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School Leadership

Tim Navone, President

Tim Navone is in his 26th school year at Marin Catholic and in his 12th year as President.  Prior to his current role, Navone served in a variety of capacities including Director of Advancement, Director of Summer School, Director of Communications, Director/Founder of Summer Scholars, Yearbook and Newspaper Moderator, and 15 years as Golf Coach.  Navone earned his Bachelor's degree from Pepperdine University in 1989 and did his post-graduate work at the Southern Marin Bible Institute.  He and his wife, Kathy, and their children are parishioners at St. Anselm Church in Ross. His son attends the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota and his daughter is earning her Master's in Theology at Notre Dame. Navone has been a part of the Master Planning and fundraising processes that have resulted in over $47 million in capital improvements during his time at Marin Catholic.

 

Chris Valdez, Principal

Chris Valdez is in his 29th year as an educator in the San Francisco Archdiocese and 13th year as Principal of Marin Catholic. He began his teaching career at Archbishop Riordan High School (of which he is also a graduate) before heading to Marin Catholic to serve in the administration. Since the move to MC, Chris has served in several capacities including Dean of Students, Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Instruction, and English Teacher. Chris holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English from the University of California at Santa Barbara, a Secondary Teaching Credential from SFSU, and a Master’s in Catholic Educational Leadership from USF. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the San Francisco Friends School. Chris and his wife Kathy live in San Francisco and have two children, Jesse & Georgia who are currently attending college.

School Staff

ADMINISTRATION

List of 5 members.

  • Photo of Molly Anibale

    Molly Anibale 

    Assistant Principal for Athletics
    415-464-3821
  • Photo of Katie Smith

    Katie Smith 

    Dean of Studies, History Department Chair
    415-464-3870
  • Photo of Andy Van Horn

    Andy Van Horn 

    Assistant Principal for Curriculum & Instruction, Economics Teacher
    415-464-3884
  • Photo of John Kunst

    John Kunst 

    Co-Dean of Students, Theology Teacher
    415-464-3864
  • Marie-Helene Mercier 

    Co-Dean of Students
    415-464-3813

Administrative Support

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Kathy Lese

    Kathy Lese 

    Director of Duc In Altum Immersion, Office of The Principal
    415-464-3860
  • Photo of Emily Morris

    Emily Morris 

    Receptionist
    415-464-3898
  • Photo of Christine Sharps

    Christine Sharps 

    Deans' Assistant/Attendance
    415-464-3890
  • Photo of Sandy Starkey

    Sandy Starkey 

    Senior Manager, Advancement, Community & Alumni Programs, Assistant to the President
    415-464-3844

Academic Support Center (ASC)

The Academic Support Center (ASC) provides services and accommodations for students with diagnosed learning differences. Qualified students are able to participate in the Resource Technology Class, which focuses on study skills, or receive consultation services where they check in with an ASC staff member intermittently. If you would like to learn more about how your child can work with the ASC, please contact the ASC Director, Cynthia Larsen. 

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Cynthia Larsen

    Cynthia Larsen 

    Director of Academic Support Center
    (415) 464-3881
  • Photo of Katie Tuttle

    Katie Tuttle 

    Academic Support Center Assistant, Teacher
    (415) 464-3380
  • Photo of Amy Stoll

    Mrs. Amy Stoll 

    Academic Support Center Assistant
    415-464-3880

Admissions

The Admissions office is in charge of the admissions process for all students interested in attending Marin Catholic.  In the fall each year, we host many events to give families the opportunity to get to know the mission of our school and to better understand our programs. Please visit the admissions page for more specific information about the admissions process. Our office is located in the Administration wing of the school.

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Janie Rockett

    Janie Rockett 

    Director of Admissions
    415-464-3811
  • Photo of Cameron Mahoney

    Cameron Mahoney 

    Admissions Associate
    415-464-3810

Advancement Office

The Advancement Office is responsible for the fundraising efforts of Marin Catholic, including the annual fund, campaigns for future enhancements, and planned giving. Marin Catholic students benefit from the generosity of individuals who support the school’s mission, understand the importance of a whole person education, and help Marin Catholic to achieve its educational goals. The success of Marin Catholic would not be possible without the generosity of our donors.

