Media Expert, Businesswoman/Talk Show Host, Pediatrician Named to National Review Board
WASHINGTON (May 24, 2011)—A media expert, a businesswoman/talk show host and a pediatrician have been named to the National Review Board for four-year terms, 2011-2015, beginning in June.
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The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops established the National Review Board during their meeting in June of 2002. The functions of the Board were revised slightly and reconfirmed in June of 2005 when the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People was revised and extended through 2010. The purpose of the National Review Board is to collaborate with the USCCB in preventing the sexual abuse of minors in the United States by persons in the service of the Church.
Functions of the National Review Board:
- Advise the Committee for the Protection of Children and Young People on matters of child and youth protection specifically on policies and practices.
- Review the work of the Secretariat of Child and Youth Protection and make specific recommendations to its Director, assisting the Director in the development of resources for dioceses and eparchies.
- Oversee the completion and dissemination of the study of the causes and context of the recent crisis of sexual abuse in the Church, including periodic assessment of data and preliminary results during the course of this study.
- Review, prior to publication, the annual report of the Secretariat of Child and Youth Protection on implementing and maintaining the standards of the Charter and any approval and publication to the Conference President.
- Advise the Conference President on future members of the Board and future Directors of the Office.
- Advise the Committee for the Protection of Children and Young People on the annual audit process prescribed in the Charter, including methods, scope, and personnel.
- Alert and inform the appropriate parties of concerns that emerge from the above responsibilities that may run counter to the spirit of the Charter.
- Consult as requested with the Conference President, the Committee for the Protection of Children and Young People, the Administrative Committee, and other USCCB or relevant Church entities on matters relating to the protection of children and young people from sexual abuse.
- Make appropriate recommendations to prevent sexual abuse of minors.
Members of the National Review Board
|Diane M. Knight, ACSW, CISW Ms. Knight has been a social worker for 40 years and spent the first 20 of those years working in child protection and related child welfare services for Milwaukee County Department of Social Services. She then went to work for Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee where she worked for 16 years, the last 7 as Executive Director. She retired from the position in early 2007. During those years she worked with the diocese in development of its policies, practices and procedures regarding clergy sexual abuse. She hired and supervised the diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator. She has served on the Archdiocesan Community Advisory Board since 1993; this board, along with the Diocesan Review Board, advises the Archbishop of Milwaukee in the ongoing response to victim/survivors and the ongoing work of creating safe environments for children. In addition she serves on the Milwaukee Area Review Board, which advises the major superiors of religious men on matters relating to sexual abuse of minors, including review and investigation of allegations. In addition, Ms. Knight serves on numerous other boards and committees in the Milwaukee metro area and has served on the Code of Ethics Task Force of Catholic Charities USA. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Social Welfare (1970) and Masters Degree in Social Work (1975), both from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Ms. Knight was appointed to the USCCB National Review Board in June of 2007 and was appointed as Chair beginning in June of 2009.
Ana Maria Catanzaro, R.N., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of the School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions and the Chair of Graduate Nursing Programs at Holy Family University in Philadelphia. Prior to this position, Dr. Catanzaro was an 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 science in 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. Dr. Catanzaro is married to Vincent and has four grown children and five grandchildren. (appointed 2008)
Mike Clark, is an award-winning anchor at WTAE-TV Channel 4, an ABC affiliate, and provides commentary for the Fox Sports Radio broadcasts of the University of Pittsburgh women’s basketball games. He also writes a monthly column on parenting and youth sports for the Pittsburgh Sports Report and KidSport magazine. He is an adjunct professor in journalism at Duquesne University and has served on many charity boards, including Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Pittsburgh, where he serves on the Executive Board and the DePaul School for Hearing and Speech. He is a graduate of St. John’s University in New York. (appointed 2009)
|Ruben Gallegos, Ph.D., is President/CEO 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 and was awarded the Distinguished Alumnus Award by Texas Southmost College. He has worked with Serra International, an association to promote vocations to priesthood and religious life, and was a Serra district governor, 2002-2004. He resides in the Diocese of Brownsville. (appointed 2008)|
