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Our Consultative Board

The consultative board provides advice and support to the principal and superintendent on long-term goals for the school, including strategic planning, Catholic mission/identity, development, budget/finance, plant/facilities, technology and marketing/enrollment. New members are nominated each spring, and elected to serve 3-year terms. For more information about the consultative board, or to share your thoughts, email Consultative.Board@SaintPhilipSchool.org

Jessica Alfaro, Budget & Finance Committee

Jessica is a San Francisco native and has 2 children at St. Philip’s School. Jessica previously served as room parent and PTA President and is dedicated to the success of the school and parish. She is a graduate of University if San Francisco (USF) and Saint Mary’s College of California. She holds a Masters in Counseling Psychology and has over 15 years of experience in education. She currently works as a Head School Counselor at Rooftop K-8 in San Francisco. Jessica joined the Consultative Board in May 2018.

Geraldine Diaz Ko

Geraldine and her husband Bill have one son, Derek, who is currently in the first grade at St. Philips. She joined the board in July 2020 and is excited to leverage her experience raising philanthropic and investor capital from institutional funders, i.e. corporate foundations, and individual major donors to support academic and extracurricular programs at St. Philips. Geraldine has over 15 years of international development experience working in microfinance, micro-enterprise development and agricultural value chains (coffee, cocoa and coconut). She graduated from UC Santa Barbara, attended Kokusai Kristokyo Daigaku (Tokyo) and earned a Masters degree from the London School of Economics.

Nicola Finnerty, Athletic Council Representative

Nicola and her husband Brian have 3 boys at St.Philip’s: Sam (8th), Liam (6th), Conor (4th) and have been active community members for the past 8 years enjoying roles as room parent, soccer coach, children’s liturgy, crab feed coordinators, Bruins apparel and many other community building activities. Originally from Dublin, Ireland, Nicola has a masters in sociology and currently works as a qualitative research strategist.

Monica Healy,  Development Committee

Monica and her husband, Kieran, have one daughter at St. Philip’s. She is a native San Franciscan who attended Epiphany and ICA for the first 12 years of her education. She has worked for over 20 years in non-profit fundraising (selling those chocolate bars in high school has paid off!) and lends her talents to St. Philip’s as a member of the Development Committee and Parent Teacher Group. She has been a member of the consultative board since 2018.

Pam Lyons, Superintendent, Department of Catholic Schools, Archdiocese of San Francisco

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John Maimone,  Marketing and Enrollment Committee

John is the father of Roman, a 6th grader at St. Philip’s. When he is not at school, coaching his son’s soccer team or coming up with a new projects for St. Philip’s, he works at Wells Fargo as SVP of Strategy in Risk Management. In the past, he has volunteered for the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) San Francisco, lived in 5 foreign countries and learned 3 foreign languages (some better than others!). He earned his engineering degree from Penn and his MBA from MIT. He loves to hang out with St. Philip parents, travel the world and SCUBA dive. He and his son reside in Mission Dolores.

Mary McKeever,  Principal

Mary McKeever is a native of Ireland, having moved to California in 2000. A graduate of
University College, Dublin, she has over 25 years of teaching experience in Catholic schools. Before taking on the role as Principal, Mary was the 5th Grade teacher and Vice-Principal at St. Philip’s. She is completing her graduate studies at USF in the Masters in Catholic Educational Leadership. Mary is deeply committed to this school and community and believes in the future of St. Philip’s as a vibrant and inclusive place of learning and faith. She is the also the founder and director of “Celtic Voices” choirs, of which many current and past students, teachers, and parents are members.

Mary Rose Stasko, Development Committee

Waiting Mary is a native San Franciscan, born and raised. She was raised in an Irish/Italian family in the Crocker-Amazon district, attended Epiphany Elementary School, Immaculate Conception Academy (I.C.A.) and St. Mary’s College in Moraga. She graduated with a BS in Mathematics and entered the SFPD in January of 1978 and retired as a patrol Lieutenant after 32 years. She has been married to Michael Stasko (St. Philip’s Sports) for 35 years, and have 3 sons who all attended St. Philip’s. She has been active at St. Philip’s as the PTA president for 3 years, room parent for various years, the Altar Server coordinator for 9 years and now as a Reader and Eucharistic Minister. Mary is looking forward to serving on the Board. info. 

