Representative Council


How to Be An Effective Rep Council Member:

  • REPRESENT your whole province/organization (represented constituency)!
  • RESEARCH agenda items before you come to meetings!
  • SEEK feedback from your represented constituency!
  • LISTEN to your represented constituency when vetting candidates for the board, and CAST your vote accordingly!
  • SHARE what you have learned at NCCL gatherings in your represented constituency!
  • WHAT say you?!  Bring your unique gifts and fresh approach to serving NCCL!
Region/Provinces Diocesan Representative Term Expires Parish Catechetical Leader Representative Term Expires

Region 1

Province of Boston

Mary Jane Silvia Fall 2020 Currently No Rep

Region 1

Province of Hartford

Kelly Henderschedt Fall 2020 Currently No Rep

Region 2

Province of NY

Linda Mehlenbacher Fall 2020 Currently No Rep

Region 3

Province of Philadelphia

Ann Menna Fall 2021 Currently No Rep

Region 3

Province of Newark

Currently No Rep Currently No Rep

Region 4

Provinces of Baltimore and Washington

Sara Blauvelt Spring 2021 Marie Lybolt Spring 2020

Region 5

Provinces of Mobile and New Orleans

Currently No Rep Currently No Rep

Region 5

Province of Louisville

Currently No Rep Currently No Rep

Region 6

Province of Detroit

Currently No Rep Marinell High Fall 2017

Region 6

Province of Cincinnati

Barbara Romanello-Wichtman Fall 2019 Justin Huyck Spring 2020

Region 7

Province of Indianapolis

Kathy Gallo  Spring 2022 Michelle Ross Spring 2020

Region 7

Province of Chicago

Currently No Rep Fall 2019 M. Magdalena Gonzalez Fall 2019

Region 7

Province of Milwaukee

Becky Thompson Fall 2019

Region 8

Province of St. Paul Minneapolis

Eric Pederson  Fall 2020 Currently No Rep

Region 9

Province of Kansas City

Currently No Rep Currently No Rep

Region 9

Province of Omaha

Currently No Rep Currently No Rep

Region 9

Province of Dubuque

Joanne Pohland Fall 2021 Currently No Rep

Region 9

Province of St. Louis

Currently No Rep Currently No Rep

Region 10

Provinces of Galveston Houston and San Antonio

Sr. Beatriz Martinez-Garcia, SSND Spring 2021 Alison Pope Fall 2021

Region 10

Province of Oklahoma City

Currently No Rep Currently No Rep

Region 11

Province of Los Angeles

Maria Olivia “Marioly” Galvan Fall 2017 Currently No Rep

Region 11

Province of San Francisco

Anelita Reyes Fall 2020 Currently No Rep

Region 12

Province of Seattle

Currently No Rep Theresa Paul Spring 2020

Region 12

Province of Portland

Currently No Rep Currently No Rep

Region 12

Province of Anchorage

Bonnie Bezousek Fall 2020 Currently No Rep

Region 13

Province of Denver

Currently No Rep Currently No Rep

Region 13

Province of Santa Fe

Angela A. Gaetano Fall 2020 Currently No Rep

Region 14

Province of Atlanta

Michael Martocchio Spring 2020 Currently No Rep

Region 14

Province of Miami

Sr. Margaret Kuntz Spring 2019 Jorge Santibanez Fall 2019
Archdiocese of the Military Services Jose Amaya Fall 2020 Cynthia Cline
Federation for Catechesis with Hispanics Miriam Hidalgo, President
ORGANIZATION Representative(s)
CRS Kristin Witte, Director of Catholic Educational Engagement
NCPD Esther Garcia, Director of Outreach and Diocesan Relations
NFCYM Christina Lamas, Executive Director
Michael Theisin, Director of Ministry Formation
NACMP Bill Miller, Interim President
NALM Keith Davis, President
NAFSCC Diane Kledzick, Representative
NCEA Andrea Kopp, Assistant Director of Professional Development
USCCB David Spesia, Executive Director of Office for Evangelization and Catechesis Secretariat
Eastern Rite Currently No Rep
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President Denise Utter Spring 2021
Vice President Jayne Mondoy Spring 2021
Treasurer John Gaffney Spring 2021
Secretary Pending Spring 2021
At Large Board Members (5) Vacancy Spring 2019
Richard Drabik Spring 2020
Jackie Hopper Spring 2020
Dennis Johnson Spring 2019
Peter Ductram Spring 2020
Executive Director Margaret Matijasevic
Episcopal Moderator Pending
USCCB Liaison Marilyn Santos
Leadership Discernment Committee (LDC)
Chairperson Tish Scargill
Diocesan Director Forum Representative Ann Pinckney
Diocesan Staff Forum Representative Maureen Poulin
Parish Catechetical Leader Forum Representative Judith Brusseau