Meet Our Board

Deacon Scott Conway

Deacon Scott Conway

Superintendent of Catholic Schools

Deacon Conway was born and raised on Long Island. After completing high school, he went on to the Cathedral Seminary Residence of the Immaculate Conception and studied Philosophy. After leaving the seminary he began his teaching career. He was ordained as a Permanent Deacon in the Diocese of St. Petersburg, and  now ministers in the Diocese of St. Augustine as a deacon and as our Superintendent of Catholic Schools.

Susan Elaine Shott

Susan Elaine Shott

Principal, Morning Star School

Susan Elaine Shott was born in Jacksonville, Florida. She graduated from Flagler College with a BA in Business Administration and obtained a Certification in Special Education from the State of Florida from the University of North Florida. Elaine also has a Master’s in Educational Leadership from Walden University. She joined the Morning Star School staff as a junior high teacher, teaching American History and Literature for 10 years. In 2007 she was promoted to the Assistant Principal’s position and in 2020 appointed Principal of Morning Star School.
Mari Dowdakin

Mari Dowdakin

Office Manager

Mari Dowdakin, new Business Manager comes with a diverse background. She worked at Bank of America as an Assistant Vice President, in Default Servicing for 13 years handling various job functions such as loan modifications, closings, auditing, and quality and control assurance. Majored in Computer Science at UCSC, (University of California, Santa Cruz), and is a single mother who devotes herself to her family at home and at Morning Star.
Maria Johnson, Director of Development 

Bill Beck, Financial Adviser, Total Business Planning 

Kim Maynor

Kim Maynor

Certified Public Accountant

Kim Maynor is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State of Florida. Kimberly retired from the Internal Revenue Service after working 30 years as an Internal Revenue Agent. Kimberly is currently employed as a Tax Consultant for Maynor & Maynor, CPA’s, LLC.
Sondra Tucker

Sondra Tucker

Retired Healthcare Executive

Mrs. Tucker is a Finance Executive with extensive experience in Corporate Development, Strategy Development, Management/Finance Consulting, Finance, Consumer Retail Banking Operations and Auditing in both the Health Care and Financial Services. For the past 20 years, she held executive leadership roles with Florida Blue/GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation, most recently as Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategic Investments. Mrs. Tucker earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of North Florida and her Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance from Avila University in Kansas City, MO. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Florida. Throughout her career, she has been active in her community and served in key roles with various charities.

Marco Renhack

Associate IT Manager, Florida Blue

Mr. Renhack was born in Michigan but moved to Jacksonville, FL in 1981 and was brought up in the Catholic faith at Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church. He grew up in Mandarin and graduated from Mandarin High in 1992. He has spent the last 15 years working in the IT side of Healthcare.

Brian Donovan, President, Donovan & Abercrombie Insurance 

Jean Barnes, Former Morning Star School Principal

HONORARY MEMBER

Louis V. Walsh IV

Louis V. Walsh IV

Wells Fargo Advisors

Mr. Walsh is a Financial Advisor with over three decades of investment experience. He has a team of highly competent, client service driven individuals, that form the Walsh Investment Consulting Group of Wells Fargo Advisors. It is his belief that you must do what is right for the client first by providing valuable advice to help clients meet their financial goals. Mr. Walsh graduated from the University of Notre Dame with an BBA and an MBA from University of North Florida. He has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) designation which requires ongoing continuing education. At the center of Lou’s life is his family: lovely wife Jan, beautiful daughter Rosie, and favorite son Louie. He enjoys running charities, reading, attending college lectures and golfing.

After our son Josh spent two years in public school (kindergarten), we realized that their objective of “no child left behind” inherently failed to apply to most if not all students with learning differences. We thank God for guiding us to Morning Star School. At Morning Star, Josh was able to advance through his individualized instruction and was always treated with the utmost respect. We are forever grateful for the nine years Josh was enrolled at Morning Star School.

Kim Maynor, former student’s parent

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