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Board of Trustees

  • 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

    • Lawrence Giannone, Class of '72, Johnstown, PA, Financial Advisor, Raymond James Financial


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


    • Rev. Seraphim Beshoner, T.O.R., Ph.D., Steubenville, OH, Franciscan University
    • Michael Calandra, Class of '84, Pittsburgh, PA, Executive Vice President of Frank Calandra Inc. and Jennmar
    • Sr. Katherine Caldwell, T.O.R., Regular Penance of the Sorrowful Mother
    • Linda Eremita, Pittsburgh, PA, Senior Vice President, George K. Baum & Company
    • Daniel Friedrich, Class of '76, Bradenton, FL, CEO, Blake Medical Center (ret.)
    • Kenneth Horoho, Jr., Esq., Class of '77, Pittsburgh, PA, Partner, Gentile, Horoho & Avalli, P.C.
    • Jacqueline Martella, Pennsylvania, 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
    • The Hon. Judith Ference Olson, Class of '79, Pittsburgh, PA, Superior Court of Pennsylvania
    • Frank Pasqualone, Newtown, PA, COO Theravance Biopharma, Inc.
    • Teresa Kaminski Polley, Class of '82, Norwalk, President and CEO Financial Accounting Foundation
    • Frank Quitoni, Johnstown, PA, President and General Manager, WWCP-TV
    • Rev. Luke Robertson, T.O.R., Steubenville, OH, Franciscan University of Steubenville
    • Jean Payne Rogers, Class of '82, Glen Burnie, MD, Retired, Social Worker, Geriatrics
    • Paul Sansone, Class of '88, Duluth, GA, Entrepreneur
    • Rev. Sean Sheridan, T.O.R., Steubenville, OH, President, Franciscan University
    • Brittni Smallwood-Moore, Class of 2008, Buffalo, NY
    • 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
    • Michael Walker, Class of '81, Greensburg, PA, Owner, Loyalhanna Management Services
    • Joseph F. Waterman, Class of '73, Berwyn, PA, retired, CFO, Procurian, Inc.
    • Rev. Patrick Whittle, T.O.R., Washington, D.C., Saint Louis Friary

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