Leadership and Governance

Many members of the Central Catholic community have contributed their gifts to the school as educators, administrators, and leaders. Since the founding of Central Catholic High School, it has been under the exemplary leadership of the following directors, presidents, and principals:

Board of Directors

A newly formed Central Catholic Board of Directors was appointed by Archbishop John Vlazny effective September 2008. This Board has strong ties to the Central Catholic community. The Board of Directors is dedicated to the school’s mission. The Board endeavors to provide an opportunity for all families who desire a Catholic education.

  • Gina Hill - Board Chair

    Gina Hill - Board Chair

    Community Volunteer
  • Elise Brown - Vice Chair

    Elise Brown - Vice Chair

    Ebi Public Affairs
    Lobbyist
  • Leonard Vuylsteke - Secretary

    Leonard Vuylsteke - Secretary

    Archdiocese of Portland
    Retired Chief Financial Officer
  • Colin McGinty

    Colin McGinty

    Central Catholic High School
    President
  • Matt Chapman

    Matt Chapman '68

    Northwest Evaluation Association
    Chief Executive Officer
  • Fr. John Dougherty, C.S.C.

    Fr. John Dougherty, C.S.C.

    Holy Redeemer Catholic Church
    Pastor
  • Br. William Dygert

    Br. William Dygert

    Archdiocese of Portland
    Superintendent of Catholic Schools
  • Tim Fleishmann

    Tim Fleishmann '79

    Tuality Healthcare
    Chief Financial Officer
  • Harry Hanna

    Harry Hanna '93

    Sentaur, Inc.
    President
  • Therese Leineweber

    Therese Leineweber

    Leineweber Consulting
    Software Consultant
  • Jonathan McGowan

    Jonathan McGowan '92

    801 West Capital Management
    Investment Management
  • Molly Paustian

    Molly Paustian '85

    Windermere Real Estate
    Real Estate Broker
  • Sarah Petrone

    Sarah Petrone '94

    Portland Trail Blazers
    VP Human Resources
  • Ellen Ridgeway

    Ellen Ridgeway

    Port of Portland
    Risk Management
  • Char Riley

    Char Riley

    Oregon Health & Sciences University
    Retired Strategic Planner
  • Jo Willhite

    Jo Willhite

    Archdiocese of Portland
    Chief Financial Officer
  • Bill Winter

    Bill Winter '58

    Silverton Hospital Network
    Retired President

 

Directors/Presidents

Msgr. Frank J. Campbell 1970 – 1974
Msgr. Timothy Murphy ’58                1995 – 2008
Mr. John Harrington ’66  2008 – 2015
Mr. Tony Leineweber '62 2015 – 2017
Mr. Colin McGinty 2017 – present

Principals

Msgr. Francis J. Schaefers                  1939 – 1949
Msgr. Martin H. Thielen      1949 - 1950
Rev. Willis L. Whalen        1950 – 1961
Rev. Joseph J. Neuville      1961 – 1967
Msgr. Frank J. Campbell       1967 - 1970
Rev. Robert Krueger      1970 - 1973
Msgr. Frank J. Campbell    1973 - 1974
Msgr. Gregory Moys       1974 - 1978
Msgr. Arthur Dernbach    1978 - 1982
Mr. Timothy Edwards    1982 - 1990
Msgr. Timothy Murphy ’58               1990 - 1995
Mr. Ron Edwards 1995 - 2008
Sr. Maureen Kalsch 2008 - 2009
Mr. John Garrow ’76 2009 - present