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G. Gregory Tobin

President and Executive Director

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Donald Whittam


Don is Senior Vice President of Sales & Merchandising at Sunham Home Fashions, New York, NY and a Ministry Leader at Church of the Presentation, Upper Saddle River, NJ.

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Patricia A. Murphy


Patti is a partner in the law firm of Murphy, James, Brown & Brown, LLC.
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Vincent Sweeney


Vince is the owner of the Sweeney Consulting Group, an HR consulting firm; and a part-time professor at the Rutgers School of Human Resources Management.
Vicki Carey

Victoria Carey

Vicki is the Vice President for US Marketing at Intercept Pharmaceuticals and a lay minister of the Word at St. Martin of Tours Parish, New Hope, PA.
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Eric Dill

Eric is the Senior Vice President of the American Arbitration Association / International Centre for Dispute Resolution. He was previously Director of the Office of Human Resources at the Diocese of Metuchen, NJ.

Olivia Dinneen

Livvy is the Director of Counseling and faculty member at Immaculate Conception Seminary, Seton Hall University and a private practitioner in psychotherapy.

Martin Garofalo

Marty is the former Chief Executive Officer of News America Marketing.
Jennifer Jehn

Jennifer Jehn

Jennifer is a Strategic Advisor and a hospice care grief counselor.
Craig Johnson

Craig Johnson

Craig is the pastoral associate for youth and young adults at the Church of the Presentation in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey.
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Robert P. "Pat" Kane

Pat is a Managing Partner of Star Strategies Group, LLC in Alexandria, VA.
Rev. Thomas P. Looney, C.S.C., Ph.D.

Rev. Thomas P. Looney, C.S.C., Ph.D.

Father Tom is the President at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, PA.
Lisa Meehan

Lisa Meehan

Lisa is the Executive Director of Travel Services Benchmarking Network and the former Director of NA Travel, Card and Meetings at Merck & Co. Inc.
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Rev. Abraham Orapankal

Father Abraham is a native of the Indian State of Kerala and currently serves as pastor of St. Matthias Catholic Church in Somerset, NJ. He is a former member of RENEW International’s Pastoral Services Team.
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Mario Paredes

Mario is the Chief Executive Officer of SOMOS Community Care; and founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Board for the Catholic Association of Latino Leaders (CALL). He is also a former Consultant to the Latin American Commission to the Vatican and the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops.
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Dominick Preziosi, Jr.

Dominick is a retired attorney in the public sector and private practice. He has served on the board of Bergen Catholic High School and is involved in various youth activities and ministries.
Michael del Prado

Michael del Prado

Retired senior healthcare industry executive and presently Member of the Board of Cochlear Ltd and Ambu A/G; long time involvement in adult faith formation and supporting the New Evangelization initiatives in several countries.
Walter Rickard

Walter Rickard

Walter is a former Chairman of the Board and CEO of LSSi Corp, and a former NYNEX executive.
Dennis Stripe

Dennis Stripe

Denny is an executive in the medical device industry and board member of Steps2Walk, a non-profit organization focused on orthopedic deformities in children in underserved areas.
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Dianne M. Traflet, J.D., S.T.D.

Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Administration, and Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology, Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology, Seton Hall University.
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Jeanette Walton

Molecular biologist and teacher (retired) with published research on childhood cancer neuroblastoma; Trustee, Cardinal Spellman High School; member and former Co-Chair, Leadership Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art.


William Simon, Jr.

William serves as senior advisor to RENEW International, and is the former chairman of Parish Catalyst. A prolific Catholic philanthropist, he currently is an adjunct professor at UCLA.

Corporate Board

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., D.D.

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., D.D.


Cardinal Tobin is the Archbishop of Newark.

Very Reverend John J. Chadwick, S.T.D.


Father Chadwick is the Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Newark.
Sr. Donna Ciangio, OP

Sister Donna L. Ciangio, O.P., M.A., D. Min.


Sister Donna is the Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Newark and a former member RENEW International's staff.
Sister Patricia Wormann, O.P., M. Div., M.S.W.

Sister Patricia Wormann, O.P., M. Div., M.S.W.


Sister Patricia serves as the Delegate for Religious in the Archdiocese of Newark.
Reverend Timothy G. Graff

Reverend Timothy G. Graff


Father Graff serves as Director of the Office of Social Concerns in the Archdiocese of Newark.

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