Meet the Leadership Team

Meet the Leadership Team

Clement V. Martin, President
Mr. Clement V. Martin is an experienced Catholic school leader committed to social justice and making quality educational opportunities accessible to all students. He comes to Christ the King with over 18 years of experience in education, beginning his career as a lay volunteer teacher and member of the Inner City Teaching Corps (now the Alain Locke Initiative). After teaching both mathematics and religion, Mr. Martin was principal of Our Lady of Charity and St. Frances of Rome in Cicero, IL. Immediately prior to CTK, Mr. Martin served as the Executive Director of Cicero Catholic Schools, where he built a reputation as a mission-driven educator focused on providing rigorous academic programs and expanding school enrollment in underserved communities. Mr. Martin received a BA from Holy Cross, while pitching for the Crusaders baseball team. He went on to receive an M.Ed in Curriculum, Instruction, and Educational Psychology from Loyola University Chicago as well as an MA in Educational Leadership from Dominican University (River Forest, IL). A native New Yorker and lifelong Yankee fan, Mr. Martin lives with his wife, Norma, and their three children on the southwest side of Chicago.
Email: cmartin@ctkjesuit.org
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Patrick Bittorf, Vice President of Operations

Pat has spent his career helping to provide educational opportunities for disadvantaged youth on Chicago’s West Side, most recently as the Vice President of The Academy for Mercy Home for Boys and Girls since February 2016.  He had previously held roles at Mercy Home as an After School Programs Coordinator starting in 2011, and as a Philanthropic Advisor. Pat began his career teaching Language Arts at St. Malachy School through the Inner-City Teaching Corps.  After his first stint at Mercy Home, he directed the Corporate Work Study Program at Christ the King Jesuit College Prep. Pat has a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Theology from Boston College, a MBA from Loyola University Chicago, and studied nonprofit management at Northwestern University. Pat, his wife Kristina, and son Karl live in Chicago, and are parishioners of St. Andrew’s.

Email: pbittorf@ctkjesuit.org

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Maureen Kelly, Vice President of Advancement

Maureen has been with Christ The King since September, 2014, when she joined in the role of Assistant Director of Development. She has spent her 20+ year career in development working to advance the missions of organizations she cares deeply about. Maureen came to CTK from Chicago Children’s Museum, where she served as Director of Individual Giving. Prior to that, she held roles at Old St. Mary’s Parish and School, and The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired, where she served integral roles in each organization's capital campaign. She earned a B.S. in Psychology and Speech Communication from University of Wisconsin – Platteville. Maureen earned certificates in Nonprofit Leadership and Nonprofit Fund Development from Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame.

Email: mkelly@ctkjesuit.org

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Eileen Kennedy, Chief Financial Officer
Eileen Kennedy joined Christ the King as CFO in January 2021. Prior to coming to CTK, Ms. Kennedy held financial leadership positions at Urban Partnership Bank, Nationwide Insurance, and Bank One/First Chicago. In her most recent position as CFO at Urban Partnership Bank, she worked with other banks and non-profits and supported the Bank’s mission in low- and moderate-income communities in Chicago and Detroit. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and currently resides in Chicago’s River North neighborhood.
Email: ekennedy@ctkjesuit.org

Fr. Joshua Peters, S.J., Director of Mission & Identity
Fr. Joshua Peters, S.J., is a native of Detroit, MI, where his parents were lifelong Catholic school teachers. Fr. Peters earned a BA at the University of Dayton, a Masters in Social Philosophy at Loyola Chicago, and a Master of Divinity from the Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara University. He is currently pursuing a degree in Theology in the Institute of Black Catholic Studies at Xavier University of Louisiana. He was ordained to the priesthood in Detroit in June 2020 and missioned as an associate pastor at St. Suzanne / Our Lady of Gate of Heaven and Christ the King parishes in northwest Detroit. During his Jesuit formation, Fr. Joshua worked on the Pine Ridge and Rosebud reservations in South Dakota and served for three years as a teacher, coach, and Director of Christian Service at CTK. He also sang in the choir at St. Benedict the African on Chicago's South Side. He recently returned to Christ the King Jesuit College Prep as the Director of Mission & Jesuit Identity and is excited to reconnect with the CTK community.
Email: jpeters@ctkjesuit.org

Dalia Rocotello, Vice President, Corporate Work Study Program
Dalia Bagdonas Rocotello is the Vice President of the Corporate Work Study Program. Prior to joining Christ the King, Dalia completed a twenty-three year career with Catholic Charities, most recently serving as the Director of Board Relations and Mission Engagement. Dalia worked in the banking sector prior to transitioning to the non-profit arena.  Dalia holds a Masters in Public Service Degree and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Commerce, both from DePaul University.
Email: drocotello@ctkjesuit.org
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