The Erie Catholic Board of Directors is responsible for overseeing the Catholic identity,
educational quality and operational vitality of the system of PK to grade 8 schools. Directors
approve the budget and help identify strategies for long-term sustainability and growth.

Board members are:

John Blakeslee

John Blakeslee, A.F. Schultz Company
Chairperson

Msgr Robert Brugger

Msgr. Robert Brugger, Diocese of Erie
Director

Ann Carlin

Ann Carlin, Erie Insurance Company
Chair, Facilities Committee

Ed Curtin

Ed Curtin, president of Mercyhurst Preparatory School
Director

Bill Edmondson

Bill Edmondson, Gannon University
Director

Father Michael Ferrick

Father Michael Ferrick, pastor of St. Peter Cathedral, Erie
Chair, Committee of Pastors

Damon Finazzo

Damon Finazzo, Erie Catholic School System
President

Jim Gallagher

James Gallagher, Diocese of Erie
Superintendent of Catholic Schools

Julia Herzing

Julia Herzing, Knox Law Firm
Director

Father Scott Jabo

Father Scott Jabo, vice rector, St. Mark Seminary, Erie
Secretary
Chair, Policy and Planning Committee

Father John Malthaner

Father John Malthaner, pastor of St. Luke Catholic Church, Erie
Chair, Mission Enhancement Committee

Nicole Reitzell

Nicole Reitzell, Erie Downtown Development Corp.
Chair, Advancement Committee

Steve Rinn

Stephen Rinn, HBKS Wealth Advisors
Treasurer

Jerome Wegley

Jerome Wegley, Knox Law Firm
Chair, Nominating Committee

Janice Whiteman

Janice Whiteman, Gannon University School of Education
Vice Chairperson