1948Francis Shieh had the
opportunity to meet Robert
C. Chang ’51 for a reunion at the
Shanghai Expo in October.
1957Raymond Kenny is a retired
priest of the Diocese of San
Jose and now lives in Aptos. He enjoys
preaching, hiking, jazz music, travel,
basketball (the Warriors), baseball
(the Giants), Native American art and
culture, Asian art and culture, and
1959Dr. Ron Vernali was recently
appointed to the Access
Appeals Commission for the city and
county of San Francisco.
1960Prospero Asen Loo has an
extensive, caring family
network, including his wife, Bette,
their three children, and their four
Donald Anderson is happily married
to his wife, Carolyn. He hopes to
return to bowling in the future after
recuperating from a broken femur.
Wilma R. Hastings Bower is enjoying
retirement and free time with her
family. She and her husband, Dick,
travel and enjoy adventures with
their children and grandchildren and
are working toward establishing a
Elisabeth Doering Bower, a certified
Jungian psychoanalyst and member
of the San Francisco C.G. Jung
Institute, maintains a private practice.
She is the mother of three sons,
and the grandmother of five. She
participates as a volunteer within her
community and enjoys recreation of
all sorts, especially that having to do
Barbara Suter Browning has been
married to her husband, Peter, for
almost 50 years. They have three
children and six grandchildren. She
enjoys gardening and cooking.
Frank Bullentini is enjoying life with
his wife of 48 years, Joyce, and their
Javier Carrillo retired from the trucking
industry and often sees former friends
and classmates from USF.
Steve Cullen is a partner in a small
investment management company
that invests in small cap stocks.
Catherine “Kate” DeMartini recently
moved to a small suburb of the East
Bay. She volunteers as an ombudsman
and enjoys gardening, walking,
and local travel in California.
John Dollard has been married to his
wife, Janet, for 43 years. They have
Jean Chisholm Griffin has lived
occasionally in Europe. She retired 13
years ago and enjoys spending time
with her three daughters and seven
Thomas H. Gould III is a life member
and past president of the Dolphin
Swimming and Boating Club in San
Francisco. He is the proud father of
two and has one granddaughter.
Joanne Heffelfinger is retired and
enjoys spending time with her six
children and 13 grandchildren. She
enjoys traveling and is working to open
a Greek reading group at UC Berkeley.
Laurence Kopp retired from PG&E in
San Francisco as director of budget
and computer services. He enjoys
spending time with his three children
and five grandchildren, and also
enjoys hiking, biking, and traveling.
Martha “Marti” Kopp retired from the
Martinez Unified School District after
working for 20 years as a school
nurse. She has been married for 48
years and has three children and five
Vincent Leonetti has three sons, two
of whom are USF grads. He is currently
involved in property management
and enjoys old car restoration,
car shows, and wood working.
Tom Maguire is semi-retired and
trying to learn golf. In his spare time
he enjoys assisting relatives with
Little League baseball and soccer.
Tom McCarthy retired to Sun City
West where fitness is his first priority
and golf is his second.
Thomas McNally III continues to run
his private law practice. He has three
children and three grandchildren. He
enjoys golf and has been a member
of the Olympic Club for more than
Raymond D. Moresi is currently a real
estate broker and investor. He lives
with his wife, Jacqueline, in San
Francisco’s West Portal district.
Edward M. O’Reilly has been married
for 49 years to his wife, Sarah. They
have three children and six grandchildren.
He enjoys travel in his spare time.
Jack Phillips travels a great deal and
enjoys sculpting and attending the
theater in New York.
Fabiola Rachal happily retired as an
administrative nursing adviser at Seton
Medical Center and is enjoying life.
Mary W. Raptis-Nielsen has four
children and loves to read and visit
with family and friends.
Armande Ritter teaches stretch and
strength classes for all ages. She works
on art projects daily and is thankful for
her health, family, and friends.
Pat McDonald Sullivan has lived in
many different regions of the United
States and has four children and eight
grandchildren. She enjoys gardening,
traveling, and playing bridge.
Richard C. Thomas is an enrolled
agent, licensed by the I.R.S. in the
practice of taxes. He has run his own
office for 45 years. He and his wife,
“Skip,” have been married 60 years
and have seven children.
