Stephanie (’91) is in her second year on the MKCHS board and is the current board chair. She has served ex-officio as Home and School President and was a member of the Alumni Board for several years where she also served as chair. She and her husband Bernie (’91) are the proud parents of two MKCHS alumna and Aggies (Giuliana ’17, Tripp ’19), MKCHS junior, Olivia (’22), and Avery, a 7th grader at All Saints Episcopal School, future class of ’26.
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Ryan (’95) is a new member of the school board and the Chair of the Policy and Planning Committee but is no stranger to Kelly High School. He has been the attorney coach for the award-winning Kelly Mock Trial team for the past six years. He is a partner at the Gertz Kelley Law Firm. The firm focuses on criminal defense and Ryan has successfully represented several wrongfully accused clients.
Theresa Kunze Herink:
Theresa has served on the MKCHS board for five years. She is currently serving on the Policy and Planning and Marketing and Advancement Committees. Theresa volunteers as the Asst. Sacristan at St Anne Catholic Church, BFA Honorary Chair, Stewardship Council, Co-Director of the St. Katharine Drexel Health Fair, MKCHS Band Mom, Boy Scout Troop 85 event planner, and Vision Marshalltown Committee member. She and her husband, Joe, are the proud parents of three KHS graduates and two Kelly freshmen (‘24).
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Heather is beginning her second year on the Kelly board and will serve as the Chair of the Finance Committee. She brings with her 4 years of experience on the St. Anne School Board, where she also served as the Chairman for a year. Heather has a background in finance and is the chair of that committee. Prior to staying home with her 3 children Jack (’21), Sam (’23), and Alice, 4th grade at St. Anne and a future class of ’29, Heather was the manager of On Stage Hair Design and Day Spa for 9 years.
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Van joined the Monsignor Kelly Catholic High School Board in the fall of 2020. He was previously the Vice President and General Manager of two local networks (NBC and FOX) affiliated television stations and has been a media and advertising professional for a number of years in various sales, managerial, and board officer roles. Currently, he is enjoying his role with the TENGA Corporation which owns and operates 12NEWS brands of network-affiliated television stations and digital assets. Van and his wife Alea have 2 sons. Peyton currently attends Kelly and their oldest son Jordan graduated from MKCHS in 2018 and is a student at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, Colorado.
Member Marketing and Advancement Committee
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Lan (’90) served briefly as a board member many years ago but is back to lend his expertise in the area of finance. He is a partner at Phelan Investments and a long-time supporter of Kelly High School. Lan and wife Dynasy (’90) are parents to Baylor Bear, Julia (’20), Cameron (’21), Bridget (’22), and two St. Anne students, Michael (8th grade) and Cullen (3rd grade).
Member Finance Committee
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Jeremy B. Saba, chair of the Advancement/Marketing Committee, received a BA in Journalism from the University of Texas – Austin. He is a Senior Vice President – Wealth Management at UBS Financial Services. Jeremy is a past president of St. Anne’s School Board and is married to Nicole Ramey Saba, a ’94 MKCHS graduate. They have a son and daughter who both attend Kelly and one younger child at St. Anne’s. Jeremy’s mother-in-law, father-in-law, and brother-in-law are all Kelly graduates.
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Don has been a champion of MKCHS, and coincidentally a past school board member (1995-2001), since his children were students in the 1990s. All three are now married and have blessed him and his wife Diane with 7 grandchildren. Don is back to serve as a board member for the second time, fueled by his belief in the value of a Kelly education. He is a successful entrepreneur with an extensive background in accounting.
Member Finance Committee
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Theresa Herink, Home and School President:
Theresa currently serves the MKCHS community as the President of Home and School Association. Catholic Education and serving others is very important to her family. Their motto is: “Together we carry Christ in our hearts wherever we go”. Theresa and her husband Joe are proud Bulldog parents of three KHS graduates (Tristan ’14, McKayla ’15, and Zachary ’16) and two Kelly Sophomores (Noah ’24, Trenton ’24).
Theresa volunteers as the assistant Sacristan at St. Anne Catholic Church, Diocesan Stewardship Council member, and Co-Director of the annual St. Katharine Drexel Humanitarian Health Fair. In her spare time, she loves staying active with her family, spending time at the lake, and being available.
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Katie & Omar Bitar, Booster Club:
Katie and Omar Bitar are both proud Kelly alumni. They attended St. Anne Catholic School from Kindergarten until 8th grade. After graduating from St. Anne, they attended Kelly High School and were part of the 1994 graduating class. They have two children. Gibson is currently a sophomore, and Maggie is an 8th grader at St. Anne.
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