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Rev. Steve Angi

Father Steve Angi was ordained in 1985. He was an associate pastor at St. Peter in Chains Parish in Hamilton, Ohio and hospital chaplain at Fort Hamilton Hughes Hospital from 1985-1988. From 1988-1993, Fr. Angi was associate pastor at Ascension Parish in Kettering, Ohio and pursued studies in mental health counseling from Wright State University. From 1993-1994, he was a resident intern and Director of Pastoral Ministry at Covenant House, New Orleans and received his M.S. in Mental Health Counseling in 1994. From 1994-2000, he joined the faculty of Seton High School in Cincinnati as a guidance counselor and was sacramental priest at St. Agnes Parish in Cincinnati. From 2000-2002, Fr. Angi served as a missionary in China with the United States Catholic China Bureau. From 2002-2008, he served as pastor at Holy Family Parish in Cincinnati, Ohio while attending the summer program in canon law studies at the Catholic University of America and received his J.C.L. in Canon Law in 2009. After returning to Cincinnati from a year at Catholic University, he joined the Archdiocesan Tribunal as adjutant judicial vicar and judge, ministered to inmates at the Hamilton County Justice Center and served as a Cincinnati Police Chaplain. In 2011, Fr. Angi was appointed Chancellor, Director of the Department of Executive Services and Pastor of St. Louis Parish in Cincinnati. He was named Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati in 2012 and continues to serve as a Cincinnati Police Chaplain.

Fr. Angi is an ex officio member of the Presbyteral Council and College of Consultors, a member of the Archdiocesan Finance Council, and serves in an ex officio capacity with the Archdiocesan Child Protection Review Board. Fr. Angi is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Ohio and is a member of the American Counseling Association and the American Psychological Association.

Fr. Angie will speak on Canon Law issues on Tuesday.

Dr. Stuart Bassman

Dr. Bassman has been a licensed psychologist in Ohio and Kentucky for more than thirty years. He is a published author and had been an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Cincinnati for nine years and then Xavier University for four years. He has been the director of the A.W.A.R.E. Program from its inception in 1990. This is a program designed to treat individuals and families struggling with the trauma of sexual abuse and sexual addiction.  Dr. Bassman will address the Victim Assistance Coordinators on Tuesday at the 2015 NSec/Vac Conference.

Bishop Joseph R. Binzer

Bishop Binzer earned a J.C.L. degree from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. in 1999. After returning to Cincinnati, he was resident associate at St. Bartholomew Parish in Finneytown, served on the archdiocesan Tribunal, and was master of ceremonies for Archbishop Pilarczyk from 2000-2003 before becoming Chancellor, Director of the Department of Executive Services, and Pastor of St. Louis Parish in Cincinnati. He was named Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati in June 2007 and was ordained as bishop in 2011.

Bishop Binzer is a member of the Athenaeum of Ohio’s board of trustees, of the archdiocesan College of Consultors, of the archdiocesan Finance Council, and served in an ex-officio capacity with the archdiocesan Child Protection Review Board. He is a member of the USCCB Committee for the Protection of Children and Youth.

Bishop Edward Burns

On January 1, 2008 Bishop Burns assumed the responsibilities as Executive Director of the Secretariat for Clergy, Consecrated Life & Vocations in response to the re-organization of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Bishop Burns has worked with the National Conference of Diocesan Vocation Director (NCDVD), the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA), National Religious Vocation Council (NRVC), National Coalition of Church Vocations (NCCV), the Mid-West Association of Theological Schools (MATS), the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and a former member of the National Association of Church Personnel Administrators (NACPA), the National Association of Diaconate Directors (NADD) and the National Organization for the Continuing Education of Roman Catholic Clergy (NOCERCC).

On January 12, 2009, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Bishop Burns to be the fifth Bishop of Juneau, Alaska. He was ordained as a Bishop at Saint Paul’s Cathedral in Pittsburgh on March 3, 2009, and took possession of the Diocese of Juneau at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church on April 2, 2009.  He currently serves as chair of the USCCB Committee for the Protection of Children and Young People.

Dr. Francesco Cesareo, Ph.D.

Dr. Cesareo is president of Assumption College, Worcester, Massachusetts. He holds a doctorate in Late Medieval/Early Modern European History from Fordham University. He also was a Fulbright Scholar and studied at the University of Rome and Gregorian University in Rome. He has been president of Assumption College since 2007, and has held both faculty and administrative positions at several Catholic colleges and universities, including Duquesne University, Pittsburgh; John Carroll University, Cleveland; Albertus Magnus College, New Haven, Connecticut; and St. John’s University, Jamaica, New York. He serves on several boards including the Board of Visitors of Worcester Academy and the New England Center for Children.(appointed 2012) He currently serves as Chair of the National Review Board.

Mary Jane Doerr, MA

Mary Jane Doerr holds a BA in Behavioral Sciences from Nazareth College, Kalamazoo and a MA in Educational Leadership from Western Michigan University. She has more than 20 years’ experience as an educator in the following roles: as a classroom teacher, an elementary school principal and a college instructor. She joined the Diocese of Kalamazoo in 1994 where she worked in stewardship and development. In 2003 she was appointed the Safe Environment Coordinator for the diocese and in 2006 was promoted to the Director of the Safe Environment Office overseeing all compliance issues related to the implementation of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. She assumed the role of Associate Director in the Secretariat of Child and Youth Protection in July 2008.

