Board of Directors

Marlene Watkins
Foundress
Syracuse Diocese

The first North American Lourdes Volunteer, Marlene Watkins made her Commitment to the Hospitalité Notre-Dame de Lourdes in Piscine Service on April 11, 2006, and is now a Hospitalité Formation teacher. Marlene oversees our Association, leading...

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Frances Salaun
President
New York Archdiocese

Frances Salaun made her Commitment to the Hospitalité Notre-Dame de Lourdes in Piscine Service on October 19, 2011, and is now a Hospitalité Formation teacher. Since first accompanying Lourdes Volunteers as a pilgrimage volunteer in 2007, Fran’s service to...

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James Kernell
Treasurer
Kansas City Diocese

Joining the Board of Directors in 2015, Jim Kernell brings his legal experience and insight to the canonical and civil needs of the Association. Jim provides reporting and documentation of legal records for the Association in the Church and to...

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Nancy Pease
Secretary
Arlington Diocese

Nancy Pease is a leader of our Special Needs Pilgrimages, serving on the Board of Directors since 2017. She is also a stagiaire with the Hospitalité Notre-Dame de Lourdes in St. Jean de Baptiste service. A graduate of the U.S. Air Force...

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Erika Vincent
Executive Director
Syracuse Diocese

Erika Vincent manages the day-to-day operations of the Association’s Syracuse headquarters, providing accounting and contract oversight, coordinating internal and external communications and leading our dedicated office team. As Lourdes Volunteers’ first...

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Teresa Lewis
La Crosse Diocese
Board Member

Teresa Lewis made her Commitment to the Hospitalité Notre-Dame de Lourdes in the Service Notre-Dame on April 4, 2012, and has served on the Board of Directors since 2009. As our “Madame Accueil Notre-Dame,” she is responsible for our Accueil...

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Edwin & Charo Rojas
Miami Archdiocese
Board Member

Edwin and Charo Rojas have served on the Board of Directors since 2016 and are leaders of our Special Needs Pilgrimages. As Spanish-speaking Lourdes Virtual Pilgrimage Experience Guides, Edwin and Charo spread the Message of Lourdes across the...

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Majel Braden
San Antonio Archdiocese
Board Member

In honor of her husband’s decade of extraordinary leadership, Dr. Majel Braden accepted an honorary position to the Board of Directors in 2016, where she guides the growth and development of the Association and helps facilitate Special Needs...

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Honorary Leadership