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The Board of Directors, which meets monthly, has the overall authority to operate Blanchet Catholic School pursuant to Oregon laws and consistent with Blanchet Catholic School's status as a Catholic school. The Board established the by-laws and policies of the school and provides oversight to the President.

2017-18 Board of Directors

Executive Committee:

  • Kevin L. Mannix, Chair - Attorney
  • Lowell Smith, Vice-Chair - School Psychologist
  • John WIllburn, Treasurer - Vice President, Pioneer Trust Bank
  • Mark Chong, Secretary 
  • Jennifer Paul - Attorney
  • Krishna Namburi - CIO, Technology Department, City of Salem
  • Doug Weathers - Hop Farmer (Emeritus member)

Board Members:

  • Lorraine Anglemier - Legal Services, Oregon Dept of Public Safety/Standards & Training
  • Scott Cantonwine Jr. - Cascade Warehouse Company
  • Mark Chong
  • Dr. John Coen - Orthopedic Doctor/Surgeon
  • Loui Fromwiller 
  • Ron Hittner - Business Consultant
  • Chuck Lee - President Emeritus, Blanchet
  • Jeannie Ray-Timoney - Associate Superintendent, Archdiocese of Portland
  • Elizabeth Vargas Duncan - Executive Director, Oregon Municipal Electric Utilities Association 
  • John Willburn - Vice President, Pioneer Trust Bank
  • Bob Weber - President/Principal, Blanchet

President's Advisory Board

Blanchet Catholic School's President's Advisory Board members lend their name and experience to help foster the school's positive reputation in the community and state. Advisory Board members meet with President Anthony Guevara annually to discuss pertinent school issues and challenges. Members also make themselves available to offer advice, counsel and expertise when specific issues arise.

  • Gayle Caldarazzo-Doty, Business Executive
  • Donna Garaventa, Attorney at Law
  • Kevin Mannix, Attorney at Law
  • Patti Milne, Former Marion County Commissioner
  • Jim Monaghan, CEO - Gelco Corporation
  • The Most Reverend Kenneth Steiner, Retired Auxiliary Bishop of Portland
  • Lawrence Tokarski, CEO, Mountain West Investment Corp.
  • Joe Weston, President, Weston Investment Company
  • Dick Withnell, Withnell Motor Company

Blanchet Catholic School is made up of three separate, registered non-profit entities:

  • Blanchet Catholic School, which is the school itself;
  • Blanchet Catholic School Foundation, which holds the funds for designated scholarships as well as investment or endowment funds;
  • Blanchet Catholic School Property Foundation, which is the entity that owns the school campus property.
  • For more information about these seperate entities, please click here.