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Alumnae Association Board

The Holy Names High School Alumnae Association is an inclusive community of women who value the personal and educational growth Holy Names provided them. The Association nurtures relationships between alumnae and strengthens the bond between alumnae and the school to ensure future generations of young women flourish. Through alumnae events, fundraisers, and volunteer opportunities, the Association engages past, present, and future students to support a culture of empowered women serving our communities.
 
Every graduate of HNHS is welcome to participate in the Alumnae Association! The group gathers every other month during the school year in the Social Hall for an evening meeting (about 5 times per year). Alumnae work closely with HNHS staff to support the school by attending school fundraising events, promoting the school in the community, being a resource to current students, and more. 

A volunteer leadership team (selected by alumnae) keeps the group organized and helps to set goals each year. The leadership team volunteers their time and expertise to support our larger network and we're tremendously grateful for their service. Please meet our 2016-17 leadership team!
 
If you are interested in joining the leadership team, please contact Emily Lacroix, Director of Development and Alumnae Relations at elacroix@hnhsoakland.org
Sarah Wetter '06, President
Sarah graduated with the HNHS Class of 2006 (two time Spirit Week Champions). For the last two years, she has served as the HNHS Alumnae Association Vice President. Her sister, Allie Wetter, is class of 2011. Sarah received a B.A. in English and History from the University of Portland. She works for Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) as a supervisor for a community and customer outreach team in the South Bay. In her free time, she can usually be found in Sonoma County with her boyfriend and two dogs, reading, eating, and trying to keep her garden alive. She is excited to take on the role of Alumnae Association President and foster the Association's relationship with our many classes of successful and empowered graduates.
Elyse McKenna '10, Vice President
Elyse is a member of the Holy Names High School class of 2010. In 2014 she received her dual degree in Psychology and Economics from the University of California Davis. After graduation, she returned to Oakland to start her career in people strategy with Kaiser Permanente, and leads an early career program for recent college and master's level graduates. In her free time she loves to travel, hike and spend time with her loved ones. She is thrilled to be home and honored to have an opportunity to serve the Holy Names High School community!
Dwyla Jourdan '89, Secretary and Admissions Liaison
Dwyla is a proud alumna of the HNHS Class of '89. She earned a B.A. in American Studies, with a minor in Rhetoric & Communications, from UC Davis and an M.A. in English from Cal State Hayward (East Bay). Dwyla works as part of the administrative team for the Office of Diversity, Leadership, and Employee Wellness at Cal State East Bay. She is passionate about promoting diversity and inclusivity across the university, as well as supporting students in their higher education goals. Dwyla is devoted to her family and she cherishes her husband of 18 years and their two kids (a 17 year-old son and a 13 year-old daughter). Although her household is bustling with two teenagers and a little poodle, Dwyla tries to maintain her hobbies by nurturing her love of writing, ethnic art, music, and movies.
Maya Castro '12, Social Media Coordinator and School Liaison
Maya Castro, class of 2012, is an Oakland native and a graduating senior at San Francisco State University. During her 4 years at Holy Names High School she was an active member of student council, the ambassador program, and the pep squad. During her Junior year she served as ASH Secretary and as ASB President during her Senior year. She is in the BECA program at SF State and hopes to work in news as an Assignment Editor. Although her primary focus is news she is interested in learning about other aspect of the media industry such as editing, social media, and the business aspect. She is currently a member of the philanthropic social society Phi Sigma Sigma. Her sting love and respect for Holy Names brought her back when the alumni association had open volunteer positions.