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 guzman


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.

Eileen emerson-boles

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 GUmina


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.

Sister M. Pauline Borghello, R.S.M.

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Sister M. Pauline Borghello, R.S.M. is a native San Franciscan and a St.Peter's Academy alumna, Class of 1959. After high school, she entered the Sisters of Mercy and received her BA in Education and an MA in Educational Administration/Supervision. She has been a teacher and administrator in Catholic elementary schools throughout California. Among which were three years as co-principal at St. Peter Catholic Elementary School (1987 - 1981). Her most recent ministry was as principal of St. Gabriel School, S.F. for 34 years (1981 - 2015). She now continues her educational ministry by serving on the Board of Directors, Mercy High School, Burlingame, the Farkas Board for the study of the Holocaust in Catholic Schools and volunteers on committees as requested by the Sisters of Mercy.

Fr John T. Mitchell, S.J.


Father John T Mitchell, S.J., currently serves as a member of the Adult Spirituality Team at Saint Ignatius College Preparatory and as Superior of the Jesuit Community. Born in San Francisco in 1941, he attended Saint Peter’s School for Grades 1-5, Saint Philip’s School for Grades 6-8 and then Saint Ignatius High School. After earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Santa Clara University in 1962, he entered the Society of Jesus and was ordained to the priesthood in 1972. He has served as a teacher and administrator in Jesuit secondary schools in San Jose, New York, Phoenix, Abuja, Nigeria, Los Angeles and San Francisco. In recent years, he has offered spiritual direction to people seeking to deepen their relationship with God.