|Antoine M. Garibaldi, Ph.D., a nationally recognized educator, is the sixth president of Gannon University, a Catholic university of the Diocese of Erie, Pennsylvania. He received his undergraduate degree from Howard University magna cum laude and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Minnesota. The author of more than 11 books and monographs and more than 80 research articles and book chapters, Garibaldi is a fellow of both the American Psychological Association and the American Educational Research Association. He serves on the boards of several national higher education organizations including the American Council on Education, Council of Independent Colleges, National Association of College and University Business Officers, and Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania; University of St. Thomas (MN) Board of Trustees, Seton Hall University Board of Regents and the Board of Directors of the Sister Thea Bowman Black Catholic Educational Foundation. Prior to becoming the president of Gannon University in 2001, Garibaldi served as Provost and Chief Academic Officer at Howard University between 1996 - 2000 and as Professor and Chairman of the Education Department, Dean of Arts and Sciences and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Xavier University of Louisiana between 1982 - 1996. In November 2006, he received the Papal honor of Knight of St. Gregory the Great. (appointed 2009)|
|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. (appointed 2009)|
|Emmet M. Kenney, Jr. M.D., is the founder of St. Sophie's, a psychiatric and addiction center in Fargo, North Dakota that offers services according to Catholic healthcare principles. He is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine. He conducted psychiatric training at the University of Minnesota, and completed his child & adolescent psychiatric fellowship at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Kenney is Clinical Associate Professor in the departments of Neurosciences and Pediatrics at the University of North Dakota. In 1996, he co-founded Prairie St. John's, a hospital healthcare system that is the largest private provider of psychiatric and addictions services in North Dakota. He has served on the Boards of the North Dakota Hospital Association, First Choice Clinic, Dorothy Day House, Ronald McDonald House, and Fargo Catholic Schools Network Foundation Board and has been an executive council member of the Northern Lights Council of the Boy Scouts of America and a member of the Fargo Catholic Schools Council. (appointed 2007)|
|Justice Robert Charles Kohm serves on the New York State Supreme Court. A native of New York City, New York, he is a graduate of New York University and Brooklyn Law School. He served as Captain in the United States Army Reserves from 1964-1969. He was a Judge of the Civil Court of the City of New York from 1990-1992 and was elected to the New York State Supreme Court in 1992 and re-elected in 2006. His work has included both bench and jury trials in the areas of criminal law, negligence, product liability, malpractice and commercial law. Judge Kohm has served as co-chairperson of the Judicial Skills Committee which created educational courses for Judges. He has lectured and co-authored publications for the education of the judiciary. He is an Adjunct Assistant professor at St. John's University and has taught courses in Business Law. He is past President of the Association of Justices of the Supreme Court of the State of New York. He is President of St. Ann's Church Holy Name Society in Queens, New York and a member of the Knights of Columbus, Columbian Lawyers Association and the Catholic Lawyers Guild. Judge Kohm is married to Muriel Kohm, an educator with a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education. They have been married for 41 years and have three sons and three grandchildren. (appointed 2007)|
|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 include all types of criminal cases, civil and family law cases, contested domestic relations cases, and probate and guardianship proceedings. (appointed 2009)|
|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. (appointed 2008)|
|Thomas G. Plante, Ph.D., is professor of psychology and director of the spirituality and health institute at Santa Clara University and adjunct clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. He maintains a private clinical practice that includes conducting psychological evaluations for applicants to ordained ministry in the Catholic and Episcopal Churches. He earned his doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Kansas and completed 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 Incidents Team. He is editor of the book Sin Against the Innocents: Sexual Abuse by Priests and the Role of the Catholic Church as well as Bless Me Father for I Have Sinned: Perspectives on Sexual Abuse Committee by Roman Catholic Priests. (appointed 2008)|
|Judge Geraldine Rivera sits on 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. (appointed 2008)|
|Susan Steibe-Pasalich, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and the director of the University Counseling Center of the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, and a concurrent assistant professor in the department of psychology. She received her doctorate from the University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. She is a member of the Lay Review and Advisory Board for the Protection of Children and Young People for the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Indiana, and serves on several committees at Notre Dame, including the Student-Athlete Drug Testing Committee, the Committee for Academic and Student Life and the University Wellness Committee. She has been married to her husband, Dan, for 17 years, and they have one daughter. (appointed 2007)|
|Stephen A. Zappala Jr. is in his second decade as Allegheny County District Attorney in Pittsburgh PA. During his administration, Mr. Zappala established and maintains the office’s first dedicated units to prosecute both child abuse cases and domestic violence cases. He also serves as a founding member of the nationally recognized “Cribs For Kids” program. The program, sponsored by the SIDS Alliance of Pennsylvania, works to ensure that all infants have a safe sleeping environment in their early years. Mr. Zappala earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pittsburgh and his Doctor of Law degree from Duquesne University.|