Board of Trustees

  • Most Reverend Lawrence T. Persico*
    Chairperson
    Bishop of Erie

    Thomas C. Guelcher ’62, MBA ’76
    Vice Chairperson
    Risk/Properties Director
    Sisters of Mercy
    Erie, PA 

    Mark Minnaugh ‘81
    Secretary
    Retired Executive VP
    Giant Eagle, Inc.
    Allison Park, PA

    Keith Taylor, Ph.D. *
    President
    Gannon University

    Robert P. Barker ’72
    Retired Executive
    Parker Aerospace
    Laguna Niguel, CA

    Candace D. (Horton) Battles ’93
    Retired Social Worker
    Harborcreek Youth Services
    Erie, PA

     Richard E. Beattie '92
    Owner
    Mechanical Engineering & Construction Corporation (MEC2)
    Phoenix, MD

    Rev. Msgr. Robert L. Brugger
    Pastor
    St. George Church
    Erie, PA

    Walter W. Cooper `85, `87M
    CEO
    Matrix Medical Network
    Odessa, FL

    Gregory Czarnecki ‘89 *
    Executive Director
    Wild Resource Conservation Program
    President, Gannon University Alumni Association
    Hershey, PA

    Tina M. (Cicchetti) Donikowski ’85
    Retired Vice President
    GE Transportation Systems
    Erie, PA

    Sr. Mary Drexler, SSJ ’71VMC
    Principal
    Villa Maria Academy
    Erie, PA

    Dana M. (Kennedy) Fallon ‘91
    Alumni Director
    George Mason University School of Law
    Arlington, VA

    Gwendolyn M. (Ralph) Garbarino, Esq. ’82
    Vice President and General Counsel
    eden, inc.
    Knox, PA

    James E. Gehrlein ’72
    Retired Executive
    Area President, National City Bank
    Erie, PA

    Amanda M. Granata *
    President
    Gannon University Student Government Association
    Erie, PA

    Brigadier General Timothy J. Hilty `81
    Assistant Adjutant General
    Army, Pennsylvania National Guard
    Lebanon, PA

    Rev. Scott W. Jabo, Ph.D.
    President
    Cathedral Prep/Villa Maria Academy
    Erie, PA

    Scott M. Krall ‘84
    Head of Corp Environmental Governance
    Bayer Corporation
    Pittsburgh, PA

    Urban J. LaRiccia 59
    Private Investor
    Rancho Santa Fe, CA 

    Thomas J. Loftus ’56, ’74M
    Retired Business Executive
    Lord Corporation
    Erie, PA

    Msgr. Edward M. Lohse ‘84
    Episcopal Vicar
    Canonical Services Diocese of Erie
    Erie, PA

    Rev. John Malthaner ‘91
    Pastor
    St. Luke’s Parish
    Erie, PA

    Rev. T. Shane Mathew ‘01
    Headmaster
    Venango Catholic High School
    Oil City, PA

    Pierre McCormick ‘79
    Retired President
    Wisconsin Distributors, LLC
    Erie, PA

    Susan M. Nedza, M.D. ’80
    Chief Medical Informatics Officer
    MPA Healthcare Solutions
    Hinsdale, IL

    Dr. Richard G. Orlando ’76
    Ophthalmologist/President
    Columbus Ophthalmology
    Dublin, OH

    Thomas F. Power, Jr. ’63
    Retired Business Executive
    Wisconsin Central Transportation Corporation
    Green Oaks, IL

    Rev. Nicholas J. Rouch, S.T.D. ’83
    Vicar for Education
    Diocese of Erie
    Erie, PA

    James J. Rutkowski, Jr. ’83
    General Manager/Treasurer
    Industrial Sales and Manufacturing, Inc.
    Erie, PA

    Anjali Sahay, Ph.D. *
    Associate Professor, Department of Political, Legal, and International Studies
    President, Gannon University Faculty Senate
    Erie, PA

    James A. Scozzie, Ph.D. ’65
    Retired Business Executive
    Painesville, OH

    Antoinette Spevetz, M.D. ’83
    Professor of Medicine
    Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
    Oxford, PA

    James F. Toohey, Esq. ’56
    Partner
    Quinn, Buseck, Leemhuis, Toohey & Kroto Inc.
    Erie, PA

    Margaret A. (Rothgery) VanderLaan ’89
    Highlands Ranch, CO

    Sr. Mary Ann White, SSJ *
    President
    Sisters of Saint Joseph of Northwestern Pennsylvania
    Erie, PA

    William M. Zeitler ’69
    Retired Business Executive
    Jamestown, RI


    * Ex-officio Members