Welcome to Walsh Jesuit

We are Walsh Jesuit: a Catholic, Jesuit high school that offers an outstanding college-preparatory curriculum in a caring, supportive atmosphere that fosters intellectual curiosity and value formation. With the mission of forming Men and Women for Others, the very heart of our challenge is to give the Greater Glory to God as we work with our wonderful families to develop young women and men of competence, conscience and compassion.
 
This is Walsh Jesuit. We take the mission to heart and will continue to accept the challenge that St. Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits, gave to his friend Francis Xavier as he missioned him to bring the Gospel to the East: “Go and light the world on fire!”
 
Nothing can compare with the experience of actually being on campus, so I invite you to come and experience Walsh Jesuit first hand.  Come and let Walsh Jesuit be a place you will call home.
 
Peace,

Karl Ertle
President

Our Mission

Walsh Jesuit, a Catholic, college preparatory high school in the spirit of St. Ignatius Loyola, reaches beyond academic excellence to develop competence, conscience and compassion within its graduates. As a Christ-centered community, we strive to be men and women for and with others.

For over 50 years, Walsh Jesuit has been committed to academic excellence, spiritual growth & cura personalis (care for the whole person) as our students grow within our community each day. We hope you share in the experience of our over 9,000 ignited graduates who set the world fire & make a difference in the world.

Our Vision

Walsh Jesuit inspires students to deepen their faith and discover what they can offer the world.

From a 1973 address by Rev. Pedro Arrupe, S.J., former Superior General of the Jesuits, this motto was presented to Jesuit alumni worldwide and, in fact, has become the motto of all Jesuit secondary schools throughout the United States. In his speech, Fr. Arrupe urged Jesuit alumni to use their gifts & education for lives of service by participating in the school community, becoming active in their own education, going beyond the minimal expectations, and showing compassion for the least in the community & the world.

Our Leadership

Board of Directors

List of 22 items.

  • Mr. Stacy Brovitz '77, Chairman

    Stacy is a 1977 graduate of Walsh Jesuit. He earned his B.S. in Accounting from The Ohio State University and his MBA in Finance from Carnegie Mellon University. Recently retired, Stacy was previously VP of Capital Markets at JP Morgan Chase, CEO of Dormont Manufacturing, SVP of Global Operations at Herbalife International and President of Bacharach, Inc. Stacy resides in Pittsburgh, PA and is active in several charities in the Pittsburgh area. He joined the board in 2014.
  • Mr. Mark Anzelc

    Mark Anzelc is the Global Vice President of Supply Chain for Parker Hannifin’s Motion Systems Group. In this role, he leads a global team of professionals responsible for strategic planning and tactical execution in procurement, planning, logistics, and customer experience. Prior to this, he held executive positions at General Electric, Lucas Industries, and other leading companies. Mark has a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maine. He also holds a Master of Engineering in Manufacturing Engineering from Boston University supplemented by extensive executive development. Mark is active in community service as a volunteer, donor, and board member.
  • Mrs. Carol Bachmann

    Carol began her career as an advertising/marketing executive with Malone Advertising, Bachmann & Klein Advertising and Louis & Partners Design. She holds a BS in Marketing from the University of Akron. Carol resides in Medina with her husband Mark ’80. They are the proud parents of Joseph ’10, Michael ’12, Jeffrey ’14 and Katie ’19. Carol’s career shifted in 1998 when she chose to stay home and raise her family. Her service at Walsh Jesuit includes co-chairing POWWOW in 2009, serving as WJ’s Mother’s Club President 2012-2014 and co-chairing the year-long celebratory events commemorating Walsh Jesuit’s 50th anniversary. She is also an active member of St. Francis Xavier Parish serving on their stewardship committee. Carol joined the Board in 2015.
  • Mr. Ric Boggs

    Ric is the President and owner of Gill Podiatry Supply Co.   He and his wife Karen reside in Hinckley.  They are the proud parents of Taylor '14,  Brennan '18, and Nathan '21.   Ric earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University.  He is actively involved at St. Albert the Great Parish and school where he currently serves on their Finance Council.  
  • Mr. Louis Ciraldo '71

