Women of Influence: Jeanne (Toomey) DeMatteo '83

Jeanne DeMatteo lives the Lasallian tradition every day through the many roles she plays. She is a mother, daughter, sister, friend, wife and a key member of the Saint Mary’s community. DeMatteo graduated from SMC with a bachelor’s in accounting and went on to use her understanding of economic resources to further the educational field. She returned to SMC as director of finance and controller, playing a vital role in the College’s financial management.

DeMatteo is committed to the mission of Saint Mary’s and dedicated to service. She is a member of the Bishop John S. Cummins Institute for Catholic Thought, Culture and Action and of Catholic Charities of the East Bay. She has also taught faith formation at her parish for more than 12 years. Her advice to young women is: “Say ‘yes’ to opportunities…you may go down a path you never envisioned, and you will grow from the experience.”

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