1961Lynn Joseph English has
recently compiled what he
considers his best works into a poetry
book to distribute around Del Norte
County. since graduating from USF. He feels
blessed with such a fine family and
Maureen Lechwar is still hoping to
realize her lifelong dream of becoming
a writer. She has written two children’s
stories, two mysteries, and one
memoir about her Boston Terriers.
Anna Hudson Martin currently lives in
Olympia, Wash., with her husband,
Larry ’69. She works part-time as a
nurse at Providence St. Peter
Hospital. She and Larry plan to do
more traveling, cruising, and
volunteering in the years to come.
They look forward to also spending
more time with their four children and
their families, including seven
Noel J. Shumway has lived in
Larkspur for 30 years and is a
semi-retired education law attorney.
He is the proud grandfather of two
granddaughters, Daphne and Amelia,
and travels extensively.
Deidre “Dee-Dee” Brandt Warren
works full time as an RN care
manager. She has been happily
married for 40 years to her “best
friend,” Michael Joseph. She is very
proud of her two sons and their
accomplishments, both serving in the
United States Air Force. She feels
blessed to have four grandchildren.
1964 Mark Buell serves as president of
the San Francisco Recreation and
Robert Fardin retired from the United States
Air Force and Dynamics Research Corp. He
has 10 grandchildren, ages 1-11.
1965Peter Comerford is currently
very active in the Knights of
Columbus. He has held many offices and is
presently treasurer of the Northern California
Chapter. He is also active in the Veterans of
Foreign Wars and is currently senior vice
commander of his post. He is enjoying life
with his wife, Mary Ellen, in the Sierra
foothill town of Pollock Pines.
1967Victor Berardelli recently published
The Politics Guy Campaign Tips—How
to Win a Local Election. He is traveling the
country, speaking at political conferences
and conducting candidate training courses
to promote the book.
Francis A. Doherty retired as senior international
captain of Delta Airlines in 2004. He is
currently a senior flight instructor/examiner
for Boeing Flight Training, Seoul.
Mike Charles Felkins is a retired accountant.
He has two daughters.
1968Ronald Genini, MA ’69, has a new
granddaughter, Kimberly Ann.
George Washburn retired from Cisco Systems
in 1998 after 30 years in the industry. He
has since established a consulting practice,
providing intellectual property management to
start-up companies in Silicon Valley. He was
appointed radio project director for the Silicon
Valley Regional Interoperability Authority,
which provides voice and data communications
solutions to all public safety agencies in
Santa Clara County.
1969Myung-Gun Choo is currently
the chairman of Sejong Investment & Development Co., and honorary chairman
of Sejong University in Seoul, Korea. and his wife, Janet Petrusich
’70, have been married for 41 years. He has
had a career in the banking industry for more
than 30 years. He and his wife have two
children and five grandchildren and have
lived in Fair Oaks for 31 years.
Fred Nelson has joined Stahlschmidt
Financial Group in Walnut Creek. He
provides financial planning as well as
estate planning services.
Claire Zvanski, MA ’72, was elected
president of the Health Service Board in San
Francisco and spoke at the Public Boards
Forum convention in San Francisco on
affordable health care for public employees.
She recently retired after nearly 37 years with
the city and county of San Francisco and is
enjoying retirement with her Doberman, Duke.
1970Cindy Bennett is still inclined
to try to improve the world.
Maryann Burman has become internationally
certified in healing touch and labyrinth
facilitation and continues to work with the
healing power of nature.
Mark Carmody received his DDS in 1974 and
currently practices in Suisun City. He is
married to Jennifer Genez, and they have
Louis F. Dematteis had his first feature length
film Crimebuster: A Son’s Search for
His Father premiere at the California
Independent Film Festival in January.
Mike Doogan continues to represent the
Alaska State Legislature.
Shellie Garrett has run a successful
business for more than 30 years and
received a second master’s degree in military
history at the age of 60. He enjoys time with
his wife, Anne, and their two daughters and
Kent Michael Grealish is a partner in an
investment advisory firm and continues to
write regular articles for the financial press
and various blogs. He is happily married to
his wife, Barbara. Their three daughters are
Lynn Grier continues to teach 7th and 8th
graders and enjoys her career.
