Our Board of Directors

Cristo Rey Richmond High School, Inc. &

Cristo Rey Richmond Corporate Work Study Program, Inc.

Mr. Peter J. Quinn, Jr.
Board Chair

A proud graduate of Benedictine College Preparatory, Pete Quinn serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of RiverFront Investment Group, bringing more than 34 years of industry experience to his role leading the organization. Pete spent the majority of his career at Wachovia Securities and its predecessor firms, lastly serving as President of the Private Client Group, where he ran the retail branch network. Pete earned a BS in Accounting from The College of William & Mary and an MBA from the University of Richmond.

Mr. Christopher Habenicht
Board Chair Emeritus, CWSP Committee Chair

Christopher Habenicht practices law with the firm of MeyerGoergen, PC, after having practiced with the firm of Hopson, Habenicht and Cave and its successors for 35 years. Christopher attended Catholic schools in Richmond from Kindergarten through high school. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame and received his law degree from Washington & Lee University.

Edward Gerardo
Board Secretary, Governance Committee Chair

Ed served as Director for Community Commitment and Social Investments for the Bon Secours Health System from 2006 to 2018. He was with Bon Secours for over 27 years, much of it in Richmond, Virginia. Ed is a graduate from the University of Virginia (Religious Studies), and has Master’s degrees from Boston College (Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry) and Virginia Commonwealth University (Business Administration).

Alma Showalter
Board Treasurer, Finance & Administration Committee Chair

Alma W. Showalter is vice president–Tax for Dominion Energy. Before joining the company, she held management positions in public accounting at Keiter and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Alma is a graduate of the University of Virginia, where she earned her master’s degree in accounting from the McIntire School of Commerce.

Sr. Anne Marie Mack, C.B.S.
Religious Sponsor Lead, Mission Effectiveness Committee Chair

Sister Anne Marie’s ministry as a Sister of Bon Secours spans over 50 years. After serving in Bon Secours facilities in Baltimore, Maryland and Grosse Pointe, Michigan, she was elected President of the Sisters of Bon Secours, USA, based in Marriottsville, Maryland and served in that role for seven years. Upon completion of her term as president, she was appointed Vice President of Mission for two Richmond hospitals and most recently served as the Vice President of Sponsorship for Bon Secours Richmond Health System. From 2008 to 2011, Sister served as President of the Board of UNANIMA International, a non-governmental organization of women religious serving at the United Nations and advocating on behalf of women and children (particularly those living in poverty), immigrants, refugees, and the environment. Sister Anne Marie has both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Nursing.

Tom Benedetti
Advancement Committee Chair

A native of Richmond and alumnus of Benedictine College Preparatory, Tom is a Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Blue Heron Capital.  Tom holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Government from the College of William & Mary and earned his MBA at Georgetown University.

Camille Blanchard

Camille is SVP, Strategy & Client Services, at JOY Collective, in Richmond, Virginia.  She’s a graduate of Wake Forest University. Camille is also the Dean of Kingdom Life School of Ministry and serves on the Board of Directors for Witness2, an international evangelistic ministry.

Dontrese Brown

As the Executive Director for the EDGE Center for Career Development at Randolph-Macon College, Dontrese continues his relentless pursuit of helping others maximize their potential. His commitment to transformational leadership and serving the youth of our communities is the driving force that inspires all those around him. Brown earned graphic design degrees from Georgetown College (B.F.A.), Morehead State University (M.A.) and Savannah College of Art & Design (M.F.A.).

Maria Carreras

Maria is an accomplished, award-winning, management professional with 30 years experience leading companies in the property management and multi-family laundry industries. She currently serves as the Chief Marketing Officer of Automatic Leasing Service, a family-owned business that serves property managers throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region.  Maria is a proud graduate of St. Gertrude’s High School and Radford University.

Brian Ewald

Brian Ewald has been in the Medical Device Sector for over 30 years.  He has a Certificate from the Harvard Business High Performance Management School and serves as a Course Director at the Center for Creative Leadership in Colorado Springs, CO. He has double BS degrees in both Management and Marketing and is a graduate from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania.

