About the committee / Meet the members
The JHS Presidential Search Committee assumes responsibility for identifying qualified candidates, and the entire Board of Trustees will appoint the new President based on the committee’s work and recommendations.
Committee members are drawn primarily from the Board of Trustees, and represent alumni, employees, parents of current students and alumni, and bring a diversity of perspectives and opinions to the process along with a demonstrated commitment to the school’s mission statement and Ignatian values. In performing the search, the Board will also coordinate with the Provincial of the Jesuits West Province, Very Rev. Sean O. Carroll, S.J.
The Board knows that selecting a president is among its most significant responsibilities, and it will therefore consider only the most qualified candidates for this critical key leadership position. Jesuit High School has been most fortunate to have a Jesuit priest serve as our president for many years, while most other Jesuit schools have not enjoyed this benefit. It is not always possible to guarantee the hiring of another qualified Jesuit priest to serve as the school’s next president. Therefore the Board will consider both lay and religious candidates.
Director of Service and Justice / Theology
Ms. Brabec currently teaches Theology 3A/B and is the Director of Service and Justice. She was born and raised near Chicago, but has called California home since 2008. In her free time, Ms. Brabec enjoys parenting, running, hiking, reading, photography, and experimenting with new foods in the kitchen.
- Creighton University, B.A., Theology
- Santa Clara University, M.Div.
- Graduate Theological Union, M.A., Ethics and Social Theory
First year working at Jesuit: 2015
Kelly Brothers ’82, Vice-Chair
Few have been able to rise to the top of their professions in radio, television and finance. At various points in his 30 year broadcast career, Kelly Brothers has anchored the number one evening newscast in Sacramento on KCRA-TV and the number one morning news show on News 93.1 KFBK.
He is currently a Partner and Financial Advisor at Genovese Burford & Brothers, a firm which specializes in wealth management and retirement plans. Kelly is also the Financial Expert for both KCRA-TV and News 93.1 KFBK.
Executive Assistant to the President
Get to know our Jesuit community, meet Jennifer Carlino:
Hometown: Sunnyvale, CA
Education: San Jose State University
Degrees: Bachelors of Arts, Political Science
Family at Jesuit Sacramento: Peter Anthony ’26
More to share:
“Pictured is one of my favorite philanthropies, raising future service dogs for Canine Companions. Parasol II became a hearing dog for a wonderful young woman.”
James Donahue ’75, Chair
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.
Aaron Engebretson, S.J.
Theology / Director of Liturgy Workshop / JV Golf Coach
I was born and raised in Montana and entered the Jesuits in 2004 after finishing my B.A. In History. I was a novice in Portland, OR and took first vows in 2006. Then I was sent to the University of Toronto to study philosophy and I also earned an M.S.ed at Canisius College is Buffalo, NY. Next, in 2009, I was sent to Bellarmine Prep. in Tacoma, WA where I taught history and coached golf. In 2012 I was approved for theology and went to Boston College where earned degrees in theology and educational administration. Here at Jesuit, I will be teaching history.
John Lemmon ’72, Member-at-Large
John Lemmon is a third-generation Sacramentan with deep roots in our region’s business and civic communities. John grew up in Carmichael and is a proud member of Jesuit High School’s class of 1972. He went on to graduate summa cum laude with a degree in political science from the University of California at Davis in 1976 and earned a Juris Doctor degree in 1979 from UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco.
Julie Nauman has served on the board since 2014, and formerly served as the Board Chair, and chair of the Strategic Planning Committee.
Ms. Nauman retired from her position as the Executive Director of the State of California’s Victim Compensation Board in 2019. 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.
Jeff Phelan ’80
Jeffrey F. Phelan has more than 35 years of experience in the construction and real estate development arenas. Since starting his own company, Phelan Development, in 2006, he has developed an excess of $5 billion in industrial, office and retail properties. In 2010, Phelan Development Company merged with DCT Industrial Trust, Inc., a publicly traded NYSE REIT with approximately 72 million square feet of distribution buildings across the United States. As president of DCT, Mr.
Amy Rogers, MD, PhD
Amy Rogers is a scientist, writer, educator, and community leader. After growing up in rural Minnesota, Amy pursued a career in medical research with an undergraduate degree in biochemical sciences from Harvard University followed by a combined MD/PhD program at Washington University in St. Louis. Her PhD studies in immunology asked questions about how a mother’s immune system tolerates the presence of an unborn child.
La Roddric Theodule
Assistant Principal / Dean of Students / Safety Committee Chair
La Roddric Theodule is the Assistant Principal/Dean of Students at Jesuit High School. He graduated from Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose, CA before attending Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in Tallahassee, Florida. After undergrad, La Roddric began his teaching career in Catholic high schools and has remained a Catholic school math and physical education teacher, football and track & field coach, and mentor/moderator since 2002. During his time as a Catholic school teacher, he earned Master’s degrees from both Concordia University, Irvine and