Board of Trustees Elects New Members

On October 27, Saint Mary’s College welcomed seven new members on the Board of Trustees to campus for the Fall meeting, the first time since February 2020 that the Trustees have met in person. The new members are Kathleen Murphy Villano ’79, Kimberlyn Martin Troy ’00, Amy Shelly ’91, Linda Schultz Salvi ’79, Joseph A. Miller, Sister Esther Adjoa Entsiwah, CSC, and Eliana Sanchez ’22.

Kathy VillanoKathleen Murphy Villano ’79, of Elk Grove, Illinois, earned her bachelor’s degree in music in 1979, followed by her master’s degree in education from National Louis University in 1986. She is the program manager of ISBE preschool expansion grants at The Center: Resources for Teaching and Learning. She is a member of the Madeleva Society Steering committee, a member of the McCormick Advisory Board, a member of the Illinois Early Learning Council committees, member of the Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Women’s Club board, a member of the Woodfield Area Charity Organization, and past member of the Parents Council at Saint Mary’s. 

Kimmi TroyKimberlyn Martin Troy ’00, of Granger, Indiana, is co-owner of TSB Fitness Studio. A wellness advocate and entrepreneur, Troy is also a fitness coordinator for DTSB, Inc.’s summer fitness program, and a fitness instructor at Saint Mary’s College and the University of Notre Dame. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English from Saint Mary’s in 2000. 

Amy ShellyAmy C. Shelly ’91 lives in Evanston, Illinois. She is the chief financial officer of The Options Clearing Corporation in Chicago. She received her bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1991. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Illinois CPA Society, Financial Executives International, Chicago Finance Exchange, CFO Leadership Council, Executive’s Club of Chicago, a mentor with American Corporate Partners, an executive sponsor of OCC’s Women’s Leadership Network, and an inaugural member of OCC’s Diversity Equity and Inclusion Council. She was a finalist of the Financial Executives International Chicago Chapter CFO of the Year, and was named a Notable Woman in Finance by Crain’s Chicago Business

Linda Schultz SalviLinda Schultz Salvi ’79, of Chicago, Illinois, earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing in 1979. A fitness enthusiast, she recently retired as an antigravity fitness instructor from the House of Flyte at the Port Royal Club Fitness Center. She is a eucharistic minister at the Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago, and a former legal aid caseworker with Catholic Charities in Chicago, as well as St. Vincent DePaul Society in Naples, Florida. She was a board member of Carmel Catholic High School in Mundelein, Illinois, from 1999-2005, and from 2008-2011.

Joe MillerJoseph A. Miller lives in Indian Head Park, Illinois, and is the CFO and treasurer of Nebraska Book Holdings, in Lincoln, Nebraska. Prior to his current position, Miller was the president of PFES, as well as president, CFO, and other roles for Follett Corporation. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Lewis University in 1986, and his master’s degree from Northern Illinois University in 1988. 

Sister EstherSister Esther Adjoa Entsiwah, CSC, is a councilor at the Sisters of the Holy Cross. She received her BSC degree from the University of Cape Coast in Ghana in 1989, and her master’s degree from the University of Notre Dame in 2004. Prior to her current role, Sister Esther was headmistress/principal of Our Lady of Holy Cross School from 2008-2019. She was the area coordinator for the Sisters of the Holy Cross in Africa from 2014-2019, and taught science at Our Lady of Holy Cross and Archbishop Porter’s Girls Secondary School. She is a board member of the Academy of the Holy Cross, a councilor of the general council at the Sisters of the Holy Cross, and a regional and national member of the NRVC. She is a former board member of Saint Brother Andre Senior High School. 

Eliana SanchezEliana Sanchez ’22, of Hammond, Indiana, is a psychology and environmental studies major, and is this year’s student Trustee. In addition to her studies, she is the Food Recovery Coordinator for the Office of the Common Good, and a student ambassador for the Center for Spirituality. She was a 2021 Embody Summer Theological Institute mentor and the president of La Fuerza, a student club that shares customs and experiences of Latinas from all backgrounds. In addition to the Board of Trustees, Sanchez is also vice president of the Student Diversity Board.


Other Trustees at Saint Mary’s are: Gretchen A. Flicker ’93 (chair), Jill Tiefenthaler ’87 (vice chair), Colleen Flynn Roohan ’85 (secretary), Michael J. Mathile (treasurer), Sister Alma Mary Anderson ’65, CSC, Ann Kearns Davoren ’98, Sister Veronica A. Fajardo, CSC, Sister Vanessa Cruz Ferreira, CSC, Donald R. Fischer, Gregoire Gallant, Sister Taposi Gomes, CSC, Sister Judith Hallock ‘65, CSC, Mary McEnery Harding ’84, Father Stephen Katsouros, SJ, Rev. Paul Kollman, CSC, Susan Olney Latham ’91, Theresa Sullivan Norton ’92, Jennifer Mathile Prikkel ’95, Michael Schmitt, Renee R. Schulz ’93, Maureen Karnatz Smith ’85, Sister Veronique Wiedower ’70, CSC, and Trustee Emeritus William J. Schmuhl, Jr.

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