Members of the Board

  • Linda McMullen '66 Bearie
  • Demerris Brooks-Immel '87
  • Pat Caldwell, Board Chair
  • Mary Danna
  • Mark Fernandes
  • Steve Foster
  • Howard Graham
  • Jenny Hsia
  • Dori Yob Kilmer
  • Amit Kumar
  • Laura Murphy
  • Lorne Rundquist
  • Barbara Simmons
  • Rose Pierro '63 Simmons
  • John M. Sobrato
  • Erik Soule
  • Nicola Tan '03
  • Jim Woods
  • 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

Linda McMullen '66 Bearie

Principal Development Committee

Demerris Brooks-Immel '87

Chair, Committee on Governance

Patrick (Pat) M. Caldwell

Chair, Board and Executive Committee; Finance Committee

Mary Danna

Committee on Governance

Mark Fernandes

Strategic Partnership Development Committee

Steven (Steve) F. Foster

Chair, Investment Committee

Howard H. Graham

Member at Large, Executive Committee; Finance Committee

Jenny Hsia '99

Chair, Physical Resources Committee

Dori Yob Kilmer

Vice Chair, Board and Executive Committee

Amit Kumar

Investment Committee

Laura Murphy

Strategic Partnership Development Committee

Lorne C. Rundquist

Chair, Finance Committee; Investment Committee

Barbara Simmons

Chair, Mission Integration Committee

Rose Pierro '63 Simmons

Strategic Partnerships Development Committee

Erik Soule

Finance Committee

Nicola Tan '03

Chair, Strategic Partnerships Development Committee

T James (Jim) Woods

Chair, Principal Development Committee

Kathryn (Katie) Heagerty '87 Zazueta

Secretary, Board and Executive Committee; Committee on Governance