WASHINGTON (July 24, 2002) –- Belleville Bishop, Wilton D. Gregory, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), announced today the appointment of an additional 8 members to the National Review Board which will assist and monitor the USCCB's planned office for Child and Youth Protection. One additional appointment is awaiting confirmation of acceptance.
These appointments will bring the board to its full complement.
Those named today are: William R. Burleigh, chairman of the board and former CEO of the E.W. Scripps Company, Union, Kentucky; Nicholas P. Cafardi, dean of the Duquesne University Law School, Pittsburgh; Jane Chiles, former director of the Kentucky State Catholic Conference; Alice Bourke Hayes, president of the University of San Diego; Pamela D. Hayes, attorney in private practice with a concentration on criminal defense litigation and federal civil rights litigation, New York City; Paul R. McHugh, M.D., chairman, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, 1975 to 2001; Leon E. Panetta, director, Leon & Sylvia Panetta Institute for Public Policy, Monterey Bay, California; and Ray H. Siegfried, II, chairman of board, the NORDAM Group, Tulsa.
They join the previously announced members who form the board's "core group": the Honorable Frank Keating, governor of Oklahoma, chairman; Robert S. Bennett of the firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom, Washington, D.C.; Anne M. Burke, justice of the Illinois Court of Appeals; and Michael J. Bland, Psy.D., clinical counselor and clinical-pastoral coordinator for victim assistance ministry, Archdiocese of Chicago.
The core group nominated additional members for the Board with Bishop Gregory making additional choices and final appointments.
"I was greatly encouraged that so many distinguished Catholic lay people -- who already have numerous responsibilities and commitments -- responded so quickly to a request to assist the Conference," Bishop Gregory said.
"The membership of this board demonstrates that the Bishops are seeking the forthright advice of the laity to help resolve the crisis brought on by the sexual abuse of young people by members of the clergy and by whatever deficiencies there were in our past response to this abuse," Bishop Gregory continued.
Governor Keating said, "This is an impressive group of Catholic lay leaders who are committed to restoring credibility and faith in the Church.
"I appreciate their willingness to take on such a great challenge and I look forward to working with them."
The National Review Board is to function in tandem with the Office for Child and Youth Protection.
Its responsibilities are described in the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, adopted by the USCCB at its general meeting last June 13-15.
ARTICLE 8 of the Charter authorizes the establishment of an Office for Child and Youth Protection whose tasks will include:
- assisting individual dioceses/eparchies (dioceses of the Eastern Churches) in the implementation of "safe environment" programs as described in Article 12 of the Charter;
- assisting the provinces and regions into which the dioceses/eparchies are grouped in the development of appropriate mechanisms to audit adherence to policies;
- producing an annual public report on the progress made in implementing the standards in the Charter (including the names of those dioceses/eparchies which, in the judgment of the Office, are not in compliance with the provisions and expectations of the Charter).
ARTICLE 9 of the Charter states that the work of the Office for Child and Youth Protection will be assisted and monitored by a Review Board appointed by the Conference President and reporting directly to him. The board will:
- approve the annual report of the implementation of the Charter in each diocese/eparchy before the report is submitted to the President of the Conference and published;
- approve as well any recommendations that emerge from this review;
- commission a comprehensive study of the causes and context of the current crisis in order to understand the problem more fully and to enhance the effectiveness of future response;
- commission a descriptive study, with the full cooperation of the dioceses/eparchies, of the nature and scope of the problem within the Catholic Church in the United States, including such data as statistics on perpetrators and victims.
Bios of all members follow.
