After graduating from Our Lady of Lourdes in 1981, Donna attended Dutchess Community College and Plattsburgh State. 

Donna has worked at the Culinary Institute of America since 2005 and currently holds the position of Manager-Admissions and International Student Services.

Donna has been an active member of the Our Lady of Lourdes community. As a founding board member of the Alumni Association, Donna has been and continues to be a valued member of several committees at Lourdes, including Divine Taste and Athletic Hall of Fame Golf Classic.

Donna lives in Poughkeepsie with her husband Kevin. They have two children; Jesse, OLL class of 2010 and a 2014 graduate of Marist College, and Emily, OLL class of 2013 who is currently a junior at Hoftra University.