Meet the Board

COK-SM HSA 2017-18 Board Members


PRESIDENT:   Michelle O'Donnel 

Happily married, proud mom of Kelsey (7th grade) and Morgan (11th grade). BEHS ’88.    BA, MSM ’92. Girl Scout Leader. Organizer. Always willing to lend a hand. Grateful for the values, education, and strong community at COK-SM.  “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” – Albert Einstein 



Wife of Joey, mom of Caroline (10th at BE), Max (8th), Olivia (5th), Gracie (3rd)).  Charlestonian for 8 years.  Physical Therapist, lunch lady, substitute teacher, girl scout leader.  Lover of sports and athletics. Grateful for faith based education community for my children.  "Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be KIND. Always." 


SECRETARY:    Ann Marie Byrne 

Wife to Brian and mom to 3 girls: Ella (6th), Claire and Marin (4th). Charleston has been home for over 11 years, but proud Clevelander at heart. Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Duquesne University. Love being involved at COKSM, and my favorite day of the year is the annual Bazaar! "Your child will follow your example, not your advice."  


CO-TREASURER: Allison Heffernan 

Wife to Matt and mom to two boys; Will (2nd) and Murphy (2 years old). Native of Charleston, with stints in Columbia; Murrells Inlet; and Birmingham, Alabama. Proud graduate of Blessed Sacrament Catholic School; Bishop England High School; Clemson Univ.; and the Univ. Of South Carolina School of Law. Attorney with Scott & Corley, PA. Member of St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church; Junior League of Charleston; and Zeta Tau Alpha Alumnae Group. Grateful that my son has the opportunity to attend COKSM, and glad that I have a chance to give back. 


CO-TREASURER: Rainey Furlano 

Wife to Jesse and mom to Mia (5th) and Sammy (2nd). Graduate of the College of Charleston and lucky to have called Charleston home for nearly 20 years. Love to read and travel. My family and I feel very fortunate to be a part of the wonderful community at COKSM. "There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination and wonder." - Ronald Reagan 



Wife. Mother of Katherine (8th grade) and Alexis (6th grade). Ph.D. Runner. Triathlete. Jack of all trades, master of none, but I love new challenges!  "We must be the change we wish to see in the world.' ~ Mahatma Gandhi 


Make sure to say hello to the HSA board members the next time you see them at school!  You can always drop them a line at