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  • Saint Francis University Board of Trustees

    The most prominent steward of this institution is the Saint Francis University Board of Trustees who are entrusted with overseeing the mission, vision, and advancement of the University.  The Board of Trustees was established in 1967, replacing the former Board of Control, which had been comprised solely of Franciscan friars.

    Chairman of the Board

    • Very Rev. Joseph Lehman, T.O.R., Ph.D., Loretto, PA


    • Very Rev. Malachi Van Tassell, T.O.R., Ph.D., Loretto, PA


    • Dr. James Burke, Class of '88, Altoona, PA, President of Allegheny Brain & Spine Surgeons
    • Michael Calandra, Class of '84, Pittsburgh, PA, Executive Vice President of Frank Calandra Inc. and Jennmar
    • John "Jack" Eckenrode, Class of '74, Madison, CT, Global Chief of Security, State Street Bank (ret.) and Agent in Charge of Philadelphia FBI (ret.)
    • Lawrence Giannone, Class of '72, Johnstown, PA, Financial Advisor, Raymond James Financial
    • Kenneth Horoho, Jr., Esq., Class of '77, Pittsburgh, PA, Partner, Gentile, Horoho & Avalli, P.C.
    • Jacqueline Martella, Jennerstown, PA, President and CEO of Boswell Pharmacy Services and Martella's Pharmacy
    • Paul S. McGrath, Jr., Class of ’79, Pittsburgh, PA, Founder and Senior Managing Director, McGrath McCall, P.C.
    • Br. Nathan Meckey, T.O.R., Steubenville, OH, Franciscan University
    • Kevin Miller, Class of '90, Pittsburgh, PA, Managing Director, Northwestern Mutual
    • Brittni Moore, Class of 2008, Buffalo, NY
    • The Hon. Judith Ference Olson, Class of '79, Pittsburgh, PA, Superior Court of Pennsylvania
    • Frank Pasqualone, Newtown, PA, COO Theravance Biopharma, Inc.
    • Rev. Gregory Plow, T.O.R., Washington, D.C., Saint Louis Friary
    • Teresa Kaminski Polley, Class of '82, Norwalk, CT, President and CEO Financial Accounting Foundation
    • Frank Quitoni, Johnstown, PA, President and General Manager, WWCP-TV (ret.)
    •  Jean Payne Rogers, Class of '82, Glen Burnie, MD, Retired, Social Worker, Geriatrics
    • Paul Sansone, Class of '88, Atlanta, GA, Partner, TechCXO
    • Rev. Jonathan St. Andre, T.O.R., Steubenville, OH, Franciscan University of Steubenville
    • John Sullivan, Class of ’67, Newtown, PA, Retired President, ABB North America Power Products and Systems Segment
    • Dr. James Takacs, Class of '82, Ebensburg, PA, Owner, Ebensburg Animal Hospital
    • Joy Thoma, Class of '80, Purchase, NY, Senior VP for HR International Markets, Mastercard International
    • Rev. Jude Ventiquattro, T.O.R., Class of '70, Pittsburgh, PA, Queen of Peace Friary
    • Joseph F. Waterman, Class of '73, Berwyn, PA, retired, CFO, Procurian, Inc.
    • Rev. Patrick Whittle, T.O.R., Washington, D.C., Saint Louis Friary
    • Rev. Vincent Yeager, T.O.R., Steubenville, OH, Franciscan University of Steubenville

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