The Honorable Frank Keating, Governor of Oklahoma, Chairman
Gov. Frank Keating received his undergraduate degree in history from Georgetown University and returned to Oklahoma to earn his law degree at the University of Oklahoma in 1969. After service as an FBI agent, Keating was a local prosecutor in Tulsa. He later served in both houses of the Oklahoma Legislature, rising to minority leader of the State Senate, and was named U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Oklahoma in 1981. From 1985 through 1993 he served in Washington as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, Associate General and as General Counsel at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. In 1994, Keating was elected Governor of Oklahoma, and in 1998 he became only the second person and the first Republican to be re-elected to a second consecutive term. During his time as Governor, Keating has mobilized state clergy of all faiths to emphasize prayer and public awareness in response to such social ills as drug abuse, child abuse, divorce and domestic violence, and his statewide initiative to strengthen marriage has won national attention. Keating is term limited and will assume the presidency of the American Council of Life Insurers in Washington after he leaves office in January, 2003. He and his wife Cathy have three children, and their first grandchild, a granddaughter, was born July 4. Governor Keating is a lifelong Catholic communicant. In 1980 he received a papal appointment as a Knight of the Holy Sepulchre. He and his family attend St. Joseph's Old Cathedral and Corpus Christi Church in Oklahoma City.
Robert S. Bennett
Robert S. Bennett, a former federal prosecutor and a member of the defense bar since 1971, heads the international government enforcement group of the firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. He also leads the civil litigation practices of Skadden's Washington, D.C. office. A trial lawyer who has tried several high-profile cases, Bennett represents corporations, directors and officers in criminal, civil and SEC enforcement matters. He advises management and boards of directors on preventive and remedial measures. He also assists boards and audit committees in conducting internal investigations. Bennett has extensive experience representing clients before Congressional committees. From 1967-1970, Bennett was Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia. From 1976-1982, he served as Special Counsel on the District of Columbia Commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure. During the past decade, Bennett has served as Special Counsel to the United States Senate's Select Committee on Ethics in several major investigations and is also a judge on the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Justice Anne M. Burke
Justice Anne M. Burke has served on the Illinois Appellate Court, First District, since 1995. She was first appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court in 1995 and then was elected to the Appellate Court in 1996. Burke began her judicial career in 1987 when Governor Jim Thompson and, then, Governor Jim Edgar named her as the first woman to serve on the Illinois Court of Claims. She was appointed by Governor Edgar as Special Counsel for Child Welfare Services and a member of his Legislative Committee on Juvenile Justice. As Special Counsel, Burke helped reform the Cook County juvenile justice system, improving child protective services by establishing greater coordination and cooperation among the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, law enforcement agencies and other governmental bodies charged with protecting children. She was appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court to serve on its Special Commission on the Administration of Justice and the Board of Admissions to the Bar.
Michael J. Bland, Psy.D., D.Min.
Dr. Michael J. Bland is a clinical counselor at the Center for Psychological Services, Oak Lawn, Ill., and clinical-pastoral coordinator for Victim Assistance Ministry, Archdiocese of Chicago. Bland has worked for over ten years directly with victims of sexual abuse by church personnel, including clergy. He holds a doctorate in psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and a doctorate in ministry from the Chicago Theological Seminary. Bland has extensive clinical experience, including a psychology internship at the Department of Public Health, Division of Behavioral Health, City of Chicago and a two-year psychology externship at Chicago-Read Mental Health Center, an inpatient facility for the state of Illinois. Born in New Jersey and a graduate of St. Louis University, he is a nationally known consultant providing clinical and pastoral consultations to dioceses, religious communities, and other church related agencies. He is also a consultant to other not-for-profit and for profit agencies. Bland is a former Servite (Order Servants of Mary) priest and is himself a survivor (victim) of clergy sexual abuse as a minor.
William R. Burleigh
William R. Burleigh began his career as a journalist at The Evansville Press in May 1951 as a part-time sports reporter. In the late 1950s, he covered early school integration conflicts in the South and became the paper's first urban affairs reporter. He became city editor in 1962, managing editor in 1969 and editor and president in 1975. Burleigh was named editor of The Cincinnati Post on July 1, 1977. He became vice president and general editorial manager of Scripps Howard on January 1, 1984, and then senior VP/Newspapers & Publishing on September 1, 1986. He was named president and COO in 1994, and CEO in 1996. He became chairman of the board May 20, 1999, and retired as CEO September, 2000. From 1987-94, Burleigh served as president of the American Society of Newspaper Editors Foundation. He is married to Anne Husted Burleigh, an author. They have three children.
