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Governance

Our Board of Trustees is guided by people who care deeply about education. As an independent school, Saint George’s is governed by a self-sustaining Board of Trustees. Most board members are current parents or parents of alumni, though members of the wider community also serve as well.

The Board is responsible for the strategic direction of the school. It oversees Saint George’s financial and fiscal health and hires and evaluates the Head of School. Standing committees include Finance, Investment, Governance, and an Executive Committee. The Board also appoints Task Forces for working on timely and pressing issues for the school such as strategic planning or campaign management. Each year, the Governance Committee nominates new trustees to serve up to three three-year terms on the Board.

The Board meets six times during the school year, including a day-long retreat.

Meet the Board

Pam Kohlmeier, MD, JD, FACEP | President

Parent of the Thew family's 4 children from the SGS classes of 2016 through 2022, Pam is dually licensed as a physician and an attorney. After practicing as a board-certified emergency physician for many years and teaching Health Law, Professionalism, and Health Equity & Advocacy for Eastern Washington University's Master of Public Health program, Pam now serves as a Staff Attorney for the Washington Medical Commission. To support our community during the COVID-19 response, Pam published two pandemic-related journal articles and served as Co-chair of Eastern Washington's Crisis Standards of Care Regional Triage Team and Chair of the Spokane County Disaster Clinical Advisory Committee. She is beginning her 12th year on the Board and 3rd year as the Board Chair.

Georgina Lynch, PhD | Vice President

Parent of a current student, Georgina is an Assistant Professor in the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University. She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in speech-language pathology and operates an active clinical research lab focused on neurodevelopment and autism. She has experience within K-12 public schools and higher education over the past 20 years. She is a licensed speech-language pathologist, holding national certification by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. This is her 3rd year serving on the Board.

Susan Legget | Secretary

Parent of a current student and recent alumnus, Susan was the Human Resources Director for Deloitte Consulting in Toronto prior to moving to Spokane. Susan graciously completed 9 years with the board and returned in early 2022 to fill a vacancy due to leave of absence through 2024.

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Duff Bergquist | Treasurer

Parent of three alumni, Duff is a professor of finance at Whitworth University. Prior to his career at Whitworth, Duff worked in investment banking in Frankfurt, Germany, and London, England for 17 years. In 2007, he retired from Lehman as the managing director responsible for European equity trading in London. This is his 7th year on the Board and serves as chair of the Finance Committee.

Lessly Field

Parent of a current student, Lessly is wrapping up a successful career with PG&E where she specialized in emergency, risk, and compliance management. She has a B.A. in Communication Studies from San Jose State University. She enjoys coaching, swimming and gardening. This is her 1st year serving on the Board.

Travis Franklin

Parent of a current student, Travis is a Senior Program Officer at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Prior to his work at the Gates Foundation, Travis founded and served as the Chief Executive Officer of Spokane International Academy for 10 years. Travis has spent 18 years working in K-12 education in Spokane.

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Angela Naccarato

Parent of current students, Angela is a graduate of Whitworth University with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Organizational Leadership. She is currently a Senior Executive Administrator at Itron where she works closely with the Chief Financial Officer and Board of Directors, focused on finance, investor relations, and strategic corporate development. Prior to joining Itron, she was the Vice President of Administration at Greater Spokane Incorporated. This is her 4th year serving on the Board and she serves as chair of the Governance Committee.

Ken Roberts

Parent of a current student and recent alumnus, Ken is Chair of the Department of Translational Medicine and Physiology at the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University. He has worked in academic research and medical education for most of his career. Before moving to Spokane, Ken was a faculty member in the University of Minnesota Medical School. Originally from Washington, he is an alumnus of Western Washington University and Washington State University. This is his 2nd year serving on the Board.

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John Roll

Parent of a recent alumnus, John is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Research, Vice Dean for Research ESFCOM and a Professor for Washington State University of Health Sciences. This is his 9th year on the Board and he serves as chair of the Development Committee

Mike Werner

Parent of two current students, Mike is the CEO of Qualterra Inc., a technology company focused on agricultural sustainability, carbon sequestration and horticulture crop production. Mike has spent the bulk of his career in agriculture technology, software, venture capital, real estate, and pharmaceutical/biotech industries. His roles included executive leadership, sales and marketing, finance, human resources. This is his 2nd year serving on the Board.

Fritz Wolff

Parent of current students, Fritz is the Chairman Emeritus of The Wolff Company and is currently a Special Advisor to its senior leaders. He attended Gonzaga University and is a member of the Board of Regents at Gonzaga as well as its Investment Committee. This is his 1st year serving on the Board.

Contact the board at boardchair@sgs.org