USCCB News Release
May 22, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Educators, Psychologists, Judges, Civic Association Leader Named To National Review Board
WASHINGTON—Two educators, a psychologist, a district court judge and a civic association leader have been named to the National Review Board for three-year terms beginning June 1. Another psychologist and judge have been tapped for three-year terms beginning June 1, 2009.
Members to begin their term in June include Ana Maria Catanzaro, R.N., Ph.D., Ruben Gallegos, Ph.D., Al J. Notzon, III, Thomas Plante, Ph.D., and Geraldine Rivera, J.D. New members to begin in 2009 include Charles Handel, Ed.D. and Anna Moran, J.D.
Cardinal Francis George made the appointments in May.
The NRB reviews diocesan compliance with the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, oversees diocesan audits on child protection policies and practices, and recommends ways to ensure child protection in the future.
Ana Maria Catanzaro, R.N., Ph.D. , is associate professor, director of public health programs and director of La Salle Neighborhood Nursing Center at La Salle University in Philadelphia. She holds a master of nursing degree from La Salle, a master of arts degree in religious studies/moral theology from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, a master of health sciences degree in clinical research from Duke University, and a Ph.D. from the School of Theology and Religious Studies at The Catholic University of America. She did post-doctoral work at Duke University Center for Theology, Spirituality, and Health in the Center for Aging and Human Development. She is a member of the Philadelphia Archdiocesan Review Board for the Protection of Children and Young People.
Ruben Gallegos, Ph.D. , is executive director of International Educational Services, Inc., a childcare association for Central American unaccompanied minors. Previously he spent 33 years as an educator. He holds a doctor of philosophy degree from East Texas Sate University. He has worked with Serra International, an association to promote vocations to priesthood and religious life, and was a Serra district governor, 2002-2004.
Al J. Notzon III recently retired as the director of the Alamo Area Council of Governments, a Texas association of local governments. He holds a bachelor's degree in economics from St. Mary's University, and has done graduate work in economics, law and urban planning. He is active in the Archdiocese of San Antonio and currently is chairman of the Archdiocesan Review Board.
Thomas Plante, Ph.D. , is professor of psychology at Santa Clara University and adjunct clinical associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. He earned his doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Kansas and did a post-doctoral fellowship at Yale University in clinical and health psychology. He is a member of the Diocese of San Jose, California, Diocesan Review Board and the California Province of the Society of Jesus Sensitive Issues Team. He is author of the book Sin Against the Innocents: Sexual Abuse by Priests and the Role of the Catholic Church.
Geraldine Rivera, J.D. , is a judge of the District Court, 2nd Judicial District, State of New Mexico. She holds a juris doctor degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law, where she was editor of the New Mexico Law Review. She is a past board member of Catholic Charities and a past defender of the bond of the marriage tribunal of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe.
Charles Handel, Ed.D., is a psychologist in Cincinnati. His practice includes evaluation of and psychotherapy with children, adolescents and adults and psychotherapy with families. He also is a supervising psychologist with Central Clinic where he supervises doctoral students from local universities. He is an adjunct professor of psychology at Xavier University. He holds a doctor of education degree in psychology from the University of Cincinnati and has been a member of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Review Board since 1996.
Anna Moran, J.D. is a judge on the Kenai, Alaska, Superior Court, Third Judicial District. She earned her juris doctor degree from Northwestern School of Law, Lewis and Clark College. Her duties as magistrate include contested domestic relations cases, and probate and guardianship proceedings.