Board of Directors

Members

Sr. Donna Breslin, SBS
Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament – President, Ex Officio member

Sr. Jane Nesmith, SBS
Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament – Vice President

Sr. Sandra Schmidt, SBS
Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament – General Treasurer/Councilor

Sr. Jean L. Olmstead, SBS
Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament – Councilor

 

Directors

Dr. Margaret Roman - Chair 2013-2017
Professor of English, College of Saint Elizabeth

"I came to love the students of St. Michael Indian School when Ms. Joan Levitt invited me to come out to teach in the summer enrichment program. I did so for seven years. It was a blessing and I am honored to now be serving on the Board."

 

Sr. Zoe Brenner, SBS 2011-2015, 2015-2019
Parish Ministry at Fort Defiance, AZ & Navajo, NM

"I ministered at SMIS from Sept 2001-May 2009 in various capacities: Theology Teacher, Campus Minister and Dean of Students.  I am glad to now be a part of the St. Michael Indian School Board of Directors." 

 

Sr. Laura Cavanaugh, SBS 2011-2015; 2015-2019
Training Coordinator for Glades Initiative in Belle Glade, FL.  

“I am a daughter of St. Katharine Drexel!  Need I say more?”

 


Mr. Brian S. Collier, PhD 2015-2019
Graduate Faculty with the Alliance for Catholic Education, University of Notre Dame

“I was a teacher at St. Catherine Indian School, a SBS Sister school to St. Michael and I've sent several teachers to work at SMIS over the years.”

 

’80 Roberta M. Duncan – Secretary 2014-2018
Occupation: Public Health Nutritionist

Connection to SMIS:
'I attended SMIS from 1973 to 1980 (6th to 12th grade) and graduated in 1980. My two children have attended SMIS since 2004. I've held various club and alumni positions over the years. I have a personalinterest in the success and well-being of SMIS. SMIS had a profound impact on me - spiritually and intellectually. I firmly believe in Saint Katharine's vision for the school. Our community and Navajo Nation need the school to survive well into the future."

 


Fr. Dale Jamison, O.F.M. 2013-2017
Pastor – St. Mary Indian Mission in Tohatchi, NM; Director of Native American Ministry for the Diocese of Gallup; Provincial Councilor for Our Lady of Guadalupe Province

"I have been a board Member since 2013; our parish provides transportation and financial assistance enabling 25 students to attend St. Michael Indian School."

 

Mr. Robert Teller 2015-2019
Retired

“I attended mass since the late 1950's then spent summers about 20 miles west of SMIS.”

 

 

’99 Chad Yazzie – Vice Chair 2014-2018
Tax & Finance Attorney

" I am a 1999 graduate of St. Michael, where I played varsity basketball and football and was a member of the National Honor Society. I received the Mother Katharine Drexel Senior of the Year award. After graduating from Arizona State University with degrees in History and Political Science, I returned to St. Michael as a member of the faculty teaching social studies was awarded the Bishop Hastrich Teacher of the Year award."

 

Mrs. Carol Bell 2015-2019
Senior Manager Information Technology, Disney 

“Sister M Loyola Edelen was my aunt and I visited SMIS several times as her guest.”  

Board of Director's Minutes

September 17, 2016

June 18, 2016