The Trustees are dedicated to the goal of maintaining the essential character of Bellarmine College Preparatory as a Catholic Jesuit college preparatory secondary school sponsored by Jesuits West of the Society of Jesus.
A provincial superior is the only person who can designate that a school within his province is an apostolic work of the Society of Jesus. In sustaining agreements, last completed at Bellarmine in March 2015 and next scheduled for May 2020, the provincial formally restates the Society's sponsorship of the school and, therefore, affirms its Catholic and Jesuit mission and allows it to use the term "Jesuit." The Trustees commit to hold that mission in trust in cooperation with the province.
Powers, Authority, and Duties of the Board of Trustees:
- Evaluate, hire, and, when necessary, terminate the President of the school
- Approve and adopt all major changes in the educational policies and programs of the school
- Approve diplomas and awards as recommended by the Principal
- Review and take appropriate action as to the budget, which is submitted upon recommendation of the President
- Promote major fundraising efforts
- Authorize any changes in tuition and fees within the school
- Authorize the construction of new buildings and major renovations to existing buildings and grounds
- Authorize the sale and purchase or lease of lands or buildings
- Authorize the incurring of debts by the school, the securing thereof by mortgage and pledge of real and personal property, tangible and intangible, presently owned or after-acquired by the school
- Collaborate with the Board of Regents, whose purpose is to advise and assist the Board of Trustees, the President, and the Principal
Current Membership of the Board of Trustees
Andy Schatzman, Chair
A Santa Clara graduate, past parent Andy Schatzman (Danny '13) is Senior Vice-President at DevCon Construction.
Robert D. Selvi ’74, Vice-Chair
Rob is a veteran Silicon Valley operating executive, advisor and investor. He is currently an operating partner at private equity firm Thoma Bravo. Prior to that, he most recently served as CFO of Dell Software, following their acquisition of SonicWALL, where he had served as CFO and a member of the Board of Directors. Prior to SonicWALL, Rob served as CFO of Kontiki, Artisan Components, Cooper & Chyan Technology and Claris (Apple’s software subsidiary). Earlier in his career, Rob held senior management positions at Apple, Diasonics and Memorex. He holds Bachelor of Science in Commerce and MBA degrees from Santa Clara University.
Brian J. McSweeney '78, Consultant
Alumnus and past parent (Riley '08 and Kelly '11) Brian McSweeney is President and General Counsel of the McGraw Group & Pacific Specialty Insurance Company.
Mario Prietto, S.J., Secretary
Mario Prietto is the Superior of the Jesuit community at Bellarmine, and previously served as the long-term Principal of St. Ignatius in San Francisco.
Phil Albanese ’04
Phil is the president and CEO of JJ Albanese. Phil, his company, and his family have been important and generous supporters of Bellarmine for many years. Phil is a graduate of Boston College, thus his Jesuit roots run deep.
Kathy and her husband, Mike, have four grown children, including three Bellarmine alumni (George ’11, Henry ’14 and John ’18). While a parent at Bellarmine, Kathy enjoyed a variety of Bellarmine Mothers’ Guild (BMG) volunteer roles, including as the 2016-2017 President of BMG. She continued to serve in the active Past-President role for the 2017-2018 school year. Her time outside of BMG included working in the student store and as one of the Team Moms for several freshman basketball teams, two varsity lacrosse teams, and one varsity football team. Currently, Kathy serves on the Executive Board of Trustees and Development Committee for the San Francisco 49ers Academy, and on the Advancement Board for Cristo Rey Jesuit in San Jose. Kathy is the Past Parent representative on the St. Simon Community School Council in Los Altos.
Erick Berrelleza, S.J.
Erick Berrelleza, S.J. was recently named by Boston College as the founding dean of Messina College. He was previously assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at Santa Clara University, and was also a visiting scholar at the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life at Boston College.
A past parent (Will Parissenti ’10) and a past Mothers' Guild President, Linda has worked as an HR consultant and a long-term Board member for HomeFirst .
Past parent (Noah '16 and Thomas '18) Theresa Clark serves as the Director of Admissions and Marketing at St. Simon's School in Los Altos.
Joe Gentzkow ’01
Joe serves as the Chair of the Budget Committee, and is the Founder and President of Mulberry Capital Advisors.
Lawrence D. McGovern
A Jesuit High School graduate, past parent Larry McGovern (Steve '05 and Mike '10) is Executive Vice-President and CFO of Heritage Bank of Commerce, and serves as the Chair of the Audit Committee.
Christopher W. Meyercord '88
Chris has been on the faculty of Bellarmine since 1992, is a past parent (Luke '20), and became President in 2015.
Andrew J. Moley '82
A former Regent and Chair of the Trustees from 2015-18, Andrew is the Chief Financial Officer of Lightspeed Venture Partners.
Esteban Morales ‘94
Esteban currently serves as a senior manager at Google where he leads an engineering team. His son, Roman just graduated from Bellarmine as a member of the Class of 2023. While at Bellarmine, Esteban was president of La Raza Unida as well as a member of the soccer and wrestling teams. He went on to study Electrical Engineering at Stanford. Esteban also serves as an active Board member for Swappow+, an Arizona non-profit working to improve the lives of foster children.
Peter Pabst, S.J.
Fr. Pabst is the Chancellor of Cristo Rey San Jose Jesuit High School, and previously was the founding President of Cristo Rey and Sacred Heart Nativity School.
Past Parent Prabhu Palani (Anirudh Prabhu ’16) Chairs the Investment Committee and is the Chief Investment Officer of the City of San Jose Retirement System.
Jason Rodriguez ‘95
Jason joined Google in July 2022 as chief of staff to the VP and general manager of Chrome OS. He was formerly vice president and head of Worldwide Microsoft Alliance with HP, Inc. and held several key positions with HP, including as chief of staff to the CEO, head of Global Public Policy and GM of Business Development in China. Jason is a member of Bellarmine’s Faculty Student Parent Life (FSPL) Committee. His community involvement includes serving with the Bellarmine Alumni Council, Alum Rock School Board, San Jose Chamber of Commerce, and Sacred Heart Community Services.
Professor Ramos-Sanchez is a past parent (Diego '20) and serves as the Chair of the Department of Counseling Psychology at Santa Clara University.
Robert W. Scholla, S.J.
Fr. Scholla serves on the faculty at Santa Clara University and has previously served on numerous high school boards.
Paul G. Sheridan, S.J.
Fr. Sheridan currently works on the faculty of St. Louis University High School (SLUH), and previously served as President of Bellarmine from 2005-2015, and of SLUH.
Gerald T. Wade, S.J. '55
Fr. Wade is the Chancellor of Bellarmine, and previously served as the President from 1979-1993, and from 2003-2005.
Past parent (Parker '15), Jim is a partner at Alsop-Louie, and served as the longtime Chair of the Development Committee at Bellarmine.
Fr. John Whitney, S.J. ’75
Fr. Whitney is the former provincial of the then Oregon Province from 2002-2008 (which has since merged with the former California Province to form Jesuits West). Fr. Whitney currently is an associate pastor at St. Ignatius Parish in San Francisco. He also worked at St. Joseph’s parish in Seattle.