Mr. Raymond Arroyo:
Raymond Arroyo is an internationally known, award-winning journalist. Mr. Arroyo established EWTNews in 1996, creating several programs including: Newslink; Newsline; and the weekly international news magazine, The World Over Live. Mr. Arroyo is also responsible for EWTN’s live coverage of news events around the globe. Additionally, he has written and produced numerous documentaries and special programs; including the award-winning documentary: “Path of The Messiah” shot entirely in the Middle East.
In addition to his work at EWTN, Mr. Arroyo has appeared on “The Today Show”, “CNN Headline News”, “Access Hollywood”, “Capitol Gang”, “Deborah Norville Tonight”, “Scarborough Country”, and other national programs. His writings have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, The Financial Times, National Review, Our Sunday Visitor, and elsewhere. Mr. Arroyo resides in New Orleans with his wife Rebecca and his sons, Alexander and Lorenzo.
Nicholas J. Babiak
Nicholas J. Babiak, is the President and CEO of SKYLET, Inc., a Company that
provides executive management services in support of DoD, commercial and
academic interests and short-term position trading of equities. Mr. Babiak has
over thirty years’ experience as a senior executive, commercial business
development, senior program manager, technologist, and senior science advisor
for commercial industry, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and the United
States Air Force. He has extensive experience in virtually every phase of
military science and technology. He is a recipient of the Department of
Defense’s Top Award for program management, the “Pioneer Award,” has Top Secret,
SCI clearances, and was promoted to the Rank of Air Force Colonel four years
before contemporaries. Before his
current position he was a professional options trader of equities utilizing the
Chicago Board of Trade and other exchanges.
Previously, Mr. Babiak served as Vice President, Business Development,
Cambridge Research Associates. When
serving in the U.S. Air Force as a lieutenant, he was the Air Force nominee for
the United States Jaycees Ten Most Outstanding Men in America. Mr. Babiak holds the rank of Knight
Commander, Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem.
was born and raised in Washington, DC where he currently resides with his wife
and two children. He graduated from
Lawrenceville School in 1985, and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics
from Denison University in 1989.
After a brief stint of working on Capitol Hill, he transitioned from politics to
the private sector by entering the Financial Services industry in 1993. Jimmy has served the past ten years
as a Principal and Financial Advisor with Brown Advisory Securities, LLC, and
prior to that, he spent ten years with Prudential Securities.
served on the Board of The Woodrow Wilson House, which is a privately funded,
non-profit corporation and a property of the National Trust for Historic
Preservation. In addition, he just
completed his five year term on the Board of the Metropolitan Club of the City
of Washington, where he served as Vice President and Chair of the Audit
Committee. He is presently serving
on the Immaculate Conception Church Sesquicentennial Restoration Committee.
Mrs. Karen Carroll:
Karen was raised in upstate New York where she earned a B.S. from New York State University and an M.S. from Union College in Schenectady. Later she relocated to Atlanta where she entered the field of Real Estate. She has lived in Atlanta for over 30 years. During that time she has been a member of the Junior League of the Atlanta Symphony, has been involved with the matrons of Tallah Falls School (A Georgian school for less privileged children), has been a volunteer at St. Joseph’s Hospital, and has been a volunteer for the American Cancer Society. She has been instrumental in organizing a Charismatic Prayer group and the legion of Mary in her parish. Karen is a Eucharistic Minister and a Lady Commander of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. She is very involved in the healing ministry and has been a regional representative of the Franciscan Foundation for the Holy Land since 1995. She has been a Board Member since 2002.
Mr. Joseph C. Donnelly:
A native New Yorker, inspired since his youth by St. Francis of Assisi, Mr. Donnelly has been active in support of the peoples of the Holy Land and the search for a lasting peace based on equal justice for the last 15 years, seven of which he lived in Jerusalem. He has served with and advised all the major Catholic organizations, both national and international. He has been active with various ecumenical and secular organizations, as well as at the United Nations as a nongovernmental organizations representative. Based on the closest possible encounters with the local Church and the native peoples in Israel and the Palestinian lands he was instrumental in developing the Living Stones Pilgrimage programs for American Christians visiting the Holy Land. Joseph is a Knight of the Holy Sepulchre and has spoken to diverse audiences throughout the USA and Europe. Today he is both the International Delegate to the United Nations-New York for Caritas Internationalis and the North American Director of the Foundation for the Children of Bethlehem. He has also been a Board Member since 2002.
Mr. Steven Michael Ramirez
Steve is a 1973 graduate of the University of California at Berkeley. He went on to attend gradate school at the University of California at Davis and language school (Spanish) at the Department of Defense Language Institute at the Presidio of Monterey. Steve has held a variety of management positions within California State government from 1975 through 1982.
He has held management positions of Manager of Public, Regulatory and Human Affairs with the Southern California Gas Company in Los Angeles. Steve and his wife Carmen have been franchisees of McDonald's Corporation since 1988. They have owned and operated McDonald's franchises in Sacramento, California, in Acapulco and Tijuana, Mexico and currently own six franchises in San Diego. They reside in Coronado.
He is also a current member of the following Board of Trustees:
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Hospital Infantil de las Californias, (Tijuana, Mexico)
Ronald McDonald House of San Diego
Mrs. Susan Stanzel
Susan is a 5th generation Texan, co-founder of the Cardinal Mindszenty Foundation of Texas whose purpose is to provide reliable information on the secular attacks on faith and family values, uphold the authentic teaching of the Catholic Church and expose persecutions and abuses of human rights around the globe through annual conferences featuring national and international speakers. For over forty years she has served on over 100 charitable, cultural and educational boards in California, Morocco, Spain, South Carolina, and Texas. Since 1994 she has served as Regional Representative of the Franciscan Foundation for the Holy Land and chaired two benefit dinners for the Foundation. She is also a Lady Grand Cross of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. Mrs. Stanzel has been a Board Member since 2002.
Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki
Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Chicago in 1978. After ordination, he studied law at DePaul University and was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1981.
Father Paprocki was appointed Chancellor in March, 1992 under Cardinal Bernardin where he is still retained by Cardinal George. Pope John Paul II appointed him to serve as Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago in 2003. Bishop Paprocki also serves as the Cardinal’s Liaison for Health and Hospital Affairs in the Archdiocese of Chicago and as Vice-President of the Illinois Catholic Health Association. He is Adjunct Professor of Law at Loyola University Chicago and Chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Canonical Affairs and Church Governance. In January 2008, Bishop Paprocki was elected Vice-Chairman of the John Paul II Foundation in Rome.
Bishop Paprocki's hobbies are reading, running and playing hockey
Joseph s. Paresi
Joseph Paresi is currently the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer as well as
founder of IDSS Holdings, Inc. in Armonk, New York. IDDS is comprised of two divisions
that include Government Services
which offer solutions and services for the Defense and Intelligence Community,
and Security Solutions which focuses
on Explosive Detection Systems, Personnel Screening and Information Management. Mr. Paresi is the Principle of TASK
Consulting, Inc. which supports the development of outside business in
high-technology areas. He has
served on the Board of Director’s at Rand Worldwide, Inc., QRS Technologies,
Inc., Annis Tech, Inc., International Association of Airport Executives, Potomac
Institute for Policy Studies and AMP Electric Vehicles.
He attended Manhattan College where he
received his Master of Electrical Engineering Degree. In 1988 he attended
Defense Systems Management College, and 1991
graduated from Pace University-Lubin School of Business where he received his
MBA/APC Finance Degree. Mr. Paresi
resides with his wife and family in Armonk, New York.
Bishop Frank Dewane
Bishop Dewane was born in 1950, of devout Irish-Catholics. He attended the University of Wisconsin where he earned a B.S. in Social Sciences. He then earned a M.A. in International Administration from The American University. After graduation, Bishop Dewane worked for NBC and PepsiCo.
Bishop Dewane began his studies for the priesthood at Notre Dame University, completing his studies at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. In 1988, Bishop Dewane was ordained and appointed to the Diocese of Green Bay as an assistant pastor. He also worked for the diocesan Tribunal.
In 1991 Bishop Dewane became a delegate for the Vatican as a member of the Permanent Observer Mission to the United Nations. Bishop Dewane currently serves on the U. S. Catholic Conference of Bishops. On July 25, 2006 Bishop Frank J. Dewane was installed as bishop of the Diocese of Venice in Florida.
Timothy Cardinal Dolan
Archbishop Dolan was ordained to the priesthood in 1976 and served as associate pastor in Richmond Heights, MO. until 1979 when he began graduate studies in American Church History at the Catholic University of America.
On his return to St. Louis, he served in parish ministry from 1983-87, during which time he was also liaison for the late Archbishop John L. May. In 1987 Archbishop Dolan was appointed to a five-year term as secretary to the Apostolic Nunciature in Washington, D.C. When he returned to St. Louis in 1992, he was appointed vice rector of Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, serving also as director of Spiritual Formation and professor of Church History.
On June 19, 2001 Fr. Dolan was named the Auxiliary Bishop of St. Louis by Pope John Paul II. He was named Archbishop of Milwaukee by His Holiness in June, 2002 and installed as Milwaukee's 10th archbishop in August where he served until he was appointed Archbishop of New York by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI in February, 2009.
Eugene J. Alfonsi
Eugene J. Alfonsi has an extensive business background spanning a forty year career. Mr. Alfonsi has served as an executive and also principle in the distribution, real estate development and health care industries. He has also served as a director/trustee/member on several non-profit and private sector boards including several Catholic organizations.
Mr. Alfonsi is currently president and co-owner of Braxton Health Care and Rehabilitation Center. He and his wife, Judith, reside in Dublin, OH and are the parents of 5 grown children.
Mrs. Karen M. Hurley
In June 2006 Karen became the first woman from the US to serve as President General of the World Union of Catholic Women’s Organizations (WUCWO). It has a membership of almost 100 organizations, representing millions of Catholic women of every walk of life in 66 countries.
Karen has been actively involved in the National Council of Catholic Women (NCCW) for many years on the parish, deanery, diocesan and national level. She serves on the Governing Board of the World Conference of Religions for Peace (WCRP).\ and Member of the Holy See Delegation to the United Nations 55th Commission on the Status of Women in 2011.
His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI granted Karen the Pontifical Honor of Dame of the Equestrian Order of Pope Saint Sylvester for service to the Church in the Diocese of Harrisburg. The Catholic Daughters of the Americas honored Karen as Catholic Woman of the Year 2008.
For the past twenty years, Karen has served as Pastoral Associate of Saint Margaret Mary Parish in Harrisburg, PA. She and her husband, Terry, reside in Harrisburg.
Richard F. Toussaint
Dr. Toussaint was born in Ames, IA, but grew up in Texas graduating with a B.S. Magna Cum Laude from Baylor University in 1979. He earned his Doctor of Medicine from Southwestern Medical School in Dallas in 1983.
Dr. Toussaint is an Anesthesiologist and on the Board of several hospitals in the Dallas area. He is a member of American Society of Anesthesiology, Texas Medical Association, Dallas County Medical Society and Texas Society Anesthesiology. He resides in Dallas with his wife, Adelle, and their two teenage children.