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Leadership

Institutional Administration

Acting President, Chaplain
Father Tony Mancuso
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Executive Director of Institutional Advancement

Mrs. Holly Elkins '93
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Alumni Director

Mr. Greg Calcagno '83
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Director of Endowment and Financial Aid Programs

Mr. Mike Speckman
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Director of Finance

Mr. Myron Nessan
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Director of Planning and Facilities

Mr. Tim Houlihan
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Director of Technology

Mr. Larry Steinke
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Operational Administration

Principal
Mrs. Patricia I. Tennant
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Director of Campus Ministry
Father Steve Kim
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Dean of Faculty
Ms. Meighan Friedsam '97
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Dean of Students
Ms. Margaret Miller
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Director of Academics
Mrs. Maggi Knochenhauer
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Director of Activities
Mr. Todd Meulman
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Director of Admissions

Mr. Simon Raines
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Director of Athletics

Mr. Michael Pilawski
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Director of Guidance and College Counseling

Mr. Hector Camacho
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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.

Mr. Michael Reedy, Chair
Mr. Mark Adams
Mrs. Helen Benedetti
Br. Donald Blauvelt, C.S.C.
Mr. Joe Cassin
Mr. Bob Franceschini '75

Mrs. Chris Gomo
Mrs. Maureen Hamer
Mr. Rob Jensen '80
Mrs. Maria Jones
Ms. Dorothy J. McCrea
Mrs. Marjorie Muldowney
Mrs. Stacy Reitmeir

Mr. Bill Ring
Dr. Tara Rolle '00
Mrs. April Sakara-Gilley
Mrs. Vidhu Sharma
Mr. Cass Taylor '86
Mrs. Patricia Tennant
Br. Michael Winslow, C.S.C.

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.

Mr. B.J. Cassin, Chair Emeritus
Mr. Barry Eggers, Chair
Mr. Mark Colella '91
Mr. Samuel Colella, Vice Chair

Mr. Ronny Conway '98
Ms. Holly Elkins '93
Mr. Carl Eschenbach
Ms. Georganne Perkins
Mr. Patrick Pohlen

Ms. Colleen Pouliot '76
Mr. Greg Vaughan
Mr. Robert Ward
Mr. Robert Wayman
Mr. Myron Nessan, ex-officio


SF EDGE Fund Advisory Board

The purpose of the SF EDGE Fund is to obtain resources and provide management for a specific sub-fund of the Saint Francis High School Endowment. The Advisory Board is responsible for the overall management of the SF EDGE Fund, and has the sole discretion of determining the amount and distribution of any annual returns, subject to the bylaws and guidelines of the Fund. Returns from this sub-fund endowment shall be distributed as discretionary bonuses to the employees of Saint Francis Highs School, in accordance with the bylaws and guidelines of the Fund. Professional management of the SF EDGE Fund is overseen by the Advisory Board. The fund manager is directed to include various investment strategies which they deem necessary to maximize returns.

Mr. B.J. Cassin, Chair Emeritus
Mr. Barry Eggers, Chair
Mr. Mark Colella '91
Mr. Samuel Colella, Vice Chair

Mr. Ronny Conway '98
Ms. Holly Elkins '93
Mr. Carl Eschenbach
Ms. Georganne Perkins
Mr. Patrick Pohlen

Ms. Colleen Pouliot
Mr. Greg Vaughan
Mr. Robert Ward
Mr. Robert Wayman
Mr. Myron Nessan, ex-officio


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.

Rob Dean, Chair
Jason Bogardus
Tom Cortopassi '85

Mike Gilley
Steve Gomo '70
Betsy McKiernan

Myron Nessan
Mike Speckman
Gregory Vaughan


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
Greg Calcagno ‘83
Lou Cerros ‘74
Tom Connelly

Holly Elkins ‘93
Pasquale Giannotta, Sr. ‘72
Linda Graham
Jim Hager ‘72
Pepe Hinojosa ‘74
Helen Marchese Owen
Tony Mirenda ‘78

Myron Nessan
Dave Obenour ‘60
John Ottoboni
John Poch
Ken Rodrigues
Mary Rouleau ‘74
Mike Speckman


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
Harry Reichstein ’60
Anne Jensen ’69 (HC)
Pepe Hinojosa ’74
Mike Lommatzsch ’76
Bill Beasley ’82
Greg Calcagno ’83
Michele Rossi Quinn ’83
Steve Schott ’83
Aurea Densing DeFranco ’84
Katie Krackeler Marron ’84
Kelly Walsh ’84

Ed Geise ’87
Mike Marinchak ’88
Kevin Prahm ’88
Dena Chesler Grimm ’89
Joe Verceles ’90
Mike King Jr. ’91
Jen Oswald Tibbils ’93
Mark Azad ’95
Ryan Headley ’95
Rosie Bybee Shee ’95
Jenny Mickwee Reynolds ’96

Tori Burns Humphrey ’97
Rob Mibach ’97
Annie Podesta ’98
Chase Lyman ’00
Mark Kolich ’01
Mario Gosalvez ’01
Chris Reese ’05
Adam Budelli ’06
Jake Harris ’07
Katy Skeeters ’07
Clay Jones ’11

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