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Bishop O’Dowd High School is a diocesan school, operating under the Diocese of Oakland and the Superintendent of Catholic Schools. Our collaborative President/Principal leadership model is designed to align the vision and direction of the school, from the overall vitality of the institution, to infusing our robust academic and co-curricular programs with the spirit of our Charism.

President Kim Walsh


As the proud parent of three O’Dowd alumni, Kim served O’Dowd for 12 years before stepping into the role of president. Her leadership at the school has spanned from the Board of Regents to the Chief of Campus Planning and Development, and today she brings her demonstrated track record at the highest levels of government and Fortune 500 companies to steward the next chapter of O’Dowd’s future.

Kim holds a BA from UCLA in Economics, and has decades of experience driving organizational progress through creativity and innovation. As president of O’Dowd, she is committed to nurturing the richness of our diverse Catholic community.

President Kim Walsh
Principal Doug Evans, Ed. D.
Principal Doug Evans, Ed.D.


Dr. Evans earned his Ed.D. in Catholic Educational Leadership from the University of San Francisco, and MA degrees in Pastoral Ministry and Theological Studies from the Franciscan School of Theology at Berkeley’s Graduate Theological Union. He has served in leadership roles at St. Patrick-St. Vincent High School in Vallejo, St. Joseph Notre Dame High School in Alameda, and Moreau High School in Hayward. Dr. Evans is committed to Catholic education because he loves to empower students to work for justice.

Board of Regents


Our Board of Regents, including a number of parents and alumni, operate as a board of limited jurisdiction in collaboration with the President. Together the Board works to ensure the school fulfills its mission and prudently allocates its resources to provide an exceptional formational experience for students.

Francine Anthony

Marketing Executive,

Board Chair

Krystal Bowen

Associate General Counsel, Zynga Inc.

Mission & Charism Effectiveness (Chair)

Fr. Leo Edgerly

O’Dowd VP for Catholic Mission
Pastor, Corpus Christi Parish

Ex Officio Member; Mission and Charism Effectiveness

Fr. Brandon Macadaeg

Rector, Cathedral of Christ the Light

Anne Swinney

COO, FirstSteps for Kids


Maisha Wilson

Partner, Connor Group


Namita Brown

Partner, F3 Law

Board Vice Chair
Buildings & Grounds (Co-Chair)

Shanti Brien

Author, Attorney, and
Co-founder, Fogbreak Justice

Mission and Charism Effectiveness

Arthur Guimaraes

COO & Co-Head of Real Estate, UC Investments


Kristine Mechem

Vice President, Health Advances

Development (Chair); Governance

Bill Tarantino

Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP

Development; Governance

Rebecca Bischoff

O'Dowd Chief Development Officer

Staff Member

Marcus Alexis

Senior Director, Cambridge Associates

Buildings and Grounds

Andrew Currier, PhD

Superintendent of Schools, Diocese of Oakland

Ex Officio Member

Matt Herreras

Director, AWS Global Partner Marketing

Buildings & Grounds

James Negri '68

Retired, Superintendent – Castro Valley, Acalanes Union, & Mountain View Whisman School Districts

Governance (Chair)

Daryl Tom '81

Retired, Managing Director, Accenture


Aileen Throne

O'Dowd Chief Financial Officer

Staff Member

Kerwin Allen

Vice President, Kennedy/Jenks Consultants

Board Chair Emeritus; Buildings and Grounds (Co-Chair)

Yolanda Davis

Senior Director of Operations, ServiceNow

Buildings & Grounds

Wanda Holland Greene

Head of School, The Hamlin School


MaryAnn Pearson '90

Head of Learning Services, The Phillips Academy

Mission & Charism Effectiveness

Kim Walsh

O'Dowd President

Ex Officio Member; Governance

Jesse Blout

Founding Principal, Strada Investment Group


Nam Do

Retired, Director, Enterprise Architecture

Mission and Charism Effectiveness

Lourdes Lopez-Roche

Global Sourcing Professional

Mission & Charism Effectiveness

Alison Sanger

Partner, Chief Operating Officer, Ironwood Capital Management

Finance (Chair)

Carolyn Williams-Goldman

Retired, Executive Vice President, American Cancer Society West Region


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