Inside SFS

Cathy Manshel

Chair, Public Purpose Committee
Member, Executive Committee
Parent of 6th Grader and Alumnus (2016)

Cathy joined the SFS community in 2013 as a middle school parent.  At SFS, prior to joining the board in 2015, she lead admissions tours and served as a room parent.  As a parent leader for 10 years at Buena Vista Horace Mann, a public Spanish immersion school in the Mission, Cathy served at President of the PTA, School Site Council Member and grant writer.

Cathy is passionate that all children deserve access to high quality, engaging education environments. As a trustee, she works to share her perspective from her years as a public school parent and community advocate to help SFS fulfill its mission. As chair of the Public Purpose committee, she works to connect and engage our community with the broader community and cultivate the humanitarian promise in each of us.

After graduating from Tufts University with a degree in Child Study and American Studies, Cathy shifted from her focus on kids and families to work in product development and licensing for children’s merchandise for stores across the US. Through her consulting practice, CLM Marketing Strategies, Cathy works with companies and non profits to execute their strategic goals.

Cathy and her husband Bill Rusitzky are parents to Isabell, 6th grade and Mitchell, a sophomore in high school.