Staff

Michael Anderer

President and CEO

Michael Anderer brings to Cristo Rey de La Salle over 25 years of experience in educational communities as a teacher, campus minister, community organizer, principal and president.  He has served primarily in non-tuition driven educational institutions that serve youth and families growing up in challenging social and economic circumstances, including schools in Camden, New Jersey; … Continued

Michael Anderer

President and CEO

Michael Anderer brings to Cristo Rey de La Salle over 25 years of experience in educational communities as a teacher, campus minister, community organizer, principal and president.  He has served primarily in non-tuition driven educational institutions that serve youth and families growing up in challenging social and economic circumstances, including schools in Camden, New Jersey; … Continued

Jennifer Castello

Director of Wholeness

Jennifer Castello is a bay area native and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been working in the mental health and educational fields for over 15 years in various contexts with children, youth, and families, including schools, communities, treatment facilities, family homes, group homes, foster homes, homeless shelters, and within the special education, child … Continued

Jennifer Castello

Director of Wholeness

Jennifer Castello is a bay area native and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been working in the mental health and educational fields for over 15 years in various contexts with children, youth, and families, including schools, communities, treatment facilities, family homes, group homes, foster homes, homeless shelters, and within the special education, child … Continued

John Coughlan

Director of the Corporate Work Study Program

John Coughlan comes to Cristo Rey De La Salle after serving as Vice President at Shanghai-based Caohejing (CHJ) Development Corporation, where he focused on strategy, business development, and overseas investment. Prior to CHJ, Mr. Coughlan worked for CBRE Asia Pacific; Barclays Global Investors (now Blackrock), San Francisco; UNICE (now Businesseurope); the European Commission; and the … Continued

John Coughlan

Director of the Corporate Work Study Program

John Coughlan comes to Cristo Rey De La Salle after serving as Vice President at Shanghai-based Caohejing (CHJ) Development Corporation, where he focused on strategy, business development, and overseas investment. Prior to CHJ, Mr. Coughlan worked for CBRE Asia Pacific; Barclays Global Investors (now Blackrock), San Francisco; UNICE (now Businesseurope); the European Commission; and the … Continued

Neal Gutierrez

Account Manager

After graduating with a B.S. in Managerial Economics from the University of California, Davis, Neal entered the Jesuit Volunteer Corps and served as the program coordinator for the corporate work-study program at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Milwaukee, WI. Throughout his year of service, he immediately fell in love with the Cristo Rey model … Continued

Neal Gutierrez

Account Manager

After graduating with a B.S. in Managerial Economics from the University of California, Davis, Neal entered the Jesuit Volunteer Corps and served as the program coordinator for the corporate work-study program at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Milwaukee, WI. Throughout his year of service, he immediately fell in love with the Cristo Rey model … Continued

Ana Hernández

Principal

Ana Hernández is a career educator and administrator who most recently served as Director of the Magis Program at St. Ignatius College Preparatory, San Francisco, which supports first-generation college bound students from low socio-economic backgrounds and from underrepresented groups in higher education.  Ms. Hernández immigrated to Oakland from Mexico as a child with her family. … Continued

Ana Hernández

Principal

Ana Hernández is a career educator and administrator who most recently served as Director of the Magis Program at St. Ignatius College Preparatory, San Francisco, which supports first-generation college bound students from low socio-economic backgrounds and from underrepresented groups in higher education.  Ms. Hernández immigrated to Oakland from Mexico as a child with her family. … Continued

Ashley Jackson

Mission Advancement Associate

Ashley joins the Mission and Advancement team with a Master’s in Communications and Multimedia Studies from California State East Bay. Prior to Cristo Rey De La Salle, Ashley worked several years in the nonprofit sector as a Marketing & Communications professional. Now, as the Stewardship and Database Manager, she is responsible for helping develop and advance Cristo Rey … Continued

Ashley Jackson

Mission Advancement Associate

Ashley joins the Mission and Advancement team with a Master’s in Communications and Multimedia Studies from California State East Bay. Prior to Cristo Rey De La Salle, Ashley worked several years in the nonprofit sector as a Marketing & Communications professional. Now, as the Stewardship and Database Manager, she is responsible for helping develop and advance Cristo Rey … Continued

