Board of Directors

The board of directors consists of parents and past parents who strive to support the faculty of Kingswood and maintain the school’s mission and philosophy.  

Kingswood Academy’s Board of Directors meets regularly and can be reached at .

Matthew Kipp, President

Matt is a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.  Matt earned a B.A. from Yale University and holds a J.D. from Columbia University.  All four of Matt’s children attend Kingswood.

Hernando Manrique

Hernando is an independent management consultant for small and medium sized companies.  Hernando holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management, and a Master’s Degree in Information Management.  Hernando has been involved with Kingswood since 1999.  All five of Hernando’s children attended and graduated from Kingswood.

Lisa Bergman

Lisa is the owner of St. Augustine Academy Press, a Catholic publishing house specializing in reprints of Catholic Classics, mostly focusing on children’s catechesis.  Lisa holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame.  Lisa is the mother of six children, all of whom have attended or are now attending Kingswood.


Aaron Potter

Aaron is a partner at White & Case LLP.  Aaron holds a Bachelor of Music from Biola University, a Master of Arts in Teaching from George Fox University, and a J.D. from Notre Dame Law School.  Aaron has nine children, all of whom have attended or are now attending Kingswood Academy.


Fr. Jerome Kish

Fr. Jerome Kish grew up on a family farm in Beecher, Illinois, in Will County. He attended the University of Illinois in Urbana and Chicago, where he studied Electrical Engineering. During his graduate studies he also tutored at the Midtown Center. Fr. Kish was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Joliet in 1998. He served extensively in the Western Suburbs both as parochial vicar and pastor. In the beginning years of Kingswood and his priesthood he was able to celebrate Mass and hear Confessions at the original campus. A number of his nieces and nephews attended Kingswood also. He is currently pastor of St. Mary Nativity and Holy Cross parishes in Joliet.


Rich Garro

Rich is the Controller for Turano Baking Company. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois and holds his M.B.A. from Benedictine University. Rich has 2 children. His daughter graduated from KA last year, and his son is currently a 6th grader here.

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