MISBO Office 

MISBO
1640 Powers Ferry Road SE
Building 20, Suite 200
Marietta, GA 30067
(404) 921-3810 Office, (404) 921-3816 Fax

Website: www.misbo.com
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Blog: www.misboblog.com

MISBO Staff

Damian Kavanagh, Ed.S., CAE, Executive Director
Full Biography
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Since July 2017, Damian has served as Executive Director of MISBO. Prior to accepting this position, Damian spent seven years as a Vice President with SAIS where he oversaw the accreditation and membership programs of the association. Damian has presented and facilitated over 250 workshops to every level of independent school leadership in addition to universities and independent school associations. He has conducted research and published and presented at numerous state, regional, national, and international independent school conferences on a wide variety of topics related to independent school organizational effectiveness and sustainability.


Michelle Shea, Associate Executive Director
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Named as the Associate Executive Director for MISBO in November 2017, Michelle supports all initiatives at MISBO. With a professional background in marketing, she focuses on mass communications, including our website and social media content as well as all print materials. In 2016, Michelle was primarily responsible for MISBO’s rebranding effort. Prior to joining MISBO, Michelle served as the Director of Strategic Marketing and Communications for The Rumson Country Day School in New Jersey. Before entering the independent school world, Michelle worked for 15 years in the corporate environment as either Director of Marketing, or in boutique advertising agencies. Additionally, Michelle was a successful entrepreneur and business consultant for 10 years. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with concentrations in finance, management, and marketing from Monmouth University in New Jersey.


Jay Danielson, Director, Vendor Relations 
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Jay has almost 25 years of purchasing experience, with over 16 of those working specifically with independent schools through MISBO. Jay works with member schools to understand their needs and then sources vendors to secure contracts that will provide savings to enrich the learning environment at each facility. Prior to joining MISBO, he worked in the Global Procurement and Trading division for The Coca-Cola Company at their corporate offices in Atlanta, Georgia.


Dianne Sagaas, Director, Education
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Dianne joined MISBO in 1997, after serving as the first Facilities Director for The Galloway School in Atlanta, Georgia. She currently manages a variety of projects including the MISBO Webinar Series, MISBO On The Road, and the Digital Educational Resources program. Prior to working with schools, Dianne was a licensed REALTOR© and a Project Manager in the building management industry. She studied psychology and architecture at Gordon College.


Lindsay Cuppia, Program and Events Manager
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In her role with MISBO, Lindsay is the go-to person for conference and live event logistics. She communicates with all attendees, including speakers and sponsors, and she works with venues to ensure all event aspects are orchestrated efficiently. Before coming to MISBO, Lindsay supported 10 commercial real estate agents at Lavista Associates, Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia, where she performed various tasks such as listing properties, creating marketing proposals, and editing contracts. Prior to that, Lindsay worked in an art gallery in Atlanta and held internships at two museums, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Virginia and the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. She graduated cum laude from the University of Richmond with double majors in art history and Italian studies.


Susan Flanagan, Vendor and Member Engagement Manager
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Susan supports vendor and school relationships by maintaining information in the MISBO portal and providing strategic reporting and feedback. She facilitates communications with vendors concerning contracts and product offerings, assisting in providing optimal vendor exposure. Susan also supports schools with the Digital Educational Resources online ordering process and with maximizing their MISBO benefits. Susan has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and an MBA with an emphasis in MIS.


Cheryl Goode, IT/Database Manager
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After a career with SunTrust, Cheryl returned to school in 2003 to earn an associate degree in IT from DeKalb Technical College (Georgia Piedmont College). Following an internship at the City of Decatur Schools, Cheryl worked temporarily with the IT Department at The Westminster Schools where she was introduced to MISBO. For the past 11 years, Cheryl has maintained the Association’s database and website and has been the go-to person for all technical issues for staff and the membership.


Jean Horn, Accounting Manager
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Jean has 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, including 15 years in mortgage banking and 10 years as a staff accountant. As the Association’s accounting manager, she answers questions about invoices for membership renewal, school volume fees, and electronic resources.