Board of Directors

Marlene Watkins Foundress Syracuse Diocese

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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Barry Vaughn Chairman of the Board Syracuse Diocese

Barry Vaughn
Chairman of the Board
Syracuse Diocese

Barry Vaughn  |  Chairman of the Board  |  Syracuse Diocese Barry has a wide technology background, having been involved in numerous technology companies from start-up to mid-size to Fortune 10. His 30-year career includes leading technology companies, groups and...

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Frances SalaunPresident New York Archdiocese

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 KernellTreasurerKansas City Archdiocese

James Kernell
Treasurer
Kansas City Archdiocese

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 PeaseSecretary Arlington Diocese

Nancy Pease
Secretary
Arlington 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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Erika VincentExecutive Director Syracuse Diocese

Erika Vincent
Executive Director
Syracuse 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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Jim Barton Board Member Milwaukee Archdiocese

Jim Barton
Board Member
Milwaukee Archdiocese

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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Pam Barton Board Member Milwaukee Archdiocese

Pam Barton
Board Member
Milwaukee Archdiocese

Jim Barton  |  Board Member  |  Archdiocese of Milwaukee Jim is a retired U.S. Army Colonel and has devoted his life to leading and serving others. He holds an M.A. in Computer Resources and Information Management, a B.A. in Psychology and certificates in...

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Majel Braden Board Member San Antonio Archdiocese

Majel Braden
Board Member
San Antonio Archdiocese

Pam Barton  |  Board Member  | Archdiocese of Milwaukee Pam joined the board of directors in 2019. A volunteer member since 2009, she began her service as youth leader and catechist. She continues sharing the gospel message of Lourdes across the Midwest as Virtual...

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Barry Vaughn Chairman of the Board Syracuse Diocese

Tonja Kernell
Board Member
Kansas City Archdiocese

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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Teresa Lewis Board Member La Crosse Diocese

Teresa Lewis
Board Member
La Crosse Diocese

Tonja Lynde-Kernell  |  Board Member  | Kansas City Archdiocese An attendee of the very first Lourdes Virtual Pilgrimage Experience in 2004, Tonja joined her husband Jim on the Board of Directors in 2019. A former chemist, she is an active member of Curé of Ars Parish...

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Edwin & Charo Rojas Board Members Miami Archdiocese

Edwin & Charo Rojas
Board Members
Miami Archdiocese

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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Dr. Linda Satterlee Board Member Orlando Diocese

Dr. Linda Satterlee
Board Member
Orlando Diocese

Pam Barton  |  Board Member  | Archdiocese of Milwaukee Pam joined the board of directors in 2019. A volunteer member since 2009, she began her service as youth leader and catechist. She continues sharing the gospel message of Lourdes across the Midwest as Virtual...

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Dr. Belen Tan Board Member St. Augustine Diocese

Dr. Belen Tan
Board Member
St. Augustine Diocese

Dr. Linda Satterlee  |  Board Member  |  Diocese of Orlando Dr. Linda Satterlee joined the Board of Directors in 2019, after faithfully lending her medical expertise since 2004 in her role as Medical Director. Over her tenure, she has traveled to Lourdes on Special...

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Reverend Robert HydeSpiritual Director Syracuse Diocese

Reverend Robert Hyde
Spiritual Director
Syracuse Diocese

Dr. Belen Tan, MD  |  Board Member  |  Diocese of St Augustine Dr. Belen Tan joined the board of directors in 2019, after serving faithfully as a medical volunteer since 2017. In addition to her service on Special Needs Pilgrimages, she was instrumental in bringing...

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Honorary Leadership

Most Reverend James Moynihan Founding Bishop † 1932-2017

Most Reverend James Moynihan
Founding Bishop
† 1932-2017

As Bishop of the Syracuse Diocese, the Most Reverend James Moynihan, following a one-year canonical observation and prayerful discernment, issued a Letter of Praise on January 30, 2004, and erected Our Lady of Lourdes Hospitality North American Volunteers as a Public...

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David Braden Honorary Chairman of the Board † 1952-2016

David Braden
Honorary Chairman of the Board
† 1952-2016

David Braden served as Chairman of the Board for 10 years guiding the Association through the beginning years, leaving a legacy of holy leadership and setting the example of a holy transition from this world to the “other world” as promised by the Immaculate...

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Reverend Francis MeneiSpiritual Director Emeritus† 2019

Reverend Francis Menei
Spiritual Director Emeritus
† 2019

Upon his retirement in June, 2014, Father Menei dedicated his time to our Special Needs Pilgrimages, offering daily Mass for the Association. The former Director of the Prison System Chaplaincy for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and pastor of St. Richard’s Catholic...

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