Eileen M Lapington, PhD
Dr. Lapington received her Ph.D. in History from Brown University, an M.A. in Medieval and Byzantine Studies from Catholic University of America, and her B.A. in History from the University of Richmond.
Dr. Lapington has both taught and worked in academic and curriculum development and programming at numerous Catholic institutions at the elementary, secondary, and higher education levels. Dr. Lapington believes in the indispensability of a liberal arts education.
From an early stage, Dr. Lapington has been instrumental in the growth of Cardinal Newman Academy. She has worked extensively with the Board on both academic and administrative aspects of the school’s development and looks forward to continuing this partnership to create an affordable, joyful, and rigorous academic institution serving the Richmond Catholic community.
Dr. Lapington is excited to welcome our inaugural freshman class this Fall.
Preparing children for the 21st century workplace is a must in today’s world.
“The rigor of academics at Cardinal Newman Academy promises to fulfill this part of our school’s mission. But preparation for a career and financial security alone does not fill the longings of the human heart. Our education goes further: to teach our students virtue; to help students cultivate a close relationship with God that is rooted in daily prayer; and to inspire our students to seek in wonder and serve with joy.”
eileen m. lapington
Board of Directors
In 2006, John received his bachelor of arts in history from Christendom College in Front Royal, Virginia, where his father was a founding faculty member and continues to teach.
John graduated from the University of Richmond School of Law in 2009. While there, John served as the Allen Chair Editor of the University of Richmond Law Review and the founding President of Law Students for Life.
After graduating from law school, John clerked for Cynthia D. Kinser, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia. In 2015, John joined ThompsonMcMullan, P.C., in Richmond, where he maintains an appellate and litigation practice representing government, business, and individual clients.
John is Chair of the Pastoral Council at Saint Benedict Catholic Church, serves on the Executive Committee of the St. Thomas More Society, and is President of Cardinal Newman Academy.
John and his wife Eryka live in Bon Air with their five children. They are parishioners at Saint Benedict Catholic Church and their children attend Saint Benedict Catholic School.
Frank has spent his entire legal career in Richmond, working both in private practice and as in-house counsel. He currently serves as International Corporate Counsel for The Brink’s Company, where he has been since 2009. Prior to that Frank was Senior Attorney and Vice President at Wachovia Securities.
In 1998 Frank joined St. Bridget parish, actively participating in its legislative advocacy and educational endeavors. St. Bridget school board for 8 years and the diocesan school board for 7 years.
Frank worked alongside the Virginia Catholic Conference and other allies in helping pass the Educational Improvement Scholarship Tax Credit bill in 2012, which has led to the enrollment of over a thousand low-income children in Catholic elementary and high schools across the Commonwealth.
Frank lives in Midlothian with his wife, Maureen, and their six children, all of whom have attended St. Bridget School.
She began her career in medical research with the University of Virginia Medical School’s plastic surgery research team. Brooke has spent the last 16 years at the Center for Innovative Technology where she is the Director of Consulting Services. In this role, Brooke manages a process for technology evaluation and market analysis to provide direct transition support linking technology consumers with innovation sources, with a focus in education.
Brooke and her family have been happy, active participants of St. Bridget parish since 2005. Brooke served on the St. Bridget Catholic School PTO as president and now serves as the chair of the school’s advisory board. She is active in parish ministries including Children’s Liturgy of the World and the Altar Server training program.
Brooke lives in Henrico with her husband, David, and their three children, all students at St. Bridget School.
Denny received his bachelor of arts in philosophy from Christendom College. He was a founder of the Christendom College Rugby Club and volunteered as a coach after graduating. Denny subsequently received assisted living and nursing home administrator licensure at Harrisburg Community College and Marywood University, respectively.
Denny served as the Director of Youth Apostolate for St. Andrew the Apostle Church in Clifton, VA before transitioning into a career in long term care. Since 2014 Denny has worked as a Regional Director for Coordinated Services Management, developing and operating non-profit senior care communities for religious organizations.
Denny has served on ECPI University’s Healthcare Administration Advisory Board and currently serves as a board member of the Virginia Assisted Living Association dedicated to providing advocacy, communication, education, and resources for Virginia’s assisted living industry.
Denny lives in Henrico with his wife, Lindsay, and their two children and is an avid reader and ice hockey player.