Members of the Board

  • Christopher Arriola
  • Linda McMullen '66 Bearie
  • Demerris Brooks-Immel '87
  • Pat Caldwell, Past Chair
  • Mark Fernandes, Chair Elect / Secretary
  • Steve Foster
  • Howard Graham
  • Greg Hanson
  • Jenny Hsia '99
  • Amit Kumar
  • Laura Murphy
  • Sister Rosalie Pizzo '52 SNDdeN
  • Lorne Rundquist
  • Dremeco Seifert
  • Barbara Simmons
  • Rose Pierro '63 Simmons
  • Erik Soule
  • Nicola Tan '03
  • Melinda Postle '88 Thompson
  • Jim Woods
  • Katie Heagerty '87 Zazueta, Chair

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

Christopher Arriola

Strategic Partners Development Committee

Christopher Arriola Supervising Deputy District Attorney Community  Prosecution ...

Linda McMullen '66 Bearie

Principal Development Committee

Linda McMullen ‘66 Bearie Non-Profit Consultant ND Board Member Term: July 201...

Demerris Brooks-Immel '87

Chair, Committee on Governance

Demerris Brooks-Immel ‘87 Director of Workforce and Organizational Culture Sant...

Patrick (Pat) M. Caldwell

Past Chair, Board and Executive Committee; Finance Committee

Patrick (Pat) M. Caldwell Management Consultant Parent of Alumna: Kelsey Caldwell 201...

Mark Fernandes

Chair Elect and Secretary, Board and Executive Committee

Mark Fernandes Managing Director Sierra Ventures Current Parent:  Sarah Fernand...

Steven (Steve) F. Foster

Chair, Investment Committee

Steven (Steve) F.  Foster Advisor, Board Member, Angel Investor Parent of Alumna...

Howard H. Graham

Member at Large, Executive Committee; Finance Committee

Howard H. Graham Retired, Financial Executive ND Board Member Term: July 2018 &ndash...

Greg Hanson

Greg Hanson Former COO, eBay Americas Current Parent:  Kate I. Hanson 2022 ...

Jenny Hsia '99

Chair, Physical Resources Committee

Jenny Hsia ‘99 Project Executive XL Construction ND Board Member Term:  ...

Amit Kumar

Investment Committee

Amit Kumar, Ph.D. Chairman, President and CEO Anixa Biosciences (NASDAQ:ANIX) Parent...

Laura Murphy

Committee on Governance

Laura Murphy Lawyer Parent of Alumna: Sara Murphy 2020 ND Board Member Term:  ...

Sister Rosalie Pizzo '52 SNDdeN

Mission Integration Committee

Sr. Rosalie Pizzo ‘52 SNDdeN Retired, Bishop’s Delegate to Religious ND B...

Lorne C. Rundquist

Chair, Finance Committee; Investment Committee

Lorne C. Rundquist CFO Rosendin Electric, Inc. Parent of Alumna: Allison Rundquist 2...

Dremeco Seifert

As a Partner in the Audit & Assurance practice of Deloitte, Dremeco leads financial...

Barbara Simmons

Chair, Mission Integration Committee

Barbara Simmons Independent College Counselor/Mentor The College Journey ND Board Me...

Rose Pierro '63 Simmons

Chair, Strategic Partnerships Development Committee

Rose Pierro ’63 Simmons Retired:  Development of Health Care Non-profit Org...

Erik Soule

Finance Committee

Erik Soule Strategic Advisor Parent of Alumna: Maddie Soule 2016 ND Board Member Ter...

Nicola Tan '03

Chair, Strategic Plan Oversight Committee

Nicola Tan ‘03 Director of Product Management AMD ND Board Member Term:  ...

Melinda K. Postle '88 Thompson

Melinda K Postle ’88 Thompson Deputy General Counsel, Vice President Palo Alto ...

T James (Jim) Woods

Chair, Principal Development Committee

T James (Jim) Woods Director, Media Community Development Facebook, Inc. Parent of A...

Kathryn (Katie) Heagerty '87 Zazueta

Chair, Board and Executive Committee; Committee on Governance

Kathryn (Katie) Heagerty  ’87 Zazueta Director of Advancement Downtown Col...