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Directory of the Board of Governors

  • Liz Ali '05 (May 2017)
    ali.elizabeth@gmail.com
    • Biography coming soon

  • Robert J. Bednar, Jr. '69 (May 2017)
    bob.bednar@reliantrenalcare.com
    • Bob is Chief Executive Officer of the Bednar Consulting Group, Inc., in Naples, Florida.  Bob founded the company in 1999, in order to utilize his skills as a document security expert and aid in anti-counterfeit techniques of secure documents. In 2007 BCGI helped his wife Barbara found Reliant Renal Care, Inc. in order to design and develop dialysis centers. With Bob’s help Reliant Renal Care has developed the Home Choice Dialysis Program which helps patients dialyze in the comfort of their own homes.

      With over 30 years experience in the document security field, and as Vice President of Atlantic Paper Company in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, Bob had developed a special wiping paper, used in the currency printing process, for security printing of intaglio documents. Until several years ago, his paper was being used by the Bureau of Engraving & Printing in Washington D.C..

      Bob was involved with the Department of Agriculture Food Coupon program and developed a security paper for Food Coupons, American Express Traveler Checks, United States Treasury checks, domestic and foreign passports, Visas and Postage Stamps; as well as foreign currencies and other documents of value. 

      Bob had developed a pressure sensitive security paper product which is currently being utilized by several foreign governments as visas; and does some consulting work for government agencies and private corporations wishing more security in their products & documents. Bob has been asked to comment several times by USAToday and the Wall Street Journal on new security features in US currency.

      Bob has served the National Alumni as a Board member, officer and President; has received the Frank O’Hara award and completed two successful terms as a Trustee. He is one of the first members of the Estate Society. Bob & his wife Barbara reside in Naples, Florida have 3 adult children and 3 grandchildren.  

      Bob is a graduate of the University of Scranton in Scranton, Pennsylvania, where he served as a Trustee for 6 years.  He has been married for 44 years and has 3 grown children and 3 grandchildren. He resides in Naples, Florida and Avalon, New Jersey.

      After retirement from the field of document security, Bob and his wife Barbara have formed a successful company which owns and manages Kidney Dialysis Clinics in the United States. www.reliantrenalcare.com
  • David Blake, PhD. '69 (May 2017)
    david.blake@cshs.org
    • DAVID C. BLAKE, PhD, JD, is Vice President and Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer for Cedars-Sinai Health System where he oversees the integrity of CSHS’s business practices, including conflict of interest and industry relation issues.

      He is formerly a vice president with Saint John’s Health Center, Santa Monica, where his responsibilities included mission integration, corporate compliance, clinical and research ethics, as well as human resources, community benefits, spiritual care, and medical social work. He is also the former Executive Director of the Center for Healthcare Ethics of the St. Joseph Health System, Orange, California, and the former Director and founder of the Bioethics Institute of Saint John's Health Center and Loyola Marymount University. He was a department chair and professor of philosophy at Loyola Marymount and an adjunct professor of law at Loyola Law School.

      He holds graduate degrees in philosophy from the Catholic University of America and a law degree from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. He is the author of numerous articles on ethical and legal issues in health care and has presented to scores of healthcare organizations and medical staffs. 

      David lives with his wife Sara and daughter Julia in Hermosa Beach, California.

  • Eric D. Brophy, Esq. ’92 (May 2016)
    brophyesq@aol.com
    • Eric graduated from Seton Hall School of Law in 1999 and worked for several law firms before starting Diegnan & Brophy, LLC with a law school colleague in 2007.  While in law school, Eric served as an Editor of the Seton Hall Journal of Sports Law.  Eric is licensed to practice law in the State and Federal Courts of New York and New Jersey and will be sworn in to the United States Supreme Court Bar in June 2011.  Eric concentrates his practice primarily on business and commercial litigation, criminal law, and community association law.  He is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, New York State Bar Association and Monmouth County Bar Association.  Eric is currently the Democratic Municipal Chairman in Wall Township, New Jersey and has served as the municipal Prosecutor in Wall Township and as Special County Counsel for Monmouth County, New Jersey.  Eric is currently the immediate Past President of the Wall Township Chamber of Commerce.

