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
    EVP-CAO
    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

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

    Marcia A. Dall
    Executive Vice President and CFO
    Erie Insurance Group
    Erie, PA

    Tina M. (Cicchetti) Donikowski ’85
    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
    Alexander, Garbarino, Neely and Hindman
    State College, PA

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

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

    Rev. Msgr. Andrew H. Karg
    Pastor
    Diocese of Erie
    Seneca, PA

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

    Brian M. Kurtz ’08 *
    Director of Economic Development, Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership
    President, Gannon University Alumni Association
    Pittsburgh, PA

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

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

    Emmett J. Lombard *
    Outreach Librarian
    President, Gannon University Faculty Senate
    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
    Senior Vice President of Clinical Outcomes
    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

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

    Timothy G. Shuttleworth
    President and CEO
    Eriez Magnetics
    Erie, PA

    Christopher B. Snyder ’81
    Co-founder and CEO
    Spectrum Direct
    Erie, PA

    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
    Vice President of Corporate Communications
    MWH Global
    Highlands Ranch, CO

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

    Zach Wolf*
    President
    Gannon University Student Government
    Association
    Erie, PA

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


    * Ex-officio Members