Keely ’03, Brett ’06, Jimmy ’10.
   Anthony Gargano, PA is serving his second year as a member of the School Board.  For nearly three decades, Tony Gargano has assisted many of Southwest Florida's most successful real estate leaders, developers, brokers, and investors as a real estate attorney and trusted advisor.  Tony earned his BA in English from the University of Florida, graduating with high honors and Phi Beta Kappa; and earned his Juris Doctorate from the prestigious Notre Dame Law School.  He and his wife Jessie have eight children, of which five have attended or are attending BVHS; Megan '04, Anthony '06, Monica '08, John '13 and Thomas '15.