Board of Trustees
The Mount St. Mary Catholic High School Board of Trustees is the governing board of the school. They work closely with the school's co-sponsors: the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City and the Sisters of Mercy. Furthermore, they assist MSM President/Principal Talita DeNegri by supervising school operations and guiding the accountability of the school's leadership.
Board of Trustee members are recommended and then nominated by the executive committee of the board. After nomination, they must be approved by the co-sponsors before appointment to the board. Members serve three-year terms and cannot serve more than two consecutive three-year terms.
Board meetings are held bi-monthly throughout the school year. All members serve on task forces that give reports and recommendations at each board meeting. Task forces include: Executive Committee, Building and Grounds Committee, Finance Committee, Strategic Planning Committee, and the Advancement Committee. Task forces may include constituents that are not members of the Board of Trustees.
Membership on the MSM Board of Trustees is considered the highest level of volunteerism one can serve at Mount St. Mary.
The following individuals comprise the 2015-2016 Mount St. Mary Board of Trustees:
Jerry Wagner: President of The Board
Mr. Wagner is the Audience Sponsorship Manager for the Oklahoman Media Company. He graduated from Central State University (now the University of Central Oklahoma) in 1982 with a B.A. in Business.
Mr. Wagner serves on the board of Keep Oklahoma Beautiful. He and his wife served as President of the MSM Booster Club for 2 years. Mr. Wagner also coached the Catholic Order of Foresters Rocket Baseball team for two years.
He is married to Kim Wagner and they have two sons who are both MSM graduates; Jeremy class of 2012 and Justin class of 2012.
Paige Williams Shepherd: Vice President of The Board
Paige Williams Shepherd joined the Chickasaw Nation in October 2008 as the director of tourism for the Department of Commerce. Paige’s primary responsibility include the planning, development, management and operation of tourism as a means of economic development for the Chickasaw Nation. Under the tourism umbrella, Paige oversees Chickasaw Country, the travel and tourism destination representing over 7,600 square miles of culture, nature, recreation and entertainment located in south-central Oklahoma as well as the parent tourism brand Adventure Road, representing 130 miles along I-35 from WinStar World Casino and Resort to Oklahoma City.
Currently Paige serves as a board member for the US Travel Association, Allied Arts, deadCENTER, Mount St Mary Catholic High School, Edward L. Gaylord YMCA and Visit Norman among other civic and community boards. Paige has been recognized by ION OK for 30/30 NextGen, Journal Records Achievers Under 40 and most recently by OKC Friday as Next Generation Most Powerful Oklahoman.
Prior to joining the Chickasaw Nation, Mrs. Shepherd, an Oklahoma native, lived and worked in Washington, DC. Paige Williams Shepherd holds a Masters of Tourism degree from The George Washington University in Sustainable Destination Management, with a Bachelor of Arts in Hotel Restaurant Administration from Oklahoma State University.
An avid traveler, Paige seeks to travel to a new country ever year to experience and understand other cultures thus deepening her passion to return to Oklahoma and make a difference.
Mrs. DeNegri is the President/Principal of Mount St. Mary and is a 1980 MSM graduate.
In 1984 Mrs. DeNegri received a degree in English and a teaching certificate from the University of Oklahoma. She received her master's degree in administration from OU in 2003.
Mrs. DeNegri began her teaching career at The Mount in 1984. In 1996 she moved into the Oklahoma City Public Schools system, returning to Mount St. Mary in 2003 as Vice-Principal. She began her current position as President/Principal of MSM in 2004.
Mrs. DeNegri was the 2000-2001 State of Oklahoma Teacher of the Year. She was also inducted into the University of Oklahoma College of Education Hall of Fame Inaugural Class in 2002.
Mrs. DeNegri serves on the following Boards & Commissions:
- Mercy Secondary Educators Association (2011 - current)
- Youth Leaderships Exchange Board of Trustees (2012 - current)
- College Board Educational Committee (1999 - 2003)
- OKC National Memorial & Museum Educational Committee (1998 - 2010)
She is also a member of:
- Association of Supervision, Curriculum, & Development
- Mercy Seconday Educators Association
- South OKC Chamber of Commerce
She is married to Robert DeNegri, class of 1980 and has 2 daughters Mekele, class of 2005 and Elle class of 2008.
Sister Judith Marie Keith, RSM:
Sister Judith Marie Keith, RSM, is a graduate of Mount St. Mary Academy in Little Rock, Arkansas. She has a B.S.N. from St. Louis University and a M.B.A. from Xavier University in Cincinnati.
From 1970 - 1997, Sister Judith Marie served as the President/CEO of St. Edward Mercy Health Network in Arkansas. From 1997 - 2010 she served at the Executive Director for the Trinity Educational Trust which was in charge of development and strategic planning for Trinity Catholic Junior High School in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She is currently working in the R.S.M. Community Outreach program. Sister Judith Marie serves the community in a variety of positions including: Member, City of Fort Smith Civil Service Commission; Chairman, 2011-2012 United Way Annual Campaign for Fort Smith; President, Project Compassion (volunteer outreach to 34 Fort Smith area nursing homes); Member, St. Edward Mercy Health Network - Regional Board of Trustees; Member, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Parish Council; Member, Sisters of Mercy (Institute) Mercy Association Leadership Network; Member, Sisters of Mercy - Mercy Association Advisory Committee (South Central); and Member, Subiaco Developmental Study Advisory Committee.
