Board of Directors
Mrs. Beatrice T. Sanford, MA
President of the Board
Bea has a strong understanding of the value of Catholic education. Growing up in the suburbs of Philadelphia with her seven brothers and seven sisters, her parents made many sacrifices to ensure all their children could attend Catholic school and be involved with their local parish.
Bea graduated magna cum laude from Regents College and received her masters’ degree from the University of North Carolina Greensboro. She possesses broad experience in estate planning, finance, and fundraising, having worked for various organizations including Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, Elon University, North Carolina State University and Saint Bede Catholic Church. Bea joined her husband David in retirement in 2018 and currently serves on the HOA board for Settlers’ Mill. She is a Secular Franciscan, a lector, a JOY Minister and is proud to serve on the board for the Veritas Preparatory School.
Dr. Daniel Cavazos
Dr. Cavazos has been practicing medicine since 1986. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Texas and received his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, F. Herbert School of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland. He served in the United States Air Forces for twenty years and was the Chief of Orthopaedics at Langley Air Force Base. He retired from the Air Force in 1998, after serving 20 years. It was then that he joined Hampton Roads Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine and became one of the leading orthopedic surgeons in the Peninsula area.
Dr. Cavazos balances his rigorous schedule as a surgeon with his responsibilities as a husband and father to six children and five grandchildren.
Mrs. Mary Ann Sleece
Mary Ann Sleece served as senior vice president and director of human resources for a start-up banking corporation in New York City, where she served as a trusted advisor to its president and coached senior staff in building a value-based culture. After moving to Williamsburg, she served as vice president of human resources for a AAA Four Diamond resort.
Mary Ann has applied her extensive experience in business leadership to non-profit organizations. She has been active in numerous Catholic parish communities including starting a pre-school program for a K-8 Catholic Elementary School in New Jersey. She and her husband Richard have taught religious education and served on parish boards and councils. They have formed the Richard and Mary Ann Sleece Foundation, a private philanthropic dedicated to helping people in need, enriching the community, and supporting positive change.
Mrs. Kathleen Pacek
Kathleen Pacek has extensive leadership experience in volunteer organizations. Since her husband was in the Navy, they moved many times, and so Kathleen looked for ways to connect with the many communities in which she lived. While living in San Diego, she co-founded the Military Spouse Business and Professional Networking group. MSBPN was designed to provide networking opportunities for members and to encourage and enhance professional advancement through educational and professional contacts. She was also President of the Naval Officers Wives Club in San Diego and a volunteer for The Wonders of Reading, an organization dedicated to improving the literacy and reading skills of children.
Kathleen and her husband Bob have been involved in their many parishes, teaching religious education and serving on parish councils. They have lived in Kingsmill for the past ten years, where Kathleen served on the board of the women’s club. She and her husband, Bob, are active members of Saint Bede where she now volunteers in the administration office.
Mr. Tim Cavazos
Mr. Tim Cavazos has worked at AFLAC for over 10 years. He spent the majority of his career in the New York City metropolitan area overseeing large cases, such as the FDNY, and serving in a variety of managerial roles within his organization. Tim moved from New York to Richmond, VA, to be closer to his family in Williamsburg, where he was raised. He enjoys playing golf and volunteering at the Massey Cancer Center at VCU.
Mr. Joseph R. Pincus, MBA
A Hampton Roads native, Joe attended Old Dominion University where he earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA. Currently a Project Manager for Dominion Power, Joe has worked in a variety of positions for Dominion Virginia Power, including Operations Engineer, Senior Planning and Budget Analyst, and Construction Projects Supervisor. Joe and Mary, his wife of 26 years, have four children, all of whom attended Catholic schools. Joe served on his parish council, taught youth and adult religious education for many years, and was instrumental in his parish men’s program, “That Man is You.” Joe also chaired the Saint Mary Star of the Sea school board for three years.
Mr. Robert Pacek
Bob has extensive experience in operations and management of government, private sector and non-profit businesses and entities. Commissioned as a Naval Officer after receiving a BS degree in Economics from the University of Wisconsin in 1965, Bob served as a Surface Warfare Officer aboard destroyers and cruisers both in the Atlantic and Pacific. He received his MS in Computer Science from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey CA and an MA in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College in Newport RI, subsequently serving in information management leadership positions in the Navy and Joint Staffs. After retiring from the Navy in 1992, Bob became an Information Technology executive, initially with small businesses providing IT support to government agencies and later as Chief Information Officer in the new Satellite Television Broadcasting Industry. Beginning in 2005 he served as a business consultant for start-up manufacturing and broadcasting companies in the Los Angeles area where he first served as a corporate Board Member. Since retiring to Williamsburg Bob has been an active volunteer: supporting St Bede Catholic Church where he served as a member of the Finance Committee and Building Committees, co-chair of the capital campaign that funded an administration and ministry building and developed a rental program for the new building that helps reduce the operating costs of the overall church campus. Additionally, he has volunteered with the AARP Foundation’s TaxAide Program for more than 10 years, locally as a tax counselor and nationally as a consultant helping modernize the Foundation’s technology to manage their 65,000 volunteers.