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Leadership

SFHS Leadership Team

President
Jason Curtis
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Principal
Katie Teekell '00
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Vice Principal of Campus Life

Michael Pilawski
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Vice Principal of Curriculum & Instruction
Meighan Wilson Friedsam '97
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Chief Financial Officer

Sue Reyneri
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Director of Admissions

Simon Raines
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Chief Advancement Officer

Amy Peabody
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Director of Alumni Relations

Greg Calcagno '83
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Director of Athletics

Therren Wilburn
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Sr. Jodi Cecelia
Director of Holy Cross Mission & Ministry

Jodi Min
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Director of School Culture & Belonging

Natalie Lai '06
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Jamie Perkins
Director of Strategic Marketing & Communications

Jamie Perkins '97
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Director of Technology

Larry Steinke
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Board of Directors

The Saint Francis High School Board of Directors ensures that the school stays true to its mission and philosophy. Board members make sure that the school is managed effectively, legally, ethically and efficiently, while developing policies that are mission based, visionary and consistent with Catholic teachings in the tradition of Holy Cross.

Board members are committed leaders who are dedicated and supportive of the school’s programs and policies. They understand that Catholic, value-based education helps form the hearts of students, enabling them to be successful members of society.


Advisory Boards

Growth Fund Advisory Board

In 1990, former President Kevin Makley, then serving as Saint Francis’ director of development, was faced with limited resources with which to meet the demands of a growing school. He was reluctant to rely solely on tuition increases to fulfill these needs, and recognizing this position, two parents and longtime SFHS supporters, venture capitalists BJ Cassin and Sam Colella, approached Kevin with an idea to leverage the school’s unique Silicon Valley location to raise additional money for the school. Soon after, Kevin worked with BJ, Sam and additional key parents to create a venture fund--the SF Growth Fund--as a way to generate additional revenue for the school. The founding members personally provided the initial seed money, and subsequent gifts to the fund have come from individual donors.

The purpose of the SF Growth Fund is to provide an alternative method for donors to contribute assets to SFHS and to invest in venture capital-backed companies and manage such investments, thus helping to satisfy the long-term needs of the school. During the course of its history, the SF Growth Fund has benefited from several investments that have yielded positive returns. One notable early success story, which occurred in 1996, was a $2.1 million return on a $25,000 investment in a company called Advanced Fiber. The SF Growth Fund is separate from the school’s primary endowment, and the returns are not used to offset the school’s annual operating expenses.

Barry Eggers, Chair
Samuel Colella, Vice Chair
B.J. Cassin, Chair Emeritus
Jason Curtis, President
Sue Reyneri, CFO

Mark Colella '91
Ronny Conway '98
Ken Elefant
Carl Eschenbach
Maureen Hamer
Will Kohler

Neil Sequeira
Katie Jacobs Stanton
Dharmesh Thakker
Robert Ward


Endowment Management Committee

The Endowment Management Committee is responsible for approving the Asset Allocation Policy and recommendations of the Investment Advisor, and to monitor the performance of the Endowment of Saint Francis High School. Based on certain criteria, the committee will review, and if needed, replace investment managers or mutual funds that do not meet established guidelines.

Steve Gomo '70, Chair
Jason Curtis, President
Sue Reyneri, CFO

Ilya Cantor
Tom Cortopassi '85

Maureen Hamer
 


Endowment Fundraising Committee

The objective of the Endowment Fundraising Committee is to raise money for the school’s endowment which funds financial aid. The endowment funds are professionally managed, and growth is tracked. Only income generated from the endowed principal is used. As the principal grows, the amount of income generated for financial aid grows as well.

Bob Franceschini, Jr. '75, Chair
Tom Quaglia ’75, Vice Chair
Steve Andrighetto
Dick Budelli ‘70
Lou Cerros ‘74

Tom Connelly
Pasquale Giannotta, Sr. ‘72
Jim Hager ‘72
Pepe Hinojosa ‘74
Chris Marchese
Tony Mirenda ‘78

Dave Obenour ‘60
John Ottoboni
John Poch
Mary Rouleau


Alumni Council

The Saint Francis/Holy Cross High School Alumni Council’s responsibilities are to create opportunities for alumni to have fun and make friends, help raise funds for the Alumni Class Endowed Scholarship Program and to promote the interests of Saint Francis High School and its mission.

Dave Obenour ’60
Dan Rodriguez ’66
Anne Jensen ’69 (HC)
Pepe Hinojosa ’74
Mike Lommatzsch ’76
Bill Beasley ’82
Greg Calcagno ’83
Michele Rossi Quinn ’83
Aurea Densing DeFranco ’84
Kelly Walsh ’84
Ed Geise ’87
Manal Batmani Bari ’88
Mike Marinchak ’88
Dena Chesler Grimm ’89
Joe Verceles ’90
Mike King Jr. ’91
Jen Oswald Tibbils ’93

Cathy Ottoboni Paulson ’94
Rosie Bybee Shea ’95
Jenny Mickwee Reynolds ’96
Todd Scheuer '96
Darren Svedeman '96
Tori Burns Humphrey ’97
Rob Mibach ’97
Annie Podesta ’98
Michelle Donecho Duchesne '00
Mario Gosalvez ’01
Joe Fernandez '02
Adam Budelli ’06
Jake Harris ’07
Katy Skeeters Smet ’07
Clay Jones ’11
Alex Andrighetto ’14
Riley Quinn '15


Saint Francis High School is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit organization.

Federal Tax ID# 94-1337628

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