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Meet The Staff

Chris Cook

Director of Advancement

  213-382-2315 ext. 8309

Chris Cook and husband Jeff Healy joined the St. James’ community as parents in the fall of 2006 and have two boys, Will '13 and Jamie '18. Chris joined the Senior Administration in October 2011 as the Director of Advancement. Chris has worked professionally as a fundraiser for various academic institutions, non-profit organizations and political campaigns. He most recently served as the Assistant Dean, Director of Development for the USC School of Dramatic Arts. Before USC, he worked for six years with the national media advocacy organization, GLAAD, as their Campaign Director and their Director of Annual Giving. He also worked as a fundraising consultant with People for the American Way, The Liberty Hill Foundation, and GLSEN. Earlier on he had a successful career as a film and television producer, working closely with Norman Jewison. Chris graduated from the UCLA School of Theatre after growing up in western Michigan.

Nari Kye

Assistant Director of Advancement

  213-382-2315 ext. 8306

Nari joined the St. James' community in summer of 2015 after previously working at Marlborough School and the Center for Early Education. She is thrilled to be a part of the school and its extraordinary community.

Marissa Boyle


  213-382-2315 ext. 8312

Marissa joined St. James' in 2017 after working in the independent school world in New York City for several years. She is a journalism graduate of Northeastern University and a Florida native.