School Advisory Board


The St. Barnabas School Advisory Board is an elected committee.  Members collaborate and support ongoing initiatives, recommend and review policies, review and advise on the annual school budget, and represent the St. Barnabas school community.  Board Members serve a three-year term and work in partnership with the Pastor, Principal, and the Parish and School Business Managers.  The School Advisory Board bylaws may be viewed HERE.


School Advisory Board email - [email protected]

Theresa Hemmer, Chairperson

Earla Jones, Vice Chair

Brian Pearson, Secretary

Peggy Barry

Mirlene Dossous 

Olwen Hahn 

Robert Hubbird

Greg Liss

Kelli Malone

Kathleen McShane 

Ex Officio Members - 

Reverend James Donovan, Pastor 

Mr. Jonathan Stack, Principal, non-voting member

John Chatz, Immediate Past Chair 


Standing Committees are specific committees that meet and report back to the larger Board group at each monthly meeting. The Chair of each standing committee is a Board Member; additional committee members are qualified individuals who demonstrate an interest and desire to support the school community. To become involved with a Standing Committee, please contact Theresa Hemmer, School Board Chair, at [email protected].


Current Standing Committees - Academic Excellence, Catholic Identity, Community Involvement, Development, Equity & Inclusion,  Facilities Management, and Marketing & Enrollment  


The meeting visitor policy may be found HERE.

School Advisory Board meetings generally occur on the fourth Monday of each month at 7pm in the school’s Media Center. Visitors (members of the school and parish community) are welcome to attend any School Advisory Board Meeting to observe the meeting. Visitors must sign in upon arrival and are there to participate by observation only. Questions and comments are not permitted during the meeting; however, feedback from the meeting is welcomed and should be sent to the school board following the meeting to [email protected].

Open Forum meetings are held twice yearly, once in the fall and once in the spring, at the

regularly scheduled board meeting.  The Open Forum represents an opportunity for community members to share ideas and thoughts on how things have progressed during the school year, suggestions for improvements, or other applicable topics.  In the interest of time, a maximum of four people may address the Board.  Details and procedures for addressing the Board at the Open Forum are released in advance via School News.


Meeting Dates for the 2023-2024 School Year

  • Monday, August 28, 7pm in Media Center
  • Monday, September 25, 7pm in Media Center
  • Monday, October 23, 7pm in Media Center
  • Monday, November 27, Open Forum, 7pm in Church Hall
  • Monday, December 18, 7pm in Media Center
  • Monday, January 22, 7pm in Media Center
  • Monday, February 26, 7pm in Media Center
  • Monday, March 25, 7pm in Media Center
  • Monday, April 22, 7pm in Media Center
  • Monday, May 20, Open Forum, 7pm in Media Center
  • Monday, June 24, 7pm in Media Center
Minutes from the School Advisory Board Meetings are available HERE in a password protected format.  The password is shared with school families, please connect with the Main Office if you require a password.