  • John C. Cardone, M.D. ’82 (May 2015)
    jccardone@mac.com
    • John C. Cardone, MD is a cardiovascular surgeon and member of the Cardio-Vascular and Thoracic Surgery group at St. Vincent Hospital in Erie, PA

      After earning his degree, graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Scranton in 1982, Dr. Cardone then received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in 1986.  From 1986 to 1992, Dr. Cardone completed his General Surgery internship and residency at UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, NJ.  He finished his surgical training at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA with a Residency in Cardio-Thoracic Surgery in 1995.  

      After spending 2 1/2 years in practice in Kansas City, Dr. Cardone returned to Pennsylvania as the Director of Cardiac Surgery at Westmoreland Regional Hospital for 7 years.  In April 2005, Dr. Cardone joined the cardiac surgical group at Forum Health in Youngstown, Ohio.  In additions to his clinical duties as a cardiac surgeon, in August 2007 Dr. Cardone was named Director of Graduate Medical Education for Forum Health where he oversaw 6 training programs with 100 residents in training.  In June 2009, Dr. Cardone was honored with the Surgical Teaching Award at Forum Health.  Dr. Cardone moved his clinical practice to St. Vincent Medical Center in Erie, PA in 2010.

      Dr. Cardone is Board Certified in both General and Thoracic Surgery.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.  Dr. Cardone has published articles in regional and national professional journals.  He has both presented scientific papers and has co-moderated discussion forums at national professional meetings.  Dr. Cardone specializes in adult Cardiac Surgery; including coronary artery bypass and valve repair and replacement procedures.  Vascular and Endovascular procedures such as arterial bypass, stent and endovascular aneurysm repairs are also an integral part of Dr. Cardone’s clinical area.

      Dr. Cardone has been married to his University of Scranton (1982) classmate, Melanie (Filipczyk) Cardone for 25 years and they are raising 2 children, Jennifer (age 18) and Michael (age 16).

  • Mary Beth Driscoll D'Andrea '82 (May 2017)
    mbd728@aol.com
    • Biography coming soon
  • William J. Dempsey, III '06 (May 2015)
    dempseyw2@gmail.com
    • Bill Dempsey is a Business Development Manager with NovaCare Rehabilitation. In this role, he is responsible for identifying and developing referral opportunities, marketing strategies, and community involvement for his Eastern Pennsylvania territory. Formerly, Bill has held the positions of Territory Manager in the medical device field and Contract Specialist with the Defense Logistics Agency. 

      Bill is a third generation graduate of the University of Scranton, having graduated in December 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Finance. While attending the University, he was actively involved in a number of clubs and activities. Most notably, Bill served as a Senator in the Student Government and both Treasurer and President of the Men’s Rugby team.

      Bill currently volunteers as an assistant coach with the University of Scranton Men’s Rugby team and is active in the Scranton Norsemen Alumni Association. Bill has recently been named to the Board of Directors for World Links International Adoption Agency and the University of Scranton Alumni Board Of Governors.

      Bill currently resides with his wife, Emily, and son, Billy, in Clarks Summit, PA.

  • Maura Devlin-Slatowski '93 (May 2015)
    mslatowski@comcast.net
    • Biography coming soon
  • Jonathan P. Forte '07 (May 2016)
    fortej2@gmail.com
    • Jonathan Forte is the Health System Specialist for Hospital Operations at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Maryland Health Care System (VAMHCS). In his current role, Jonathan is responsible for managing teams, leading change, and coordinating the effective management of 10 operational service lines within a 727 bed, multi-campus health care system.

      Jonathan graduated from the University of Scranton, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology in May 2007 and his Master’s Degree in Health Administration in December 2009.  As a freshman, he participated in the inaugural Freshmen in Reflective Service Together, or F.I.R.S.T. Program. During his time at the University, he was actively involved in the Scranton Emerging Leaders (SEL) Program and was a founding member of the Board of Directors for Leadership Development Programs, which helped shape the future of student leadership development at the University. He served as president of the University’s Health Administration Society and was a member of the Royals Roller Hockey team, Mountain Sports Club, Meals on Wheels Volunteer, and an Alpine Ski Coach for the Pennsylvania Special Olympics.

      Jonathan earned his Eagle Scout in 2002 after completing a project in which he trained over 100 support staff in the Pocono Mountain School District to utilize Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) to save lives. In 2003, a staff member’s life was saved due to the quick action of one of his trainees. Jonathan also worked with State Representative Kelly Lewis and the Moyer Family on the successful passage of America's first mandatory AED legislation, which placed over 3,000 AEDs in every Pennsylvania school district, saving hundreds of lives and starting a national movement to place AEDs in all schools, malls, and other public buildings.