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Jacqueline Tobe

    Jacqueline Tobe 

    Director of Advancement
    415-464-3843
  • Photo of Sandy Starkey

    Sandy Starkey 

    Senior Manager, Advancement, Community & Alumni Programs, Assistant to the President
    415-464-3844
  • Photo of Terry Powers

    Mrs. Terry Powers 

    Associate Director of Advancement
    415-464-3841

Athletic Office

The Athletic Department oversees all Marin Catholic coaches, teams and student athletes.  Athletics at Marin Catholic consists of 29 sports and 49 individual teams with an over 85% participation rate by the student body.

List of 7 members.

  • Photo of Molly Anibale

    Molly Anibale 

    Assistant Principal for Athletics
    415-464-3821
  • Photo of Lynn Maloney

    Lynn Maloney 

    Director of Athletics for Women's Sports, History Teacher
    415-464-3851
  • Photo of Adam Callan

    Adam Callan 

    Director of Athletics for Men's Sports, Economics Teacher
    415-464-3822
  • Kimberly Horan 

    Athletics Administrative Assistant
    415-464-3820
  • Bill O'Hearn 

    Equipment Manager
  • Photo of Jamie Waterman

    Jamie Waterman 

    Athletic Trainer
    415-464-3886
  • Malek Banoun 

    Strength & Conditioning Coach

Business Office

The Business Office at Marin Catholic is responsible for the day-to-day financial operations the school, including the collection of tuition, distribution of financial aid, human resources needs, accounts payable and receivable, and MySchoolBucks food service program, and other business services. The Business Office is located in the Administration wing next to the Bookstore.

List of 5 members.

  • Photo of Marilyn Martini

    Marilyn Martini 

    Vice President of Institutional Advancement, C.F.O.
    415-464-3856
  • Photo of Sharon Sagar

    Sharon Sagar 

    Revenue Accountant (Tuition, Financial Aid)
    415-464-3806
  • Therese Marrett 

    Accounting Controller
    415-464-3801
  • Photo of Michelle Mayfield-Baske

    Michelle Mayfield-Baske 

    Director of Human Resources
    415-464-3818
  • Photo of Linda Siler

    Linda Siler 

    Business Office Associate
    415-464-3850

Campus Ministry Department

The Campus Ministry Department’s goal is to foster students’ spiritual growth and commitment through education of the Gospel values. Campus Ministry offers numerous opportunities for spirituality, including prayer, reflection, and service throughout the year through regular retreats and all-school Masses. We aim to create an atmosphere that allows for a student's relationship with God to deepen and flourish. Students are given leadership opportunities in the form of retreat leading, participation in the liturgy choir, and altar serving. Campus Ministry is also responsible for coordinating morning and afternoon prayer and the Christian Service program. The opportunity of experiencing the Church’s celebration of Jesus has consequently been made available to all students in the community.

List of 6 members.

  • Photo of Fr. Andrew Ginter

    Fr. Andrew Ginter 

    Chaplain
  • Photo of Michelle Vollert

    Michelle Vollert 

    Director of Campus Ministry
    415-464-3885
  • Photo of Lianni Castro

    Lianni Castro 

    Campus Ministry Associate
    415-464-3849
  • Photo of Sally Jaeger

    Sally Jaeger 

    Campus Ministry Associate
    415-464-3848
  • Photo of Renee Ewert

    Renee Ewert 

    Christian Service Coordinator
    415-464-3830
  • Francisco Ortiz 

    Campus Ministry Associate
    415-464-3885

Communications Office

The Marin Catholic Communications Office is responsible for all communications and marketing needs for the internal, external, and alumni communities. The Communications Office produces an annual printed magazine, quarterly e-newsletters, and weekly MC Notes (announcements) for our current community in addition to a quarterly alumni e-newsletter. The Communications Office supports all departments in keeping the branding consistent, oversees all publications and photography as well as the school’s website.

Not receiving communications? E-mail Director of Communications, Roxanne Civarello, at rcivarello@marincatholic.org.

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Roxanne Civarello

    Roxanne Civarello 

    Director of Communications
    415-464-3222
  • Lisa  Johnston 

    Communications Dept. Assoc.