Sister Judith Marie has served as the President of the Arkansas Hospital Association. She was named as one of the "Top 10 Most Influential Persons in Fort Smith." Other awards include: "Top 100 Women in Arkansas Award," "Arkansas Professional Woman of Distinction Award," Mount Magazine Girl Scout Council's "Woman of Distinction Award," and the 2010 "Jack White Community Leadership Award."
Father Robert Wood:
Father Wood is the pastor of Saint Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church in Norman, Oklahoma. Prior to his appointment at Saint Mark's in June of 2013, he has served as associate pastor of Our Lady's Cathedral, then as pastor of St. Patrick in Walters, St. Joseph in Ada, St. Philip Neri in Midwest City, Holy Family in Lawton, St. James The Greater Catholic Church in
Father Wood's hometown is Kingfisher, Oklahoma. After high school, he attended St. Gregory's in Shawnee. He finished undergraduate studies at Conception Seminary College and completed his seminary formation at St. Meinrad Seminary in 1985. He was ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop Salatka in 1987.
For almost 20 years, Father Wood has served as the Archdiocesan Master of Ceremonies. He is currently the Moderator for the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women and is a member of the Archdiocesan Building Committee.
Mrs. Kloiber has been a resident of the southside of Oklahoma City since 1964. After teaching for 20 years, she has become a business woman as the owner of Kay's Gift Store Boutique located in the south part of Oklahoma City.
Mrs. Kloiber attended schools in the area and graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with both a Bachelor's degree and Master's degree in Education. She also holds six teaching certifications in various disciplines.
Mrs. Kloiber are her husband, Michael, are members of St. James the Greater Catholic Churcn. They are very active volunteers in the community.
Sr. Rose Marie Tresp, RSM:
David M. Lloyd is the Managing Director of the HGL Construction located in Midwest City, Oklahoma. He is a member of the Associated General Contractors (AGC), Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) and a board member of the MidAmerica Government Industry Coalition (MAGIC).
Mr. Lloyd is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma and has been in several civic groups such as Rotary. In 2008 he was named in Oklahoma Magazines “40 under 40" as one of the outstanding young professionals. He is also a member of the Crossing Community Church.
Mr. Lloyd is married to Tracy Lloyd and have four children, Kameron class of 2014; David, Jr., class of 2015; Lyric and Braeden Lloyd.
Jason Miller and his wife Cindy of 23 years live in Oklahoma City. They have two children Alex, a current senior at the University of Michigan, and Elle age 4 in PreK at Rosary School.
Jason is one of five family members that currently own and operate McCorkle Truck Line, Inc. Daily responsibilities primarily focus on finances and oversight for compliance on multiple federal regulations specific to the trucking industry. In addition to industry involvement such as the chairman of Underwriting Committees for National Interstate Insurance Company, a captive insurance group, Jason also served for four years on the Rosary School Advisory Council, and one year on the St. Francis Building Committee.
It has remained a priority to give back to the faith and school communities that became a critical part of Jason’s life. He currently serves as Eucharistic Minister for St. Francis parish. Jason and Cindy are state approved foster parents in both Oklahoma and Texas.
It is an honor to join the Mount St. Mary’s board. This is an opportunity to serve the school and community that provides an outstanding high school experience. Jason believes that there is something truly special about The Mount and hopes to be a part of continuing that tradition.
Janis Mollman is a 1978 graduate of Mount St. Mary Catholic High School and currently serves as a member of the Campus Ministry Team (2002-Present). Mrs. Mollman has worked in high school youth ministry for the past 18 years and served four of those years as Director of Youth Ministry at St. James the Greater Catholic Church. At present, Mrs. Mollman is a Confirmation Catechist at St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church in Norman, OK and serves as a volunteer in Youth Ministry.
Janis earned an Associate’s Degree from the College of Business at Oklahoma State University. She was employed at Delhi Gas Pipeline and at Devon Energy Corporation. She has been a volunteer and supporter for Birth Choice of Oklahoma for 32 years and serves on their “Life of the Party” Auction Committee. Mrs. Mollman was integral to the planning and implementation of the first “Magic at the Mount” in 1998 and has helped with the event ever since.
She served a 3-year term as a member of the St. James Catholic School Advisory Board, and served 7 years as President of the Parent Teacher Organization of Mount St. Mary Catholic High School (1997-2004). Janis is married to Matthew Mollman, MSM Class of 1978. They have four children who are all graduates of The Mount: Kathryn Class of 2000, Kristen Class of 2004, David Class of 2010 and Jacob Class of 2013. Matt & Janis are looking forward to their grandchildren attending MSM as the 4th generation of Rockets in the Mollman family.
Mike de la Garza:
Vi Le is the Regional Vice-President/General Counsel for the Mercy Health Oklahoma Communities. As General Counsel, she is responsible for the legal and regulatory landscape of Mercy in Oklahoma. Before joining Mercy, she started her nearly twenty years in law supporting a Multi-Specialty Physician Group and health plan as Legal Counsel and Compliance Officer, practiced labor and employment law at Lucent Technologies and began her law career at the Administrative Offices of the Oklahoma Supreme Court.
Ms. Le received her law degree at the University of Oklahoma College of Law and her undergraduate degree at Oklahoma State. Born in Saigon, Vietnam, she immigrated to the United States as a toddler.
Ms. Le serves as a board member of Catholic Charities and is active in many civic organizations such as Leadership Oklahoma City. As an attorney, she is active in the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Inn of Court and has been named Outstanding Associate by the Inn. She also volunteers with the Junior League of Oklahoma City and has previously been active with the Downtown Club 29 Rotary. Vi was named a Journal Record 40 under 40 Achiever.