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 2018-2019 Mount St. Mary Board of Trustees:

Paige Williams Shepherd: 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.

Dan Carsey: Vice President of The Board

Mr. Carsey has practiced law for over ten years and is a shareholder at the law firm of Hall, Estill, Hardwick, Gable, Golden & Nelson, P.C. Prior to private practice, Mr. Carsey served as a federal judicial clerk for the Honorable Earl S. Hines, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. His practice focuses on representing businesses in and throughout Oklahoma and Texas.

Mr. Carsey received his Juris Doctor at the University of Tulsa College of Law, in 2005 and his Bachelor of Arts Degree at Newman University in 2002.

Mr. Carsey and his wife of 12 years, Jennifer, have three (3) children, Pierce (5), Logan (2) and Blair (new born), and reside in Oklahoma City. The Carsey family is actively involved in the parish of Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, and Pierce attends Rosary Catholic School. Mr. Carsey was an assistant coach for the Girls Basketball Program at MSM from 2013 – 2015. Mr. Carsey and his family have been and continue to be proud supporters of MSM and its community.

Talita DeNegri:

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)
  • Oklahoma City Community Foundation (2017 - 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.

David Lloyd:

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:

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:

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.

Vi Le:

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.

Jerry Peace:

Jerry Peace is the Vice President, Integrated Planning & Development for Oklahoma City based Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company, a regulated electric utility wholly owned by OGE Energy Corp.

In his role, he provides leadership for OG&E’s determination of electric generation, transmission, and distribution needs as well as the acquisition and management of all generation fuels requirements. Additionally, Peace oversees OG&E’s interactions with all Regional Transmission Organizations, including the Southwest Power Pool.

Peace was appointed to this position in 2015. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Peace served as OG&E’s Chief Generation Planning and Procurement Officer in 2014 and as OGE Energy Corp’s Chief Risk Officer from 2002 through 2013. He joined the company in 1994 and held various leadership positions prior to being named Chief Risk Officer.

Mr. Peace currently serves on the Board of Directors of the YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City. He has also been actively involved with various leadership and fund raising efforts at Mount St. Mary’s High School in addition to multiple youth sports and recreation activities throughout the city.

Peace, a life-long Oklahoman, completed his undergraduate degree at Oklahoma Baptist University (’85) and received his J.D. from Oklahoma City University’s College of Law (’90). Mr. Peace is also a CPA and a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association.

He and his wife Shelley reside in Oklahoma City. They have two sons, Jake (MSM ’11) and Matt (MSM ’15).

Kyle Muzny:

Mr. Muzny is the General Sales Manager for Tyler Media. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology/Biomedical Sciences. In 2007 Mr. Muzny received his M.S. degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Oklahoma.

Mr. Muzny graduated from MSM in 2001. He is married to Holly Muzny. They have two children, Beckett (5) and Kate (3). He attends St. Mark the Evangelist Church in Norman and has been a confirmation catechist for five years.

Father Rex Arnold:

Father Rex Arnold is the pastor of St. John Nepomuk Catholic Church in Yukon. Father Arnold attended the University of Central Oklahoma, Conception Seminary, and Notre Dame Seminary New Orleans.

Father Arnold serves on the Facilities Planning Commission for the new Stanley Rother Shrine. Additionally he works with Compassionate Hands - Yukon, the Ministerial Alliance - Yukon, and the MSM Board of Trustees. He is also a member of the Knights of Holy sepulchre of Jerusalem.

Teresa Moisant:

Teresa Moisant if the founder and owner of Moisant Promotional Products. She is a 1967 graduate of The Mount and attended the University of Oklahoma.

Mrs. Moisant serves on the board for Leadership Oklahoma City and is the chair elect of the Alumni Board. Previously she has served on the Board of Regents for Oklahoma City Community College as chair of the board. Additionally, she has served on the board for the Oklahoma City Public Schools Foundation and the Promotional Products Foundation.

She belongs to a number of civic and professional organizations including Leadership OKC, South Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, and the Promotional Products Association International.

Mrs. Moisant met her late husband, Bill Moisant at MSM. Bill was also a 1967 MSM graduate. She has two daughters, Christi Moisant a 1988 MSM graduate and Shelly Moisant Rainwater a 1989 MSM grad. Her two grandsons are future MSM grads - Hudson class of 2022 and Fletcher class of 2024!

David Johnson:

David Johnson is the Chief Financial Officer for the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City.

He currently serves on a number of boards and commissions including: Catholic Charities Finance Committee, Villanova Apartments, Saint Ann's Home, Saint Ann Retirement Center, Saint Katherine Retirement Center, Resurrection Cemetery, and the National Shrine of the Infant Jesus of Prague.

Mr. Johnson graduated from Oklahoma State University.

Tim O'Connor:

Tim O'Connor retired in 2013 from his position as the Executive Director of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese Oklahoma City.

Mr. O'Connor currently serves on the Development and Governance Committees for the Center of Family Love. Additionally he serves on the Ministry for Persons with Disabilities Committee for the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City and on the Oklahoma Board of Psychologist Examiners. He is an Alumnus - Class III of Leadership, Oklahoma City.

Mr. O'Connor graduated from Regis College with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1969. In 1972 he received his Master of Science degree from New Mexico Highlands University.

Tim and his wife Peggy live in Oklahoma City. They have three children who graduated from The Mount - Michael '96, Molly '95, and Daniel '93.

Sister Rose Marie Tresp, RSM:

James Biscone:

James Biscone is a 2009 graduate of Mount St. Mary Catholic High School and a 2015 graduate of The Oklahoma City University School of Law where he graduated Cum Laude. He is currently a lawyer at Johnson & Biscone in Oklahoma City.

James has served as a basketball coach for Rosary school and the MSM freshmen basketball team. Other areas of service include United Way, Oklahoma Bar Association Young Bar Lawyer Division, and Family Builders.

James has been selected for Oklahoma City University's 30 Under 30 Award, Oklahoma NextGen Under 30 Award and National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys Top 10 under 40 Attorney Award for the State of Oklahoma in 2016 and 2017.

James is married to Stephanie Biscone.

"Mount St. Mary Catholic High School holds a very near and dear place in my heart. The importance of a Catholic education and how well Mount St. Mary incorporates the same into their every day Rocket experience is something that cannot be fully explained unless it is experienced firsthand. Being appointed to the Mount St. Mary Board of Trustees and having the opportunity to serve in a role in an effort to continue that for students and families in the years to come is an honor and a privilege."

Maria Ruiz Scaperlanda:

Maria Ruiz Scaperlanda is a graduate of the University of Texas with a Masters in English Literature. She currently serves on boards at the Catholic Foundation of Oklahoma and conception Seminary.

As an author, journalist, blogger and retreat facilitator Maria is involved in the American Society of Journalists and Authors, Catholic Press Assocation, and Day by Day with Maria, her personal blog.

Maria's main focuses for Mount St. Mary are Catholic identity, Catholic vision and spirituality.

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Mount St. Mary Catholic High School
2801 S Shartel Ave Oklahoma City, OK 73109
(405) 631-8865
A Catholic Mercy School in Oklahoma City serving Grades 9-12
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