Damien McDuffie

Director of Admissions and Community Engagement

Damien McDuffie served as Community Engagement and Capacity Builder for the City of Oakland as part of the City-County Neighborhood Initiative (CCNI), which works to prevent violence in Oakland’s most traumatized and low-income communities.  Raised in West Oakland Acorn Projects, Mr. McDuffie earned a Political Science/ Black Studies degree from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, … Continued

Damien McDuffie

Director of Admissions and Community Engagement

Damien McDuffie served as Community Engagement and Capacity Builder for the City of Oakland as part of the City-County Neighborhood Initiative (CCNI), which works to prevent violence in Oakland’s most traumatized and low-income communities.  Raised in West Oakland Acorn Projects, Mr. McDuffie earned a Political Science/ Black Studies degree from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, … Continued

Annie Nguyen

Associate Director of the Corporate Work Study Program

Annie comes to Cristo Rey most recently from Quizlet, an education software company located in San Francisco where she managed People Operations and Office Operations. Prior to her start-up experience, she’s worked in public, charter, and private schools in a variety of roles ranging from providing administrative support to leadership, social services to families in need … Continued

Annie Nguyen

Associate Director of the Corporate Work Study Program

Annie comes to Cristo Rey most recently from Quizlet, an education software company located in San Francisco where she managed People Operations and Office Operations. Prior to her start-up experience, she’s worked in public, charter, and private schools in a variety of roles ranging from providing administrative support to leadership, social services to families in need … Continued

Julio Orozco

Office & Campus Manager

Julio Orozco is a bay area native who is excited about the many opportunities CRDLS has to offer. A Saint Elizabeth graduate, Julio’s many years in the Fruitvale community shows his passion for others and his willingness to help each kid that comes through the front doors. Julio brings many years of experience working in … Continued

Julio Orozco

Office & Campus Manager

Julio Orozco is a bay area native who is excited about the many opportunities CRDLS has to offer. A Saint Elizabeth graduate, Julio’s many years in the Fruitvale community shows his passion for others and his willingness to help each kid that comes through the front doors. Julio brings many years of experience working in … Continued

Karl Peters

Director of School Culture

Karl Peters is an Oakland native who has served students and families in the Oakland Unified School District for over a decade.  He holds a Bachelors of Arts in Economics from Occidental College, Los Angeles and has extensive training in the areas of school based mental and physical health services, student engagement and restorative practices. … Continued

Karl Peters

Director of School Culture

Karl Peters is an Oakland native who has served students and families in the Oakland Unified School District for over a decade.  He holds a Bachelors of Arts in Economics from Occidental College, Los Angeles and has extensive training in the areas of school based mental and physical health services, student engagement and restorative practices. … Continued

Chris Trinidad

Assistant Principal

Chris Trinidad is humbled and honoured to join the founding leadership team of Cristo Rey De La Salle.  He has discerned that the core purpose of his work is to accompany and encourage people to pursue their vocation through a transformative education.  Chris began his teaching career in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he was born … Continued

Chris Trinidad

Assistant Principal

Chris Trinidad is humbled and honoured to join the founding leadership team of Cristo Rey De La Salle.  He has discerned that the core purpose of his work is to accompany and encourage people to pursue their vocation through a transformative education.  Chris began his teaching career in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he was born … Continued

Eduardo Valencia

Executive Assistant to Academic Leadership Team

Eduardo Valencia recently graduated Georgetown University in Washington D.C with a double major in Government and English and a minor in the Education, Inquiry and Justice program. The first in his family to go to college, Eduardo focused his studies on education policy and equity. A Bay Area native, he interned at Democratic Leader Nancy … Continued

Eduardo Valencia

Executive Assistant to Academic Leadership Team

Eduardo Valencia recently graduated Georgetown University in Washington D.C with a double major in Government and English and a minor in the Education, Inquiry and Justice program. The first in his family to go to college, Eduardo focused his studies on education policy and equity. A Bay Area native, he interned at Democratic Leader Nancy … Continued

Greg Young

Director of Mission Advancement

Greg is the Director of Mission Advancement. Before, he was the Vice-President, Lending Officer with Bank of America Consumer Lending. In this role, Greg was responsible for originating home loans for new and existing clients of Bank of America. Prior to that role, Greg spent 13 years at Wells Fargo where he held a variety … Continued

