Mullen Board of Trustees
The primary role of the Board of Trustees is to articulate the direction of Mullen High School and define the policies within which the organization will operate. The San Francisco New Orleans District of the Brothers of the Christian Schools entrusts the Board with the responsibility for ensuring that Mullen remains vitally and effectively Lasallian. The Board operates on a “macro level" and establishes broad policies. The board delegates the task of carrying out its policies to the president, who is the chief executive officer of Mullen.
Joseph O'Dea, Chair, Class of 1980
Joe is a graduate of Mullen class of 1980. He attended Colorado State University where he majored in Construction Management. In 1986 he co-founded Concrete Express, Inc. with his brother Dan (1982) and currently serves as CEO. Their firm was recently recognized as 2011 Contractor of the Year by the Colorado Contractors Association, representing the best in Heavy Highway Contractors throughout the state of Colorado. He and his wife Celeste have one daughter Tayler, Class of 2009, and many nieces and nephews in the Mullen community.
David Fatovic, Vice Chair, Class of 1995
David Fatovic was invited to join the Board of Directors in July 2012. David graduated from Texas Christian University in 1999 with a BS in Economics. While at TCU, David played football for the Horned Frogs and was able to earn the WAC Scholar Athlete Award. Currently David works at CenturyLink as a Select Account Executive, and has served in the telecom industry for over 13 years. He graduated from Mullen in 1995, along with his wife Lisa (Whitehurst) Fatovic, Class of 1995. Both have been actively involved in the Alumni Council planning alumni events. David and Lisa live in the Denver area along with their young family.
Brother Ronald Roggenback, The De la Salle Institute
Brother Ronald Roggenback, FSC received a call to become a Brother of the Christian Schools at the age of 13. The following year he entered the Juniorate at Mont La Salle in California. In 2009, he retired after celebrating his 50th anniversary as a Brother on August 14th. During these 50+ years, Brother Ron has studied and worked around the country and throughout the world acquiring many advanced degrees. He has held numerous leadership positions at a variety of institutions including in 1989 when he was named the Director of Education for the District of San Francisco. With his staff, the Lasallianization of the District schools began, including the establishment of separate incorporation of each institution, the President/Principal model, establishment of Boards of Trustees (on which he sat as DLSI representative) and holding administrators and institutions accountable for their Global Ends Policy, curriculum, religious and Lasallian commitments, development of students and faculty and educational and administrative responsibilities.
Craig Bowman, Class of 1965
Craig joined the Board of Trustees in December 2010. Craig is one of the last orphans to graduate from Mullen High School when it was still considered an orphanage back in 1965. After graduating from Metropolitan State College in 1970, Craig served in the United States Army for two years, and then earned a Master of Arts degree in English from the University of Denver in 1978. He taught school for 31 years in the Denver metro-area public schools (Cherry Creek, Denver and Jefferson County). Craig currently lives in Aurora, Colorado.
Linda, retired Mullen principal, holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in history from the University of Denver. She is also a graduate of DU's educational leadership program as well as the Lasallian Leadership Institute. She has experienced Mullen from a number of different perspectives serving initially as a member of the the social studies department and then academic assistant principal before becoming principal. Additionally, she and her husband Tim have three daughters, two of whom are Mullen graduates: Sara, class of 1993, and Kathleen, class of 1995.
Walt Coughlin, Class of 1980
Walt is a 1980 Mullen graduate. Walt graduated from Stanford University in 1984 with a degree in Economics and from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern in 1986. Walt worked for Salomon Brothers in New York and Los Angeles for four years and joined his family’s investment banking firm, Coughlin & Co., in 1990 where he works with Catholic and non-profit groups throughout the US who need debt financing for their new capital or refinancing needs. He and his wife Ellyn have two college age daughters.
Kathy Flick joined the Board of Trustees in June, 2013. She and her husband, Tom, are parents of four Mullen graduates: Sara, Michael, Katie, and Matthew. Since having her children, Kathy has been involved in volunteer work in Catholic grade schools and Mullen. The Mullen High School committees include: Mardi Gras, After Prom, Hospitality, Cross County, Track, and Parents’ Club, Open House, and Mustang Sallies. Kathy was honored as a representative of Parents’ Club as a Captain of the 2005 Mardi Gras. After her last child graduated from Mullen, Kathy has been a member of the Fundraising Committee at The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in downtown Denver. She has helped raise money to complete the renovations of our Mother Church, co-chairing the Silent Auction and Dinner gala events, culminating in the recent 100th Anniversary celebration.