      Jonathan’s career in health care management began at Pocono Medical Center in East Stroudsburg, PA, where he helped create the first Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in the Pocono Region, managed the redesign of several physician practices, and helped design and develop a new, comprehensive cancer treatment center, the Hughes Cancer Center, which opened its doors to patients in June 2012.

      A native of Scotrun, Pennsylvania, Jonathan currently resides in Baltimore, Maryland and has a passion for community service. He is a proud member of the University’s Alumni Board of Directors and serves as the Young Alumni Engagement Coordinator for the Scranton Club of the Chesapeake. A Scranton Alum who truly believes in the Jesuit credo of being “men and women for others”, Jonathan is the Chapter Coordinator for the Ft. Meade and Perry Point Chapters of Team River Runner USA (TRR), a non-profit organization that assists disabled Veterans during their recovery from the horrors of war by introducing them to the healing power of kayaking.

      His work with Veterans enables him to travel the United States as an adaptive ski coach at the VA New England Winter Sports Clinic and Disabled Sports USA’s Ski Spectacular and as an adaptive kayaking instructor and venue coordinator at the VA National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic in San Diego, CA. He is a strong advocate for adaptive sports and recreation and has witnessed first-hand the benefits that adaptive sports provide to individuals with traumatic brain injuries, amputations, post-traumatic stress, and many other disABILITIES.

  • Joanna Gallagher '90 (May 2017)
    Joanna.Gallagher15@gmail.com
    • Biography coming soon
  • William J. Gillespie, Psy.D. '99 (May 17)
    dizzgillespie@gmail.com
    • Biography coming soon
  • John L. Gownley ’06 (May 2016)
    John.gownley@gmail.com
    • John Gownley, a Scranton native, graduated from The University of Scranton with a bachelor's degree in Media and Information Technology and Art History in 2006. At The University of Scranton John was a Resident Assistant, Vice Chair of USPB, and Yearbook Editor-in-Chief. In the summer of 2005 John traveled to Duran, Ecuador through ISP. He stayed active in the student affairs division by serving on various boards, including University Review Board, President's Cabinet, College of Arts and Sciences Advisory Board and the Student Publication's Board.

      In June of 2006, John was hired as a freelance photographer with JLS Industries in New York City. In August, John sought full time employment with Deluxe Digital Industries in Moosic, Pa. He began as evening supervisor of the quality control division for DVD programming. After six months he was promoted to Team Lead of International Blu-ray Quality Control. In this role he led a new division of technology in a fast paced environment. Although he was very successful at Deluxe he still wanted to pursue a career in student affairs. In his job searches he came across an opportunity at Georgetown Preparatory in their boarding program. Even though the job was part-time he was optimistic that he would find a full time job.

      After four months of interviewing, John was hired at Georgetown University as Coordinator of Student Services in the Academic Resource Center while still working at Prep in the evenings. In this new role he coordinated GU's undergraduate tutoring program, implemented accommodations for students with disabilities and advised students on academic progress. At the end of the school year John was offered a full time role in the boarding program and he accepted his new role as Freshman Housemaster for the 2009-2010 school year. Staying connected to his student affairs roots, he moderated the Resident Programming Board, Student Government Association and Yearbook.

      Since graduation, John has stayed connected to his alma mater by serving as Treasurer of the Scranton Club of Washington D.C., and later President; regularly participating in Alumni Society initiatives and events, such as the 2008 Presidential Alumni Retreat which led to the creation of Shamrockin' Eve; and serving on the Alumni Board of Governors.

      Currently, John resides in Bronx, NY where he works at Fordham University as a Campus Minister.

  • Maura A. Hayden '08 (May 2016)
    haydenm2@gmail.com
    • Biography coming soon.
  • Robert P. Hickey '67 (May 2017)
    rphickey@aol.com
    • Biography coming soon
  • Kristin A. Maile ’92 (May 2016)
    kmaile@sarahlawrence.edu
    • Biography coming soon
  • Frank G. McCartney '69 (May 2015)
    fgmccartney@drjtbc.org
    • Frank G. McCartney has served as the Executive Director of the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission since May 1999. As executive director, he manages a $47 million annual operating budget and oversees a staff of roughly 350 full-time employees. McCartney also is directing the Commission's comprehensive $1.2 billion Capital Improvement Program to preserve, enhance, protect and better manage the agency's 20 bridges. 

