The Saint Joseph Academy School Board of Directors plays a substantial role in the success of the school. A governing body made up of community members and alumni, the school board works closely with the school President to review and approve school policies to ensure the operation of the school runs efficiently as a Catholic school in the Marist tradition. The School Board of Directors currently meets bi-monthly and all members are expected to serve on one or more subcommittees in an effort to help advance the religious and educational mission of the Academy.


Dr. Elsa (Andy) Cardenas – Hagan  
Bilingual Speech Language Pathologist
Certified Academic Language Therapist
Academic Evaluations 
Valley Speech, Language & Learning Center
2nd Term ends June 30, 2019
Academic Committee 

Ruben (Laura) Ceballos ‘96
Director
Tremonti Consulting
1st Term ends June 30, 2020
Academy Advancement Committee (Chairman)
Executive Committee

Mellena Conner
Community Leader
1st Term ends June 30, 2018
Academy Advancement Committee 

Jorge (Liliana) de la Garza ‘84  
General Manager
ZIWA Corporation 
1st Term ends June 30, 2021
Buildings & Grounds Committee (Chairman) 

Brother Robert Clark, FMS
1st Term ends June 30, 2020
Academic Committee 

John T. (Felicia) Edge 
General Manager – Luke Fruia Cadillac
1st Term ends June 30, 2019
School Life Committee

Chad (Liz) Hainley
Vice President
IBC Insurance Agency
1st Term ends June 30, 2019
School Board Vice Chairman, Executive Committee, Finance Committee

Brother Hank Hammer, FMS
President, Marist High School
2nd Term ends June 30, 2020
School Life Committee (Chairman)

Emilio O. (Dalia) Hernández, DDS '72
School Board Chairman  
Owner/Dentist
Emilio O. Hernández, DDS PC
2nd Term ends June 30, 2018
Executive Committee (Chairman) 
Finance Committee (Chairman)
Nominations/Succession (Chairman)  
    Ex-Officio member to all other committees

Rafael (Carina) Munguia ‘93
Owner
Caribella Construction
1st Term ends June 30, 2020
Academy Advancement Committee

Rick (Martha) Ortiz ‘84
Agency Owner
Allstate – Rick Ortiz Insurance Agency P.C.
1st Term ends June 30, 2021
Academy Advancement Committee  

Bryant (Jocelyn) Touchy ‘06
Associate Attorney
Hamilton & Lucio, P.C. 
1st Term ends June 30, 2021
Academy Advancement Committee  

Mariana Whitley (David) Tumlinson ‘91 
Director of Community and Public Relations
Valley Regional Medical Center
1st Term ends June 30, 2021
Academy Advancement Committee  

William “Brad” (Cassandra) Wolfe ‘83 

NOVALINK, Inc. 
2nd Term ends June 30, 2018
Executive Committee
Finance Committee

Francisco J. (Blanca) Zabarte
Partner/Owner/Attorney
Aguilar and Zabarte LLC
1st Term ends June 30, 2021
Academic Committee  

EX-OFFICIO 
Michael Motyl

President 
Executive Committee
Buildings & Grounds Committee
Finance Committee
School Life Committee 
Nominations/Succession Committee

DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION
Brother Thomas Schady, FMS

Provincial Office