Matthew Brennan, Vice President, Marketing and Enrollment Committee

Matthew is a father of five boys, three of whom are St. Philip’s students, Malachi, Gabriel and Gideon. He is the festival BBQ co-chair, his wife Dr. Gavia Brennan is the home room parent for 2nd grade and together they are the chairs for the sponsorship committee for the gala. Originally from San Francisco, Matthew attended St. Anne’s of the Sunset, Sacred Heart Cathedral and USF. Matthew and his family are members of St. Philip’s parish and love the sense of community that is fostered at our school.

Tosha Ellison, Marketing and Enrollment Committee

Tosha and her husband have two children at St Philips and are grateful for the tremendous welcome they have received from the school and community, having recently returned to the Bay Area after an extended period living abroad. She is looking forward to promoting St Philip’s and all it offers its students, families and friends. Tosha has spent over 20 years working in finance, marketing and technology and has a degree in Psychology and Mass Communications from UC Berkeley.

Rich Hammel, Technology Committee

Rich has lived in San Francisco for 23 years and has 2 sons at St. Philip’s School.  He is very close to his family in Louisiana and Texas and feels lucky to have the parents, students and teachers of St. Philip’s as an extension of that family.  Rich is a Director of Engineering Management at Extreme Networks and huge fan of his alma mater, the Texas Longhorns. Rich joined the Consultative Board in Dec 2018.

Byron Hing, Budget/Finance Committee

Byron has lived in San Francisco for 11 years and has 2 children at St. Philip’s School. He loves the St. Philip’s community and has seen his children thrive both academically and socially during their time here. When not shuttling his children to school or their other activities, Byron is a lawyer at Adobe and is an avid Cleveland sports fan. Byron joined the Consultative Board in May 2018.

Redmond Lyons, Plant/Facilities Committee

Redmond Lyons, a native of Ireland, has lived in San Francisco for the last thirty-five years and has been a member of St. Philip’s parish for thirty of those years. He is a real estate developer and contractor. Both his children, Redmond and Anna, have now graduated college after beginning their academic careers at the parish school. Throughout his children’s time in the school, Redmond coached basketball, soccer and baseball (with very limited success) and served as a member of the Sports Council and school advisory board. He was also involved in the remodeling of the church hall, the daycare facility, science room, and schoolyard upgrades. Given his years of involvement with the St. Philip’s community, Redmond is excited to serve on the new school board and help Mary McKeever and the school community in their endeavors.

Dan Mallegni, Parent/Teacher Group (PTG) Representative

Dan lives in Noe Valley with his wife and is the parent of twin children at St. Philip’s. At the school, Dan is involved in the parent teacher group primarily focused on fundraising events for the various needs of St. Philip School. Dan was born and raised in San Francisco and a graduate of St. Cecilia’s, Saint Ignatius and UC Berkeley. He has worked in finance for 15 years.

Joe Reid, President; Plant/Facilities Committee

Joe Reid and his wife Diane live in Noe Valley and are active parishioners at St. Phillip’s. They have two children proudly entering their second years at the school: Parker in sixth grade and Owen in fourth. In the past Joe has volunteered for the National Center for Youth Law and a variety of veterans associations. Joe has worked in software and data analytics for the majority of his career and is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and Fordham University.

Azia Yenne, Plant/Facilities Committee

Azia is a parent to three St. Philip’s student graduates, Cash, Breiann and Amber. She and her husband, Michael, have volunteered in and out of the classroom for almost every event, on a board or committee the school has had over their 18 years as parents. They love the school because of the amazing community they have been a part of, the education their children have received and the overall experience they have had. Born and raised in San Francisco, Azia is also a local merchant, managing the family business Small Frys on 24th Street.

Strategic Planning

In March 2019, our community initiated a robust and inclusive strategic planning process to guide the future for St. Philip School. 

As part of the strategic planning process, our community has also codified a set of school wide learning expectations known as the BRUINS criteria which are the basis for the Bruins Awards that are presented each month to one student in each grade.