Overview

Board Members

Our Incoming Board for 2019-2020

Todd Stone ’75, Chair
Rev. John P. McGarry, S.J., President
Julie Nauman, Chair-Elect
Sean Minor, Secretary-Treasurer
Peter Deterding ’78, At-Large Member

  • Robert Ahern ’74
  • Shannon Bell
  • Phil Carter
  • Simi Chehrazi
  • James Donahue ’75
  • Rev. Michael Gilson, S.J.
  • Kevin Gini
  • Rev. Edwin B. Harris, S.J.
  • Sandy Malaney
  • Tim Murchison ’76
  • Robert Nielsen, Jr.
  • Rev. Tom O’Neill, S.J.
  • Stacy Paragary
  • Terry Street ’72
  • Tim Vas Dias
  • Mitch Zak

About the Board

The Board of Trustees is the governing authority of Jesuit High School, shouldering ultimate responsibility for the school. Board duties include: develop and establish policy for the school; assess the performance of the President and senior staff; oversee the school’s financial viability and its physical plant and support the school financially.

Profile

Robert Ahern ’74
Trustee

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My name is Bob Ahern. I’m a 1974 graduate of Jesuit High School.

Family

My wife, Linda, and I have 4 children. Laura graduated from St Francis High School in 2000, Robbie graduated from Jesuit in 2002, Lisa graduated from St Francis in 2006 and Jon graduated from Jesuit last year, 2018. (Yes, I know that’s quite a gap between kid 3 and 4.)

Our 3 older kids are married and “off our payroll”. Jon is currently in his freshman year at UC San Diego. We also have 4 wonderful grandkids.

Profile

Shannon Bell
Trustee

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Born and raised in Sacramento, Shannon went to St. Francis High School, graduating in 1985 and subsequently attended the University of Southern California, where she played on the USC Women’s Golf Team.  After graduating in 1989 with a degree in Public Administration, she got a job as the Membership Director for La Canada Flintridge Country Club, mainly focusing on membership sales.  Within two years she had sold out the membership and decided to move back to Sacramento and begin working for her family business, the Nor-Cal Beverage Company.

Profile

Simi Chehrazi
Trustee

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Simi Chehrazi is a principal at SBC Ventures, LLC, a real estate investment and management company, and co-founder and administrator of Spine & Neurosurgery Associates, a neurosurgical medical group. After graduating from the University of San Francisco with a BA in Economics, she continued her education in accounting at California State University, Sacramento, later becoming a certified public accountant. Simi currently serves on the Georgetown University Northern California Advisory Committee and the American Cancer Society’s Board of Ambassadors, Sacramento Chapter.

Profile

James Donahue ’75
Trustee

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Mr. Donahue attended the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, graduating in 1982.  He was admitted to the California Bar in December 1982.  Mr.

Profile

Rev. Michael Gilson, S.J.
Trustee

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Father Gilson is in his seventh year serving as the Provincial Assistant for Secondary and Pre-Secondary Education for the Jesuits West Province of the Society of Jesus. He has taught at Jesuit High School in Sacramento; Brophy College Preparatory in Phoenix; Saint Ignatius College Preparatory in San Francisco; and Muffles College in Belize, Central America. He is currently serving on the Jesuit Schools Network Board of Directors and the Holy Cross College Board of Trustees.

Profile

Kevin Gini
Trustee

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Kevin possesses 29 years of construction experience and began his career with Collins Electrical Co., Inc.’s Modesto Branch office as a teenager. Kevin represents the fourth generation leading the charge of Collins Electrical Company Inc. After his collegiate studies at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Kevin worked (5) years for two tilt-up construction General Contractors in the Southern California Market.  In 1991, Kevin was invited back to join Collins Electrical Co., Inc.

Faculty/Staff

Rev. Edwin B. Harris, S.J.
Alumni Chaplain

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Fr. Edwin B. Harris, S.J., is now on his 4th “Tour of Duty” at Jesuit High School.  He entered the Jesuits in 1963 after having graduated from St. Ignatius High School in San Francisco. Most of his active Jesuit career has been associated with Secondary Education, including assignments at St. Ignatius College Preparatory (San Francisco), Bellarmine College Preparatory (San Jose), and Jesuit High School (Sacramento). He has an MA in European History and an M.Div. in Theology.

Profile

Sandy Malaney
Trustee

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Sandy Malaney, CEO
Big Hairy Dog Information Systems 
Business Owner/Philanthropist

Upon graduating with a degree in business from California State University, Sacramento, Sandy Malaney accepted a sales position from Lanier Business Products.  She found her stride in outside sales becoming Lanier’s top producer in their telecommunications division. 

Profile

Sean Minor, Secretary-Treasurer
Trustee

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Sean Minor was born in Kansas surrounded by agriculture and the hard work and values responsible for the enviable work ethic of Midwestern people. The concept of coaxing things out of the earth and bringing them to the dinner table has always been a fascinating aspect. Wine takes this concept to its zenith.

Profile

Tim Murchison ’76
Trustee

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Mr. Murchison is owner of Murchison Builders a project and construction management firm specializing in large, complex projects. Devoted to best practices in construction project delivery, Tim is the current chair of the board of the Construction Management Association of America, an organization dedicated exclusively to the interests of professional Construction and Program Management. This governing body is the leading industry organization driving the conversation of project delivery best practices.

Profile

Julie Nauman, Chair-Elect
Trustee

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Julie Nauman has served on the board since 2014, and is currently the Vice-Chair of the board.  Previously she served as chair of the Strategic Planning Committee. 

Ms. Nauman is the Executive Director of the State of California’s Victim Compensation Board.  She is very active in the Sacramento community, having served on a number of boards and commissions for the County of Sacramento, as well as the Diocese of Sacramento. 

Profile

Stacy Paragary
Trustee

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Stacy Paragary has worked as a professional restaurateur in Sacramento for the past 25 years.  With partners, Randy Paragary and Kurt Spataro they have opened and operated over 20 restaurants under the name, Paragary Restaurant Group.  Stacy has taken the lead in designing, building and marketing, while partner Kurt leads the food and beverage, and Randy leads development and operations. 

Profile

Terry Street ’72
Trustee

I am a native of Sacramento, Graduate of Jesuit High School Class of 1972. Graduate of University of California BS Civil Engineering 1976.  Licensed engineer as well as licensed contractor in California. Graduate of Harvard’s Owner, President Management Program.

Married to Lori and have 4 children.  Brian, Jesuit 2003; Cara, Loretto 2005; Stephanie, St. Francis 2005; Eric, Jesuit 2012; We have 5 grandchildren and one more on the way.

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Tim Vas Dias
Trustee

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Timothy J. Vas Dias owns a branch office of Ameritas Investment Corp. in Roseville, California and specializes in retirement plans for businesses and retirement for individuals.  He is a Registered Investment Advisor with Ameritas Investment Corp., and services a clientele of over seven hundred individual clients and approximately sixty retirement plans for local businesses.

As a California native, Tim earned his degree in Economics from California State University at Sacramento and later a LUTCF designation.

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Mitch Zak
Trustee

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Mitch Zak is partner and co-founder of Randle Communications, the Sacramento region’s top-ranked public relations firm. His wife, Tami, is a senior project manager with Franklin Templeton Investments. They have a son, Deuce, who is a junior at Jesuit and a daughter, Molly, who is a freshman at St. Francis. To say that the Zak’s are fans of Catholic education would be an incredible understatement.