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.
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.
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.
Dave Higgins, Jr. is a second-generation builder and sixth generation Sacramento native, with 35 years’ experience managing notable construction projects in Northern California. Currently Dave provides design and construction oversight at Ridge Capital Inc., a Sacramento based development firm. Prior to his work with Ridge Capital, Dave spent 30 years at HMH Builders, rising to the position of President, where he led the firm through a period of unprecedented growth in volume and profitability, while maintaining its core values of high quality and customer satisfaction.
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.
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.
Judge Troy L. Nunley is a native San Franciscan who graduated from Sacred Heart High School in 1982. Judge Nunley attended Saint Mary’s College where he graduated in 1986 with a degree in English. After working for one year at the California State Bar, Judge Nunley went to UC Hastings College of where he graduated in 1990.
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.
Richard Shanahan is a partner of Bartkiewicz, Kronick & Shanahan, a Sacramento, California law firm that specializes in local government, water, and environmental law. Mr. Shanahan serves as general counsel to numerous special districts and other local government agencies. His law practice focuses on local government law, environmental law, public works project development, public finance, public contracting, and mosquito control. Mr.
Ms. Sheehan is the former Director of Corporate Governance for the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS), the largest educator-only public pension fund in the world, where she was responsible for overseeing all corporate governance activities for the fund including proxy voting, company engagements and managing over $4 billion placed with activists managers. Prior to that, she served as Chief Deputy Director for Policy at the California Department of Finance. During her tenure at Finance, Ms.
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.