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Marian Middle School Names St. Louis Physician and Entrepreneur Mary Jo Gorman As Chairman Of BOD
Gorman to Lead Community Volunteers Providing Oversight and Guidance to School in Fulfilling its Mission of “Educating Girls for Life.”
“Mary Jo will be a tremendous asset for our school and its volunteer board in the coming year,” Maureen A. Herrmann, president of Marian Middle School said. “Her track record as a leader, both in medicine and business, will provide invaluable expertise, experience and insights to our school – allowing it to continue to grow and flourish, as well as successfully tackle the challenges we face. We are very fortunate and blessed to have Mary Jo at the helm.”
Throughout her career, Gorman has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to transforming healthcare and improving the delivery of patient care and safety. She co-founded Advanced ICU Care to transform care in the ICU by bringing scarce medical expertise and a quality improvement program to hospital ICUs across the United States via telemedicine.
Gorman is a distinguished healthcare professional, recognized nationally as one of the Top 25 Women in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare magazine. A popular speaker at industry conferences, she serves as a leading voice on improving healthcare for hospital patients as well as improving efficiencies and management. She is the past president of the Society of Hospital Medicine and is a member of the American College of Physician Executives, the Society of Hospital Medicine, and the Society of Critical Care Medicine. She obtained board certifications in Critical Care Medicine and Internal Medicine.
In addition to Gorman, the school has added several other community leaders as offices of its board. These individuals include:
Joseph D. Garea, who will serve as the board’s vice chairman. Garea is managing director of Hancock Securities, a firm providing investment advisory, institutional advisory and traditional investment brokerage services. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Saint Louis University and is a certified public accountant.
Peter Frane, president of Olympic Marine, will serve as treasurer. Frane completed a master’s degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Finance, from the University of Michigan in 1988. He holds a bachelor of arts in history and bachelors of science in economics from the University of Richmond. Frane previously served as vice chairman of Marian’s board of directors.
Community volunteer, Diane Bernard has been appointed secretary of Marian’s board of directors. Sr. Barbara Roche has also been named an officer of the board. Roche is a member of the Sisters of Loretto and is president of Nerinx Hall, a position she has held for more than 25 years.
In addition, Craig Hunt, Donna Farmer, Wenona Tompkins and S. Carmen Schnyder, CPPS, were named as new members of the Marian Board of Directors. They will each serve one-year terms. They replace retiring board members Susan Conrad, Phyllis Cole, LaTisha Smith, and Sr. Anne Kelly, CSJ.
About Marian Middle School
Marian Middle School is a Catholic school dedicated to serving adolescent girls of all religious, racial and ethnic backgrounds. Founded in 1999 by seven women’s religious orders and a group of dedicated laywomen, students experience a rigorous academic schedule based on a proven educational model. The curriculum is designed to develop the critical thinking, leadership, moral framework, and life skills necessary to help them complete a college education. The school educates and supports the students financially and socially from the fifth grade through their high school years, targeting college preparation. The school has successfully achieved a higher graduation rate for their students than those of similar socio-economic backgrounds.