Meet the Board of Directors

We are a team of dedicated professionals, working to serve the incoming students and Bay Area alumni of Notre Dame.

Jack Moore ’14

Jack Moore ’14

President

Jack joined the club in 2014, and has a passion for making sure that SFND caters to the needs of alumni young and old. A young alumni himself, he is driven to making sure that all alumni have the opportunity to feel engaged within the club, and looks to continue the club’s mission of maintaining a strong UND presence in the San Francisco Bay area.

jmoore19@alumni.nd.edu

Julian Bigi ’07

Julian Bigi ’07

Vice President

Julian has been active with the Club since 2013 in the roles of Membership Co-Director and now Vice President. Excited about everything Notre Dame, he works to ensure the Club supports current students and alumni throughout the Bay Area and will be planning more events outside of San Francisco to increase the reach of the Club. Julian is continually inspired by the strength of the Notre Dame family and will continue that tradition of service, generosity, and leadership.

julianbigi@alumni.nd.edu

Anne Stricherz ’96

Anne Stricherz ’96

Past President

Anne has been active with the Club since 2001 leading a range of activities. As Bookstore Basketball Commissioner she has been responsible for the Club‘s annual tourney. As a Co-Chair of ND Women Connect in the Bay Area, Anne has helped plan social and professional development programming for female alumni in the area. Anne’s passion is integrating sports and spirituality (which is also a Theology course she teaches at St. Ignatius College Prep). Through Anne’s leadership, SFND has hosted many events that integrate these two realms.

anne_e_stricherz_1@yahoo.com

Tom Dietler

Tom Dietler

Director, Schools Committee

Tom Dietler has been a Board Member since 1998, and has served as Club President twice. He has been part of the ND-Stanford Legends Weekend leadership team since 1993. For the last 12 years, Tom has been Admissions Volunteer Coordinator, organizing and hosting High School College Nights, Freshman Send-offs, and Early Admission Receptions.

tom@ddllp.com

Jeff Wittich

Jeff Wittich

Membership

Jeff became active with the club in 2015 as the Membership Director. He is a Cloud Product Marketing and Business Development Manager at Intel. In his free time, he enjoys skiing, mountain biking, running, and mountaineering. He lives in Piedmont with his wife Meghan and son William.

Chuck Alberton ’00

Chuck Alberton ’00

Investment Portfolio

Mr. Alberton is a Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager at City National Rochdale, where he has been employed since 2000. In his current role on the Bay Area Notre Dame Alumni Club board, Mr. Alberton co-manages the investment portfolio. He has been a board member since 2000, with previous roles including President, Vice President and Treasurer.
cchuckalberton@gmail.com

Katharine DeMartini

Katharine DeMartini

Treasurer
OPEN POSITION

OPEN POSITION

Director, Communications

A top priority of the Notre Dame Alumni Association is maintaining consistent contact with alumni about the latest news and activities happening in their area. To that end, the Communications Director is responsible for supporting coordinators for the club’s various points of contact, including sfnd.org, the monthly newsletter, and our social media profiles.

If interested, please contact club president Jack Moore - jmoore19@alumni.nd.edu

Mary Ann Barge

Mary Ann Barge

Director, Monthly Events

After graduating ND in 2009, Mary Ann moved to London to get a MA degree, and not long afterwards set up a recruitment company that she ran with her husband. She enjoyed living in the UK, and was happy to be part of a very active ND alumni club in London! Due to a change in UK visa laws, she had to come back to the Bay Area, where she grew up. She is very excited to be re-discovering the food, culture, and activities (and weather!) that the Bay Area has to offer. Now that she is settled in the East Bay, she is looking forward to connecting with ND alums in the area and being part of the club!

maryann.barge@gmail.com

Lauren Whalen

Lauren Whalen

Law School Alumni

Monthly Events Committee

We organize the many recurring events which establish the foundation of SFND’s activity in the Bay Area

OPEN POSITION

OPEN POSITION

Diversity Coordinator
Molly Smith

Molly Smith

Co-Yound Alumni Director, Monogram Representative

Molly has been active with the Club since 2012, serving as the Co-Young Alumni Director. She has been responsible for organizing various events such as monthly trivia night and the Napa Valley wine tour, which help to increase young alumni club involvement and build connections. Molly also serves as the Monogram Club representative, helping to increase the Bay Area support of the Fighting Irish Athletics at local athletic events.

