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Siena Leadership


Brenda White


Previous positions: Assoc. Superintendent of Schools Archdiocese of Milwaukee; experienced Principal Bachelor’s degree in education from Central Michigan University; Master of Science…

Todd Willems

Chief Academic Officer

Previous positions: Principal at Messmer High School; 8 yrs.of increasing responsibility at Catholic Central High School, Burlington Bachelor’s degree in secondary education…

Chris Joch

Director of Business Operations, Interim Director of Finance

Previous positions: Division of Industry Services Administrator for Wisconsin Department of 
Safety and Professional Services, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Lead…

Kimberly Gardner

Sr. Manager, Marketing & Communications

Previous positions: Director of Public Relations, Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology; Director of Marketing and Communications, Perkiomen School; Vice President…

Chris Sosnay

Executive Director of Development

Previous positions: Director of Development for St. Augustine Preparatory Academy, Director of Annual Giving for Marquette University High School Bachelor’s degree in…

Board of Directors

Robert N. Miller
Board Chair; Retired St. Catherine's High School Educator, Campus Minister and Administrator

Education: MS, Cardinal Stritch University; MA, Mundelein College of Loyola University; BS, Georgetown University; Graduate, St. Edward School, St. Catherine’s High School

Former Chair, Vice Chair and member, Racine County Board

Board Member, Lakeshore Library System

Racine Dominican Lay Associate

Parishioner – St. Edward Parish

Linda Townsend Christ
Board Vice Chair; Speech Pathologist, Yorkville and Kansasville Schools

Education: BS and MS, Communicative Disorders, Marquette University; St Catherine’s graduate

Board Member, Big Sisters of Racine

Parishioner – St. Patrick

Emily Ansani
Board Treasurer; Former Vice President, Bank of America, Capital Markets Risk Management

Education: BS, Finance, University of Dayton

Former Chairperson of Finance Committee, St. Michael Catholic Church, Chicago

Parishioner – St. Lucy

Elizabeth Hoff
Board Secretary; Director, Integrated Communications Planning and Operations, AbbVie

Education: BA, UW-Milwaukee; St. Catherine’s High School graduate

Past member, Health Care Network Board of Directors

Past President, John Paul II Academy School Committee

Past member, Small World Montessori Board of Directors

Parishioner – Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Alida Harper Trocke
HR Consultant, House on the Dirt Consulting LLC

Education: MS, Loyola University

Arletta Tucker, DSW, MSW, M.Ed.
Assistant Professor of Social Work at Concordia Univerity
Arthel L. Howell
City of Racine Chief of Police

Education:  MBA, Cardinal Stritch University; FBI National Academy

Active member of YMCA Board of Directors, United Way of Racine Board Member, All Saints Foundation Board, Racine Community Foundation Grants Committee

Bruce Varick
Associate Superintendent - Archdiocese of Milwaukee

Former Principal, Our Lady of Grace Academy

Education: BS, Education, UW-Milwaukee; MS, Education, Silver Lake College; Principal Licensure, Marquette

17 years classroom teaching experience: 9 in elementary and 8 in high school and 11 years elementary principal

Board of Trustees for St. Joseph Catholic Academy (Kenosha)

Pastoral Council Chair, St. James Catholic Church (Franklin)

Past-Chair, Milwaukee Archdiocesan Principals Association

Dan Kuemmel
Former Employment Counselor Milwaukee Area Technical College

and Vocational/Employment consultant in business and litigation matters

Education: MS, Marquette University, Counseling

Parishioner – Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Fr. Antony Primal Thomas

St. Edward, St. Patrick & St. Richard of Chichester

Kelly L. Mould
Attorney, SVP, Wealth Fiduciary Advisor, Johnson Financial Group

Education: BA, MA, Marquette University; JD, UW Law

Current Board Member, Lakeside Curative Services; Board of Governors, State Bar of Wisconsin; Racine County Bar Association

Parishioner – Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Kevin McCabe

Education: BS and MD, St. Louis University

Board member, St. Monica’s Senior Home; Siena Retreat Center; Racine Community Foundation; Mercy Housing Lakefront; St. Rita Catholic Church Finance committee

Linda Pulice
Social Worker

Education: BA, UW-Parkside; Siena Schools, St. Catherine’s High School ’98; St. Edwards

SAS of Racine County; SCHS Corp Board of Directors; Fight to End Exploitation; Boy Scouts

Parishioner – St. Edward Parish

Nola Starling-Ratliff
Retired Principal of Roosevelt Elementary School, KUSD; Retired Principal of Horlick High School, RUSD

Education: Viterbo University; MA, UW-Milwaukee

Mentor, Wisconsin Urban Leadership Institute

Board Member, Peace Learning Committee

Involvement in the Courageous Conversation Initiative

Former involvement in Drug and Alcohol, Girl Scouts, YMCA

Former Board Member, Viterbo University

Parishioner – Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Ray Johnson
Retired Human Resource Director, S.C. Johnson & Son

Education: MBA, UW-Milwaukee; BS, Electrical Engineering, UW-Madison

Board Member & Past President, St. Monica’s Sr. Living Home

Founding Board Member, Siena Retreat Center

Former St. Catherine H.S. Corporate and Foundation Board Member

Parishioner – St. Joseph

Stephen Hrpcek
Retired IT Solutions and Services Director, SC Johnson

Education: BS, UW-Parkside

Active member, Pastoral Council, Sacred Heart Parish

Past member, Sacred Heart Parish Administrative Services Committee

Parishioner – Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Board of Trustees

Fr. Yamid Blanco – St. Paul the Apostle & St. Louis (Caledonia)
Dr. Kathleen Cepelka – Superintendent of Schools, Archdiocese of Milwaukee
Fr. Javier Guativa – St. Lucy & St. Sebastian
Fr. Ricardo Martín – Sacred Heart

Sr. Maryann McMahon, OP – Racine Dominicans, Board Chair
Fr. Michael Petersen – St. Rita
Fr. Antony Primal Thomas –  St. Edward, St. Patrick & St. Richard of Chichester
Fr. Steven Varghese – St. John Nepomuk & St. Joseph

Archbishop Jerome Listecki

“We have to make Catholic education accessible and affordable. Siena Catholic Schools helps to promote these two qualities.”