Members of the St. Mary's Academy Boards of Directors are parents, alumnae and friends of the Academy. The Academy appreciates these women and men who provide vision and leadership through their expertise, dedication and generosity.
SMA Board of Directors
St. Mary’s Academy, a Catholic school in the tradition of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, has participated in the Church’s mission of education for over 150 years. Those who serve the school in a governance role have a distinct responsibility for ensuring the objectives of the school are in harmony with the mission of the Catholic Church and the founding vision and spirit of the Sisters of the Holy Names. Since 1989, the SMA Board of Directors has played a vital governance role in safeguarding the mission and ensuring the Academy’s success and sustainability. The Board promotes excellence in Catholic education at St. Mary’s Academy by providing leadership, strategic direction, oversight, support and advocacy.
St. Mary's Academy Inc.
Board of Directors 2023-2024
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Megan Roberts ’00: Chair
Deanne Magnus ’01: Past Chair
Cynthia Campbell ‘90
Marina De Luna
Rebecca Greenhalgh (Sisler ‘07)
Maria Paletta ‘96
Susan Polz ‘94
Maria Santiano ‘10
Heather Wallace (Croker ‘94)
Call for SMA Inc. Board Members
St. Mary's Academy is actively seeking individuals to join the St. Mary's Academy Inc. Board of Directors in 2024.
Our school board is a volunteer entity, comprised of talented and dedicated Directors with a diverse range of expertise, skills, and experience. We aim to enrich our team with motivated community members.
Currently, the Board is in search of individuals with experience in strategic planning, financial management, human resources, and board governance. Ideal candidates will demonstrate strong faith and a passion for serving the Academy, with a preference for Catholics in good standing.
Interested applicants are invited to submit a brief statement of interest and their resume to the Nominating and Governance Committee at email@example.com by December 22, 2023. While we appreciate all applications, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
The St. Mary’s Academy Foundation Inc. was established July 1989 to help the Academy maintain its tradition of excellence in education for young women. The Foundation manages assets and raises funds for bursaries, designated school programs and on-going capital repairs to the Academy’s buildings and grounds. They also manage major capital projects such as A Foundation for the Future capital campaign in 2001, which raised $2.1 million dollars for new labs and upgrades to the 1909 classroom building.
On September 12, 2022, the Feast of the Holy Name of Mary, sponsorship of St. Mary’s Academy was officially transferred from the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM) to St. Mary’s Academy Stewardship, a public juridic person (church corporation) established by Archbishop Gagnon. The purpose of SMA Stewardship is to further Catholic education that was originally undertaken by the SNJM in the Archdiocese of Winnipeg. It implements this purpose by exercising canonical Sponsorship over St. Mary’s Academy Inc. (the school) and the SMA Foundation Inc., through the appointment of the members of the School and the Foundation and the reception of their annual reports. The members of the Academy and the Foundation are accountable to the SMA Stewardship for ensuring the School and the Foundation are implementing their ministry in accordance with the Mission and Governing Philosophy of St. Mary’s Academy and the teachings of the Church.
SMA Stewardship Members 2023-2024
Archbishop Richard Gagnon
Sr. Edith Grenier, SNJM
Sr. Catherine Laviolette, SNJM
Sr. Lorraine St-Hilaire, SNJM
Sr. Susan Wikeem ’63, SNJM