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Board of Trustees

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

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

    Mark J. Minnaugh ’81
    Retired Executive VP
    Giant Eagle, Inc.
    Allison Park, PA

    Keith Taylor, Ph.D.*
    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
    Retired Pastor
    Erie, PA

    Walter W. Cooper 85, 87M
    President and CEO, Matrix Medical Network
    Scottsdale, AZ

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

    Sr. Mary Drexler, SSJ ’71VMC
    Sisters of Saint Joseph of Northwestern Pennsylvania
    Erie, PA

    Dana M. (Kennedy) Fallon ’91
    Career Services Manager
    Northern Virginia Community College
    Annandale, VA

    Very Rev. Michael Ferrick, V.F.
    St. Peter Cathedral Parish
    Erie, PA 

    James Fiorenzo 90M
    Retired President
    UPMC Hamot
    Erie, PA and Bonita Springs, FL

    Gwendolyn M. (Ralph) Garbarino, Esq. ’82
    Vice President and General Counsel
    eden, Inc.
    State College, PA

    James Grunke
    CEO of Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership

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

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

    Stacy M. Juchno ‘98
    Executive VP and General Auditor
    PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
    Mars, PA

    Scott M. Krall ’84
    Director US Country
    Health Safety and Environment
    Bayer US LLC
    Pittsburgh, PA

    Beth Kropf*
    Gannon University Student Government Association
    Erie, PA

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

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

    Pierre McCormick ’79
    Retired President/CEO
    Wisconsin Distributors, LLC
    Erie, PA

    Timothy NeCastro 83
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Erie Insurance
    Erie, PA

    Richard G. Orlando, M.D. ’76
    Director, Cataract Surgery
    Columbus Ophthalmology
    Dublin, OH

    Kiran K. Rajasenan, M.D. ‘93
    Medical Oncologist
    UPMC Passavant
    Pittsburgh, PA

    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

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

    Kory Stauffer, Ph.D.*
    Associate Professor of Sport & Exercise Science
    President, Gannon University Faculty Senate
    Erie, PA

    Rev. Marc Stockton
    Judicial Vicar
    Diocese of Erie
    Erie, PA

    Aaron Susmarski '09 *
    Institutional Director of Human Resources, Institutional EEO Coordinator
    Institutional Title IX Coordinator
    Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM)
    Erie, PA

    Margaret A. (Rothgery) VanderLaan ’89
    Chief Marketing Officer
    Encore Electric
    Highlands Ranch, CO

    *Ex-officio Members