Our 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.
Bob Ahern is a 1974 graduate of Jesuit High School. His two sons also graduated from Jesuit: Robbie in 2002 and Jon in 2018.
Bob earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business with a concentration in Accounting from CSUS in 1979, and earned his Masters Degree in Taxation from Golden Gate University in 1989.
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.
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 Chap
Jim Donahue is an alum from the class of 1975 at Jesuit High School. He attended the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, graduating in 1982. He was admitted to the California Bar in December 1982. Mr.
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.
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.
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.
Sandy Malaney, CEO
Big Hairy Dog Information Systems
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.
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.
Tim 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.
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.
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.
Terry is a Sacramento native and a graduate of Jesuit High School, Class of 1972. He graduated from the University of California with a BS in Civil Engineering in 1976. Terry is both a Licensed engineer and a licensed contractor in California. He is also a graduate of the Harvard Owner/President Management Program.
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.
Mitch Zak is partner and co-founder of Randle Communications, the Sacramento region’s top-ranked public relations firm. His son, Deuce, is a member of Jesuit’s class of 2021.