Nicholas P. Cafardi
Nicholas P. Cafardi, a native of Pittsburgh, is a professor of law and dean of the Duquesne University School of Law. His undergraduate degree is from the Gregorian University, Rome. He holds a masters in philosophy from Duquesne University. His law degree is from the University of Pittsburgh from which he graduated cum laude. He also received a licentiate in Canon Law from the University of St. Thomas in Rome, summa cum laude. Cafardi teaches courses in legal process, tax-exempt organizations, and canon law. His scholarly work has been published in numerous law reviews. He is the co-author, with Cardinal Adam Maida, of Church Property, Church Finances, and Church-Related Corporations. He was for 13 years legal counsel to the Diocese of Pittsburgh, and still represents numerous religious orders both as a canonist and as a civil lawyer. Cafardi is a member of the American Bar Association, the Allegheny County Bar Association, the St. Thomas More Society (Board of Governors), and the Canon Law Society of America. He was only the second layman in history to be elected to the Board of Governors of the Canon Law Society of America, on which he served 1991-1993.
Jane Chiles is the former Executive Director of the Catholic Conference of Kentucky. She served in this capacity from 1994 until her retirement in June of 2002. She currently serves as vice president of the National Association of State Catholic Conference Directors. Chiles has more than 20 years of community activism in issues ranging from affordable housing to substance abuse. Her voluntary board involvement includes 15 organizations and agencies, ranging from past president of the Junior League of Lexington through the advisory boards of directors of the Chrysalis House, the Lexington Public Library and the Volunteers of America. She is a member of the board of trustees of the Lexington Theological Seminary, an institution of the Disciples of Christ Church. Chiles has served on the National Public Policy and Advocacy Committee of the Catholic Health Association, an organization that represents the more than 1200 Catholic hospitals and long-term care facilities in the United States. She was elected to a second term on the board of trustees of the Catholic Health Association in 2001. A native of Racine, Wisconsin, Chiles is a graduate of Loyola University in Chicago with a degree in sociology.
Alice Bourke Hayes, Ph.D.
Alice Bourke Hayes, Ph.D., has been the president of the University of San Diego since 1995. She came to the University after six years as executive vice president and provost and professor of biology at St. Louis University. A native of Chicago, Hayes spent 27 years at Loyola University of Chicago, where she served as vice president for academic affairs (1987-1989), associate academic vice president (1980-1987), dean for the natural sciences (1977-1980), and chairperson of the department of natural science (1969-1977). Hayes is a member of the Boards of Trustees of the Pulitzer Publishing Company, Independent Colleges of Southern California, The San Diego Foundation, Loyola University of Chicago, ConAgra and Jack-in-the-Box. She is an advisory committee member for The Timken Museum of Art, The Mingei Museum, and The San Diego Opera. A biologist with a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Northwestern University, where she was a National Science Foundation Fellow, she has published numerous books and articles on the natural sciences and on Catholic higher education.
Pamela D. Hayes
Pamela D. Hayes graduated with honors from Northeastern University, Boston, in 1975, and from Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, in 1978. She opened the Law Offices of Pamela D. Hayes in 1993, located on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, with a concentration on criminal defense litigation and federal civil rights litigation. During her career, Hayes has worked for the State of New Jersey Office of the Public Defender; the Office of Court Administration, Supreme Court, New York County; and the Office for the Special Prosecutor for the New York City Criminal Justice System. In the Kings County, New York,(Borough of Brooklyn) District Attorney's Office (1990-1992), Hayes managed the day-to-day prosecution of cases involving sex offenses and child abuse. She is also an assistant professor at the John Jay School of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. Hayes has served as legal consultant and as an expert commentator for many television and radio outlets on the cable, national and local level. Her professional organizations and activities include the State Bars of Georgia, New Jersey, New York, and of the Supreme Court of the United States, Metropolitan Black Bar Association, Coalition of 100 Black Women, and the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (vice president of the board of directors).
