•  Admission Team



    Jeff Natale, Director of Admission

    Jeff Natale joins Villanova Preparatory School as the Director of Admission. Prior to joining Villanova, Jeff worked in the admissions office at Milton Academy and the US Performance Academy.  At Milton, Jeff was the "jack of all trades" working as a dorm parent in a boys dorm, coaching baseball and hockey, an advisor to 6 sophomore boys, and even teaching a health and wellness class. Jeff lives in Santa Barbara with his wife Marisa and their two daughters, Kendall and Shay.  In his free time, Jeff enjoys going to the beach with his family, running, hiking,  basically anything outdoors or athletic!
     Jeff may be reached at (805) 646-1464 ext 122 or by email at jnatale@villanovaprep.org






    Vinnie Girardi, Associate Director of Admission & Athletics

    Vincent "Vinnie" Girardi serves as our Associate Director of Admission and Assistant Athletic Director.  He joins Villanova after an eight-year career in professional and collegiate sports that included stints with the Washington Capitals, the Nashville Predators, the Denver Nuggets, and the University of Massachusetts Lowell.  He holds a bachelor's degree in marketing from the University of Denver and a masters degree in sports industry management from Georgetown University.  

    Vinnie may be reached at (805) 646-1464 ext 139 or by email at vgirardi@villanovaprep.org






    Hope Cottam '14, Admission Associate 

    Hope graduated from Villanova in 2014. Though she never expected to return to Villanova after graduating, she has found it to be a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with her alma mater and help grow its community and culture.  Hope attended California State University, Channel Islands, where she obtained a Bachelor in Communications. She began working at Villanova in August of 2019 in the admissions office.  In January 2021, Hope was asked to work with our alumni and development department where she helps continue relationships with donors as well as with alumni.  Hope has found her highlight in development to be speaking with alumni and sharing the similarities and differences in their Villanova experiences, which has helped us increase our legacy attendance at Villanova. When Hope isn’t working she can be found spending time with her sisters, who are both Villanova graduates as well.

                                                                     Hope may be reached at (805) 646-1464 ext 179 or by email at hcottam@villanovaprep.org






    Lisa Lopez, Registrar 

    Lisa serves as the Registrar & Admissions/Enrollment Coordinator and has been at Villanova for 13 years.  She has a son who graduated from Villanova in 2020 and has a current Senior and Freshman.  She sits on the Mission Effectiveness Committee and is the Parent Liaison for the Parent Association. She and her family currently reside in Ojai.

    Lisa may be reached at (805) 646-1464 ext 113 or by email at llopez@villanovaprep.org







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