Jose Cruz is a Southern California transplant who attended Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, California. He has been in Salinas, with his wife Julie, since 2002 and has been affiliated with Sacred Heart School since 2008 having two children who attended SHS from TK through 8th grades. Jose works in the real estate development and construction management field and has been actively involved with Sacred Heart's growth with the expansion of the lunch area, science lab, and pre-school.
Paula (Johnson ’68) Donahue is a graduate of Sacred Heart School and Notre Dame High School. Her grandson, Warner, attends Sacred Heart and she proudly says that she is actually a second-generation alum of SHS. Paula is a retired teacher and feels that it is time to give back to the schools that have been so prevalent in her life.
Kelly (Bengard ’94-Madonna del Sasso) Halcon has 2 sons, Nathan and Ethan, who both attended Sacred Heart School. Both are currently at Palma School and her husband, Roland, teaches at Notre Dame High School. She loves Sacred Heart and wants to continue to make it a wonderful experience for those children and families who attend. She is presently Director of Human Resources and Risk Management at Monterey Salinas Transit.
Mandy (Rodriguez ’83) Lebow attended Sacred Heart and Notre Dame High School. She has worked as the Development and Marketing Director at Sacred Heart School and more recently as the Athletic Director at Notre Dame High School. She is currently the Senior Events and Office Specialist for the Blue Zones Project Monterey County. Mandy and her husband, Dennis, are immensely proud parents of their beautiful daughter, Kaela, who is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Forensic Psychology with the goal of being an expert court witness.
Judy Meyers spent 50 years in a local credit union, retiring as CEO in 2019. She supported and promoted local schools as CEO and nurtured many students in financial planning and savings. She now shares a bond with Sacred Heart School as her grandson, Benjamin, attends school here.
Clem Richardson (’61) is a Sacred Heart graduate, and has been a School Board member since 2010. With his wife, Barbara, they have 3 children Kelly (Andre), Polly and Jack. They also have 2 grandchildren, Jenna and Maya. Clem’s main interests include coaching golf at Palma, serving as s Council member in Christians in Commerce, singing with the Flat Rock Boys family band, and all sports. He continues to be involved at Sacred Heart School knowing how important the values of the Catholic Faith are in building Family and Community.
Claudia (Pizarro ‘89) Villalobos attended Sacred Heart School, Notre Dame High School, earned a bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley and master’s degree from Harvard University. She is the Corporate Communications Manager at D’Arrigo California and has worked for the farming family company since 2008. Claudia is married to Matt and have two children, Dylan and Alessandra, who are students at Sacred Heart School. As a family they enjoy traveling, racing go-karts, playing soccer, and cooking meals together.
Logan Walter attended St. Anthony’s School in Fresno, California and since 2019 has lived in Salinas with her husband, Adam, and 1-year old daughter. She currently works for JRG Attorneys at Law as a Business Attorney and thoroughly enjoys being involved in the Salinas Community. Her family in the local area attended Sacred Heart School. Logan also has friends who attended, currently teach, or participated on the Sacred Heart School Board.
Karl Zalazowski is actively involved at Sacred Heart with his two grandchildren (Zoey, 10 and Stephen, 6). Prior to retirement, Karl, a CPA, was the President, CEO, and a member of the Board of Directors of California Coastal Rural Development Corporation, a non-profit small business lender located in Salinas, CA. Previously, Karl held senior financial management positions with various financial depository institutions in Southern California. He is currently the Treasurer and Board member of Girls’ Inc. of the Central Coast.