Kim Gottwald

Kim Gottwald is a community leader unparalleled in Richmond. She has served on numerous boards including World Pediatric Project, Junior League of Richmond,  and the Children’s Hospital just to name a few.  Kim graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Peter Farrell

Peter Farrell is a graduate of UVA and of the School of Business at VCU. As a former member of the Virginia House of Delegates (2012- 2017), Peter served on the House Committees for Courts of Justice Education, Finance, General Laws, and Commerce & Labor. In addition, he served on the Special Subcommittee for Workers Comp, the Joint Subcommittee to Study Mental Health Services in the 21st Century, and the Commission on Youth. Peter is currently a Managing Partner at Tuckahoe Holdings.

Darrin Johnson

A product of Catholic education, and a Healthcare Professional with more than 15 years of progressively responsible and diverse leadership experience, Darrin currently serves as Senior Vice President, Health Plans at Molina Healthcare. He is a graduate of Temple University (BA), the University of Phoenix (MAOM), and George Washington University.  He recently completed an executive program in Diversity and Inclusion at Cornell University.

Dr. Yvette Johnson-Threat, MD
Academic Excellence Committee Liaison

Dr. Yvette Johnson-Threat received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Johns Hopkins University and her Master’s in Public Health from the University of Alabama. Her medical degree was awarded by the University of Illinois, Chicago. She then completed a combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics residency at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. She is currently serving as Chief Medical Officer for Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center.

Margaret Keightley

Margaret is the Executive Director of the Catholic Community Foundation where she works closely with the bishop and Board of Directors and oversees the management and administration of the Foundation. Margaret earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia in History and American Studies and Master of Business Administration from the University of Richmond.

Floyd Miller, II

Floyd E. Miller, II is the President & CEO of the Metropolitan Business League of Richmond, Virginia. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (BS, Criminal Justice) and Virginia State University (M.Ed., Counseling), he is an alum of New Kent Co High School. Floyd has a broad range of knowledge and experience in the areas of human services, criminal justice, education, entrepreneurship, and nonprofit management.

Stuart Myers
Facilities Committee Chair

Since 1981, Stuart has owned and operated a manufacturers’ representative agency providing sales and marketing support for HVAC equipment suppliers and specializes in air quality, air purification, and odor control systems for commercial and institutional customers.  Stuart is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science and became a registered professional engineer in 1982. His experience in the area of K-12 education includes eight years as the Tuckahoe District representative on the Henrico County School Board, serving as chair or vice-chair for four of the eight years.

Mrs. Alexa Quinn
Founding Chair, Emeritus

Alexa is a CPA and attorney by profession but has spent nearly 25 years in public service. She is past President of the Junior League of Richmond, past President of the HomeAgain Board and a past Junior Board member of Sheltering Arms Physical Rehabilitation Hospital and the Richmond Ballet. Most recently, Alexa has served on the board of Anna Julia Cooper Episcopal School and the Armstrong High School Freshman Academy Board. It is her work on these boards that led to her passion for education of underserved, lower-income youth and her excitement for bringing a Cristo Rey High School to Richmond. Alexa served as the Chair of the Feasibility Study Committee that prefaced the launch of our school and as our founding Board Chair.  Alexa graduated from Bucknell University and the University of Maryland Law School.

Pat Robertson

From 2014-2018, Pat served as the Chief Administrative Officer of Bon Secours Virginia. Prior to this role, Pat served as  Chief Executive Officer, Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital in Newport News, Virginia and as Chief Operating Officer at Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital, Stuart Circle Hospital and the former Richmond Memorial Hospital. Pat is a Registered Nurse and licensed Nursing Home Administrator who received her MHA from the Medical College of Virginia (VCU).

Dcn. Peter J. McCourt

Deacon Peter J. McCourt is the Founding President and Chief Executive Officer for Cristo Rey Richmond.

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