Elaine Roffey - President jeroffey@tir.com
Elaine, her husband John, and daughter Julie moved from Michigan to Arizona and became members of St. Thomas Aquinas Church in 2009. Elaine is a retired educator. Her career included positions as a teacher, curriculum director, Federal and State grant director, and concluded with 13 years as an elementary principal. Residing in Michigan, is son Jay, his wife Pati, grandson Brady and his wife Kim.
Dawn Bjork - Vice President dawnleia8@gmail.com
Dawn and her husband Marc have been active parishioners of St. Thomas Aquinas Church since 2010. They live in Goodyear and their two children, Seth and Faith, attend STA. Dawn received her initial Sacraments through the St. Thomas Aquinas RCIA program in 2011, and has given back by teaching RCIA for the parish since then. Her husband Marc has been an active member in the Knights of Columbus since 2013. Dawn is an Assistant Principal for Apollo High School in Glendale.
Vivian Anadu - Secretary o_vanadu@msn.com
Vivian is a parishioner of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish and together with her husband and children have been active parishioners for over 10 years. Both daughters attend St. Thomas Aquinas Grade School. Vivian serves on the Usher and Eucharistic Ministries and is also a CORE member of the youth EDGE group at the parish. She works as an investment banker in Scottsdale and enjoys traveling, cooking and spending quality time with her family.
Bartz Sykes - Board Member bartz.sykes@gmail.com
Bartz and his wife Tamara arrived in Goodyear in 2017, lured to the desert from Oak Harbor, Washington by an engineering job for Bartz at Luke AFB and the opportunity for their two youngest daughters to attend STA. Their four older children attended Catholic schools on three different continents. One is currently a student at St. John Paul II. Retiring in 2012, Bartz enjoys jobs with defense contractors and being a stay-at-home dad. At his previous parish, Bartz served as a Counting Supervisor.
Jacob Zubel - Board Member Jacob.zubel@ashtonwoods.com
Jacob and his wife were married at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church and have been parishioners since 2006. They live in Wittmann and their two children, Mckayla and Jacob, attend STA Grade School. His work experience in the corporate arena has been in Marketing, Purchasing, and Construction Management. Currently, Jacob leads a team of Sales, Construction and Customer Service at Ashton Woods Homes for the Arizona West Division.
William Wisehart - Board Member wiseharts08@yahoo.com
Will was born and raised in Escondido, CA. He has served his country in the United States Air Force since 2000. He resides in Glendale with his wife Lisa and their five children, David, Clare, Rose, John Paul, and Mary. The children are blessed to have attended STA since 2016. The Wiseharts are active parishioners of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church where Will has the privilege of leading “Esto Vir”, a Catholic men’s fellowship organization inspired by Bishop Olmsted’s Apostolic Exhortation “Into the Breach”.
Tiffany Drejza - Board Member tiffanyd68@cox.net
Tiffany and her husband Greg have attended St. Thomas Aquinas Church since 2003. Tiffany is a Valley native and has actively sold real estate since 1989. She is currently an Associate Broker with RE/MAX Desert Showcase. Tiffany is a lector for the 7:00 AM Mass. Greg provides entertainment at the Wildcat Fish Frys. He is a singer and guitarist for Copper Sunrise. Their daughter Barbara is a past St. Thomas Aquinas student and now in high school. Son David is currently attending St. Thomas Aquinas.
Nichole Walker - Board Member nicholebwalker@hotmail.com
Nichole has taught in both public and Catholic schools for eight years, including STA, and teaches online college courses. She advocates for engaging and rigorous curricula, so students will leave STA as competitive, yet compassionate, service-oriented students. Nichole and her family were drawn to St. Thomas Aquinas because of the strong sense of community and quality Catholic education.
Kathleen Garverick - Board Member kgrady22@cox.net
Kathleen has been a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish since 2004 when she moved from Columbus, Ohio to Goodyear after marrying her husband Pat. Together they have two children, Maggie and Jack, who have attended St. Thomas Aquinas Grade School since 3 year-old pre-school. Kathleen volunteers for church and school, including for our new West Valley Catholic high school, St. John Paul II. Her work experience has included many roles in the business and corporate arena. Currently, she and Pat own Phoenix Beach, LLC, a federal tax law education business.