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Blanchet's Board of Directors

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.

  • Scott Cantonwine Jr., Treasurer (Cascade Warehouse Company)
  • Steve Duch (Contractor)
  • Loui Fromwiller, Board Chair (Blanchet Parent)
  • Ron Hittner (Business Consultant)
  • Amy Jefferis (Portland Archdiocese)
  • Nicole Kennedy, Secretary (Blanchet Parent)
  • Kevin L. Mannix (Attorney)
  • Krishna Namburi, Vice-Chair (CIO of Technology Department, City of Salem)
  • Lena Prine (Legislative Assistant)
  • Parke Raffensperger (President of RootX)
  • Rick Schindler (Publisher)
  • Lowell Smith (School Psychologist)
  • Sarah Wort (Business owner)
  • Ex-Officio Members:
    • Bob Weber—President
    • Robin Smith—Principal
    • Blanchet Student Body President
  • Emeritus Member
    • Doug Weathers (Hop Farmer)
    • Dr. John Coen (Orthopedic Doctor/Surgeon)


President's Advisory Council

Blanchet Catholic School's President's Advisory Council members lend their name and experience to help foster the school's positive reputation in the community and state.  Council members are invited 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 of Gelco Corporation
  • The Most Reverend Kenneth Steiner, Retired Auxiliary Bishop of Portland
  • Lawrence Tokarski, CEO of Mountain West Investment Corp.
  • Elizabeth Vargas Duncan, Executive Director of Oregon Municipal Electric Utilities Association
  • Joe Weston, President of Weston Investment Company
  • Dick Withnell, Withnell Motor Company