    Louis, a 1971 graduate of Walsh Jesuit High School, is the Chief Estimator of Summit Construction.  Upon graduating from WJ, Louis studied engineering at the University of Akron where he earned a bachelor of science in civil engineering in 1976.  Louis is married to Connie Ciraldo and are the parents of four children - Louis, Mike, Chris and Theresa.  Louis is involved with Leadership Akron, the Summa Foundation, the University of Akron engineering program and also volunteers at St. Joseph parish.
  • Mr. Karl Ertle, President, Walsh Jesuit High School

    Karl is a native Clevelander and is the eleventh President of Walsh Jesuit High School. Prior to his position at Walsh Jesuit, he served as president/principal of Cleveland Central Catholic High School, and he worked for 21 years at St. Ignatius High School in a variety of positions, including teaching, coaching and as an administrator, Vice president for Mission. He earned his B.A. in English from Borromeo College and his M.A. in Religious Studies from John Carroll University, and has done post-graduate work at many of the Jesuit colleges and universities. Karl has a passion for Jesuit education, and speaks often on the topic of the Spiritual Exercises. He is an avid sports fan and loves to bike, coach and officiate.
  • Mrs. Anne Granchi

    Anne is the Vice President, Total Rewards at The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. Prior to joining Goodyear, she worked at several public companies, including Phillips Medical, Office Max and Ferro. She began her career with Price Waterhouse as an auditor after graduating from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio with a BS in Accounting. Anne also holds an Executive MBA from Case Western Reserve University.

    She and her husband, Bill, reside in Hudson with their two sons, Will ’20 and George ’21. She is a past board member at Seton Catholic School, serving on the Executive Committee and as Treasurer. She is actively involved in St. Joan of Arc Parish in Streetsboro where she serves on Parish Council representing the Finance Committee.
  • Mr. Thomas J. Haag '81

    Tom is Walsh Jesuit graduate from the Class of ’81, now married for 25 years to Toni with four children, all graduates (or future graduates) of WJHS.  Tom and his family have lived in the local community for their entire lives.  Professionally, Tom has worked in leadership of local manufacturing while managing global markets for SGS Tool Company now known as Kyocera SGS Precision Tools of Kyoto, Japan. 

    Tom is passionate about educational opportunities for both pre-career and professional development.  He respects the Divine, and loves people.
  • Mr. Craig S. Marshall '78, General Counsel

    Craig is a partner in Stark & Knoll’s Business Services Group. For over 30 years, Craig has represented many Northeast Ohio businesses with growth and acquisition strategies, mergers and acquisitions and day-to-day business and legal counsel to management and owners.
  • Rev. Bernard F. McAniff, S.J.

    Rev. Bernard McAniff, S.J. is the Assistant Dean of Students at John Carroll University.  New to the Walsh Jesuit Board this Fall 2016, Rev. Mc Aniff received his B.A. in English from Nazareth College (Rochester, N.Y.), a M.A. in English from Loyola University Chicago, a Master of Divinity Degree from Weston Jesuit School of Theology and a Masters in Education from Harvard.  Since 2014 Rev. McAniff has served on the Board of St. Martin de Porres High School. 
  • Mr. Joe Micheller

    Joe is the Executive Director of New School Development for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. Joe graduated from the University of Akron with a doctor of education. He and his wife Diane live in the Village of Silver Lake and are the parents of Dan 04, Jackie 07, and Kimmy 10. Joe has been a life-long educator having served as Director of Educational Services, Assistant Superintendent and Superintendent of Schools in north eastern Ohio communities. Joe also teaches graduate courses in educational leadership and curriculum and instruction for Cleveland State University and John Carroll University. Joe joined the Board in 2015.
  • Mr. Ted Paynter '94

    Ted is a proud graduate of Walsh Jesuit High School class of 1994. He also graduated from Walsh University with degrees in Communications and Political Science. Ted has worked in Marketing and Advertising Communications for nearly 22 years and is currently the Director of Operations for Clum Creative, a video production and creative marketing agency in Cleveland, Ohio.  He has been serving on the Walsh Jesuit Marketing Committee for the past six years.

