Committees & Commissions - St. Joseph School Seattle

Committees & Commissions

A Partnership

Each committee serves as partners, collaborators and advisors to the Head of School, Pastor and Directors. Members help ensure that the mission of St. Joseph School is maintained, nurtured and brought into the future.

The Racial Equity Committee is an advisory body to the Head of School and Directors seeking to institutionalize an organizational framework that is anti-oppressive and racially equitable. Our work is to assess our programs and policies through the lens of racial equity, and make recommendations accordingly. The team’s work will support and inform the strategic goals of the organization.

Sara Alvarado
Joani Benoit
Maura McCulloch
David Sepulveda

The Parents Association Board (PAB) is composed of elected members from our current parent/guardian community. The PAB promotes parent involvement in all aspects of community life at St. Joseph School; special events, in the classroom, speaker programs, and integration with the parish.

Board Members:
Daniel Kim, President
Emily Bassett
Sara Caleffi
Michael Connell
Daniela Eng
Erin Friedman
Michele Glisson
Heather Karch
Patrick Klimczyk
Aga Lawrynownicz
Kendra McDermott
Abiy Mesfin
Natasha Rogers
Mara Spaccarelli
Courtney Story
Stacy Townes
Celeste Widlan

The School Commission assists the Pastor and Head of School in policy development and long-range planning for the school.

Commission Members:
Patrick Suarez, Chair
Duncan Butcher
Caitlin Cable
Chris Cartwright S.J.
Patrick Fennessy
Daniel Kim
Andrea Lines
Erin Luby
Tyler Mjelde
Michael Mullally
Rad Roberts
Phil Shigo
Selome Teshome
Matthew van Wollen

The Advancement Committee works with the leadership of St. Joseph School to advise and advance its development program in order to maximize the role of private support in meeting the school’s strategic fundraising goals.

Committee Members:
Cait Cable,. Co-Chair
Kim Nisbet, Co-Chair
Hallie Desautel
Patrick Fennessy
Nancy Fisk
Michelle Glisson
Courtney Heily
Patrick Klimczyk 
Laura Laun
Casey Losh
Maureen Mintkeski
Stacie Moore
Melanie Rousso
Vanessa Smith, '98
Erika Stafford
Maria Stinson
Heather Suarez
Barbara Trentalange
Susie Wells
Lisa Weir

The Building & Grounds Committee assists in developing and monitoring maintenance and improvement plans for the school campus.

Committee Members:
Brian Arnold, Chair
Jeremy Adkins
Christopher Aggerholm
Brooke Bevis
Yuri Kondratyuk
Tyler Mjelde
Kris Moore
Maureen O'Leary
Chito Santos
Erin Smith

The purpose of the Finance Committee is to promote the financial welfare of the school; to assist in the preparation of and recommend to the School Commission the annual budget and such supplemental budgets for operating and capital expenditures as may be necessary; and to develop for the school a program and process of fiscal responsibility.

Committee Members:
Matthew Van Wollen, Chair
Sara Caleffi
Greg Dunfield
Patrick Fennessy, Head of School
Stephen McGrath
Michael Rubel
Erin Smith
Erika Stafford

Our committee members assist in planning and hosting events throughout the year. Alumni continue the legacy of St. Joseph and are an active and engaged community.

Frank Buono '53
Annie (Wickwire) Delucchi ' 78
Andrea (Losh) Hackman '89
Spencer Hurst '91
Bryce McWalter '64
Reilly Pigott '15
Carol Gilmore Sauter '69
Sara Snowden '12