Nonprofit Religious Corp. Law

Central Catholic High School is a nonprofit religious corporation and is not organized for the private gain of any person. The Corporation is organized and exists under the Nonprofit Religious Corporation Law of California.


Corporate Board

List of 2 items.

  • Their duties and powers include the following:

    • Conduct, manage and control activities and affairs of the corporation.
    • Determine when and if to borrow money and incur indebtedness for the corporation.
    • Receive all property, funds and assets.
    • By resolution can authorize any officer or agent to enter into a contract.
    • Select the officers and terms of directors.
    • Select and implement the investment plan.
    • Determine the officer or agents that will issue checks, drafts and orders of payment.
    • Examine funds including investments.
    • Publish an Annual Report within 120 days of the end of the fiscal year (November 1st).
  • Actions of the corporate board of directors include the following:

    • Approve tuition adjustments, salary schedules increases (December Meeting).
    • Approve capital improvement projects and the borrowing of money or incurring debt for the corporation.
    • Approve any expense over $25,000 that is outside the approved budget.
    • Annually review the investment portfolio and performance (March Meeting).
    • Finalize the Principal's evaluation and sign the annual contract in March.
    • Delegate the remaining duties and powers as indicated in the by-laws to the Principal.


Chair Bishop Myron Cotta 
Vice-Chair John Dunn
Secretary Paul Schaefer
Superintendent Marian Graham
Principal Bruce Sawyer
Jim Pecchenino
John Gallo
Ralph Juarez
Gina Lee
The Honorable Lori Began

School Board

List of 2 items.

  • The calendar of duties for the school board include:

    • Strategic Planning
    • Policy Making
    • Finances
    • Projects
    • Evaluation of Board and Principal of School
    • Information Sharing
    • Consultation
    • Internal Life of the Board
  • Their duties and functions include the following:

    • Assist the Principal to articulate the Mission and Philosophy of CC.
    • Advise the formulation and adoption of policy.
    • Assist and advise the president whether or not the local policy is in line with Diocesan policy and is properly implemented, enforced and executed.
    • Advise on the operation of the school.
    • Examine, advise and assist with the financial condition of the school to include budget investments, salary, tuition and fees.
    • Assist and advise on an active development program and be a liaison to the community.
    • Advise in curriculum planning and policy to meet local expectations and needs.
    • Establish committees on a standing or ad hoc basis.
    • Participate in the annual evaluation of the Principal.
    • Be informed of prospective employees and the termination of personnel according to diocesan policy.


List of 12 items.

  • Kari Abbey

  • Julie Anderson

    Julie Anderson and her husband, Pete, are residents of Oakdale. They have two sons: Nolan a sophomore at CCHS and Brady a 8 th grade student at Oakdale Jr. High School. Julie is employed by CSU,
    Stanislaus in Financial and Support Services, working in the Procurement and Contracts Department. She has been actively involved at CCHS through her son’s participation in several clubs and athletic groups. She feels fortunate to be a part of CCHS’s cohesive family environment and feels joining the CCHS family has been one of the best decisions made for her son’s future.
  • Frank Borrelli

  • Sarah Brooks

    Sarah Maring Brooks and her husband, Rob, have five children. Sarah is a stay at home mom. Her
    oldest son is at CSU, Fresno and her daughter is a freshman at CSU, Chico. She also has a sophomore
    son at CCHS and twins at Sacred Heart, Patterson. Sarah is an alumna of CCHS as are many of her
    relatives. Sarah’s father served on the first School Board at CCHS.
  • Andrea Cambra

    The most important things in my life is my family. I am married to Bill Cambra and we are self-employed in agriculture, primarily as almond farmers and custom farming. We have a trucking company as well as a property management company where I handle all the finance and day to day operations. We have three daughters: Alyssa Cambra, who is currently attending Purdue University in Indiana; Emily Cambra class of 2020 and Molly Cambra class of 2021. WE believe a faith based education is the best gift you can give your children. WE believe in CCHS whole heartily.

    Committees: Finance, Pastoral Care (Chairperson)
  • Denyse Halvorson

    Denyse and her husband, Jim, have two children at CCHS, a senior and a freshman. They are active parishioners at Our Lady of Fatima Church. Denyse is a member of the Memorial Hospital Foundation Board and is involved with our PTG. Her husband is on the CCHS Foundation Board.
  • Carlo Jimenez

    Carlo and his wife, Ginny, have four children, two at CCHS and two at Our Lady of Fatima. Carlo and his wife are active members of both Our Lady of Fatima and St. Joseph’s St. Joseph’s Churches. Carlo has
    served as an Alter Server Coordinator and on the Stewardship Committee at St. Joseph as well as an Extraordinary Eucharistic Minister at OLF.
  • Student Rep: Isabella Khacho

  • George Morasci

    George Morasci and his wife, Kelly, are proud CCHS alumni. They have three children, two of whom attended CCHS. They are active members at Our Lady of Fatima Church and George is a member of the Men’s Club. George serves on the Buildings & Grounds Committee and Strategic Planning Committee. George is active in the agriculture industry and spearheads the effort to upgrade the Boosters’ BBQ Pit
    at David Patton Field.
  • Chris Perez

  • Edwin Rizo

    Edwin and his wife, Erika, have five children, one CCHS graduate, two at CCHS and two who attend Our Lady of Fatima School. They are active parishioners at Our Lady of Fatima Church. Edwin serves on the
    Marketing and Finance Committees. He serves on several boards in the U.S. and abroad and is the President of Rizo Lopez Foods in Modesto.
  • Jennifer Yeszin