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Rebecca Bischoff, Chief Development Officer

With an M.Ed. from Harvard University, Rebecca has been with O’Dowd since 2016. She works closely with alumni, parents, grandparents, faculty and friends of O’Dowd who wish to leave a legacy for future students. Contact Rebecca at (510) 553-8628. Or by email

Kathy Canty Brown ’84, Senior Director of Development

An Oakland native, Kathy is a proud Dragon with a BS in Psychology from Saint Mary’s College. She served as a math teacher at O’Dowd from 1989-1998 and is now thrilled to be back, working with current families, alumni and their parents, and friends of O’Dowd to ensure the Dragon legacy for generations to come. Contact Kathy at (510) 577-9100 ext.308 or by email:

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Jason Kleimola, Director of Events


A New England native, Jason earned his BA in Communications from UMASS Amherst where he got his start working in theaters, concert halls and record label promotions. He brings to O’Dowd over 20 years of event planning and production experience in many areas of the entertainment, corporate and non-profit sectors. Contact Jason at (510) 577-9100 ext.619 or email

Nicole Ferdinando, Annual Giving Director

Originally from Staten Island, New York, Nicole earned her BA from The Catholic University of America and her MA from Seton Hall University, and has been with O’Dowd since 2018. Contact her with questions related to your annual giving and with questions related to employer matching contributions at (510) 577-9100 ext.169 or email

Karolyn Cherryhomes, Senior Development Associate


Karolyn grew up in Hayward and went on to earn her BS in Graphic Communication from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. She has been with O’Dowd since 2015. Contact Karolyn for Parent Pledge questions at (510) 577-9100 ext.304 or email

Maurita Toler ’07, Director of Alumni Engagement


Maturia is a Bay Area native, growing up in El Sobrante. She earned her BA from UC Berkeley and her MA from University of San Francisco and now enjoys working with O’Dowd alumni. Contact her to learn how you can become more engaged at O’Dowd at 510) 577-9100 ext.317 or email

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