Counseling (College)

College counselors meet with students regularly over their four years at Marin Catholic to plan and discuss academic planning as well as college and career goals. Counselors serve as a resource for students to plan schedules, consider extracurriculars, and contact universities.

List of 7 members.

  • Photo of Trevor Smyth

    Trevor Smyth 

    Director of Counseling
    415-464-3834
  • Photo of Dave Basso

    Dave Basso 

    Counselor
    415-464-3831
  • Mariana Flores Chavez 

    Counselor
    415-464-3835
  • Photo of Marianne Hill

    Marianne Hill 

    Counselor
    415-464-3833
  • Photo of Daisy O'Leary

    Daisy O'Leary 

    Counselor
    415-464-3839
  • Marlin Quintanilla 

    Counselor
    415-464-3838
  • Maria "Gaby" Rivera 

    Counseling Dept. Associate
    415-464-3830

Counseling (Therapeutic)

Marin Catholic offers a number of resources to those students who need emotional support beyond that which they can receive from parents, friends, and teachers. In addition to college counselors, Marin Catholic offers Lisa Ingels, M.A. and M.F.T., and Bonnie Kaufman, M.S.Ed. and M.H.C., both of whom are health educators and therapeutic counselors. Available most school days, these counselors can supplement any assistance students receive outside of school.

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Lisa Ingels

    Mrs. Lisa Ingels 

    Therapeutic Counselor
    415-464-3832
  • Diana Wilson 

    Therapeutic Counselor
    415-464-3837

Facilities Office

The Facilities Department at Marin Catholic is comprised of maintenance, grounds and custodial services on campus. The department is committed to providing and maintaining the best facilities, services and response time possible in support of the educational process. The department  works hard to keep all facilities clean and healthy and assists in transforming spaces for various events and activities on campus.

List of 5 members.

  • Photo of Darren Hutchison

    Darren Hutchison 

    Director of Facilities
    415-464-3223
  • Photo of Henri Diaz Gramajo

    Henri Diaz Gramajo 

    Maintenance Associate
  • Photo of Jose Mata

    Jose Mata 

    Maintenance Associate
  • Photo of Edwin Obregon

    Edwin Obregon 

    Maintenance Associate
  • Photo of Arturo Tejeda

    Arturo Tejeda 

    Maintenance Associate

Library

The Marin Catholic Library Media program provides instruction in Information Literacy with guidance in selecting reliable print and online sources as well as promoting an appreciation for literature. The school Librarian supports research projects across the curriculum for 9th -12th grades.

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Kate Zamacona

    Kate Zamacona 

    School Librarian
  • Photo of Suzanne Gooder

    Suzanne Gooder 

    Assistant Librarian

Registrar Office

The Registrar’s Office works closely with the Dean of Studies, maintaining all student records, report cards, Honor Roll, Dean’s List and GPA lists. The Registrar also maintains the student database, assists with the registration process, with ordering and preparing diplomas, and assists the Dean of Studies with the student scheduling process. The Registrar plays an active part in the Fall Honors Assembly, Senior Honors Assembly, and works with the Dean of Studies on Graduation.

List of 1 members.

  • Photo of Gerri Wilkinson

    Gerri Wilkinson 

    Registrar
    415-464-3866

Student Activities Department

The Student Activities Department performs tasks related to the planning, organizing, and supervision of co-curricular and extra-curricular programs for students. This department oversees the Associated Student Body, Class Councils, student events and dances as well as student elections. 

List of 1 members.

  • Photo of John Kunst

    John Kunst 

    Co-Dean of Students, Theology Teacher
    415-464-3864

Technology Office

The Marin Catholic Technology Department is dedicated to providing high quality technical support and professional development in a timely and professional manner for the benefit of the students, parents, teachers, administrators and staff. Technology at Marin Catholic not only serves as an educational tool for students and educators, but also supports the school's many operational functions.
  • Services the Technology Department provides:
  • Computer Support and Maintenance
  • Phone and Network Administration
  • Server Configuration
  • Account Management
  • Technical Troubleshooting

List of 1 members.

  • Casey Marshall 

    Director of Technology
    415-464-3826