Tim Hannan was the Libertarian Party’s
candidate for California Attorney General in
2010. He and his wife, Mary Gavin, have
raised their son, Steve, now 15, in Kenwood.
Dennis and Yolanda Brouwers James have
continued active involvement in their parish
community wherever they have lived. They
are both involved in the lives of their grandchildren
and enjoy spending time with their
family in San Diego.
Michael Gregory Johnson retired after
spending 25 years in Chicago as a public
defender. He has since returned to Los
Angeles and intends to provide civil rights
services pro bono.
Ron Lajoy has enjoyed a varied and fulfilling
career as a psychologist during the 40 years since graduating from USF. He feels
blessed with such a fine family and
1971 Shin Minami continues to
live in Japan and work for
his father’s company, selling water
tanks to several major engineering
companies who install water and
air conditioning systems. He also
teaches five English classes a week
at a local college.
1974Nancy Schweigert Dorighi
enjoyed more than 34 years
at NASA Ames Research Center as
a computer engineer. She is now
semi-retired and enjoys traveling,
gardening, and volunteering. She and
her husband, Gary, have a son and
Edmund Grens lives in Chico and is
happily married with two daughters
now in college.
John Palau ran for San Leandro
mayor in the November election.
1975Chris Burke represented USF
at the recent Canisius College
Inauguration of president John J.
Hurley in New York.
1976Liz Fajardo has published
Storybook Dad, about her
years at USF, and Eavesdropping on
Angels: 10 Tips to Survive Job Loss
from 10 People Who Inspired Me.
Catherine Longwell recently published
a book, 44,000 Miles Under Sail,
about her sailing adventures with her
husband, Noah, aboard their schooner
Pegasus. Together they spent nearly
seven years circumnavigating the
globe and found great pleasure in
immersing themselves in the varied
cultures and reveled in the peace and
freedom when at sea.
Moussa Nicolas has worked in the
hotel business since 1978, and three
years ago purchased his own hotel.
He has a family of three and lives
1977 Colonel Ricardo “Rick” Nicol,
U.S. Army Reserve, was deployed
to Afghanistan in August. His duties
include oversight of Afghan linguists
supporting U.S. military forces.
Wayne G. Ward was promoted to
senior vice president regional manager
of California Bank & Trust. His daughter,
Lisa Marie, graduated from high
school in 2010.
1978Charles Aikens teaches public
relations and communication
skills at the West Oakland Senior
Center. Aikens is the father of three
children and has five grandchildren.
He continues to dance regularly at the
age of 69.
Peggy Hora retired from the Alameda
County Superior Court four years ago
and has been busy ever since. She is
a senior judicial fellow for the National
Drug Court Institute and judicial
outreach liaison for the National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
She recently returned from a two-week
trip to Egypt with her 11-year-old
grandson, one of eight grandchildren.
Annette Sousa Jones recently retired
and is living in Arizona.
1979 Charles “Chuck” Lacy recently
retired from his job as the
College of Marin’s chief of police and
has now settled in Savannah, Ga.,
with his wife, Carol. He hopes to
resume his music career and has a
piano waiting for him in his new
1980Laurie Ferguson-Parker is a
family nurse practitioner and
associate professor at Loyola University
New Orleans. She received her
doctorate of nursing practice (DNP)
from the University of Texas Health
Science Center in Houston. She is
married to Robert Parker and they
have three sons. They have lived on
the north shore of New Orleans across
Lake Pontchartrain since 2002.
Arlene Ruggieri has been working
with Scott B. Price Company in San
Francisco for more than 20 years.
Michelle Molina Sours, MBA ’93, is
currently working for Stanford Hospital
in the new outpatient surgery center
in Redwood City.
1981 Alameda County Superior
Court Judge Gail Brewster
Bereola recently convened a task
force to bring offenders, victims, and
the community together to help repair
the damage caused by crime.
Elizabeth Tebbetts Wolfe recently
relocated to Perrysburg, Ohio, and will
be re-licensed in real estate with
national designation as a Seniors Real
Estate Specialist (SRES).
