The purpose of the St.Mary’s & Notre Dame Advisory Board is to help create and implement a strategic plan that will enable both schools to accomplish the goals outlined below.  Catholic Identity will always be the priority, with financial health of the organization coming second. Financial health will come through creating optimum enrollment (enrollment management committee), improving annual, planned, and major giving programs (advancement committee), and improving financial management (finance committee). Well-managed finances will allow continued improvements to our facilities and technology programs.


The Advisory Board meets quarterly for regular business meetings. Special meetings may be called by the chairperson or school administration.


Membership is recommended by the nominating committee. Members will serve terms of two years with the option of renewal upon the approval of the nominating committee.  The current members of the Advisory Board Executive Committee are:

Chairperson Pam Payne
Vice-Chairperson Jeanie McNabb
Administrative Coordinator Suzi Lehosit
Pastor Fr. Casey Mahone
ND Principal Carroll Morrison
SMS Principal Nicole Folio
Advancement Director Ian McAra


The Goals of the Board

  1. Increase Catholic identity and presence within the community
  2. Create financial stability and a financial surplus
  3. Create optimum enrollment
  4. Maintain and improve facilities
  5. Improve technology


  1. Mission Integration & Catholic Identity Service, Outreach, Message, Mission
  2. Finance Accounting, Budgeting, Investments
  3. Advancement Communications, Events, Campaigns
  4. Enrollment management Branding, Marketing, Recruitment Retention
  5. Facilities Campus master plan, Maintenance Audit
  6. Technology Curriculum integration, staff training, trouble shooting
  7. Nominating (School Admin.)