Baltimore, MD (June 6, 2018) – The Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC), the largest lay Catholic full-time volunteer program in the world, elected the following officers at its board meeting in New York City on May 21, 2018. The Executive Committee had previously voted to approve a new slate of Committee Chairs. All appointments were made effective at the end of the board meeting.
Chair: Joan Hogan Gillman, Jesuit educated; Independent Director, multiple corporate boards; former EVP, TimeWarner Cable & former Trustee, College of the Holy Cross
Vice Chair: Rev. Fred Kammer, S.J.; Director, Jesuit Social Research Institute
Treasurer: Rev. Michael McFarland, S.J.; Treasurer, USA Northeast Province of the Jesuits
Secretary: John Carron, former Jesuit Volunteer and Jesuit educated; Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
Finance: Paul Kirwin (interim until Sept. 2018), former Jesuit Volunteer; President & CEO, Northcott Hospitality, and Rev. Michael McFarland, S.J. (effective Sept. 2018), see above
Audit: Mary Berner, parent of a former Jesuit Volunteer and Jesuit educated; President
& CEO, Cumulus Media
Program: Abe Grindle, former Jesuit Volunteer and Jesuit educated; Director, Investment & Learning, Co-Impact
Development: Rev. Vin DeCola, S.J.; Assistant Dean, Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University (Lincoln Center)
Governance: Jack McLean, Asst. Vice President of Student Development, Loyola University, Chicago
Nominations: AnnMaura Connolly, former Jesuit Volunteer and Jesuit educated; Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer, City Year
In addition, the Board of Directors welcomes two new members, Rev. John Staudenmaier, S.J., former JVC Midwest board member, and Rev. Vin DeCola, S.J., former Executive Director of Jesuit Volunteers International. Both began their terms in February 2018. They join the above members, Marcos Gonzales, S.J., former Jesuit Volunteer, Lisa Grattan, outgoing Chair, and Mike Reddy, Interim President, in supporting the mission and governance of JVC. JVC is currently conducting an active Presidential search.
Officers and board members completing their terms of service this year include Rev. Gregory Goethals, S.J. and Suzanne Grimes in May and Lisa Grattan and Paul Kirwin in September.
The Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), lay organization that improves the lives of the poor and marginalized by engaging a committed corps of full- time, post-undergraduate volunteers, and placing them in non-profit direct service sites within the United States (36 cities) and abroad (6 countries). JVC placements include, but are not limited to, homeless shelters, schools, and legal and medical assistance organizations. For more than 60 years, JVC has been a pioneer in the service landscape, engaging passionate young people in vital service within poor communities and fostering their growth as leaders committed to faith in action. In 2009, all regions but one (JVC Northwest) merged into the single JVC national and international entity. JVC is headquartered in Baltimore, MD. To learn more about JVC and its mission, visit our website: jesuitvolunteers.org.