    Ted has been married to his wife Lisa for 21 years and has two grown step-sons.  He also serves on the board for the North Canton Playhouse, a community theater, where he has served in various capacities for 20+ years. After gaining an appreciation for the performing arts in several high school drama productions (at WJHS and Our Lady of the Elms), he and his wife later met doing a community theater production and to this day are both deeply involved in theater arts.
  • Rev. Donald J. Petkash, S.J.

    Fr. Don Petkash entered the Jesuits in 1958, following graduation from St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland. After ordination in 1971, he taught at the University of Detroit Jesuit High School for nine years and at St. Ignatius High School for eleven years. In 1991 he was appointed superior of the Jesuit community at Walsh Jesuit High School and in 1992 was named President of the school. He served in that role until 2003. He later served five years as the Provincial Assistant for Secondary Education in the Detroit Province of the Society of Jesus, before returning to Walsh Jesuit in 2009 to serve as Vice-President for Mission and Identity.
  • Rev. Thomas J. Pipp, S.J.

    Rev. Thomas Pipp, S.J., graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1979.  Afterward he served for two years as Jesuit volunteer in Newark, NJ, and then entered the Society of Jesus in 1981; he was ordained in 1992.  For most of his Jesuit life (1985-1988; 1992-2009), Tom was missioned to St. John’s Jesuit High School in Toledo, Ohio, where he served in a variety of positions, including superior of the Jesuit community, vice-president for Jesuit Identity, director of campus ministry and acting president.  From 2010-2017, he was director of novices for the Chicago-Detroit and Wisconsin Provinces at the Jesuit Novitiate in St. Paul, MN.  He serves as superior of the Jesuit community and director of Ignatian formation at John Carroll University.  As a Jesuit, Tom obtained an MA in English from Northwestern University and two degrees in theology from the (former) Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, California.  In the fall of 2020, he was asked to become acting director of the Ignatian Spirituality Institute at John Carroll; he does so with enthusiasm for this long standing good work at JCU.  
  • Mrs. Rosanne Potter

    In her current role as Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Rosanne Potter manages the finance function for the Cleveland Foundation and its $2.5 billion endowment. Prior to joining the foundation in April 2016, she was responsible for managing $10 billion of global retirement assets for Eaton Corporation and also held the position of treasurer for five major companies including the Lubrizol Corporation.
    Ms. Potter received her Master of Business Administration in Finance from Loyola University Chicago and holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and French from Boston College, graduating cum laude.

    Serving charities has been important to Ms. Potter; she has served on charity Boards for Cleveland American Heart Association, Northeast Ohio Make a Wish Foundation, Adoption Network Cleveland and In Counsel with Women.
    Ms. Potter was a Crain’s Cleveland Business 2015 Women of Note Recipient and an Athena Finalist in 2004 for Inside Business Magazine. She resides in Twinsburg, Ohio, with her husband and children.
  • Mr. Manav (Manu) Raj '88

    Manu is a proud graduate of Walsh Jesuit High School, The Ohio State University, and the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.

    Manu has practiced Law in Northeast Ohio courts for over 20 years exclusively in the area of domestic relations and family and juvenile law. He is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, Cleveland Metropolitan, Lake and Geauga Counties Bar Associations.

    In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Raj is a Family Law Mediator and is trained in both Collaborative Practice and Principled Negotiation methods of alternate dispute resolution. Mr. Raj is a founding member and past President (2004) of The Center for Principled Family Advocacy and a Founder and current member of the Cleveland Academy of Collaborative Professionals. 

    Manu is a Life Member of the Who's Who of Distinguished Lawyers of America, and is regularly selected by his peers as a Super Lawyer of Ohio. In 2011 Manu was identified as an AV "Preeminent" Lawyer through the Peer Review Rating System of Martindale- Hubbell. The "AV Rating" is the highest possible rating used to identify attorneys as to both their legal ability and ethical standards.

    Mr. Raj has been an active presenter at seminars on all topics related to domestic relations and juvenile law throughout the country.
  • Mrs. MariPat Klein Rajan

    Maripat was born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio and attended Cardinal Mooney High School and the University of Toledo School of Pharmacy.

