THE Consultative Board
Mary Hatcher-Skeers is a Professor of Chemistry and the Sydney J. Weinberg, Jr. Chair of Natural Sciences at the Keck Science Department of Claremont McKenna, Pitzer and Scripps College. Mary particularly enjoys teaching introductory chemistry and has developed a smaller section of General Chemistry for students who want extra help in problem solving. Mary is passionate about improving retention and success for all students in the first semester of chemistry, a traditional curricular roadblock for under-represented students. Mary has a demonstrated commitment to increasing representation of groups currently underrepresented in STEM fields. In addition to curricular developments, Mary has been a part of the Scripps College Academy and is the faculty liaison for the First Generation @Scripps program. Mary Is a proud Pacer, Class of 1984 and proud Pacer mom to Elana (Class of 2019, now at the University of Washington in Seattle), Amelia (Class of 2022), and future Pacer, Katherine (Class of 2024)
Tom Carr joined Gould Asset Management in 2002. His primary responsibilities include portfolio management, investor reporting, and relationship management with clients and financial advisors. As a portfolio manager, Tom plays a lead role in the fixed income area, and has been instrumental in establishing and maintaining Gould’s high level of client service. Prior to joining Gould Asset Management, he was a senior investment specialist with Charles Schwab & Co., where he provided financial planning and investment advice for nine years. Tom has a BA in Management Science from the University of California at San Diego, and holds both the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) and Accredited Estate Planner certifications. He also sits on the board of directors of the Estate Planning Council of Pomona Valley, and is a former president of the Council. Tom is an avid sports fan, and enjoys cycling, running and golf.
Mrs. Arteaga is one of three Cook sisters who were fortunate to have attended and graduated from Pomona Catholic. Jennifer ('90) is a Math teacher at Marlborough School for Girls in Los Angeles and Kristen ('96) is a homemaker and mommy to Nathan & Emerson. Mrs. Arteaga is a member of the California Association for School Counselors and American School Counselors Association.
Karen has proven experience in the areas of organizational change management, strategic planning, portfolio planning and management of technology products &services, program/project management, and vendor/contract management. Successful in building and managing business relationships with senior officers, high profile executives and all levels of management while creating value and trust. Strong leadership and organizational skills, with demonstrated success in organizational management and effective team building.
Aaron is the proud husband of PC Alum and fellow board member Mary Hatcher-Skeers, and the proud father of recent PC Graduate Elana, current PC student Amelia, and future PC Student Katherine.
Aaron is from Bellingham, Washington, attended the University of Washington, and graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Aaron is a licensed professional Civil Engineer and Land Surveyor. As founder and president of Encompass Associates, Inc., Aaron has been involved in land development and construction for 20 years. During that time, Aaron has been instrumental in the success of hundreds of construction projects, learning and mastering all aspects of the land development process, varying from school site construction and improvements, single-family residential subdivisions and commercial site developments and redevelopments, with projects stretching from Victorville to Miramar, and from Long Beach to Coachella. In addition, because of his extensive knowledge of the technical calculations required of land development projects, Aaron is able to assist other consultants and local agencies with some of the more rigorous and complicated tasks required for projects under their care.
Aaron has volunteered his professional services for projects at St. Joseph School in Upland and Veronica’s Home in San Bernardino, and is looking forward to doing so as Pomona Catholic looks to improve campus and add exciting new facilities. Aaron has also shared his very amateurish abilities coaching basketball and long/triple jump at St. Josephs in Upland, and has served on the Measure L Citizen’s Oversight Committee at Chaffey College for over six years.
Sister Julianna Francis Marie Vagnozzi is a product of southern California schools. She enjoyed graduate studies in liturgy and music at Mount St. Mary University, received a Bachelor of Arts degree and a teaching credential at Cal Poly Pomona, and currently joyfully ministers at her alma mater Pomona Catholic School in the Development Office and as school liturgist. Sister Julianna has been a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Felix of Cantalice, also known as the Felician Sisters, for over forty-one years. She has enjoyed many careers, including teacher, Director of Liturgy, children’s choir director, caregiver, presenter, and more. In addition to her ministry at Pomona Catholic, Sister Julianna currently serves as the California Coordinator of the Felician Associates.