About

Governance

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.

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  • 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 President’s evaluation and sign the annual contract in March.
    • Delegate the remaining duties and powers as indicated in the by-laws to the President.
The Central Catholic High School Board is made up of eleven members who serve in an advisory capacity to the president of the school.

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  • The calendar of duties for the school board include:

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

    • Assist the president 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 president.
    • Be informed of prospective employees and the termination of personnel according to diocesan policy.

Members of the Corporate Board

Chair Bishop Myron Cotta
Vice Chair Duane Nelson
Secretary Paul Schaefer
Superintendent Marian Graham
President Jim Pecchenino
Jonathan Boulos
John Dunn
John Gallo
Ralph Juarez
Fr. Richard Morse

Members of the School Board

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  • Chair: Sherrie Gary

    I grew up for the most part here in the central valley, attended college at Stanislaus State where I received my Bachelor’s degree in Biology and received my Nursing degree from Delta College. I have worked at Doctor’s Medical Center for over 20 years where I met my husband Jody. We have 3 Children, Lauren who is a Junior at CCHS, Lucas is an 8th grader at St. Stanislaus and Elise is in 7th grade at St. Stanislaus. WE believe that the families attending CCHS are the biggest attribute to this school.

    Committees: Board Chairperson, Strategic Planning (Chair), Presidents Evaluation (Chair)
  • Vice Chair: Kellie O'Connor

    I grew up in San Diego, after college I moved to the SF Bay Area, and since 2014, I’ve been a resident of Modesto. I received BA in Political Science at the University of Southern California and an MA in Educational Administration from San Francisco State University. I hold a secondary teaching credential in social science and have 10 years experience working in Catholic education. I am currently a Curriculum and Instruction Coordinator for the Stockton Diocese Catholic Schools Office and the CCHS Water Polo Coach. My husband Chris and I have three children: Colin (a freshman at CCHS), Patrick (an 8th grader at St. Stanislaus), and Katherine (a 5th grader at St. Stanislaus). As a rookie Central parent I have enjoyed meeting new families and watching my son, Colin, thrive and embrace the WE culture.

    Committees: Presidents Evaluation, Strategic Planning, Pastoral Care
  • Secretary: Carlo Jimenez

    I grew up in Mississippi and went to school at the University of Mississippi, where I finished with business, and went back to school for Nursing. I have been happily married for over 24 years and have been blessed with 4 children. Cade and Drake are part of the CCHS family. Our two younger ones, Tad and Olivia, attend Our Lady of Fatima. My wife, Ginny, and I have had the opportunity to receive Catholic education. Now we strive to provide the same gift to our children. For the children’s lives to be led by faith and a world-view education is imperative for our family. Professionally, I have dedicated twenty years of service of our Modesto community through Memorial Medical Center in the delivery of health care from bedside care to the leadership roles.

    Committees: Finance, Secretary
  • Student Rep: Dane Juarez

  • Rick Armendariz

    I am currently in my second term as a CCHS school board member serving on the Marketing Committee. I am married to Lorena and they have three beautiful children, who have grown up in the Catholic school system. Lorena and I believe having a strong Christian faith is essential, especially in today’s society. In addition to serving on the school board, I am the current Assistant Police Chief and interim Deputy City Manager for the city of Modesto.

    Committees: Marketing, Past School Board Chairperson
  • 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

    I grew up in the foothills of Jackson , CA. I met my husband Jimmy Halvorson in 97 and we were married in 99. WE are the blessed parents of Devyn 2019 and Ayden 2022. My experience in education has been that of a teacher and mother. I received my teaching credential in 1998 and have been teaching, subbing or volunteering in Catholic education ever since. Our dedication to our community and our locally owned business is what brought us to CCHS. WE enjoy the friendships and the memories made here. WE are so grateful that our kids have been given the gift of Catholic education from Kindergarten at Our Lady of Fatima and now here at CCHS

    Committees: Student Learning
  • George Morasci

    I was born and raised in Modesto and still reside in Modesto living within a few miles radius our whole lives. I attended St. Stanislaus School and am a proud CCHS alum. My wife Kelly (class of ’83) and I met at CCHS then married a few years after school. I farm, am a livestock & equipment appraiser and Kelly is a primary teacher in Modesto City Schools. We have 3 children, Keith, Nico & Taylor, all of whom are part of a family business venture while maintaining careers or attending college. Kelly & I feel blessed to have attended CCHS ourselves, being past parents & now being involved with the school board in an effort to give back and offer a unique perspective with our rich CCHS history.

    Committees: Strategic Planning, Building and Grounds
  • Brad Pezoldt

    I grew up here in Modesto, as well as in the Clovis area. I attended UC Davis for my
    undergraduate education, and after three years, I went to the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco. This is where I met my wife, Andrea, and we now have two kids, Jenna and Max. Jenna graduated from Central Catholic this past year and is studying at Santa Clara University, and Max is a sophomore here. After practicing dentistry for nine years, I returned to UOP to specialize in orthodontics. I currently own practices in Modesto and Oakdale. Andrea works for Golden Valley Health Centers in the dental division.

    Committees: Nominations (Chair), Building and Grounds (Chair)
  • Carolyn Raspo

    I earned my Bachelor’s Degree & Teaching Credential from Fresno State University where I met my husband, Anthony, a CCHS alum. I have taught Middle School at St. Stanislaus Catholic School for the past fourteen years. I have three daughters, all graduates of Central Catholic. I value the academics, faith-filled environment, co-curricular opportunities, and strong sense of community at Central Catholic.

    Committees: Marketing (Chair), Strategic Planning,
  • Edwin Rizo

    I was born and raised in Nicaragua, Central America and attended La Salle Catholic School . I later received a B.S. in Animal Science, minor in Agricultural Economics from UC Davis and an M.S. from Cornell University. I moved to Modesto in 1986, married to Erika and we have 5 great young ladies , Flor de Maria, a sophomore at American University, Washington D.C , Erika Fernanda a senior and Paula a Freshman at CCHS, Mariana in 5ht grade and Daniela in 1st grade at OLF and future Raiders. We are part owners of Rizo Lopez Foods, distributors and manufacturers of dairy products. It is an honor to serve on the school board and to contribute in the pursuit of excellence in education and promotion of Christian values at Central Catholic.

    Committees: Finance (Chair), Marketing, Strategic Planning
  • Judee Sani

    I truly enjoy the opportunity to serve as a board member and encourage others to
    pursue this opportunity; it is very heartwarming to work towards creating an environment where young people have the best opportunity to succeed and very humbling to see the many hands involved in the process. I graduated from Central Catholic in 1982, and from California State University, Fresno in 1986 with a BA in English and a Business minor. I continued my education at Chapman University where I pursued a multiple subject teaching credential. I currently work for the Diocese of Stockton as one of the Curriculum and Instruction Coordinators. My husband Tom and I have four children Giovanni (CCHS class of 2009), Carlye (CCHS class of 2011), Gabrielle (CCHS class of 2014), and Nicolas (class of 2020). We  believe Central Catholic is a place where our children gained the valuable  experience and education to be successful adults and value the opportunities found  here.

    Committees: Nominations, Technology (Chair), Strategic Planning