St. Thomas More Collegiate (STMC) is an independent trust, The Saint Thomas More Collegiate (2002) Trust, which is overseen by appointed Trustees. The Trustees in turn appoint the Board of Directors.
The Board of Directors is responsible for the overall stewardship of STMC. The Board is comprised of unpaid volunteers who support the mission and advancement of the school through the gift of their time, talent and treasure. The Board includes professionals experienced in governance, alumni and parents. The Board meets regularly to set the strategic direction, review school progress, ensure financial stability and approve major decisions.
The Board adopted a President/Principal model for school administration and governance. The President, who reports to the Board of Directors, is responsible for the business and administrative aspects of the school including implementation of strategic direction, advancement, alumni relations and communications. The Principal, who reports to the President, is responsible for all educational aspects of the school including faculty and students and all faith, academic and athletic programs.
Fr. Gary Franken (’80)
Karen Keilty (Marian High Alumna)
Kevin MacDonald (‘78)
Board of Directors
Dan Eisner, Chair
Dan, his wife Michelle, and their two children belong to St. Mary’s Parish in Vancouver. He is the proud parent of 2 daughters – Jacqueline (Class of 2014) and Katelyn (Class of 2018). Dan is a Chartered Professional Accountant but has been working in Human Resources for the past 16 years, currently as an Employee Benefits Advisor with ZLC Financial. From a board experience perspective, he served for 11-1/2 years on the Board of the Alzheimer Society of BC in the roles of Treasurer, First Vice-President, President, and Past President. During that time, he also served on the Board of the Alzheimer Society of Canada for 7 years in the roles of BC representative and member-at-large.
Frank Chay, Vice Chair
Frank and his wife Margaret are active members of the St. Francis de Sales parish in Burnaby. They were married at SFDS church in 2002 and have two children, Andrew and Isabelle. Andrew (Class of 2021) attends STMC and Isabelle attends St. Francis de Sales School. Frank was born in Trinidad and immigrated to Burnaby in 1987. Frank graduated from SFU and has held senior IT Management positions in multiple organizations, as well as establishing multiple work programs to foster and mentor students.
Ed Duda ('78), Treasurer
Ed Duda is a STMC grad of 1978. Ed and his wife, Darlene, have been married for nearly 25 years and have three children: Lauren (Class of 2013), Matt (Class of 2015) and Chris (Class of 2017). Ed has lived in Burnaby his entire life. He received a BBA from SFU in 1983, CPA, CMA designation in 1988 and has numerous Canadian Securities Institute certifications. Ed has over 30 years of private and public company experience in financial services, mining and not-for-profit sectors- holding a number of senior positions, including experience as a management consultant. He has worked for complex national and international organizations. Ed has been involved extensively with boards and executive committees and, currently, he is a mentor for graduate and undergraduate business administration and finance students attending SFU. The Duda family attend St. Francis de Sales Parish.
Sharon has a Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and a Law degree, both from UBC. She practised administrative law for over 30 years in both public practice and private practice, specializing in labour and human rights law. Sharon also served on the BC Labour Relations Board for seven and a half years as a Vice Chair where she adjudicated and mediated hundreds of disputes under the BC Labour Relations Code. Sharon currently heads up the Sources Community Law Clinic which provides free legal advice and representation to low income individuals in Metro Vancouver.
Sharon is a graduate of Marion High. She has been involved with STMC on both its School Board and Foundation Board since 2012. Sharon is married to Thomas Cahill, a graduate of STMC.
Lisa with her husband Stefano and children Gabrielle (Class of 2016) and Matteo (Class of 2020) reside in the Coquitlam West where they are parishioners of Our Lady of Fatima. Lisa is a graduate of UBC, Urban Land Economics (Sauder School of Business) and has applied her skills and knowledge of the Real Estate industry for over two decades. Lisa worked for BC Hydro for several years assisting with several major provincial projects specializing in land acquisitions and rights negotiations. Currently, Lisa is the Manager, Land Development & Leasing with YVR (Vancouver Airport Authority). Lisa is a member of the Metis Nation of British Columbia, and she volunteers her time to employee networks and industry associations.
Edwin’s professional career includes executive leadership experience from large public multi-million-dollar organizations where he led teams spanning Canada, US, China and Mexico to small owner-managed high-growth private companies. His diverse background includes entertainment, tourism, technology, manufacturing and professional services industries. His experience also includes leading M&A activity and raising equity capital financing for a venture backed start up. Edwin obtained his Financial Management Diploma from BCIT, his Bachelor in Administration Degree from Lakehead University and his MBA from SFU. Edwin is also a CPA, CGA. Edwin is currently a board member of the Canadian Mental Health Association for North Vancouver and is the Chief Financial Officer at IBC Technologies Inc., a Burnaby based company.
