The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania
June 23-25, 2010

A Blueprint for Responsibility:
Responding to Crises with Collaborative Solutions

Speakers and Panelists

John Allen

Mr. John L. Allen, Jr.


John Allen is senior correspondent for National Catholic Reporter, establishing the Rome bureau in 2000, covering stories on Rome's response to the American sexual abuse crisis, the Vatican's opposition to the U.S.-led war in Iraq, the death of John Paul II and the election of Benedict XVI, and a wide variety of other important Vatican events. He also established an office in New York, allowing him to cover closely the Church in America as well. He is the author of five books on the Catholic Church, including All the Pope's Men, The Rise of Benedict XVI, and Opus Dei, and serves as senior Vatican analyst for CNN and NPR. His work has been published in The New York Times, The Tablet, Jesus, Second Opinion, The Nation, The Miami Herald, Die Furche, and The Irish Examiner.

Geoff Boisi

Mr. Geoffrey T. Boisi*


Geoffrey T. Boisi, founding chair of the Leadership Roundtable, is chairman and chief executive officer of Roundtable Investment Partners LLC, a private investment firm with interests in various private equity, money management, real estate and corporate advisory organizations including Carleon Capital Partners LLC, a leading wealth management firm. In May 2002, Mr. Boisi retired as vice chairman of JPMorgan Chase, where he served as co-CEO of JPMorgan, the firm’s investment bank, and a member of JPMorgan Chase’s executive and management committees. He held numerous positions during his 22 years at Goldman Sachs, and he is co-founder of MENTOR/National Mentoring Partnership. He serves on boards at the Wharton School, Boston College, Carnegie Corporation, the Brookings Institution, and Saint Thomas More Catholic Center at Yale.

Frank Butler

Dr. Francis J. Butler*

Frank Butler, has advised some of the largest private foundations in the United States on charitable, religious and educational trends. He is considered an experienced, informed, and impartial observer of important financial and managerial challenges in the not for profit and religious worlds. Dr. Butler is quoted frequently by national and international news media, including the New York Times, Today, and CNN, and often speaks publically about philanthropy and religion. He is a founding board member of the National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management and Support Our Aging Religious and serves on the board of the University of San Francisco. Among several honors, Dr. Butler is the recipient of the Cardinal Cushing Medal for the Advancement of Church Related Research.

Richard Burke

Mr. Richard J. Burke#

Richard J. Burke is president and senior executive consultant for Catholic School Management, Inc. The firm has provided direct consultative guidance, publications and training programs for parochial, private and diocesan Catholic elementary and secondary schools and parishes since 1973. Mr. Burke has served on the Adjunct Faculty of the Graduate School of Education at Boston College, teaching, “Budget and Financial Planning in Private Schools” in the Catholic School Leadership Program. He has also taught at Thomas More College in Covington, Kentucky, and has served as both a lecturer and instructor for the Institute for Catholic Educational Leadership (ICEL) at the University of San Francisco.

Bishop Cupich

Most Rev. Blase J. Cupich


Blase Cupich is bishop of Rapid City, South Dakota, a post he has held since 1998. He is chair of the USCCB Committee on Protection of Children and Young People and serves on the board of governors for Catholic Extension Society. He is the author of several books and articles, and he is a contributor to America magazine. His latest article deals with the lessons the bishops learned from the sex abuse crisis in the US.

Jack Connors

Mr. Jack Connors, Jr.


Jack Connors, Jr. is Chairman of Partners HealthCare and a member of the Harvard Medical School Board of Fellows. He co-founded and is Chairman Emeritus of Hill/Holliday advertising in Boston. It was through his generosity that the Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital was established.

Jim Dubik

Lt. Gen. James M. Dubik (Ret).*


Jim Dubik joined the staff of the National Leadership Roundtable after relinquishing command of the Multinational Security Transition Command-Iraq and the NATO Training Mission-Iraq on 3 July 2008.  He taught Philosophy at the US Military Academy, West Point, and Military Arts and Science at the US Army School of Advanced Military Studies, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.  He is a Senior Fellow at both the Institute for the Study of War and the Institute for Land Warfare.  He has published over 60 essays in a variety of publications. 

Dr Geno Fernandez

Dr. Geno Fernandez*

Geno Fernandez is principal at McKinsey & Co.

Dr Chuck Geschke

Dr. Charles M. Geschke*


Chuck Geschke co-founded Adobe in 1982, driving technology innovations that forever transformed how people create, process and engage with information. A respected and inspiring industry leader, Geschke was instrumental in developing some of the software industry’s most pioneering technologies. Through his vision and passion, Geschke helped build Adobe from a start up into one of the world’s largest software companies. In 2000, Geschke retired from his position as Adobe president. Today, he is co-chairman of Adobe’s board of directors and continue to shape direction for the nearly $3 billion company.

Patrick Grace

Mr. Patrick Grace#


Patrick Grace is co-founder of Apollo Philanthropy Partners, whose mission is to strengthen the capacity of philanthropists and the broader philanthropic sector to respond to this call.

Ken Hackett

Mr. Ken Hackett^


Ken Hackett is president of Catholic Relief Services (CRS), one of the world's most effective and efficient relief and development agencies. He oversees operations in more than 100 countries, with a global staff of nearly 5,000. He has served CRS in posts throughout Africa and Asia, as well as in a variety of positions at CRS headquarters. During his tenure, CRS has embarked on a concerted effort to engage the U.S. Catholic community in its work around the world. In addition, lay people were appointed for the first time to the CRS Board of Directors. In 2004, he was named a Knight Commander of the Papal Order of Saint Gregory the Great, one of the highest Papal honors. He has served as North America President of Caritas Internationalis, the confederation of humanitarian agencies of the global Catholic Church.