In addition to volunteering with the Club, Molly works as an Advertising Sales Consultant at Google. Molly is an avid runner and has completed the San Francisco Nike Women’s Marathon.

msmith36@alumni.nd.edu

Bill Beston ’89

Bill Beston ’89

Director of Club Masses

BIll Beston joined the Club in 2013 as the Director of Club Masses. He has initiated a series of Neighborhood Masses around the Bay Area that provide an opportunity for alumni to come together and celebrate the Mass in their own area parishes. He is also responsible for the Annual Christmas mass for the entire club and has created the Book of Remembrance in which alumni can record their intentions. A Bay area student at Notre Dame will say a prayer at the Grotto each month for all the intentions in the book. He lives in Pleasanton with his wife Cara and three sons Zach, Elijah and Noah.

royalblue612@comcast.net

Jeanette Alcaraz

Jeanette Alcaraz

Game Watches
Rob Bayne

Rob Bayne

Community Service Coordinator
Suleiman Sukkar (’98)

Suleiman Sukkar (’98)

Senior Alumni

Suleiman moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1998 after graduating from Notre Dame with a Bsc in electrical engineering. He has been a member of the Notre Dame Alumni Club since then. He is the owner of Sukkar Insurance Agency in South San Francisco, CA. He moved into finance/insurance after obtaining his MBA and after working more than 10 years in high tech (semiconductor industry).

OPEN POSITION

OPEN POSITION

ND Women Connect

Notre Dame’s female grads have a bond of shared, unique experiences. As one of our alumni said in a recent article on NDWC, "ND women define success not just by how many rungs they can climb up the ladder, but also by how they realize their own potential and love their friends and family well."

The ND Women Connect Coordinator is responsible for organizing occasional events which give ND Women Alumni the opportunity to Connect, Nurture relationships, and Give Back to the University of Notre Dame and NDWC causes.

If interested, please contact club president Jack Moore - jmoore19@alumni.nd.edu

Special Events Committee

We organize the flagships events which form the highlights of the SFND calendar

Amy Guarino

Amy Guarino

Tech Forum Coordinator
Anne-Christine Massullo

Anne-Christine Massullo

Hesburgh Lecture Coordinator
Kristen Klump

Kristen Klump

UND Night
OPEN POSITION

OPEN POSITION

Summer Picnic

SFND is looking for a new chair for our annual summer picnic, to take place in the East Bay in June. The Summer Picnic is a venue which gives us an ideal platform to connect with East Bay Alums. Proceeds from this event go towards meeting our scholarship support goals.

If interested, please contact club president Jack Moore - jmoore19@alumni.nd.edu

Communications Committee

We ensure communication among Bay Area alumni and promote awareness of the club’s many amazing events

Steven Arevalo ’05

Steven Arevalo ’05

Webmaster

Steven has been active with the Club since 2011 serving as the webmaster of SFND.org. As webmaster he is responsible for the updates and maintenance and In February 2014 Steven designed and built the new SFND.org website. In addition to volunteering with the Club Steven works at Gap Inc. as an IT Project Manager and recently launched a new startup called OBITUARe.com

stevenarevalo at gmail.com

Heather Rarden ’98

Heather Rarden ’98

Club Communications

Heather joined the Club in 2001. She lead Community Service events and assisted with the Stanford football weekend events before moving on to a VP and President role. Beginning in 2010, Heather became the Club Communications Director. Prior to having kids, Heather worked as a software quality engineer at PeopleSoft and Gap, Inc. She now spends her time at home with her three young boys, and is studying to become a Certified Massage Therapist and Holistic Health and Wellness Educator.

hcamp714@yahoo.com

Andrew Matasic

Andrew Matasic

Club Merchandise
Open Position

Open Position

Social Media

Social media is a vital medium through which the club maintains relationship with its alumni. The Social Media coordinator is responsible for maintaining the club’s social media profiles - ensuring a consistent online presence for the club by monitoring access and assisting coordinators with their posting of content to Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites.

If interested, please contact club president Jack Moore - jmoore19@alumni.nd.edu

Open Position

Open Position

Ticket Exchange

Tickets to Notre Dame sporting events are highly sought after for all Notre Dame alumni. The ticket exchange coordinator is tasked with the vital responsibility of maintaining and overseeing the club’s ticket exchange functions - helping alums buy and sell tickets amongst other alumni.

If interested, please contact club president Jack Moore - jmoore19@alumni.nd.edu

Schools Committee

We are responsible for vital programs regarding student outreach, mentorship, and scholarship support

Nick Weido

Nick Weido

Student Mentorship
Anthony "Tio" Totaro

Anthony "Tio" Totaro

Scholarship Committee
Open Position

Open Position

Assistant Scholarship Coordinator

The Notre Dame Club of San Francisco takes great pride in its ability to provide significant scholarship assistance to Bay Area Notre Dame students. The Assistant Scholarship Coordinator would have the opportunity to ensure that SFND can continue to provide this vital service for years to come.

If interested, please contact club president Jack Moore - jmoore19@alumni.nd.edu

Open Position

Open Position

Prospective Student Outreach

The Prospective Student Outreach Coordinator is responsible for organizing Notre Dame’s presence at Bay Area high schools, lending assistance to prospective Notre Dame students in their college search process.

If interested, please contact club president Jack Moore - jmoore19@alumni.nd.edu