1982Father Thomas A. Daly was
recently appointed by Pope
Benedict XVI as auxiliary bishop for
the Diocese of San Jose.
Tim Hanretty has been named the
Portola Valley School District’s new
1983Caryl Hart, JD, was recently
named the new director of
Sonoma County’s Regional Parks
Department. She is also a founding
member of the local nonprofit group,
LandPaths, and was a member of the
Sonoma County Outdoor Recreation
Plan Advisory Committee. She
continues to manage a production
company, 360 Productions, and is
married to Grateful Dead drummer
John Hlavac is among a team of
developers selected to the IT Hall of
Fame for their work to establish a
professional certification for PC repairmen
and technicians. More than
825,000 individuals have received the
CompTIA A+ certification.
Steve Johnson was recently appointed
to the Federal Bankruptcy Court by
the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal. He
was joined at his investiture by his
wife, Joan O’Neill ’83, his brother,
Tom Johnson ’81, his wife, Maria
Maldonado Johnson ’85, his sister,Lisa Woll ’81, MD, and parents Agnes
and Larry Johnson ’59.
Evelyn Kohl LaTorre, EdD, has retired
with her husband, Walter. Recently,
they spent three months in Italy
learning the language.
1984 Russell Leu is currently
serving as the managing
attorney and chief representative of
the Beijing office of the law firm Taft
Stettinius and Hollister. He is also
assistant dean and professor of law at
Beijing Foreign Studies University. He
is active with the American Bar
Association where he serves as the
co-chair of the China Committee of
the American Bar Association’s
1985Lee Violett is the current
interim police chief of Half
1986 Jan La Torre-Derby, MA,
EdD, ’93, has decided to retire
from her position as Novato Unified
School District superintendent.
Numerous groups, among them the
Marin Human Rights Commission, the
Marin County School Administrators
Association, and the California Department
of Education, have recognized
her work over the years.
Cynthia M. LeBlanc, EdD, received
the American Cancer Society’s
highest national honor, the 2010 St.
George National Award. LeBlanc is a
member and past chair of the society’s
California division board, works as a
society legislative ambassador focused
on tobacco control issues, and
volunteers as a Road to Recovery
program driver. In 2010, she was
appointed chair-elect of the society’s
national board of directors and in 2011
will assume the role of chair for the
2011-12 fiscal year.
1987Terence K. McAteer, EdD, was
recently elected to another
four-year term as the Inyo County
superintendent of schools, after
serving four elected terms (16 years)
as the Nevada County superintendent
Kenneth G. Winans, MBA, completed
his third book in 2010. He is president
of Winans International Investment
Management & Research. He
continues to be a regular guest on
various TV and radio shows nationwide
and has had much of his investment
research published. He also serves as
a trustee for several nonprofits.
1988Steve Abreu moved with his
wife, Kellie, and daughter,
Madeleine, to New York City last year
for his new job as president of GMAC
Steven Counelis, JD ’92, was elected
in June 2010 to the Riverside County
Superior Court. He has completed a
career as a deputy district attorney
with Riverside, Contra Costa, and
Police Chief Michael Fraser retired in
November as head of the Pleasanton
Police Department after 30 years on
the job, including the last three as
chief. He continues to live in Pleasanton
with his wife, Diane. They have two
daughters, Valerie and Stacie.
John Murray and his wife, Stephanie,
welcomed their second child, Nicholas
Ryan Murray, in May 2010. Their daughter, Sabrina Michelle Murray, was
born in 2008. They live in Livermore.
1989Janet Chaniot, MA, has been
serving on the Mendocino-
Lake Community College District
Board of Trustees since 2002. In
2009, she was nominated by her
colleagues and elected to the
California Community College Trustee
Board of the Community College
League of California (CCLC).
Michael P. Guingona, JD, was
recently elected as council member in
Daly City. He is the only current
Fil-Am member of the 5th Supervisorial
District of the San Mateo County
Democratic Central Committee, whose
mission is to support Democratic
candidates and elected officials at all
levels of government as well as ballot
measures promoting democratic
values in San Mateo County and
Michelle Minero, MA, is a marriage
and family therapist with an interest in
treating patients suffering from eating
disorders. She has been married for
33 years with four children and one
grandchild on the way. She is currently
working on publishing a book,
Self-Love: The Only Diet that Works.
