Board of Advisors

His Eminence Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, D.D., S.T.D.


Archbishop of Chicago

Very Reverend John Kartje, S.T.D., Ph.D.


Mr. Thomas R. Kiley

Board of Advisors Chair, Lay Board Member

Chief Executive Officer - Great Lakes Advisors, LLC

Mr. Mike Bruni

Development Committee Chair, Lay Board Member

Partner - HPS Chicago

Mr. Robert J. Platt

Finance Committee Chair, Lay Board Member

President - Mostardi Platt

Ms. Amy Davidson

Nominating Committee Chair, Lay Board Member

Very Reverend Thomas A. Baima, M.B.A., S.T.D.

Ex Officio Board Member


Mrs. Marlene Byrne

Lay Board Member

CEO - Celtic Chicago, Inc.

Dr. Gerald M. Casey

Lay Board Member

Retired Physician

Mr. James L. Claus

Lay Board Member

Retired Executive VP - Tishman Hotel Corporation

Mr. Patrick J. Coleman

Lay Board Member

President/CEO - Coleman Group Consulting

Mr. Joseph M. Guinan, Jr.

Lay Board Member

Chairman and CEO - Advantage Futures LLC

Most Reverend Ronald A. Hicks, D. Min.

Sending Bishop Member

Bishop of Joliet, IL

Mrs. Julie Jansen Kraemer

Lay Board Member

Most Reverend Jerome E. Listecki, D.D., J.C.D.

Bishop Board Member

Archbishop of Milwaukee, WI

Ms. Meredith Siegfried Madden

Lay Board Member

CEO - Nordam Group Inc.

Dr. Peter Madden

Lay Board Member

Intensive Care Specialist - St. John's Medical Center

Ms. Maura Ann McBreen

Lay Board Member

Partner - Baker & McKenzie, LLP

Mr. William M. McErlean

Lay Board Member

Partner - Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Most Reverend Michael McGovern

Bishop Board Member

Bishop of Belleville, IL

Mr. Joseph Nemmers

Lay Board Member

Retired Executive - Abbott Labs

Reverend Donald J. Nevins

Priest Board Member

Pastor - St. Agnes of Bohemia Parish

Mrs. Peggy Pandaleon

Lay Board Member

Formation Program Advisor - Word on Fire

Ms. Tonise Paul

Lay Board Member

Chairman - Energy BBDO

Reverend Edward Pelrine, M.Div., M.B.A.

Ex Officio Board Member

Vice Rector, Dean of Admissions

Ms. Mary Lou Paluch Rafferty

Lay Board Member

Owner/President - J.S. Paluch Company, Inc.

Most Reverend David L. Ricken, D.D., J.C.L.

Sending Bishop Member

Bishop of Green Bay, WI

Mr. John Sheehy

Lay Board Member

Global Brand President - Starcom Worldwide

Most Reverend Joseph J. Tyson, D.D.

Sending Bishop Member

Bishop of Yakima, WA

Reverend Maina Waithaka, M.Div.

Ex Officio Board Member

Dean of Formation

Most Reverend David J. Walkowiak, J.C.D.

Sending Bishop Member

Bishop of Grand Rapids, MI

Reverend John (Jack) J. Wall

Priest Board Member

President - Catholic Extension

Most Reverend Edward J. Weisenburger, J.C.L.

Sending Bishop Member

Bishop of Tucson, AZ