Board of Trustees

  • Most Reverend Lawrence T. Persico*
    Bishop of Erie

    Thomas C. Guelcher ’62, MBA ’76
    Vice Chairperson
    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
    Mechanical Engineering & Construction Corporation (MEC2)
    Phoenix, MD

    Rev. Msgr. Robert L. Brugger
    Retired Pastor
    Erie, PA

    Walter W. Cooper `85, `87M
    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
    Our Lady's Christian School
    Erie, PA

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

    James V. Fiorenzo '90M
    UPMC Hamot
    Erie, PA and Bonita Springs, FL

    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

    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

    Bruce Kibler, Ph.D.*
    Assistant Professor, Management
    President, Gannon University Faculty Senate
    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
    St. Luke’s Parish
    Erie, PA

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

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

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

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

    Dr. Richard G. Orlando ’76
    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

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

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

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

    Kendra Walker
    Student Government Association
    Erie, PA

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

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

    * Ex-officio Members