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Jason Adkins

Jason Adkins

Jason represents the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis on the BSM board of directors.

Jason is the executive director of the Minnesota Catholic Conference, the official public policy voice of the Catholic Church in Minnesota. In this capacity, he works with the state’s bishops to shape public policy that protects human dignity and promotes the common good. Born in Detroit, Jason grew up in Minnesota and has a bachelor’s degree in economics and theology from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, where he also earned a master’s degree in Catholic studies.

He has a law degree from the University of Minnesota. He spent time in Rome as a journalist for the Zenit news agency and later worked as a teacher and law clerk to state and federal appellate judges. Jason writes a regular column that appears in diocesan newspapers, and his work has also appeared in numerous secular publications and journals. 

Djuana J. Banks

Djuana J. Banks served on BSM’s Strategic Enrollment Committee for two years before joining the Board in 2021. She is involved in BSM’s Parent Association, parent affinity group, and is an avid supporter of BSM’s speech and mock trial teams.

A principal regulatory affairs specialist at Medtronic, Djuana graduated from Tuskegee University with a B.S. degree in Biology and has a master’s degree in Regulatory Affairs from San Diego State University.

Djuana previously served on the Board of Directors for Jack and Jill of America and is a past Minneapolis chapter President. She and her husband Shawn live in Brooklyn Park and have three children: Brandon ‘16, Breah ‘20, and Brian ‘23. They are members at Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church.

Lance Butner

Lance Butner is married to Mary, a BSM alum, Class of 1985, and a father to four BSM alumna and current students who all dance: Maddie '21, Lily '23, Casey '25, and Sadie '28.

As CEO of Consilium Wealth Group, Butner has been a financial planner since 1990. He has served on the BSM Advancement Committee since 2020 and has been an assistant coach for the BSM boys' golf team for five years. 

Lance joined the Board in 2023.

Leslie Cadle

Leslie Cadle served on BSM’s Advancement Committee for five years before she joined the Board in 2021. A parent of two Red Knights, Jonathan ‘15 and Andrew ’18, she has organized many schoolwide volunteer efforts through her service as a Parent Association board member, BSM Parent Ambassador, Treasure Hunt category leader, and booster club member. 

She is a Certified Financial Practitioner (CFP) and has been a private wealth adviser for more than 33 years. Leslie is an ‘86 graduate of the College of St. Benedict. She and her husband John are members of St. Hubert Catholic Community in Chanhassen where Leslie spent 10 years on the parish finance committee and also served as a parish trustee.


Maureen Grazzini '86

Maureen Grazzini has served on BSM’s Board since 2018. She earned her degree from the University of St. Thomas and is an instructor at Foss Swim School. She and her husband Greg have two children: Claire '18 and Adam '15.

Maureen previously served as Chair of the BSM Parent Association and currently chairs the Board's nominating committee.



Kristen Hansberry

Kristen Hansberry is a family practice physician who is currently a medical director for Anthem, Inc.

Kristen also serves as a volunteer physician at Mary's Place and has served on the BSM Parent Association in many different roles. She and her husband Mark have four children: Sarah '18, Matthew '19, Charlie '21, and Christopher '25.

Kristen joined the Board in 2022. 


Danielle Hermanny '03

Danielle Hermanny is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and institution’s law school. Prior to being appointed president of BSM in May 2023, Danielle worked at the University of Portland and the University of St. Thomas in a variety of roles.

Outside of BSM, Hermanny enjoys spending time with her husband Alex and their three children, Ellie (9), Thomas (7), and Madeleine (4).

While a student at BSM, Danielle was active in a variety of co-curriculars including the Red Knight Volunteer Corps (RKVC) and has spent time teaching kindergarten as part of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Montana. She also serves on the board of the Lasallian Educational and Research Initiatives, an organization that encourages service work by young people.

Shane Huether

Shane Huether is a Chartered Financial Analyst with CarVal Investors. He holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.

He and his wife Kristine are the parents of BSM alum Elizabeth ’15 and Elliot ’23.

Shane joined the Board in 2019.



Casie Jackson, Parent Association President

Casie Jackson has been part of the BSM community since 2019 and has been a part of the Parent Association since 2020 in Communications and Executive roles. She holds a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Minnesota.

For the past 16 years she has worked in Early Education. She and her husband Mike have four children, Ava '25 and Marin '29, Holden and Tate who are currently students at Good Shepherd Catholic School.

As president of the BSM Parent Association, Casie will serve on the BSM board of directors during the 2023-2024 school year.

Brother Michael Kadow, FSC

Brother Michael Kadow, FSC is a graduate of St. Mary’s University, Winona, MN and Loyola University of Chicago. He has been a De La Salle Christian Brother for over forty years, having served in middle and high schools in Wisconsin, North Dakota, and Illinois as a teacher and administrator. In particular, Br Michael served as executive director for the John XXIII Educational Center in Wisconsin and in leadership roles for the Midwest District of De La Salle Christian Brothers.

Br Michael has served on the BSM board of directors since 2023.


Pat Kocourek

Patrick Kocourek '85, Treasurer

Patrick Kocourek, CPA (inactive), is the Treasurer of the Board and has served on the Board since 2021. He graduated from Providence College and is the CFO at Zeman Construction where he has worked for over 20 years.