      He is the immediate past president of the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA), the worldwide alliance of toll operators and associated industries that provides a forum for sharing knowledge and ideas to promote and enhance toll-financed transportation services. McCartney served as the organization's president in 2011.

      He is a member of the E-ZPass Group's Executive Management Committee. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) and a former commissioner for the Delaware River Port Authority. 

      Prior to joining the Commission, McCartney managed an environmental specialty contracting company ranked by the Engineering News Record as among the top five in the country. 

      A resident of Montgomery County, PA, he holds both a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Scranton. He is a member of the University of Scranton's Alumni Board of Governors. 

  • Patrick J. McKenzie ’06 (May 2015)
    mckenziep2@gmail.com
    • Patrick graduated from the University of Scranton with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing in 2006. While at Scranton, Patrick worked in the Campus Ministry office as the University Sacristan, was a member of the University swimming team, served as the President of the Middle Atlantic Conference Student Athletic Advisory Committee (was also a member of the University’s SAAC), was a retreat leader and member of the 2005 ISP trip to Kenya, and was a representative on the President’s Cabinet.

      After graduating, Patrick worked at St. Joe’s Prep as a member of the Alumni Service Corps in the Campus Ministry office and as an assistant swimming coach. In 2007, after the completion of his year of service, Patrick moved on to work at The DePaul Catholic School, a Vincentian grade school in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, as Campus Minister. There, he proudly works side by side with eleven other University of Scranton alumni. Patrick has also continued to serve as assistant swimming coach at St. Joe’s Prep.

  • Michael J. Michlowski, CPA ‘73 (May 2015)
    mmichlow@gmail.com
    • Mike is currently a Senior Manager, Federal Internal Audit at Deloitte, LLP based in Rosslyn, Virginia.  Current practice includes compliance monitoring and advising Deloitte’s internal Federal Segment on Defense Contract Audit Agency issues and reviewing conformity with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) and other similar regulatory procurements.

      Formerly, Mike was the Director of the Corporate Internal Audit, Government Contracts Compliance Group at Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC).

      In addition to Federal Regulatory Compliance, recent Internal Audit practice has included anti-corruption, anti-bribery, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), UK Bribery Act and accounting/auditing oversight of Corporate Ethics reporting lines. Prior work experience includes Corporate Controller, Financial Planning & Budgets, and Audit Senior at KPMG.

      Mike, a native of Dickson City, Pennsylvania currently resides in Fairfax, Virginia.

      University of Scranton, BS Accounting, Class of 1973. 

      Certified Public Accountant, Commonwealth of Virginia. Chartered Global Management Accountant. Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

  • Colleen M. Neary, Esq. '88 (May 2016)
    cneary@sweeneynearylaw.com
    • Colleen M. Neary, Esquire,  is a founding member of the firm Sweeney & Neary, LLP. She is a 1988 graduate of the University of Scranton, earning degrees in Philosophy and Political Science; and received her Juris Doctor from Villanova University School of Law.

      Ms. Neary is an active member of both the Delaware County Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. In 2004 she became the youngest elected President of the DCBA. She has served as chairperson of various committees and sections of the DCBA, including the Family Law Section, the Past Presidents Committee, the Solo and Small Firms Committee and the Bench Bar Conference Committee. Ms. Neary's work and commitment to the legal profession has been recognized by her peers. The Family Law Section presented her with the Eric D. Turner Award for "her dedication, professionalism, and integrity, along with her substantial contributions to improving the practice, elevating the standards, and advancing the cause of matrimonial law." She has also received the E. Wallace Chadwick Award, the Delaware County Lawyers Club Man of the Year Award, as well as the Nicholas D. Vadino, Jr. Memorial Award, in addition to several Presidents' Special Recognition Awards.

      Ms. Neary is presently a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association House of Delegates, and is immediate Past-President of the PBA Conference of County Bar Leaders. She has also served on Council for the PBA Family Law Section.

      In 2003 Ms. Neary was elected to the position of Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a national organization whose membership is limited to those who are considered by their peers and members of the bench to be experts in the field of family law. She is currently the chairman of  the Pennsylvania Chapter's Board of Examiners.

