Our Leadership
Our Leadership

Over A Century of Catholic Leadership

For 107 years, Malvern Retreat House has upheld the tradition of Catholic Lay Leadership, both in our office and on our Board of Directors. We are proud to be led by the following dedicated men and women of God.

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Associates

President
Michael Norton

Director of Fiscal Affairs
David Pokorny

Director of Development
James Catrambrone

Rector
Reverend James T. McGuinn

Director of Facilities and Grounds
Robert Eagan

Assistant to the Director of Fiscal Affairs / Bookkeeper
Barbara Bachand

Assistant to the Rector
Joanne Bouvier

Administrative Assistant
Carolann Dougherty

Hospitality Manager
Monica Luminella

Institutional Advancement Assistant
Tara McCormick

Administrative Assistant
Kathleen Moulter

Manager of Retreats and Events Business
Scott Mullen

Development Coordinator
Martha Quintana

Executive Assistant to the President
Cindy Scott-Ziminsky

Community Outreach Manager
Erik Toner

Board of Directors

James R. Molinari, Chairman

Jim is the current CA Captain of the Caenaculum Group of which he has been a retreatant for 42 years. He has also served for 28 years as an Associate Captain and is a Sullivan Award recipient for excellence in recruiting.  Jim is a graduate of Villanova University and Widener University School of Law. He is Member of the law firm of Zarwin, Baum, DeVito, Kaplan, Schaer and Toddy, P.C. and is admitted to the PA and NJ Supreme Courts, along with their federal U.S. District Courts. He is a member of St John Neumann Parish in Bryn Mawr PA and is an active member of the St. Joseph’s Prep Alumni.  In October, 2019, Jim was installed by Cardinal Edwin O’Brien as a Knight of the Holy Sepulchre. 

Robert Humbert, Vice Chair

Robert Humbert has been a member of the Six-Three Group for 49 years; previously, he served as CA Captain of the Six-Three Group. He is now on the Executive Committee of the Six-Three Group. Humbert is a Registered Professional Engineer (PA, VA and NY) and the VP and Technical Director of AECOM’s Freight Rail Sector. He holds a Professional Engineer certification in a number of states, including PA, and is a graduate of Villanova University with a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering-Transportation. Robert has been married for 37 years and has three sons.

Fran Egan, Treasurer

Fran Egan Treasurer 2022

Fran is a Senior Manager at Wippli CPA and Consultants.  He graduated with a degree in Finance from Pennsylvania State University and obtained his Chartered Finance Analyst designation. Fran is member of the CFA institute and the CFA Society of Philadelphia.  He is also a member of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA), was formerly the Manager at HealthCare Appraiser, Inc., and Sr. Financial Analyst at Financial Research Associates.

Michael Dokas, Assistant Treasurer

Michael Dokas has been part of the Malvern family for many years. Mike was an employee and attended retreats including Kairos with Devon Preparatory School and is now a Man of Malvern with the Immaculate Conception group. Mike is a Manager with Deloitte Consulting LLP for 9 years, worked as an analyst for Goldman Sachs & Co and Comcast Corporation.  His other leadership and involvement include serving Devon Prep as a Trustee.  He is a graduate of Villanova University and a parishioner at Our Lady of the Assumption in Wayne, Pa.

Virginia Pellegrino, Secretary

Ginny is currently Chair of the Fund Development Committee and has been a member of the Women’s Teas Planning and Organizing committee. A graduate of Trinity College with an MSc degree from the London School of Economics and a Master’s of Public Health degree from the University of Michigan, she has 30 years of experience in healthcare and hospital administration. This experience includes 10 years in the health care ministry of the Archdiocese of New York, and 8 years with the Mercy Health System in Philadelphia. While with the Archdiocese of New York, Ms. Pellegrino worked to bring health and spiritual care to AIDs patients. She is now a parishioner at St. Patrick’s, Malvern.

Carmen DiPasquale, Member At Large

Carmen DiPasquale Mem At large 2022

A member of the Our Lady of Peace Group and an 24-year retreatant, Carmen DiPasquale has served as Our Lady Peace of Group’s CA Captain f and has been on the planning committee for eight years. DiPasquale was also a 12-year retreatant and CA Captain for seven years with the 4th of July Family Retreat Group. Carmen, a Clinical Dietician at Dunwoody Village, is a  member of the Spirituality Committee, a Discovering Christ Series facilitator and a Project HOME volunteer. Carmen, bilingual in Spanish and English, is a parishioner, Eucharistic Minister and RCIA Team Member at St. Francis of Assisi Parish. Carmen serves on the Retreat Committee and supports many of the Women of Malvern retreats.

Jacqueline J. Delaney, Immediate Past Chair

A graduate of Saint Joseph’s University and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Church Ministry Institute, Jacki is an active community member. She regularly dedicates time to various non-profits including the National Advisory Board; the Catholic Leadership Institute; Mercy Spiritual Ministries ; Stewards of St. John Neumann ; the Barnes Foundation ; Archbishop Christmas Benefit for Children; CYO Hall of Fame, Archdiocese of Philadelphia; and St. John Vianney Parish, Gladwyne (Lector and Extraordinary Minister). Jacki has served as the MRH Board Chair for 3 years and is currently part of the Fund Development Committee.

