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Meet The Staff

Chris Cook

Director of Advancement

  213-382-2315 ext. 8309
  ccook@sjsla.org

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
  nkye@sjsla.org

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.


Andrew Wright

Communications Manager

  213-382-2315 ext. 8305
  awright@sjsla.org

 Andrew joined St. James' in summer of 2016, bringing years of experience as a graphic designer to the Communications Manager position. From 2011-13 Andrew previously taught the after-school chess program at St. James' which made him eager to join in full time. He is a Tampa native and spends his weekend playing and coaching roller hockey in Burbank.


Marissa Boyle

DONOR RELATIONS & ADVANCEMENT EVENT COORDINATOR

  213-382-2315 ext. 8312
  mboyle@sjsla.org

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.