Members of the Board

  • Terry Barton
  • Malcolm Bordelon
  • Pat Caldwell
  • Sr. Georgianna Coonis SND
  • William Del Biaggio, Jr
  • Helen Dietz
  • Claudia Galvan
  • Patricia Ericson '92 Johnson
  • Dori Yob Kilmer
  • D'Arcy Kirkland
  • Karen Meckstroth
  • Celeste Martin '72 Melehan
  • Kathleen O'Shea '65 Muller
  • Cindy Gavin '70 Pond
  • Lorne Rundquist
  • Divyesh Shah
  • John M. Sobrato
  • Nicola Tan '03
  • Katie Heagerty '87 Zazueta

In accordance with Notre Dame’s bylaws, the school is governed by a board of directors. The board’s primary work and focus is:

  • Long range and strategic planning; mission and vision
  • Policy oversight
  • Financial planning, management and reporting
  • Selection and evaluation of principal

The board’s responsibility is to ensure that the operations of the school are consistent with the mission of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur (SND) and to provide fiduciary oversight.  Prospective board members are approved by the SND Provincial Team.

The board is not involved directly with specific school management, personnel or program issues.

The board meets approximately seven times per year. There are five standing committees and other advisory committees to the board.  The committees are chaired by board members and meet five or six times a year:

Standing committees include:

  • Executive: oversees and manages the work of the board
  • Mission Integration: assists the board in assuring the Catholic identity, the mission of Notre Dame San Jose and the Hallmarks of a Notre Dame learning community
  • Committee on Governance: identifies, recruits and cultivates board and board committee members, oversees board governance 
  • Finance: develops the long range financial plan; sets tuition and reviews yearly operational budget for board approval; monitors investment portfolio
  • Development: Supports fund growth and long range plan for school advancement
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