ST. PETER's ADVISORY BOARD
The St. Peter's Advisory Board is crucial to sustaining and strengthening our school. The Board's members volunteer their time to provide advice and assistance to the Principal of our school, as well as to the Pastor of St. Peter's Parish.
Miguel, an alumnus of St. Peter's, is the CEO of Guzman Constrution, a San Francisco construction company specializing in multi-family housing healthcare, and educational facilities. Miguel has more than 21 years of experience in the construction industry. He is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley (B.S. Engineering) and is a LEED-accredited professional who has participated in the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program.
Miguel’s passion for education and for helping at-risk youth is reflected in his involvement with many community-based organizations in addition to ours, including the De Marillac Academy Advancement Council and the Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep Building Committee. Miguel is also a member of SPUR, Cal Alumni Society, ULI and SEAOC.
Deeply committed to providing access to Catholic education for promising students, has served as both assistant principal and principal at De Marillac Academy in the Tenderloin District. A native of Washington, D.C., Eileen moved to San Francisco in 2007 to pursue her doctorate at USF’s Institute for Catholic Educational Leadership (ICEL). She currently teaches Church History at Sacred Heart Cathedral (SHC) and serves as SHC’s parent engagement specialist. Eileen holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Mount Saint Mary’s University of Maryland and a master’s degree in teaching from Notre Dame University of Maryland. Prior to moving to the West Coast, she was a founding faculty member of a start-up Catholic school on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, served with Catholic Relief Services at their international headquarters, and conducted research for the National Catholic Educational Association. Eileen has assisted in fundraising efforts for Immaculate Conception Academy, a Cristo Rey school in the Mission District.
Mary Ellen Gonzalez
Mary Ellen is a native San Franciscan and an alumna of St. Pauls. Mary Ellen’s grandmother lived on 24th and Florida for over 40 years and that is when Mary Ellen began her relationship with St. Peter's. Mary Ellen is a graduate of Notre Dame de Namur University with a B.S in Human Services. Mary Ellen has over 15 years experience in Information Governance having worked in several biotech companies in the Bay Area. Currently Mary Ellen works for a biotech company that is researching cures for pediatric rare diseases. Mary Ellen’s commitment to Catholic education, St.Peter’s School, and the St. Peter’s Community is a personal one and she looks forward to partnering with the school and parish.
John is a graduate of Sacred Heart Cathedral where he now serves as the Director of Enrollment Management. As a lifelong San Franciscan, he is deeply committed to his vocation as a Catholic educator. John has extensive experience in not-for-profit finance, fundraising, enrollment management, and working with underserved youth and their families.
After graduating with a BA in Accounting from the University of San Francisco, John earned his CPA license and worked as a senior auditor at Deloitte in San Francisco as a specialist in their not-for-profit group. John additionally served as the Executive Director of Real Options for City Kids (ROCK), a youth development organization providing academic and enrichment opportunities for at-risk youth in San Francisco’s Visitacion Valley.