New Trustees and Regents Announced
Saint Mary's College has two new trustees and five new regents for the 2010-11 fiscal year. Trustees are elected to manage the College. Regents are premier ambassadors who help with outreach and fundraising.
Brother Donald Mansir is an associate professor in the Integral Program and has been chair of the Bishop John S. Cummins Institute for Catholic Thought, Culture and Action at Saint Mary's. He has also taught English at Bethlehem University and music at the Latin Patriarchal Seminary in Beit Jala, West Bank. Brother Donald staffed the Vatican's Apostolic Delegation to Jerusalem, directed the Jerusalem Office of the Pontifical Mission for Palestine and was the chief overseas operating officer for the Catholic Near East Welfare Association. As director of its United States Office in New York, he also was a consultant and permanent representative to the United Nations and UNICEF for the International Catholic Child Bureau. He has written numerous articles and been a frequent lecturer around the world on the Middle East.
Brother Donald was knighted in the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem and recipient of the Pios Cross of the Knights of Malta for his work for abandoned children and the elderly in the Holy Land.
He is an Integral Program graduate, and has a master's in education from the University of San Francisco and a Ph.D. in theology with an emphasis on theology of culture and Near Eastern studies from the Union Institute and University in Cincinatti.
Rand Morimoto has been in the computer industry for more than 30 years and is president/CEO of a 65-person IT consulting firm, Convergent Computing. He writes two to three technology books a year and travels the world every two weeks lecturing and speaking at conferences and conventions on various technology topics.
Morimoto has been a personal advisor to the White House during the Clinton and Bush administrations on cyber-security and cyber-terrorism. He serves on the board of the Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland and the Fulbright Center in Washington, D.C., and was a regent for Saint Mary's College from 2003-2010.
Morimoto, who has an executive MBA from Saint Mary's, is a full-time single parent of a daughter and a son who visit the campus regularly and travel with him around the globe. In his free time, Morimoto is an avid windsurfer, scuba diver and small plane pilot. He can also be found riding bikes with the kids on the many trails in the East Bay.
Celine D. (Sabatte) MacTaggart '01 works in real estate and oversees management of Soma Self Storage in San Francisco, which she and her husband, Alistair, own. She loves sports and has worked occasionally in game operations for the Golden State Warriors and as an intern in public relations for the Oakland Raiders. She has also had internships at the Y & H Soda Foundation and the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and positions at the California Pacific Medical Center Foundation and the Alta Bates Summit Foundation.
MacTaggart has a bachelor's in communication and English from SMC, a graduate certificate in nonprofit management from Harvard University and a master's degree in nonprofit administration from USF. She serves on boards for the George Mark Children's House, Girls on the Run Bay Area and the Alameda County Dental Society Foundation. She has also volunteered as a third- and fourth-grade tutor at the Chinese Education Center in San Francisco.
MacTaggart and her husband, who is president of Emerald Fund, live in San Francisco.
Charles E. Moore IV '70 is president and CEO of McGuire Real Estate, which has been in business in the Bay Area for more than 90 years. Moore followed in the footsteps of his grandfather, Walter E. McGuire, and his mother, Florian McGuire Moore.
Moore grew the company from a two-person office into an operation with seven offices around the Bay Area. He was named San Francisco Board of Realtors' Realtor of the Year in 1988 and was president of the San Francisco Association of Realtors in 1998.
Moore is past president of Habitat for Humanity – San Francisco and Marin, vice president of the Coalition for Better Housing in 1993, and past director of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce.
Moore lives in Mill Valley with his wife, Lotte, and their three sons, Oliver, Andrew and Charles. Oliver is a freshman at Saint Mary's.
Ernest J. Panasci is a director and shareholder in the law firm of Jones & Keller, based in Denver. He practices in the areas of financial services, mergers and acquisitions and securities. He counsels financial institutions on state and federal law related to financial services, securities matters and general corporate matters. He is also a regular speaker at business and financial institution associations.
Panasci received a B.S. in political science from St. Louis University in 1973. He received a law degree and master's degree in taxation from Georgetown University. He has served on the boards of directors of charitable organizations and banks.
Panasci and his wife, Natalie, live in Englewood, Colo. They have three daughters, including Adele, a 2009 graduate of Saint Mary's.
Elizabeth R. (Ringstrom) Phelan '92, N '97 is a family nurse practitioner working in women's health with college-age students. She is an active member of the California Association of Nurse Practitioners.
Since 2008, Phelan has been an active participant on the School of Science Advisory Board and has worked on innovative ways to advance the College's 2+2 Nursing Program with program director Christa Kell.
Originally from Sacramento, Phelan and her husband, Jeff, live in Newport Beach with their five children.
Kelly B. Trevethan '85 is a managing director at Trevethan Capital Partners, a division of United Capital Financial Advisers in San Francisco. He started his wealth management career in 1983 at Bear Stearns & Co.
In 2008, Trevethan launched Trevethan Capital Partners, a private wealth management firm. Previously, he managed the Trevethan Group at Oppenheimer & Co., where he was a managing director of investments.
Trevethan is a member of the Investment Management Consultants Association, the Financial Planning Association, the San Francisco Estate Planning Council and the National Committee on Planned Giving. He is also a member of the De La Salle High School President's Advisory Board.
Trevethan and his wife, Tiffani, were married at Saint Mary's Chapel in 1989. They have three children.