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Governance

Guided by people who care about education. As an independent school, Saint George’s is governed by a self-perpetuating 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 and then teaching for Eastern Washington University's Master of Public Health program, Pam now serves as a Staff Attorney for the Washington Medical Commission. 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 11th year on the Board and 2nd year as the Board Chair.

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Leroy Nosbaum | Vice President

Grandparent of current students, LeRoy was the CEO of Itron, Inc. from 2000-2010 and again from September 2011 to December 2012. He has served on boards for Whitworth University and the Spokane Symphony. This is LeRoy’s 9th year on the Board and serves on the Investment Committee, the Finance Committee, the Governance Committee, and the Executive Committee.

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David Hill | Secretary

Parent of current students, David is a is a graduate of George Mason University (B.S Computer Engineering) and George Washington University (M. S Computer Science). He works with the Department of Defense supporting technology initiatives and owns his own IT consulting firm. This is his 3rd year serving on the Board.

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Duff Berquist | Treasurer

Parent of two alumni and a current student, 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 6th year on the Board and serves as chair of the Finance Committee.

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Lisa Edwards

Parent of a current student and a parent ambassador, Lisa is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College (B.A. in Theatre) and Seattle Pacific University (M.A. in Teaching). She has over 10 years teaching and leadership experience with independent schools. This will be her 3rd year serving on the Board and serves as chair of the Development Committee.

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Jim Gunn

Parent of a current student, along with a recent alumnus, Jim is a graduate of Santa Clara University (BS Economics). He is Senior Vice President of Investments at Wells Fargo Advisors. This is his 9th year on the Board and serves as chairman of both the Investment and Retirement Plan committees.

Susan Legget

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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Georgina Lynch

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 second year serving on the Board.

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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 3rd year serving on the Board and 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 1st 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 8th year on the Board.

Mike Werner

Parent of current students, Mike is the CEO of NuPhY Inc., which focuses on agricultural sustainability, carbon sequestration and growing true-to-type trees and plants. Previously, he served as the CEO of Ag Energy Solutions, which was acquired by NuPhy in 2021. Mike has spent the bulk of his career in venture capital, real estate, and pharmaceutical/biotech industries. His roles ranged from sales and marketing, training, sales management, human resources, and executive leadership. This is his 1st year serving on the Board.

Contact the board at boardchair@sgs.org

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