Saint Brigid School Advisory Board
Formed in November 2018, the Saint Brigid School Advisory Board is a consultative school board with the purpose of assisting the school community in its essential goal of educating young people and passing on the Catholic faith and its traditions to its students.
By drawing on the expertise and experience of its members, the Advisory Board helps secure the future of Saint Brigid School as an institution of education and formation in Catholic moral principles and traditions, and in all aspects of education.
The purpose of the Advisory Board is to promote broader participation and to invite administrative and financial counsel in formulating policies for the operation of Saint Brigid School, and to assist in devising and maintaining plans of operation designed to assure the successful permanent operation of the School. The Board shall not conflict with the daily operation of the school, or other existing or future organizations that are concerned with providing advice or activities in other areas.
PURPOSE AND FUNCTION
The Advisory Board is established to assist the Principal, by providing advice and counsel, particularly in the following areas:
To assist in formulating strategic goals for the long-term direction of the school
To assist in formulating the school mission statement
To provide advice and counsel with regard to policies in areas determined by the pastor and principal
To provide advice and counsel with regard to the vision and objectives of comprehensive programs of institutional advancement and to enhance the image, enrollment and financial viability of the school
Financial Planning and Financial Management
To provide advice and counsel with regard to long-range financial planning, annual budget development, budget monitoring, and financial reporting
To provide advice and counsel with regard to communicating school policies and activities to the various school constituencies
Head of School, Saint Brigid School
Training and Education: B.A. Elementary Education, University of Indiana; M.A. Journalism Columbia College Chicago; M.A. Special Education Notre Dame de Namur University; and State of CA. credentials in Multiple Subjects, Special Education, and Administration.
Experience/Skills: Teacher for over 20 years; Administration; Admissions and Marketing (including digital); website design; business development; founder of non-profit organization; newspaper, print, and blog writer; television reporter and producer; commercial actor; videographer; and editor.
Board Experience: Saint Brigid School Advisory Board, Saint Brigid Parent-Teacher Guild; Inclusive Schools Group; Board of Visitors MICDS
Community Service: Catholic Charities, SFFD Toy Program; CFF Teacher St. Brendan Parish
Senior Director, Visa Inc.
Saint Brigid School Alumni Parent, Madison Wong, Class of 2018, Sophomore at Convent & Stuart Hall
Training and Education: B.A., International Relations, University of California, Davis; Teaching Certificate, Early Childhood Education, San Francisco State University
Experience/Skills: Payments, risk, operations, compliance, and rules with over 20 years of experience designing efficient policies and operations. Global team leadership covering North America, Latin America & Caribbean, Asia Pacific, Central Europe, Middle East, and Africa.
Board Experience: Saint Brigid School Advisory Board Saint Brigid School Parent-Teacher Guild President, VP, and Parliamentarian; Saint Mary's Day School Youth Board
Community Service: Class of 2022 Convent High School Class Representative; Convent & Stuart Hall Annual Fund Captain; Convent & Stuart Hall Varsity Basketball Team Parent; San Francisco-Marin Food Bank Volunteer; St. Mary's Summer Program (SMILE) Program Director
Vice President, and Marketing Committee Chair
Regional Sales Manager California, Netsertive
Saint Brigid School Alumni Parent, Dennis O’Donnell, Class of 2016, Senior at Convent & Stuart Hall and Madeira O’Donnell, Class of 2018, Sophomore at Convent & Stuart Hall
Training and Education: Communication with Option in Telecommunication, California State University, Chico
Experience/Skills: Marketing, including digital marketing, business development, sales, project management
Board Experience: Saint Brigid School Advisory Board; Saint Brigid School Parent-Teacher Guild President and Parliamentarian; Stuart Hall High School Parents Association Co-Vice President; Homeowners Board of Directors
Finance Committee Chair
Tax Manager, Recology Service Center
Saint Brigid School Parent (PJ, Class of 2025)
Training and Education: B.S., Accounting, Arizona State University; Certified Public Accountant
Experience/Skills: Speaker, Employee Ownership Benefits Public Speaking, Improvisational and Performance Skills
Board Experience: Saint Brigid School Advisory Board Member; National Cultural Committee of the ESOP Association
Community Service: Recology Service Center Volunteer
Saint Brigid School Alumni Parent (Class of 2013, 2016, & 2021), University High School (Class of 2017), Convent & Stuart Hall (Class of 2020 & 2025), University of Southern California (Class of 2021), University of California, Berkeley (Class of 2024)
Training and Education: Bachelor’s degree, Law, Universidad CEU San Pablo, Madrid, Spain; Master’s degree, European Union Law, Universidad CEU San Pablo, Madrid, Spain
Experience/Skills: High net-worth client service and onboarding, project management, training, operations procedures and development, new accounts, estate distributions
Board Experience: Saint Brigid School Advisory Board; Saint Brigid School Strategic Planning Committee, Saint Brigid School Alumni Committee
Community Service: Saint Brigid School All School Fundraiser Chair and Committee Member; Saint Brigid School Room Parent; Saint Brigid School Running Club Co-Chair; UHS Decorator Showcase House Manager, Docent & Fundraiser; UHS Cross Country Team Captain Parent; Convent & Stuart Hall 2019 Celebrate Spring Auction Committee Member; SF-Marin Food Bank Volunteer
Retired, 7th Grade and Math Teacher Saint Brigid School Faculty Member, 1983 – 2017
Training and Education: B.A. Psychology University of San Francisco Secondary Teaching Credential (Lifetime)
Experience/Skills: Teacher in San Francisco Catholic Schools: Saint Paul's School (1971-1983) Saint Brigid School (1983-2017)
Board Experience: Saint Brigid School Advisory Board, Executive Board Member, Merced Extension
Dr. Liviu Klein
Cardiologist, UCSF Heart & Vascular Center; Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support Program
Saint Brigid School Parent (Hanna and Iris, Class of 2025)
Training and Education: Medical degree, Carol Davila University of Medicine, Bucharest, Romania; Master's of Science, Clinical Investigation, Northwestern University
Experience/Skills: Residency, internal medicine at the Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago. Fellowship in cardiovascular epidemiology at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. Fellowships in cardiovascular disease, advanced heart failure, and heart transplantation, and in clinical cardiac electrophysiology at Northwestern's McGaw Medical Center.
Board Experience: Saint Brigid Advisory Board Member; Member of the American Heart Association, Heart Failure Society of America, and International Society for Lung and Heart Transplantation
Community Service: Sponsor, Camp Cardiac San Francisco
STEAM Teacher, Buena Vista Horace Mann Community School
Saint Brigid School Alumni (Class of 2005)
Training and Education: B.A., Architecture and Community Design, University of San Francisco; M.A., Teaching, University of San Francisco
Experience/Skills: Teacher, San Francisco Unified School District, 2014 – Present
Board Experience: Saint Brigid School Advisory Board
Community Service: Volunteer Tutor