John Fox joined the Board of Trustees in June, 2015. John graduated from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelors and a J.D.. He has volunteered with the Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board of the New Mexico Supreme Court. He also served as a board member at St. Michael’s College and as Board Chair for De La Salle High School in New Orleans, LA. His professional experience includes Law Clerk to Justice William R. Federici, New Mexico Supreme Court, a private law practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and currently runs his own law firm, Fox Law Firm. His passions are for education of young people and economic preservation and development of northern New Mexico.
Chris Manley received his Masters in Professional Accounting and Bachelor’s from the University of Texas in Austin. Upon graduating, Chris received the highest score in the State of Colorado’s May 1993 CPA exam, and his score ranked within the top 100 in the nation. Prior to joining Stonebridge, Chris spent fifteen years at The Pauls Corporation, a real estate investor developer across multiple asset classes. Chris was President of the real estate services company and Chief Financial Officer/Chief Accounting Officer for the entire organization. Prior to joining Pauls, Chris was a Vice President for ProLogis (NYSE: PLD), an industrial REIT, where he was responsible for the acquisition, development, and management of a 10.0msf industrial portfolio in Tennessee and a 5.0msf industrial portfolio in Florida. Chris Manley grew up in Denver, Colorado. He and his wife have two children. Chris is currently serving as a director of the Western Golf Association.
Michael McDermott, Class of 1988
Michael McDermott is a graduate of the Mullen Class of 1988. Michael attend Colorado State University and graduated in 1992 with a Bachelor’s of Science . He currently is a Partner at GuidewireSI, a leading Oracle consulting firm that specializes in the Oil, Gas, Mining and Agribusiness Industries. Michael's focus is on guiding software companies with go-to-market, innovation and growth strategies. He currently serves on the Quest International User Group’s Oil, Gas and Chemical Special Interest Group Board. Michael brings more than 20 years of global executive leadership in enterprise business software product management, sales, marketing, and management experience. He enjoys cycling, skiing and running in the great outdoors of Colorado with his wife, daughter and friends. Outside of the active Colorado lifestyle, you’ll find him spending quality time with family and friends enjoying great wine and food or being active in his church and Good Shepherd Catholic School.
Flossie O'Leary joined the Board of Trustees in February 2015. Flossie received her Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership from Regis University and a Bachelor's in Communications from Rutgers University. She currently serves as the Deputy Director at Clinica Tepeyac, a mission-driven clinic that provides quality medical care to the underserved. Flossie has extensive experience in education non-profits and also serves as an affiliate faculty member in the Master of Nonprofit Management at Regis University.
Ryan Ross, Ph.D., Class of 1998
Dr. Ross currently serves as the Dean of Student Development and Retention at the Community College of Denver. Dr. Ross was named Denver’s role model for inclusiveness by the Urban Spectrum and received the Mayor’s Diversity Award in 2013. In March, 2016, Dr. Ross was honored as the 9NEWS Leader of the Year. Dr. Ross’ higher education highlights include serving as regional president of ASPIRE, a professional organization committed to education access, equity, and inclusion for all students, chairing the Hispanic Serving Institutions Initiative Committee, chair and curriculum designer for the Chamber Connect Leadership program, and teaching first generation programming for incoming students. In the community, Dr. Ross led the creation of the Guide Right and Kappa League Leadership development program. Dr. Ross earned his Bachelor of Art from Nebraska Wesleyan University, his Masters from Colorado State University, and his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado Denver.
Sheila Sevier joined the Mullen High School Board of Trustees in July 2010. Mrs. Sevier is the great-granddaughter of the school’s founder, J.K. Mullen, and a trustee for the J.K. Mullen Foundation. She graduated from Westover School in Middlebury, Connecticut and also attended Mills College. Mrs. Sevier has been involved as a family-owned proprietor with Active Insurance Agency for the past 50 years. Sheila also brings a wealth of trustee experience to J.K. Mullen as she has previously served with other private school Boards in the Denver metro area and the Westover School. As an active volunteer, Mrs. Sevier has been an officer of the Three Lakes Watershed Association, The Grand Lake, Granby Reservoir and Shadow Mountain Reservoir associations, and Little Sister of the Poor – Mullen Home.