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Governance & Board

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John Carroll Catholic High School is a ministry of the Catholic Diocese of Birmingham. As such, it reports to the Bishop, The Most Reverend Steven Raica, JCD, through the Catholic Schools Office, Mrs. Margaret Dubose, Superintendent.

JCCHS is led by its President, Fr. Jon Chalmers, who is the chief executive officer and canonical administrator.

JCCHS has an Advisory Board with defined responsibilities led by Mr. Tell Allesio, Chair.

The Advisory Board has the following committees: Catholic Identity, Communications, Facilities, and Finance.

Particular initiatives for each committee:

Catholic Identity: Stewarding and showcasing our Catholic identity.

Communications: Ensuring that all stakeholders are engaged.

Facilities: Planning for the long-term sustainability of the campus and engaging with campus master planning.

Finance: Monthly review of financial reporting, tuition recommendation, and long-term financial modeling.

Both the administration and the Advisory Board are informed by the Strategic Plan of the Diocese's Catholic Schools Office and the NCEA's National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Schools.

Advisory Board Members

Mr. Tell Allesio
Board Chair &
Finance Committee Chair

Mrs. Donna Boackle

Mr. Bill Brown


Mrs. Nefertari Brown


Mr. Keith Deason

Fr. Vernon Huguley


Mr. Joe O'Farrell
Catholic ID Committee


Mr. Mike Plaia

Mrs. Helen Shunnarah

Mr. Billy Tipton

Mrs. Eleanor Turkiewicz
Communications Committee

Mr. Stephen Von Hagel

Mr. Ronnie Wagley
Facilities Committee

Mr. Stan White



Mr. Ronald Steele


Mrs. Margaret Dubose


Mr. John Burke
PTO co-President


Mrs. Liesa Burke
PTO co-President


Mrs. Paula Marino
Athletic Boosters


Fr. Robert Sullivan
Ed. Foundation Director