School Board

The St. Theresa School Board is an advisory board that ensures the school is consistent with the policies and procedures set forth by the Diocese of Oakland Department of Catholic Schools. The board is nominated by other school board members and administrators with the blessing and approval of Fr. Bob. Term limits are typically three years.

In addition to the President and Secretary roles, members serve on one of three committees: Finance, Marketing, and Facilities. Each committee is composed of two members with one member serving in a chair role who is responsible for reporting against activities.

The board meets monthly. The meetings are attended by the pastor, principal, and a parent club representative.

We serve on the Board because we care about our children, the Parish, and the community.

2023-2024 School Board Committees

Marketing Committee

Finance Committee



The Finance Committee assists the principal by projecting revenue and expenses throughout the year. The committee makes recommendations regarding various budget scenarios pertaining to enrollment numbers and fixed costs.


The Facilities Committee works closely with both the Principal and the Pastor on the physical changes and repairs necessary to the school campus and grounds. The committee will recommend activities to the Parent Club Board to promote volunteer opportunities to support the school.


The Communications Committee works closely with the Principal and Director of Admissions on strategic planning in relation to marketing the school. The committee will recommend website updates, social media activity and marketing materials for the school.

Quinn Henning-Hance – President
This is my third year of service on the board, I am honored to serve as board president amongst a very talented group of fellow board members that have so graciously volunteered their time and energy in support of our school’s administration. I have previously served on the Facilities committee of the board. I have two sons who are both here at St Theresa in 2nd and 5th grades. I have a professional background in construction management and have worked in the infrastructure construction sector for over 20 years. Some of the things my family values most at St. Theresa school are the academic rigor and the enrichment programs for the students. Neither of these would exist without our amazing faculty and school community.

Katie Bowman – Secretary
This is my third year on the Board and my daughter is in the 3rd grade and my son is in 1st here at St Theresa. This year, I am serving as Board Secretary and have previously served on the Communications Committee. I work in local government in the areas of city planning and economic development.  I enjoy getting to know a community or organization and helping it to reach its potential. I appreciate the sense of community that St. Theresa offers our family, as well as the strong education, and fun opportunities for arts and sports.

Freddy Peralta – Finance
I’m joining the board for the first time as a member of the finance committee.  Our official role is to provide oversight to the administration as they execute on the plans for the school year.  I have three children attending St. Theresa, in TK, 1st, and 4th grade — they keep us busy! In a professional setting, I work in corporate finance in the Tech industry.  St. Theresa has welcomed our children into a supportive environment that challenges them to grow each and every day.  I look forward to giving back through my participation on the board!

Warren Strudwick – Finance

Steve Bond – Facilities Chair
Greetings Saint Theresa Family! The 2023/2024 School Year is in full swing! I’m excited to support my second year on the Saint Theresa School board as the Facilities Lead. My family has been a part of Saint T’s for three years now, as my son is now in 1st grade. From a professional standpoint I’ve worked in the Retail Asset Protection space for the last two decades. I currently work for Gap Inc. As the Sr. Regional Manager supporting stores across California and Nevada.

Tighe Wooldridge – Facilities
My family joined St. Theresa School in 2019 when my son Grant started kindergarten. St. Theresa provides a strong foundation for our son, and we are proud to be part of a school family that is supportive and nurturing. I understand the importance of creating a safe environment for our children and the school community. As a member of the school board’s facilities committee, I hope my 25-year experience in construction management will assist in the effort to continue improving our school and make it a place of pride for our children and the whole St. Theresa Community.

Tara Tate – Communications Chair
My daughter is in second grade this year and this is my third year on the St. Theresa Board. Professionally, I have over a decade of marketing experience and currently lead the corporate marketing team at a B2B supply chain startup. Since beginning our journey at St. Theresa, we’ve witnessed immense dedication from staff, students and parents to grow students and build a strong community. As a member of the board and the communications committee, I look forward to showing current and prospective parents the positive, tangible effects St. Theresa has on students and the community.

Katie Purchase – Communications
I have 2 daughters, one at St Ts who is a 5th grader and the other attends a preschool called Grand Lake Montessori. My daughter enrolled at St Ts for 4th grade and I was lucky to be asked to coach Volleyball and Basketball last year and am coaching again this year. This is my first year on the board at St Theresa. I work for The Wall Street Journal as the VP of Advertising Sales for the Technology, Media and Telecommunications sector. I work with advertisers to achieve their marketing and sales goals so I look forward to translating those skills in helping St Ts drive their admission goals.