Our Leadership

Leadership Members

Andrew Bechman
Director of Adult Faith Formation and RCIA at a Pittsburgh area parish. Focus Group Coordinator for Addressing Clericalism. 

Samantha Calorie
Licensed United States Customs Broker. Focus Group Coordinator for Engaging and Empowering Youth and Young Adults. Current Religious Education Middle School Teacher. Former Diocesan Youth Council Member and LEAD Retreat Coordinator.

Denise Charron-Prochownik
Professor, School of Nursing and Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh. Focus Group Coordinator for Strengthening and Diversifying Clergy. Former Parish CCD teacher and current Parish Council member. Co-Coordinator of mission project with Queen of Apostles, Uganda.

John Costantino
Managing Consultant – IBM. Focus Group Coordinator for Supporting Abuse Victims/Survivors and Their Families. Former Stephen Minister.  

Betsy Cwenar
Research Project Coordinator-UPMC. Focus Group Coordinator for Strengthening and Diversifying Clergy. Parish Lay Eucharistic Minister and former Pastoral Council member.

Regina Gentile
Focus Group Coordinator for Addressing Clericalism. Lifelong, practicing Catholic who seeks to serve through ministry to her children, her community and her Church.

Greg Harbaugh
Attorney and founding Partner of Houston-Harbaugh law firm. Focus Group Coordinator for Lay Oversight of Diocesan Functions.

Kevin Hayes
President of the Hayes Design Group – Architects. Acting Chair of CCOC. Former Board Chair at Seton-La Salle High School. Current Board of Advisor member to the Crossroads Foundation. Co-founder of Social Justice Seekers and Pittsburgh Habitat for Humanity.

Jan Hayes
International Department Coordinator, The Webb Law Firm. Focus Group Coordinator for Financial Transparency. Pastoral Council Member. Parish Money Counter. Former Executive Director of The Crossroads Foundation and former Board Member of Habitat for Humanity.

Gretchen Jezerc
Sr. VP of Marketing, First Insight, Inc. Focus Group Coordinator for Pathways to Lay Leadership. Parish choir member, lector, and On Mission committee member. Board Vice-Chair, Vincentian Collaborative Systems. Social Concerns Chair, Notre Dame Club of Pittsburgh. Co-founder, Social Justice Seekers North.

Don Kretschmann
Owner of Kretschmann Family Organic Farm. Focus Group Coordinator for Pathways to Lay Leadership. Past Pastoral Council Member. Board Member, Ananias Mission. Member North Hispanic and Refugee Outreach Group.

Jim McCarville
Vice President (Lay Member) Association of Pittsburgh Priests. Focus Group Coordinator for Pathways to Lay Leadership. Instructor and Discussion Leader Osher Life-Long Learning Programs, University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University.

Marlene Verona Milik
Librarian of Epiphany Academy of Formative Spirituality. Owner of Hallmark Store. Focus Group Coordinator for Addressing Clericalism. Treasurer Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network. Parish Lector. Co-founder of Social Justice Seekers.

Paula Nettleship
Artist/Owner of designs2c. Focus Group Coordinator for Addressing Clericalism. Parish Lector and Nursing Home Eucharistic Minister Coordinator. Lay Spiritan Friend.

John Pillar
Attorney in private practice.  Focus Group Coordinator for Financial Transparency.