He and his wife Teri have five children: Matthew ‘18, Anna ’20, Meggan ‘22, Erinn ‘24, and Gretta ‘28. The Kocourek family are members at St. Hubert’s in Chanhassen, where Pat currently chairs the Finance Committee.  He also serves on the Board of the St. Paul Seminary.

Martha Long

Martha Long has been active in the BSM community since 2016, serving in a variety of roles with the BSM Parent Association, most recently as treasurer, and chairing PA events to support the school. Long has also been very active with the BSM girls’ and boys’ swim teams as Ryan ’22 and Elizabeth ’24 have swam competitively for BSM. Long and her husband Bill have two older daughters, Allison and Naomi who graduated from Wayzata High School.

Martha has served on the BSM board of directors since 2023.



Sean Lumpkin '88

Sean Lumpkin was a member of BSM’s Strategic Enrollment Committee for five years before he joined the Board in 2021.

He graduated from the University of Minnesota and is an Executive Account Specialist - Anti-Infectives at AbbVie.

He and his wife Tracy have four children: Sanjay ‘12, Sierre ‘23, Xavier ’24, and Nathan.




Phong Luong, Secretary

Phong Luong recently retired as an attorney after practicing for over 27 years. His civil litigation practice encompassed a broad range of clients, from advising corporations and educational institutions to injured workers.

He and his wife Jacke’ are the parents of BSM graduates Sarah '20 and Anna '17. Phong also coached the Red Knight varsity volleyball team for eight years. He has served on the boards of SuperHero Kids Foundation, St. John the Baptist School, Bridges to Learning, and Ability Building Community. He joined BSM's Board in 2022.




Tom Lynch '85, Chair

Tom Lynch is general counsel and chief compliance officer for BillionToOne. He holds a juris doctorate degree from Boston College Law School, a master’s degree in teaching from the University of St. Thomas, and a bachelor’s degree in history from Stanford University. Tom and his wife Anastasia ’85 have four children: Sean ‘17, Frankie ’20, T.J. ’22, and Amelia '25.

Tom has served on the Board since 2018 and is chair of the Board's strategic planning committee.



Nadia Martyn '05

Nadia Martyn is the VP, General Counsel and Privacy Officer, Insurance Division for Delta Dental of Minnesota.

Nadia holds a B.A. in History from Boston College and a juris doctorate from the University of Minnesota Law School.

Nadia and her husband Joe ’05 are the parents of two future Red Knights, and are members of Our Lady of Grace parish in Edina.

Nadia has served on the Board since 2018 and is currently co-chair of the Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Committee.

Armando Mojica '86

Armando Mojica has remained active in life at BSM in a variety of ways, serving on the Strategic Planning Committee since 2021 and attending every BSM theater production since his children participated in productions while students. He and his wife Ria are parents of Luis ’19, Nadya ’20, and Bianca ’23.

Armando currently serves as Chief Operating Officer at EETech, a media, digital presence, and data-focused company. He and Ria also co-own Engineering for Kids Minneapolis, an organization providing STEM-based activities, camps, and programs.

Armando has served on the BSM board of directors since 2023.


Laura Portz, Past Chair

Laura Portz has an MBA from the Carlson School of Management and has more than 20 years of experience leading Compensation and Global Mobility in large multinational organizations including General Mills and Carlson Companies.

Laura and her husband Tom have two children, Nick ‘20 and Sarah ‘22.

Laura is the past Chair of the Board and has served on the Board since 2018.

Miquel Purvis McMoore '89

Miquel Purvis McMoore is an active member of the BSM community as a parent and member of the BSM Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Committee.

She has spent most of her career leading kpCompanies, a national executive search, and interim professional services firm. Outside of her involvement at BSM, she serves on the board of directors at Summit Academy OIC, Mpls Regional Chamber, and the Greater Twin Cities United Way. Additionally, she is a member of the U of M's, Carlson School of Business women's advisory board.

Miquel has served on the BSM board of directors since 2023.


Mark Sanderson

Mark Sanderson is the managing program director at Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies, leading strategy and planning for the organization’s Environment and Disaster Relief & Recovery, Arts & Cultures and Legacy domains.

Mark and his wife Katy are the parents of Christian ’18 and Mia ’21.

Mark joined the Board in 2020 and chairs the Advancement Committee.



Charles Scott

Charles Scott is region sales director at Agiliti Health, LTD. He holds a degree from Tennessee State University. Charles and his wife Phillippa are the parents of two daughters; their youngest daughter is a BSM graduate, Shelby ’22.

He has served on the Board since 2019. Charles serves as the co-chair of the Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Committee. 



Sister Cathy Steffens, CSJ '62

Sister Cathy Steffens is a 1962 graduate of St. Margaret’s Academy and a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph community in St. Paul. Sr. Cathy previously taught in Catholic elementary schools in Minnesota and North Dakota and was assistant principal at Carondelet Catholic School in Minneapolis. She served for many years as co-director of campus ministry at St. Catherine University and was most recently on the province leadership team of the Sisters of St. Joseph. 

Sr. Cathy has represented the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet on the BSM Board since 2023.

John Theisen '06

John Theisen is a director at CHS, Inc. and holds a B.A. in Accounting from the University of St. Thomas (MN). He and his wife Emily live in Chanhassen, MN with their daughters, Audrey, Rose and Lucy.

John chairs the Strategic Enrollment Committee and has served on the Board since 2018.