Robert Farley, M.S.

Robert Hugh Farley is a retired commanding officer of the Cook County Sheriff’s Police, Child Exploitation Unit in Chicago, IL. As a highly decorated Detective, Unit Supervisor and Deputy U.S. Marshal he has had over 28 years experience investigating and supervising all aspects of child abuse crimes from sexual abuse to child homicide.

In 2007 Robert supervised the internal investigation, following sexual abuse allegations, at Oprah Winfrey’s School for Girls in South Africa. In 2011, Robert became the first police officer to conduct a child sexual abuse training seminar for the clergy in the Vatican – Rome.

As an internationally recognized expert, consultant, author and instructor in child abuse investigation techniques, Robert has conducted thousands of child abuse investigation training seminars for the U.S. Department of Justice in all 50 of the United States and in 23 different countries for INTERPOL.

David Finkelhoor

Researcher in the field of child abuse

Tim Hogan, PsyD, CIRT, LP

Dr. Timothy F. Hogan is a Catholic clinical psychologist, the director of behavioral health at Covenant Community Care in Detroit, Michigan. He is a licensed psychologist in the state of Michigan. Dr. Hogan holds a Psy. D. in Clinical Psychology from Fuller Graduate School, Pasadena, CA and is a member of the Michigan Psychological Association, the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, and the Institute for Imago Relationship Therapy. He is a teacher, author, and engaging and informative speaker, as well as a sought-after trainer in his field. Dr. Hogan served as the consultant for the revision of the RCL Benziger Family Life program. He is sponsored by RCL Benziger.

Carrie K. Huff

Carrie Huff is an attorney based in Chicago who works with multiple dioceses and religious communities as they deal with sexual abuse cases. Carrie Huff has an understanding of both church and law. She assists dioceses and religious communities to respond pastorally within the legal system. Carrie Huff will speak to the victim assistance coordinators on Tuesday.

Msgr. Ronny E. Jenkins, S.T.L., J.C.D.

Msgr. Jenkins has been appointed the National Coordinator for Pope Francis’ visit to the United Stated in September. He will not be able to attend our conference because of these added responsibilities. Fr. Steve J. Angi will speak in his place at our conference

Sandy Keiser

Sandy Keiser resides with her husband in Cincinnati.  From 2011 to 2014 Sandy served as the Coordinator for Ministry to Survivors of Abuse for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.  Her past experience includes work for Catholic Charities of Southwestern Ohio and serving on various boards and committees.  She has published works including family, parenting, adoption and trauma. Sandy is the facilitator for the Tuesday track for Victim Assistance Coordinators at the 2015 Conference.

Deacon Bernie Nojadera, MSW, MA

Deacon Bernie Nojadera, executive director, served as Director of the Office for the Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults with the Diocese of San Jose, California, from 2002-2011. He has a bachelor of arts degree from St. Joseph College, Mountain View, California, in 1984; a master of social work degree specializing in health and mental health services from San Jose State University in 1991; and a master of arts in theology from St. Patrick’s Seminary and University, Menlo Park, California, in 2002. He has been a member of the Diocese of San Jose Safe Environment Task Force, involved with the San Jose Police Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the County of Santa Clara Interfaith Clergy Task Force on the Prevention of Elder Abuse, and the County of Santa Clara Task Force on Suicide Prevention. He has worked as a clinical social worker for Santa Clara County Mental Health (1991-2000) and is a military veteran. He is married and has two children. He currently serves as Executive Director of the Secretariat of Child and Youth Protection.

Rev. Robert W. Oliver

Father Oliver is a priest of the Archdiocese of Boston currently appointed as the Secretary of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors in Rome.

Shannon Sayles

Shannon Sayles is a Senior Consultant with Healthcare Performance Improvement (HPI). HPI is a consulting firm that specializes in improving human performance in complex systems using evidence-based methods derived from high-risk industries. She led the implementation of the safety and performance excellence culture at Senatara Healthcare, an integrated delivery system in southeastern Virginia. In this role she collaborated with and provided guidance to system and operational leaders in implementing behavior-based approaches for error prevention state of the art event analysis and other safety strategies such as crew resource management. Among others her efforts received the 2007 VIPC&S Patient Safety Award. She has over 30 years of leadership experience in healthcare, including over 15 years in performance improvement in both hospitals and health plans. In addition to a clinical masters degree, she has completed a master’s degree in organizational development. Her thesis on sustaining improvement in patient safety was recognized for excellence by the Fielding University. Shannon will help us apply the principles of a highly reliable culture to safe environments in our churches and institutions.

Tom Sparough, M.A.

Tom Sparough is a speaker, retreat facilitator, catechist, author, storyteller, performer and instructor.  He earned a M.A. in psychology from the University of Cincinnati and a B.A. in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  He is the co-founder of Creative Retreats and recipient of the 2014 Salesian Guild Distinguished Catholic Communicator of the Year. His publications include “The Embodied Rosary”, a method of praying the rosary using gestures.  Tom Sparough will address the Victim Assistance Coordinators on Tuesday at the 2015 NSec/Vac Conference.