John Kaneb

Mr. John A. Kaneb


John A. Kaneb is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of HP Hood Company, as well as a partner of the Boston Red Sox and President of The Catamount Companies. He has served on boards for Massachusetts General Hospital, McClean Hospital, the Archdiocese of Boston, Notre Dame, Harvard University, and the Knights of Malta.

Teresa Kettelkamp

Ms. Teresa M. Kettelkamp


Teresa M. Kettelkamp is the Executive Director of the Secretariat of Child and Youth Protection. She retired from Illinois State Police after a 29 year career in which she was the first female to attain the rank of Colonel. Kettelkamp began her law enforcement career investigating white collar and public corruption cases. During her career, she was also responsible for the functional supervision of specially trained agents who conducted statewide investigations involving missing and/or sexually exploited children. Upon her retirement, Kettelkamp headed the ISP's Division of Forensic Services. She retired from the ISP to work for The Gavin Group, Inc., conducting the first annual compliance audits of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. Kettelkamp is the mother of two children.

Diane Knight

Ms. Diane Knight


Diane Knight is Chair of the USCCB’s National Review Board, which offers its advice in cooperation with the Committee for the Protection of Children and Young People, especially with regard to policies and practices related to child and youth protection. It also reviews the work of the Office of Child and Youth Protection. She spent the first 20 years of her career in social work directly involved in child protection and related services for Milwaukee County. She currently serves on the Community Advisory Board, which, along with the Archdiocesan Review Board, advises the Milwaukee Archbishop on child and youth protection and victim outreach, and on the Milwaukee Area Review Board, which advises orders of Catholic religious men and brothers in the area of child and youth protection. She also served on the Code of Ethics Task Force of Catholic Charities USA.

Jim Martin

Rev. Jim Martin, SJ


Jim Martin is the culture editor for America magazine, and the author of several books, including My Life with the Saints and The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business in 1982, where he received a bachelor's degree in finance. On November 1, 2009, he pronounced his final vows as a Jesuit. His writing has been published in America, Commonweal, U.S. Catholic, The Tablet, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, The Philadelphia Inquirer and other national newspapers and websites, including, and The New York Times’ website. He has commented on religion and spirituality in the national and international media For his writings and various ministries, Father Martin has received Fordham University's Gaudium et Spes Award, the Ignatian Volunteer Corps’s Madonna della Strada Award, and the Loyola Institute of Spirituality’s Writers’ Award.

Kathleen McChesney

Dr. Kathleen McChesney*


Kathleen McChesney is CEO of Kinsale Management Consulting. Prior to that, she served as Executive Director of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Office for Child and Youth Protection. She served as Executive Assistant Director, Law Enforcement Services Division, of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which made her the number three official at the FBI, and the highest-ranking woman in the Bureau’s history. In January 1999, she was named Special Agent in Charge in the Chicago field office. In June 2001 she was appointed Assistant Director of the Training Division, Quantico, Virginia.

Bishop Melczek

Most Rev. Dale J. Melczek^


Dale Melczek is Bishop of Gary, Indiana, appointed by Pope John Paul II in 1992. From November 2002 to November 2005, Bishop Melczek served as Chairman of the Bishops’ Committee on the Laity. Bishop Melczek presently serves as a member of the Joint Committee of Roman Catholic and Orthodox Bishops.  He served as episcopal liaison to the National Association of Catholic Chaplains from 2002-2007. In 2002, Bishop Melczek began to address the sin of racism in Northwest Indiana as a major priority with his first Pastoral Letter, “The Many Faces of Our Church:  a Pastoral Letter on Cultural Diversity.”  Bishop Melczek co-chaired the Race Relations Council of Northwest Indiana from 2002-2007.

Alan Rappaport

Mr. Alan H. Rappaport#


Alan Rappaport is chair of GuideStar, and he is the vice chairman of Roundtable Investment Partners, a private investment group based in New York. Mr. Rappaport has served in a number of executive positions at Bank of America, including president of the Private Bank and president of New York. He serves on the boards of the American Museum of Natural History, the NYU Langone Medical Center, and as national co-chair of the Parents Committee for Duke University and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. In the past, he has been actively involved in a number of other philanthropic entities, including the Partnership for New York City, the New York City Investment Fund, MENTOR/National Mentoring Partnership, and Lawrence Hospital.


Paul Schervish

Dr. Paul Schervish


Paul G. Schervish is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center on Wealth and Philanthropy (CWP) at Boston College, and National Research Fellow at the Indiana University Center on Philanthropy, and to the John Templeton Foundation.  He has been selected five times to the NonProfit Times annual “Power and Influence Top 50,” a list which acknowledges the most effective leaders in the non-profit world. He is cofounder and faculty member of Legacy Associates’ Wealth Coach Network, a training forum for financial and fundraising professionals.

Bishop Seratelli

Most Rev. Arthur Serratelli


Arthur Serratelli is Bishop of Paterson, New Jersey. Bishop Serratelli has been active in giving retreats to priests and religious, diocesan convocations and lectures throughout the United States. As a member of the USCCB in Washington, he served as the former Chairman of the Committee on Doctrine, formerly on the Task Group on Liturgy with Children and the Committee for Women in the Church and Society.  


Mr. W. Brian Walsh#

Brian Walsh is co-founder of Faith Direct, considered the leading full service electronic giving program for churches nationwide, inspiring the conversion of thousands of envelope users to recurring automatic supporters.


*Serves as a trustee for the Leadership Roundtable
^Accepting the Leadership Roundtable's Best Practices Award on behalf of their organizations
#Leading a workshop




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