1990 Phyllis Brown is an off-site
nurse at Kaiser in Oakland.
1992Nestor De Leon Fernandez III,
MBA, is on track to be ordained
a deacon in June 2012 and was recently
named executive director of the
Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center.
Jensen Shirley, MHR, was appointed
an adjunct assistant professor at
the University of Maryland Graduate
School of Management and Technology.
Ramona Tascoe, MPA, received an
Exemplary Leadership Award from
San Francisco State University’s
College of Ethnic Studies in October.
She was also recently appointed U.S.
director of health for the Kimbanguist
Church of Congo, and has led
numerous medical missions.
1993 Rev. Margaret E. Dorsey
completed a graduate degree
from Holmes Institute and is a
licensed religious science minister.
She plans to move to Charleston, S.C.,
to start a new ministry.
David Livingston, JD, former chief of
police in Concord, was recently sworn
in as Contra Costa County’s new sheriff
and top law enforcement officer.
Harry Tagomori, EdD, has visited
the USF campus every year since
1994Edith “Edie” Hofmeister, JD,
was recently promoted to the
position of vice president and general
counsel at Tahoe Resources Inc.
James Kennedy lives in Calistoga
where he dances, plays music, rides
his Harley, and drinks good wine.
1995Michael Brovelli is a sergeant
with the Marin County Sheriff’s
Department. He is married to his wife,
Valoree, and they have three children,
Tenley, Giovanni, and Rocco.
Leonard Enniss, also known as Father
Onesimus, is a priest in the Charismatic
Episcopal Church and working
on infrastructure and development
projects in East Africa. He wishes he
had more time to spend with his wife,
children, and grandchildren.
Nicole Gage has been promoted to
counsel with Tucker Ellis & West LLP.
’96 Kevin Cavalli manages a
mortgage banking branch in
Reno and is married with a beautiful
Jeffrey Kirkpatrick recently announced
his retirement as Seal Beach
police chief following 40 years in the
public safety arena and nearly 35
years as a peace officer in three
different law enforcement organizations.
He now plans to spend more
time with his family, especially his
wife, Carolyn. Together they enjoy
travel, golf, and boating.
Jose Ugarte is currently living in
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
1997John Palladino, MBA, was
voted among the 300 Most
Influential Advisors in Defined Contribution
by The 401kWire for 2011.
1998Andre Scalco Leal was
promoted to vice president at
Bank of America Merrill Lynch in
Miami. He is an international financial
adviser with more than 10 years of
experience with the firm. He and
his wife, Heidy, have a 2-year-old
Christopher Trosclair, MA, currently
works for the Jefferson Parish
Department of Juvenile Services in
Louisiana as the assistant director. He
is also the proud father of Camden
1999Donald M. O’Keefe, MPA,
was sworn in as the 23rd
United States marshal for the Northern
District of California in September.
Gary Sandy, MHR, was elected in
November to the board of trustees for
the Yuba Community College District.
Sandy will represent Trustee Area III.
Commander Robert Stouse recently
earned a Master of Science degree in
national security and strategic studies
at the U.S. Naval War College and is
currently serving as the U.S. Naval
Attaché to Morocco.
2000Katherine Hansen Higgins,
JD, made partner at Lewis
Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith in January.
Saul Pena is the board chair of 10,000
Degrees, a nonprofit organization
that believes everyone should have
a chance at college. He is the first
program alumnus to serve in this
capacity. He is also vice president at
Dodge & Cox Investment Managers.
Christopher Yantos is working as an
environmental engineer for the department
of the Navy in San Diego, managing
remediation projects at the Hunters
Point Shipyard in San Francisco.
2001Gerlie Collado married Joseph
Bernardo in August. They live in
Los Angeles where she works with the
James Irvine Foundation’s arts grant making
team as a program associate.
Ryan Schultz has started his own law
practice in Wilmington, N.C.