      Ms. Neary has been voted by her peers as one of Pennsylvania's "Super Lawyers" for each of the past 8 years. She is also included in the Best Lawyers in America publication for her work in the matrimonial field. She is a frequent lecturer in the area of family law and has taught continuing legal education courses for the DCBA, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Neumann College and Villanova University.

      Colleen M. Neary, Esquire,  is a founding member of the firm Sweeney & Neary, LLP. She is a 1988 graduate of the University of Scranton, earning degrees in Philosophy and Political Science; and received her Juris Doctor from Villanova University School of Law.

      Ms. Neary is an active member of both the Delaware County Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. In 2004 she became the youngest elected President of the DCBA. She has served as chairperson of various committees and sections of the DCBA, including the Family Law Section, the Past Presidents Committee, the Solo and Small Firms Committee and the Bench Bar Conference Committee. Ms. Neary's work and commitment to the legal profession has been recognized by her peers. The Family Law Section presented her with the Eric D. Turner Award for "her dedication, professionalism, and integrity, along with her substantial contributions to improving the practice, elevating the standards, and advancing the cause of matrimonial law." She has also received the E. Wallace Chadwick Award, the Delaware County Lawyers Club Man of the Year Award, as well as the Nicholas D. Vadino, Jr. Memorial Award, in addition to several Presidents' Special Recognition Awards.

      Ms. Neary is presently a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association House of Delegates, and is immediate Past-President of the PBA Conference of County Bar Leaders. She has also served on Council for the PBA Family Law Section.

      In 2003 Ms. Neary was elected to the position of Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a national organization whose membership is limited to those who are considered by their peers and members of the bench to be experts in the field of family law. She is currently the chairman of  the Pennsylvania Chapter's Board of Examiners.

      Ms. Neary has been voted by her peers as one of Pennsylvania's "Super Lawyers" for each of the past 8 years. She is also included in the Best Lawyers in America publication for her work in the matrimonial field. She is a frequent lecturer in the area of family law and has taught continuing legal education courses for the DCBA, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Neumann College and Villanova University.

  • P.J. Tabit '10 (May 2015)
    pjtabit@gmail.com
    • PJ Tabit is currently an assistant policy analyst at the Federal Reserve Board of
      Governors in Washington, D.C. He graduated from The University of Scranton in 2010
      where he double majored in political science and philosophy and minored in economics.
      In 2012 he completed his Master’s in Public Policy at The George Washington
      University, concentrating in public budgeting and finance. Prior to joining the Federal
      Reserve, he served as an analyst at the Congressional Research Service and later as a
      legislative assistant for Congressman Jason Altmire. !
      PJ is also active as a volunteer with the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit entity
      that operates Wikipedia. In 2010 he helped launch the Wikipedia Public Policy Initiative
      and in 2011 was a consultant for the creation of the Wikipedia Education Program in
      Pune, India. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Wiki Education
      Foundation, an international non-profit dedicated to promoting and facilitating the use
      of Wikipedia editing in college classrooms. !
      While a student at The University of Scranton, PJ was an active participant in numerous
      campus groups including the Liva Arts Company where he was president from 2007 -
      2010. He was also a member of the Special Jesuit Liberal Arts Honors Program (SJLA)
      and a founding member of the improv comedy group Here We Are In Spain. !
      In addition to serving on the Alumni Board of Governors he leads the The Scranton Club
      of Washington, DC.
  • Eugene M. Talerico, Jr., Esq. '89 (May 2017)
    89 emtjr@comcast.net
    • Gene has served as an Assistant District Attorney for Lackawanna County since 1992.  In 1994, he was appointed Supervisor of the Child Abuse/Sexual Assault Unit and in January 2000 he was named First Assistant District Attorney.  He has also been appointed Special Deputy Attorney General to prosecute cases in Luzerne and Wyoming counties as well as a Special Assistant United States Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.  In his career, he has prosecuted 20 homicide cases including several capital murder trials.  Gene also serves on the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Medical/Legal Advisory Board for Child Abuse and has been a guest lecturer at the University of Scranton and Marywood University on the issues of child maltreatment and elder abuse.  He has also served as a faculty member for the Pennsylvania District Attorney’s Institute’s Trial Advocacy for Prosecutors and the Widener University School Law Intensive Trial Advocacy Program as well as lecturing at the Pennsylvania State Police Training Academy in the area of Advanced Latent Fingerprint Examination.