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Board of Trustees

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

    Vice Chairperson
    Mark Minnaugh ‘81

    Retired Executive VP
    Giant Eagle, Inc.
    Allison Park, PA

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

    Keith Taylor, Ph.D.*
    President
    Gannon University

    Robert P. Barker ’72
    Retired Executive, Parker Aerospace
    Dan Point, 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

    Gerald Blanks ‘90
    Chief Executive Officer
    Greater Erie Economic Development
    Erie, PA

    Andrew Caswell, Ph.D.*
    Associate Professor of Psychology
    President, Gannon University Faculty Senate
    Erie, PA

    Walter W. Cooper ’85, ’87M
    President and CEO, Precision Health Systems
    St. Petersburg, FL

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

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

    Very Rev. Michael Ferrick, V.F. '94
    Rector
    St. Peter Cathedral Parish
    Erie, PA 

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

    James Grunke
    CEO of Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership
    Erie, PA

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

    Rev. Scott W. Jabo, Ph.D.
    Vice-Rector and Associate Director of Seminarians
    St. Mark Seminary
    Erie, PA

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

    Scott M. Krall ’84
    Corporate EHS and Senior Remediation Manager
    PPG Industries, Inc.
    Pittsburgh, PA

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

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

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

    Elisabeth "Betsy" (Roeback) Monsalve '70VMC
    Retired Principal of E.R. Monsalve CIH, Inc.
    Retired Director of  McManis & Monsalve Associates
    Ashburn, VA

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

    Joseph Pfleger*
    President
    Gannon University Student Government Association

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

    Rev. Nicholas J. Rouch, S.T.D. ’83
    Vicar for Clergy
    Diocese of Erie
    Erie, PA

    James J. Rutkowski, Jr. ’83
    General Manager/Treasurer
    Industrial Sales and Manufacturing, Inc.
    Erie, PA

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

    Aaron Susmarski '09 *
    LECOM
    Institutional Director of Human Resources, EEO Coordinator, Title IX Coordinator
    President, National Alumni Board
    Erie, PA

    Monica (Mangefrida) Trott, ‘87, '90M
    Global Technical Lead, Portfolio Management
    Google Headquarters
    Fremont, CA

    Laura Vaccaro ‘89
    Vice President for Community Relations and Events
    Valero Energy
    San Antonio, TX

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

    Howard Ward, Ph.D.
    Retired - Associate Vice President, Auxiliary Services
    Rochester Institute of Technology
    Rochester, NY

    Mark Zagorski ‘90
    CEO
    DoubleVerify, Inc. (NYSE:DV)
    New York, NY

    *Ex-officio Members