Paul J. Garavente, Director

Paul “Woody” Garavente of Millington, New Jersey, joined the Little Flower Board in 2018 as part of the affiliation between Little Flower and St. John’s Home for Boys (SJHome).  He has been president of the SJHome Board since 2003 and a member of the board since 1998.  He was a full-time volunteer at St. John’s in 1987-1988.

Woody is currently a tutor at Summit Prep in Summit, NJ after a 29-year career on Wall Street and three years as a teacher at the Pingry School in Basking Ridge, NJ.  He also coaches girls lacrosse for Building Blocks Lacrosse Club in Madison, NJ and Cougar Lacrosse Club in Chatham, NJ.

Woody is a 1985 graduate of Harvard University where he earned a degree in engineering sciences.  He has three daughters (Elizabeth 22, Maria 20, and Teresa, 19).