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Our Board

  • Joan Rosenhauer


    Joan Rosenhauer joined Catholic Relief Services in April 2009 as their Executive Vice President for US Operations. She is responsible for leading the agency’s mission to help Catholics in the United States put their faith into action and answer the Gospel’s call to live as one human family. Prior to joining CRS, Joan spent 16 years with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, where she most recently served as associate director of the Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development. Joan has a bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of Iowa and a master’s degree in public policy management from the University of Maryland. She has been awarded honorary doctorates from Dominican College and St. Ambrose University.

  • The Most Reverend Richard Pates, STL

    Episcopal Liaison

    On April 10, 2008, Bishop Richard E. Pates was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI to be the ninth bishop for the Diocese of Des Moines. He is the third consecutive Twin Cities auxiliary bishop to be given the appointment. He has previously served as the chairman of the Committee on International Justice and Peace of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

  • Scott Hurd


    Scott Hurd is the Senior Director for Leadership Formation with Catholic Charities USA, has more than twenty years’ experience in professional ministry, and has earned degrees from the University of Richmond and Oxford University. He is the author of four books including Forgiveness: A Catholic Approach and When Faith Feels Fragile: Help for the Wary, Weak, and Wandering.

  • Sr. Patricia Talone, RSM, Ph.D.


    Sr Patricia Talone is vice president emerita for mission services of the Catholic Health Association, after serving their for 15 years. She has published widely and is an accomplished moral theologian and ethicist. She is a Sister of Mercy of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Community.

  • Glenn M. Willard


    Glenn Willard is Of Counsel for Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP, where he has been for over 11 years. He helps candidates for public office, political committees, corporations and nonprofit organizations participate in federal and state elections under complicated and varied campaign finance regulations, while guiding organizations through the many public ethics and lobbying regulations at the federal and state level as they seek to influence public policy. 

  • Dr. Stephen Colecchi, D.Min.

    Ex Officio

    Stephen Colecchi is the director of the Office of International Justice and Peace of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Chairman of Catholic Climate Covenant's Steering Committee. He works on various international issues and coordinates the office's work with Catholic Relief Services, the Church, and other international bodies. Colecchi has previously served as special assistant to the bishop and diocesan director of Catholic Charities, Catholic Relief Services, and the Campaign for Human Development in the Catholic Diocese of Richmond. He has directed or chaired numerous charitable arms of the Catholic Church, received awards for his work in social justice, and is the author of many articles on faith, social justice, and political responsibility. Colecchi holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from St. Mary's Seminary and University, a master's in Religion from Yale University. and a B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross.

  • Daniel Misleh

    Ex Officio

    Dan Misleh is the founding Executive Director of Catholic Climate Covenant, which he started in 2006 with the help and support of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Since 1982, Dan has been involved in the social mission of the Church beginning with two years in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Alaska. He worked for eleven years at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops as a policy advisor and as the Director of Diocesan Relations for the Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development.  Dan graduated with a degree in business management from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio and holds a masters degree in theology from the Franciscan School of Theology in Berkeley, California.