Founders Circle

The Founders Circle brought together leaders from Silicon Valley’s philanthropic, business, non-profit, and religious communities to serve as the steering committee for Cristo Rey San José’s Feasibility Study. The study was approved by the Cristo Rey Network on December 12, 2012. Governance of Cristo Rey San José is the responsibility of its Board of Directors.

Kathy Almazol
Diocese of San José
Superintendent of Schools

Ed Alvarez
The National Hispanic University
Chair of Student Affairs

Elaine Curran
Leo M. Shortino Family Foundation
Executive Director

B.J. Cassin
Cassin Educational Initiative Foundation
Chairman and President

Steve Finn
Trust Company of America
Founder & Chairman of the Board

Jessica Garcia-Kohl
Rocketship Education
Bay Area Director of Community Development

Matt Hammer
Innovate Public Schools
Executive Director

Sam Liccardo
City of San José
Councilmember, District 3

Patrick Love
County of Santa Clara, Retired
Economic Development Director

Dan McCallin
Timberline Advisors
President & CEO

Rev. Brendan McGuire
Diocese of San José
Vicar General

Rev. Peter Pabst, S.J.
Sacred Heart Nativity & Our Lady of Grace Nativity Schools

Rev. William Rewak, S.J.
Santa Clara University

Joseph Khanh Bui Russo
Public Investment Consulting

Br. Jim Sanders, S.J.
Most Holy Trinity Parish

Rev. Msgr. John Sandersfeld
Diocese of San José

Rev. Paul Sheridan, S.J.
Bellarmine College Preparatory

Lisa Sobrato Sonsini
The Sobrato Family Foundation
Board President & Trustee

John A. Sobrato
The Sobrato Organization
Founder & Principal

Davide B. Vieira
IBM, Retired
Software Engineer