Greg Young

Director of Mission Advancement

Greg is the Director of Mission Advancement. Before, he was the Vice-President, Lending Officer with Bank of America Consumer Lending. In this role, Greg was responsible for originating home loans for new and existing clients of Bank of America. Prior to that role, Greg spent 13 years at Wells Fargo where he held a variety … Continued

Faculty

Alyssa Aninag

Humanities

Alyssa Aninag comes to Cristo Rey de La Salle with a decade of experience in educational communities as an instructor, tutor, coach, and community organizer. Alyssa has primarily supported public schools and nonprofits that serve youth and families growing up in challenging social and economic circumstances, including schools in Stockton, California, Logan Heights and Linda … Continued

Alyssa Aninag

Humanities

Alyssa Aninag comes to Cristo Rey de La Salle with a decade of experience in educational communities as an instructor, tutor, coach, and community organizer. Alyssa has primarily supported public schools and nonprofits that serve youth and families growing up in challenging social and economic circumstances, including schools in Stockton, California, Logan Heights and Linda … Continued

Nigel Barboza

Math Teacher

Nigel is passionate about teaching and passionate about serving low income youth. He holds a PhD in Nuclear Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and has taught at all levels from public high schools to university classes. He was born in Karachi, Pakistan, grew up Catholic in a predominantly Muslim country, emigrated to … Continued

Nigel Barboza

Math Teacher

Nigel is passionate about teaching and passionate about serving low income youth. He holds a PhD in Nuclear Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and has taught at all levels from public high schools to university classes. He was born in Karachi, Pakistan, grew up Catholic in a predominantly Muslim country, emigrated to … Continued

Ryan Brusco

Personalized Learning Instructional Coach

With over 13 years in both elementary and high school education as both a principal and an assistant principal, Ryan Brusco has spent his educational career developing a unique perspective as to what constitutes “readiness” for high school. Combining this experience with his role as the Deputy Director of District and School Partnerships for New … Continued

Ryan Brusco

Personalized Learning Instructional Coach

With over 13 years in both elementary and high school education as both a principal and an assistant principal, Ryan Brusco has spent his educational career developing a unique perspective as to what constitutes “readiness” for high school. Combining this experience with his role as the Deputy Director of District and School Partnerships for New … Continued

Lauren Davenport

Athletic Director and Physical Education Instructor

Lauren Davenport is originally from Columbia, Maryland. She will soon begin her fifth year in education after serving two years at an education nonprofit and two years teaching. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Towson University in Maryland and a Master in Education in Gifted Education from Louisiana State University in … Continued

Lauren Davenport

Athletic Director and Physical Education Instructor

Lauren Davenport is originally from Columbia, Maryland. She will soon begin her fifth year in education after serving two years at an education nonprofit and two years teaching. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Towson University in Maryland and a Master in Education in Gifted Education from Louisiana State University in … Continued

Sheila Garcia

Director of Campus Ministry and Theology Teacher

Sheila Garcia is a born and raised Bay Area native and served at Lasallian ministries after receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at St. Mary’s College of California. She served as Campus Minister at Cathedral High School in El Paso, Texas during her tenure as a Lasallian Volunteer. Most recently she has served as Director … Continued

Sheila Garcia

Director of Campus Ministry and Theology Teacher

Sheila Garcia is a born and raised Bay Area native and served at Lasallian ministries after receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at St. Mary’s College of California. She served as Campus Minister at Cathedral High School in El Paso, Texas during her tenure as a Lasallian Volunteer. Most recently she has served as Director … Continued

Lisa Tortorich

Personalized Learning Instructional and Leadership Coach

Lisa Tortorich has spent the majority of her career focused on educational innovation, curriculum design, and change theory in her roles as a high school administrator, university instructor, and professional development trailblazer. Lisa most recently served as the principal at Moreau Catholic High School in Hayward, California and is the principal of the first high … Continued

Lisa Tortorich

Personalized Learning Instructional and Leadership Coach

Lisa Tortorich has spent the majority of her career focused on educational innovation, curriculum design, and change theory in her roles as a high school administrator, university instructor, and professional development trailblazer. Lisa most recently served as the principal at Moreau Catholic High School in Hayward, California and is the principal of the first high … Continued