Sarah Christmyer

Sarah Christmyer BOD 2022

Sarah is a graduate of Gordon College and a current student at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, where she is studying for her Master’s in Theology. She works as an Adjunct Faculty Member for Scripture at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. Outside of her studies, Ms. Christmyer is the co-developer, executive editor, advisor and program director for The Great Adventure Catholic Bible Study Program, published by Ascension Press. She is also an author and freelance editor, writes the annual 90-day Bible reading challenge for Ascension Press and is a public voice on topics related to Scripture and the Catholic faith. Sarah regularly serves as a Bible study teacher and leader. She also is Chair of the Spiritual Development Committee and has served as Secretary to the Malvern Retreat House Board of Directors. 

Mary Bea Damico

Mary Bea, a 5 year Women of Malvern retreatant, serves as President of Voveo Marketing Group, a leader in branding, strategy and web design. She is a graduate of St. Joseph University. Mary Bea serves on the Haub School of Business Advisory Board and the St. Patrick School Board. She is active at St. Patrick Parish and additionally works with various non-profits including, the World Meeting of Families, Miraculous Medal Shrine, National Center of Padre Pio, Pink Sisters and Malvern Retreat House. Mary Bea is active at St. Patrick Parish and their school board and is a presenter of programs and topics related to the Catholic Faith Encounter.  

 

Michael Flanagan

Michael currently services as Vice President, Provider Network Management for Change Healthcare. Michael earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Colorado in Boulder and an Aresty Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School Aresty Institute of Executive Education.  He is a thought leader and presenter at conferences and is the co-inventor and patent holder for an Enterprise Management System. Michael is a member of the Men of Malvern Blessed Trinity group.

Fr. Robert Hagan, O.S.A.

Fr Rob Hagan BOD 2022

Fr. Robert P. Hagan, O.S.A. has been elected as Prior Provincial to The Province of St. Thomas of Villanova. He currently serves as Villanova University’s Senior Associate Athletic Director and team chaplain for the Villanova football and men’s basketball programs. Fr. Rob first came to Villanova in 2003 and was ordained to the priesthood in September 2003. Fr. Rob is a 1987 Villanova graduate and earned a J.D. from the Widener University School of Law in 1990, he spent seven years as an attorney.

Gordon Jefferes

Gordon is a 15 year Man of Malvern with the Chester County Group. He currently serves the Board of Directors on the Nominating and Governance Committee. Gordon has served in numerous leadership positions with the Knights of Columbus, Boy Scouts of America, West Chester University Alumni Association (Chester County Chapter), and The Catholic University of America, as well as in many ministries in his home parish of SS. Simon and Jude in West Chester.  He is also a Fourth Degree Knight, and a 25+ year member of the Knights of Columbus.

In October 2020, Gordon was accepted into the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem. 

Robert Kilkenny

Bob Kilkenny is a twenty-fiver year retreatant with the Ave Maria Group and served  as a captain. Bob served in the United States Marine Corps and was honorably discharged. He has been involved with various community and veterans groups, such as The American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, and the Irish Society. He coached youth sports for many years and is a member of St. Joseph’s parish in Warrington Pa. Bob has been married for 30+ years and has three sons.

Michael Mallick

Mike Mallic BOD 2022

A member of the St. Joseph’s Group, Michael is a fifteen-year retreatant. He is a member of the Finance Committee. Michael is a graduate of Boston University School of Management and now serves as the Principal of the Valley Forge Financial Group in King of Prussia, PA. He holds Series 6, 22, 63, Life, Accident, Health, and Long Term Care Insurance Licenses and was formerly the Finance Manager at WP Realty. He has also worked as a Senior Finance Analyst with GE Energy Services.

Brian McCormick, Sr.

Brian is a Man of Malvern and 38 year retreatant with the Epiphany Group.  He also serves as Chairman of the Malvern Retreat Golf Committee and is part of the Fund Development and Retreat Committees. Brian is the owner of McCormick Packaging Solutions, LLC and partner of Med-Pak/Self-Seal Container Corporation.  He graduated from Belmont Abbey College, with a degree in business and was a member of the Pi Gamma Mu Nat’l Honor Society, Varsity Soccer, and Phi Kappa Theta.  Brian attends St. Teresa of Calcutta Roman Catholic Church, and is currently a 2nd degree member of the Knights of Columbus.  He spends his spare time coaching with the WestMont United Soccer league and Spring Ford Youth Basketball.

Vince Murphy

A member of the Immaculate Conception Group and a 27-year retreatant, Vince Murphy served as CA Captain from 2009 to 2013 and is now Recruiting Director. He was the recipient of Malvern’s 2008 Chairman’s Award and is a member of the Retreat Committee. Vince is the former School Director and Board President of the West Chester Area School District (2011 – 2013). An accomplished professional with expertise in all aspects of software engineering methods, architecture, technology assessment and systems development.

Sr. Mercedes Rojo

Sr Mercedes Rojo BOD 2022

Sr. Rojo is an outpatient therapist at Merakey Human Services in Delaware County, PA.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Care and Counseling from Neumann College and a Master’s of Education from St. Joseph’s University.  Sr. Mercedes has been an Educator and Curriculum Coordinator at  both private and parochial schools.  She has also worked at St. Raphaela Center as the administrator, program coordinator, spiritual director and retreat facilitator. Sister has also been a retreat director and speaker here at Malvern Retreat House.

Jack Williams

Jack Williams is the General Manager of EWTN Global Catholic Radio and previously with Queen of Heaven Radio, KWKY and Midwest Sports Radio over the last 20 years. He is a past Board President of John Carroll Catholic High School Booster Club and has been a Retreat Director and presenter at Malvern Retreat House and various programs throughout the United States. He is a proud member of the Knights of Columbus and a parishioner of the Cathedral of St. Paul, Birmingham, AL

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