Geraldine White Director of Operations
Geraldine (“Dine”) joined the Saint Clement staff as Director of Operations in 2018. As Director of Operations Dine is our professional administrator and parish leader, reporting to the pastor, being accountable to him for parish finance, administration, plant management and stewardship. In addition, Dine managers our pastoral and administrative staff compliance with all personnel policies of the Archdiocese and is the staff liaison to the Financial Council and the Building & Grounds Committee. She also oversees and supervises our Director of Plant Management, the Data Base Manager, Receptionist, and Communications Specialist.
Dine comes to us from Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish and the National Shrine of St. Jude on Chicago’s far south side where she was Business Manager. In that capacity, Geraldine oversaw all operations at the parish, the school and a religious goods store affiliated with the Shrine. As that parish’s Business Manager, Dine navigated a series of complicated transitional issues, including the sale of obsolete equipment, installation of more up-to-date accounting practices and point-of-sale software and the replacement of a school principal.
Prior to joining the Archdiocese at Our Lady of Guadalupe, Geraldine worked as a pharmacologic research analyst for the London and Philadelphia offices of The Research Partnership. She is an alumna of Knox College and of the University of Chicago’s Booth Graduate School of Business and a licensed CPA. Before devoting full time to raising six children with her attorney husband, Geraldine worked as a small business consultant with Deloitte, Touche (now Deloitte) doing client reviews, and also was involved with bond offerings and with mid-size company mergers. All six of her children are graduates of private colleges and universities, five of them Catholic and the sixth a part of the so-called “new” Ivy League.
Passionate about college access for high schoolers, Dine is also the founder and principal of CollegeNow Advising, which provides high-level admissions and financial aid counselling to college bound high schoolers.
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