Meet Our Team


James L. Hayes, President

Mr. Hayes, a life long educator, joined The Epiphany School’s faculty in 1977 and was Principal from 1978-2016. During his 38 year tenure as principal, Mr. Hayes has overseen a period of tremendous growth at The Epiphany School: the school’s population grew from 250 to 560 students, the physical plant expanded from one building to three, and cutting edge technology was introduced at every grade level. In addition to his education credentials, Mr. Hayes has a Business Degree from Iona College and a Master’s Degree in Administration and Supervision from Manhattan College. In this new role Mr. Hayes’s focus will be on strategic planning, fundraising, and community relations.


Lindsay Davis Carr, Director of Development

Lindsay Carr joined The Foundation in 2015. Over the past ten years, Lindsay has worked in various admissions and development school offices in New York City including The Trinity School, St. Bernard’s School, The Town School and The Churchill School and Center. Lindsay holds B.A. from Bard College and has completed coursework at La Sorbonne as well as Bank Street College for Education.


Samantha Mulé, Development Coordinator

Samantha joined The Foundation as the Development Coordinator in July of 2016. Samantha has over four years of Event Coordinating experience in Manhattan. She attended The University at Buffalo, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. In her role here at Epiphany, she focuses on assisting in the many events The Foundation hosts throughout the year, while maintaining the department’s new database.


Mary Jean Fitzpatrick, Business Manager

MJ Fitzpatrick began her career at The Epiphany School in 1996 and in 2006, she joined The Foundation as the very first Business Manager. Married to her wonderful husband, Hank, for 35 years, they are the very proud parents of two Epiphany graduates, Terence ’98 and Kevin ’00. Although MJ wears several hats at Epiphany, her role of Business Manager at The Foundation has been one of her most fulfilling ones.