Janice Doucet Thompson, MHROD,
has joined the Juran Institute as a
senior consultant and change leadership
practice leader. In this role she
delivers strategic change management
consulting to support senior leadership
in the health care, manufacturing,
government, and service sectors. She
also serves as an adjunct faculty
member in the School of Business
Administration at the University of
San Diego where she teaches talent
management and succession planning
in the master of science in executive
leadership program. She is on the
board of Big Brothers, Big Sisters of
Greater Sacramento and is serving as
chair in 2011.
Terrell R. Winn, BPA, received a
doctorate of criminal law, QC, from
Bridgewater University in London. He
also earned an MA from George
Washington University in Washington,
D.C. He is a lead teacher of English
special education, K-12, at a school in
Maryland, and published the first of
four children’s books in 2009. He is
presently working on the second book
of the series. He has been married for
nine years and lives in northern
Virginia with two cats.
2002Vikki Van Horn recently
returned from a trip to Ghana
with her husband, Robert, where they
volunteered at Holy Child Basic
School, a Catholic mission school.
Ron Holt, MPA, was the recipient of
the 2010 National R.J. Erickson
Diversity Achievement Award. Holt
was also honored at the 33rd Annual
National Diversity Conference. He has
spent the past decade speaking about
the impact of homophobia on Lesbian,
Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender
2003Elaine Artman has returned to
full-time faculty status as
associate professor in the PhD
education leadership program at
Dustin Daza has been a San
Francisco police officer since 2007.
He is also a lieutenant in the United
States Army Reserve and received his
federal commission from Officer
Candidate School in Fort Benning,
Ga., in 2010.
Nyeisha DeWitt, MAT, is the
co-founder of Oakland’s annual Back
to School Rally, which distributes
backpacks and school supplies free to
kids. She is also the program director
of Oakland’s Promise Alliance, a
citywide dropout prevention program.
Heather H. Griggs recently re-joined
Merrill Lynch’s Wealth Management
office in San Ramon as a client associate
to the Economos Catton Group.
Sharon Tomsky, MBA ’09, was
recently voted onto the USF MBA
Alumni Society board and hosted the
fall mixer. She is a provisional member
of the Junior League and is the senior
market research analyst at NORCAL
Mutual Insurance Company.
Terence Unger is starting a clean
energy corporation, working with fuel
cell electrodes and electrolyzers.
2006Raymond Dejesus was
recently hired to fill a deputy
district attorney position at the Nevada
County district attorney’s office.
Shara-Angelica Jubilado is
now a senior fund accountant with
venture capital firm Sequoia. She was
also a guest speaker at the Funding
Hopes and Dreams Luncheon in
November, in support of her alma
mater, Moreau Catholic High School
Rosa Maria Ruvalcaba, MAT ’07, had
her film Getting a Grip, about the first
female cable car operator, Fannie
Barnes, debut at the Lunafest Film
Festival in San Francisco.
Marissa Vane received a master’s
degree in science in athletic training
and is currently working at an
orthopedic bracing company.
2007Kristin Leigh Booher currently
works as an office manager
at Surfrider Foundation Headquarters
in San Clemente. She continues to
pursue her interests as an amateur
Aimee Holland married her husband,
Leon, in March. She is currently
working as a database specialist in the
Office of Advancement Services at the
University of San Francisco.
2008Anel Albertao currently lives in
Shenyang, China, and is the
director of international programs for a
private English school.
David Medina is finishing an MBA
program at St. Mary’s College in
Moraga. He hopes to enter a PhD
program at the University of Texas
at Tyler in the fall.
Navy Ensign Christopher D.
Oliveria, MS, alongside approximately
1,200 fellow sailors and
marines assigned to amphibious
transport dock ship USS Dubuque,
recently reached the mid-way
point of his deployment in support
of anti-piracy in the Pacific region.
2009Ronda Ryan, MS, joined
Sony Computer Entertainment
America Inc. as management
trainer and program developer.
She married Michael Colavito in
Tiburon in July.
2010 Evelyn Molina was selected
to be a 2010-2011 Capital
Fellow and will begin the fellowship
soon as a California Senate Fellow.
Akofa Tsiagbe was selected to be
a 2010-2011 Capital Fellow and
will begin the fellowship soon as a
Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellow.
Leila Verceles moved to the greater
New York City area and is pursuing a
career in information technology and