Saint Ignatius High School

Board of Regents

The men and women who compose the governing body of the school. Their responsibilities include: develop and establish policy for the school; assess the performance of the President and senior staff; and, oversee the school’s financial viability.

The Board of Regents is the governing authority of Saint Ignatius High School. Board duties include: develop and establish policy for the school; provide oversight for the school’s educational mission and Catholic tradition; assess the performance of the President and senior staff; oversee the school’s financial viability and its physical plant and support the school financially. 

The 2018-2019 Board members are:

Board Chair: 

Bill Koehler ‘83 
CEO of Team NEO; over 20 years banking experience; Bancsourse Advisory Board member 

Board Members: 

Chuck Adler '75 
Partner with Schneider, Smeltz, Ranney & Lafond; specializes in estate, charitable, financial and retirement planning; lawyer and CPA

William Beck '92 
Expertise in real estate law, real estate title and closing services and claims litigation; member of the Cleveland Bar Association

Terry Brizz '73
Founder and president of Galaxy Balloons, Inc.; extensive global importing experience

Ted Carter
Chief Economic Development and Business Officer Cuyahoga County; served on the boards of two global economic empowerment organizations, and is the former Chairman for Take Stock in Children

Matthew Clemens '85 
Managing Director and Principal of Waverly Partners, LLC; More than 22 years experience in executive search recruiting and operations

Kathleen Ferry
Principal at FocusCFO, a professional firm that delivers CFO services to small and mid-sized businesses throughout Ohio; vast experience in corporate finance and a 2009 Crain's "Woman of Note" award winner

Cynthia Galbincea 
Executive Director of Marketing Communications at Cleveland Clinic; speaker, present and panelist at national professional meetings and symposia

Katy Gibbons
Scotland native; holds a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Edinburgh

Eric Haddad '94 
Investment advisor with Fifth Third Bank; past board chair of the West Side Catholic Center

Shannon Fogarty Jerse 
Deputy General Counsel for the Sisters of Charity Health System; former in-house counsel for Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals Health System

Samuel R. Knezevic 
Vice President and General Counsel for GCA Services Group, Inc.; corporate and real estate attorney

Neil McCarthy '71
Executive Council member and Director of Polytek, a current MPE Partners portfolio company; previously served as Senior Executive VP of Ashtabula Rubber Company

Joseph Moses, M.D. '66 
Board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine; retired physician

Karen Nestor 
Postdoctoral Fellow in Lifelong Learning; program consultant and research associate at Books@Work; vast experience as board chair and trustee for a variety of organizations

Greg Ondercin '69 
Retired Lubrizol Vice President; active in work to develop housing for disabled individuals

Paul J. Pace '90
Senior Vice President and Team Leader for Private Loan Management, Energy; former Senior Vice President at KeyBank

Rev. Donald J. Petkash, S.J. '58
Vice President for Mission and Identity at Walsh Jesuit High School; former Provincial Assistant for Secondary Education in the Detroit Province of the Society of Jesus

Rev. Thomas J. Pipp, S.J.
Director of Ignatian Formation Programs at John Carroll University; served for seven years as director of novices for the Chicago-Detroit and Wisconsin Provinces at the Jesuit Novitiate in St. Paul, MN

John Polito '70 
Shareholder and founder of Bonezzi Switzer Murphy Polito & Hupp Co. L.P.A; Lead trial attorney in excess of 75 jury trials

Steven M. Rini '96 
Senior Vice President Wealth Management for Merrill Lynch; board member Community West Foundation and West Side Catholic Center

Kevin Ryan '80 
Senior Vice President UBS Financial Services; registered advisor with the National Football League Players Association

Janet P. Schuster
Chief Nursing Officer for Lutheran Hospital; nurse executive advanced certification

Faculty Representatives: 

Paul Kobe '79
Math Department

Doug Emancipator '96
Science Department 

Student Representative: 

Dillion Gallagher '19