    She has practiced pharmacy in the states of Ohio and California and currently is self-employed as a consultant Pharmacist.  Maripat lives in Hudson with her 4 kids, Drew (‘14), Hannah (‘15), Luke (‘19) and Mitchell (‘21).
  • Mr. R. James Rollins

    Jim lives in Richfield  with his wife Amy and 3 children Ryan '14, Alex '16, and Olivia.  Jim is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Exit Planning Advisor. He is the President of the Assurance and Tax Practice group at Meaden & Moore a regional public accounting firm.  Jim has over 25 years of public accounting experience with a focus on Closely Held or Family Owned businesses and Private Equity . Jim has served Walsh Jesuit on the Finance Committee since 2014.
  • Mr. Albert Romanini '91

    Al lives in Chagrin Falls with his wife Lisa whom he met at a Walsh Jesuit football game during his Senior year.  They have four children, one Walsh Jesuit grad, two current students and hopefully one future Warrior – Allisa ‘17, Anthony ‘20, Abigail ‘22 and Allison.  Al and his family are members of St Joan of Arc Parish in Chagrin Falls. Al graduated from WJ in 1991 and went on to graduate from John Carroll University with a Bachelor’s in Business Management. 

    Already working for the family business part time, Al joined Willoughby Supply full time upon graduation.  Currently Al is the Vice President of Ohio Region at SRS Distribution, DBA Willoughby Supply.  Al was President & CEO of Willoughby Supply when the business joined SRS in December 2017.  Al serves on the Board of Directors and is a ReStore volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, Lake-Geauga County, Ohio. He is also a Board member of Geauga County Bluecoats, a charitable foundation that provides support for families of safety forces who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
  • Mrs. Bernadette Salley

    Bernadette Salley is beginning her second term as a member of the Walsh Jesuit High School Board of Directors. Bernadette and her husband, John, are the proud parents of Walsh alums Anita ’10 and Jonathan ’15.

    Upon the completion of the Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education at Hampton Institute, Mrs. Salley attended graduate school at the University of Akron, where she earned a Master of Music degree with Emphasis in Music Education. For many years, Mrs. Salley was a Music Educator in the Akron Public School District.

    Mrs. Salley currently serves in Music Ministry at Arlington Church of God, and she is the accompanist for the Walsh Jesuit Chamber Choir and Liturgical Choir. In addition, Mrs. Salley works at The Cleveland School of The Arts.

    In the community, she serves as Music Facilitator for Camp Promise (Cleveland Clinic Akron General camp for grieving children). And, she enjoys presenting instrumental music with the trio Grace Notes.
  • Mr. Robb Scherler '86

    Robb is President and Chief Executive Officer of Freeway Corporation. He graduated from John Carroll University in 1991 where he earned his BSBA in Finance. He and his wife Kristi have two children and reside in Bath, Ohio. He is an active member in St. Hilary Parish. Robb joined the Board of Directors in 2015.
  • Mr. Daniel Vaughn

    Mr. Vaughn is a Mathematics and Physics teacher at Walsh Jesuit (since 2012). Previously, he worked 19 years for BP in a variety of engineering and oil trading roles in four countries.

    He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and an MBA form Bowling Green State University. He and his wife, Aletha, live in Canton. Mr. Vaughn joined the Board in 2018.
     

Executive Management Team

List of 5 members.

  • Photo of Patti Clair

    Mrs. Patti Clair 

    Walsh Jesuit High School
    Vice President of Advancement
    Boston College - B.A.
    2019
  • Photo of Kaneshia Crenshaw

    Mrs. Kaneshia Crenshaw 

    Vice President of Equity & Inclusion
    University of Cincinnati - BSW
    MSW - 2002
    2016
  • Photo of Sean Lynch

    Mr. Sean Lynch 94

    Principal
    University of Notre Dame - Master of Arts
    University of Notre Dame - Master of Arts
    University of Notre Dame - Bachelor of Arts
    2006
    1994
  • Photo of Jason Ruegg

    Mr. Jason Ruegg 96

    Vice President of Enrollment Management
    2013
    1996
  • Photo of Peter Sullivan

    Mr. Peter Sullivan 

    Walsh Jesuit High School
    Chief Financial Officer
    University of Dayton - BS Business Administration
    Monmouth University - MBA
    2014

Our Address

Walsh Jesuit High School
4550 Wyoga Lake Road
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44224-1084
330-929-4205 

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