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Governance

Guided by people who care about education. As an independent school, Saint George’s is governed by a self-perpetuating Board of Trustees. Most board members are current parents or parents of alumni, though members of the wider community also serve as well.

The Board is responsible for the strategic direction of the school. It oversees Saint George’s financial and fiscal health and hires and evaluates the Head of School. Standing committees include Finance, Investment, Governance, and an Executive Committee. The Board also appoints Task Forces for working on timely and pressing issues for the school such as strategic planning or campaign management. Each year the Governance Committee nominates new trustees to serve up to three three-year terms on the Board.

The Board meets six times during the school year, including a day-long retreat.

Meet the Board

Pam Kohlmeier, MD, JD, FACEP | President

Parent of the Thew family who had three recent alumni and a member of the class of 2022, Pam is dually licensed as a physician and an attorney, and teaches Health Law, Professionalism, and Ethics as a Lecturer - MPH for Eastern Washington University. Pam served as a board-certified emergency physician for 20 years and retired from clinical practice to focus on medical-legal issues. To support our community during the pandemic, Pam has been serving as co-chair of eastern Washington's Crisis Standards of Care Regional Triage Team and co-chair of the Spokane County Disaster Clinical Advisory Committee. She is beginning her 10th year on the Board.

Leroy Nosbaum | Vice President

Grandparent of current students, LeRoy was the CEO of Itron, Inc. from 2000-2010 and again from Sept. 2011 to December 2012. He has served on boards for Whitworth University and the Spokane Symphony. This is LeRoy’s 8th year on the Board and serves on the Finance Committee.

David Hill | Secretary

Parent of current students, David is a is a graduate of George Mason University (B.S. Computer Engineering) and George Washington University (M.S. Computer Science). He works with the Department of Defense supporting technology initiatives and owns his own IT consulting firm. This is his 2nd year serving on the Board.

Duff Berquist | Treasurer

Parent of two alumni and a current student, Duff is a professor of finance at Whitworth University. Prior to his career at Whitworth, Duff worked in investment banking in Frankfurt, Germany, and London, England for 17 years. In 2007, he retired from Lehman as the managing director responsible for European equity trading in London. This is his 5th year on the Board and serves as chair of the Finance Committee.

Lisa Edwards

Parent of a current student and a parent ambassador, Lisa is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College (B.A. in Theatre) and Seattle Pacific University (M.A. in Teaching). She has over 10 years teaching and leadership experience with independent schools. This will be her 2nd year serving on the Board and serves as chair of the Development Committee.

Jim Gunn

Parent of current students, Jim is the Managing Director of Investments at Wells Fargo Advisors. He also serves on the Board for the Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho (GSEWNI). This is his 8th year on the Board and serves as chairman of the Investment Committee.

Angela Naccarato

Parent of two current students, Angela is a graduate of Whitworth University with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Organizational Leadership. She is currently an Executive Assistant at Itron where she works closely with the Chief Financial Officer and Board of Directors. Prior to joining Itron, she was the Vice President of Administration at Greater Spokane Incorporated. This is her 2nd year serving on the Board and serves as chair of the Governance Committee.

John Roll

Parent of a recent alum, John is the Vice Dean for Research at the Elson S Floyd College of Medicine and a Professor at Washington State University. John serves on the Development and Governance Committees and this is his 7th year on the Board.

Grace Leaf

Parent of an alum, Grace is currently the Director of HR Employment Services at the Community Colleges of Spokane (CCS). Prior to this role, she held faculty and administrative posts at WSU Spokane, Lower Columbia College and Spokane Community College. She earned a B.A. in Communication from WSU, an M.A. in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga and her dissertation in Leadership at GU. She holds the SPHR and SHRM-SCP certifications in human resources and is the President Elect for the Washington state chapter of CUPA-HR—the College and University Personnel Administrators organization. Grace is a founding board member of Northwest X Talks (NXT), the nonprofit organization that licenses TEDxSpokane. This will be her 1st year on the Board.

Georgina Lynch

Parent of a current student, Georgina is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences in the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University. She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in speech-language pathology and operates an active clinical research lab focused on neurodevelopment and autism. She has experience within K-12 public schools and higher education over the past 20 years. She is a licensed speech-language pathologist, holding national certification by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, and she holds an interdisciplinary doctorate in Neuroscience/Psychology. This will be her 1st year serving on the Board.

Contact the board at boardchair@sgs.org

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