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, A.F. Schultz Company
  • Ann Carlin, Erie Insurance Company
  • Ed Curtin, president of Mercyhurst Preparatory School
  • Father Michael Ferrick, pastor of St. Peter Cathedral, Erie
  • Damon Finazzo, president of the Erie Catholic School System
  • James Gallagher, superintendent of Catholic schools for the Diocese of Erie
  • Julia Herzing, Knox Law Firm
  • Father Scott Jabo, president of Cathedral Prep and Villa Maria Academy
  • Father John Malthaner, pastor of St. Luke Catholic Church, Erie
  • Nicole Reitzell, Erie Downtown Development Corp.
  • Stephen Rinn, HBKS Wealth Advisors
  • Bridget Shames, Glowacki Management Co.
  • Jerome Wegley, Knox Law Firm
  • Janice Whiteman, Gannon University School of Education