Justice Petra Jimenez Maes
Petra Jimenez Maes is a native of New Mexico. She worked her way through UNM undergraduate and UNM Law School. When she graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 1973, she was one of the first two Hispanic Women to graduate from UNM Law School. In 1981 she was appointed to the First Judicial District Court by Governor Bruce King. Judge Maes was elected by the Judges of the First Judicial District Court as Chief Judge for two terms. She also served on the Governor's Task Force on Children, Youth and Families, the North Central Juvenile Services Committee, the Tri-County Gang Task Force, the Santa Fe County Jail Advisory Committee, and the Character Counts in Santa Fe Leadership Council. Justice Maes was elected to the Supreme Court in November 1998 and assumed her position on December 11, 1998.
Paul R. McHugh, M.D.
Paul R. McHugh, M.D., was Henry Phipps Professor and director of the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and psychiatrist-in-chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital from 1975-2001. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine named him Distinguished Service Professor in 1998. McHugh was founder and first director of the Bourne Behavioral Research Laboratory of New York Hospital, Westchester Division at Cornell. He was chairman of the medical board, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1984-89. From 1992-2001, he directed the Blades Center for Clinical Practice and Research in Alcohol/Drug Dependence at Hopkins. In 1986-89, McHugh was chairman of the NIH BioPsychology Study Section. Since 1987, he has been a member of the board of trustees of the Association for Research in Nervous and Mental Disease. He received the William C. Menninger Award, American College of Physicians, 1987, and the Joseph Zubin Award from the American Psychopathological Association, 1995. He was elected to the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences in 1992. In 2001, he was appointed by President Bush to the Presidential Council on Bioethics.
Hon. Leon E. Panetta
The Hon. Leon E. Panetta was born in Monterey, California, and attended both Catholic and public schools. He earned his BA degree at Santa Clara University and received his Juris Doctorate in 1963 from Santa Clara University Law School, where he was editor of the Law Review. He served as a first lieutenant in the army from 1964 to 1966 and received the Army Commendation Medal. In 1969, Panetta became special assistant to the Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare and the director of the U.S. Office for Civil Rights, where he was responsible for enforcement of equal education laws. In 1971, Panetta returned to California, where he practiced law in the Monterey firm of Panetta, Thompson & Panetta until he was elected to Congress in 1976. Panetta was a U.S. Representative from California's 16th (now 17th) district from 1977 to 1993. He left Congress in 1993, at the beginning of his ninth term, to become director of the Office of Management and Budget. Panetta was appointed chief of staff to the President of the United States on July 17, 1994, and served in that position until January 20, 1997. Panetta currently co-directs, with his wife Sylvia, the Leon & Sylvia Panetta Institute for Public Policy, based at California State University, Monterey Bay. The Institute seeks to attract thoughtful men and women to lives of public service and to prepare them for the public policy challenges of the 21st century.
Ray H. Siegfried, II
Ray H. Siegfried II is chairman of the board of The NORDAM Group, an international aviation service and manufacturing company. Siegfried acquired NORDAM out of bankruptcy in 1969. The company, which began with eight employees, has grown to include six divisions with facilities on three continents and a staff of over 2,500. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, he is active in numerous civic, business, cultural and community associations. Siegfried has served on the board of directors for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; Oklahoma State University; University of Tulsa; American Boxing Federation; and the University of Portland. He currently serves on the boards of the University of Notre Dame, Tulsa Community Foundation, Oklahoma Aquarium Foundation and president-elect of Conquistadores del Cielo. Siegfried also serves as chairman of the board for the General Aviation Manufacturers Association. Siegfried is an affiliate of St. Augustine Order of the Catholic Church and
invested as a Knight in the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. He and his wife, Milann, have six children and four grandchildren.
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