Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School announced the appointment of new members to its board of trustees, including local residents Jil Simpson Ross and Tim Doody, and Laurel Azzarello McGrath.

An alumna of the Harold Ramis Film School at The Second City Chicago, Ross is a screenwriter, producer, filmmaker and playwright. She is the founder and creative director of Literacy Live, the Chicago read-in for WVON-FM radio, and author of “The Shenanigans Series,” a children’s chapter book series.

She previously worked for 17 years as the lead service director for United Airlines. Ross is a Virtus instructor in her parish of St. Walter Roman Catholic Church and a volunteer with Easter Seals and the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

Doody is an attorney and partner in the law firm of Weis DuBrock Doody and Maher. He also holds a CPA certification from DePaul University. Doody and his wife, Lisa, are the parents of a daughter, Bridget, and a son, Tim.

Doody currently serves on the finance committee of the McAuley Board of Trustees and is involved with the Fathers’ Club. He also serves on the board of directors for the Beverly Area Planning Association and is an active member of the parish of Christ the King (CK) Roman Catholic Church, where he is a member of the parish council and past president of the CK School Foundation and CK Athletic Committee.

McGrath is a retired business technology executive with extensive experience leading organizations and companies in the development and execution of IT strategies.

She is active in her parish of St. Julie Billiart Roman Catholic Church where she serves as a Eucharistic minister and is involved with the peace and justice ministry. She also sits on the Computing and Digital Media Leadership Advisory Board for DePaul University. McGrath has been a Mercy Associate since 2013.