Education is Essential

COVID-19 has presented a tremendous challenge for Saint Ignatius High School to balance our mission of providing an academically rigorous, Catholic, Jesuit education along with the health and safety recommendations of leading healthcare experts. On Monday, March 15, students returned to full-day, in-person learning.

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 2020-2021 Board members are:

Board Chair: 

Matt Clemens '85
Waverly Partners, Managing Director & Principal

Board Members: 

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

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

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

Rev. Raymond P. Guiao, S.J. '82
President, Saint Ignatius High School

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

Wendy Hoke
President, Beaumont School

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

Neil W. McCarthy '71
Business development for Cook-Leitch and advisor to Cleveland Vibrator; previously Director of Polytek; president at Quantum Composites and Power Pack.

Michael Meadows '82
Akamai, Director, Global Alliances

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

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 
Managing Director UBS Financial Services, specializing in wealth management and financial planning for high net worth individuals, corporate and nonprofit clients

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

Pat Sullivan
Managing Director at Monticello Associates, an asset management consulting firm

Taras Szmagala '84
Eaton, Senior Vice President, Public & Community Affairs

Jack Walton '68
Managing Member of Lytle Holdings, LP the umbrella group for DVUV Holdings LLC and Keyland Polymer
Material Sciences LLC

Faculty Representatives: 

Casey Yandek '95
English Department

Joe Betz '01
Theology Department 

Student Representative: 

Peter Turk '21
Student Senate President