Nalini, her husband Glen and daughter Cyena (Class of 2021) are members of Our Lady of Mercy Parish. Nalini is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) and has been working in Human Resources for over 15 years. She is currently the Vice President of Human Resources for Photon Control Inc. Nalini has served on the Board of the Vancouver Society of Children’s Centres, Learning Disabilities Association – Fraser South and is currently the Secretary for the Shasta Trampoline Club Board. Nalini joins the STMC Board after being a member of the STMC Parent’s Association for 2 years.
Dave Morris and his wife Tonya have been married for over 25 years. Their three sons, Andrew, Reese and Cameron, graduated from STMC in 2012, 2014 and 2017 and are currently pursuing degrees while playing basketball at UFV, Douglas College and UBC. Dave is a lifelong resident of Burnaby. He graduated from Burnaby South Senior Secondary and Simon Fraser University and received his (CPA) CA designation while working for Price Waterhouse Coopers. Dave worked in the Finance office at SFU for 17 years before starting up a business (also in Burnaby) distributing “green” environmentally-sound bathroom and kitchen plumbing products across North America. During basketball season weekends, Dave and Tonya can be found sitting in the bleachers cheering for their sons’ teams.
Brother Peter O’Loughlin
Brother Peter was born in Sydney, Australia and migrated to Vancouver, Canada with his family in 1976. After completing his B.Ed. at the University of British Columbia, he joined the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers in 1981. He received his M.Ed. Admin in 1993 from UBC.
Brother Peter has taught in Newfoundland, Ontario and British Columbia. He was principal of St. Ann’s Academy, Kamloops, BC, 1994-1997 and St. Thomas More Collegiate, Burnaby, BC, 1997-2000. In 2003, Brother Peter was appointed to the last Canadian Province Leadership team. In 2005 the three Edmund Rice Christian Brothers’ Provinces of North America became Edmund Rice Christian Brothers North America.
In 2007 Brother Peter moved to Chicago, Illinois’ to become Director of Formation and Novice Director. In 2010 he returned to teach at Vancouver College. Brother Peter sat on the Board of Directors of Brother Rice, Chicago 2008 – 2014 and presently sits on the Board of Directors of St. Thomas More Collegiate, Burnaby, BC.
In 2014 and again in 2020, he was appointed to Province Leadership team for Edmund Rice Christian Brothers North America. Brother Peter now resides in Elizabeth, New Jersey.
Donovan, his wife Catherine and their two children (both attending St. Helen’s elementary) belong to St. Helen’s Parish. Donovan is a partner with the law firm McCarthy Tétrault, practicing labour and employment law. He also serves on the board of the Children’s Foundation, a lower mainland charity focused on improving the lives of children, particularly children under the age of 12 who have suffered trauma or are coping with a mental health condition.
Sean Rodrigues ('86)
Sean and his wife Chantal have been married since 1996, are members of Holy Cross Parish and have two daughters Danielle (Class of 2016) and Soraya (Class of 2020). Chantal has been a teacher with the CISVA since 1992.
Sean is proud to have completed his education at STMC in 1986. Following undergraduate studies in Building Technology at BCIT and Anthropology, Sociology and Art History at UBC, Sean obtained a Bachelor of Environmental Design Studies and Master of Architecture from the Technical University of Nova Scotia in 1997. Working his way through school to today, Sean has worked as a technologist, estimator, architect, contractor and project manager delivering a number of significant civil, institutional, residential and commercial projects both as a designer and project manager. He is the Director, Construction & Property Renewal for the Archdiocese of Vancouver.
Sean is a registered architect and consummate volunteer serving on many professional and volunteer boards as Member (RCAV Building Commission), Chair (Canberra Accord for Architectural Accreditation and the Architectural Institute of BC’s Licensing and Registration Board as well as the Oral Review Panel) and President (Canadian Architectural Certification Board).
Sean is a woodworker and painter – his artwork reaching gallery status in 2001. Sean has lived in over a dozen countries and traveled to over two dozen more around the world.
Savva, and his wife Ornella have been married since 2004 and are members of St. Francis de Sales parish. They have two children, Maiya (Class of 2024) and Giorgio who attends St. Francis de Sales school. Savva is part of the senior management team, being Director of Construction with Concert Properties Ltd. He brings 25+ years of construction experience and is responsible from conception through completion on key projects. Savva has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Bachelor of Technology in Construction Management from BCIT. His genuine interest and passion for the industry are evident to all who associate with him.
Sean Tessarolo ('05)
Sean is a proud STMC graduate (Class of 2005). He grew up in New Westminster – just steps away from the school’s campus – where he was heavily involved in that city’s athletic community. Sean attended undergraduate studies at the University of British Columbia and studied law at the University of Saskatchewan. Sean is currently a lawyer at Clark Wilson LLP practicing in the areas of business litigation and insurance.
Ms. Dianne Doyle
Mr. Stephen Garland
Mr. KC Steele
Senior Grades Vice-Principal
Mr. Joe Adams
Junior Grades Vice-Principal