School Leadership

Chris Meyercord

Chris Meyercord, President

A 1988 Bellarmine graduate, Chris Meyercord has served as Bellarmine’s president since 2015, and previously served as principal, assistant principal, and admissions director.  Meyercord also teaches in the English department and helped found Bellarmine’s immersion trip to Tijuana.  A graduate of Stanford University, Meyercord earned his B.A. in English with Honors and a Master of Liberal Arts.

Kristina Luscher, Principal

Kristina Luscher was appointed Bellarmine’s principal in January 2017.  Having worked at two schools prior to joining Bellarmine's faculty in 2000, Luscher has also been an English and dance instructor, served as the English department chair, and as academic assistant principal.  She has participated in national and international immersion trips to Appalachia and Ecuador.  She earned her Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and Administration from Santa Clara University, a Master of Arts in Education from Stanford, and a B.A. in English Language and Literature from UCLA.  

Bridgit McGarry

 

Bridgit McGarry, Assistant Principal for Academics

Bridgit McGarry joined the Bellarmine administration in July 2017 after serving as principal of St. Lawrence Academy for three years and as principal of Sacred Heart Nativity Schools prior to that.  She was an educator at Notre Dame High School for 13 years and remains an adjunct professor at USF where she has taught since 2002.  Bridgit has a Master of Art in Education from USF and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management from Saint Mary’s College.  

Justin Christensen, Ed.D., Assistant Principal for Instruction

After a 13-year educational career at St. Ignatius Prep in San Francisco, Justin Christensen became part of the Bellarmine leadership team in June 2017.  Christensen received his Doctor of Education in Catholic Educational Leadership from USF.  He also holds a Master of Education from Harvard and a B.A. in Political Science and Social Welfare from UC Berkeley.  

Justin Christensen

Brian Adams, Vice President for Advancement

After careers in media and public relations, Brian Adams came to Bellarmine in January 2007.  His background has been instrumental in his role related to marketing, communications, and community relations.  At San Jose State University, he received a B.A. in Radio/Television Broadcasting with Distinction and Honors in Theatre Arts, and a Master of Science in Mass Communications.  

Ron Miller, Chief Financial Officer

After a lengthy career in the tech sector, Ron Miller has served as Bellarmine’s CFO since August 2014.  Prior to joining the school, Miller held senior leadership positions with several Silicon Valley startup, mid-size, and Fortune 500 companies serving in senior-level financial and operational roles.  He has worked in various markets, including defense/aviation, hardware/software, fabless semiconductor and life science research equipment.  He earned an MBA from Golden Gate University, and a Bachelor of Science from the State University of New York in Buffalo. 

Ron Miller
Mario Prietto

Mario Prietto, S.J., Superior, Bellarmine Jesuit Community

Mario Prietto, S.J. holds degrees from Gonzaga University, USC, The Jesuit School of Theology, and Fordham University. His passion for education is evident as his Board involvement has included USF, Santa Clara University, Bellarmine College Preparatory, Sacred Heart Nativity School, and his alma mater, Loyola High in Los Angeles.