Junípero Serra High School
2021-22 Advisory Board of Regents

In September 2005, the Archdiocese of San Francisco approved bylaws that established Serra's Advisory Board of Regents. The purpose of the Advisory Board of Regents is to assist the President and, ultimately, the Superintendent of Catholic Schools by providing advice, counsel and assistance in the following areas:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Finance
  • Institutional Advancement & Development
  • Buildings and Grounds
  • Enrollment Management

Comprised of a dedicated cadre of alumni and alumni parents, as well as leaders from business, education, government and ministry, the board has added much value to our efforts to further the mission of Junipero Serra High School.

Aric Agresti ‘98
Aric is a philanthropic advisor for the Boy Scouts of America. He has spent his career working in fundraising, marketing and nonprofit management. Aric is the vice chair of the Serra Board of Regents and serves on the Advancement Committee.

Megan Armando
Megan is the principal of St. Charles Catholic School in San Carlos. She has been working as a teacher and administrator in San Mateo County Catholic elementary schools for 17 years. Megan serves on the Enrollment Management Committee.

Michael Collopy ‘76
Michael is a world-renowned professional portrait photographer. His work profiling and celebrating international peacemakers is particularly inspiring. He was honored as the 2017 Fund a Dream keynote speaker and he was the Junipero Serra Award recipient in 2019. Michael serves on the Advancement Committee.

Dan Darcy ‘96
Dan is the senior vice president of global enablement at Salesforce. He has had an exceptional 12-year career at Salesforce in marketing, new product introduction and acquisition integration. Dan serves on the Enrollment Management Committee.

Eric Dooley ‘02
Eric is the quality director at Veniti Inc., a medical device company in Fremont that was acquired by Boston Scientific in 2018. Veniti manufactures a stent system for venous obstructive disease. Eric earned his bachelor of science degree in biomedical engineering from Duke University. Eric serves on the Advancement Committee.

Brian Dowd
Brian is executive vice president of Aligos Therapeutics. Brian’s career has included senior financial and executive positions at fast-growing technology and biotech companies. Brian is the chair of the Finance Committee.

Eric Eger
Eric is a senior director of sales inventory and operations planning with Poly. Eric is the Chair of the Serra Board of Regents and serves on the Buildings and

Grounds Committee.

Rekha Hemrajani
Rekha has more than 20 years of strategy, operations and financial experience in the biotech industry. She was recently the chief executive officer at Aravive, Inc. Rekha is the chair of the Strategic Planning Committee.

Ralph Ho ‘89
Ralph is an investor and advisor to many early stage technology companies in the Bay Area. He has spent his career working in investment management, hedge funds and start-ups including Paypal, Clarium Capital, and Sequoia Capital Global Equities. Ralph serves on the Finance Committee.

Roxanne Ivory
Roxanne is a brand strategy consultant with over 20 years of experience working for companies including Apple, Motorola, Limelight Networks, PointCast, and Inktomi. She is currently the head of brand strategy for WHM Creative, a digital agency based in Oakland. Roxanne chaired the Parent Consultative Board at St. Matthew Catholic School and serves as the incoming president for the peninsula chapter of the Young Men’s Service League. Roxanne is the chair of the Enrollment Management Committee.

Tammy Kiely
Tammy is a partner at Goldman Sachs, co-heading the technology investment banking practice. Her career spans 25 years focused on finance and mergers and acquisitions in the semiconductor, hardware and electronics industries. Tammy also serves on the board of trustees for the San Jose Museum of Art and on the dean’s advisory council for the Orfalea College of Business at Cal Poly.  Tammy serves on the Finance Committee.

Jason McDonald
Jason is senior vice president, division manager at North American Title Company. He oversees all operations and strategic activities in San Francisco and San Mateo counties. Jason has been actively working in the Bay Area real estate market since he earned a degree in finance from San Francisco State University. Jason serves on the Enrollment Management Committee.

Andrea O’Riordan
Andrea is executive director of the Harvey and Leslie Wagner Foundation. She is also a member of the Notre Dame High School Board of Directors. Andrea is the chair of the Advancement Committee.

Rob Rius ‘96
Rob is an executive director at Morgan Stanley. Rob has been actively involved with Serra’s basketball program for 11 years as a coach on the varsity and JV teams. He regularly employs ex-Serra players as summer interns looking to bridge the gap between sports and professional careers. Rob serves on the Enrollment Management Committee.

Nick Severino
Nick served as vice president and CFO of Apple Retail for more than 15 years, growing Apple’s direct business from a few U.S. stores to more than 500 stores in 22 countries. Nick is currently involved in the growth of several innovative Bay Area retailers. He also serves on the Global Advisory Board of Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business. Nick is the chair of the Buildings and Grounds Committee.

Aida Soto
Aida is a chartered financial analyst who spent her career managing and investing commercial mortgage assets and securities at Prudential and leading mergers and acquisitions and strategic investments at Charles Schwab. Aida is on the Board of Trustees at the Woodland School in Portola Valley. She is on the board of the Common Ground Speaker Series and served as the finance chair of the Toigo Alumni Endowment Board. Aida serves on the Advancement Committee.

Monsignor John Talesfore
Monsignor Talesfore is a fifth-generation native of San Francisco. He was ordained as a priest for the Archdiocese of San Francisco in 1989 and later earned a graduate degree from the Pontifical Liturgical Institute in Rome. Monsignor Talesfore served as director of the office of worship for the Archdiocese of San Francisco and the pastor and rector of Saint Mary’s Cathedral of San Francisco. He was also an adjunct faculty member at Saint Patrick’s Seminary and University, Menlo Park. Monsignor Talesfore is the pastor of Saint Matthew’s Catholic Church in San Mateo. Monsignor Talesfore serves on the Buildings and Grounds Committee.

Jennifer Ullyot
Jen is an active community volunteer and a pro-bono, project-based consultant to not-for-profit organizations. Jen received her MBA and previously worked for AOL in online marketing. Jen serves on the Strategic Planning Committee.

Rich Van Doren ‘95
Rich is a partner and the chief financial officer of Samsara BioCapital, a Palo Alto based biotech investment fund. Samsara identifies cutting-edge biology that can be used in new therapies to treat patients with unmet medical needs. Rich serves on the Buildings and Grounds Committee.