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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 2022-2023 Board members are:

Board Chair: 

J. Kevin Ryan '80 
Managing Director UBS Financial Services, specializing in wealth management and financial planning for high net worth individuals, corporate and nonprofit clients

Board Members: 

Timothy Barnett, MD
President of Cleveland Clinic Lutheran Hospital, also serves as an assistant professor of surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. He is board certified in general surgery, and continues to staff a clinical practice in general surgery at Lutheran Hospital

Br. James J. Boynton, S.J.
President, University of Detroit Jesuit High School & Academy

Patrick Brennan '93
Treasurer of The Progressive Corporation, also serves as Vice Chair of the Non-Financial Risk Committee and Executive Committee member of the North American Chief Risk Officer Council

Bryan Carter '76
President & CEO of Gesu School, the nationally renowned independent Catholic, Jesuit elementary school serving North Philadelphia’s children

James Danko '71
President, Butler University

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

James Free '86
Selected as the associate administrator for the Exploration Systems Development Mission Directorate at the agency’s Headquarters in Washington by NASA Administrator Bill Nelson on Sept. 20, 2021. At the time of Jim’s appointment, NASA also announced the directorate leading all the agency’s human spaceflight operations would separate into two areas. Jim leads a new directorate the agency is establishing, as well as work closely with the Space Operations Mission Directorate. Jim is a formerly retired NASA civil servant who has spent the past few years in a variety of private sector roles including most recently chief operating officer and senior consultant for Lead Off the X. Prior to his work at Lead Off the X, he served as senior vice president of Aerospace Systems at Peerless Technologies.  

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

Wendy Hoke
President, Beaumont School

A.J. Hyland '90
Retired president and CEO of Hyland Software, Inc.

Catherine Karl
Recently retired from her formal role as educator for 47 years, most recently as principal of Saint Ignatius College Prep in Chicago and consultant in the PAS for the Midwest Jesuit Province

Neil W. McCarthy '71
Board of Directors DecoArt. Previously on Boards at Polytek & Cleveland Vibrator and President at Quantum Composites & Power Pack

Michael Meadows '82
Director GSI Alliances Americas, Lookout Software

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

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

Shannon Patton
Shareholder-Attorney at Littler Mendelson P.C., previously Senior Labor and Employment Counsel at American Greetings

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

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: 

Dennis Hjort '01
Math Department

Student Representative: 

Alex Merheb '23
Student Senate President