Mayfield's leadership team serves as stewards of our cherished Holy Child legacy

Mayfield's strong leadership team begins with the collaborative relationship between Head of School, Laura Farrell, and Board of Trustees Chair, Jane Hawley. It extends to the school's deeply committed administrators, who bring a diversity of experience and valuable skills to their jobs. We are blessed at Mayfield that our school leadership team puts the care and welfare of our precious students and our calling to embrace Holy Child values at the center of all decisions.

Administration Team

List of 10 members.

  • Photo of Laura Farrell

    Laura Farrell 

    Head of School
    626-799-9121 ext. 221
    College of William & Mary - B.A.
    The George Washington University - M.A.
  • Photo of Toi Treister

    Toi Treister 82

    Assistant Head of School for Academics, Social Science Teacher
    (626) 799-9121 ext. 263
    California State University, Los Angeles - B.A.
    Southwestern College of Law - J.D.
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    Angela Howell 76

    Associate Head of School for Strategic Initiatives
    (626) 799-9121 ext. 223
    Stanford University - B.A.
    Claremont Graduate University - M.A.
  • Photo of Cynthia Riegsecker

    Cynthia Riegsecker 

    Director of Finance
    (626) 799-9121 ext. 210
    San Diego State University - B.S.
  • Photo of Sonia Torres

    Sonia Torres 

    Director of Strategic Marketing & Communications
    (626) 799-9121 ext. 212
    University of California, Berkeley - B.A.
  • Photo of Merilisa Ramirez

    Merilisa Ramirez 

    Director of Admissions
    (626) 799-9121 ext. 287
    California State Polytechnic University, Pomona - B.A.
  • Photo of Amber  Gravely

    Amber  Gravely  

    Director of Justice, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (JDEI)
  • Photo of Lisa Vandergriff

    Lisa Vandergriff 

    Director of Development
    (626) 799-9121 ext. 428
  • Photo of Bill Lewis

    Bill Lewis 

    Director of Facilites
    Arizona State University - B.S.
    University of Southern California - M.A.
  • Photo of Steven Bergen

    Steven Bergen 

    Director of Athletics
    (626) 799-9121 ext. 242
    University of California, Davis - B.A.
    Pepperdine University - M.A.


List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Tina Zapata

    Tina Zapata 

    Dean of Faculty, Social Science Teacher
    (626) 799-9121 ext. 254
    Loyola Marymount University - Certificate in Catholic School Administration
    University of California, Berkeley - B.A.
    Stanford University - M.A. in Education & California Teaching Credential
  • Photo of Abigail Shaw

    Abigail Shaw 

    Dean of Students
    (626) 799-9121 ext. 308
    University of California, Los Angeles - B.A.

Welcome New Head of School: Laura Farrell

It is with great pleasure that we welcome Laura Farrell as Mayfield's Head of School!

Laura is an authentic, empathetic, faith-filled leader who is passionate about all-girls education. She brings leadership qualities and a depth of experience that will carry the Mayfield Senior School community into the next era of our beloved school’s mission “to provide young women an intellectually empowering learning community of joy and belonging, where students enact their faith and love by transforming the world with their God-given gifts.” 

As a lifelong Catholic, Laura’s faith plays a central role in her work and daily life. She fully embraces the mission of Holy Child schools, Cornelia Connelly’s spirituality and the "whole child" educational philosophy. We know our community will benefit from Laura’s leadership and vision.

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Board of Trustees 2023-24

Jane Collins Hawley ‘86
Vice Chair & Secretary
Ryan Squire

Alison Jones Gamble ‘87

Amber Berrios '07
Representative for the Society of the Holy Child Jesus
Sr. Sheila McNiff ’56, SHCJ
Wellington Choi
Jason Clawson
Brittney Dennis Pruitt ‘03
Ferari Domingo-Vu
Anneke Osterkamp Greco ‘99
Alison Shea Knoll ‘87
Rev. Dorian Llywelyn, SJ
James Lo Coco
Lora McManus ‘14
Eric Murga
Erika Randall
Charlotte Reid ‘86
Gerianne Sarte ‘90
Cambria Tortorelli
Chelisa Vagim
Richard Vargas

Honorary Trustees

Marla Alders 
R. Daniel Banis
Janice Kincaid Clifford
Thomas J. Condon
Msgr. Clement J. Connolly 
David A. Coquillard
Joseph S. Eisele
Richard M. Ferry
Victoria Howell Fuster de la Riva ’69
Joseph G. Gorman
Charles M. Grace
Edward J. McAniff
James Murphy
Teresa Bannan Nally ’50
Joyce O'Hagan Nores ’49
Charles Norman
Terre L. Osterkamp
Richard Riordan
Edward C. Roohan
John F. Shea, Sr.
Joseph Skenderian
Kevin T. Slattery
Stephen R. Sweeney
Peter D. Tamny
Gary F. Thompson
Raymond J. Walsh
Eileen Zimmerman
Established in 1931, Mayfield Senior School in Pasadena, CA is a Catholic, independent, college preparatory school for young women grades 9-12. Noted for its rigorous academic program, which includes 28 Advanced Placement and Honors courses, Mayfield’s curriculum is underscored by a philosophy of educating the “whole child,” which also encourages commitment to and excellence in the arts, athletics, community service and spiritual growth. The nurturing environment at Mayfield Senior School allows each student to flourish in an atmosphere of personal attention.